The Dance Academy - Kay Williams Prunty
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Opened The Dance Academy - Kay Williams Prunty, Worthington, MN 1996
B.A. Theatre/Dance - Performance Emphasis, Luther College, Decorah, IA 1995
B.A. Public Communication, Luther College, Decorah, IA 1995
She won over 100 National & State 1st place Dance Championship titles
Miss Minnesota American Co-Ed 1989
Miss Minnesota American Pre-Teen 1984
Studied dance with Bernie Willadsen from 8-18 years old
Started gymnastics at 3 years old and held several school records for years at Worthington High School
Teaches & Choreographs:
Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theatre, Pointe, Tap, Tumbling/Acro, Wedding (First dances, Father/Daughter, Wedding Party), Worship/Liturgical dances, and Gymnastics Floor routines.
M.S. K-12 School Counseling - SDSU, Brookings, SD
Currently working on a M.A. in American History
B.S. Social Studies Education - U of M Duluth, Duluth, MN
B.A. Psychology - U of M Duluth, Duluth, MN
Teaches US History and AP Psychology- Worthington High School
Studio dance education at Summit School of Dance, Twin Cities
Former Worthington Trojette Dance Team Coach 1994-2000, 1st state appearance in '96-'97
"Dance Mom" to Morgan!
Teaches & Choreographs:
Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Kick
Began teaching at TDA fall of 2019
M.A., Inter-Cultural Diversity and Communication
B.S., Psychology/Minor, Education
Certified Personal Trainer (C.P.T.)
C.P.R., First Aid, AED (American Red Cross)
Certified Health Coach
Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Certified Silver Sneakers
Certified Living Well with Diabetes, Chronic Pain, & Chronic Conditions (C.L.W.D., C.L.W.C.P., C.L.W.C.C.)
Trained at The Virginia Beach Ballet, K-1 grade
Trained at O.D.U Ballet (Old Dominion University), from 2nd - 12th grade
Besides teaching at TDA, Jullianne is a Personal Fitness Trainer/Coach at YMCA, Mankato, MN
"Dance Mom" to Kelsey and lives in Windom
B.A. Biology - Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD- 2020
Associates Degree - Minnesota West, Worthington, MN -2017
Master Teacher for TDA Intensives - Jazz, Hip Hop, & Contemporary
Shelby began teaching & choreographing at TDA while in high school.
Studied dance at TDA for 9 years
Captain of Worthington Trojette Dance Team, Jazz & Kick 2016
Minnesota State High School League Dance Team Participant 2016 & 2017
Honored to the All-State 2016
Nationally Competitive Figure Skater
Varsity High School Volleyball player at Worthington High School
Middle School/High School - Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern/Lyrical
Competition Solos & Duets
We welcome Brittany to Worthington and TDA! This is her first season with us.
More Information coming soon!
Studying Songwriting at Belmont University, Nashville, TN
Former TDA Student for 12 years
TDA Class Assistant/Substitute Teacher Combo Classes for 4 years.
Choreographer at TDA for 2 years
Kalea has an extensive amount of stage experience in Community/School Musicals, Plays, and Music Concert Soloist
Worship lead singer and dancer at American Lutheran Church, Worthington, MN
Lyrical, Jazz, Modern
Freshman at Minnesota West, Worthington, MN
Former TDA Student for 11 years
TDA Class Assistant/Substitute Teacher for ballet and Combo Classes.
Kya has been choreographing and teaching at TDA for 2 years
Captain of the Worthington High School Girls Hockey Team 2019-2020
Competed in Varsity Tennis, Hockey, and Track for Worthington Trojans
Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern/Lyrical
Jackie is a Senior at Worthington High School
Training in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop, Tap for 14 years
TDA Class Assistant/Substitute Teacher for 3 years
TDA Teacher/Choreographer for Hip Hop, Jazz, and Lyrical for 1 year
Captain of the Worthington Trojette Dance Team
Minnesota State high School Dance Team State Participant 2017
Honored to the All-State Kick Team in 2019, All-State Jazz Team in 2020
Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern/Lyrical
B.S. Accounting & Finance - Mankato State University, Mankato, MN 1984
Minor in Computer Science - Mankato State University, Mankato, MN 1984
Retired in 2017, but works part-time at H&R Block, Bloomington, IL and TDA!
Senior Accountant for Taylor Corporation, Mankato, MN 2003-2017
Accounting Manager for Christensen Farms, Sleepy Eye, MN 1999-2003
Controller and Consultant for Artsource, INC., New Berlin, WI 1997-1999
Accounting Team Leader; Accounting Supervisor & Consultant for Weyerhaeuser, Austin, MN 1993-1997
Accountant/Controller for KAAL TV, Austin, MN 1985-1993
Accounting Technician, Accountant Intern, Mankato State University, Business Office, Mankato, MN 1983-1984
Austin High School Cheerleading Coach, Austin, MN
Basketball cheerleader at Mankato State University, Mankato, MN
Football & Wrestling Cheerleader for Worthington High School
"Dance & Pagent Sister" to Kay. Mitzi traveled, supported, and did make-up & hair for Kay
"Dance Grandma" to her sweet granddaughter. Again, doing make-up & hair when needed!!
B.A. Mathematics -
Math Teacher at Worthington Christian School
Danced while growing up and is now a "Dance Mom" to her 3 girls!
More info coming soon!
B.A. Mathematics - Luther College, Decorah, IA
B.A. Secondary Education - Luther College, Decorah, IA
High School Coaching Endorsement - Luther College, Decorah, IA
Math teacher at Worthington Middle School, Worthington, MN
24 years as Head Wrestling Coach at Worthington High School
Coached --- State Champions, -- State Place Winners, --- Team State Participants
Been Kay's biggest supporter and best friend since 1992 and Husband since 1995
Has danced every year in the DANCE DAD's dance from 2004 to 2019 with their children
Helps teach partner dance classes: Salsa, Two Step, Swing, Ballroom
TDA's Handy Man!
More Info coming soon...