Danielle Blogumas, Owner and Artistic Director of The Rage Academy of Dance, has been dancing all her life. Growing up she started dancing at the age of 5 and hasn’t stopped since. She has been apart of both the recreational and competitive world of dance for 20 years. While competing, Danielle won numerous awards, scholarships and titles at various conventions and competitions. Danielle was a member of the Heart of America Youth Ballet in their children productions of Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, and many Nutcrackers at the Folly Theatre in Kansas City. After high school, Danielle wanted to take her training to the next level and achieved her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Lindenwood University. She was also a member of the Nationally ranked Lion Line Dance Team. While a member, she help her team win their 4th consecutive National Title in Hip Hop and made Lindenwood Dance Team history by placing 2nd in the Nation for Jazz in 2012. Danielle was given numerous opportunities to choreograph in school and was selected to set a piece in 2013 for the American College Dance Festival Association in SEMO. While completing her degrees in 3 years, Danielle was a guest member for the Leverage Dance Theatre and selected to be a Lindenwood Dance Department member of Runaway by Keigwin + Company in 2014. After college Danielle moved back home and began sharing her passion for dance in the area. Danielle is currently teaching all levels at The Rage and is a choreographing for The Rage Company.

Danielle lives in Lee’s Summit with her husband, TJ awaiting the arrival of their first child, Baby B! Danielle’s love for dance is shared throughout the studio which she considers to by her first born child.

Danielle Blogumas - Owner/Artistic Director

Christina Houston - Dance Instructor

 

 

 

Christian Houston started dancing at the age of 7, where she quickly fell in love with dance. At 15 years old she was given the opportunity to assist classes and found her passion in teaching. She then began teaching classes on her own at the age of 18. Her 9 years of teaching has produced number choreography award at a regional and national level. She has produced title winners at regional and national competitions in a variety age groups. Christian has choreographed for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and was a back up dancer for a local artist. She has been a member of the Midwest Titan Dance Team from 2016-2017, a semi-professional football team. She has taken classes with SYTYCD choreographer Mandy Moore and Brandon Mitchell (SYTYCD Finalist). Miss Christian has also had former students go on to multiple collegiate teams to pursue their passion of dance she helped instill in them. When Ms. Christian is not dancing her heart out you can find her at the salon dancing her hands away with hair or with her family shaking their groove thang.

Miss Christian is VERY EXCITED to be a part of The Rage Academy of Dance family!

 

 

 

Miss Dawnelle began dancing at the age of 4 and she quickly fell in love. She went on to dance competitively where she won numerous overalls and title awards. Dawnelle was a member of her high school dance team, The Prowlers. At the age of 16 she auditioned and was selected to be a Dance Olympus VIP where she traveled that summer with professional dancers to assist them in convention classes all over the United States. After high school Miss Dawnelle moved to New York City and danced at The Alvin Ailey School Of Dance. While there she was then hired for Holland America Cruise Lines to dance aboard their ships. Miss Dawnelle has been teaching competitively since 2012 and has received numerous choreography awards. She was an apprentice for Storling Dance Theatre and participated in Theatre In The Park in Leawood Kansas, Modern night at the Folly Theatre, and was also a background dancer for a local Kansas City rapper. In 2017 she was selected to dance with the KcMotion Dance Company and perform several shows during the Fringe Festival in Kansas City this summer.

We are very excited for Miss Dawnelle to join The Rage Academy of Dance Family

Dawnelle Gregory - Dance Instructor

Loren Jones - Dance Instructor

 

 

Two left feet?  In his world there’s no such thing as two left feet.  It’s just finding the right beat to get that right foot moving!  Nicknamed “Boogie” by his peers, Mr. Loren has always been known for his dancing prowess and his fearlessness to bust a move in any crowd.  Hip hop has been his playground since the young age of 4 and three decades later, those feet still know how to groove to a beat. In high school, Loren started a step team with a group of friends and went on to perform across the city at various events.  Upon graduating, Loren returned to teach the class he helped build and give others the platform to dance in the same capacity as he did.  After some time away, he decided to strap us his laces again to teach another generation of youth the various styles of hip hop dance.  No matter the kid, he is 100% sure that he can find a way to connect and provide a passion and sense of self.   He fuses both street and technical hip hop with a flair for finding ways to blend hip hop into other genres of music to provide a unique style.  Pushing the bounds of where hip can go has always been his recipe for success and he doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon. Now as a father of 5, he still extends his time to teach youth about creating a voice through the arts with hip hop remaining his area of expertise.   With his eternal connection to music, the perfect blend of sound and step is always put to display. Each and every year, his goal is to teach at least one new student the real meaning of hip hop and how it can integrate into any culture if done with conviction and a fearless approach.

 

Alyssa Northern began dancing at the age of 4 and it quickly became her passion. At the age of 10 she became a part of Studio M Dance Academy competition team and was a company member until graduating from Raymore-Peculiar High School, throughout that time she competed in many regional and national competitions receiving numerous awards. Alyssa has trained in styles of ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, modern and hip hop. During her time dancing at the studio she was an assistant teacher and fell in love with teaching! Alyssa is currently attending Avila University pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice. She is apart of the Avila University Dance Team named the Glitter Girls where she competes at UDA Nationals in Orlando, FL. Alyssa also has competed within Avila’s conference and in February of 2018 the Glitter Girls placed 1st in the Heart of America Conference in Iowa. While a member of the Glitter Girls she has attended UDA Camp in Wisconsin Dells,WI where she has received a blue ribbon(superior rank) on personal dance evaluations as well as superior on team game day evaluations. Alyssa has taken classes with Stacy Paydo (Radio City Rockette) and Brandon Mitchell (SYTYCD Finalist) throughout her dance career. Alyssa is thrilled to be apart of the Rage and share her passion for dance with The Rage Academy of Dance students and families!

Alyssa Northern - Dance Instructor

Danielle Yonker - Dance Instructor

 

Danielle Yonker began her dance and tumbling career at age 3 with Dolly Arden’s Studio in Belton, MO. She began competing at age 10 in tap and jazz/hip hop and added cheerleading and musical theatre to her resume at age 14. Her passion for performing didn’t stop there; at 17 she was invited to and completed the Missouri Performing Arts Academy Summer Camp in addition to earning the title of UCA All Star Cheerleader both years of eligibility. Her love of dance and performance landed her triple scholarships to Benedictine College in Atchison, KS for dance, theatre and music. There she became part of Raven Dance Team and Spirit Squad. She was named Captain her Junior Year and led the Team to 2 back-to-back Conference Titles and National appearances.

Danielle earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre and Minor in Dance from Benedictine College and has a Master’s of Business Administration from Baker University. She has had the pleasure of working with some of Broadway’s finest talent with the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and has, herself, performed in a number of shows. Her theatrical appearances include; Hello Dolly!,Anything Goes, Reckless, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Othello, and many more in (both onstage and behind the scenes)! She left the theatre to start a family with her incredible and supportive husband and is now the very proud mother of 4! Although she doesn’t get as much time to enjoy dancing and performing herself these days, she is very excited to be joining the Rage Family in coaching the next generation of performers!