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, kick, and hip hop routines for 4 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.  Since founding POD, her Senior teams have been awarded Bids to attend the Dance Worlds.  In small, large, and Co-ed divisions, they have placed within the top 10 countless times including World titles in the Small Co-ed Hip Hop and Open Kick divisions.

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 Ed. Psych with School and Community Counseling emphases.


Dawn Schirmacher

Assistant to the Directors, Front Desk







Jeanne NolleAssistant to the Directors – Events Coordinator

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.



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 began her training in Appleton, WI under the former President of Dance Masters of Wisconsin, Marcia Fellows MDE, and her daughter, Juliana Van Asten CDE, as well as Arielle Elms MDE. Alex continued her training in various studios, including under Denise Carlson-Gardner. 

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, being recognized and awarded at both the local and national levels. 

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 an elementary school teacher.  



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.

Jasmine Butler