Instructors and Staff

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Erin Fleck

Erin Fleck


Erin Fleck is a graduate of Indiana University with a BS in Kinesiology and an emphasis in modern dance where she studied the styles of ballet, modern and jazz under Elizabeth Shea, Laura Poole, and Gwendolyn Hamm to name a few. Erin also rehearsed with the Ben Munisteri Dance Company and Connie Donapoli, former member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company. In addition, Erin was a Corps Member at Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre and a Company Member for the Abigail Alyn Dance Projects. Erin has taught dance at The Academy of Dance Arts in Fishers, Indiana and brings with her a love for dance and a passion to teach children.
Monty Buckley

Monty Buckley


Monty Buckley has been performing and choreographing since 1995 and has been breaking and pop-locking since 1999. He is the Co-Artistic Director of Stick and Move, a multi faceted hip hop dance company incorporating choreography, breakdancing, martial arts, and acrobatics. Monty has years of teaching experience getting his start instructing with the University of Hip Hop. He instructs hip hop, street funk, and breakdance. He has taught students of all levels and ages ranging from 5 year olds to adults. While attending Eastern Illinois University, Monty started the only co-ed hip hop dance company in the University’s history, Rhythm and X-tacy. Founded in 2003 Rhythm and Xtacy is still going strong today.
Perry Denton

Perry Denton


Perry Denton has been an instructor at Soul2Sole Dance, Inc. for over five years. He has also been the assistant director, dancer, and choreographer for Gifted Souls Dance Group, one of the biggest salsa and hip hop dance companies in Chicago, Taxas, New York, Philadelphia and Milwaukee. . He recently just finished shooting the Bollywood movie Dhoom 3 where he was a principal dancer. In addition, he has danced for many stars including Brooke Hogan and Ce Ce Pension, Black eyed Peas and Chicago's very own BenOne. Perry has appeared three times on the Oprah Show and currently he is shooting Chicago Fire. Perry received his dance training from Columbia College in Chicago where he studied all forms of dance, including ballet, jazz and modern. Perry has taught throughout the Chicagoland area. He continues to teach more styles of dance including Poms, African and Latin dance. Perry is eager to pass along his gift and love of dance to all his students.
Drew [Andrew] Tamez Hull

Drew [Andrew] Tamez Hull


Andrew Tamez Hull also referred to as Drew, is a triple threat: Actor, Dancer, and Musician who is talented in three areas of the arts: dancing, acting, and singing. Although Drew has trained in many, if not all, styles of dance, his main forte is Hip Hop. He has spent half of his life competing with Xtreme Dance Force and training with Chicago's Dance 2XS and Boom Crack. Drew has danced behind such major artists as Ludacris, Silento, Danity Kane and choreographed a set for the b96 Pepsi Summer Bash.As a choreographer, Drew has won numerous awards for his Hip Hop choreography and he travels to work with the LSU Tiger Girls, one of our nation's top dance teams. HYPE, To strengthen his dance ability, Drew has trained in salsa, rumba and tango and swing partner dances. For acting, Drew has been featured in two major motions pictures (including Gran Torino, where he played a gang member) and has been fortunate to work with Clint Eastwood, one of Hollywood's best directors. Drew also appeared in season two of Empire and acted in New York best selling authors' Web series Wildcards episode 1,2, and 3, appearing as himself. Drew also had the lead in the indie film "Street Boy" and has appeared in commercials for Diet Dr. Pepper and Hefty. For singing, Drew was a finalist in the 2003 Aurora Idol competition and appeared on the TV show Inspiration Sensation on channel TLN in 2005. Currently, Drew has been releasing his music on itunes under his artisti name Dru.
Drew is drawn to his love of dance and has decided to focus on teaching, choreographing, and coaching. Along with his teaching and mentoring skills which he shares with students at Soul2Sole Dance, Inc., Drew also teaches dance classes at Visceral Dance Center and Joffrey in Chicago. Drew is Coach and Artistic Director of Phenom Dance company at Soul2Sole Dance, Inc.. His goal is to inspire and make every student count on the dance floor and to achieve their personal goals.
Sheri Lucterhand

Sheri Lucterhand


Sheri Lucterhand has taught art on the North Shore for the past 15 years at Braeside and Sherwood schools. Sheri is taking this experience and creating an art enrichment program which combines her art expertise with years of experience working with children as emerging artists. Through the creative and collaborative nature of this program, emerging artists will develop skills that are transferable in the school environment, specially with the arts integration of the common core standards.
Ellen Isaacson

Ellen Isaacson


A graduate of Murray State University in Kentucky, Ellen has a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Dance Movement. From a young age, Ellen has been learning and training in dance, including high school at New Trier and college on Dance Company and Dance Team. Since graduating, Ellen has been teaching on the North Shore and in Chicago, and is excited to share her love of dance with infants and young children. Ellen's ultimate goal is for each child to feel encouraged, loved and cared for in their own unique and special way.
Robin Taxman

Robin Taxman


Robin has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and teaching children's yoga for 3 years. She uses the knowledge she gains as a preschool teacher, special educator, and mother to guide children as they begin their journey with yoga. Robin is extremely proud that the joy and skill of yoga enhances children's lives. She is passionate and inspired to give the gift of yoga to each child she teaches.
Kat Infante

Kat Infante


Ava Wolff

Ava Wolff


Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Ava started dancing at the age of five. Upon entering high school, Ava was accepted into North East School of the Arts, where she majored in Dance. She also trained at Earle Cobb Dance Studio, taking Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. Upon graduation, Ava moved to Chicago to further her dance education at Columbia College. While at Columbia, Ava met Trae Turner, Artistic Director of Boom Crack! Dance Company and fell in love with the genre of hip hop. As a member of Book Crack!, Ava has competed at Hip Hop International in 2013 and 2016, placing top in U.S.A. both years and competed at W.O.D. Chicago, Dallas, and New York, ranking top in the competition. Ava has worked with choreographers Gary Beauford, Jamal sims, Sarah Fazio, Miguel Antonio, Tyler Hanes, and many more. Ava has performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Chicago's Carnival Choreographers Ball, Chicago Music Awards, and appeared in Yemi Maire's "Love Bop ft. DLow" video. A skilled choreographer who has won top overall and platinum scores at both regional and national competitions, Ava has also choreographed for the Bulls organization, including routines for the Bulls Kidz. Ava is an avid tap dancer and is proud of her expertise in teaching numerous dance genres. Ava has a love for dancers of all ages and eagerly shares her knowledge and passion with her students.
Meridith Bell

Meridith Bell


Diane Cheeseman

Diane Cheeseman


Diane Cheeseman received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Performance at Butler University, her Master of Arts in Dance Education with a concentration in ABT Ballet Pedagogy at New York University and Certification as an ABT Certified Teacher. Diane has extensive training in ballet, character, pointe, and variations from the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washingtn, D.C., and the Ballet Bellevue School in Bellevue, Washington. Diane has extensive professional performance experience as a Company dancer for the Kybele Dance Theater in Venice, CA, as well as the Kenneth Walker Dance Project in Torrance, CA, and the Hart Pulse Dance Company in Los Angeles, CA. Diane was a dancer for the U.S. National Tour with Feld Entertainment as well as Walt Disney Entertainment in Orlando, Florida. Diane is very excited to share her passion for and knowledge of dance with Soul2Sole Dance, Inc. students.
Julianne Deitz

Julianne Deitz


Studying the art of dance since the age of 7, Julianne trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C., the Joffrey Ballet School in New York under the direction of John Magnus and George de la Pena,, Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway in New York and Inaside Chicago Dance with Artistic Director Richard Smith. Julianne has studied with Master Teacher's Ludmila Morkovina, Anatoli Kurcherul and Vladimir Djouloukhadze. In 2009, Julianne moved to Chicago to train more extensively in Jazz and Contemporary. Julianne is excited to be a part of the Soul2Sole Dance, Inc. family and share her passion and knowledge of dance with its students.
Taylor Craver

Taylor Craver


Taylor received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with a focus in performance and education from The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, Taylor trained with industry professionals from around the globe including Susan Hadley, Safie Clemmenson, Bebe Miller, Tine Saling, and Daniel Roberts, Taylor is trained in modern and contemporary dance, ballet, choreography, improvisions, and pedagogy. Since moving to Chicago, Taylor has performed with Alluvion Dance Chicago, Visceral Dance Chicago's "WITHIN," Dance Chicago's "Dances From the Heart," Simantikos "CELEBRATION OF CHICAGO ART," and Noumenon Dance Ensemble's "NEW MOVES 2016." Taylor also danced in CARNIVAL's Choreographer's Ball 2018" under Andrew Tamez Hull and the 27th year of "Dance for Life" Chicago in 2018.
Taylor is very excited to start her teaching experience at Soul2Sole Dance, Inc.
Deb Dean

Deb Dean


Growing up in Northbrook, Deb was a member of the Junior Olympic competitive team in Gymnastics as well as the Gymnastics team at Glenbook North. Deb has been coaching gymnastics at competitive gyms for 26 years as well as teaching in 8 park districts. Deb sees the complexity, strength, focus, and joy that comes with training in the sport of gymnastics. Currently, Deb is sharing her love and passion for the sport by teaching younger gymnasts -- starting with Little Crawlers!
Erica Zafiriou

Erica Zafiriou


Elizabeth Petruzzi

Elizabeth Petruzzi


Naomi David

Naomi David


Kim Zafiriou

Kim Zafiriou