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Katie Giese

Owner, Instructor

Hello! I'm Miss Katie. After graduating from Loras in 2004, I opened 5678 in 2005 with the help of my family. I have had the privilege of watching the studio grow out of two locations before it found it's final home in Asbury. My husband Mark and I have three kids, one of which is on the dance team! My favorite style is Tap. I have had the same tap shoes since I opened the studio!


Nicole Tygart


I have been an instructor at Studio 5678 since 2016. I grew up doing studio and competitive dance in Cedar Rapids, and continued to dance through college with the University of Iowa’s Dance Club.  In my free time, I love to snuggle with my two cats: Tizzy and Toki! 


Megan Collins


Hi!  I am a senior at Loras College, majoring in Elementary Education. I starting dancing at 8 years old and started teaching at 14 years old. I have been a part of the  Studio 5678 dance team and Wahlert Dance team. Being a dance teacher is the best job ever!


Katelyn Soat


I have been dancing for over a decade and I teach dance at many of the surrounding schools in the area. I graduated from the University of Dubuque with a degree in Fine and Performing Arts with a concentration in dance, music, and theatre. I was also on team at Studio 5678 for many years. I love to share my love of dance with my students!


Taylor Wiskus


Hi! I'm Miss Taylor. I have danced at 5678 since 2007. I'm currently on the 5678 dance team and I'm a cheerleader for the Hempstead Mustangs in Dubuque. When I'm not dancing or cheering, I am involved at my school as the Student Body President, French Club, and Green Team. My hard work at school put me at the top of my class.


Liz Wiskus


Hi, I'm Miss Liz! I am married and  have 4 children, 3 girls and 1 boy. All of my children have danced at Studio 5678 since 2007. All of my girls are still dancing at the studio, but my son decided to focus more on his sports instead.  I started working in the office at Studio 5678 a few years ago and love my job. I am always available for questions or concerns you may have. Please stop by and say hello.


Molly Kennedy


I have been an instructor at Studio 5678 since we opened in 2005! I love to choreograph dances and my favorite styles are jazz, hip hop and lyrical. I have been involved in several musicals at the Grand Opera House including playing Roxie Hart in Chicago the musical in 2010. I love to watch the kids grow as dancers, performers and amazing people!


Lindsey Chapman


My passion for dance started in 2005 when I joined the 5678 Dance Team. I taught my first class in 2012, and have been in love with teaching at my "second home" ever since! When I'm not teaching, I'm working as a freelance graphic designer or organizing a closet/ drawer/room somewhere! 


Emily Mentzer


My name is Emily Mentzer and I’ve been dancing with Studio 5678 since I was 8 years old. During my time here I performed with the competition team and have been teaching classes since 2013. Outside of dance I spend most of my time at Capri College where I’m a student. I also like to spend my free time hanging out with friends and golfing. I love being a dance teacher and love my studio 5678 family!


Jacqueline Biver


Hi, I'm Jacqueline and I have taught at 5678 since 2006. I danced on the Iowa State Dance Team and love that I get to keep doing what I love. I'm a school teacher at Irving Elementary. I am married and have three girls with my husband Steve.


Alyssa Cook


 I took my first dance class in 2005 at Studio 5678 and instantly fell in love with the studio, the dance team and my teachers, who all quickly turned into my family and now lifelong friends! Flash forward 15 years and I’m so excited to be back in the studio teaching what I love. When I’m not at the studio, I’m fulfilling my duties as a full time Graphic Designer and Dog Mama to my 135 pound snuggly Saint Bernard named Winston!


Laura Von Ah


Hello! I'm Miss Laura. I've been a dance mom since 1992 when Miss Katie and Miss Molly first started dance class. When I'm not working at the studio, I'm teaching art at Washington Middle School and spending time with my five grandchildren.

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