Vicki Stuchl, owner/instructor

    As the first assistant at the Johnny Cavelle Dance Studios, Vicki was on the faculty

for 26 years. She continues her education during the summer months at the Cecchetti

Council of America summer convention in Michigan and has also attended the

World Jazz Congress in Chicago as well as statewide dance conventions.

    Vicki is the past president of the SD Dance Network, Northern Plains Committee CCA,

and Black Hills Committee CCA. She is the current registrar for the

Black Hills Committee CCA. 

Andrea Conklin, instructor

Andrea began her dance training at the Johnny Cavelle Dance Studios at age 4. She

started in the Cecchetti Method of Ballet in 1995 and passed with honors her students

Grades I-VI. She is a graduate of the Johnny Cavelle Dance Studio, having studied

ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, modern, and irish while there. After graduating she continued

her dance education in the University of Minnesota Twin Cities dance program.

She began assistant teaching at the Cavelle Studios in 2000 and began teaching there

in 2003. She trained as a teacher in the Cecchetti Method under her coach, Vicki Stuchl,

and has passed her Grade V teachers exam making her a Qualified Associate Member

of the CCA. She continues to advance her education as a dancer and teacher at the

Cecchetti Council of America International Summer School along with various

statewide conventions.

In 2009 Andrea, along with her business partner Chad Hansen, opened the Core

Kinetics Dance Studios in Milbank and Redfield, SD. She is the past President and

current Vice President of the Black Hills Committee CCA.

Tamielle Harden, instructor

Shannon Westra Imbery, instructor

Katie Magera, instructor

Emily Williams, instructor

Ellen Zent, instructor

Core Classes



Classical Ballet


Cecchetti Ballet



Musical Theatre

Specialty Classes

Sur le Pointe

Company Ballet




   Grades V

   and VI




Dance Team


Vicki began dancing with Johnny Cavelle at the age of four and is a graduate of the Johnny Cavelle Dance Studios. She continued her education at Presentation College in their dance teacher program and studied business concurrently at Northern State University.

    Vicki has studied under such jazz masters as Gus Giordano, Joe Tremaine, Luigi, Matt Mattox, and Frank Hatchett. She was a demonstrator at the Chicago Nationals Dance

Masters Association convention for tap/jazz master Bruce Stegmann. She has been a

guest instructor at the Northern Plains Committee CCA and the SD Dance Network.

Vicki has passed her Cecchetti Grade VI teachers exam and is a Licentiate member

of the Cecchetti Council of America and a member of Dance Masters of America.