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Coach Misty is known for her contagious energy and the love she has for her dance students. She is passionate about teaching dancers to discover their inner fire and to let their heart and soul pour out onto the dance floor. Misty started the Iconic Dance Team program from the ground up in 2020/2021 as both a coach and program director. Within her first year coaching at Iconic Dance, she helped her team win a Division Championship. All three seasons, she led her teams to Nationals in Orlando, Florida placing in the finals as a Nationally ranked team! Her Senior Teams, earned a PAID BID to Nationals in season two and season three. Coach Misty was recently featured on WGN “DAYTIME CHICAGO” to speak about mental health awareness with athletes and her positive approach to coaching.


Misty is a former University of Iowa Dance Team Member and Choreographer.  In her 4 years at Iowa, her team placed in the Finals at UDA College Nationals in Orlando, Florida as well as placing 1st in the region. Misty was awarded the MVP Award and Choreography Award which is a huge honor as a Big Ten Collegiate Athlete. Upon graduation, she’s had the pleasure of judging and choreographing for both nationally and state ranked collegiate and high school dance teams.

For the past 20+ years, Coach Misty has been teaching at numerous dance studios in the Chicagoland area. She has trained intensely in all genres of dance including Classical Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Modern. Misty began her training at the age six with the Lisa Boehm School of Ballet where she performed as a featured dancer in the Nutcracker Suite Ballet.  She continued her dance training with the University of Iowa Dance Department, The Edge Performing Arts & Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles, California as well as Lou Contes, Joel Hall and Tremaine in Chicago. In addition to teaching dance, she’s danced professionally for numerous choreographers. Misty was known for her fierce energy in both jazz and hip hop.


In addition to being Iconic’s All Star Dance Team Coach and Program Director, she is an Author and owner of Mistyrockslife LLC. You may know Misty as being a retired school teacher of 17 years in school district U-46. While at home, Misty is the CEO to her three awesome kiddos and wife to Todd.  She loves fitness, Hawkeye Football, vacations and anything related to DANCE!

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