Vicki Schnoor, LCCA


Vicki began dancing with Johnny Cavelle at the age of four and is a graduate of the Johnny Cavelle Dance Studios. She was an assistant teacher as a high school student and has been teaching in the Watertown community since 1985. She continued her dance education at Presentation College in their dance teacher program and studied business concurrently at Northern State University. Vicki established Living Art Dance Studios in 2009 after the retirement of Johnny Cavelle and the ownership of the Johnny Cavelle Dance Studios changed hands.

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 Cecchetti Council of America and the South Dakota 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.

Vicki continues her education during the summer months at the Cecchetti Council of America summer convention in Michigan and the Chicago Nationals Dance Masters Association annual conventions. She also attends other statewide conventions and is a past attendee of the World Jazz Congress when it has been held in Chicago.

Vicki is the past president of the South Dakota Dance Network, Northern Plains Committee CCA, and Black Hills Committee CCA. She is the current registrar for the Black Hills Committee CCA.

Rachel Peterson


Rachel began dancing at the age of four and is a graduate of the Johnny Cavelle and Living Art Dance Studios.

She went on to pursue her Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography at Hope College in Holland, MI, graduating with Highest Honors. After graduation, Rachel had the opportunity as a member of the H2 Dance Company to perform at the Marais Dance Centre in Paris, France, and continued her training with Giordano Dance in Chicago and the Rockettes in New York City. She is now in her second year as a dance instructor and teaches at both the Living Art Dance Studios and Westberry Dance. Rachel is currently certified in the Basic Level of the Nan Giordano Dance Certification and holds her Cecchetti Teacher Certifications in Grades I-II.

Brianna Mueller


Brianna Mueller has danced at Living Art Dance Studios since she was four years old and she graduated in 2019.

She has passed her Cecchetti I-III Student Examinations. Brianna is currently in her junior year at Northern State University where she is pursuing a degree in
Elementary Education. She was an assistant dance teacher for a year and this is her third year as a dance instructor. She also works as an assistant preschool teacher at the Youth Development Center when she isn’t teaching dance.

Other Instructors

  • Rachel Peterson
  • Taylor Burns
  • Morgan Burns
  • Brianna Mueller



You can register for classes all summer long.