Olivia Reid - Ballet
Olivia has been teaching at MDT since 2019. Olivia was born and raised here in Petersburg and has been dancing since she was eight years old with the Steppin' Out Dance Studio before it became Mitkof Dance Troupe. She trained, traveled, and competed along side Caroline for many years gaining experience in numerous dance styles. After a few years away at college she realized she wanted to move back to her hometown and raise a family. She decided to jump on board with MDT and be part of the program that shaped her and gave her a lifelong love of dance and the arts. In her spare time, Olivia enjoys spending time outside with her husband and two young boys, cooking, and of course dancing with friends!
Alice Williams - Kinders
Alice grew up here in Petersburg, is a former Steppin’ Out dance student, a parent of two MDT dancers, has coached Girls on the Run, girls’ softball, T-Ball and little league baseball. She has a passion for dance and loves working with children. Alice has served as an elementary school classroom volunteer and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alaska Southeast.
Caroline Crain - Ballet, Pre-pointe, Pointe
Caroline has been teaching since 2013 to students ranging from pre-school through high school. Caroline’s love of dance started right here in Petersburg, as a young girl with the Steppin Out Dance Studio. She trained, traveled, and competed with the troupe for ten years gaining experience in several dance styles including pointe, lyrical, hip-hop, and tap. Caroline enjoyed exploring other creative outlets when she became a licensed cosmetologist, but eventually found her way back to her hometown to raise a family and fulfill a passion of working and growing with the youth of her community.
Rose Quitslund - Tots
Rose has a long history with the Mitkof Dance Troupe and Steppin’ Out Dance Studio since she began attending Tots in Motion classes at two years old! She is currently a devoted and hardworking MDT ballet and pointe student, and most recently performed at the Winter 2021 Nutcracker as the Snow Queen. Rose is a senior at Petersburg High School, loves working with little kids, and is so excited to share her passion for dance with our youngest members of MDT!