Jasmine Mark is a 2018 graduate from Northern Illinois University with a BA in Journalism and a minor in Communication Studies. Her passion for dance started at the young age of three, training in all styles. From 2006-2013, she joined Midwest Edge Dance Academy in Aurora, IL and was selected to dance on their competitive hip hop team under the instruction of Chris Xayarath.
Currently, Jasmine trains independently in Chicago learning different styles from different choreographers. Her passion for dance has inspired her to be a role model for the younger generation by teaching at various studios around the Chicagoland area. Jasmine has found her purpose within her never ending dance journey and continues to follow her passion to become a better dancer, teacher/choreographer, and individual.
Faculty > Anna Targonski
Classically trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe, acrobatics, contortion and tumbling, Anna has over 35 years of teaching experience. She has trained with Lenore Sutton, Ruth Page, Gus Giordano, River North, San Francisco Ballet, Lou Conti, Chicago Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and Al Gilbert.
Professionally she has appeared in numerous commercials and industrials and was a featured acrobat on Bozo's Circus. Over the years Anna has choreographed many award winning routines for competitions -- including one routine which won her student Dancer of the Year.
Anna has an energetic and engaging teaching style and enjoys enriching the lives of students with her passion for dance.