Meet the Faculty
Teaching Dance, One Step at a Time
Jill's Dance Studio is committed to giving every student the opportunity for a well-rounded dance education. Our goal is to instill a sense of confidence and achievement in each of our students, as well as an appreciation of the arts. Whether they are choosing to dance for fun and exercise, or plan to pursue a career in the arts, our faculty strives to bring out the absolute best in every child.
STUDIO OWNER | DANCE TEACHER | CHOREOGRAPHER
Jill Haskins was born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. She moved around a lot growing up and has lived in many different states across the United States. She attended several dance studios from the age of two through her teen years and has continued her love of dance into adulthood.
Miss Jill has studied most genres of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, broadway, cheer, acro, ballroom, country swing and line dancing. She was also highly involved in theatre, taking acting classes and performing in plays for much of her childhood. Jill participated in drill team and competed in national dance competitions. From 2002 to 2004, Jill cheered for the NFL for a few years for the Arizona Cardinals.
She attended Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona where she earned her AA and AGS. She then attended Arizona State University and graduated with a BA in Speech and Hearing Science in 2004. Jill is currently acquiring her MA in Communication Disorders. She works for Wyoming Child and Family Development as a Speech Language Assistant and has worked there for the past five years. With her love for children and passion for dance, owning a dance business has always made sense to her.
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it." - Steve Jobs
And Jill has found hers.
Miss Jill currently resides in Douglas, WY where she has taught dance for the past fourteen years. Jill is married to Tyler and together they have four beautiful children, Hesston (14), Heidi (13), Haven (11) and Holly (10).
Miss Jordan grew up in Glenrock, Wyoming where she learned dance and cheerleading. She began cheerleading in middle school at the rec center, and when she was old enough she tried out for the high school team. She cheered all four years of high school, which led her to receive numerous invitations to cheer all over the country and all over the world. She chose to go on one trip to cheer for the Wyoming high school football team for the Down Under Bowl in Australia and Hawaii as a high school freshman. She won the Excellence in Leadership award for being the top cheerleading captain at one of the cheerleading camps she attended with her team, she made the All-Star team, and she won several other awards in cheer. She lettered every semester of high school and was cheer captain for her junior and senior years.
Jordan did a lot of choreography for her team and truly enjoyed it. Her dance experience includes nearly all forms of dance. Her favorite styles are hip hop and country swing. Jordan enjoys teaching kids and adults of all ages and has many years of experience. She was a Physical Education teachers’ aide for four years, where she taught sports skills and swimming skills. She was a lifeguard for 15 years and taught numerous swimming lessons, advanced to head lifeguard, and pool manager for a short time. Jordan had coached her own cheerleading program in Glenrock, coached swim team, and has coached her both of her daughter's soccer and volleyball teams.
Jordan lives in Douglas with her three children, Mersayde, MackayLee, and Jacob and her other half, Steven. She enjoys teaching cheer and dance, the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and being with her family.
She has her Associates of Science degree in Pre-Occupational Therapy, a certificate in Gerontology, a certificate in Assistive Technology, a certificate in Equine Assisted Therapy, and is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership. Jordan also has her Cheer and Dance Safety Certification from the National Federation of State High School Association and is continuing her coaching education through them to become an accredited interscholastic coach/certified interscholastic coach.
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that .” - H. Thurman"
This is Miss Sarah's first year teaching for Jill’s Dance Studio. She was born and raised in Erie, PA and danced for several years when she was young. In high school, Sarah was part of the color guard which is when her love of dance returned.
Sarah received her bachelors degree in Elementary education from Clarion University, followed by her masters degree in Education with a concentration in Special education from Edinboro University. Over the years she has taught a wide variety of age groups and has a true passion for teaching.
Miss Sarah moved to Douglas, Wyoming 5 years ago with her husband, Brian. They have 3 children - Emma (11), Addie (10) and Caleb(8).
Miss Cellan is a dance teacher and former dancer at Jill’s Dance Studio. She grew up in Douglas with her parents, Ron and Jamie, and little brother, Caleb. She started dancing at a young age and, as her parents would say, “she was still in diapers!” In 2011, Cellan auditioned for the studio's competitive dance team and continued to be a member until the end of her high school career. During that period, she became a teaching assistant for Miss Jill, and in the summer of 2019 she became a teacher.
Cellan currently attends Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington to become a veterinary technician. She loves college almost as much as she loves dance! Apart from dancing and school, Cellan enjoys singing, practicing her archery skills, and cuddling with her dogs.
"I'm excited to start another dance year, and can't wait to see you on the dance floor!"
Miss Lily was born in Powell, Wyoming to Hannah and Travis Wells. She has lived most of her life in Wyoming and is the oldest of four children. Lily is nearly a senior in high school and is getting her Associates as well.
Lily began dance about a year ago, but has quickly found her passion. Classical Ballet is currently her main focus. Abruptly, she has decided to change her course of pre-med studies to pursuing dance. From Pirouettes en pointe to trying to do a hitch-kick in hip hop, dance is the art of her dreams. Lily currently takes numerous classes at Jill's Dance Studio, one class at 307 Dance Academy in Casper, and private lessons with Anthony Gamroth.
"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion..."
- Martha Graham
Miss Jamie is the office manager at Jill’s Dance Studio. She has lived in Douglas for 34 years and her daughter, Cellan, was on the Douglas Dolls dance team for six years before graduating high school. Jamie is married, has two children and works at Eastern Wyoming College as the Administrative Specialist. Even though she doesn’t have a dancer at the studio anymore, Jamie still enjoys working here because all of the dancers feel like our own children. She loves to watch them grow in their talents.
HOSPITALITY | DECORATOR | EVENTS COORDINATOR
Miss Lauren was born and raised in Southern California before moving to Douglas 13 years ago. She studied early childhood education at Crafton Hills College and also has studied at Eastern WY College, where she earned her substitute teacher certificate. She currently has her WY Producer License which she obtained at the University of MT.
Lauren currently works at Smile Doctors as a Treatment Coordinator where she loves to meet new smiling faces. During her free time you will find her at Jill’s Dance Studio where she helps take care of the studio, decorates, plans events, and occasionally subs for a dance class. You can also find her at Peak Fitness teaching a Zumba class.
Lauren is married to Converse County Deputy Sheriff Vance. She also has 3 beautiful girls; Callie who’s a DHS varsity cheerleader and percussionist in the DHS Band, Faith who enjoys dancing for Douglas Dolls and learning Pointe, and Tylie who loves to cheer with Miss Jordan.
DANCE TEACHER ASSISTANT | ORGANIZER
Miss Heidi was born in Douglas, WY. She has taken dance classes since she was 18 months old. Heidi has been on Company five years. She loves jazz and ballet. Her other hobbies include speech and debate, crafting and reading.
DANCE TEACHER ASSISTANT
Miss Haven was born in Douglas, WY. She has taken dance classes since the age of two. Haven has been on Company for two years. She loves jazz, hip-hop and ballet. Her other hobbies include volleyball, basketball and hanging out with her friends.
DANCE TEACHER ASSISTANT
Miss Holly was born in Douglas, WY. Dance has been a part of her life since she was a 1 year old. She enjoys ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz, acro and cheer. Holly also plays soccer and volleyball. She loves math, writing, reading and singing.