Amber Cordell - Owner/Director - All genres - Competitive Team Director
Amber is a native of Liberty, MO. She is a product of Liberty schools and William Jewell College with a B.A. in Communication and emphasis on public speaking. She began dancing at a very young age studying; tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, modern, hip-hop (funk), acrobats, acting, & voice. As a young dancer she trained and competed as a studio dancer, as well as being educated by traveling to conventions and competitive events across the nation. She was ranked at the national level as a top 10 dancer, and excelled in group routines as well. In high school, she was a member/captain of the Liberty Pom Pon team (now Liberty Sapphires), as well as featured in highlighted dancer roles in school & community theatre.
In college, Amber spent her summers traveling and teaching for both Universal Dance Association (UDA) & National Dance Alliance (NDA). She was also a member/caption of the William Jewell Dance team ranking in the top 6 team in the nation 3 times and featured on both ESPN and ESPN2.
As a professional dancer Amber has danced with Kansas City based contemporary company KACICO, was a member of the Kansas City Wizards MLS "Wizards Girls", Kansas City Command AFL "Command Dancers", as well as being cast as a dancer for Carnival Cruise Lines.
Her choreography work has spanned many genres and audiences including:
Choreographer for the Kansas City Royals MLB: Opening Day 2009, Player Award show 2010, 10 years of Fan Fest performances, Watch party entertainment, and Worlds Series Rally 2015.
Dance Team Choreography for: Liberty High School, Liberty North High School, Smithville High School, Lee's Summit High School, Truman High School, St. Pius High School, St. Theresa's High School, Platte City High School, William Jewell College, Kansas City Comets, Kansas City Command, and more.
Over 20 Choreography awards for studio choreography at regional and national level competitions.
She also enjoys spending her time and using her knowledge judging for several dance competitions, and teaching workshops to other studios across the country. Her strengths lie in technical training & creative conceptual choreography.
In her personal life, Amber is married to husband Michael Cordell and together they have one 4 year old child (Taylor). She enjoys all performing arts, and believes in giving every student the opportunity to hone their own voice in the arts.
Michael Davis - Ballet
Michael DAvis began his ballet training at the Marya Kennett Dance Centre in Goshen, NY at the age of 10. After attending summer courses at The Rock School for DAnce Education in Pennsylvania, he was accepted into their year-round residency program on a merit scholarship.
Upon graduating from the Rock School, he joined Oregon Ballet Theatre in 2007 and danced for two years under the direction of Christopher Stowell and Damara Bennett. Michael then moved on to be a company dancer with Kansas City Ballet for over 9 seasons. He has performed in George Balanchine's Valse Fantasie, Slughter on Tenth Avenue, Sarenade, Allegro Brillante and Symphony in C, as well as Val CAniparoli's Lambarena.
This will be Michael's first year with Stars Unlimited, and we are so very grateful for the gifts he will bring our students.
Elise Campagna - Acting
Elise is an Indiana native with a BA in Theatre and English from the University Of Indianapolis. Elise has been on several stages in Kansas City, including The Coterie's, where she played Clarice in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer- The Musical!! Other local credits include Antigone (title role) and Vincent in Brixton at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, Jayne Eyre and The Crucible with the Barn Players, and Linda in Evil Dead: The Musical at Prohibition Hall.
In addition to acting and teaching, Elise is also an artist, published writer, and costume designer.
We are so excited to welcome Elise into the Stars Unlimited family!
Nikki Foster - Contortion and more
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Helen Traphagen - Voice
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Ash Rowan - Yoga
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Sydnee Arnold - technique and more
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Lakie Spencer - Technique and more
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Stars Unlimited * 32 S Main St., Liberty, MO 64068 (Entrance at rear of building off Gallatin)