Instructor Biographies
(more updated instructor information coming soon)
Maureen McDaniels Boerboon: Maureen's dance training began at age five and still continues today. Maureen's training includes ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, musical theater, hip-hop, aerobics, flexibility and strength training with many varied artists. She has trained with the Minnesota Dance Theater, Classical Ballet of Minnesota and Paul Draper's Advanced Professional Master Classes in Tap. Her performing background includes the J.B. Singers in high school, six musical theater productions, two years with the Fair Tyme Singers and was the lead dancer for the Al Sheehan Theatrical Agency. Her choreographic background includes musical theater and choir work for Bloomington Kennedy, the Prior Lake Players, the University of Wisconsin Extension Programs, the Lakeville High School Varsity Competition Cheerleading Squad and many more. She has owned and operated Mauri's School of Dance, Inc. since 1973 and still finds teaching very rewarding. She always strives to encourage her students to use their special and varied talents and provide them with the tools necessary to achieve their goals in school, in dance and in life.

Robyn Ramos: A dancer at Mauri’s School of Dance since 1976 with a competitive background in dance, gymnastics and pageants. She has a first degree black belt in karate and works out regularly at the local gym. Robyn has taught at Mauri’s for fifteen years. She teaches tap, jazz, ballet, and training kick line. Her dance education includes 28 years of classes, workshops, and competitions with Joe Rowan, Gus Giordano, and many more well known dance performers and choreographers.

Suzie Dahl: Suzie Dahl has been an instructor at Mauri’s for five dance seasons. She graduated from Winona State University in 1999 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and a minor in dance. Suzie continues her lifelong learning in dance by taking every opportunity to participate in master classes, workshops, and conventions.
In the summer of 2001, she completed a summer intensive in modern dance and repertory at the University of Minnesota. Suzie also takes modern dance at Zenon Dance Company in Minneapolis.

Judy Saaski-Emerson: Instilled with a love of dance by her first teacher, Judy's dance training includes ballet, tap, and jazz, studying with a wide variety of artists. She has trained with the Minnesota Dance Theater, Zenon School of Dance and participated in the Guthrie Theater's Outreach program. Her choreographic background includes musical theater and swing choir for the Bloomington School District, most notably spending 17 years choreographing choirs for James Bontrager of Kennedy Senior High School and recently working with the Burnsville Senior High School choir. Although Judy has performed professionally, her main focus has always been on dance education, owning her own dance studio for 19 years. She retired her business in 2000 to spend more time with her family. Participation in the Dakota County Vocational Mentorship Program soon led to joining the staff at Mauri's. She finds it very rewarding to share her knowledge with each special student. "The students at Mauri's have a wonderful atmosphere in which to nurture and grow as dancers and people. Mauri believes in providing dancers with the necessary tools to help them achieve their goals in dance and real life!" said Saaski-Emerson. Judy is proud to work with people who care.

Jennifer Skarie: Jennifer has been dancing since 1985 (Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Kick Line and Jazz Funk). Throughout her dance career she has been a student teacher and assistant teacher for 5 of those years. She has also performed and participated in many community events. In 1995 she married and became a full time teacher in 1996. In 1997 she and her husband moved to Colorado where she continued to teach at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy in Littleton until 2002. Her two children were born in Colorado in 1997 and 1998. Jennifer and her family moved back to Minnesota in 2003 to be in closer proximity with their families. Jennifer continues to teach and thoroughly enjoys working with the students.

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