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WELCOME TO RISING STAR

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.

THE RISE OF RISING STAR TUMBLING & DANCE

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.

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RISING STAR: WHERE EVERYONE’S A STAR!

OUR VISION

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

OUR TEACHERS

Dance Teachers in Casper Wyoming

Dodie Hunter-Eskew

Owner and 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.

Dance Teachers in Casper Wyoming

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.

Dance Teachers in Casper Wyoming

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

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

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.

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.

Dance Teachers in Casper Wyoming

Cadence Brown

Dance Instructor

Cadence Brown is an IB student and NCDT member at NCHS and a lifetime Rising Star family member! Cadence has been at the studio since she was only nine months old.

Dance Teachers in Casper Wyoming

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.

Dance Teachers in Casper Wyoming

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.

Dance Instructors in Casper Wyoming

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.

Dance Instructors in Casper Wyoming

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.

Dance Instructors in Casper Wyoming

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!

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.

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

Chloe Bowden

Dance & Tumbling Instructor

Chloe is a lifetime Rising Star family member and a valued member of the RS staff.

Dorothy Hunter

Moving in the Mornings Instructor

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

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.

Brandie Maddox

Ballet 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.

Eden Bertagnole

Dance Instructor

Eden started dancing when she was 7 years old. She enjoys ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, modern, and Irish hard and soft shoe

Emma Walters

Ballet Instructor

Emma has been tumbling and dancing at Rising Start for 17 years, she has been a part of the competition team for 11 years. Emma was on the NCHS dance team for 2 years. She is excited to share her love of dance and tumbling with her students this year.

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.