At Aspirations Dance Company we carefully select our staff for their professional experience, their ability to tailor their experience to every student, and their love of dance. Our instructors promote an atmosphere of excitement, professionalism, and creativity, allowing students the opportunity to learn and excel in dance.

 

Kelly Callese Nelms

Owner & Artistic Director

Kelly Callese is the founder and Artisitc director of Aspirations Dance Company in Lombard, IL. Kelly has been dancing since the age of eight starting out at Gotta Dance Studio where…

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Irma Aguilera

Office Manager

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Angela Savaglio

Instructor

​Angela Savaglio has had technical dance training since the age of three. She started her dance career at Gotta Dance Studio working intensely with Michele Broviak and Rhonda Lofendo. Angela has…

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Bree Lewandowski

Instructor

Bree Lewandowski has been dancing for twenty-one years. Her favorite teachers over the years include Joyce Lang, Donna Douglas, Katherine Pearson Skleba and Shell Benjamin. A scholarship dancer during her…

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Brittany Thele

Instructor

Brittany Thele began dancing when she was just 2 years old. During her early years of training, she performed roles with Von Heideicke’s Chicago Festival Ballet. She attended River North…

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Chiara Levato

Instructor

Chiara has been dancing for a total of 14 years since age 2. She has been dancing competitively for 12 of those years. She is experienced in many styles including:…

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Chris Zarate

Instructor

Chris Zarate started dancing after a Michael Jackson performance caught his eyes. He would play the tape, imitate, and rewind almost everyday, trying to perfect The King Of Pop and…

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Daniela Ivkovic

Instructor

Daniela was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago. She has over 30 years of experience in the dance world as a performer, instructor and choreographer. Daniela started…

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Hannah Johnson

Instructor

Beginning her training at the age of 3, Hannah is no stranger to the stage! She is solidly trained in all styles of dance, has choreographed for many studios throughout…

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Jenna Rivera

Instructor

Jenna Rivera began her journey into dance at the age of three. Since then she has had exclusive training in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, and musical theatre. Studying…

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Kimberly Callese

Instructor

Kim has been teaching jazz technique classes at the studio for over 7 years, Kim’s unique, thorough, & strict teaching style enhances jazz technique classes for our competitive dancers.  With…

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Michael Nelms

Instructor

Michael has been working with ADC for over 3 years. Formerly a competitive gymnast, Michael has a genuine love of the sport that shines through in his teaching.  His Students…

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Mikie Thomas

Instructor

Michael “Mikie” Thomas found his passion for dance at a very young age. As he grew up, Mikie perfected the style of foot-working, danced with various Southside groups in Chicago…

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Ryan Browning

Instructor

Ryan began dancing at the tender age of 6 years old, with Ballet Northwest, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Under the direction of Julie Sneden, Ryan discovered his love for the…

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Steven Gorski

Instructor

“Scuba” Steve Gorski started dancing at the young age of 2.  He received his training from Stage Door Dance Academy and Impact Dance Studio.  Steve has won many titles, scholarships and…

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Tanya Hensley

Instructor

Tanya started dancing at age 2 and danced competitively starting at age 5. Most of her training was with Tina Marie’s School of Dance located in Michigan. Tanya’s love of…

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