Daisy is a native of Fort Wayne, and a graduate of Snider High School. She grew up training in ballet and other forms of dance at the Fort Wayne Ballet, and had the privilege of receiving training from the Joffrey Ballet NYC, Ballet Austin, Richmond Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet and with many world renowned master teachers, such as John Magnus. Daisy has performed in countless ballet and dance productions throughout the years, as well as many theatre productions. Her theatre credits include such shows as On The Town, You Can’t Take It With You, My Three Angels, Dracula Baby, and just this year Daisy made her professional theatre debut in Three Rivers Music Theatre’s production of Hair. Daisy has also appeared in commercials, independent films, and currently acts in a web-based series as a product spokesperson for an international hardware company. Daisy has been teaching various forms of dance for many years at the Fort Wayne Dance Collective, IPFW’s Community Arts Academy, Homestead High School, American Style Ballroom and now Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy. She has also choreographed for many area dance productions and musicals. Daisy is a proud graduate of the University of Saint Francis with a B.S. in Biology and an A.S.N. in Nursing, graduating first in her class. She is a Registered Nurse in the State of Indiana. Daisy is so happy to be a part of the Triple Threat family as the new Dance Studio Director and cannot wait to teach Fort Wayne’s talented students.
Rachel Klein, a Fort Wayne native, is active in the performing arts. Rachel received her technical training from several studios in the area, studied ballet and dance history at Ball State University, and attended the Fort Wayne Ballet’s summer intensive under the direction of Jeremy Blanton and Karen Gibbons Brown. Rachel actively attends conventions and workshops to continue her education in dance.
As a member of the professional company dAnce.Kontemporary, Rachel regularly performs throughout the community. With dAnce.Kontemporary, Rachel has performed in many shows including Synesthesia No. 1, Together Alone, and Pathway: Longitude/Latitude. Independently, Rachel has appeared in Holiday Pops (Fort Wayne Philharmonic), what moves you (Fort Wayne Fringe), and Lovestruck (Fort Wayne Dance Collective), among many others. As a guest instructor, Rachel has taught and choreographed for Fort Wayne Youtheatre. As a competitive dancer and former Miss America Organization contestant, Rachel has earned many awards and received recognition for her technique, passion, and ability.
Rachel received her Bachelor of Arts and recently earned her Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Saint Francis. Rachel’s passion for teaching reaches far beyond the studio; recently, Rachel was awarded the Women’s Bureau Empowerment Award for Advocacy for her dedication to educating young adults working towards obtaining their High School Equivalency. Outside of dance, Rachel currently works in nonprofit resource development and enjoys spending time with her Corgi, Mae, and Sugar Gliders, Anthony and Wayne.
Olivia Ross - Senior Musical Theatre Company
Olivia received her technical training (ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, musical theatre) from the Fort Wayne Ballet beginning at the age of 6 under instructors such as Karen Gibbons Brown, Tracy Tritz, and Jeremy Blanton. With the Fort Wayne Ballet, she performed in productions including The Nutcracker (snowflake, flower corp. etc.) and Sleeping Beauty (Carabosse). She spent two summers training with the Radio City Rockettes at their intensive program. Olivia also performed in a 9/11 Tribute piece with the Buglisi Dance Theatre in New York City. In Fort Wayne, Olivia has been in many productions in the local theatre community. She appeared in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (ensemble, dance captain) at the Civic Theatre, Catch Me If You Can (ensemble, dance captain) at the University of St. Francis, and Bat Boy at Arena Dinner Theatre. In addition Olivia performed as a dancer in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s production of Holiday Pops. As a choreographer, she has worked with Miami Middle School’s show choir (2012-2015) and with the men’s show choir at Bishop Luers High School (2013-2016).