COACHING STAFF

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Jenny Kearns

Varsity Head Coach

Growing up, I went to various studios starting at the age of 3 at Pat Peare's School of Dance. I was a Lakeville Lakeliner in 9th grade until I moved out of that district and then became a member of the Burnsville Bravettes for the remainder of high school.

 

I currently live in Apple Valley with my daughter, Ashley, and our cat, Kitty.  I also have a son, Jordan, who lives in Becker, MN.  Free time?  What's that?  When I have free time, I spend it with my kids or aimlessly wandering Target.   

Oliva Conn

Varsity Assistant Coach

Olivia grew up dancing competitively at both Footsteps Dance Studio and The Dance Connection. She was an Irishette for three years in high school and was a captain for two of those years and went on to dance D1 in college for three more years, competing at UDA Nationals. 

Kaitlynn Stearns

Junior Varsity Coach

Kaitlynn began dancing at age 3 and started competing at Spotlight Productions at age 8. She was a 4 year member and 2 time state champion with the Lightning Dance Team, and is thrilled to be back coaching in the South Suburban conference. This is Kaitlynn’s first year coaching with the Irishettes. She is currently in her 3rd and final year of Occupational Therapy school and recently got engaged to her high school sweetheart. Kaitlynn is so excited to be back in the dance team world with the Irishettes! 

Abbie Hamilton

Fall Performance Team Co-Coach

I currently teach both competitive and recreational students at Holly’s Dance in Lakeville. I was a competitive studio dancer for 13 years of training in ballet, jazz, tap, and musical theatre. I was a member of the Shakopee Dance and Cheer teams throughout high school. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my two cats and trying new coffee. 

Annabelle Hamilton

Fall Performance Team Co-Coach

Annabelle grew up dancing in the Twin Cities and teaches competitive and recreational studio dancers. She has won multiple Judge's Choice and Overall Awards as both a dancer and choreographer for her tap, musical theatre, and jazz dances. She was the captain of her high school dance team where she was named South Suburban Conference Honorable Mention and a member of the MN All-State Jazz Team. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a B.S in mechanical engineering; while at St. Thomas, she was a 4-year member and 2-year captain of the St. Thomas cheer team. In her spare time, she enjoys rhinestoning, going to Target, and spending time with her cats Snoopy and Noelle.