Staff

Miss Cathy Zeysing :

Miss Cathy Zeysing

Cathy Zeysing is the owner and artistic director of Cathy’s Creative Dance School. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Elementary and Secondary Education, English, Reading and Dance from the University of Central Missouri and the University of Missouri Conservatory of Music & Dance under the direction of Catherine Plavcan and the late Leni Wylliams and holds a Master’s Degree in Creative Arts from Lesley University Cambridge, Massachusetts. Miss Cathy danced professionally for the Ad Club of Kansas City and the Kansas City Kings Organization, was a member of UCM Modern Dance Company and studied under Kansas City native tap master, Billie Mahoney. She is Kindermusik certified and a certified teacher of the Cecchetti Ballet Council where she attended Cecchetti Teacher’s Training, Hope College, Michigan. In addition, Miss Cathy is a certified member of Dance Masters of America, attended Dance Teacher Training School, Kent State University, serves on the Board of Dance Masters as a National Delegate and is a National Examiner for the organization. Miss Cathy is a Show Troupe choreographer & coach and MATS Team coach.

Miss Melissa Zeysing :

Miss Melissa Zeysing

Melissa Zeysing started dancing at the age of two and is a lifelong student of Cathy’s Creative Dance School. She was a member of Show Troupe for 12 years where she received numerous awards and dance scholarships including Broadway Dance Center, New York City. She was a former member and captain of the Blue Springs High School Glitter Girls. Melissa has studied dance at The University of Kansas and Broadway Dance Center on scholarship. She was a member of KU’s Unity Dance Crew, and an apprentice member of KACICO Modern Dance Company. She has traveled with Dance Theatre USA as a company member since 2011 and she will be traveling to Italy for the second year to dance with La Luna Dance Center under the direction of Loree Russeau and Ryan Daniel Beck. Miss Melissa is a Cathy’s Show Troupe choreographer and solo/duo coach.

Miss Katie Metzger :

Miss Katie Metzger

Katie Metzger started dancing at the early age of 3 and trained at MCM & the St. Louis under the guidance of Barbara Craig and Jennifer Medina. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in dance from UMKC Conservatory of Music & Dance with an emphasis in ballet and modern and has been a dance instructor for the Jewish Community Center.  Miss Metzler has performed with The Slaughter Dance Project, Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company, Quixotic Dance Company and is currently performing as a member of the KACICO Modern Dance Company.  Miss Katie is a Cathy’s Show Troupe choreographer and solo coach.

Miss Brianna Francis :

Miss Brianna Francis

Miss Brianna began her dance career at the age of 3, studying all forms of dance including ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop. She was a member of Cathy's Show Troupe for 11 years, where she received numerous awards and scholarships. Brianna was a 4-year All American for the Truman High School Starsteppers, an apprentice member of the Kacico Modern Dance Company and Miss Dance 2015.  Brianna is currently a student at William Jewell College where she is studying to become a nurse and gets to continue her love of dance as a member of the Crimson Dance Team. She loves that she now has a chance to teach one of her passions.

Miss Sarah Woods :

Miss Sarah Woods

Sara is a graduate of Kearney High School, where she was a member of student council, senior class secretary, participated in the leadership program and senior captain of the Kearney Gold Girls dance team. Sarah currently attends Maple Woods Community College and plans to major in special education, focusing on students with severe disabilities.  Sarah began dancing at Cathy's Creative Dance when she was 2 years old and was a member of Show Troupe for eight years. Sarah loves sharing her love of dance with our students.

Miss Casey Nagel :

Miss Casey Nagel

Casey Nagel holds Bachelor Degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the University of Central Missouri and a Master Degree in Education from Webster University.  She began her dance career at Cathy’s Creative Dance when she was 8 years old, was a member of Show Troupe and the Truman Starsteppers Dance Team.  Currently, Miss Nagel is a Kindergarten teacher in the Independence School District and dance team coach for the Truman High School Starsteppers Dance Team.  Miss Casey is a Cathy’s Show Troupe coach and choreographer.