Meet Our Amazing Staff

Leslie Felts ~ Studio Owner/Director

Bio Coming Soon

Kaitlyn Felts ~ Instructor & Company Director

Kaitlyn began dancing when she was just 4 years old. She continued to study all styles of dance throughout her school years while also participating in theatre and vocal music. Kaitlyn began dancing competitively at the age of 9 and continued until she was 18. While still in high school, she had the unique honor of performing High School Musical with Music Theatre Wichita. Kaitlyn attended Oklahoma State University and pursued a degree in Music Theatre. Miss Kaitlyn began teaching dance 7 years ago; she teaches recreational and competitive classes to students ages 3 to adult.  She is the Company Director and Choreographer for The Edge Performing Arts Centre in her hometown of Winfield. Her Competitive Team consistently achieves platinum awards and choreography recognition. In addition to teaching dance to children and adults, Miss Kaitlyn has coached the Winfield High School Dance Team and choreographed large musical productions for the school. She trained in all forms of dance.  Her love and passion for the art is equal to the love she has for her students.

 

Donnette Dittmer ~ Artistic Director/Instructor

Donnette Dittmer began her ballet  training at a very young age with Marjorie Kelley and the Royal Academy of  Dance, based in London, England. After eight years with Ms. Kelly and the Royal  Academy, Donnette continued her dance training by traveling to New York and  training with the most prestigious teachers of the time. Before entering  college, Donnette enjoyed her summer performing at Disney World in Orlando,  Florida. Donnette received a full dance scholarship throughout college and  continued traveling and teaching across the country. After college, Donnette  began choreographing for numerous companies and teaching master classes all over  the country. Her dance and choreography credits include performances of, "The  Nutcracker", " Swan Lake ", "Firebird" and "Giselle". And recently adding the  Broadway hit Urintown to her list of musical theater choreography. In her 12  years of teaching, Donnette has seen and done it all. This begins from the early  days of her career as a magician assistant and runway work, to being awarded the  honor of Top Choreographer in Las Vegas. In this past year, Donnette's  choreography was featured on MTV, VHI, ESPN, and Bravo. Miss Dittmer is known  for her fun loving attitude and the ability to spread the love of ballet across  the country. Donnette is currently in her tenth year as Artistic Director for  the The Edge Performing Arts Center and is on high demand as a teacher, judge,  and choreographer.

 
Olivia McClung ~ Instructor

 

Olivia is currently working on her studies at Butler Community College and plans to soon receive her Associates in Fine Arts as a Dance Major. During her years at Butler she was a part of the Headliners show choir. She has been dancing for 17 years and danced competitively with The Edge PAC Company Team for 7 years. Olivia graduated from Winfield High School in 2018. She loves working with kids and spending time with family.
Jordan Pond ~ Instructor

Jordan works at Southwestern College with her husband, Kyle Pond. They live in Winfield with their two daughters, Kinley and Lyla. Jordan did gymnastics from the age of 5 until graduating high school. She competed in USAG (United States of America Gymnastics) for 6 years and for her high school varsity for all 4 years, ultimately making the Texas National team her senior year. Since then, Jordan’s coached gymnastics in Sterling, Kansas between focusing on her Bachelors of Business Administration, growing her family, and working as a residential hall director at Southwestern College.

Chance Hain ~ Instructor

The Edge PAC is extremely happy to announce that Chance Hain has joined our incredible team of instructors to teach our higher-level Tumbling classes!

Chance was born in Wellington, KS in May of 1996 where he lived with 8 other siblings until moving to Manhattan to attend K State. After leaving K State he moved to Fort Worth, TX and started teaching gymnastics for two years at Lone Star Gymnastics. Chance moved back home to Wellington, Ks and taught at Simply Elite School of Cheer & Gymnastics. He lives in Wichita now and was teaching Gymnastics at the Andover YMCA before they were forced to close their doors for the shutdown. Now, The Edge PAC is lucky to have him on staff as our Tumbling Coach!! Chance hopes to continue coaching for years to come and to develop a large all-boys gymnastics team here at The Edge PAC!

Where to Find Us

The Edge Performing Arts Centre
Located At:

721 Main Street
Winfield, KS 67156

 

Mailing Address:

721 Main Street

Winfield, KS 67156
  
Phone:

(620) 229-9300

Email:

dance@theedge.kscoxmail.com

 

 

Studio Hours

Summer Schedule Starts

June 2, 2020

 

 

Summer Hours:

Mon             Closed

Tues             10:00 AM - 6:45 PM

Wed             10:00 AM - 6:15 PM

Thurs           10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday          Closed

 

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