Our passionate professional high energy staff has been teaching in our community for over 10 years. We are dedicated to bringing out the best in our dancers in and outside of the studio. Our staff is committed to bringing the latest in dance training and class techniques to DCT.
Kayla Shorma founded Dreams Come True Dance Studio in 2009
with a mission to teach the love and art of dance through technique fun and
flair. Kayla’s life long passion for dance began with donning her first dance
shoes at age 3. Over the years she has learned and studied multiple dance
forms including Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pointe, Clogging, Tap and Lyrical. Coach Kayla married her husband, Paul, in August 2010. They live in Grand Rapids with their daughter Breezie, son Knox and their Chihuahua Cider. They also have over 20 Chickens and a hamster. Kayla enjoys hanging time with family, being on the lake and cooking. She loves, anything food, boating and bonfires. She can drink pickle juice like a champ.
As a child Kayla worked with the Masula Children’s Theatre, performed at the state fair talent show semi finals with her own choreography and participated in Beauty pagents across the Northland holding many titles. Kayla danced in more than 35 performances before graduating high school. As a teen, Kayla was offered the opportunity to student teach alongside her dance instructors. In High School she also attended workshops by James Sewell and his Company of Dancers, Galina Mezentseva, Alvin Ailey and others. She performed in the Festival of States in St. Petersberg Florida and also at the Bands of America in St.Louis MI for Colorguard. Kayla graduated from Grand Rapids High School in 2003.
During College she studied children’s health and received her Associates Degree in Childhood Development. She also focused some of her studies in human anatomy and nursing. Prior to opening her dance studio in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, Kayla coached gymnastics for four years and was USAG safety certified. She started a small dance program where she coached. The dance program flourished and expanded to become her now 250 plus-student base today. She had instructed her students to go on and receive college scholarships and programs through dance.
Coach Kayla believes Dance is a life-long learning process and she continues to participate in classes and workshops. She is Acrobatic Arts Certified and has passed the Dance K-12 testing for the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations. In the summer of 2019 Kayla was a student and took several classes in California. Her choreography has been successful in many ways inside outside of the dance world. High score awards, Platinum, and judges choreography awards to name a few. In 2018 Kayla coach done of her very talented students to win Nationals 1st overall. Kayla has choreographed for figure skating, body building, beauty pageants, gymnastics and Special needs routines. She has also done work with the Grand Rapids Players and other community organizations. Kayla is a proud member of the Special Education Advisory Board for district 318. Traveling to towns surrounding the Grand Rapids area to teach through Community Education is something Kayla really enjoys. She has found purpose in sharing her knowledge and experience raising a child on the Autistic spectrum and wants to help others who are given that path or have children with Special Needs. She strives to not only teach her students the art, technique of dance, but also confidence, grace, poise and being comfortable in your own skin.
Casey was made for the stage. She started in beauty pageants at a young age where she won and participated in state and national events, wining Minnesota at the age of 2. She began dancing a the age of 4.
Casey is experienced in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Lyrical, Irish and
Musical Theatre dance. She has been to many master classes with
various dance companies including James Sewell, the Moscow Ballet, and ABT. She also attended the West Coast Dance Explosion. While dancing in high school, Coach Casey student taught alongside
her instructors for 6 years. She was in color guard for 3 years where
she performed at Disney World. She graduated from Grand Rapids High School in 2011. Casey also performed in many local musicals. She toured with an Irish step dancing group for 4 years as well.
Being a coach is what Casey does best. She loves pushing her dancers to their greatest achievements using technique, artistry and talent. Casey has her Yoga teaching certification and Acrobatic Arts certification. When Casey is not dancing she enjoys doing hair, hardcore ab workouts and spending time with her cats Cecilia and CJ. Casey has a fuzzy sock collection of over 30 pairs. She got engaged in front of the princess Castle at Magic Kingdom in the summer of 2015.Casey married the love of her life in Florida June 2018. She is expecting a baby girl this fall!
Casey began coaching at DCT in the summer of 2011. In the summer of 2018 Coach Casey's very own choreography was performed at the Epcot World Stage in Orlando Florida. She is an incredible choreographer, her routines over the years have won many high score, choreography and encore awards. She had instructed her students to go on and receive college scholarships and programs through dance.
Haley has been dancing since she was 2 years old. She joined DCT when the doors opened in 2009 having studied dance and gymnastics under Coach Kayla. Haley has studied in Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Acro. In 2011, Haley was amongst the first group of students to compete with DCT and has since won countless awards and honors for her many solos, duets, trios, and group performances throughout the years. Her greatest achievement was winning 3 titles in one night, including SuperStar of the North for 2015. This awarded her an all expense paid trip to Orlando, FL where she performed in the the All American Halftime Show at the Citrus Bowl on New Year’s eve. Her team was also invited the next year. Haley has received 4 National Competition invitations to perform in the opening showcases as well as compete in the competitions for a national title. Haley also received 2 scholarship invites to study under many renowned instructors at the Ellen Werksman Dancewerks Experience near Chicago, IL. Along with dancing, Haley began teaching at DCT in the Spring of 2014 after years of training alongside the other instructors. She has taught all types of dance classes both recreational and competitive. Her choreography has won many overalls and other awards, in 2016 she won a choreography award with her own solo. She loves to share her experience and passion for dance with others through teaching. Haley graduated high school in 2019 with her Associate of Arts and Associate of Science in Health Sciences degrees from the PSEO program at ICC. Haley is currently a student at Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN where she is double-majoring in Biology and Psychology following a Pre-Med track. All of her experience with dance has earned her many scholarships and opportunities after High School. Among all of her dancing and studying she finds leisure in reading, watching Netflix, and especially traveling. Haley has been to 12 countries and plans to visit many more!
Ali began her dancing career at the age of 3 and joined DCT when they began in 2009. Hard work and dedication to the sport of dance, Ali has studied many forms of dance including Lyrical, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, and Hip-Hop. Ali became a competitive dancer in 2011, has competed in numerous competitions, attended many conventions and joined in different types of master classes.
On January 1, 2016 Ali had the amazing opportunity to perform in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl All American Half-time in Orlando FL. She also received an invite to perform at the Triple S National Convention in Wisconsin Dells, where she competed and also took master classes with renowned dancers and choreographers in the dance world. In the 2017 Competitive Season Ali placed in the top 10 at Celebration Talent Regionals. In the 2018 Competitive Season Ali received a musicality award at Triple S Regionals and scored 3rd overall. At Celebration Talent Regional she received invitations to Nationals for her Lyrical Solo and will perform the Summer of 2018 in WI Dells for the National Title.
When Ali is not at the studio, she is focusing on her school work and is a part of the honor roll. Ali Graduated High school and the PSEO program at ICC. She is St. Olaf to major in political science and will also be a part of their dance program.
Ali loves all things chocolate and is a major bookworm; she loves sharing her love of dance.
Amanda Stelten is a graduate of UW-Eau Claire with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. During my time in Eau Claire, competed as a member of the UW-Eau Claire Dance Team at local and national competitions for three seasons, and lead the team as a Captain for two.
Prior to college, she grew up in Chaska, Minnesota where she trained in various styles with a local studio beginning at age three. Amanda was also a member of the Chaska Dance Team where she competed in High Kick and Jazz for 6 years, and was a part of the 2012 and 2013 MSHSL State Championship winning teams. She worked with DCT for 1 full season and has continued to offer classes and choreography to us. She graduated her master degree at Eastern Illinois University for Communication Disorders.
Amanda hasn't gone a day without hiccups for the past 10 years!
Charli has been dancing for Dreams Come True since 2013. She has been successful as a team dancer, duets and as a soloist. Charli has won countless team awards and has had her solos receive extra recognition. Some of those awards are judges choice and encore awards. Charli has studied many forms of dance including: Lyrical, Tap, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop and Contemporary.
She has been involved with the theatre program for 7 years and doing choreography for 3 of those years. One of her most popular parts played was the Lion in the Wizard of Oz production. She also coaches two 5th grade math masters teams and is very involved with the Marching band in the Colorguard. Charli has qualified to letter in Dance through the Minnesota State High School league for several years.
In the Summer of 2017 Charli traveled along with some of her teammates to perform in the National televised Citrus bowl halftime show. Charli energy and enthusiasm in her classes is infectious. Charli loves chocolate bars but hates chocolate ice-cream.
Kylie began dancing at the age of 5 years old. She has been dancing at DCT since 2014. She has taken classes in Acro, Lyrical , Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Hip Hop. She started competing in 2015 with Team, Solo and Duet routines. She has won countless awards and even received an invite to perform at the citrus bowl halftime show for her involvement in her Acro Team. Kylie has qualified to letter in Dance through the Minnesota State High School league for several years.
She has been job shadowing and junior coaching for 3 years now. She is entering her second year at PSEO at ICC. The room lights up when Kylie walks in and she can't wait to shine her light on her students. She loves being outside and with family. Kylie loves plants and has a large collection of them!
Emilee has been dancing since she was 4 years old with Dreams Come True. She started dancing in our first location down town and has grown along with our studio. Emilee has experienced many types of dance including: Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Contemporary. Through these forms she has performed in teams, solos, duets and trios.
She has been competing in dance since 2011. Emilee performed in the National Televised Citrus Bowl Halftime Show in the summer of 2017 in Orlando Florida. She also performed at Disney World with the Dance the World performance experience in 2018. She danced on the World's stage at Epcot and danced down mainstreet of Magic Kingdom in a parade. has qualified to letter in Dance through the Minnesota State High School league for several years.
Emilee has been student coaching at DCT and is looking forwards to sharing her passion for dance with her students. When Emilee isn't at dance or school she can be found playing with her dogs and cats, hanging out with her sister and her two brothers, deeply invested in whatever she may be reading, or drawing. She also loves to do makeup!
Coach Audrey has been dancing since the age of 3. She has danced Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Ballet and Tap styles. Over the years Audrey has had many performance opportunities with Dance Teams, Solos, Duets and Trios. She has competed nationally and regional. She has taken master classes in Wisconsin Dells with top educators in Dance. In 2018 she performed at Walt Disney World. She performed on the World's Stage in Epcot and a parade performance down the Main Street at Magic Kingdom. Audrey has qualified to letter in Dance through the Minnesota State High School league.
Audrey is excited to share her love and passion for dance with her students. When she is not dancing Audrey likes to skateboard, paint and look at the stars.