Meet our Staff
Miss Alyson Smith
Miss Alyson Smith from St. John, KS, is a recent graduate of Fort Hays State University. She has her bachelor's degree in business management with a certificate in Human Resources. She has been dancing since she was three years old and danced her way through high school and college. She has been teaching dance in St. John for 4 years now and has been doing choreography for 8 years. Her favorite dance memory was performing at nationals in Daytona Beach Florida as a member of the Barton Community College dance team. She is excited to continue sharing her passion for dance with Danceography. Aly loves all types of dance but if she had to pick one her favorite would be jazz. She is teaching jazz, hip hop, lyrical, tap, ballet, musical theater and contemporary. She is also helping with the competition team this year.
Miss Laura Klima - Fehr
Miss Laura Klima Fehr is the studio owner and lead instructor at Danceography. She has been dancing since she was 2 years old, and according to her mom she danced before she could walk. She danced for many years under 2 studios, danced throughout high school, junior college, and college. Miss Laura's dancers ask her all the time "what is your favorite style of dance?!" and her response changes all the time as she loves all styles for different reasons. She loves to practice tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, ballet, and pointe skills. She believes God create the body to DANCE! A few of her favorite things include time with family and friends, hanging out with her NEW HUSBAND, wake boarding, spending time near a body of water, hiking, lifting weights, Sophie Mae (her fur-child), a good steak, K-STATE football games, fashion, and spending time laughing! Read more about Miss Laura by clicking here.
Miss Lauren Coles
Miss Lauren Coles, originally from Kingman, KS, is a recent Kansas State University graduate. She danced at Kingman Dance Center for 10 years learning ballet, tap, jazz, and pointe throughout elementary, middle, and high school. Once graduated high school, she attended Allen Community College on a Livestock Judging Scholarship, and finished her Animal Science degree at Kansas State University. (GO STATE!) She decided while her (newlywed) husband was going to be busy coaching each season of school, she would preoccupy herself with teaching dance to the younger generations! (Something she always wanted to do since she was a kid!) She enjoys spending time with family, working cattle, and dancing! She is looking forward to joining the Danceography family this semester (Spring 2018)!
Miss Nakita Adame
Miss Nakita (Fischer) Adame was born and raised in Great Bend, Ks. She began dancing at the age of five and was involved in many activities as a child and throughout elementary school into college. Starting with dance classes through the years until college, being a part of Argonne All-Stars from Middle School until her senior year of High School, was an assistant at Dance by Design, member of GBHS Varsity Cheerleading squad for 3 years and dancing as a member of Barton Community College Dance Line. Nakita went on to graduate as an RN from Barton Community College and earn her BSN through Wichita State University and is currently employed at Great Bend Regional Hospital full time for the last seven years. Nakita has two children, Kacen, 4 and Mila, 1. Nakita is so excited to be coming back this year to help out with the competition team!
Miss Sarah Burkhead
Sarah is an instructor for Babes in Ballet plus assists with Jazz and Tap classes. She is the Program Director of Tiny Tykes here at the Danceography as well. She is also super pumped to be teaching and bringing Beginner Acrobatics & Tumbling back to the studio! Sarah was raised, and currently lives, in Claflin, KS with her husband of 6 years, Stephen, and her daughter, Rachael. Sarah received her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise physiology from Washburn University and truly has a passion for helping others live their happiest and healthiest lives. When she isn’t teaching a dance class, fitness class or personal training clients at Danceography she works as a Stay-at-Home Mom. She is very excited to continue her journey here and watch the Danceography Family grow!
Miss Tandi Mai
God has certainly blessed me with a wonderful family! My husband, Clint, is a mail carrier in Great Bend.He is a rockin’ Dance Dad to our daughter Leah! Leah is a 7th grader at Great Bend Middle School and is a competition tap dancer for Danceography studios, which also makes me a proud Dance Mom! Our little family of three (and our two bulldog babies) provide a great source of faith and strength for me from day to day.
I am honored to participate in the profession of teaching. I am a full time ELA Literacy Coach for USD 428 Great Bend, as well as a teacher for Danceography. I started taking dance classes at the age of 5 and performed in my last dance recital at the age of 22, tapping on stage with my sister. I love all genres of dance, but my heart lies with TAP! I truly believe that all students have gifts, and I have the blessing of teaching them.
Miss Faith Beck
Faith is a junior at Hoisington High School and plans on going to K-State after graduation. She is the co-captain of the high school danceline and has loved dancing since she was little! Some of her favorite things include the color pink, sleeping in on weekends, eating at Freddy's, and seeing the students reach their potential and grow into stronger dancers! Her favorite style of dance is jazz, and she is teaching jazz, hip-hop, tap, ballet, lyrical, and contemporary. Faith has loved working with Danceography and is excited to see the studio grow!
2010 - present
2010 - present