Katie Ohlund - Varsity Head Coach
Coach Katie began competitive dance and gymnastics at the age of 5. In high school, she was a 3 year member, captain and choreographer of a local high school dance team. Katie was also a 3 year member and captain of the nationally ranked St. Cloud State University Dance Team. While she was a captain her junior year in college, the team received a paid bid to UDA Nationals and placed 2nd at the UDA National Dance Team Championship in Orlando, Florida. The team also took home the first place titles at the UDA Spirit of America Championship and the Winter Carnival Competition. Katie has been a choreographer for several high schools in Iowa and had held private technique clinics for high schools in the Midwest. She graduated from St. Cloud State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and a minor in International Business. Prior to coaching, Katie had been a judge for the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) and a member of the Judges Association of Minnesota Dance Teams (JAM) since 1999. She served on the JAM Board of Directors from 2006-2009 and was re-elected to serve again from 2010-2014. Katie Ohlund is the former President of JAM and recently served as a MSHSL Dance Team Rules Coordinator. She has judged at the State Dance Team tournament since 2004 and has served as a Superior Judge and the Assistant Supervisor of Officials at the State Tournament. Most recently, Coach Katie was honored to be chosen as MADT Rookie Coach of the Year for the 2018-2019 season.
Katie has taught dancers ages 2 through adult and prides herself on being a well-rounded, versatile instructor. She is a current studio instructor in Lakeville and teaches competitive jazz, contemporary, lyrical and high kick. Coach Katie loves getting to know her students and combines her passion for dance with her love for people. In her spare time, Katie enjoys spending as much time as possible with her husband Jade, and her two kids, Jack and Lauren. Jack is currently in 9th grade at Lakeville South High School has plays hockey and baseball. Lauren is a 5th grader at Lakeview Elementary and is a competitive studio dancer.
Jenna Gregor - Varsity Assistant
Jenna began her dance career at the age of 5 as a competitive dancer at Premiere Dance Academy in Prior Lake where she competed in a variety of dance styles. Jenna was a 4 year varsity member and Captain of the Prior Lake Dance Team. After high school Jenna attended Saint Cloud State University and graduated in 2017 with a degree in Criminal Justice. Gregor was also a four year member of the St. Cloud State Dance Team. Some of her biggest accomplishments include winning the title of National Champions in Pom (2016). This will be Jenna 6th season coaching, and second season coaching for Lakeville South. She previously coached the Sauk Rapids Varsity Dance team for 4 years, in that time, the team made trips to the state tournament in both jazz and kick. Jenna says coaching has always been something she is passionate about, after growing up with such dedicated teachers and coaches she loves having the opportunity to share her passion for the sport with other dancers. In her free time Jenna enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her dog Bree (Samoyed). Jenna is very excited for another season with her favorite dancers! Let’s go CDT!
Frankie Stocker (McIntyre) - Varsity Assistant
Coach Frankie is originally from Faribault, MN and she has been dancing for 21 years. She began at a local studio in her hometown and went on to dance for the Faribault Emeralds dance team for 6 seasons. While on the team, Frankie served as a captain for 2 years, she was part of the Wells Fargo All-Tournament team as a junior and she was named All-Conference for 3 consecutive seasons. Following high school, Frankie went on to coach the Emerald varsity program for three years. She was the head coach for the New Prague dance team for 1 year and she has now found her home as a varsity assistant for the Cougar Dance Team! Coach Frankie has a track record for success, making four state tournament appearances as a coach with two top three finishes. Along with coaching dance team, Frankie has taught for several years at local dance studios in various styles.
Outside of dance, Frankie is working towards finishing her bachelor’s degree in Nursing and she recently got married to her wonderful husband Jacob. She loves to spend time outdoors, hiking and kayaking. Frankie is so excited to get the season started and she can’t wait to see what the new year has in store for CDT!
Jordyn Sammis - JV Co-Head Coach
Coach Jordyn began dancing at age 4 as a competitive dancer at Premiere Dance Academy in Prior Lake and Studio 4 in Burnsville. Jordyn was a 4 year member of the Prior Lake Dance Team where she was a varsity captain her junior and senior years. Jordyn graduated from the University of Missouri in 2016 with a degree in Journalism. While in college, she spent four years teaching dancers ages 3-18 at Dance Arts Studio in Columbia, MO. She then returned to Minnesota and was an assistant coach for the Burnsville Blazettes Fall Team in 2016 and 2017. She loves having the opportunity to work with dancers and watch them grow. This is her second year with the Lakeville South coaching staff and she couldn't be more excited for another great year with the Cougar dance family!
Deanna Delaney - JV Co-Head Coach
Coach Deanna grew up dancing at Center Stage Dance Studio from ages 4 through 14. She is trained in many different styles of dance and is a very well-rounded coach. Deanna was a member of the Burnsville Blazette Dance Team, where she had an incredible experience as a high school dancer. She had the honor of being part of the MADT All State team in both 2013 and 2014. A highlight and proud moment for Coach Deanna was placing 3rd in class AAA at the State Tournament in 2013. Deanna loves to share her passion for dance with her students and has enjoyed coaching for several years. She began her coaching career as a Fall Assistant with the Burnsville Blazettes during 2016. Most recently, Deanna was a Winter JV Assistant for the Blazettes during the 2017-2018 season. She is now looking forward to getting to know the dancers as part of the 2019-2020 Cougar Dance Team coaching staff!
Caity Richard - B squad jazz/JV Assistant
Bio coming soon!
Nicole Colegrove - JV/B squad Assistant
Bio coming soon!