Instructors

 

At Grace we are proud of our diverse and high-quality instructors! Take a look below and get to know us a bit:

 
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Jenny Riley-Doyle, Owner

Specializations


Ballet Master | Choreographer | Artistic Director | Yoga & Pilates | Berlitz 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 and "200 h - Yoga Alliance." 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.

"We rise by lifting others" Robert Ingersoll 

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Jonathan Riley

Specializations
Ballroom
German Language

 
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Marissa Ceci

Specializations
Jazz | Tap | Musical Theater | Lyrical| Modern |Yoga

Marissa has been teaching at Grace since 2016. She began dancing at the age of 4 and has studied every technique from Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, and Hip Hop. She has been teaching dance to all ages for 7 years in Georgia, Maryland and now Germany. Marissa became a certified 200 Hour yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance in 2015 and loves teaching our Vinyasa style classes. In the fall she will journey to Aruba to complete another 200 RYT certification in Vinyasa Yoga.

LOVES: Photography, Food, Traveling with her Husband, her Pup- Ryder, Hot Tea and all things beach/tropical.

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass- it's about learning to dance in the rain!" -Vivian Greene

Katelyn Skelley

Specializations
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.

Missy Mueller

Specializations
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!

Mauriella DiTommaso

Specializations
PreBallet | Acro Dance

More about Mauriella coming soon!

 
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Macy Eldredge

Specializations
Yoga

Macy Klein Eldredge is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. Macy believes that yoga is for everyone, and aims to help her students with their yoga journey. Macy is qualified to teach Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Power, Restorative, Aerial, and SUP yoga.

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Nina Diehl

Specializations
Modern Dance | Company Director

More about Nina coming soon!

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Ines Lehne-Acker

Specializations
Ballet

More about Ines coming soon!

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Thomas Grundmann

Specializations
Hip Hop

More about Thomas coming soon!

 

Guest Instructors

 
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Laure Coureau

Specializations
Ballet | Pointe

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. 

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Jaquelin Gschrey

Specializations
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.

“I have the right to do anything, ...but not everything is beneficial. I have the right to do anything—but not everything is constructive.“

Corinthians 10:23 (NIV)

 

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Amy Barron Smolinski

Specializations
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.

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Prof. Timothy Stokes

Specializations

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.