2015 Best of Zimmerman Award for Sports & Recreation Instruction by the Zimmerman Award Program
Owner / Instructor / Choreographer:
It all started several years ago when Peggy was enrolled in dance studio education at the age of 2 by her parents. Over the next 20 plus years she learned technique in Jazz, Tap, Ballet and Pointe becoming a multiple award winner in solo, duet and group dance performances competing in local, regional and national competitions. Continuing dance education, Peggy participated in several Dance Caravans being taught by world renowned dance professionals such as Rose Barile, Bo Wagner, Sam Fiorello, Art Stone, Ronald Matty, Sonny Leo, Moyah Thomas, Gus Giordano, and Steven Boyd. Taking her dance ability to new heights, Peggy performed with Carnival Cruise Lines and Disneyland all before graduating high school. Expanding beyond dance, Peggy incorporated her dance talents into cheering for the sports of football and basketball throughout her sophomore, junior and senior years becoming captain of Varsity Football her senior year. In 1987, she lead her cheer team to be awarded first place in dance and first runner-up in cheer at the ICF Cheerleader Camp. In 1990, Peggy made history becoming one of the first original MN North Stars - Electric Stars under the professional guidance of United Performing Association. Besides performing at weekly North Star games she also performed for the Milwaukee Bucks in Milwaukee WI and the Liberty Bowl in Tennessee. After several years of being removed from performing and obtaining further educational degrees, Peggy returned to her passion in 2009 to begin making her dream come true by bringing her talents to children and adults alike through studio dance education becoming the owner and instructor of Royal Performance Company.
Jayna's love for dance started at the early age of 3 when she was enrolled into her first dance class studying the styles of Ballet and Tap. As Jayna's love for dance grew she expanded her learnings incorporating Jazz and Lyrical styles along with advancing her technique skillset. She has performed in numerous recitals, regional and national competitions, school performances, and provided dance entertainment for Disney World. Jayna continued her desire for dance with Royal Performance Company when they opened the doors in 2010 and grew her experience into being an instructor.
Administrative Assistant / Fundraising Coordinator:
Alanna joined the Royal Performance Company family when the doors opened in 2010 enrolling her daughter into a recreational dance class. Looking for ways to become more involved with RPC, Alanna incorporated her skills as a nurse, helping others and helping our dance families becoming our Fundraiser Coordinator & Administrative Assistant. Fundraising is at the forefront of the RPC dance organization and Alanna plays a crucial role in organizing, delegating and executing the tasks necessary to pull off each successful fundraising event. Alanna's compassion & respect for others, her attention to detail, having a sense of calmness under pressure combined with excellent communication skills makes her the right fit for this role.
Dacia has been with Royal Performance Company since the studio opened in 2010 when she became a "dance mum" and joined our staff the beginning of 2013 bringing a wealth of knowledge and years of experience in administration and communication as an Office Manager. From answering phones to selling shoes, she is there for you....even if you need a hug or a smile! RPC has a very special place in Dacia's heart and she is grateful to be a part of the team.
Bradley began his dance career at the early age of 7 in studio dance. He has studied Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, and various social dance styles. Bradley is well versed in the skill and dedication it takes to compete in the dance world, having spent 10+ years participating in dance competitions, as well as studying under master teachers such as Gregg Russell, Cathy Keane-Wind and Derrick Schrader. Bradley has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and continues his dance training through taking classes, as well as attending workshops and conventions.
Bradley believes that we are all life long students and must keep learning in order to grow, both professionally and personally. He strives to bring out the best in his students so they not only become great dancers but also great people. His classes combine technique lessons with fun warm-ups and choreography to keep the students engaged, motivated, and eager to learn. When he is not teaching and choreographing at Royal Performance Company, Bradley can be seen teaching at various studios in Minneapolis through intensives, instructing families, sports teams, and independent students through CoachUp, as well as creating fun and memorable wedding choreography. Outside of dance he enjoys being in nature, spending time with his family, and reading. Bradley looks forward to working with the new and returning students to build new skills, strength and character.
Administrative Assistant / Make-up Designer:
Rachael joined Royal Performance Company as a highly competent, motivated and enthusiastic administrative assistant bringing with her an extensive knowledge of having worked years in an office environment providing a variety of services to both internal & external customers. Rachael has also worked as a makeup artist since 2010. She specializes in creating looks for formal occasions such as weddings and proms. Rachael enjoys teaching others about makeup and is sharing her skills with the RPC competition teams to prepare all dancers for their performances.
Administrative Assistant / Costume Design Coordinator:
Christina has always had a passion for design. One reason why is having her own small business designing and crafting accessories. Having the drive to always find new and creative ways to make a fresh look to something old or having a multitude of new ideas to make a design better. Being a part of the Royal Performance Company staff is something Christina is very excited about. Christina has always had a love for dance and sharing that love for dance with her own two daughters introducing them to studio dance at Royal Performance Company. Christina has watched her own daughters grow to new heights and enjoys watching how much they are learning and being a part of dance.
Jordan was introduced to dance at the young age of 2. She began building her dance knowledge in local dance studios growing her studies in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and many more styles. At the age of 9 she participated in her first regional dance competition and it didn't stop there. She went on to become a multi-award winner in solos and group performances at various regional and national competitions. She favorite dance styles are Lyrical and Hip Hop. When Jordan isn't dancing she is enrolled in additional studies to obtain her cosmetology degree. Joining Royal Performance Company staff as an Assistant Instructor allows Jordan to continue sharing her love of dance with children who love it just as much.