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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.

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.

Ms. Hannah has been dancing since the age of 6 years old. She grew up dancing at the Superstars Performing Arts Studio in Norwalk, as well as competing for her high school dance team. After high school she danced for the Scarlets Dance Team at the University of Lincoln Nebraska for her freshman year of college, and then transferred to Grand View University to continue dancing and to further continue her education. She graduated from Grand View University in April 2015 with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services. She attended Mercy College of Health Sciences from 2015 to 2017, and graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She currently works at Mercy Medical Center as a Registered Nurse, specializing in ENT, Diabetes, and Med-Surg. Ms. Hannah lives in Des Moines and loves spending time with her family and friends.

Ms. Aubri has been dancing since 1st grade. She grew up involved at her hometown studio, studying Tap, Lyrical, Jazz, hip-hop and Pointe and was also a part of their competition team traveling most weekends. Aubri was a four year Varsity Dance team member and captain her senior year. She was also on the Iowa State Dance and Drill Team All Iowa Squad for 2 years. Aubri continued dance clubs and classes at Iowa State and also currently choreographs for several high school dance teams and solo competitors. She now works in West Des Moines as a Recruiter and Customer Relations Associate and when not dancing can be found traveling!

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, Sandi Ellis, Michelle Mays, Sharon Southwick & Kim Young

OWNERS: Jamie Stringer, Dawn Reed, Jay Peterson
At SUPERSTARS PERFORMING ARTS, 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!