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Rising Star Tumbling and Dance Studio is the leading dance and tumbling institution in Casper, Wyoming.

We have encouraged a widespread love of movement in a positive and inclusive environment since 1983.


Rising Star is the most comprehensive dance and tumbling facility in Casper, Wyoming and is now training its third generation of young dancers.

We have three dance studios and two tumbling studios in our state of the art facility. Students can choose from eleven styles of dance from eighteen months and up and classes for tumblers from six months and up.

Join us to learn tumbling or dance with incredibly well-trained instructors who are passionate about quality education and continue to improve their skills through additional training.

The teachers at Rising Star have a vast range of experience across disciplines. Our collective approach is to share our passion for dance and tumbling while supporting and encouraging all students.

Tumbling & Dance Studios
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At Rising Star, we believe that each student and family who walks through our doors is a gift.
Our goal at Rising Star, both inside and outside of the classroom, is to leave our students with a sense of accomplishment in their own achievements. This paves the way to building self-efficacy and esteem.
We strive to teach positive body image, correct technique, and foster new friendships. Students as Rising Star leave class each week with important lifelong lessons.

Dance School in Casper Wyoming


Dodie Hunter-Eskew

Owner & Creative Director, Company Director

Miss Dodie grew up tumbling at Ka-Larks and became an accomplished gymnast throughout her youth. There is only one thing that Dodie loves more than dance, and that is working with children

Michelle Bowden

Tumbling Program Manager, Instructor

Miss Michelle has been part of the Rising Star family since she was two-years-old when she began tumbling

AJ Campbell

Curriculum and Dance Education Coordinator, Dance Instructor, Company Director, Fine Arts Club Director

Here at Rising Star, AJ Campbell serves as the Curriculum and Education Coordinator, National Honors Society for the Dance Arts (NHSDA) Sponsor

Dance Teachers in Casper Wyoming

Rebecca Hebert

Dance Instructor, Ballet Repertoire Director

Rebecca began studying ballet at age 5 with Shirley Lewis in Casper, WY, and later trained at Colorado Ballet, California Ballet, and Salt Creek Ballet

Aliscia Meyer

Dance and Tumbling instructor, Company Director, Company Coordinator

Miss Aliscia started tumbling with Miss Dorothy at the age of 2. She began dancing with Miss Dodie at the age of 5 and hasn’t stopped moving since

Dance Teachers in Casper Wyoming

Heidi Lundberg

Dance Instructor, Company Director

Visual and Performing Arts have always been an essential part of Heidi’s life. From a young age, she took ballet, jazz, and tap lessons

Courtney Boland

Dance Instructor

Courtney was born and raised in Casper, and grew up dancing in the studio. She competed with Rising Star Dance Company from elementary school until she graduated.

Kierah Dunbar

Dance Instructor

Miss Kierah began dancing at the age of four in Minnesota, and never stopped! She danced her way through high school in Wyoming and was a competitive dancer for three years

Kelly Woody

Dance Instructor

Born and raised in Casper, Miss Kelly started tumbling with Miss Dorothy when she was only four-years-old and began taking jazz classes with Mrs. Dodie at the age of seven

Heather N. Warren

Tumbling Instructor

Heather Warren began her tumbling career with Rising Star at the age of three, and thirty years later she is still thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful family of individuals

Aaron Walters

Dance and Tumbling Instructor

Aaron Walters was born and raised in Casper. From a young age, he has harbored a love for anything musical and dance.

Haley George

Dance Instructor

Haley has been dancing for over twenty years; many of them under the tutelage of Heather Marsh-Schieck. She loves jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, ballet, modern, and contemporary, but her favorite is tap!

Ashley Burridge

Dance Instructor

Ashley began dancing in 1996, at the age of 2, under the instruction of Cheryl Campbell at Center Stage Dance Studio in Casper. When Center Stage closed its doors in 2003, she then moved to Rocky Mountain School of Dance

Rylee Hoffard

Dance Instructor

Rylee Hoffard is a student at Kelly Walsh High School. She has been attending classes at Rising Star for nine years, all of which she has danced with the Rising Star Dance Company. Rylee loves teaching Dancing Stars and enjoys spending time with her studio family

Jess Burgardt

Dance Instructor

Jess has been dancing since she was 2 and started teaching at Rising Star at only seventeen. She is trained in numerous genres of dance including ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and lyrical

Chantel Pfiefer

Tumbling Instructor

Chantel is excited to start teaching tumbling. She was a cheerleader at Kelly Walsh and is a two-time state champ.

Cassaundra Spargur

Ballroom Instructor

Cassaundra Spargur has been a ballroom dance instructor since 1999. Her career in ballroom dance has allowed her to live, train and compete all over the world

Dorothy Hunter

Moving in the Mornings Instructor

Dorothy founded Rising Star in 1983 and hasn’t stopped moving since

Mariah Parks

Tumbling Instructor

Mariah Parks is 19 years old and currently a sophomore at Casper College. She has been involved in the tumbling world her whole life, starting with gymnastics when she was 5 until 13 years old.

Brandie Maddox

Dance Instructor

Mrs. Brandie’s love for dance began while watching and dancing along with Ann Reinking and Aileen Quinn in their roles as Ms. Grace Farrell and Annie in the 1982 musical film Little Orphan Annie

Callisto Bennett

Dance Instructor

Callisto Bennett is a dance instructor at Rising Star and is a Super Star company member! She has been dancing with us since she was 4 years old, starting out in Dancing Stars. She then joined Dance Company at 6 and has been a part of the team ever since

Amelia Bowden

Dance and Tumbling Instructor

Miss Amelia has been dancing and tumbling since she was can remember. Amelia has been in dance company at Rising Star for 14 years

Jesse Francis

Dance Instructor

Jesse has been dancing since she can remember. She has been blessed to grow up close to Manhattan and be able to study dance at Gibney Dance Studio. Jesse graduated from Weber State University with her Bachelor’s in Dance and Choreography being awarded Outstanding Student Choreographer and Outstanding Graduating Senior

Tioga Bennett

Dance Instructor

Tioga Bennett has been dancing at Rising Star since she was 3 and has been a part of their competition team since she was 7. She loves all styles of dance but her favorites are contemporary and tap

Tricia Lovelace

Performing Arts Instructor

Tricia is absolutely thrilled to join the Rising Star team as the new Performing Arts teacher. While she is new to teaching she is no stranger to the stage and brings more than 30 years of performance experience to the Rising Star staff.

Therresa Worthington

Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper

Therresa – or Tracy – was born and raised in Casper, but spent 30 years in St. George, UT. She came back after her eight children went off to live their own lives. Her career up to now has included journalist, copy editor and Administrative Assistant at The Salvation Army St. George.

Avery Mashek

Dance instructor

Avery has been a part of the Rising Star family for many years and is moving forward as a dancer by teaching what he loves.