Andrea Maack has been dancing at Karen McWilliams/Pas de Deux for over 20 years. She was a former Lincoln High School dance team member from 2005-2008. She received two All-Star awards at the Universal Dance Association (UDA) camp and competed nationally. She has choreographed many pieces in various musical theater productions. She has enjoyed being a student, assistant and teacher in the studio where she grew up. Andrea continues to enjoy being both student and teacher at Pas de Deux. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. Andrea looks forward to sharing her love of dance with others through teaching and performing.
Brooke was a student at Karen McWilliams / Pas De Deux for 11 years, and a teaching assistant for 3 of those. It was here that she found and developed her passion for dance that she is still building on today. She graduated from Lincoln East High School in 2016 where she was a member and music coordinator of the Apollonaires Dance Team. Upon graduating she was so excited to get the chance to continue at Pas De Deux as a teacher. She is currently studying Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is a member of The Husker Scarlets Dance Team. Brooke is so grateful to be apart of the Pas De Deux family!
Sidney Parks started dancing at the age of three. She trained with Karen McWilliams School of Dance/Pas de Deux, where she found her passion for ballet. After graduating from East High School in 2016 she jumped at the opportunity to teach at Pas de Deux. Sidney is currently a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she is double majoring in Advertising and Public Relation and Graphic Design. At the University Sidney is a mentor for the William H. Thompson learning community. Sidney still continues to grow as a dancer by teaching and taking classes. She wants to share her passion with dance with every one of her students.
Billie Vest was a gymnast herself for 15 years from childhood through her college career. From there she has coached, judged and choreographed for the sport. She joined Pas De Deux starting our tumble program in 2016 and has thoroughly enjoyed her students. She has 4 children of her own, 3 of which are currently dancers at the studio.
Carlee Sprackling has been a dancer at Pas de Deux for 10 years and an assistant for four. She has thoroughly enjoyed her time at this studio and has met some of her best friends here, as well as formed special connections with younger students. Carlee graduated from Lincoln East High School in the spring of 2019 where she participated in the Varsity show choir her senior year. She has always dreamed of teaching at the studio she grew up in and that passion is becoming a reality. Carlee is attending Bryan College of Health Sciences on a four year track of becoming a Registered Nurse and is excited for what her future holds.
Anna was a student at Karen McWilliams/Pas De Deux for 10 years including being a teaching assistant for three years. Throughout high school, she was involved in many other dance teaching experiences such as teaching an after school dance club at Pyrtle Elementary for two years, being dance captain 2 years for show choir, teaching dance classes at Prairie Life Fitness, and choreographing for Lux Middle School’s 7th and 8th grade show choir for two years. After graduating from Lincoln East, Anna started teaching at a preschool as a way to start preparing for her future aspirations. Anna will be attending UNL in the fall majoring in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Anna is so excited to continue her love for dance and be able to share her passion with so many young kids!