Studio Director, Owner, & Choreographer – Tammy Culhane
Tamara began dancing at age three. With a love of dance and a teacher she cherished – a dream began. After more than 35 years in the industry, Tamara has been providing a creatively developed successful curriculum year after year.
What is her success? Years of training and dedication to providing the most up-to-date dance programs available. From choreography to designing costumes, set designs to large-scale productions, her creativity never stops. With a terrific staff to help her, she realized her dream and provides a variety of fun and exciting classes. Tamara has attended, and continues to attend, Masters Classes in Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, and Minneapolis. She has received training from choreographers to the stars in the music and film industry. Preparation never stops!
Tamara has also been an adjunct teacher (part-time) for the University of Nebraska. In addition to this experience, she has also choreographed for competition teams at local schools and other studios.
Tamara knows she couldn’t be as successful as she is without the love and support of her husband Dennis, her daughter Tayler, and her excellent staff and volunteers.
Assistant Director & Choreographer – Tayler Culhane
Tayler Culhane of Lincoln has been a dance instructor at both Crete’s Dance Company and Studio 3 for the past nine years. Her specialties include hip hop, jazz & lyrical as well as tap/ballet combo classes. Tayler choreographs jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and pom numbers for THE EDGE competition troupe and greatly contributes to the team’s success at regional and national competitions.
For the past five years, she has choreographed many local high school dance teams in jazz, hip-hop, pom, and lyrical styles. These teams have placed top five at the Nebraska State Cheer and Dance Championships. Tayler passes on her love for dance to her students through her curiosity and continuous learning of each style.
Choreographer & Assistant – Lindsey Turner
Lindsey Turner is a graduate from the University of Nebraska, majoring in Hospitality Restaurant, and Tourism Management (HRTM), specializing in Event Planning. Since the age of three, Lindsey has been dancing with Crete’s Dance Company and has been a part of the repertoire group, THE EDGE, for 13 years earning numerous Dancer of the Year titles and awards at local and national levels. Along with training at CDC, Lindsey has attended dance workshops and conventions and has participated in summer intensives at Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company, Hart Dance Academy, and Heartland Conservatory of Dance. She has also had the opportunity to choreograph special groups such as Crete High School’s Musical, Swing Choir, Cheer Team, and Flag Corps. At the college level, Lindsey has choreographed routines for her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, and an Acapella group known as The Red Keys, which has gone on to win regional titles. She continues her dance education by attending workshops and conventions alongside Tamara and Tayler. Lindsey’s favorite dance styles are lyrical, tap, and jazz/hip hop.
Choreographer – Sara Pohlmann
Sara Pohlmann of Plymouth has been dancing for 20 years, and has taught for CDC and Studio 3 for 11 years. Sara specializes in lyrical, tap, jazz, & ballet/pointe and has been a competition choreographer for THE EDGE for 8 years. She continues to share her love of dance by teaching all ages, and she is especially drawn to working with mini’s aged 5 and under. She is a registered nurse and is a wonderful wife and mother.