GRIMES. IA 50111



Ms. Paige has been dancing and twirling since 6 years old. She performed and competed for her hometown studio, the Norwalk Superstars, where she still continues to teach private baton lessons. Paige was the captain of her high school dance team and continued on to dance in college for Grand View University where she was also captain her senior year. Competing in college allowed her to dance at state, regional, and national competitions. Paige also competed in baton competitions all around the country including AYOP Nationals at Notre Dame University, where she earned the title of National Show Twirling Champion. She is now working in marketing for a financial company in West Des Moines and is the Head Dance Coach for Simpson College in Indianola. Paige is newly married and lives in Beaverdale with her husband, Tyler, and beagle, Jack.

Ms. Kelsy started dancing at the age of 3, tumbling at the age of 4, twirling baton at the age of 10 and cheering at the age of 11. She enjoyed competing with her teams, and as a soloist. Kelsy is a national champion in dance and baton, as well as a 2-time junior Olympic gold medalist for baton. Kelsy will graduate from DMACC this spring with an AA degree, and now attends Grand View University as a Psychology major. She has also been selected as a member of the Grand View Dance Team.

Ms. Anne began dancing at the age of 3 at DanceArts in Columbia, Missouri. Throughout the years, she had the opportunity to dance The Nutcracker with the Minnesota Ballet and the Moscow Ballet, as well dancing in countless community musicals. Anne began teaching dance in 2007 at Theater Reaching Young People and Schools (TRYPS) Summer Camp. She is an alumna of the Missouri Fine Arts Academy, a threeweek summer residential program for highly motivated high school student artists in visual arts, theatre, dance, creative writing, and music. Anne retired her pointe shoes when she left to pursue her degree from Truman State University, but was able to continue in her love of dance through teaching ballet, lyrical and hip hop at The Dance Studio in Kirksville, MO. She moved to DSM in 2012 and currently resides in Beaverdale with her husband, Kramer.

Ms. Lorainna began dancing and performing since the age of 3. Along with dancing at the local studio she was on her high school dance and cheer squads and was also a member of the Just For Kix National Performance Team and performed with them at the Citrus Bowl and Outback Bowl half time and pre-game shows. She was also a member of the Iowa State Dance and Drill Team Association All Iowa Squad for 3 years. Lorainna attended Iowa State University where she studied Dance and Theatre while also cheerleading and dancing with Orchesis I and II dance companies. She is a certified LTD cheerleading judge and does freelance choreography for high school cheer squads, including the 3 time state Champion DCG Cheer Squad. Miss Lorainna also does choreography for several high school dance teams and is part of the directorial team for Urbandale Community Theater working as their choreographer. Lorainna and her husband Matthew live in Beaverdale with their Superstar daughter Gwendalyn and 3 furry babies.

Ms. Kelly began dancing at the age of 4 and began competing at age 10. Kelly is trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, modern, tap, and musical theater. She danced with various dance studios in the Des Moines area throughout her 14 years as a dancer. Kelly performed with the Iowa Dance Theatre for 10 years, dancing in various roles in The Nutcracker. In addition, Kelly was a member of the Valley Varsity Dance Team for four years and continued to assist the JV team after graduating from Valley High School. Kelly graduated from the University of Iowa in May 2017 with a double major in Journalism and Sociology.

Ms. Jamie joined the Superstars at age 3 and has taught at the Superstars for 14 years. Ms. Jamie twirled and danced competitively, winning many state, regional and national titles. Jamie graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, where she was a member of the dance performance company, Orchesis. Through her many years of teaching Ms. Jamie has taught baton, all genres of dance, and served as competition co-director for the Superstars in Norwalk for over ten years. She is excited to have three of her former students on the staff this year and Jay, Dawn, and Jamie are so proud of the amazing women and instructors that they have become. Jamie and her husband, Tony are proud parents of Breckin and Rhylin.

Ms. Hannah has been dancing since the age of six. She grew up dancing at the Superstars Performing Arts Studio in Norwalk until she graduated from high school. She competed with the studio as well as competing for her high schools dance team. After high school she danced for The Scarlets Dance Team at the University of Lincoln Nebraska for her freshman year and then transferred back to Grand View University to continue dancing and to further continue her education. She graduated in April 2015 from Grand View University with her Bachelor's in Psychology and Human Services. She plans to graduate from Mercy College of Health Sciences in August 2017 with her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. Ms. Hannah loves teaching kids and watching them learn to dance because it is something she is so passionate about.

Ms. Jenny Zimmerman earned a B.A. in Business Management with a Minor in Dance from the University of Northern Iowa. During her time there, she was a member of the Orchesis Dance Company and Young People’s Dance Theatre. She is a certified Pilates Instructor and has her State of Iowa Coaching Certification and Substitute Teaching Authorization. She has been with Grimes Superstars since they opened, and owned the studio from 2007-2013 until she moved to Missouri and then Arizona, following her husband’s career path. Ms. Jenny is so happy to be back in Iowa and at the Superstars! Ms. Jenny lives in Ankeny with her husband Matt and their two daughters, Ella and Olive.
OFFICE STAFF: Lettie Bushnell, Sandi Ellis, Michelle Mays, Sharon Southwick & Kim Young
DIRECTOR: Lorainna Nedved
OWNERS: Jamie Stringer, Dawn Reed, Jay Peterson