Meet the BRAVO Center Team
Amy Torseth Teelin
Artistic Director & Owner
Amy Torseth Teelin attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in dance. She opened her first studio, Dance Unlimited, in Baraboo, Wi in 1989. In addition to teaching privately, she has a strong personal commitment to promoting creative self-expression through choreographing for the University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County, Baraboo Theater Guild, and Baraboo High School musical and Pops Concert productions for over two decades. In 2000, she expanded Dance Unlimited into the BRAVO Center, offering the community a more comprehensive list of classes and mini-sessions, including yoga, Pilates, B-Fit and Zumba classes. With over 35 years of experience, she still loves teaching, and prides herself on providing her students a safe, nurturing, and fun environment - a quality dance experience where you "take your art seriously, but not yourself."
Pamela Roland met Miss Amy when she moved to Baraboo in 2002. When it was time for her kiddos to dance, they were excited to join the BRAVO family. Pamela joined the team when she took over coordinating volunteers for BRAVO shows, several years ago. Late in the fall of 2022, she became the BRAVO office manager. She loves supporting dancers and families as well as the incredible staff at BRAVO.
Brienna Killgallon has two Associate of Arts- Fine Arts [AAFA], one in theatre and the second in dance. Brienna grew up in Peoria, Arizona where she performed and choreographed various regional theater productions and danced competitively until college. She moved to Orlando, Florida where she worked in entertainment at Walt Disney World and special event productions at Universal Studios Orlando. She moved to Baraboo in fall of 2017, where she became part of the Baraboo Theater Guild [BTG] and met Miss Amy. She has been teaching at BRAVO since fall of 2018, and has loved every second of it! Brienna specializes in ballet, contemporary, musical theatre and is recognized in unarmed stage combat by the Society of American Fight Directors [SAFD].
Andrea Henry is originally from Brazil, Sao Paulo. From age eight, she danced at Cecilia & Greice Kerche Academy. In her teen years, she joined the Joyce Kerman Co, followed by Steps Dance Co, Paula Castro Co and joined a TV show called “Viva a Noite” which sealed her love of performing. In 1997, she was accepted to University of Sao Paulo, where she earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. In the same year, Andrea started her yoga journey in Hatha Yoga under the instruction of Paranamanda. Andrea moved to Wisconsin Dells in 2001, and has performed and taught with the Madison Ballet, Ballet University, Spotlight Dance Academy, Broadway Dinner Theatre, Dells Dance Center and the BRAVO Center.
Kari Langkamp grew up in Poynette and began dancing at age 3 in Portage and then with Penny Imray in Portage & Baraboo through high school. She returned to dancing in 2008 by teaching dance fitness classes like Zumba and WERQ and that led her to Ms. Amy. She started with BRAVO in 2017 and loves getting to share in our creative students' dance journeys.
Kristen Reynoso grew up in the Reedsburg area and began her dance training with Penny Imray and Dancers Unlimited before deciding to study ballet more intensely in Spring Green and at Ballet Madison. She studied for two years at Interlochen Arts Academy followed by moving to New York City, studying at the Joffrey Ballet School. Kristen is very excited to be back teaching at the BRAVO Center and thankful for the opportunity to work with the area's talented children!
Jose Cruz Arzon
Jose Cruz Arzon born and raised in Puerto Rico. His dance journey started at 13 years old when he began taking ballet, jazz and contemporary classes. In addition, he began training in styles of hip hop, reggaeton, and other Latin rhythms due to the history, the culture, the technique, the foundations, and the language. Jose's dance experience has led him to compete and perform on different stages across Puerto Rico, plus also perform on national TV for Puerto Rico’s Christmas Day Parade. Since moving to Madison, WI he has furthered his training in hip hop, heels and Latin styles at Barrio Dance, and teaches at Madison Ballroom Company and KLJ Movement. He has performed all over Wisconsin with the Barrio Dance Factory dance group, and competing at World of Dance Chicago 2022. Outside dance he is a graduate student in Biochemistry, currently pursuing a master’s degree. The BRAVO Center is grateful to have Jose be the guest artist choreographer for the High School Boys Hip-Hop class!
Michael Etzweiler has studied ballet, jazz, tap, and theatre dance. After graduating with a BFA and honors from UW-Stevens Point, Michael began travelling with regional and national tours (including Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Guys and Dolls). Michael then returned home to Baraboo, he began teaching tap and musical theatre classes at the BRAVO Center. He currently resides in Wautoma and is the high school choral director at Wild Rose School District. We are so fortunate to have Mr. Michael as a guest artist with our Advanced Tap class!
Kyra Johnson has 16+ years of dance experience. Ms. Johnson has earned a BA in Dance and a BS in Psychology from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (UWSP). She has a foundation in styles of modern, jazz, and ballet. Ms. Johnson has 6 years of organizational leadership experience, as well as, 6 years of dance instructing experience. Outside of dance, Ms. Johnson is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater in pursue of her Masters of Education Degree. Ms. Johnson founded KLJ Movement in December 7th, of 2020 in hopes to generate a company with representation, history, and a greater sense of belonging offered to the Monona community. https://kljmovement.org/
The BRAVO Center is honored to have Ms. Johnson be the guest artist choreographer for the High School Girls and the High School Co-Ed Hip-Hop routines!
The BRAVO Center
202 East Street, Suite 600
Baraboo, WI 53913
We hope you are as excited about show week as we are!
Make sure to visit our June Show Page to stay up to date on everything you and your dancer will need to know for a successful performance!
Monday, June 5th- High School Dancers Show & Tell at BRAVO Center from 7:00-9:00 PM. Bring your own beverage and dance shoes!
Tuesday, June 6th & Wednesday, June 7th- Tech Rehearsal at Al Ringling Theatre. See Tech Schedule for your specific class time(s).
Thursday, June 8th- Dress Rehearsal at Al Ringling Theatre at 5:00 PM.
Friday, June 9th & Saturday, June 10th- Rise Up! Performances at 6:00 PM! Dancers must arrive at theatre by 5:30 PM.