FACULTY

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NICOLE KOTWICKI
Director

Nicole has been dancing her entire life and has danced at the competitive level both locally and nationally. Throughout her career she has received several dance scholarships, including The Edge in LA, Broadway Dance center in New York City and The San Francisco Ballet School. Nicole is a graduate of Western Michigan University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Business. Nicole has over twenty four years of teaching experience.

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ROBERTA VARON
Instructor

Roberta’s relationship with Juliart goes all the way back to Juliart’s inception. Roberta is not only a Juliart alumnus but also the mother of a Juliart dancer. Roberta is a graduate of Oakland University’s Communications department and has been teaching young students at Juliart for many years. Roberta’s unique ability to teach students the basics of dance technique while instilling a love of dance and fostering friendships among both students and parents makes her an integral part of the Juliart Family.

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AMY WALKER
Instructor

Dance has been a part of Amy’s life for as long as she can remember. She grew up taking lessons at a studio in Gladwin, MI. Following high school graduation, she wasn’t ready to completely walk away from dance. So along with her major in Education, she minored in Dance and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Michigan University. Once she had children, and they were old enough to enroll in dance classes, she quickly got them involved…and re-enrolled herself in Adult classes. Amy and her daughters have been with Juliart Dance Studio since 2010 – Amy joining the staff in 2013. She enjoys teaching the studio’s entire age range…from Pre-Ballet classes all the way up to the Adult Tap class. Juliart Dance Studio IS her home away from home!

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CALLI HORNACEK
Instructor

Calli has been dancing since the age of three. She has been trained in pointe/ballet, lyrical, modern, jazz, tap and hip-hop. Calli is currently a kindergarten teacher in Farmington and a cheerleader for the Detroit Lions. Previously, she was a member of the Oakland University Athletics Dance Team. Calli has worked for Universal Dance Association instructing choreography and judging routines at various dance camps throughout the summer. Calli also was the head coach of Rochester High School’s Varsity Dance Team. Calli is a graduate of Oakland University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education and is currently a student at Michigan State University working towards a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Calli is looking forward to dancing and sharing her talents with the students of Juliart!

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ANNIE DINGWALL
Instructor

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KATHERINE PAPATHEODORE 
Instructor

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LIZZIE BUTKIS
Instructor

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ANNALISE WALKER
Instructor

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KATE McALLISTER
Instructor

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ANA LUISA MONTEIRO
Instructor

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LILLY KERN
Instructor

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DEBBIE TESSOFF
Office Manager

Debbie has been part of the Juliart Family for over 30 years. Her expertise managing and running the front office make her an invaluable asset!

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KIM RAPEZZI
Office Manager

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Address

Juliart Dance Studio
83 E. Long Lake Rd.
Troy, MI 48085 

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