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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 Belleville, MI. Her students have won numerous scholarships, overall awards at conventions and competitions, full scholarships to Point Park in Pittsburgh, toured with Megan Trainor, industry commercials, and toured with several recording artists. Jen has traveled with several dance conventions and has choreographed for “America's 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 Stasser

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.  ​


Yanna Caldito

Bio coming soon.

Kristen Quesada

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.

Allison Lincoln

Allison Lincoln

Allison Lincoln is a choreographer, dancer, and teacher. She found her love for teaching and choreographing at a young age, but it was brought to life while exploring movement at college. She graduated from the University at Buffalo with a BFA in Dance, and is hoping to further her dance education academically. Starting dance at the age of two, her classical ballet training was based in the Cecchetti method, where she completed exams Grade 1 through Grade 4. She was brought up training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, and Modern; getting to continue an in depth education in all of these styles at the University. She’s gotten to focus on the importance of anatomy, technique, dance history, and artistry. Allison was involved with Dance Masters of America in her early dance years, and understands the importance of challenge and exposure. She is passionate about humanity; creating movement from personal emotions and experiences. Allison was able to choreograph many projects while in school, and now outside of school; choreographing music videos for local artists and working on personal projects. She is choreographing a piece for the Detroit Dance City Festival this fall.

Courtney Stone

Courtney Stone

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.

Mr. Bill

Bill Charboneau

Bill was accepted at Wayne State in 2010. Worked with names like Jule Bour, Med Paul, Karen Prall, Liz Schmids, Addison ODaY. I have been consistently teaching for over 10 years now at over 15 different Michigan studios.
Also Working with several different ballet companies on productions of Nutcracker, starring as Cavalier Prince/Snow.

Shannon Stein

Shannon Stein

Meet Shannon, the Office Manager at PlanetDance. With her unwavering dedication and exceptional organizational skills, Shannon plays a crucial role in ensuring the smooth functioning of our dance studio. Her warm personality and approachable nature create a welcoming atmosphere for both staff and students alike. Shannon's contributions are fundamental to the success of PlanetDance. With her passion for dance and commitment to excellence, Shannon continues to elevate the studio's operations.


Cadance Toby

Cadance Toby was born to dance. From her earliest memories growing up at Planetdance, she was immersed in a culture that celebrated the artistry of movement. As the daughter of Jen, our esteemed owner, Cadance was practically raised on the dance floor. Cadance's journey in the world of dance has been marked by countless achievements and accolades. Most recently, she won the title of 12 and up National Champion at ID Dance Competition for her solo Dance With Me- choreographed by none other then her mother Jen Tompkins. But for Cadance, the joy of dance extends far beyond the trophies and awards—it's about the movement and the opportunity to express herself in ways words cannot capture. As a teacher at Planetdance, Cadance shares her incredible gift with her students, igniting the same passion and dedication in them that has driven her own journey. She carefully guides them along their own paths, nurturing their talents and instilling in them a love for dance that will last a lifetime.

Mia Quesada

Bio coming soon.


Emma Seidel

Emma Seidel began her dance training at local studios in the area. In high school, she began training under Samm Shelton, Michael Lemanski, and Jodie Randolph whom she credits much of her pre-professional training. Before entering college as a dance major at Point Park University, she was named The Sean Anderson Performing Arts Scholar from rapper Big Sean. Emma can be seen in music video “Incessant Love” by singer Ashley Garza, “atleastthatshowIrememberit...” a dance on film by Sean Hoskins, a Dance Moms Commercial and a P.S.A. for CW50 featuring Upstander. She has a love for the stage and live audiences. She has performed with RobinSon Dance Company, Chelsea Ballet, Michigan Ballet Theatre, Pure Existence Dance, The Conservatory Dance Company, and X2 Dance.



2023/24 assistant teachers


Morgan Hinch

Miss Moe is the Petite Assistant on Tuesday nights.


Leila Sta. Maria

Miss Leila is the Petite Assistant on Tuesday nights.


Miss Brooklynn is the Petite Assistant on Tuesday nights.

Brooklynn Holloway


Millie DiPaola

Miss Millie is the Junior Assistant on Wednesday nights.


Audrey Fellows

Miss Audrey is the Junior Assistant on Wednesday nights.


Miss Riley is the Junior Assistant on Wednesday nights.

Riley Stein


Heaven Johnson

Miss Heaven is the Recreational Assistant on Wednesday nights.


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