Meet Our Amazing Staff

Leslie Felts ~ Studio Owner/Director

Bio Coming Soon

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.

 
Kaitlyn Felts ~ Instructor

Bio Coming Soon

 

Matt Brekke ~ Instructor

The Edge Performing Arts Centre is extremely excited to announce the addition of Matt Brekke to our staff of incredible instructors!! Matt will be teaching Advanced Technique and Advanced Tumbling and Tricks on Tuesday nights at the brand new, state-of-the-art studio located at 721 Main!!

 

After graduating from the University of Arizona with a Read less

Bachelor’s in dance, Matt returned home to Des Moines, IA. He is the vice president of his DMA chapter and directs at Brekke Dance Center. Matt stays busy with multiple opportunities to choreograph for studios across the nation and for many venues in his hometown. His choreography has won many titles across the States. With a fun loving personality, Matt makes every class a fun learning experience for all, including teachers.

 

Click below to see Matt in action!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGkKWD7bGaU

 

 
Sara Minton ~ Instructor

Sara will be starting with us this Fall Session and will offer several different classes in a variety of dance styles. Sara graduated from the Theater Arts Preparatory School (TAPS) in Las Vegas, NV, where she studied all styles of dance as well as singing and acting. At TAPS, she got to train under well-known professionals throughout the performing arts business. Towards the end of her education she got a job dancing and singing in 3 different headline shows on the Las Vegas strip at Bally's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino as well as Treasure Island Las Vegas. Most recently, Sara got to perform in an event with Tim McGraw and Rachel Platten.

 

Click below to see Sara in action!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_UdHowWE6U

 

 
Isaiah Mahon ~ Instructor

Isaiah is a recent graduate from Winfield High School and has danced with the Edge for 5 years. Within those 5 years Isaiah has been a featured dancer in Kidz Roc and a council member for the production of Hairspray, The Musical at Richardson Performing Arts Center. Isaiah has held the leading role of Nutcracker in The Edge PAC’s annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet for 3 years consecutively. Throughout his years as a competitive dancer, he received multiple stand-out awards and top honors. We are excited to have him as an instructor and choreographer for our Company team this year! Isaiah is currently working on an Associate’s Degree in Business Management at Cowley County Community College and is a member of the Competitive Cheer and Dance teams. Next year, he will attend Theater Arts Preparatory School (TAPS) in Las Vegas, NV.

 

Click the link below to see Isaiah in action!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=425bLwmF5yU

 

 
Chelo Curtis ~ Instructor

Chelo began dancing 8 years ago and 6 of those being a part of The Edge PAC’s Company Team. She has been assisting and instructing our combo classes for quite some time and works amazing with all of our little ones! Chelo has not only performed as Clara, the lead role in The Edge PAC’s annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet, but has also been cast in Big Fish, The Musical at Richardson Performing Arts Center. Chelo is attending Cowley County Community College this fall to obtain an Associate’s Degree while also being a member of the competitive Dance team.

Olivia McClung ~ Instructor

Edge Performing Arts Center alumni, Olivia McClung, has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She has been a member of The Edge PAC Competitive Team for 7 years. She has been teaching classes as a substitute instructor with us for the last 2 years. Olivia is attending Butler Community College on a vocal scholarship and will continue her love of being on stage as well as begin her career in Early Childhood Education.

We hope to have her continue as a substitute instructor for us when we need her!

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 5th, 2018

 

 

Summer Hours:

Mon             Closed 

Tues             11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Wed             11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thurs           11:00 AM - 6:45 PM

Friday          Closed

 

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