MEET OUR TEACHERS
over 50 years combined experience
Lindsay Jameson has been the owner and director of ATD since it opened in 2001. She has danced since the age of 4 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in dance from Ball State University. She’s performed in various theatre shows including Guys & Dolls, Crazy For You, Sophisticated Ladies, West Side Story and Big.
She has choreographed for several musicals and show choirs including Monmouth/Roseville Show Choir, Choral Dynamics, Avon High School and Corn Stock Theatre For Kids. Lindsay taught for the Carl Sandburg College Kids On Campus program when it began until it ended in 2016.
In her spare time she enjoys working out, running, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and the Dallas Cowboys and shooting fireworks. (She even possesses her IL State & IL Fire Marshall explosive/lead shooter licenses) She’s a team Beachbody coach and loves to go Geocaching.
Miss Lindsay teaches: tap, ballet, pointe, jazz, acro
- FUN FACTS
Favorite style of dance is: tap
Favorite color is: blue
Favorite quote: “At the end of the day, it’s about doing what you love.” and “If it’s the last dance, dance backwards.”
- Birthday: September 6th
Jessica Decker has been an ATD student since she was in grade school. She has taken class in tap, jazz, ballet pointe and lyrical but ballet and pointe are her true passion. She started as one of our teaching assistants (TNTs) in 7th grade and enjoys helping students succeed. Jessica graduated from GHS in 2017, Carl Sandburg College in 2019 and in 2021 received her Bachelor’s Degree from Knox College. She was a member of our Blue Heat dance team for 3 years and is now a coach and choreographer for the team. She was also our Dancer of the Year in 2017.
Jessica loves dancing and painting and is an essential member of our ATD family. We’re lucky to have her on staff!
Miss Jessica teaches: ballet, pointe, jazz, acro, lyrical, modern
- FUN FACTS:
Favorite style of dance: ballet
Favorite color: teal
Favorite quote: “Some dance to remember, some dance to forget.”
- Birthday: January 5th
Kyndal Hamman has been dancing with ATD since kindergarten. She was a 2 year member of the GHS Gadet team and a member of our Blue Heat dance team. Kyndal was a teaching assistant (TNT) for 4 years before joining our staff. She’s also a co-coach and choreographer for our Blue Heat team and loves teaching! She is a graduate of GHS.
Kyndal loves anything creative including painting, makeup, art and dance! She’s currently pursuing her cosmetology degree from Oehrlein in East Peoria. We’re thrilled to have her on staff!
Miss Kyndal teaches: hip hop, jazz, lyrical, modern
- FUN FACTS:
Favorite style of dance: lyrical
Favorite color: emerald green
Favorite quote: “The marks humans leave are too often scars.” -John Green
- Birthday: June 3rd
Alaina Dunn has spent the last 10 years at the studio. She was a 2 year member of our Blue Heat dance team and served as a teaching assistant (TNT) for two years before joining our staff. She’s a GHS graduate and currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree.
Alaina may be our newest staff member but she’s a true asset to the studio and we love having her!
Miss Alaina teaches: modern & is a guest choreographer for ATD Blue Heat
- FUN FACTS:
Favorite style of dance: modern
Favorite color: brown
Favorite quote: “There’s an art to life’s distractions.” -Someone New by Hozier
- Birthday: January 18th