Meet the Instructors

 

Stephanie Smith
Head Gymnastics Coach

Stephanie has over 20 years of experience coaching gymnastics. She is a former Concordia Turners gymnast and retired as a Level 8 gymnast and advanced in Trampoline and Tumbling. She has previously taught here as well as in additional gyms in Kansas City and St. Louis and has experience with both AAU and USA Gymnastics programs.
 
Lisa Berman
Sport Stacking Coach

Lisa has been a teacher for more than 20 years. She is currently the physical education teacher at The Soulard School and oversees all the tournaments in the US for the World Sport Stacking Association. She started coaching sport stacking in 2010 and she and her daughter started competing in 2011 and her son started competing in 2014.  All three of them are now on the USA Sport Stacking Team. They competed in World Championships in Germany last year and will travel to Taiwan this coming year.  Lisa's family have been members of Concordia since 2009 and she is currently Secretary of the Board of Directors.

 
Jennifer Story
Head Dance Instructor

Jennifer began studying dance at the age of 2. Throughout her career she has studied Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, and Modern. She has studied with numerous well known instructors and companies. She has performed in over 40 state and national competitions ranking top in her division and some top overall. At the age of 10 she began dancing with The Ballet Conservatory with Nathalie Levine, The Alexandra Ballet with Miss Alexandra, The Dance Center of Kirkwood with Karen Brewington and Kathy Massot and Washington University with Christine Knoblauch-Oneal. As a freshman in high school she was invited to join the performing arts program at Webster University studying ballet, jazz and modern with Gary Hubler. During her summers she would travel to the Nutmeg Ballet to study for 3 months. She has been invited to numerous master classes and intensives. She has danced with Dance St. Louis, Ballet Canadians, Momix, Kaleidoscope, Dance Concert Society and The Illinois Ballet. She has been guest artist for several different companies and schools. She began teaching while at Butler University. She continued from there teaching at most of the companies and schools she was involved with. She has taught all forms of dance from ages 2 to 90. In addition to teaching and dancing she became the company seamstress for the Illinois ballet and apprentice seamstress for the Butler Ballet.

 
Anna Chong
Hip Hop Instructor

Anna is a recent college graduate from Southeast Missouri State University. She has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Child Development and is going back for her Masters in Human Environmental Studies!

She is beyond thrilled to be the new Hip Hop Dance Instructor for Concordia Turners! Dancing has been a passion of hers since she could walk. She knows all sorts of styles such as hip hop, ballet, tap, jazz, and even Zumba! In the fall of 2014, She was a candidate for the show Dancing with the Stars which she had to turn down due to school. She was also a St. Louis Cardinals Cheerleader in the summer of 2013! She cannot wait to start teaching her favorite dance style of hip hop and is even more excited to meet all of our future star dancers! 

 
Dan Raney
Marial Arts Instructor

Nidan Judo/2nd degree black belt

12 years wrestling including Division 2 College 4 years

He has been instructing wrestling or Judo for 25 years.

Former Marine Corps helicopter pilot of CH53-E

He currently works security at Cardinal Glennon's Hospital.

He is still competing in Judo.

He ranked 3rd in Nationals in 2015, attended World Veterans in 2016 and is training for the AAU Nationals at the end of September 2017/ 3times 2nd place finisher at Tohken Tournament in Chicago. 2013 Tennessee State Champion over 30, 3rd place under 30 years of age.

 

 

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