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.

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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.

 

 
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Miss Natalie

Dance has always been Miss Natalie’s passion. At the age of three, she began dancing at Sue Darrow’s School of Dance. Over the following sixteen years, Miss Natalie studied various forms of dance including tap, ballet, jazz, Pointe, and hip-hop. Additionally, as an active member of the Dancescape Ballet Company, she performed in Faeries, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella and eleven productions of the Nutcracker Ballet.

After graduating from high school, Miss Natalie attended Carthage College where she received her teaching degree with a minor in dance.   When she is not teaching at Lake Country Academy, you will find her here at Dollhouse Dance Factory.

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Miss Sydney

Miss Sydney began dancing the age of three and competing around the Twin Cities in ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary when she was eight years old.

After graduating from high school, Miss Sydney continued dancing in college not only as a team member, but was named Captain of the Ripon College dance team.  In 2012, she was named DX Dance Competition’s
Collegiate Performer of the Year.

Miss Sydney moved to Sheboygan in the summer of 2015 after graduating with a double major in economics and politics.  She began her professional career as a Business Intelligence Developer for Johnsonville.

When she’s not working or dancing, Miss Sydney dedicates her time to completing an MBA through Marquette University, supporting her parents’ business, the Red Wing Shoes store in Sheboygan, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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Miss Ariannah

Miss Ariannah began dancing when she was two-years-old with her mother as her teacher. Ariannah continued dancing with the local theaters, and in high school, she was a member of the Howards Grove Dance team.  To culminate her high school dance career her pom team took home first place at the WACPC State Dance Competition.  

Miss Ariannah recently graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a minor in Social Justice with an emphasis in Prejudice and Discrimination.  Even while focusing on her academics she managed to dance on the UW-Oshkosh dance team for two years.