Our Team

Meet the team

Get to know our amazing instructors

Taylor Decker- Owner

I started dancing when I was 3 years old in Ankeny, Iowa. I competitively danced until I was 15. I then went on to all star cheer where I competed on multiple teams at the highest level. I went on to cheer at Iowa State University. I am currently the head dance and cheer coach at Northwestern College. I live in Orange City with my husband Tyler, our 5 daughters, and 1 son. 

I love that I get to teach my love and passion for dance and tumbling to students young and old. This sport is everchanging and it's fun to push your body to new levels. 

Jeremiah 29:11

Julia Vander Stelt- Manager

I started dancing when I was 3 years old and started dancing competitively in 7th grade. After graduating from high school, I attended Northwestern College and was on the dance team all four years. I was captain for two of those years and received All-Conference Honorable Mention my junior year.

I love that dance is an art and physical activity! You get to create something beautiful while moving your body. It takes a lot of discipline!

Philippians 4:12-13   

Faith Garcia-

I started dancing at 4 years old in California and danced competitively in Hip Hop starting in 7th grade.

My favorite thing about dance is being able to have fun and express how you are feeling. I especially love teaching the younger kids who are just beginning their journey of falling in love with dance.

Joshua 1:9  

Madison Bahr- 

I started studio dance when I was 3 and started dancing competitively my junior year of high school. I danced for 4 years for my high school dance team. I taught at a dance studio my senior year of high school as well. I am now on the Northwestern Dance Team.

Dance has been all I have ever known and the best thing about it is the feeling of getting a new skill. It is the best feeling when all your hard work has paid off. I also love teaching it as well because I get to connect with the younger students and help them fall in love with dance like I did.

Psalms 73:26 

Angelina Li- 

Studied at Inland Pacific Ballet Academy from 2-14 years old, then switched to contemporary and jazz at Dellos Dance School for two years. Now a part of Northwestern College dance team.

Dance is a connection to one’s soul and I love how it constantly challenges me, especially when learning new styles. It is a form of sport and art that is always changing and surprising me as I discover new ways to express myself everyday.

Phillipians 2:15  

Faith Olson- Tumbling instructor

I was in gymnastics for about 6 years at The Turn Around in LeMars where I made the competition team and competed for 4-5 of those years. I am now on the Northwestern Cheer Team where I continue to build my tumbling knowledge.

My favorite thing about tumbling is that you can push your body to do these amazing things. I also love the feeling you get after doing a skill for the first time on your own!

Proverbs 27:17 

Abby Bender- 
Tumbling instructor

I started studio dance and tumbling when I was 3 years old, and I began dancing competitively when I was 7 years old. In high school, I was also a part of my high school’s dance team, and I am currently in my 4th year on the Northwestern College Dance Team!

My favorite thing about dance and tumbling is how you can express yourself in ways beyond words. I love how dance and tumbling have always been an outlet for me, and I hope that I can provide that same environment for my students!

Romans 8:28 

Jaylee Kamerman- 
Tumbling assistant

I started dancing when I was 4 years old, and then I started gymnastics when I was 8. I took gymnastics classes for about 3 years and then moved to the competitive team. I did competitive gymnastics for about 6 years throughout middle school and part of high school.

What I love about gymnastics is that it’s a combination of dance, tumbling, and a variety of different things. Both dance and tumbling are an awesome physical activity and it challenged me every day. It helped me be dedicated and committed to the sport and throughout my daily life.

Psalm 139