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.
Miss Jamie Latuszek: Dance Director
Jamie is a Cecchetti-trained dancer, and her skills and specialties range from tap and jazz, to modern & 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. Miss Jamie loves spending time with her husband, Joe, and their son Bradley (and Charlie Dog too!).
You can contact Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Joe Latuszek: Music Director
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.
You can contact Joe at email@example.com
Miss Jackie Bechtold: Dance Teacher
Jackie is currently a sophomore at Fremd High School and has been dancing for about 10 years. Jackie has been at Borne2Dance since 2011. She has practiced ballet, pointe, tap, and jazz. Jackie has been teaching for three years and has worked with many different age levels. She loves working with the students and incorporating their ideas into class!
Miss Alison Gauvreau: Dance Teacher
Alison Gauvreau is a 15 year old dancer and assistant teacher at Borne2Dance. She has been dancing at Borne2Dance since she was 5, and started assisting when she was 12. Her favorite styles of dance are pointe and tap. Outside of B2D Alison spends her time listening to music, playing the flute, or taking pictures. She is also a proud owner of hedgehog!
Miss Emily Vollmert: Dance Teacher
Emily is currently a sophomore at Palatine High School and has been dancing since the age three. She transferred to Borne2Dance in 2010 and trains in ballet, tap, jazz and pointe. Emily has been teaching for four years and has worked with all different age groups. She loves working with kids and tries to make class fun and exciting for the students each week!
Miss Grace Wiltgen: Dance Teacher
Grace is a sophomore at Fremd High School who has been dancing since the age of two. She started dancing in 2002 with the Judith Forsberg Studio of Dance, and Grace is now going on her 14th year of dance training; studying here at Borne2Dance. Her specialties include pointe, ballet, jazz, and tap. This Christmas season Grace will be performing in The Great Russian Nutcracker at Rosemont Theater. Grace has been assisting since 2012, primarily teaching her 4th and 5th grader class, but also assisting in younger classes.
Bridgette has a strong passion for teaching children and dance. She began her dance training and performing in 1996 at Denise Sabala Dance Studio in Lake Zurich, IL. She started training at Borne2Dance in 2011. Bridgette has studied Russian and Cecchetti Ballet and pointe and has also become skilled at jazz, tap, modern, and lyrical dance. Bridgette loves teaching and learning the technical aspects of dance and she loves to perform and choreograph. She has been teaching at Borne2Dance since December 2012. In addition to teaching dance, Bridgette applies her Associate degree and Illinois Certification in Early Childhood Education at the nationally recognized Bright Horizons Family Solutions. She is currently working to complete a Bachelor of Science degree at Kendall College and will earn her Pre-K through 3rd grade license. Bridgette finds the strengths in every child whether teaching dance or preschool.
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.
Mr. 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