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Gretchen Kassel

Instructor

Gretchen was trained by the late Judy Evans of Gou-Jon Academy of Dance in St. Charles, Missouri.  She performed for over 13 years while attending Gou-Jon in the styles of Tap, Ballet, Jazz and Lyrical.  While attending St. Charles West High School, Gretchen was a member of the JV Poms and Varsity Dance and Drill team under the direction of Karen Bahr.  After graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor's in Science-Education, Gretchen coached the Junior Varsity Pom squad at Parkway Central High School. She previously taught at Dance Experience Performing Arts Studio, choreographing dance routines for recital performances and competition.  Her students have won top awards while her choreography has been recognized at numerous competitions.  Gretchen has also guest choreographed for several high school dance teams in the area. She currently teaches Second Grade in the Wentzville School District and has her Master's Degree in technology from the University of Missouri- Columbia.