Business owner, Director, and Dance Instructor
Tracey Smith has danced all of her life. She grew up dancing at Mary Lee’s School of Dance, and she began student teaching at the age of 16. She has studied all over the United States including Chicago, New York City, Oklahoma City, Tampa, Orlando, L.A., Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, and Kansas City. She owned a successful studio for 15 years. After closing her studio, she taught at Kids Spot and Edwards Dance Center before returning back to Mary Lee’s School of Dance. Now she has been with Mary Lee’s School of Dance for 12 wonderful years. Her passion is Little ones, and they absolutely adore her! She strives to give her students a strong starting base with a very positive attitude to help build their confidence and self-esteem. Tracey’s goal is that every student she teaches would love dance as much as she does!
Hip Hop Instructor
We are super excited to welcome Mr. Dominic back to teach our Hip Hop classes this year. Dominic was born and raised in Rockford, IL. He is 19 years old but has been dancing for about 11 years! He trains and performs with a Hip Hop company in Naperville called Xtreme Dance Force. They recently performed on this season of America’s Got Talent! Awesome job guys! Dominic has a bright future ahead and plans on pursuing dance as a career. Through his teaching and performing, he hopes to motivate others to find their passion for dance just like he did!
Front office Associate
Krista is one of our amazing front office staff. She also grew up dancing at Mary Lee’s School of Dance. Both her daughters, Kiara and Lindsey, take multiple dance classes during the week, and Kiara is one of our teacher assistants. Krista is super friendly, organized, and always willing to help out the studio in any way she can. She is multi-talented as she is an architectural designer, substitute teacher, Mother, Girl Scout leader, and office administrator! We are grateful to have her!