Miss Kerri Sullivan
Kerri Sullivan has 20 plus years of teaching experience. She's been in love with dance since she appeared on stage for the first time at the age of 3. Miss Kerri has trained in tap, ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance. In her younger years, Kerri danced in California, winning regional and state competitions. At the age of 14, she was the dance assistant for adult workshops at U.C. Irvine. In high school, she was the lead dancer and assistant choreographer in many musicals. Kerri received multiple dance scholarships, including those from Penrod Arts and Dance Kaleidoscope and was accepted into IU's Contemporary Dance Touring Company as a freshman in college. When Kerri isn't teaching dance, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Ken and two daughters, Kaiti(24) and Kylie(19).
Owning a dance studio is something that she has always dreamed of doing and is excited to finally make her dream come true.
Miss Kylie Sullivan
Kylie Sullivan has danced since the age of two. After 17 years of dancing competitively, she has found a love for teaching ballet, lyrical, jazz and contemporary. In her free time she enjoys playing the ukelele, painting, and drawing. While she isn't studying or making her own art, she works at ArtMix helping kids with mental and physical disabilities make art.
Miss Jessi Plourde
Jessi Plourde is a 20 year old junior at the University of Indianapolis, majoring in French and Elementary Education, alongside her minors in Music, Special Ed, and Reading. She tap danced at The Dance Refinery from the ages of 5-15, then moved to Dance Expressions with Kerri as one of her teachers for the next five years. Throughout her years spent at Dance Expressions, Jessi trained in all styles of dance, focusing primarily on tap.
While Jessi taught group classes in ballet and tap, she also choreographed and taught tap solos for dancers ranging in age from 8-15 in her final three years at the studio. She choreographed and competed her own solos in her final two years with Dance Expressions, claiming the title of "Miss NYLA Dance" for both 2015 and 2016. Jessi was also awarded Overall Top Scorer at the same NYLA Dance Competition with her self-choreographed solos both years. Jessi is very excited to begin as a teacher with Impulse Dance Academy!
Miss Kaiti Sullivan
Kaiti Sullivan began dancing competitively at the age of 7 and has been teaching for more than 8 years. She grew up learning from her mother, Kerri, who was her instructor for most of her dancing career. Throughout that time Kaiti competed in Indianapolis studios, training extensively in many genres of dance. Currently, she teaches ballet, jazz and contemporary at Impulse. Outside of the dance world Kaiti is a freelance photographer who enjoys photographing portraits, weddings and photojournalism assignments for local and national publications.
Miss Alyson Wakefield
Alyson has always had a love for the arts - particularly dance. She started her dancing career at the age of nine studying tap, jazz and ballet. Within a few years she was selected to be apart of her studio’s competition team where she competed both locally and nationally, attended a variety of conventions, and performed around Indianapolis at events. In 2013 Alyson graduated from Indiana University with a BA in Studio Art and Art History. Outside of the dance studio she works fulltime as a studio apprentice for Gravesco Pottery in Indianapolis. She also creates pottery on her own.
Alyson is thrilled to be teaching at Impulse Dance Academy. She loves connecting with her students by providing an environment that allows them to be themselves and have fun dancing!
Miss Ginger Miller
Ginger Miller began her training at age three, studying tap under Kerri Sullivan. She danced competitively for a myriad of years, eventually transitioning to professional performances with
Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre at age thirteen. Ginger trained under Gregory Hancock for four years, dancing various corps de ballet roles, as well as the principal role of Klara in The Nutcracker and the soloist role of Orphan Girl in Every Grain of Sand. At age fifteen, Ginger moved away from home to attend The Rock School for Dance Education, a prestigious ballet school in Philadelphia. She trained at The Rock School for two years, studying under ballet
legends such as: Bojan and Stephanie Spassoff, Natalya Lushina Zeiger, Telmo Moreira, Jody Anderson, and Justin Allen. She also had the privilege of representing The Rock School at Youth
America Grand Prix, where she danced Henriette Act I, a variation from Raymonda. Throughout her training, Ginger has had the opportunity to attend Bolshoi Ballet Academy’s summer
program in New York City, as well as Dutch Nationale Ballet’s summer program in Amsterdam. At these intensives, she trained under the direction of world-renowned teachers from the Bolshoi
Ballet Academy and the Dutch Nationale Ballet, as well as esteemed guest teachers such as Nanette Glushak and Wayne McGrgeor. Ginger was offered trainee positions with Ballet Met
and Charlotte Ballet, and was admitted to the 2020 Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary summer program. She is so excited to teach and share her love of ballet with students at Impulse Dance