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 Staff

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!

Aubrey Crompton, 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.

Hannah Case, Instructor

• Thirteen years of Dance experience Proficient in Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, and Contemporary. She is currently a dance major studying at the University of Oregon.
Personal Philosophy: • My personal philosophy: We do not regret the things we do in life; we regret the things we do not do.
Fun Facts: • Currently on the U of O Equestrian Team • Loves fishing, camping, hiking, and boating • Her most cherished memory is a three week tour of Austria, where she and her team danced in each visited city.

Kiara Badger, Instructor

• Skilled in Cha Cha, Rumba, Foxtrot, Polka, Country Swing, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Jazz Funk, Tumbling, Contemporary, Musical Theater and Hip Hop. Trained in dance at Brigham Young University - Idaho
Personal Philosophy: • "Have courage and be kind, for where there is kindness there is goodness and where there is goodness there is magic". -Cinderella
Fun Facts: • Owns a professional photography business (Kiara E Badger Photography) • Danced in “The Nutcracker Ballet” for 13 consecutive years. • Enjoys making art, singing, sewing, playing piano and violin, designing clothes, tennis, volleyball, hiking, fishing, riding horses, and baking.

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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