Robin Carson, Artistic Director and Owner, has been teaching dance for 28 years.  She was certified by the Dance Masters of America and the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters
​to teach Ballet, Tap and Jazz in 1993.  She has her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a double minor in Music and General Business from Western Michigan University.  



Alayna Warner, Assistant Artistic Director,  was certified by the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters in 1996 for Ballet, Tap and Jazz.  She was certified by the Dance Masters of America in 2006.  She's been dancing since she was 3 years of age and can tell you exactly what her steps were in all of her dances since then!  


Nora Lile is currently getting her certification with Dance Masters of America.  She's been dancing for 12 years and has had training in Early Childhood Development and Human Services.  She's worked previously with Jackson Public Schools as a Paraprofessional and has extensive experience with young children as a Daycare Provider.

Tracie Minick is our Acro teacher. Though she just found her passion for Acro, she has been coaching gymnastics for over 7 years. During those years she taught in gymnastics gyms, at Lumen Christi High School, and as a teachers assistant at Michigan State University. As a gymnastics coach she enjoyed spotting and teaching kids both beginning and advanced skills. She has also been certified as a USA sanctioned gymnastics coach through USA Gymnastics. She is excited to continue to share her experience, and love of Acro.

Zoe Cutie joined us this year and we are excited to have her. She taught at her mom's studio's in Grand Have and in Fruitport for 11 years and then went to get her MSW. She's currently a Case Manager at Henry Ford Allegiance Health when she's not teaching for us. She's currently teaching Ballet, Contemporary and Tap for us and we're looking to expand her schedule.

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NEXT STEP DANCE CENTRE
3190 Lansing Ave.
Jackson, MI  49202

(517) 789-6252