STAFF

Cait Jones - Founding Director
Trinity Dent - Office Manager




Trinity Dent - Desk Staff
Eluisa Lynn - Desk Staff 
Jonny Bastek - Desk Staff
Ginger Slade - Desk Staff 




Eluisa Lynn - Seamstress / Costume Designer
Ginger Slade - Costume Manager

TEACHING ASSISTANTS

Julianne Atchison
Jonny Bastek
Sarai Camacho
Grace Houren
Tori Isaac
Skylar Jackson
Sydney Jackson
Charlotte Lutz
Amy Matticks
Senja Peters
Desiree Rios
Jasmine Rios
Gracie Schumacher
Meghan Slade
Alison Strom
Rachel Strom
Jackson Tanner

Staff
LINDSEY BEEBE 
Ballet/Tap Combo, Ballet, Tap, Jazz/Hip Hop, Lyrical, Ballet, Pointe

Lindsey Beebe began her dance training at age 8 in her home town of Wichita, KS.  By age 14 she was performing with Ballet Wichita, where she worked her way to to Company Soloist.  Miss Beebe continued her training at Oklahoma City University where she studied with Jo Rowan and Robert Reed, and also at Wichita State University where she studied with Nicholas Johnson and Sabrina Vasques.  At Wichita State she was given the opportunity to work with internationally known mime/physical theatre company, Alithea Mime Theatre, performing in places such as Taiwan, Poland and the United Nations in New York. 

Teaching for 14 years, Miss Beebe has had the blessing of working with students from all over the state of Kansas, including those at Wichita Children’s Theatre and Dance Center and the Nancy Harvey School of Ballet.  She has also done extensive free-lance choreography for many Kansas area High-schools and organizations, as well as professional dinner theaters.  Since her move to Chicago in 2009 Miss Beebe has worked with Joel Hall Dancers and Center, performing with their 2nd company, and with Lou Conte Dance Studio as a work/study student.  She has also had the wonderful opportunity to teach at multiple Chicagoland area schools and studios, which she can ecstatically say is now her full time occupation! She is very excited to be in her 5th year of teaching at TranscenDance Studios where she enjoys passing on her love for all this dance.

TRINITY DENT
Hip Hop TransFuzion, HHTF2, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Ballet - Leaps & Turns, Combo Classes, Drill Team Tech, School Programs


Trinity Dent began dance lessons when she was just 3 years old and has been dancing ever since. She started her training at Ballet Legere in River Forest and performed in their production of “The Nutcracker” for 9 years, earning the lead role of Clara in her final year. Shortly after, she began training with Cait Jones at TranscenDance Studios in Oak Park and started competing with their Hip-hop and Jazz companies. Trinity has also been trained in Irish Dance under Gary Healy at the Mullane-Healy-Godley Academy of Dance. She has traveled around the U.S. and to Canada, London, Ireland, and Scotland numerous times for regional, national, and world competitions. In 2008, she traveled to the World Championships of Irish Dancing and placed 14th overall, making her a World Medal holder.

Trinity continues her training by taking various classes around the Chicago area and by attending master classes and conventions with some of the dance industry's top choreographers. She currently trains closely under renowned choreographer Trae Turner and dances with Boom Crack! Dance Company, a professional hip-hop company in residence at Lou Conte Dance Studio in Chicago. She has danced at numerous events and venues such as The Museum of Contemporary Art, David Bowie Is Now, World of Dance, Dance Chicago, and the Chicago International Salsa Congress.

Trinity has been teaching at TranscenDance Studios since the summer of 2012. She currently teaches various levels of hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, ballet, improv/choreography, tap, and often helps out with the TDS companies during competition season. She is so excited for another year at TDS and is grateful that she is able to share her knowledge and love of dance with her students!
JONNY BASTEK
Hip Hop Synergy, Adult Sassy Hip Hop, Boys Only Hip Hop, Stretch & Dance Workout, 

Jonny Bastek began his dance training at the age of 16 when he first took classes at TranscenDance Studios. After taking a few classes a week and training under Cait Jones, he joined Hip Hop TransFuzion 3 months later. Realizing his passion for dance, he continued his training in hip hop under the direction of Cait Jones and in breakdance under the direction of John Diaz. Staying with Hip Hop TransFuzion, he competed for 2 years at many competitions including VIP, Headliners, Starbound, Talent On Parade and others. He has also performed at events such as DanceFest, Oaktober Fest and Dance In The Parks. Wanting to better himself and gain more experience, he has taken many workshops and master classes with top name choreographers in the industry and has attended Monsters of Hip Hop for 2 years.
In November of 2013, he started dancing hip hop professionally with Gifted Souls under the direction of Rocky Quinones and is currently a contributing choreographer for the company. He has performed with Gifted Souls at The Chicago International Salsa Congress, an IPW event at The Museum of Science and Industry, The Las Vegas International Salsa Congress, The Midwest Latin Dance Festival, and many other events in Chicago, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Las Vegas. Over the years of training and dancing, he has found his passion and currently specializes in hip hop and jazz funk. He has taught at TranscenDance Studios, Longfellow Elementary School and Mixed Motion Art Dance and Fitness. Starting his 3rd year teaching at TranscenDance Studios, he is very excited to be back and is looking forward to sharing his passion for dance with his students.
CAIT JONES
Director
TranscenDance Studios & TDS Companies

Cait began as a dancer in youth ensembles: Footprints Tap Ensemble and Forum Jazz Dance Theatre. After dancing with Chicago Tap Theatre, receiving multiple scholarships including Giordano Dance Center, and touring the Netherlands and the U.S. East coast, Cait currently directs the TDS Company Program and is the founding director of TranscenDance Studios in Oak Park, Illinois.

An avid choreographer, Cait’s work has been seen at Happy Feet and Fame promotions, industrials at the Rotary International Headquarters, the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Venetian in Las Vegas. She has also choreographed promotional videos for Lawson Products, College of Lake County theater productions, and works for multiple concerts such as Dance Chicago, Chicago Human Rhythm Project concerts, Dance For Life, and the Russian International Dance Collaboration. As a guest choreographer, Cait’s work has won elite golds and platinums at dance competitions and has placed within the top five in state for local dance teams.

Cait currently teaches at her studio, TranscenDance Studios, as well as Talent Forum, the studio at which she grew up. Cait is also the Artistic Director of Footprints Tap Ensemble, a renowned youth tap company, in which she has been involved with for over 16 years. Over the years, she has been contracted at dozens of studios for teaching positions spanning multiple seasons as well as a guest instructor for workshops and intensives.

With a passion for the business side of dance and a love for teaching, Cait began TransRhythm Tap, a non-profit youth tap ensemble in January 2008. Less than a year and a half later, she founded TranscenDance Studios and additional youth ensemble, Hip Hop TransFuzion. Cait launched a third non-profit, Jazz TransAxion, in October 2010 and is proud of the most recent additions, TDS Minis, Acro Team and Acro Minis. She hopes to provide her students with the tools to be successful both in the dance world as well as all other facets of life.

“[One of Chicago’s] hot new choreographers we’re sure you’ll dig.”
- SeeChicagoDance.com

“Cait Jones…is talented, beautiful, and has great stage presence.”
- Dance Magazine, “It Girl” Finalist

“Cait Jones is the real deal.”
- Dancer Universe Magazine Blog

Meet Our Teachers
JASMINE RIOS
Ballet/Tap Combo

Jasmine Rios is a senior at Northside College Prep, a selective high school in Chicago. She started dancing at Ballet Legere at age three and since then, has discovered her love of dance. In addition to her first studio, Jasmine has danced at the Academy of Movement and Music, with Momenta and TransRhythm Tap companies, and currently continues her training at TranscenDance Studios in Oak Park. Her favorite style of dance is lyrical, though she also enjoys ballet, pointe, jazz, and tap. This school year marks her third year as captain of her school's varsity poms team, with whom she's competed for city and state titles. Other performances include solos in Northside's Dance Showcase, Summer Dance Fest at Great America, Ballet Legere's Nutcracker, and Battle of the Bamboo with a Filipino cultural dance team. Beyond dance, Jasmine has competed with piano, clarinet, and voice. In her free time Jasmine enjoys volunteering as a tutor and spending time with friends. In school, she immerses herself in all her studies, remaining on the A honor roll since her first report card. Jasmine hopes to pursue a career in medicine, but she knows that dance will always be a part of her life and sees herself dancing in college and beyond. 



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STACY ANDERSON
Acro Team, Acro Team 2, Tumbling, Jazz/Hip Hop, Lyrical, Jazz/HipHop/Tumbling Combo

At the age of 8, Stacy began gymnastics but soon realized her love was dance. She started to train at Karen's School of Acrobatics and Dance in acro, jazz, hip-hop, ballet, and lyrical. Stacy began competing at the age of 10 with their competitive company and performed with their elite acrobatics team. She went on to continue her dance studies at Gus Giordano dance school, which further sparked her interest in hip-hop and jazz. At the age of 14, she began training and competing with the nationally ranked Xtreme Dance Force, under the direction of Sam Renzetti, JC Renzetti, and Alvin Ramirez. She traveled regionally and nationally, receiving many awards including the prestigious Starpower World Victory Cup. She has personally worked with Jesse Lee Santos, Joe Krausz, and many more top LA choreographers. With such a strong passion for tumbling, Stacy also cheered competitively in high school. After graduation, she coached the Ridgewood High School Varsity cheerleading squad for two years and choreographed for teams throughout the Midwest area. In 2012, Stacy began teaching here at TranscenDance Studios and now also directs TDS companies, Acro Team and Acro Minis. Stacy attends Northeastern IL University where she is a dance scholarship student under the direction of Venetia Stifler. She choreographs for their student dance club as well as the student contemporary company. She plans on receiving a double major in business and dance. Stacy also dances with Gifted Souls, a professional hip-hop company and still finds time to take master classes throughout the Chicago land area. Stacy is currently embracing her love for all styles of dance and loves to share her passion with the dancers at TDS!
MACKENZIE KING
Ballet, Contemporary Jazz

Mackenzie was born in Carmel, California where she started dancing at the age of three under the direction of Carol Richmond. Mackenzie finished her last two years of high school at Walnut Hill School for the Arts under the direction of Michael Owen. She then moved to New York to study at the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance. She has studied under teachers from San Francisco Ballet, Smuin Ballet, Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, the Martha Graham Company, Doug Varone and Dancers, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, SUNY Purchase, and many others. Mackenzie has performed throughout the United States and internationally, specifically in Italy and China. 


MOLLY FAVREAU
Tap, Tap Improv Jam, Adult Tone-n-Tap


Molly Favreau began her dance training in her home town of Libertyville, Illinois. She started her training at Talent Forum where she was a member of Footprints Tap Ensemble for seven years, serving as Rehearsal Director in her final year. At Talent Forum, she studied with Cait Jones-Seebacher, Mark Yonally, and Shelley Hoselton. Molly was honored to perform in Chicago Tap Theatre’s Tidings of Tap, Tap Out Loud, and Tapish productions. During her time with Footprints, her choreography was performed at Dance Chicago and at various other Chicago venues. 

Molly continues to train at workshops and festivals both nationally and internationally. She has attended the Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s summer festival for the past ten years where she has trained with world renowned tap dancers. In 2015, Molly was the recipient of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s Tap Legacy Scholarship. Through CHRP and other festivals, Molly has been fortunate to train extensively with Derick Grant, Chloe Arnold, Michelle Dorrance, and Jason Samuels Smith among many others. Molly has enjoyed various teaching opportunities including teaching class at the DC Tap Fest. At the DC Tap Fest, Molly was awarded a scholarship to attend the Brazil International Tap Festival in October 2015. 

Recently, Molly has begun dancing as an apprentice with MADD Rhythms. While dancing with MADD Rhythms, she has had the honor of studying with Bril Barrett and Star Dixon. Molly continues to work closely alongside Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies. When she’s not dancing, Molly is currently pursuing a degree in Operations Management at Loyola University Chicago. She is so excited to be sharing her love of tap with the TDS family!