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The Dance Authority Staff

Darci Bray

Darci began dancing at the age of 3 and has been on the move ever since! She grew up dancing in Kansas City where she had the opportunity to compete locally, regionally and nationally with her studio. She danced for 4 years on the Varsity Dance Team in High School and was a member of 

Megan Jones

Megan Jones began dancing at the age of 3 and continued her dance education by moving to The Dance Authority for its opening year in 2001 at the age of 5. She joined TDA’s Competition Team at the age of 12 and continued dancing competitively until she graduated in 2014. Megan has been

Shelly Strong

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Jason Shimerdla

Jason Shimerdla has been on staff at The Dance Authority since 2001. Jason is one of the studio’s most highly requested teachers and works closely with many of our younger dancers. Jason began dancing at the age of 5 and has studied Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tumbling, Ballet and Tap. Prior to te

Emily Vlach

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Mindy Murphy

Mindy Murphy began her dance training in Omaha over 20 years ago.  She has been extensively trained in ballet, lyrical, jazz, modern, and cheer/pom.  She was a part of a National title winning cheerleading team in high school where she was a UCA All-Star and asked to be a part of the