• Dance Staff
  • Dance Department Staff Biogoraphies

    Artistic Director & Instructor
    Artistic Director & Instructor
    Dori Santarsiere
    (630) 783-6631
    Dori's professional performance career spanned more than 15 years, working with world renowned companies such as Ballet Austin, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and most recently the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She began her teaching career at Houston Ballet Academy as an apprentice teacher and has since taught at schools in California and Chicago.
    Power Dance & Dept. Coordinator/Instructor
    Power Dance & Dept. Coordinator/Instructor
    Leslie Smith
    (630) 783-6641
    Leslie began her dance career studying in New York under a former Radio City Hall Rockett. Leslie continued her dance career at Dorothy's Dance Unlimited in Schaumburg. Ms. Smith then began studying modern, lyrical, jazz, and tap at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. She moved to Utah to study ballet and modern dance exclusively at the University of Utah.