Jean Warford

Dance teacher

Jean Warford, Columbia native. Passion in Performing Arts. Jean has performed in plays, musicals, and show choirs. She loves to dance and has taken Jazz, Hip Hop, and Tap over the years. Jean is also the creator, instructor and choreographer of 5678 DanceFIT.

Susan Ibe

Susan is a Nigerian-American college student at Mizzou. She dances and performs with the Mizzou student group Made In Africa (MIA).

Ayanna Taylor

Theater Instructor

My name is Ayanna Taylor (she/her). I am an early graduate from the University of Missouri - Columbia with a double degree in Theatre - Performance and Organizational Communication with a Musical Theatre Minor. I have been performing since elementary school and the first role I had the opportunity of playing was the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella the Musical. One of my absolute favorite roles was Donkey from Shrek the Musical! Other productions/roles I have been a part of since then are, The Angel in Marisol, #11 in The Wolves, and currently, Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors; and the list goes on. In the Fall, I will be continuing my education at Texas Tech University to complete my Master of Fine Arts in Performance and Pedagogy. In my free time, I enjoy playing with my dog Max and spending quality time with my friends and family.

Joe Schlottach

Dance Instructor

Joe has been B-Boying for about 14 years and has taught at several studios around Columbia. His students have ranged from five year olds to adults. Breakdance is a hobby and a passion of his that he plans to continue as long as he is capable of dancing. Joe has been drawing since second grade and considers it his first love. He began painting murals after graduating from Rock Bridge High School and his work is displayed in homes and business around Columbia including at Mill Creek School. Joe is an excellent teacher/mentor who heads up our mural painting program each summer with youth interns from the CARE program. Their collaborative work can be seen in multiple murals along Grand Street, inside Oak Towers and inside the Blind Boone Community Center on Providence.  Joe loves to share his passion and talent with his students and is a master at establishing a positive excitement in his classes.

Alex Schust

Dance Instructor

Alex began dancing in 2014 as one of Jabberwocky's original students. As part of Jabberwocky's "Learn to Work" internship program, Alex learned to teach under the mentorship of instructor Joe Schlottach. He is a founding member of Jabberwocky's performance dance squad and served as our outreach teacher to the Youth Empowerment Zone in summer of 2018. Alex is a sophomore at Mizzou pursuing a degree in architectural studies. He loves to teach and to share his enjoyment of freestyling.

Hope Schust

Dance Instructor

Hope has studied hip hop and break dancing for five years at Jabberwocky Studios. She loves Chicago and house footwork, tutting, bone breaking and free styling. She is a current member of the Jabberwocky Squad. She was mentored, as a teacher, by Rebecca Wallace as part of Jabberwocky's "Learn to Work" program.  Hope has taught hip hop at Jabberwocky, and for Jabberwocky at Adventure Club and Camp Hickory Hill.  Hope wants to share the joy she gets from dancing and music with others!