Who We Are
Anne grew up in the Kansas City area and began dancing and baton twirling competitively in 1997. Anne is a former Advanced Miss Majorette of Kansas (NBTA). She also trained in colorguard and competed at World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. Anne went to Kansas State University and was a member of the Classy Cats Dance Team. She served as an assistant section leader, and her choreography was featured at numerous football games, basketball games, the Pinstripe Bowl, NCAA tournament, and community events. She also helped lead the team to a Top 5 NDA Nationals placement, the best in school history.
Anne’s choreography experience began at Beller Dance Studio at age 16. Her routines received choreography awards at both high school and studio competitions. Anne has coached high school teams for four years. Throughout her time as a coach, she grew dance team programs to compete at the national level. She has taught camps across the United States where she shares her energetic and encouraging instruction with dancers and coaches. Anne also choreographs for middle school, high school, and college teams across the United States. She assists dance teams, colorguards, twirling lines, and marching bands. Anne has coordinated visual effects for marching bands, choreographed field show routines for dance teams and color guards, and created twirling routines. She served as a judge for the NAIA Collegiate Regionals, high school and middle school dance team competitions, and numerous auditions for both studios and high school teams.
Kansas City native, Lauren Wilson, has been a dancer from age three through her college career. As a collegiate she competed with a first-place NDA All-Star college division team then went on to compete at Worlds. Lauren brings music to life through movement. As a competitive dancer herself since 1998, Lauren has training in pom, jazz, hip hop, ballet, lyrical, contemporary and twirling. Lauren has been teaching various forms of dance in the Kansas City area since 2005. Lauren's teaching career progressed from teaching to being the director of a competitive team for 5 years. Lauren is not only passionate about her students success and progress but also about the art of dance. As an accomplished and award-winning choreographer, Lauren effortlessly inspires her students to express themselves creatively, artistically, and gracefully. Lauren has extensive experience and background in developing choreography for competitive high school dance teams. More than five years of coaching at various high schools in the Kansas City area have fine tuned and expanded Lauren's skills and abilities to choreograph unique dances that highlight the talent of a soloist and strengths of a group. By combining her choreography skills and expert coaching abilities, Lauren creates works of art tailored to the individual and team.
Dance, Twirling, Color Guard Choreography & Camps
Innovative Choreography has extensive experience choreographing for and providing dance camp instruction to middle school, high school, and college dance teams. Additionally, we love to work with dance studios for intensives, master classes, and competition choreography. We also have worked with color guards, marching bands (visual/movement), winter guards, and baton twirlers. We love the performing arts and are thankful to have well-rounded backgrounds. References available upon request.