Cole Ripp is the Owner / Director of Dynamic Dance Company LLC
Elite Team Instructor
Cole Ripp, Founder of Dynamic Dance Company, graduated from Waunakee in 2018 and is currently 21 years old. Cole spent his first year out of school working full time as an Assistant Teacher at an early child care center here in Waunakee. Throughout last year, Cole was working full time during the day as a Lead Preschool Teacher. Cole has also spent this past year working as one of the Head Coaches for the Waunakee Middle School Dance Team, which was started up by Madi Smith and himself. They had a fabulous first year and can not wait to watch the team and the Waunakee Dance Program continue to grow. Cole Ripp and Madi Smith are so happy to finally announce that they will be the new head coaches of the Waunakee High Schools Varsity Dance Team.
Cole has been dancing for 10 years and started his training at Spotlight Dance Academy at the age of 10. Right then, he instantly found that dance was his passion. During his training at SDA, he was on the competition team for four years and competed with lyrical, jazz, and hip hop routines. Cole loved traveling around the country for competitions and being able to have the opportunity to see all sorts of dance from different areas at such a young age. Starting his freshman year of high school Cole auditioned for the Waunakee High School Varsity Dance Team and made it! He loved it so much that he stuck with it all four years of high school. Cole believes he had a fulfilling dance team experience with making many accomplishments; such as being voted most valuable dancer for two years, being voted captain his junior and senior year, and making all state his senior year. Even though he had a fulfilling dance team experience, he just wasn't ready to be done. With his hard work and determination, he started up a Waunakee Middle School Dance Team through the Waunakee School District. Cole and Madi are now so excited to be the Varsity Dance Team coaches next season. Cole feels honored to have the opportunity to work with so many talented dancers as well as continue being a part of Waunakee's Dance Program.
As you can tell, dance was a huge part of Coles life and after he graduated he knew he couldn't be done just yet. Cole has worked very hard to get to where he is right now with starting up the Waunakee Middle School Dance Team, as well as, opening up his very own dance company at the age of 19. His goal as an instructor is to help prepare his dancers for what is next to come in the dance world after high school. He hopes every member enjoys their time here at Dynamic Dance Company, and grows to be the best dancer they can be. Cole is very excited to continue working with his company members and new mini team. He can not wait for another great dance season this year!
MEET OUR STAFF:
Instructor: Mini Dance, Guest Choreographer
About Hanna~ Hanna Schultz graduated from Sun Prairie high school in 2018 and is 20 years old. She began dancing at the age of 3, where she instantly fell in love with it. She danced all the way through her senior year at Studio 3D in Lake Mills, WI. She participated in all of the dance classes ranging from ballet to hip hop. During her summers off at the studio, she worked with professors at UW Madison to learn different ways of expressing your body through dance and how to train your body on time off. She also went to numerous conventions in Chicago to learn from Professional dancers from all over the world. As she took a year off of dance her freshman year of college, she realized she had a bigger passion for dance. Hanna now teaches at Dynamic Dance Company to start her career in teaching dance to all ages. She will also be the Waunakee Middle School Dance Team coach this upcoming year. Hanna is now going to school for dance and business, in hope of one day owning her own studio.
Instructor: Alumni Dance, Guest Choreographer
About Nicole~ Nicole Witt is from Waunakee where she started her journey of dancing at 3 years old. She is now 21, living in Mcfarland with her husband Zach, step son Hunter, and daughter Blakely. She is currently a preschool teacher at Kids Crossing Early Learning center in Madison. She is not only a great teacher but loves being around kids at all ages. Nicole has danced at a majority of studios to learn different styles of dance and get experience with different teachers. She has danced at Kehl, Spotlight Dance Academy, Midwest Performing Arts, and was on the Waunakee Varsity Dance Team. She has danced around the United States on a travel team competing at amazing companies such as Nuvo. Her favorite styles of dance are contemporary and hip hop. Not only has Nicole loved dancing but she also has a love for tricks and acrobatics. She was on the Waunakee Varsity Gymnastics Team her freshman year of high school as well as the Varsity Cheer Squad her senior year of high school. Nicole is thrilled to start dancing and teaching again at Dynamic Dance Company with her cousin Cole Ripp (the owner) who she grew up dancing with. Not only will she help teach dance but also build a strong connection with each and every dancer. She can’t wait to see all the old and new faces that will be a part of this company!