Jen Tompkins - Owner/Director
Jen Tompkins has been teaching all disciplines of dance and choreographing competition routines for more than twenty years. She has studied Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Contemporary and Hip Hop. Jen is currently the owner/director of planetdance located in Canton, MI. Her students have won numerous scholarships, overall awards at conventions and competitions, full scholarships to Point Park in Pittsburgh, toured with Meghan Trainer, industry commercials and toured with several recording artists. Jen has traveled with several dance conventions and has choreographed for “Americas Best Dance Crew.” Her cutting edge choreography has won numerous awards at both regional and national competitions and teaches workshops all around the United States. She loves teaching dance and instilling the same love in her students, which carries through all their years of dance.
Kendall began dancing at age 3 and has been with planetdance ever since! She has trained in all styles of dance including jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, musical theatre and lyrical. As a competitive dancer, Kendall has won numerous overall awards and many scholarships at conventions all over the country. She is a 4 time winner of the "planetdancer of the year" award. In 2015, Kendall won the title of Wayne/Westland Junior Miss where she won the categories of talent, fitness and interview. She has trained under some of the best choreographers in the industry and has been teaching for the past 5 years. Kendall danced competitively for 15 years and has competed with some of the best dancers around. Teaching at planetdance is something she absolutely loves to do and being able to share her love of dance with the students is something she has always dreamed of.
Courtney Stone began her dance training at the age of four and quickly developed a passion for the art. She trained extensively in Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-Hop and Musical Theatre as a dancer. As a competitive dancer she won numerous overall awards and scholarships to train with some of the most sought-after choreographers. Courtney has been teaching all genres of dance at Planetdance for the past 14 years, specializing in Tap. Her students have won numerous overall awards and national titles at various competitions. Courtney loves sharing her passion for dance with her students and enjoys inspiring them by providing a positive environment for them to develop their love of dance.
Kristen Quesada has been a dance educator and choreographer for 25 years. She has directed and choreographed countless plays and musicals, and spent several years traveling the country as a spokesperson for the International Auto Show circuit. Her dance background includes professional training in all genres of dance, specializing in tap, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary and lyrical. Many of Kristen’s students have gone on to win state and national titles, and overall high score awards. Kristen’s passion for training students to maximize their performance potential has proven successful, as many of her former students are working professionally as dances and actors for Disney World, Disney Tokyo, Hollywood Studios, Busch Gardens, in Las Vegas shows, on cruise ships, in music videos, on nationally televised awards shows, in national commercials, for The Radio-City Music Hall Rockettes, and on Broadway. Kristen is a member of various professional organizations, including Dance Masters of Michigan and Dance Masters of America.