Tricia Aldag started dance lessons with Karen McWilliams when she was 5 years old. While Karen McWilliams School of Dance was always her primary studio, she also studied with the Lincoln City Ballet Company, Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company, and Omaha Ballet Company. Tricia was a member and captain of the Apollonaires dance team at Lincoln East. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she was the captain of the Scarlets Dance Team. Upon graduation, she was hired on as the coach of the Scarlets. Soon after, Tricia worked for the Dance Department at UNL where she taught dance courses. She also traveled with NDA as a head instructor, teaching dance throughout the country, as well as judging and choreographing for many dance teams over the years. Tricia is married to Richard, who is an investigative sergeant with the Nebraska State Patrol. He recently retired from the National Guard of which he served 2 deployments over 3 years in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have four children; Hayden (17), Aubrey (15), Annalise (8), and Ren (2). Tricia has been teaching for Karen McWilliams School of Dance for over 20 years and is excited to take on this new chapter in her life with continuing the traditions, passion and love for dance.