Owner Stacy Roseberry discovered her passion for dance at a very young age while studying under her mother at Marcia’s School of Dance in Pittsfield, Illinois. She was trained in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Acrobatics. It was there that she began her teaching career as an assistant instructor. Shortly thereafter Stacy sought additional training in Acrobatics, Ballet/Pointe, Jazz, and Adagio under Louise Williams as well as professional gymnastics instruction under Russian coach Mr. Gaisa Martini through the United States Gymnastics Association. She opened S&S School of Dance in 1974 with partner Shirley Lowe. In 1981 Stacy became the sole proprietor. Since then, she has continued her dance education through countless hours of lessons from numerous professional dancers and choreographers from all over the United States. She is certified in Pre-School Fundamentals Theory for ages 1-8. Stacy is thrilled to continue working with all the classes at the studio and she is honored to have such a dedicated and talented group of teachers.
Jade began dancing at S&S School of dance when she was 2½. She studied tap, jazz, ballet, tumbling and Pointe under the instruction of her mother, Stacy, for 15 years. Jade attended Washington University in St. Louis, where she earned her B.A. in Anthropology and Spanish, as well as an M.A. degree in Teaching. In her coursework at Wash U, she studied ballet, jazz, and tap dance, as well as nutrition and dietetics and applied anatomy for performing artists. In addition to her university coursework, she continued her dance education through regular classes in tap, ballet, and contemporary at the Center of Contemporary Arts (COCA) while also teaching for two local studios. During this time, Jade focused most of her energy on her tapping. She took classes from tap greats such as Roland Dupree and Arthur Duncan and choreographed competitive tap, jazz, and hip hop routines for local studios, receiving awards for innovative choreography. While Jade loves to dance, her passion is for teaching. In 2005, she coordinated the summer dance program at Lochearn Camp for Girls in addition to instructing most of the program’s classes. She is certified in the Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction by USA Gymnastics, the sole national governing board of the sport of gymnastics in the United States. She is grateful to be back dancing and teaching at her home studio.
Kayla was a student of S&S School of Dance for 15 years, training in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Pointe, and Tumbling. She has since furthered her dance training in various genres with Dance Olympus and Roland Dupree. In college, Kayla was a cheerleader at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale as well as a UCA All-Star Cheerleader in London England. She graduated from Western Illinois University with a B.A. in Elementary Education and currently teaches at South School in Pittsfield. Kayla has had ample classroom experience as a teacher at S&S, including 5 years as a Student Assistant and 14 years as an Assistant Instructor. Kayla is certified through USA Gymnastics in the Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction. She is a great asset to the S&S community.
Brittney Frieden is a graduate of Bradley University with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education. She teaches Kindergarten at South School in Pittsfield and has worked with children in early education settings for 11 years. Brittney’s training includes 15 years at S&S School of Dance in Jazz, Tap, Tumbling, and Ballet and Pointe, as well as gymnastics training at Laina’s Dance Academy in Jacksonville, IL. In addition to her formal training, being a cheerleader for 5 years allowed her various opportunities to pursue ongoing classes in gymnastics and dance. Brittney is certified in the Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction through USA Gymnastics and is looking forward to working with Beginner Dance program this year.
Lisa Warner is a graduate from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL with a B.S. in Accounting. She is currently employed in the accounting department at Springfield Clinic. Lisa danced for 5 years with the Jerseyville Dance Team and has been assisting at S&S for 10 years. Although most of her training has been in Jazz and Hip Hop, she has furthered her dance education in Tap and Ballet with Roland Dupree, Joe Tremaine, UDA, and the Chicago Human Rhythm Project. Lisa has been a member of the Calhoun Entertainment Company for over 12 years, choreographing 9 of their annual musicals. Lisa is also certified through USA Gymnastics in the Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction. She is looking forward to working with Dance Explo again this year.
Katelin started dancing at S&S at 2 ½ and continued to do so for 15 years. In addition to taking lessons in Jazz, Tap, Ballet/Pointe, and Tumbling, she also served as a Student Assistant for 3 years. She danced with the PCS Pom squad and PHS Saukettes, where she helped lead the team to a state title in the Pom A Division. She continued to perform in college for the Culver Stockton Classy Cats. Katelin then took on a coaching position for the PCS Poms in 2010. She graduated from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science and is currently employed by Dot Foods. Katelin has recently taken Hip Hop classes at Lou Conte Dance Studio (an affiliate of Hubbard Street Dance) in Chicago, IL and is the Hip Hop Instructor here at S&S. In addition, Katelin is an integral part of our Intermediate Tumbling program.
Libby started dancing at age 6 through a YWCA ballet program. She continued in ballet, tap, pointe, and tumbling at Fremont Ballet School in Fremont, OH and Dance Arts in Stevensville, MI. As a student at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, she volunteered with an after-school music & motion program and performed with the college’s Dance Guild. After working 7 years as a high school science teacher and guidance counselor, she moved to Pittsfield with her husband Zack in 2013. She is now raising their three sons and giving piano lessons out of her home in addition to teaching adult education at John Wood Community College. This is Libby’s fifth year at S&S, and she is excited to be assisting in the Beginner Dance program.
Sheila resides in northern Pike County with her husband and has been a Pike County resident for most of her life. She started dance lessons with Stacy at S&S when she was 7 and continued for 11 years. She was a Student Assistant for 6 of those years, teaching tap, jazz, ballet, Pointe, and tumbling. Sheila has attended several Dupree Dance Conventions, taken classes with the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, and competed with the S&S Dance Troupe in Los Angeles and New Orleans. She has trained in many dance styles, but her passion has always been ballet. After a 16-year career in agriculture, Sheila is attending Bauman College to obtain certification as a Nutrition Consultant. In addition to helping with our Beginner Tumbling program, Sheila will be the Assistant Instructor in the Pre-Dance III and Intermediate Ballet class.
Emily Leonard (Student Assistant)
Alexis Ator (DIVA)
Sophie Gresham (DIVA)
Soren Pine (DIVA)
Mariah Dunham (DIVA)
Kenley Gerard (DIVA)
Emma Moss (DIVA)
Lindsey Ramsey (DIVA)
Adriana Schmidt (DIVA)