Teachers

You may not be aware of the fact that dance teachers do not have to be licensed to teach. This means there are many unqualified teachers out there. It’s up to you as parents to look into the studio you choose for your child. I am grateful for those who have chosen me. I will not let you or your child down. I truly love to teach and I love your children. I thank God for giving me a great job that really matters.

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She supplements her training each year at workshops and seminars studying from the best teachers in the country.

Barbara Lotsberg

Owner and Lead Instructor
Trained by the Billings and Betty Studios in Minneapolis, Barbara Lotsberg has supplemented her ballet training with Victor Stangel and Francois Martinet at the Minnesota Dance Theatre. Barb has studied tap with the masters: Tommy Sutton, Lane Alexander, Bruce Bristol, Brenda Bufalino and Savion Glover among others. She supplements her training each year at workshops and seminars studying from the best teachers in the country.

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Allie Kalkman started dance lessons at age 5 as a student at Barbi Lee Dance Studio.

Allie Kalkman

Dance Instructor
Allie Kalkman started dance lessons at age 5 as a student at Barbi Lee Dance Studio. During her 13 years at the studio she was an assistant teacher for all age levels and participated in the annual Children’s Nutcracker. Allie graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a B.A. in Elementary Education and a minor in Dance. During her time at Gustavus she appeared in works by Jill Patterson, Sarah Hauss, Philip Flickinger, Melissa Rolnick, and Stephan Koplowitz. Allie currently takes class whenever possible including classes at Barbi Lee. She is also a founding member of SEVEN DANCE, an emerging dance company in the Twin Cities. She has participated in the Minnesota Fringe Festival for the past 2 years including making her choreographic debut in this year’s festival. She loves the community at Barbi Lee and is excited for all of her classes this year!

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Emily Broeker graduated from the University of Minnesota with her B.A. in dance, and has been teaching dance for 5 years.

Emily Broeker

Dance Instructor
Emily Broeker graduated from the University of Minnesota with her B.A. in dance, and has been teaching dance for 5 years. Locally, she has had the pleasure of working with companies such as Buckets and Tap Shoes, Flying Foot Forum, and Eclectic Edge Ensemble. She has also performed in work by Kenna Cottman, Karla Grotting, Judith James Ries, Erinn Liebhard, Kaleena Miller, and Cathy Wind. She continues with her dance training by attending dance intensives for young professionals, having most recently completed Nicholas Young’s Institute for the Rhythmic Arts in Chicago, IL. As a choreographer, she has twice had her work featured in Rhythmically Speaking, an annual production at the Southern Theater. She loves working with the wonderful dancers at Barbi Lee’s!

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Kristi Delarwelle began dancing at four years old with Barbi Lee and participated in the Nutcracker and P’zazz.

Kristi Delarwelle

Dance Instructor
Kristi Delarwelle began dancing at four years old with Barbi Lee and participated in the Nutcracker and P’zazz. She graduated from the University Wisconsin-La Crosse with a degree in physical therapy. During her time in college, Kristi continued to take dance classes through private studios in Wisconsin and at Viterbo College. She returned to the Twin Cities after college and returned to dancing with Barbi Lee. Kristi is married with a one daughter, Megan. She is currently a pediatric physical therapist and works with children with development delays, disabilities, and injuries. At Barbi Lee, she teaches the adapted dance classes in cooperation with Capernaum Pediatric Therapy.

Stephanie

Dance Instructor
Stephanie has been teaching for Barb for 32 years and has taken dance from Barb for 33 of her 37 years of dance training. She also works for other dance and theatre groups in the Twin Cities. Last year she toured with “Kidz Bop”.

Teresa

Dance Instructor
Teresa has been with the studio for 28 years. During her high school days she was active on Danceline and Musical Theatre. She choreographs many of the Award winning P’ZAZZ dances. By day she is a corporate accountant at Cargill and the mother of 4 children.