Staff

Elizabeth Powers

Owner, All-Star Coach/Choreographer, Dance Instructor (Pre-School, Pom, Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Kick)

Elizabeth has over 30 years of Dance experience. She has performed on both State and National Championship high school and college teams. She took on the coordinating role for Athletic Entertainment her senior year of college while performing for two professional teams in the area.

For 10 years, Elizabeth was the coach and/or choreographer of the award-winning Pulaski dance team. She is a State and Nationally recognized pom and jazz-kick choreographer with her routines taking home 4 State Titles, 6 National Titles, and 3 Grand National Titles while at Pulaski. Her choreography has also been featured in numerous Packer Half-time Shows and the 2003 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

In 2004 Elizabeth was named the United Performing Association’s National Dance Coach of the Year and was nominated for Who’s Who of U.S. Dance Directors. She was then inducted into the U.P.A’s National coaching Hall of Fame in 2006.

Elizabeth is a State certified judge in pom, hip-hop, jazz, high kick, and novelty.

In addition to dance, Elizabeth has a B.S. in Biology, Natural Science, and Education. She was a high school science teacher for 3 years before having 3 beautiful children of her own.


Theresa Perenick

Owner, All-Star Coach/Choreographer, Dance Instructor (Pre-School, Pom, Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Kick)

Theresa’s love for performing began with gymnastics when she was very young. In middle school she added cheerleading and finally found her true passion in dance. She spent 4 years on a State and Nationally award-winning high school team and was selected as an American All-Star her senior year. She was then invited to perform in Vienna, Austria and danced in the pre-game show during Super Bowl XXIX in Miami, Florida.

Theresa continued studying dance through college taking classes and attending workshops in everything from ballet, tap, and jazz to modern and hip-hop. She found her true calling when she began working with competitive dance teams over 16 years ago. Theresa has coached and choreographed pom, jazz, and hip hop routines for 3 award-winning high school teams in the area. She is a State and Nationally decorated choreographer with her routines placing in the top 5 at the Local, State, and National level 19 times in the past six years.

In addition to coaching and choreographing, she has directed and performed on 3 professional dance teams. Theresa is an incredibly diverse dance coach with experience at the middle school, high school, and professional levels. Her gymnastics background gives her dance an explosive athletic style.

In addition to dance, Theresa has her B.S. in Psychology and Human Development with Masters Degrees in both School and Community Counseling.


Tanya Robinson

Tanya has been working with the Power Of Dance since 2008. She is an All-Star coach and choreographer, Head Classical Ballet Instructor, and Dance Instructor (Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Contemporary). Tanya started her dance journey at 2 years old and continued to train throughout the years in a variety of styles. She has been trained in style such as; Classical ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, tap, Hip hop, modern, musical theater, pom, and acro. Tanya performed for many years as an adolescent and as an adult in local and national ballet companies. She was also the captain of, and dancer on her high school dance team. In college, she continued to study dance as well as theater and musical theater. Tanya also performed with the Danceworks program while attending UWEC. Tanya loves choreographing for competitive dance and her routines have been recognized both locally and nationally. In 2015 her Lyrical routine for team Polaris made it to the finals round at the Worlds competition in Florida. In 2017 Tanya was recognized as the National Dance Coach of the year from the Dance Extreme USA organization. Tanya also choreographs for the Luxemburg-Casco High school musical theater department. She has enjoyed working with the high school students on a variety of musicals over the years. She has choreographed the following musicals: Guys and Dolls, The Baker’s Wife, Annie, Seussical the Musical, Anything Goes, King and I, The Lion King, and Hello Dolly. Tanya has always had a love for photography. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography from UWGB and a minor in theater arts. In addition to dance, Tanya is a talented seamstress, making and altering many of the all-star and studio costumes. She loves spending time with her family, boyfriend Steven, and her amazing daughter Ava.

 


Tracy Mozingo

Originally from North Carolina, Mr. Tracy Mozingo is the former Artistic Director and Founder of Palm Beach School of Dance & Explore Dance Theater. Prior to moving to Green Bay, he lived in Madrid, Spain working as a Ballet Master and choreographer. His vision is to bring a wealth of knowledge that continually sets the standard for the dance world. Mr. Mozingo graduated from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, trained at Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Houston Ballet on full scholarship. Some of his professional performances were with the Houston Ballet Company, Ballet Florida, and the Dance Master, Choreographer and Dancer for The Palm Beach Opera productions. He has particularly enjoyed performing principal works by: Vicente Nebrada, Peter Martins, Sean Lavery, Mauricio Wainrot, Danny Ezralow, Mark Godden, William Soleau, Norbert Vesak, Lar Lubovitch, Val Caniparoli, Twyla Tharp, Kenneth McMillan, Glen Tetley, Thierry Mandalain, Michael Smuim, John Butler, Lou Conte, Daniel Pelzig, Trey McIntyre, Jimmy Gaminet, George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Sir Frederick Ashton, Ben Stevensons, and Marie Hale, among others.

Mr. Mozingo’s teaching credits began with Palm Beach Ballet Center, Southern Dance Theatre, and Ballet Florida. A true highlight in his career was performing as a Guest Artist with Alvin Alley’s production of “The River” performing “Lake” in New York in 2002. Tracy also has had the opportunity to work for many other schools in South Florida such as: Dance Unlimited, Director Patti Contortisi, The Dance Academy of Stuart, Director Alicia Chodera, Guest choreographer and teacher for Artistic Dance Center, Director Elizabeth Nuevo and Susan Lyle’s Dance Studio. He also has worked in the Summer Program for his Alumni The University of North Carolina School of Arts. Mr. Mozingo has created numerous new works for his students, and instilled how important classical ballet, modern, jazz and contemporary movement as well as other art forms is to their dance training. 

It has been important to Mr. Mozingo to use his talent to raise awareness for many Festivals and PrivateFoundations. Tracy has been involved with raising awareness with charities such as; Gilda’sClub,” Dancing from the Heart” (2000-2003), “South Florida Dance for Life” (2004), Alzheimer’s Association, ”A Love Affair”(2001-2012).


Alex Stebane

Alex has been dancing since the age of 4 and doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon! Through the years she trained in tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theatre, contemporary, lyrical and pom.

Alex has been teaching at POD now since 2017 and has been loving it ever since. She has been choreographing for recreational classes and competitive solos and duets since 2014. One of her favorite dances she choreographed was a tap duet that she performed with her younger sister.

In addition to teaching at POD, Alex is working on her B.S. at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay majoring in Middle Childhood Education and minoring in English in hopes to become a middle school English teacher.  

 


Brianna Duff

Brianna grew up in the Milwaukee area before moving to Green Bay for college, where she attends UW Green Bay. She trained at Young Dance Academy in Oak Creek, WI, from the age of two until she was eighteen years old. She is trained in classical ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, pom and tap. She was a competitive All-Star Dancer from the age of twelve to eighteen, competing in solos, duets, and was on the Senior All-Star team at one of her local studios.

Outside of studio dancing, Brianna was also on her school’s dance team from 6th grade through 12th grade, leading them to be state champions multiple times. She was also a member of UW GreenBay‘s dance team from 2017-2019. As well as dance, she also took gymnastics and tumbling classes since she was fifteen months old at Midwest Twisters in Oak Creek, WI, and Elite Tumbling, in Brookfield, WI. Brianna also enjoys lifeguarding and teaching gymnastics and swim in the summer to children as young as two.

Brianna has won numerous awards for her dancing such as Rainbow’s National Dancer of the Year in 2014, as well as being an All-State soloist finalist in 2017. Brianna has also attended many clinics, conventions, and masterclasses over the years, such as master classes with Nick Young, a finalist from So You Think You Can Dance, Jake Landgrebe and Nathan Maas, two of Justin Bieber’s back up dancers and members of the dance crew Outsyderz, and Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Ellen DeGeneres DJ. She also attended UDA dance camp in 9th and 11th grade, as well as MA Dance camp in 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade. Brianna has taught recreation dance from age 13 in pom, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, tap, and ballet. She has currently been teaching at Power of Dance since 2017.


Maddie Adams

Maddie Adams grew up in Milwaukee, WI and began training at the age of three at Arabesque Dance Studio in West Allis, WI. Later she went on to train at Studio VIA School of Dance in Brookfield, WI and Barbs Centre for Dance in Green Bay, WI. Throughout her studio dancing career, Maddie was trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, hip-hop, and ballroom- where she holds a title with a winning Fox Trot piece. Aside from dancing, Maddie was also an All-Star Cheerleader and took many gymnastics and tumbling classes through Swiss Turners Gymnastics Academy in West Allis, WI.

In middle and high school, Maddie danced with the Wauwatosa Esprit Poms and Dance Team where she was a three-year team captain. Maddie competed, traveled, and toured through Badgerette PomPon Co. at various places including Los Angeles, New York City, and Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. She has attended various master classes and conventions and worked with several choreographers such as, Melanie Moore, Bobby Newberry, Michelle Maniscalco, Willdabeast, and Derek Mitchell.

Maddie trained and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where she received a BA in Dance in the spring of 2019. While attending UWSP, Maddie trained under the faculty of Joan Karlen, Michael Estanich, Jeannie Hill, and Pamela Luedtke. She choreographed and performed in various shows such as Afterimages 2015, 2016 and 2017, Danstage 2018 and 2019 and UWSP’s Fringe Festival in 2016 and 2018. In college, she trained in ballet, modern, jazz, musical theatre, and tap with several faculty and choreographers such as Nick Pupillo, Visceral Dance Company of Chicago, Gerald Avery, Katherine Kramer, Eddie Ocampo, Chris Kane, and Max Pollak.

Maddie is more than thrilled to be a part of the Power of Dance family and starting a new creative journey.


Kim MacGregor

Kim MacGregor is originally from the Milwaukee/Grafton area and moved to Green Bay in 2017, where she currently lives with her boyfriend and their dog. Kim graduated from UW La Crosse in 2015, with a BS in Public Health Community Health Education. She has a huge passion for all things health (healthy eating, exercise, mental health, women’s health, etc.) which led her to a career at Bellin, and now her current job at The Breast Cancer Family Foundation as their Community Educator and Special Event Coordinator.

Kim has 22 years of dance experience, including ballet, jazz, tap, and poms. She ran kids clinics with her high school team previously, as well as has great experience with children in general, having worked at the Boys and Girls Club, with the Down Syndrome Association of WI, and various nanny jobs.

When Kim isn’t working her job at BCFF or teaching ballet or Leaps Turns and Jumps at Power of Dance, she is either running, baking/cooking, or reading.

Kim loves to eat and students will oftentimes see her snacking between classes. She also loves black coffee, being around people, shopping, and her family


Nicole Zorn

Nicole started doing gymnastics when she was four-years-old. She later went into cheer through her high school before deciding to go to Green Bay Elite her senior year of high school. She also cheered for UW-Stevens Point during her first year of college.

Nicole started teaching at POD in 2017 and loves being able to see all the kids get new skills.

 

 

 

 

 


Sam Sulzman

Sam was a dancer at Power of Dance for 10 years. Now he is an acro coach here at Power of Dance. He went to Bay Port high school and now is enrolled at NWTC to pursue a career in the criminal justice field.

Outside of school and working at Power of Dance, he is also currently a manager at Schlotzsky’s. Sam has many hobbies such as playing soccer with friends, weightlifting, boating and customizing his Jeep.

He hopes to pass on his love and passion for dance to future dancers. 

 

 

 

 


Kennedy Nolle

Kennedy has been training at Power Of Dance since she was two and plans to continue dancing through college. She has trained with prestigious choreographers and dancers such as Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Sean Green. Kennedy has been trained in multiple styles including ballet, pom, hip hop, jazz, modern, kick, pointe, lyrical and contemporary. Kennedy has been on the USASF Worlds champion team at Power of Dance for 4 years as well as being a student helper. This is her first year coaching and is teaching pom and hip hop classes. She is also a competitive track athlete along with being a competitive dancer. Last year her dance team was named world champion in the senior small coed hip hop category at the USASF Dance Worlds. 

Outside of dance, she loves to play with her pets, spend time with friends and family, swim and spend time with children.  Kennedy has been working with children through babysitting to working and helping at the studio and through church. Kennedy truly gained a love for children from a young age. Her hope is to be a role model for young dancers and inspire kids to do what makes them happy.


Dawn Schirmacher

Assistant to the Directors, Front Desk