Jenny Samuelson-Jangula, is founder and owner of Let's Dance Studio and director of The Dance Company of North Dakota.
Jenny has 28 years of Dance Experience and a track record of successfully delivering dance productions. She has an extensive background in jazz, lyrical, ballet, and was a principal dancer for the Dakota Dance Repertory. Among her instructors are Jean Thompson Perry, Rinat Mouzafarov, Cris Judd, and Rebecca Wright. Jenny has choreographed 14 years of musicals and productions for the community and is known for her sell-out performances. "The Lion King," "Peter Pan", "Rudolph" and "A Christmas Carol-The Dance," to name a few. Her Dance Team dancers have performed all over the state and beyond including Medora Musical, Mall of America, Governor's Inaugural Ball, Timberwolves Half Time, Prairie Rose Opening Ceremony, NDSU Half Time and High School State Basketball and Football Halftime.
She was featured in the Dance Spirit Magazine as one of the top "Up and Coming Studios for 2003" and was interviewed in the 2004 and 2005 Dance Teacher Magazine for her productions and success as a studio owner. Jenny was honored by the Dakota Dance Challenge with an "Outstanding Service to the Education of Her Students Award" in 1999. She received a Judge's Choice Award for "Most Inspirational Choreography" at the Spotlight Nationals in San Diego, California 2001. Jenny has received the Choreography Award every year since 1993. Jenny is responsible for the two National Championships won by her senior dance company, the Dance Company of ND in San Diego 2001 and Branson, MI 2003. Her student also was the Petite National Winner for 2003 in Branson, MI. Jenny is also a judge for the national dance competition "Spotlight Dance Cup." She has been commended on her work by dancers from the Joffrey Ballet and jazz legend Luigi, himself.
Jenny is married to Jeffrey Jangula and they have three children; Bailey Jangula,
Kaden Patrick and Christian Joseph.
Tina Domagala comes to Let's Dance Studio from Williston, North
Dakota where she had 15 years of dance instruction from Elizabeth's
Dance Expressions. She has taught classes in advanced tap,
ballet, hip-hop, jazz and lyrical to students ranging in
age from pre-school to high school. She has also choregraphed
her own solos for the past five years, winning several first
place awards. Tina has competed in Minneapolis, Bismarck,
Mandan, Willison and Canada. She has also competed in the
Dance American National Finals as a "Dancer of the Year Candidate"
in Las Vegas, Nevada and most recently in Orlando, Florida,
where she received a first place national award for the self-choreographed
tap solo "Dr. Bones." She has also performed at Disney World's
Magic Kingdom. Tina has had additional training from such
greats as the Joffrey Ballet, Luigi, Gus Giogorno Jazz Dance
Chicago, Steven Boyd, Sara Jo Fazio and others.
DeVonna Snow began student teaching at LaDonna’s School of Dance in Glendive, Montana in 1984 and took over the Jazz program in 1986. She returned to teach in Glendive after attending NDSU where she was a member of the Gold Star Danceline and Orchesis Dance Company and MSU Billings where she was a cheerleader. DeVonna also directed and taught at a studio in Laurel. DeVonna have been a member of the Montana Dance Arts Association and has attended numerous workshops with notable instructors to keep on top of dance training and technique. Their instruction develops the total dancer. She taught Introduction to Dance, Hip Hop and Jazz in Glendive.
Carly Schaub, is originally from Logan, UT where she trained with the Cache Valley School of Ballet for 15 years under Sandra Emile, Maggie Moar, Jan J. Dijkwel and others. Also in Logan, UT she performed with the Cache Valley Civic Ballet Company for 6 years in ballets such as Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Paquita, The Nutcracker, and Cinderella.
She has a B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Wyoming in Laramie. There she was instructed by Marsha Knight, Margaret Wilson, General Hambrick, Edward Augustyn, Mel Claridge, Ana Paula Hofling, and Penny Hutchison while performing in numerous productions at UW. She studied child and adult ballet pedagogy with Marsha Knight and taught children's ballet classes at UW, and classes at the Cache Valley School of Ballet. Her choreography includes works in ACDFA (2004), (the Lysistrata (hte musical) with Ana Paula Hofling, and Cache Valley School of Ballet Spring Show (2005).
Carly received additional training at Danceworks Studio, and The Place in London, The Snowy Range Dance Festival in Laramie WY, and BYU Ballet Intensive in Provo UT.
||Jazz and Company Instructor
Magen Dinga is a former dancer at the Lets Dance Studio.
She has been dancing for the past 11 years, and teaching for the past 4 years.
She was part of the 2001 and 2003 Sr. Company who brought home two national
titles.As a senior,last year,she placed 4th overall with her solo at the
spotlight dance competition. She has performed in all of the Lets Dance productions
since "A Christmas Carol 1999". She has trained with several professionals,
and has taken part in many workshops.
||Sarah Hatzenbuhler, Bismarck, Sarah Hatzenbuhler
has been dancing since the age of five under Jenny Samuelson-Jangula. Throughout
her years of training, she studied under world-renowned dancers and teachers,
including the jazz legend Luigi, members of the Joffrey Ballet, and Mia Michaels,
the choreographer of Celine Dion’s Las Vegas show, "A New Day." Sarah
has performed at various events and locations, including the Medora Musical,
the Governor’s Ball, halftime of an NBA basketball game, and the Mall
of America. Sarah was a member of the two-time national championship dance
team, the Senior Dance Company of North Dakota, for seven years. She earned
first place overall high score in the senior division solos at Spotlight Dance
Cup 2006. Sarah recently traveled to Las Vegas for the Spotlight Dance Cup
National Finals, where she received a judge’s choice award for her
solo. Sarah began instructing at the age of fourteen, and she has since coached
both the Dazzlers and Dancesationals dance teams to first place victories at
Spotlight Dance Cup. Sarah will be attending University of Mary on a scholarship
this year and is advising Dance-sationals Dance Team.
||Kimberlee Sauter, Fargo, Kim trained with the
Lets Dance Studio for the past 15 years under the direction of Jenny Samuelson
Jangula. She has seven years of teaching experience ranging from ages 3-16.
Kimberlee has dedicated most of her life to the art of dance training with
jazz great Luigi, Rinat Mouzafarov, members of the Joffrey Ballet, Temuuzhin
Bold and L.A Underground. She was also selected by the Moscow Ballet to dance
the part of the Spanish Dancer in the Moscow Ballet‘s Great Russian
Nutcracker in 2002. Kimberlee was a member of the Senior Company of North
Dakota when they brought home their first National title in 2001 in San Deigo,
CA and a subsequent 2003 title in Branson, MO. Kimberlee’s performance
credits include a Holiday Showcase at the Mall of America, Timberwolves‘ half-time
entertainment, I Love Dance Competition in Billings, MT, Spotlight Dance
Cup in Bismarck, ND, The 2005 Governor’s Inaugural Ball, The Medora
Musical and Fabric Action. A former member of the Senior Company for seven
years, she has received many awards for her top ranking solos and group routines.
Kimberlee has also performed lead roles in Let’s Dance Studio’s
sell out productions of “The Lion King”, “Peter Pan”, “A
Christmas Carol”, “A Christmas Angel”, and “Once
Upon A World.” She is also
currently enrolled at North Dakota State University pursuing a degree in
Public Relations. Kim will be teaching all levels of jazz and pre-dance and
is also the Onsite Manager.
||Kristi Brosz, Fargo, Kristi has been teaching
under the direction of Jenny Samuelson-Jangula for the past three years.
She began dancing twelve years ago and was a member of the Senior Dance Company
of North Dakota for four years in which she helped bring home first place
at Spotlight National Dance Cup in Branson, MO in 2003. Recently, she placed
in the top ten for her solo at the Spotlight regional competition in Bismarck
and received top honors at the national competition in 2006. Kristi has participated
in many workshops with masters of dance Luigi, members of the Joffrey Ballet,
Kim Borgaro, and Alison Woerner; a NYC Rockette. She has danced with the
Moscow Ballet and has worked with Rinot Mouzafarov of the Bolshoi Ballet
in Russia. Kristi has danced as a lead role in many productions including
the Lion King, A Christmas Carol, Swan Lake as the “swan”, and
Peter Pan playing “Wendy Darling”. Kristi will be attending NDSU
and teaching pre-dance to advanced ballet and also is the Assistant Manager.
||Libby Gilbertson, Fargo, Libby has been dancing
since the age of 4. Libby, a former Little Miss North Dakota, has received
many awards for her work and was a part of the Senior Company team who became
National Champions in Branson, MI in 2003. Libby has years of experience
in tap, jazz, ballet and lyrical and has played many lead roles including
the lead role of Peter Pan in the 2005 and 2006 Let's Dance Production. She
has worked with various Dance Masters including Mia Michaels and Kim Borgaro.
Libby has performed all over ND and beyond including a Timberwolves Half
Time, NDSU BBall Half Time, High School State Football Champion Game Half
Time and Medora Musical. She graduated in 2006 with the Highest Distinction
from Century High School and is attend NDSU studying Psychology. Libby will
be teaching beginner to advanced jazz.
||Maren Ronningen, Fargo, Maren has been dancing
with Let's Dance for 14 years. She is trained in in jazz, ballet, lyrical,
modern, and pointe and has trained with Luigi and the Joffery Ballet. Maren
danced principal roles in Sleeping Beauty, Christmas Carol, The Lion King,
Once Apon A World, Christmas Angel, and Swan Lake. She has been a member
of the award winning dance teams for 12 years and was apart of the Senior
Company teams who became national champions in both 2001 and 2003 at Spotlight
National Dance Competition in San Diego and Branson. After high school, she
continued to dance as a member of the North Dakota Ballet Company in Grand
Forks in 2005 and 2006 as she attended school at NDSU. Maren has four years
teaching experience and will be teaching pre-dance.
||Other Instructors: Pre-Dance
Classes and 6-9 Classes are also taught by experienced dancers from our
award winning Dance Company of North Dakota. These instructors have been
trained to teach ages 3-12 in jazz, ballet, tumbling and tap and have
been teaching our program the past three years.