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  • 200 Gateway Drive, Suite 114
  • Grimes, IA 50111


Studio Director

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. 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. Lauren grew up in the Superstars family. She started out as a competition cheerleader in 3rd grade. She then joined the competition dance team in 6th grade while also participating in tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theatre, lyrical, contemporary, and pointe. Lauren continued to dance for Superstars throughout high school. During her time on the competition dance team, Lauren did many solos, duets, and trios alongside the team routines. Lauren’s favorite genres to perform were musical theatre, hip hop, and ESPECIALLY tap. Some of Lauren’s favorites solos were musical theatre routines to “Eye of the Tiger” and “C’mon Everybody” and tap routines to “Rhythm Nation” and “Switch”. The most unique routine she did was a Star Wars pointe duet. Lauren is currently studying Psychology and Criminal Justice and in the process of transferring to Iowa State where she plans to participate in dance clubs. Outside of her love for dance she enjoys yoga, makeup, her pets, and baking. Once a Superstar, ALWAYS a Superstar!

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.

Mrs. Amy Nesbitt is originally from Grundy Center, Iowa, where her love and passion for cheerleading and dance began. Amy was a co-captain to their varsity cheerleading, dance, and competition squads, where she choreographed a variety of dance and cheer routines, specializing in: Pom, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Jazz and Prop, as well as incorporating a variety of cheerleading stunts. Amy competed amongst hundreds of individuals in the state of Iowa, and was selected and honored as an Iowa All-State Cheerleader, and was also inducted into Grundy Center High School's Hall of Fame as their school's very first All-State Cheerleader in 2004-2005. She was also part of the Iowa Cheer Honor Squad, All Iowa honor Dance Team, and competed in the Iowa State Dance Soloist Competition, ranking almost the top 10 soloists in the state. Amy obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University in 2008 and has worked in the magazine/publishing world for nearly 10 years. Her and her husband, Nick, moved to Grimes in 2010 and currently reside there with their two beautiful children, Griffin and Aila.

Ms. Haley has been dancing since she was four years old. In high school, she was on the competition team at her studio and was a member of the Ankeny High School Varsity dance team for three years. Her favorite dance style to compete in is jazz and lyrical/contemporary. She is currently a sophomore at Grand View University majoring in Kinesiology and minoring in Psychology and Theology. She is planning to go onto graduate school after graduating from Grand View in order to become an occupational therapist. Haley is a member of the dance team at Grand View as well, and loves being on a college team. In her free time, Haley enjoys going to concerts, spending time with family and friends, and being involved in other clubs at Grand View.

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.

From dance lessons to dance team and all the way to choreography, Jana has seen almost all sides of dance. Beginning her career at 5 years old, she started with tap and ballet before entering the jazz and hip hop genres. Her favorite genre is lyrical. Jana was a part of her high school dance team and was a 2-year captain for the Buena Vista University Dance Team in Storm Lake, IA. There she also taught dance at a local studio for two years and was an assistant coach for the Storm Lake Dance Squad. Now Jana is back in the teaching world and choreographing for high school teams across Iowa. Jana moved to the Des Moines Area with her fiance, Tyler and will be getting married this summer!

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 three daughters - Ella, Olive, and Isabella.
OFFICE STAFF: Lettie Bushnell, Denna Heyer, Michelle Mays, Sharon Southwick & Kim Young

OWNERS: Jamie Stringer, Dawn Reed, Jay Peterson
At GRIMES SUPERSTARS, our students learn skills that develop self-discipline, poise, the ability to perform in front of large audiences, pride in accomplishment, and an individual style of expression!