Artistic Director/Owner - Lexy Ludtke started her dance training when she could barely walk considering she was born into the dance studio environment. She has training in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern, Pointe, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Acrobatics, Pom, Ballroom, and Cheerleading. She was a 4-year member of the North High School Cheer Team and Dance Team, serving as a captain for both teams. As dance team choreographer, her routines earned many Division I ratings at ISDTA Solo and Team Competitions. She was selected to be a member of the "All Iowa Honor Dance & Drill Team" and CSA "All Star" cheerleader 3 years in a row. In the dance studio, she became an assistant at age 12, working her way up to senior instructor and has now been a full-time instructor for 15 years, taking over ownership in 2016. As a competitor, she won several Grand Champion awards, scholarships, and judges' awards at regional and national dance competitions. She also won many photogenic titles including KAR Nationals in which she was featured on the cover of their program book. She was an Iowa State Fair Bill Riley Semi-Finalist 11 times, a Sprout Champion and a Top 9 Senior Finalist. At 15, Lexy directed a workshop for radio station B100 promoting the Cheetah Girls concert at the Tax Slayer Center. She has been a featured dancer in many shows throughout the Quad Cities and was a back-up dancer for Justice & J Sterling, performing with them at many events including opening up for T-Pain and Soulja Boy on their Midwest Tour. Lexy was choreographer/featured dancer for the unveiling of "Internal Injuries: Effects of Verbal Abuse" displayed at the Bucktown Arts Center. In 2009, she staged and produced the presentation of "Thriller" at the "Tribute to Michael Jackson" night at the Capitol Theatre. Under her direction, the Thriller Dance Troupe performed at many events throughout the Quad Cities. Lexy is certified in First Aid/CPR through American Red Cross, Youth Protection Advocate In Dance, Heads Up! Concussions in Youth Sports, and the United States All Star Federation. Lexy continues to perform, attend workshops, and choreograph throughout the state of Iowa. Her students have won numerous Grand Champion awards, National titles, Special Judges' Awards, and scholarships. Her unique choreography and creative concepts have earned high awards throughout the country including Best Choreography, Most Entertaining, Top Teacher, and Best Costume awards for her handcrafted custom costumes. Outside of the studio, she has her own sewing business, she enjoys Broadway shows, Harry Potter, going to Universal Studios as much as possible and spending time with her friends, family, cats and extremely supportive partner Donavan who can often be seen helping out at the studio as well.
Assistant Artistic Director/Manager - Lolly Ludtke has been teaching and training dancers in the Quad Cities area for over 40 years. She has training in the styles of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Pointe, Modern, Tumbling, and Poms. As a dancer, she was a featured performer in several local community shows as well as county and state pageants. At age 17, after teaching for a few area studios, she opened her own dance center, Dance Unlimited. Lolly became the choreographer for several area shows, musicals, show choirs, drill/dance teams, and pageants, including producing and choreographing for the Miss Blackhawk Valley, Miss Scott County, and Miss Iowa Pageants. She has also choreographed for many local and state pageant contestants who became title winners. Lolly was director, choreographer, and featured performer for the Illinois Blackhawks Semi-Pro Football Team’s “Honeyhawks” dance team for both their regular season and their 1977 European tour performing in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. She served six seasons as the dance team coach for Davenport North High School during which they received many Division 1 awards and recognition for academic excellence. Her competition dance companies have won numerous awards and Grand Championships at local, regional, and state talent shows, as well as national dance competitions. She has also received many awards for Best Choreography throughout her career. Several of her dance students have gone on to succeed in the dance profession including teaching, owning their own studios, and dancing professionally in Las Vegas, Commercials, on Television, and on touring shows. Along with the studio, Lolly has her own dessert business and is a caregiver for her mother.