Our Staff

 

 

Kayla Pittner
Owner & Creative Director

At the age of three, Ms. Kayla began her lifelong passion for dancing in her hometown of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. In 2006, she ended her amateur career with a Hip Hop State Championship for the Wisconsin Association for Cheer & Pom Coaches (WACPC.)

From there, she catapulted into a professional dance career with the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks dance team. In 2008, she was selected to the NBA's international games dance team, traveling abroad with other select dancers to represent the NBA. Throughout the subsequent years as both a dancer and choreographer, she has worked with and trained under Usher, Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo, Darren Henson, Laura Edwards, and many more well-known dance artists and choreographers. At the age of 24, she founded the Dollhouse Dance Factory in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, where she now develops competitive dance groups to compete in national and global competitions.

Betsy Klauck.jpg

Betsy Klauck
Assistant Director

A native of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Ms. Betsy studied and trained to become an elite dancer at E'Tude Dance School for the Arts.  Her many years of hard work and dedication paid off as she was a recipient of the Ruth Deyoung Scholarship for Dance her senior year.

Ms. Betsy has been a member of the Dollhouse staff since opening our doors in 2013.  Her skills are undeniable as she is classically trained, with over fifteen years of dance experience in ballet, hip-hop, and jazz.
Ms. Betsy has been a part of the Open Hip Hop team, which was ranked fourth in the World in 2017 and in 2018 was ranked fifth in the World, but first in the United States!

Betsy serves as both a teacher and mentor to all of the students.

 

 
Lead Ballet and Creative Movement Director

Lead Ballet and Creative Movement Director

Ms. Natalie

This is Ms. Natalie’s fourth year as a Lead Instructor at Dollhouse, however, Ms. Natalie has been dancing for over 28 years! Her favorite dance memory was dancing the role as Clara under the direction of Sue Darrow’s Dancescape Ballet Company. Ms. Natalie has also performed a Pointe/Tap Mash Up to “Ode to Fur Elise” and a Ballet/Hip Hop Mash Up called “Monsters Inc” while attending Carthage College.

Lead Tumbling and Contemporary Instructor

Lead Tumbling and Contemporary Instructor

Ms. Dani

This is Ms. Dani’s first year as a Lead Instructor at Dollhouse and her favorite style to teach and dance is Contemporary. She made it to the AmeriCup Nationals all four years while she attended Viterbo University, in which she choreographed their Jazz and Pom routines for three years. Ms. Dani’s favorite dance memory was dancing the Nutcracker with the Lacrosse Dance Center with her father.

Lead Rec and Crew Instructor

Lead Rec and Crew Instructor

Ms. Carly

This is Ms. Carly’s first year as a Lead Instructor, however, she has been dancing at Dollhouse since the beginning! She has won three Worlds titles in her dance career and a State Championship. Ms. Carly will be pursuing a career pathway in Cosmetology and she has created our amazing DDF make up looks at the competitions this year.

Lead Crew Instructor

Lead Crew Instructor

Ms. Claire

This is Ms. Claire’s first year as a Lead Instructor and has been dancing since the age of three! She has been a part of Dollhouse for six years and has won three Worlds titles in her dance career thus far! Ms. Claire plans to pursue education as she enjoys working with younger children and teaching them new ideas.