Sue and her husband Dan, have owned and operated Music General since 1979. Sue began her dance education in Minneapolis. She studied Tap, Jazz and Ballet at Sivanich School of Music and Dance in Hopkins at the University of Minnesota’s MacPhail Center for the Performing Arts in Minneapolis. In 1974, she received her BA degree from the University of Minnesota, MInneapolis Campus. Her Choreography and teaching skills have made her highly requested by local theaters, dance studios, colleges, elementary and high schools. Sue has also served as a judge for regional dance competitions. Sue and her students have won several regional and national dance awards.
COMPANY LINE INSTRUCTOR
Libby is a Music General alumni graduating from the program in 2019, after 15 years of dance. She began assisting Sue at the age of 10 and has since been back numerous times to help choreograph our winter and spring recital finales. Libby has also assisted at dance conventions such as UnMasked Convention created by Masquerade dance competition and JUMP dance convention.
STUDIO LINE INSTRUCTOR
Amy is a native of the Brainerd area. She has been teaching at the Music General since 1987. Amy began dancing in high school as a member of her HS dance team, eventually taking classes at Music General in an effort to broaden her technical abilities. In addition to her love of dance, Amy majored in Theatre at St. Cloud University and toured professionally with Troupe America of Plymouth, MN. After college she and her husband moved to South Dakota where she ran her own dance studio and was the Director of Community Theatre for the Town Players in Watertown, SD. Since her move back to the area in 2000, she has been active in local community theatre, both onstage and as a frequent director/choreographer of the local theatrical productions. Amy loves running the Studio Line program at Music General and watching her students grow in their love for dance.
STUDIO LINE INSTRUCTOR
Jessie is a MG alumni dancer. Jessie has two daughters in the Company Line program: Calia (Preteens) & Chloe (Preteens). This is her 3rd season teaching Studio Lines.
COMPANY LINE BALLET INSTRUCTOR
Keri’s background in ballet includes studying at the Minnetonka Dance Theatre & School, as well as training and performing with the Youth Ballet Company and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. She will be teaching ballet to the Mini, Junior, Preteen and Senior Company Lines, as well as our Pilates/Warm-up Class.
STAPLES STUDIO LINE INSTRUCTOR
Kristen is a 2010 graduate of Verndale High School. Kristin is a Music General alumni dancer who began her dance education at age three, dancing for fifteen years until her graduation. During her time as a student, Kristin studied under several notable teachers and choreographers. In addition to her instruction from Music General staff; Miss Amy, Miss Mabel, Wilor Bluege and Miss Sue, Kristin studied tap, contemporary, lyrical and hip hop from industry professionals including Mike Minery, Jennifer Silvas, Melody Lacayanga, Ashle Dawson, Joe Istre and Jeremy Keeton. Upon her graduation, Kristin began attending the Model College of Hair and Design, and Urban Dance Productions. Upon her return to the area in 2015, Kristin began teaching at our Staples studio, where she remains today. In addition to teaching for Music General, Kristin works at a salon in Staples as a Cosmetologist/Stylist