Borne2Dance is a values-lead company with a focus on impacting youth by providing a creative outlet. Not only are we expert teachers and performers in our field, but we are also a community company; volunteering our time and services to charities and events throughout the Northwest Suburbs. We are committed to being a company that serves as both a place of inspiration for kids and adults alike, as well as being a socially responsible company that uplifts and serves the community in a meaningful way.
Jamie Latuszek- Director of Dance
Jamie is a classically trained and certified Cecchetti ballerina, her skills and specialties range from tap and jazz, to modern and pointe. Having danced for more than 27 years and taught for the last 19, she is B2D's Director of Dance and primary teacher. Amongst studying with the Judith Forsberg Studio of Dance from 1988 to 2006, Jamie has taught and attended many Chicago dance conventions including L.A. Dance Force, Dupree, and the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters. She earned her Associates in Art Degree from William Rainey Harper College in 2005, and her Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Colorado Technical University in 2008.
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Joe Latuszek- Director of Music
Joe began studying percussion and guitar in 1998 and has been a writer and musician ever since. He has studied with Brad Schulater as a percussionist and with infamous Hit or Miss guitarist, Michael Herndon. Joe began his company Inhouse Music in 2006 and later became incoporated into Borne2dance in 2007. Joe has also taught at The Music Room and for MusicLessons.com. Throughout his song writing and performance career, Joe has received airplay on Chicago's 93.1 WXRT and received awards from Wisonsin's Whitewater College in songwriting and lyrics. He has written articles on music and the brain, music education, and positive living for Our Family Magazine, Segmation, and several independent publications.
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Judy Forsberg- Dance Teacher
Starting The Judith Forsberg Studio of Dance in 1978, Judy heavily influenced the Palatine dance scene with her expertise in Cecchetti ballet, tap, and jazz dancing. Judith has worked with several Palatine local dance and gymnastics programs - even working at one time as a ballet instructor for the Palatine High School football team. A member of the Midwest Committee Cecchetti Ballet Council of America and attendee of many Chicago conventions, she has studied with Delores Eller, June Rold, Jimmy Payne, and the Evanston School of Ballet.
Charlie Dog - B2D Mascot
Charlie Dog was born in 2006 on the streets. Jamie and Joe adopted him from a rescue shelter when he was 3 months old. He can be seen throughout the studio, sleeping on the couch or underneath someone's desk. He is spoiled by dozens of students each day - giving him all the hugs, high fives, and pets he could possibly want. He is also a natural vacuum cleaner, cleaning out the front lobby when students leave behind bits of food, though, selective are his tastes.
Borne2Dance, Inc. 323 W. Northwest Highway Palatine, IL, 60067