"They send forth their children as a flock; their little ones dance about"
- Job 21:11
Who We Are…
Conveniently located right off of HWY 43 in Saukville, we staff highly trained professionals in dance instruction. NLD is a place where students learn the art of dance in a positive and moral driven environment. Dance is a life-long experience that aids in guiding students to find their own passion for movement from within. Our goal is to guide dancers through a variety of disciplines in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Creative Movement, Hip Hop, Performance Company and Competition Team.
Where Does Our Name Come From?
Nine Ladies Dancing is from the popular Christmas song "The Twelve Days of Christmas.” According to a recent article published on the meaning of the song, Nine Ladies Dancing is symbolic to 9 life principles (Love, Joy, Peace, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control, and Patience.) These 9 fruits are the foundation of our teachings. Along with teaching the great discipline of dance, you can be rest assured that your children are in an environment that is morally and ethically safe. We focus on having clean music lyrics and modest costumes.
Miss Cari has been sharing her passion for dance and mentorship with students for under 20 years. She is the founder of Nine Ladies Dancing and “10 Lords A Leaping”, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
Caroline Seigworth started dance at a young age, taking classes at her studio and joining the Mukwonago Varsity Dance team in high school. She auditioned for the UWM dance department when she realized it was her life passion. She has had the opportunity to dance with Simone Ferro, Molly Shanahan (Mad Shak Dance Company), a re-staging of Trisha Brown’s Set and Reset, and intern twice with Deb Loewen (Wild Space Dance Company) and Dani Kuepper (Danceworks). She also worked as as one of the Student Undergraduate Research Fellows for "Mapping Migration of Gesture" with Maria Gillespie (Oni Dance Company). Their presentation at the UW-Milwaukee Research Symposium was one of the ten research presentations to win an award out of 400. She graduated in May of 2016 with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and a Somatic Minor. Post graduation she danced for Peter Stathas Dance Company.
She has choreographed for New Dancemakers, where it was selected to be shown at the American College Dance Association festival, and was accepted to be performed as part of the Milwaukee Fringe Festival. She also choreographed and performed for Danceworks show, "Get it Out There." She maintains a collaboration with Black Market Dance and Film, both in choreographing and dancing in the front of the camera for various dance films, music videos, and commercials.
Her teaching experience varies to many studios, styles, and ages. She has experience in teaching modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, stretching and conditioning, improvisation, and poms. She enjoys teaching both recreational and competitive dance. She loves teaching because of the connections she makes with students, many of them lasting past when she teaches them. She gets so much out of dance and loves helping others find that passion for themselves. She enjoys passing on the knowledge she learned from others before her, and helping dancers find their own artistic voice.
Malcolm Nieves is a choreographer/ street dancer, Youth minister and Praise Dance director of Walking In The Spirit Ministries in West Allis Wisconsin. Malcolm started off as a self taught Hiphop dancer in Kenosha Wisconsin, battling and choreographing different dances. He has traveled to multiple Places in the U.S. To train and learn the style of hip hop. Malcolm is a battle style dancer with the focus on Krump and contemporary Hiphop. His vision is to teach Christian choreography all over the world, inspire every individual to dance with the heart of David and share his love for God through dance.
Ashley Platow started dancing at the age of three, crafting her art at multiple studios throughouth the Milwaukee area. These studios gave a wide range of opportunities to learn and perform dance in exciting new ways including; preforming at Disney World, participating in conventions and workshops and traveling to LA to study at the Edge Performance Arts Center. She later went graduate from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater with a BBA in International Business with minors in French and Dance. During her time at Whitewater, she participated as a dancer and choreographer in the Dancescapes performances and American College Dance Association festivals.
Ashley has been teaching in the Milwaukee area since 2016. She has experience teaching both recreational and competitive classes in ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary. She crated and managed a performance company at a local dance studio and is currently on the Jazz Faculty with Milwaukee Ballet School and Academy. She hopes to inspire students to love dance as much as she does and to find a safe haven in dance.
Kristina Krueger was born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin. She was a gymnast in her early years
which lead her to journey on to dance in high school. She soon fell in love with dance studying many
styles such as ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and hip hop and eventually graduating with a dance degree from
UW-Milwaukee. She has been teaching mostly little children and some adult dance classes since 2012.
When she is not teaching or performing dance she can be found teaching preschool, singing at church,
or relaxing at home with her loving fiancé and dog.