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Donnette began her ballet training at a very young age with Marjorie Kelley and the Royal Academy of Dance, based in London, England. After eight years with Mrs. Kelly and the Royal Academy, Donnette continued her dance training by traveling to New York and training with the most prestigious teachers and companies of the time, including The School of American Ballet. Before entering college, Donnette enjoyed her summer performing at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Donnette received a full dance scholarship throughout her college education, all while continuing to travel and teach across the country. After college, Donnette began choreographing for numerous companies and teaching master classes nationwide. Her dance and choreography credits include performances of, "The Nutcracker," " Swan Lake," "Firebird," and "Giselle.” In her 25 years of teaching, Donnette has seen and done it all. This begins from the early days of her career as a magician’s assistant and runway work, to being awarded the honor of Top Choreographer in Las Vegas. Donnette has worked as the Artistic Director of The Edge Performing Arts Center for over 20 years, which included having her choreography featured on MTV, VH1, ESPN, and Bravo. Most recently she has served as a Professor of Dance at Southwestern College and is currently in her 18th year touring as a judge and master class teacher nationwide. Miss Rothweiler is known for her fun-loving attitude and the ability to spread the love of ballet to all. Donnette currently resides in the Midwest with her family and is in high demand as a teacher, judge, and choreographer.
Molly has been married to her husband, Austin, for 17 years. They live in Derby and have two children, Callaway, who is 11, and Eden, who is one. She is excited to continue to share her love of dance by teaching at Derby Dance Company.
Molly fell in love with dance at a very early age. Born in a small town in southern Oklahoma, Molly spent as much time as she could dancing and taking gymnastics classes at a local gym. After moving to Wichita, Molly continued her dance training at a local dance studio. As a freshman in high school, Molly performed with the varsity dance team at her school. Molly continued to dance through her senior year of high school, competing in several dance competitions and workshops. Before transferring to Kansas State University, Molly was given a dance scholarship to Cowley County Community College. While at Kansas State University, Molly was a member of the Kansas State Repertory Dance Company and dance team and also performed at several local events. Molly obtained her associate of art degree in dance while at Kansas State. After college, Molly taught dance in the Wichita area. She has been trained in and has taught all styles of dance, but especially enjoys tap, ballet, and contemporary.
Born in Wichita, KS, and raised in Wellington, Jenny started dancing at 5 years old at The Turning Pointe and started competition dance at 6 years old. She continued until graduating high school. She studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Pointe and Gymnastics. Jenny started teaching dance and choreography classes in her junior year of high school and started competition choreography her senior year. Jenny has choreographed a multitude of award-winning dances in various styles, including solos, dues, and trios, as well as small to large productions. She has also choreographed routines for local and surrounding communities. In 2018, Jenny purchased and took over her own dance and gymnastics studio in Wellington. She owned, taught, and managed, IDC for approximately 6 years, but ultimately closing the studio to continue her education at Wichita State University. Jenny will graduate with a master's in Social Work in 2026 and plans to work as a clinical therapist. She married the man of her dreams, and they have a beautiful daughter, Miss Olivia. Teaching dance has been her passion for a majority of her life. She loves learning new things and can’t wait to share the love of dance with all of you!
Virginia began her dance training at the age of six years old in the small town of Oneonta, New York. Growing up she had a difficult time communicating because she was partially deaf when she was younger and found a way to express herself through dance. Virginia’s training consisted of tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, lyrical, modern, mime, flamenco, commercial dance, and African from various teachers across the United States. She has studied with choreographers such as Jacey Lambros of the Rockettes, Frank Hatchett, Savion Glover, David Thomas, Ginger Cox, Keenan Cooks, and Jammie Walker from Jessica Lang Dance Company among others. Virginia’s performance experience includes Wheat State Dance Collective (Contemporary Company) based in Wichita, KS, traveling internationally with Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre, being a member of The Terpsichorean Dance Company back in NY, and being a part of an African Dance Troupe based in Brooklyn, NY. She was the first to create a dance showcase ever at Hesston College, KS in 2007. She has danced & choreographed for a variety of music videos, competitions, intensives, workshops, and musical plays. Virginia also created and founded a social media dance group called The VAM Ladies. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Wichita State University in 2019. Since then Miss Virginia has been the head competition coach/choreographer for a small-town Dance studio in Upstate NY. Her choreographer has won overall high scores for solos, duets, trios, and large groups as well as special judges awards, and A social awareness issues award. She was also a Modern Dance Adjunct Professor for SUNY Oneonta College. Miss Virginia just relocated back here to the Midwest with her husband and her son. Her dream is to share her passion with the younger generation and give them the knowledge and creativity Miss Virginia once learned.
Isaiah was born and raised in Kansas and found his passion for dance at the age of 12. He trained in various styles such as Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Lyrical, Acro, Musical Theater, and more and was primarily instructed under Donnette Rothweiler, who studied under Marjorie Kelly with the Royal Academy of Dance. Growing up competing, Isaiah received many tuition scholarships, special awards, and is even an Alumni of Talent On Parade’s GoPro where he got the chance to work with Solid Gold Performer Helene Phillips and Disney’s “High School Musical” choreographer, Bonnie Story. After graduating high school, Isaiah went on to compete and choreograph at the collegiate level, having his routines place in the top 3 at National Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Isaiah started working professionally at the age of 18. Since then, he has performed 2 seasons in Clay Cooper's Country Express as a featured dancer and started working for Princess Cruise Lines in 2019 and currently still works for them. This gave him the chance to be featured in production shows by Broadway's Gene Castle, New York known choreographer Al Blackstone, and West End’s Karen Bruce. Isaiah has had the opportunity to work for Los Angeles known director and choreographer, Liz Imperio, and has also been on the creative team for UK choreographer and director Danny Teeson in the making of an original show. Dancing has taken Isaiah across the globe to Bora Bora, Iceland, Australia, Norway, Fiji, and countless other countries. In the summer of 2024, Isaiah will join Princess’s newest cruise ship, the Sun Princess. He will have the opportunity to perform in three brand new production shows while exploring the Mediterranean Sea. In his free time between dancing across the world, Isaiah likes to choreograph and teach children at studios throughout the midwest and share his love for dance with all kids aspiring to become working professionals.
Alba was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. She started her dance training a age five at The Edge Performing Arts Centre in Winfield, Kansas. Alba is accomplished in various styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, acro, and hip hop.
Alba studied dance for 13 years under the tutelage of Donnette Rothweiler and Kaitlyn Mans. Having many years of training and competition experience, Alba has received many special awards and scholarships and is an alumnus of Talent on Parade’s GoPro where she got to work with Tina Cooper, Bart Doerfler, Chip Abbott, and Don Mirault. In high school, Alba was a Kapaun Mount Carmel Pommie for four years and served as a captain in her junior and senior years. She has had various jobs as a choreographer, including high school dance team and award-winning competition choreography as well as being a dance instructor for the past two years. Alba plans to attend Theatre Arts Preparatory School this fall to further her dance education and become a professional dancer and choreographer.
Paige Coleman started dancing at eight years old at Deb’s 3D Dance Studio in Mulvane, then moved to Nancy’s School of Dance in Rose Hill with classes including jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, pom, and tumbling. She competed for several years with solos and small groups, and even danced in many trios and groups with Miss Shae! While studio dancing, Paige also cheered with the Belle Plaine Dragons in high school and was named a UCA All-Star in 2005. In 2008-2009 Paige danced at Cowley County Community College as a Tigerette.
From August 2021-May 2023 Paige taught various classes at the Edge Performing Arts Center, including Combo 1-3, tumbling, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and pre-pointe, and choreographed for the Angels, Cookies, and Mirlitons in the Edge’s production of the Nutcracker.
In 2011 Paige graduated from Washburn University with a bachelor's degree in Social Work and currently works as a Policy Analyst for the Kansas Department of Corrections. She lives in Winfield with her husband Tyler, and their two children Bradley and Wren, who is one of DDC’s Minis this year! Paige is excited to continue sharing her love for dance with DDC!