715 Lakepointe Center Drive

O'fallon, IL 62269



Our Instructors

Vance Baldwin

Studio Director & Instructor

Trisha Wilson

Office Administrator

Mary Schmitt

Dance Instructor

Lisa Smith

Dance Instructor

I started dancing at the age of four because my parents saw me dancing around the house constantly. Both through studios and school I danced and competed throughout my childhood. In high school I was a member and captain of the dance team at Belleville West. I also taught studio dance classes during that time. In college I was a four year member and captain of the University of Illinois Illinettes dance team. My daughter now dances at TAOD and I am happy to have the chance to teach classes here again.

Nicole Halama

Dance Instructor

Jen Simmons

Dance Instructor

I began dancing at the age of 5. I danced and competed through high school and then became a member of the McKendree Dance Team. During that time, I choreographed and taught various dance camps each year. After college, I continued taking classes to further my dance knowledge and education. I have several years of experience teaching classes at the recreational level as well as competitive level for ages 4-adult. I’m very fortunate and excited to be a part of Taylor’s Academy of Dance and look forward to sharing my love of dance with all of my students!


Tawnya White

Dance Instructor

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Larry Kern

Karate Instructor

Angie Leonelli

Pietra Fitness Instructor

Liza Heeler

Dance Instructor

Dance Instructor