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Monica Fredrickson, Head Coach

Monica_fredrickson@yahoo.com

Monica will begin her sixth year of coaching at Lakeville North.  It will be her second year as head coach of the Lakeville North Lake Liner Dance Team.  She is 2004 graduate of Lakeville High School, where she was a three year member of the Lake Liner Dance Team.  Monica attends Concordia University - St. Paul and is pursuing a career in Secondary Education with a specialty in Social Studies.   

 

Gena Buckley- Assistant Varsity Coach

gena@rivervalleydanceac.com


The 2010-2011 season will be Gena's sixth year coaching the Varsity team at Lakeville North. Gena is a former member of the Eastview Dance Team. After high school she was a member of the MN Vikings Cheerleaders for 4 years. Gena was a registered judge with the MN State High School League for 2 years, where she had the opportunity to judge College and High School Dance competitions as well as Dance Team Tryouts throughout the state.

She has also modeled for Just For Kix dance catalog and The Line up. Her fulltime job is teaching dance at River Valley Dance Academy in Chaska.


 

Karen Anderson, Assistant Varsity Coach

karenmanderson@yahoo.com


This will be Karen's second year as an assistant coach at Lakeville North. Karen danced for 15 years the last 5 years at the Dance Academy formerly in Chanhassen and student taught for 3 of those years. After graduating from Shakopee High School in 2001 she attended Minnesota State University, Mankato where she danced for three years and was captain for one year. She then coached the Maverick dance team for three years taking them to nationals all three years. Karen is a full time Dental Assistant in Prior Lake and a mom to two beautiful girls.


 

Haley Jones, Assistant Varsity Coach

jone1757@umn.edu

This will be Haley's first year as an assistant coach for the varsity Lake Liners . She is a 2009 graduate of Lakeville North High School where she was a 4 year varsity member, choreographer and senior captain.  Haley is attending the University of Minnesota pursuing a major in Elementary Education. This is her second year as a member of the University of Minnesota Premier Dance Team.  She is also a dance instructor for Just For Kix and Advantage Dance.


Buytaert Amanda (Bi-tart), Head Junior Varsity Coach
buytaert@hotmail.com
 
This will be Amanda's third year as the Head Coach of the Junior Varsity Team.  Amanda was a three-year member and one-year captain of Hutchinson High School's Showstopper dance team and was in studio dance for 15 years.


She attended Minnesota State University - Moorhead where she minored in dance and was a part of the Dragon dance team for one year and coached for two. While attending college, she was an instructor at Red River Dance and Performing Center in Fargo, North Dakota. Amanda also coached Minnesota State University - Mankato's dance team for a year and a half.


She has participated in a semi-pro football dance team and continues to work on choreography for various groups and has been the fall coach for two years at Southwest Minneapolis High School. Amanda can't wait to get started this season with the Lake-Liners!



 

Natalie Cochrane, JV Assistant Coach

 cochrann@csp.edu


Natalie is returning for her fifth season with the Lake-Liners JV team. She is a 2006 graduate of Lakeville North High School where she was a three year member and captain of the Lake-Liners varsity dance team.

She has danced at various studios, companies, and teams including, Minnesota perform dance, and the Ascending Star dance team.

Natalie recently graduated from Concordia University-St. Paul where she received her degree in elementary education and music. She also coaches the of the Concordia University performance dance team.


 

Anna Fisco - B-squad Jazz Coach

fisco005@umn.edu

This will be Anna's first year as the B-squad Jazz coach.  She is a 2010 Lakeville North Graduate where she was a 3 year varsity member, choreographer and senior captain.  Anna is attending the University of Minnesota, studying to major in elementary education and Spanish.