Instructors

Terrina Barnes began dancing when she was 4 years old at Johnny Cavelle. She joined the ARCC in 2008 and continued through graduation. She began assisting dance classes in 2016 and has been teaching classes since 2018. She loves to bring her gymnastics background into her Acro classes, and her favorite genre is Hip Hop.

Ashton Dennert started dancing at the ARCC in 2000. Over the years she has developed a love for many different genres of dance. She has passed student Grade I-V and teacher Grade I in the Cecchetti method of ballet. Ashton started assisting classes in 2011. This will be her eighth year teaching.

Kennedy Dinger became a student at the ARCC dance studio in 2004.  Her main interest has always been in tap dancing and working with younger children. Kennedy became a dance assistant in 2016 and a teacher in 2017. 

Gwyn Fischbach, TCCA has danced since the age of 5 in the  genres of ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, and character and is a graduate of Johnny Cavelle dance studios. She has passed the Cecchetti Ballet Student exams Grades I-III and Cecchetti Ballet Teacher exams Grades I-II.  Gwyn received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Northern State University. 

Samantha Fletcher began dancing at the ARCC when she was 3 years old. She has been assisting since 2016 and this will be her second year teaching. Her main interests are tap and Broadway, but loves all forms of dance. Samantha is attending Northern State University. 

Victoria Georgoff started dancing with the ARCC when she was 4 and continued through graduation. She continued her dance career in college, earning a minor in dance from Knox College while getting the opportunity to work with several dance companies out of Chicago. She enjoys all genres, but especially loves tap and modern; she is excited for her seventh year teaching at the ARCC. 

India Klipfel has danced at the ARCC since 2002, and has been a teacher since 2008. She has completed Cecchetti Ballet levels I-IV as a student, and her favorite genre is Broadway. India lives in Aberdeen with her husband and 2 small children.

Robin O’Neill, ACCA has been teaching at the ARCC since 2003. She grew up in Tulsa, OK, learning the Vaganova ballet technique from Ballet Russe dancers Roman Jasinski and Moscelyn Larkin. Since moving to Aberdeen, Robin has become accomplished in the Cecchetti method of ballet. She has passed the Cecchetti Ballet Teacher's Grades I-V and is the Secretary of the Northern Plains Cecchetti council.

Kris Orr danced in Grand Forks with Judy Rae Dancers for 9 years. She has been teaching at the ARCC since 2006.

Fionna Rigg began dancing at the ARCC in 2008. She will be assisting as well as teaching this fall. Fionna is a student at Northern State University. 

Jennifer Ring, ACCA graduated from the Johnny Cavelle Dance Studio where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, character, pointe, Irish, and modern.  Jennifer continued her dance education in college. She has passed the Cecchetti Ballet Student Examinations for grades I-V, and Cecchetti Ballet Teacher Examinations in grades I-V.  She also teaches dance in the Theatre Department at Northern State University.  Jennifer holds a Doctorate degree in physical therapy, and completed an internship in New York City with the physical therapists at the New York City Ballet.  

Jordan Rohrbach first began dancing at the age of 5 at Johnny Cavelle and joined the ARCC in 2001 where she continued through graduation. While she has a passion for modern, she loves developing in all types of dance. Jordan was an assistant in 2011 and is excited for her fifth year as an ARCC Dance teacher. 

Jessie Sommers started dancing at the ARCC in 2003 and continued through graduation. Her favorite genres are Jazz and Broadway, but also enjoys learning and dancing in other genres as well. Jessie started assisting in 2018 and is excited for her second year teaching. Jessie is studying Elementary Education at Northern State University.