We don’t just teach it, we live it!  Our faculty have each grown up in the arts; training and performing in professional venues around the world.  All of our educators have professional training, degrees in Education and Dance, and certifications in child development, Pilates, Yoga, CPR, and First Aid – all important factors that make a big difference in the level of instruction and guidance your child receives at The Pulse.  Our faculty is a close-knit family of caring professionals who understand their role as educators and role models. View staff performance gallery.


Owner & Artistic Director, CPC Director
Curtis grew up in Kansas City and has always loved the performing arts.  He began dancing at a young age and soon found himself devoting all his free time to Read More
Director of Education
Victoria grew up in Oklahoma where she trained with Oklahoma Performing Arts in ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, singing, and acting for sixteen years. After graduating high school with honors, she Read More
Assistant Director of the CPC
Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Lauren Winstead has been dancing since the age of four. At the age of seven, she began competing numerous dance styles and she Read More
Dance Instructor
Kelsey grew up dancing in Kansas City, Missouri since the age of 3 and spent three years with The Pulse Performing Arts Center's CPC (training under the FABULOUS MR. CURTIS). Read More
Dance Instructor
Amber Wening grew up dancing at United Dance under the instruction of her mom, Vickie Zachary. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Elementary Education. While Read More
Dance Instructor
Kim Gibson is excited to start her third season as part of The Pulse staff! After an untraditional late start into the dance world at age 23, she has cultivated Read More
Dance Instructor
Holly is excited to be a part of The Pulse family and faculty! Holly Hagman has over 20 years of experience in dance. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree Read More
Dance Instructor
Meghan was born and raised in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and grew up dancing in the Kansas City area since the age of 3! Meghan danced competitively starting at age 9 Read More
Dance Instructor
Catie Tramel founded and directed Central Oklahoma Dance Company, a non-profit professional dance company in Norman, Oklahoma. She was the Ballet Master of CODC’s pre-professional school and performed as a Read More
Guest Choreographer
Kim’s years as a top competitive dancer culminated with 10 national/international titles and 22 regional titles.  Top 30 in Season 5 finals of So You Think You Can Dance.  Certified Read More
Front Desk Manager
Donna has been involved with The Pulse since 2013 when her daughters joined the competition team. As both girls graduated and moved to the next phase of their lives Donna Read More