ABOUT US

OUR HISTORY

We purchased Dynamic Dance in 2010. Our studio offers top notch instruction while at the same time treating all our customers as beloved family. Our staff has been around the dance industry their whole lives and what sets us apart is how much we care about our dancers and their families and that dance is so much more to us than the art itself. We believe that besides just teaching our students how to pirouette and leap, we also instill important life lessons like integrity and determination that they will carry with them forever. Dynamic Dance is family-owned and operated right here in Blue Springs, MO. Other companies may offer similar services, but our services are the best and come with a personal touch. 
OUR STAFF
  1. Laurel Paulman
    Laurel Paulman
    STUDIO OWNER/DIRECTOR Laurel has the background that all dance moms want, a past dance mom herself! She runs the business and serves as host in the lobby during class time. She was a Parent Educator for Parents As First Teachers for the Blue Springs School District for 14 years. She enjoys seeing the daily smiles from the students and is happy to assist your kids in only the way a loving parent could do. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration as well as a teaching certificate.
  2. Chelsea Paulman
    Chelsea Paulman
    HEAD COACH Chelsea is the head coach for the competition team as well as a recreation coach. Her dance experience includes years of training, a national award winner at Starpower and captain of high school dance team. She has received numerous choreography awards at various dance competition since she began teaching at Dynamic years ago. She graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with emphasis in Strategic Communications from the University of Kansas.
  3. Melissa Cavanaugh
    Melissa Cavanaugh
    RECREATION COACH Melissa's list of teaching experience is quite extensive. From an adjunct dance professor role at Cottey College to teacher and choreographer at Cavanaugh Creative, she has truly honed her skill. Before teaching, Melissa starred in many roles herself in productions such as Giselle, Pas de Quatre, and La Siren. She has done work in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, and Jazz. Melissa has also performed in various musicals at the Starlight Theater. Melissa received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the Conservatory of Music at U.M.K.C.
  4. Sara Clayton
    Sara Clayton
    COMPETITION & RECREATION COACH Sara holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise & Movement Science from Missouri State University. She was a member of the Sugar Bears all four years and the team captain for two years. She taught and choreographed for a studio in Springfield while attending college. She was a member of her high school dance team Touch of Silver for four years. She currently works as a Rehabilitation Technician at Saint Luke's South.
  5. Kirstie McDermott
    Kirstie McDermott
    HEAD BALLET TEACHER, COMPETITION & RECREATION COACH Kirstie began her dance training in Ballet at a young age. She continued her ballet training through high school and also performed with her school's dance team. She received dance scholarships to attend Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. There she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Dance. During her time at Stephens, Kirstie primarily studied both ballet and modern techniques. She was also introduced to several styles of World Dance. Kirstie currently performs professionally as a member of Störling Dance Theater. She also continues to pursue her interest in cultural dance techniques as a dancer in Gurukul Dance Company, performing dance styles from India.
  6. Katie Morevitska
    Katie Morevitska
    RECREATION COACH Katie began dancing when she was 3 years old and danced at a few studios until she found the one she loved, Dynamic Dance. She was apart of the competition team and competed in almost every genre of dance. Dynamic Dance is her home away from home and she loves being back at the studio, but teaching this time! Katie was also apart of the Blue Spring High School dance team all four years of high school. She then attended Missouri State University where she was vice president of a student run dance team called MoState Movement. Katie is currently attending the University of Central Missouri to study management.
  7. Molly Tunning
    Molly Tunning
    RECREATION COACH Molly began her training in dance and gymnastics at a young age. She grew up in Iowa City, IA where she danced competitively for her studio's company team and was a member of the Varsity Pom Squad in High School. Molly attended the University of Kansas where she was a Rock Chalk Dancer from 2009-2011 and she completed her Bachelors of Science in Journalism & Mass Communication. In 2012, Molly began her professional career as an NFL Cheerleader for the Kansas City Chiefs. She was a team captain in 2014, 2015 & 2016.
GUEST CHOREOGRAPHERS
  1. Brandon Mitchell
    Brandon Mitchell
    HIP HOP INSTRUCTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER Brandon was a Top 20 finalist on season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance.He grew up in Kansas City and started dancing when he was in 6th grade. He is an actor,choreographer & dancer. He is known for his role in Step Up Revolution. He has danced in world tours for different artists including Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus and is a featured dancer in many popular artists music videos. He visits Dynamic every fall to instruct workshops and to choreograph for the Dynamic Dance Competition Team.
  2. Ava Mitchell
    Ava Mitchell
    HIP HOP INSTRUCTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER Ava grew up in Los Angeles and trained competitively with Debbie Allen at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy studying classical ballet among other styles. She got her first dance job at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. She has been featured in countless top performing artists music videos, danced in world tours for different artists including Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, and she now teaches at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy on the side. She comes to Dynamic each fall to instruct workshops and to choreograph for the Dynamic Dance Competition Team.
  3. Caleb Brauner
    Caleb Brauner
    CONTEMPORARY INSTRUCTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER Caleb started training professionally at the Kansas City ballet after his senior year and then later started instructing there. Caleb now travels to teach and set pieces at various studios and companies all over the United States. You may have seen Caleb on seasons 10 & 11 of Foxes hit TV series "So You Think You Can Dance." Where he was a featured dancer. Caleb also travels to teach class on the Edge Talent Competition and Intensive Tour.
  4. Erik "Silky" Moore
    Erik "Silky" Moore
    TAP/LYRICAL INSTRUCTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER
  5. Courtney Thurston
    Courtney Thurston
    CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL INSTRUCTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER Courtney Thurston grew up in Clifton, VA training & competing worldwide. She has been training since she was 4 years old from schools such as The Rock School for Dance Education, The Joffrey Ballet, ABT, and the Washington Ballet. She is currently a student at Pace University located in New York City, receiving her BFA in commercial dance. Courtney was featured on “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 10 and in Frankie Z’s video cover of Adele’s “Hello." She was also a main dancer in commercials for Canon Camera, McDonalds and Degree. Her recent works include assistant choreographer for the Sugar Bowl halftime show, as well as Mia Michael’s full time assistant.
  6. Lonni Olson
    Lonni Olson
    CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHER & INSTRUCTOR
TESTIMONIALS
  1. Nette Lickteig-Pouncil
    I highly recommend Dynamic Dance. The change and growth I have seen in the span of 18 months has surpassed all of my expectations. We had made the decision to move my 3 children from a studio where they had danced for over five years. The Dynamic Dance Staff, existing team members, and parents made the transition flawless. We were immediately embraced and welcomed not just as new team members but as family. Dynamic Dance has felt like home from day one. I love that kids are not only be molded to be great dancers but more importantly wonderful people. Believe me when I say, the role Dynamic Dance plays in my children's life is way MORE then just a Dance Studio.
  2. Joyce Neilon
    My daughter has been coming there for about 5 months and absolutely loves it. Staff members are all professional nice outgoing people.
  3. Erik Camacho
    Awesome coaches!!! Teaching our children to be better citizens, responsible young adults and to enjoy learning. Kids are always being challenged to push themselves. Love this studio.
  4. Sharon Thomas
    Dynamic Dance is fantastic, we were welcomed with open arms and immediately became part of the family.
  5. Holly Koncilia
    We love Dynamic Dance and are so happy we are there!