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Miss Julie

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Kinstaria’s was created in 2010 for children who needed a fun light hearted place to dance. As a mother I was having a hard time deciding where I was going to take my children for dance. I knew firsthand the reputation of other studios and knew I wanted a fun yet professional place for my children. I managed a studio for 10 years and was confident I would be able to bring a studio to butler that would be just that! Kinstaria’s was named after my children as they were my inspiration! 

Melissa Fierst
Owner and Founder of Kinstaria’s LLC in 2010, mother of two, experienced in early childhood development, early childhood education


Juliane Russo

 Bachelors of Arts Degree in Dance from Slippery Rock University; 23 years of dancing experience; 13 years of dance instructing experience; Certified ZUMBA® Fitness Instructor with 4 years experience; Former Dancer/Choreographer in dArt Movement, Non-profit dance company located in Pittsburgh, PA, performed at Kelly-Strayhorn Theater in Pittsburgh; Performed at the American College Dance Festival Eastern Central Conference in Kalamazoo, MI; Former Co-Captain Butler High Sequinette Dance Team.

Mindy Miller

Business management in specializing in fashion merchandising, associates in communication.  She is a former competitive gymnast, former dancer for Pittsburgh Passion, former BC3 & KHS cheerleader, was cheer coach for Knock High School for 4 years & Saxonburg Spartans Cheer Coach for 6 years. She has been teaching gymnastic for 22 years.



Jessica Shuler 
She has been dancing since she was 6 and has been an instructor for 10 years. Graduated with Cum Laude Honors from SRU in 2011, earning her Bachelors of Science degree in environmental geo-science,  and a Dance Minor.  She performed in the Senior Synthesis Dance Concert a SRU in 2009, was Vice President of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, a national science honorary. Jessica's passion as a dance instructor involves challenging her students to reach their full dance potential, while having fun incorporating some of the choreographing process.  She currently works in Pittsburgh as a Geologist for an environmental engineering and consulting firm, and loves spending her weekends outdoors, teaching dance, and assisting with events at Kinstaria's!

Laura Duffy

LD  Laura is a graduate of Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Masters of Science in Adapted Physical Activity.  Laura’s emphasis with dance lies with choreography and teaching.   She also has a strong background in working with people with disabilities.  Laura’s goals related to dance are unique because they center on creating an inclusive training and teaching environment for youth, teen and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities.  She has discovered how valuable dance and movement are to people with disabilities.  It enhances their mental, emotional, physical, social, and cognitive well being.  Dance presents all people with a wonderful opportunity to express their emotions and thoughts through movement and dance, by using the body as their way to communicate.



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