Our Faculty 
Jennifer Haider

Jennifer is the owner and artistic director of The Dance Center. Jennifer has been trained in ballet through the St. Paul City Ballet under Jo Savino and Andahazy Ballet under Mr. Andahazy and his son, Marius. Jennifer was in both the St. Paul City Ballet and Andahazy Ballet's dance companies. Along with receiving classical ballet training, Jennifer danced at her mother's studio for tap and jazz. She graduated from Cretin Derham Hall and received her bachelors degree from College of St. Benedict's. She joined her mother to take over the ballet department at The Dance Center in 1997 and offically took over the family run business in 2019. She now has over 30 girls on pointe and has begun teaching competition classes. Her first two years participating in competition have been incredibly successful, bringing back first place. Her son, John, followed in family tradition and teaches the boy's hip hop classes.   

Corrine Martin

Corrine began teaching in 1965 when she opened Corrine’s School of Dance.  While running the studio she was also raising her family of two daughters and a son.  Along with running her studio, Corrine was involved in the fine arts at Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights.  During her time there in the 1980’s she choreographed musicals and was an advisor for the Cheerleading and Dance Line programs.  In 1996 Corrine built the Dance Center on Dodd Road.  Her daughter Jennifer joined her, making it a family business.  2015 marks Corrine’s 50th anniversary in teaching.  She is now teaching the grandchildren of former students.  Corrine teaches all of the tap classes, the three and under children (her favorite!), and the annual dad’s dance.

 

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Angie Packer

 

Angie started dancing when she was 2 years old and has traning in tap, jazz, ballet, and pointe. After taking time away from dance to raise a family, Angie returned to her dancing roots as a tap teacher in 2011. 

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John Boyd

 

Dancing runs in the family, as John was raised in the studio by his mom and studio owner, Jennifer. Taking classes when he was younger, he was destined to continue the family legacy of teaching dance. John joined the family run business in 2014 as the Boy's Hip Hop teacher. 

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Heather Skrien

 

Heather began dancing at The Dance Center in 1992. Having a passion for dance all of her life, she joined the faculty in 2011. Heather is trained in ballet, pointe, tap, and jazz. Heather received her Master’s Degree from the University of Minnesota and works as a dually licensed co-occurring disorders therapist.

Heather manages the social media and communication aspects of the business. Heather currently substitute teaches as needed.