Rhonda K. Moore
Rhonda K. Moore has been a dance educator for over 20 years and has an extensive background in Modern, Contemporary, Tap, Ballet, Pointe and Jazz.
She holds a B.F.A. in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. Rhonda is certified in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), Rhythm Works Integrative Dance and DiscoverDance Early Childhood Education. Her professional experience has included positions as Company Director for Elite Dance Academy, Dance Coordinator for Steppin' Out Dance Studio, Artistic Director for A-Factor Dance Company, Lower School Dance Director for St. Catherine's School and Instructor/Choreographer for various studios in Virginia, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Missouri. She is also a Head Adjudicator for Edge Talent Competition, and the Content Developer/Editor for DiscoverDance, LLC.
Rhonda is thrilled to be Trilogy's new owner and is looking forward to this amazing life chapter!
A native of Ada, Oklahoma, Lyndsey trained at Central Oklahoma Dance Center and East Central University. After moving to Chicago she trained at Gus Giordano where she later became a part of their teaching staff and continues to teach throughout the Chicagoland area. Lyndsey is the artistic director and founder of Rhoads Academy of Dance. She has been a dance instructor for over 20 years and teaches Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Ballet, Pointe, and Acro. She has choreographed for various dance companies, industrials, theater companies, and many studios throughout the United States. Lyndsey has danced with Chicago Dance Crash, Corpo Dance Company, Culture Shock, and Collage Dance Company among others. She couldn't be more thrilled to continue this journey and share her passion with her students here at Trilogy.
Kiera Brown, originally from Wixom, MI, attended Western Michigan University, graduating in Spring 2021 with a B.F.A. in Dance. While at WMU, she had the pleasure of performing works choreographed by Yin Yue, Jennifer Archibald, BAIRA, Mike Esperanza, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Jeremy Blair, Monique Haley, David Curwen, Carolyn Pavlik, Seyong Kim, and Kelsey Paschich. Kiera had the opportunity to perform alongside Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and was also a company member of Western Dance Project, under the direction of Whitney Moncrief during its 2018-2019 season. Kiera furthered her dance training at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s choreographic summer intensive and there she worked with Rena Butler, Robyn Mineko-Williams, Micaela Taylor, and Rodrick George. In addition to being a performer, Kiera is also a choreographer, teacher, and videographer, and is looking forward to teaching at Trilogy for her second season!
Shannon, an Illinois native, began dancing at 3 years old. She began training heavily in ballet at age 9 with Homer Bryant, Sherry Moray, Watmora Casey, and Tatyana Mazur. Later, her passion for dance expanded to include jazz, contemporary, lyrical, and hip hop. In high school, Shannon became one of the original members of Extensions Dance Company directed by Lizzie MacKenzie. She also took various classes at Visceral Dance Center, Lou Conte Dance Studio, Ruth Page School of Dance, Joel Hall Dance Center, and attended Alvin Ailey’s Summer Intensive.
Shannon graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, CA with a B.A. in Chemistry and Dance minor. She studied Ballet, Modern, African, Laban, and other movement studies. Shannon choreographed & worked with several guest choreographers such as Jesse Zarrit, Jessica Harris, Linda Lehovec, Marjani Forte, etc. She also performed reconstructed classics like “Panorama” by Martha Graham and “Rainbow Etude” by Donald McKayle. Since graduating, she danced for Mordine & Company Dance Theater, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Nomi Dance Company, and South Chicago Dance Theatre.
Shannon continues her training at Visceral Dance Center. She believes that we are forever growing and developing as artists and as people. Her motto is to always leave everything on the stage. Currently, Shannon is a freelance professional dancer, the head competitive dance coach at Niles North High School, a board member for the Illinois Dance Coaches Association, a UDA head instructor, and teaches and choreographs at Driven 2 Dance and various dance studios and teams in the Midwest. She also judges for various dance competitions throughout the United States and on the roster for Impact Dance Adjudicators.
Josephine (Josie) Starr was born and raised in Marshall, Missouri. She began her dance training at Broadway Bound Dance Studio under the direction of her mentor, Torey Spitzig. Josie graduated with a B.F.A. in Dance from Webster University and has extensive performance experience in concert and competitive dance, as well as multiple years of teaching experience. While at Webster, she had the honor of working with artists such as Xi Zhao, Gregory Dawson, Tara Webbe, Filomena Cacciatore, Anotonio Douthit-Boyd, Maggi Dueker, Beckah Reed and many others. Josie has also had the privilege of training with companies across the United States including Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Backhaus Dance and Visceral Dance Chicago. She has most recently danced professionally in St. Louis with Consuming Kinetics Dance Company, and Ballet 314. Her teaching journey has included positions as Instructor/Choreographer for Broadway Bound Dance Studio and Dance Productions Unlimited. Josie is thrilled to further her dance career with Inaside Dance Chicago, beginning in Fall 2022, and cannot wait to begin her first season as a part of Trilogy’s dance family!
Natasha Willhoff began her training in her hometown of Sycamore, Illinois. She continued her training with The Academy of Dance Arts in Downers Grove, where she got to experience masterclasses with Instructors Nick Pupillo and Homer Bryant. She has completed Summer Intensives with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, as well as worked with Alvin Ailey. Natasha currently works for Allegro Dance Boutique as a pointe fitter and with Ardent Dance Company as an Apprentice for her second season.