At Grace, we are proud of our diverse and highly-qualified instructors who teach with passion and kindness! Take a look below and get to know us a bit:
Jenny Riley-Doyle, Owner
Ballet Master | Choreographer | Artistic Director | Yoga & Pilates | Berlitz German Language Trainer
Jenny danced for many years in her hometown Theatre of Nordhausen until 1995. She performed in "Der Wasserkristall", "Coppelia", "Sheherazade", "Esmeralda" in Nordhausen, Eisenach, Göttingen, Northeim and Erfurt to name a few. In 1999, she received a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and worked as a personnel manager in Kaiserslautern. In California in 2001, Jenny received certification as a Ballet Master with Dance Masters of America, Inc and as a Fitness Trainer with "AFAA" as well as with "Deutscher Sportbund" in 2005 in Germany. While in California, she also trained at the Berlitz Language Center as a German Teacher. She is also a certified Pilates Teacher since 2003 through "Powder Blue Productions" and "Pfälzer Turnerbund." Jenny is a certified Yoga teacher since 2005 with "NAFTA", "AFAA", Vinyasa Power Yoga Akademie Deutschland. In addition, Jenny holds certifications in "Youth Fitness", "Nutrition", "Prenatal Exercises", "Bosu", "CardioKickboxing" and "Aqua Fitness" from "AFAA." Jenny has taught at "The Dance Network" in Fairfield, California, at Gold's Gym, 24 hour Fitness, Travis Youth Center, Southside Fitness Center on Ramstein Air Base, Adult Continuing Education on Ramstein Air Base, Tanzsportverein Ramstein and many more. She started the Ramstein Dance Company in March 2009 and opened up Grace Studio in Kaiserslautern on 27 August 2010. Jenny loves children, different cultures,languages and philosophies and yoga
"We rise by lifting others" Robert Ingersoll
Jonathan Riley, Co-Owner
Macy is a certified 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance US and UK. Macy was first introduced to yoga in the Bikram style in 2007. Since then, her personal practice has expanded to many different yoga styles. From January to February of 2017, Macy spent a month in India to expand her practice and teaching abilities. In India, Macy trained to become an advanced Vinyasa, Yin, and Hatha instructor. Macy is also qualified to teach the Ashtanga Primary Series, Aerial Yoga, SUP yoga, Acro Yoga, Hot Yoga, Power, Restorative, Prenatal, Infant & Child Yoga, Partner Yoga, and other forms of “Fitness Yoga.” Macy believes yoga is for everyone, and aims to help her students with their yoga journey.
Ballet | Pointe | Pas de Deux| Modern
Katelyn is a professional ballerina currently dancing as a guest artist with the Pfalztheater. She has trained with the Minnesota Dance Theatre and majored in Dance at the New York University - BFA. She did additional training with the School of American Ballet and Alonzo King Lines Training Program. She performed with many dance companies like TU, Minnesota Dance Theatre and currently Pfalztheater. She also choreographed for professional companies and lead master classes at the Boston Conservatory and Alonzo King Lines Training Program among many other things.
Ballet | Modern | Rhythmic Gymnastics | Jazz | Tap | Hip Hop
Missy is a former Rhythmic Gymnastics National Group Team member who spent 13 years competing nationally for the sport. She has 10+ years experience of coaching all levels from recreational to National Team. This includes leading an intermediate group team to become
Junior Olympic Champions within two years. She is USAG certified and has judged regionally in the States. She has two BA Degrees from the University of South Florida in Dance and Theatre Design. Before Missy left the States, she performed with a local Cirque company, incorporating Rhythmic Gymnastics into acro, aerial and other circus acts. Missy is also available to teach private lessons at Grace!
Tap | Ballet | Lyrical | Jazz | Modern
Raeanne began dancing at the age of three at her local hometown studio in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. She predominately studied classical ballet while also studying jazz, tap, modern, and musical theatre. Throughout her years of dance Raeanne has been fortunate to work with James Sewell of James Sewell Ballet, Daniel and Julie Blake of Ballet Blake, Regina Milam of Dance Etc., and many other prestigious artists from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Houston Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. In her 9 years of teaching she has taught ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, creative movement, tots, dance fundamentals, musical theatre, modern, jazz funk, lyrical and contemporary. She has also had choreography featured in musicals, vaudevilles, flash mobs, liturgical Christmas performances, award winning solos and duets, and more than 75 performances. Through her teaching, Raeanne hopes to convey a love of classical dance to a new generation, cultivating in them an undying passion for the art.
Ballet | Pointe | Modern Contemporary
The owner of the Pilates Studio Kaiserslautern graduated from the Conservatoire National de Bordeaux where she was trained in the French as well as Russian Ballet method. She danced professionally in theatres like Cologne, Meiningen, Eisenach, Hagen, Karlsruhe and since 2007 at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern. She is also a certified Polestar Pilates Trainer.
Ashtanga Yoga | Hatha | Vinyasa | Meditation
Jackie discovered her true passion to teach and share the Art of Yoga with people of all levels of interest and experience after a month-long trip to India in August, 2016. Whether you are looking to learn more about Yogic philosophy, meditation, or yoga asana practice (the physical classes), Jackie offers public and private classes in English, Spanish and German. Living the yogic lifestyle, she is eager to share her experience with others and spread the teachings of Yoga. Jackie is certified through Mahi Power Yoga school in Dharamsala, India. 500-RYT with Yoga Alliance. Jaquelin enjoys running, learning other languages and laughing with people. She not only teaches yoga but she practices it as a lifestyle and is always eager to share information about the Yoga philosophy.
Acting | Theater | Voice
Professional voice over artist, actor, director, and theatre instructor with decades of experience in theatre and arts education, Amy holds a BA in Dramatic Arts from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and an MA in History and Culture from Union Institute and University. Local credits at KMC Onstage: Miss Andrew in Mary Poppins, Melissa Gardner in Love Letters, Belinda/Flavia in Noises Off. Directing credits: The Lost Language of Wifflesplatch and The Woman in Black. Amy also teaches homeschool theatre classes at KMC Onstage.
Prof. Timothy Stokes
Ballet | Pas de deux
Prof. Timothy Stokes retired from teaching for 26 years at the Academy of Dance in Mannheim. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from him during workshops and intensives. He danced in London, Hagen and Wiesbaden as well as in the Compagnia Balletto Classico in Italien. He worked as a Balletmaster in Hagen and Wiesbaden. At the STAATSBALLETT KARLSRUHE, he performed as the duke in Giselle.