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Meet the Instructors

Jennifer Winkelman


         Jennifer Winkelman earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from the Conservatory of Dance at the University of Missouri - Kansas City.  She also owned and operated Dancenter and Spotlight Dance Wear from 1993-1999, founded Encore Dance Company in 1993 which has toured the local schools numerous times, and worked with​ the Moscow Ballet in 2007 in their Nutcracker Performance. She frequents many workshops including: Tremaine, St. Louis Tap Dance Festival, Dupree, I Love Dance, Spotlight Dance Competitions, Dance Makers, Dance Olympus, City Slicker Stomp, and American College Dance Festivals. She has also studied Ballroom Dance at Studio B in Columbia, Missouri.

           She choreographed Lady Pirates of Captain Bree as well as some choreography in M*A*S*H. Both produced by the Jefferson City Home Educators. She enjoyed choreographing for the Stain Glass Theater in Jefferson City as well as barn dance calling for the fiddle camp Pluck, Box, and Strum. In the summer of 2013-2015 and 2021, she was the "D" in the Music, Art, and Dance Camp (MAD Camp) and taught Western European Folk Dance, Asian Dance, and Indian Dances. She has been teaching for over 30 years and has been dancing for 40+ years.

          Along with dance, Jennifer Winkelman has been playing violin/viola for 36+ years and instructing for 15+ years. Her experience includes Jefferson City Symphony, on scholarship with the Southwest Missouri University Symphony, and studies under Tiberius Klausner. When she's not dancing or making music, she is training dogs at MidMo Dog Training or selling Real Estate as the broker for Winkproperty Real Estate.


Kayla Vegiard



    Kayla Vegiard grew up dancing with MidMo Conservatory of Dance since she was 3 years old. Throughout her years in dance she has found Lyrical to be her favorite but she also loves Tap, Ballet, and Clogging. She has attended City Slicker Stomp clogging work shops and performed at Worlds of Fun. She also has a background in gymnastics that increases her knowledge in stretches and acro.

Cori Winkelman


 Cori Winkelman has been dancing since she could walk. As a child she took every dance class available to her (ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, clogging) and was also an assistant teacher at MidMo Conservatory of Dance for multiple years. She started choreographing clogging and tap dances in 2019. She soon started teaching clogging and has been teaching for four years. She loves pushing genre boundaries with her dances to create her own unique style. She has attended the City Slicker Stomp clogging convention and Dancemakers in Branson, as well as competed and won gold medals at Worlds of Fun Dance Festival. She also enjoys staying active in local theatre and music performances, having been in a number of shows with Jefferson City Home Educators and Helias Catholic High School.


Rose Stansbury


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Rose found hip hop dance to be a true love 7 years ago. She joined MidMo Conservatory of Dance in 2021 and shares her love with her students. Currently she is attending Mizzou and working on an International Studies Degree. Her focussed countries are Japan and Korea which has taken her to Korea for 6 months where she participated in Korean K-Hop street challenges. She encourages her students to fine their own style, find what they enjoy, and find what makes them happy.

Olivia Weckenborg


Olivia Weckenborg joined her first dance class
when she was eight years old, and has enjoyed dancing ever since.

Gymnastics has also been a passion of hers from a very young age. By the time Olivia was nine, she was competing in state and regional competitions. A few years later, she became an assistant instructor at her gym, where she helped out with the preschool gym and beginner classes. 

Besides dance and gymnastics, Olivia enjoys being part of Jefferson City Home Educators teen theater, playing the piano, singing, and being creative. 

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