Our Studio

Kathryn Howard School of Dance opened in 1985 with forty enrollments and has seen growth to over four hundred enrollments over the past 34 years.

We are located in Roseburg, on the NW corner of Garden Valley Blvd and Stephens St (behind Ken's Dry Cleaning). Our new location has 6,000 sq ft of brand new dance space! With three large studios, sprung dance floors, mirrors, barres, dressing room and plentiful viewing areas for spectators.

Kathryn’s approach is wholesome and holistic. She believes dance is the vehicle for building not only artistry, poise, grace, coordination and rhythm, but also self-esteem in children. As they see themselves accomplish goals through discipline and effort, they progress in other areas of their life as well. Kathryn feels that she is helping not only to develop dancers, but healthy, happy people. Classes are taught in a positive atmosphere where creativity is allowed to blossom.

Our Instructors

Kathryn Howard, Founder

• Trained in the San Francisco Bay Area in the Royal Academy of Dance method of ballet • Studied the Limon & Cunningham methods of Modern Dance in New York City • Extensive training in Los Angeles under jazz masters Joe Tremaine and Roland Dupree • Dance major at Brigham Young University, performed with the acclaimed Dance Company, Orchesis • Educated in Virginia Tanner method of teaching children at University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Personal Philosophy: • Dance is the vehicle for building not only artistry, poise, grace, coordination and rhythm, but also self-esteem.
Fun Facts: • Founder/Director of Umpqua Youth Musical Theatre Company and choreographer for several UCC productions • Mother of six, married to husband Russ, for 43 years, grandmother of six • Loves fresh flowers, particularly the ones grown in her garden

Haley Howard, Artistic Director/Instructor

• Dancer since age eight; skilled in classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, lyrical, hip hop, and tap • Dance education in New York, Georgia, California, Oregon, and Washington • Continues training at master classes throughout the USA
Personal Philosophy: • To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, to draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life.
Fun Facts: • Enjoys drawing and painting, both realism & abstract • Happily married to Adam and joyful mother of two • Listens to every genre of music and loves it all!

Erina (Ellie) Dantibo, Instructor

Training/Experience: • Graduate of Santa Monica College as dance major • Highly skilled in modern, jazz, hip hop, and reggae • Performed with the acclaimed collabor8 dance company in “World of Dance” & “Carnival” in Los Angeles, Zepp & Megante in Tokyo, and as a dancer alongside Reggae artist E-Dee • Choreographer for the Tokyo Mirage • Studied with Alvin Ailey dance company and Broadway Dance Center in New York, trained by Nolan Padilla, Malaya, Victor Rojas and Rino Nakasone and many other greats
Personal Philosophy: • Seek joy, peace, honor, and happiness. Carpe diem – seize the day!
Fun Facts: • Born & raised in Tokyo • Is a master calligraphist • Avid animal lover (owner of 3 spoiled dogs!) • Favorite flower is hibiscus

Alisha Templeton, Instructor

Cheer Training/Experience: • Coached competitive cheer for 18 years in Douglas County • Named Ford Truck and Trailblazer Coach of the Year and recipient of Cascade Community Credit Union “Unsung Hero” award • Highly skilled tumbling and stunting coach • Oregon Cheerleading Coaches Association Member • NFHS, IMPACT & SAFESPORT certified
Personal Philosophy: • Every athlete has a story about their favorite sport, be the coach that leaves a positive mark and gets to be a part of that story.
Fun Facts: • Happily married mom of two daughters • I'm only 4'9" but my personality is extra tall! • Cat lover • Youth volleyball and softball coach

Katie McMaster, Instructor

• Specialist in hip hop, tap, kick line, and drill • Dance training at collegiate level • Master of Arts in teaching from George Fox University
Personal Philosophy: • Be kind, compassionate, inclusive and straight up good to people. Everyone’s important to someone or something. And it’s nice to be important - but it’s more important to be nice. - Dwayne Johnson
Fun Facts: • Avid baker and fitness junkie • HUGE Disney fan! • Mother of two beautiful babes

Aubrey Dill, Instructor

• Classically trained in Cecchetti method of ballet • Skilled in ballet, pointe, contemporary, musical theatre & jazz • Dance education with masters Connie Hogge, Caroline Wright & Christine Rader Personal Philosophy: • Live simply, love generously, and learn constantly. Fun Facts: • Barista & latte art enthusiast • Avid hiker, theatre attendee & thrift shopper • Loves traveling, camping and beach walks.

Holly Russell, Studio Assistant

• Graduated from Brigham Young University - Idaho with degree in Fine Arts. • Leading roles as Dorothy in The Wiz and Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes; supporting roles in Grease, Brigadoon, Music Man & Into the Woods to name a few.
Personal Philosophy: • Go out and make your mark. - Elizabeth Arden
Fun Facts: • Volunteers for March of Dimes. • Enjoys driving with the windows down and the music turned up! • Has a penchant for diet soda.

1437 NE Dee Street, Roseburg, OR 97470  Phone: 541-672-8811  
Email: kathryn@roseburgdance.com


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