Dance class has been the best part of Miss Mary's week since she was in Kindergarten. She's Acrobatic Arts Certified and now specializes in developing new programs and teaching our youngest students.
Growing up in an Army family allowed her to learn from many wonderful teachers. She was a member of the Ozark High School Pom Squad and Competidance All Stars and performed in many community theatre, church, and other performances.
While pursuing her degree in Public Relations from Missouri State University she enjoyed teaching, coaching and choreographing for several Springfield and area High School Dance Teams.
Mary previously worked as Managing Director of Performing Arts Association of St. Joseph, bringing professional performers, including dance companies, to the historic Missouri Theatre in St. Joseph. She now works as Executive Director of the Savannah Chamber of Commerce. She has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Savannah R3 School Support groups, and the Ingersolls have co- chaired the Novelty Committee for Moila Shrine Circus for more than 10 years.
Miss Mary and Mr. Ross live in Savannah with their children, Eddie & Lizzie
An award-winning choreographer, co-creator of the TumbleZoo Competitions, and Acrobatic Arts Certified. With vast experience, Miss Sarah could teach any class at Inspirations but her favorite dance style is tap! A native of St. Joseph, Sarah was a member of the dance team at Central High School and principal dancer in the modern dance company at MWSU, under Paul Chambers.
While at Missouri Western, Sarah taught modern and ballroom dancing. Then she worked as the dance manager for a large Kansas City studio for 5 years, where she directed the competitive program. Later she owned Dancing in Grace Center for Performing Arts in St. Joseph. In her first year at Inspirations Miss Sarah’s competition tap number won major awards including Top Overall and Top Technique Award at The Edge Talent Competition in Liberty, Mo.
Miss Sarah and her family reside in St. Joseph. Her daughter, Abigail, and son, Andrew, are enrolled in every Inspirations class that their mom will let them take. Both kids work as assistant teachers and compete with our Troupe. Mr. Dustin, her husband, is a seasoned dance husband & proud dance dad who you’ll often catch working behind the scenes.
She started dance at four years old and has studied ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, tumbling and hip hop. She danced with Inspirations as a student for five years, and also worked as an assistant teacher. She has blossomed into a talented dance instructor, now with more than five years experience. Her favorite styles of dance are pointe and lyrical. Jessica was a member of the Savannah High School dance team for four years. She also performed en pointe in a production of The Nutcracker at the Missouri Theater in 2012. Jessica is teaches ballet, pointe, jazz, tumbling and hip hop, along with our competition Troupe team. Jessica has received an award in choreography during the Troupe 2018-19 season.
Jessica grew up and currently lives in Savannah with her two fur babies, Buster and Nala. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Communication Public Relations from Northwest Missouri State University. She currently works as a Support Coordinator with Progressive Community Services. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling to new places and spending time with her family and friends.
Miss RaeRae fell in love with the art of dance at the age of three years old. RaeLynn has been with Inspirations for many years. She graduated from Savannah High School in 2017 and was a member of the dance team all four years, along with a member of the All-American Dancer from UDA. She is currently a junior at Missouri Western and a third year member of the Mystics dance team. RaeLynn is pursuing her degree in Elementary Education.
Her favorite style of dance is tap and you will find RaeLynn teaching in little dancers and ballet and tap combo this year as well as hosing birthday parties and special events.
She began dance lessons at the age of three and has been dancing ever since! Taylor was a member of the Savannah High School dance team for four years and graduated in 2018. While on dance team, she was awarded with All-American Dancer from UDA. She is currently a second year member of the Missouri Western Mystics dance team. Taylor began at Inspirations as a student for six years and worked as an assistant teacher for five. This year will be Taylor's second year of being an instructor at Inspirations. She is thankful to be able to continue her dance career in both the studio and Mystics. Her favorite style of dance will always be pointe and ballet but she also loves jazz and lyrical.
Taylor loves to travel and spend time with her family and friends. She has a strong faith and a passion for working with children. Taylor is pursing a degree in Elementary Special Education and would like to receive her master's degree in school counseling.
Miss Sammy is one of the friendly faces you will meet as you come into the studio. Sammy has been with Inspirations for nearly five years and works as the office manager. She grew up in Rosendale, went to school at North Andrew High School and is a current student at Northwest Missouri State University studying Business Management. One her favorite memories of working at Inspirations is going to Disney World in 2017 with the studio.
Sammy loves the Royals, Chiefs and anything purple! When she is not at the studio you can find her working at the Andrew County Courthouse as Deputy Recorder of Deeds or hanging out with friends and family.
Miss Jessie was hired as our receptionist in 2019 but it quickly became clear that she belongs in the studio teaching our kids! More on Miss Jessie will be added soon.
Miss Heather teaches piano lessons at Inspirations. She's so popular that her classes are sold out!
Originally from New Zealand, where she was a Primary school (Elementary) Teacher for 17 years; the last 8 of those as an Art specialist, Miss Bee is pleased to be able to offer BEE CREATIVE @ INSPIRATIONS - Art classes for children aged 7 to 14. Bee had her own Art studio, BEE CREATIVE, in New Zealand teaching up to 40 kids a week the joy of creating art. Now living in Missouri, she is excited to inspire the young artists in Savannah and it’s surrounding areas to create masterpieces