Meet Our Faculty


professional dance instructors in Omaha Nebraska


Jennifer Kinsey


With her love of dance and determination to influence the lives of children, Jennifer opened Acapriccio Dance Company in 1998. Jennifer has been involved in dance and performing almost all of her life. She has been offering unsurpassed dance instruction in all areas of dance for more than 15 years. Jennifer has previous experience as a competition dancer, as well as having performed in many stage productions and musicals.

Working with the competition team at Acapriccio Dance Company, Jennifer has won many awards for her unique choreography. She attends conventions and workshops through the United States each year to continue her dance education. Jennifer and her staff of instructors and assistants are dedicated to the philosophy that dance is meant to be fun and that a personal approach is the key to providing the best dance training.

Jennifer is married to Jeremy, who can be seen helping around the studio. They have 4 boys, Andrew, Ezekiel, Easten and Elias, who are involved in dance classes and assisting.


Sarah Myers


Sarah joined Acapriccio Dance Company as an instructor in 2005, bringing with her over 20 years of formal dance training and an extensive background in choreography. Sarah teaches all disciplines of dance and also works with the competition team. She is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in dance.

While a student at UNI, Sarah was a member of the Orchesis Dance Company. She was also a featured performer in the musicals "Cabaret", "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Camelot" and "The Wiz". A highlight for Sarah was performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Sarah also has an abundance of experience choreographing musicals, such as "Footloose", "Brigadoon" and "Seussical". She continues to focus on continuing her dance education through workshops and conventions held throughout the US.

Sarah is a brilliant instructor and choreographer who strives to give each class a personal approach in her teaching style.


Kayleigh Gross 


Kayleigh began dancing at Acapriccio Dance Company when she was 4 years old. Because of her love for dance, she joined the Competition Team at the age of 5.  She has taken numerous classes in jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, musical theater, contemporary, hip-hop, pointe and tumbling. Kayleigh has enjoyed competing in many disciplines as well.  At the age of 11, Kayleigh was selected to assist classes and began to work with dancers in the studio.  One of the highlights as an ADC dancer was winning the 2017 Dancer of the Year award at the Panama City Rainbow Nationals for her tap solo.  Kayleigh was a member of the Papillion-La Vista South High School Varsity Dance Team for four years, and a captain for two years.  During her time on the Dance Team, she competed at UDA Nationals in Orlando, FL and Regionals in Minneapolis, MN.  Her senior year, the team won a regional title in their jazz dance and placed 18th at Nationals out of 84 teams.  After she graduated, Kayelgih continued taking dance classes and competing for an additional season at ADC.

Kayleigh now a graduate Creighton University, where she was a member of the Creighton Dance Team and the Alpha Phi sorority.  She loved cheering on the Jays!  She is putting her degree in Elementary Education to great use teaching First Grade at Prairie Queen Elementary.  Kayleigh is excited to continue sharing her passion with other dancers, inspire them to do what they love and express themselves through dance! 


Isabel Conway 


Isabel began dancing at Acapriccio Dance Company when she was 8 years old. Because of her love and passion for dance, she joined the Competition Team just a few years later. Isabel is trained in a variety of classes, including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Musical Theater and Acro/Tumbling. Isabel has been a huge asset to the Assistant Leadership Program for the past 7 years, helping to shape and foster a love of dance for those she's taught. She enjoys teaching our preschool-aged dancers because she sees their tremendous growth throughout the season, not only in their dancing, but also in their confidence!

Isabel currently attends the University of Nebraska-Omaha, majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing, with a minor in Spanish. We are thrilled to have Isabel continue teaching and shaping the lives of our ADC dancers!


Grace Heinert 


Grace started dancing at Acapriccio Dance Company at the age of 5 and joined the Competition Team a year later. She trained in jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop and ballet for 9 years. At Mercy High School, Grace led the Dance Team for all four of her years and continued training in choreography and technique classes. After High School, Grace moved to Waco, Texas to attend Baylor University where she studied Humanities and participated in one of the nation's longest-standing college traditions, All-University SING! Grace led and choreographer 3 different seven-minute, Broadway-styled acts, complete with costumes, backdrops and props. Her group actually placed 3rd for the first time ever in her first year leading!

Currently, Grace is attending Creighton University School of Law and is excited to share her passion of dance with all of the dancers at ADC!


Easten Kinsey 


Since the age of 2, Easten has been dancing his way through classes at Acapriccio Dance Company. He's trained in ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling and hip hop and has been a member of the ADC Competition Team, beginning at age 4. Easten has furthered his tap and hip hop studies, taking class with Caley Carr, Angela Carter, Ryan Lohoff, Ryan Vettel, Jensen Freedman, Chloe Arnold, Maud Arnold, Charles Renato, Jason Holley, Bril Barrett, Star Dixon, Dante Lara, Evan Ruggiero, Geo Hubela, Marco Cruz, Pat Brennan, Lisette Bustamante, Feliciano Turk, Melinda Sullivan, Cypher Goings, Jordan Dodderer, Rod Howell, Bruce Demorrow, Taylor Nunemaker, Jessica Benesch, Aleksandr Ostanin and Joseph Wiggins . Growing up, Easten also studied piano and played baseball, basketball, football and spent more time in his training to focus on hip hop and tap.  

Easten is thrilled to be teaching at ADC this season and can't wait to share his passion with all of the dancers!


Erin Eaton


Erin has been dancing age 5 and had joined her studio's Competition Team by age 8 and continued as a member for 10 years. She has trained in numerous styles including tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, musical theater, hip hop, contemporary and pointe. Through her dance experience, she found that lyrial and jazz were her favorite styles of dance. Erin has studied in New York, including performance opportunities at Liberty Island during her time there. She was also a member of the Westside High School Dance Team. After graduating High School, Erin went to college for her degree in Sociology, while continuing her dance education at Stony Brook University. 

While beginning to work within her career field, Erin returned to her home studio to continue sharing her passion for dance. After realizing that managing a career, a family and pursuing her Master's program was a lot to handle, she took a brief break from dance. She quickly returned to dance once completing her Master's in Healthcare Administration and settling into her new career. We are so excited to have Erin continue to share her love for dance with all of our dancers!


Jordan Van Sickle


Jordan began dancing at the age of 7, joining Acapriccio Dance Company a few years later. After just one year with Acapriccio, she joined the competition team and remained a member until her graduation in 2023. Jordan has trained for over a decade in a plethora of diverse dance styles including, ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, and musical theater. She was also a part of our Assistant Leadership Program while she was competing with our Company team. Jordan is continuing to embrace her love and passion for dance, not only by teaching, but also attending a variety of adult hip-hop and contemporary classes and training ballet with American Midwest Ballet.

Jordan is currently an online student at Metropolitan Community College with future plans of attending the University of Nebraska-Omaha to complete her degree in Business Administration with a minor in Economics. Jordan is eager to share her passion and inspire dancers to embrace their uniqueness and allow their confidence to grow with them!