meet our faculty

Dee Reusch Studio Dee owner

dee reusch

owner/artistic director

Growing up in Northern Kentucky, Dee studied all genres of dance and was a competitive dancer and gymnast. After graduating high school, she attended Western Kentucky University as a dance major and finished her college career with a BFA in English and Dance from Northern Kentucky University. Dee began teaching dance at the age of 18, where she discovered that she not only has a love of performance, but a true passion for teaching the art of dance. Dee followed her passion and opened Studio Dee in 1996.

Emily Overton Studio Dee Assistant Artistic Director

emily overton

studio dee dance company

Emily has been a part of the Studio Dee staff since 2003. She grew up in Northern Kentucky and began her dance training at the age of three. She has studied in the areas of tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop and lyrical. Emily danced competitively for several years and won many regional and national titles. As a student of Northern Kentucky University, she studied Dance, Creative Writing and English. Over the years, her collaboration with Dee has helped lead the award winning dance company.

Jonnie Lynn Jacobs Studio Dee instructor

jonnie lynn jacobs

ballet instructor

Started with Studio Dee in 1998

MA in Dance from OSU

PHD in Education from UC

CCM Faculty at UC

Allie Blau Studo Dee instructor

allie blau

dance instructor

Started with Studio Dee in 2010

BFA in Dance from NKU

Rhythm Works Certification

Ana Bird Studio Dee instructor

ana bird

ballet instructor

Started with Studio Dee in 2014

Studied Ballet at Central Maryland School of Ballet 

CCM Faculty at UC

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krystine dixon

dance instructor

Started with Studio Dee in 2021

Danced competitively for 8 years

Studying Elementary Education at NKU


mya kring

tumbling instructor


victoria daniels

dance instructor

Started with Studio Dee in 2019
Trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical and Hip Hop for 22 years

BA in Organizational Management from AU

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allison evans

dance instructor

Started with Studio Dee in 2011-12

BFA in Musical Theatre from NKU

Professional Actor, Dancer, Singer and Choreographer

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casey key

dance instructor

Started with Studio Dee in 2022

BA in Organizational Leadership with a

Concentration in Dance from NKU

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kate coyne-chailland

dance instructor | front office

Started with Studio Dee 2022 

Bachelors of fine arts in Musical theatre Northern Kentucky University. 

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valerie kaimann

 front office

Started with Studio Dee in 2022

In the
entertainment industry as a Dancer, Choreographer, Director, Costumer 

Started with Studio Dee in 2018

Director of Local Gymnastics Program