Meet Your Teachers

Karsha Schermbeck

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Karsha Schermbeck founded All That Jazz in 1996.  She has been involved in the dance field for over 40 years.  Karsha has extensive training in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical and modern.  She believes that all students, whether competing or not deserve the same level of training.  She is emphatic about students understanding the concepts of movement, proper alignment and terminology.  Karsha is certified through Dance & Gym USA.  She is also certified in dance terminology through Expert Rating.  Karsha's students have consistently been awarded top honors and scholarships at dance competitions across the country.  She has performed in "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum", "Guys And Dolls", "Gypsy", "Nunsense" and "It's A Wonderful Life".  Karsha has choreographed "The Fantasticks", "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up", "West Side Story", "The Music Man", "Oklahoma", "Little Shop Of Horrors", "Gypsy", "Back To The 80s", "Fiddler On The Roof", "Nunsense", "My Fair Lady" and "The Last Decent Crooks".  Karsha is employed by several competition circuits as an adjudicator.

Karina Browne

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Karina Browne has been involved in the dance industry for 27 years.  She has extensive background in ballet, pointe, tap, ballroom, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, musical theater and acrobatics.  As an accomplished dancer in the competitive field, she has won countless awards, scholarships, titles and top honors at regional, national and international events.  Along with teaching at KATJ, Karina is also an instructor at Rock City Dance Studio in Cleveland.  Karina is an active judge, emcee and manager at national dance competitions.  She has been invited to perform and choreograph for various studios, shows and events throughout the country. Her choreography has won many awards including best choreography, most entertaining act and top overalls at regional and national competitions.  She has performed with RED Company and the Cleveland Dance Project.  Karina is a 2010 graduate of Heidelberg University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Musical Theater.  She received her Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Contemporary Dance from Case Western Reserve in 2014.  Karina has been a faculty member at Lorain Community College and is currently a professor of Movement and Dance at Heidelberg University and the Director of Dance Studies at Notre Dame College of Performing Arts.

Jonte' "Nano" Williams

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Jonte' Williams has choreographed and danced for the NBA's Detroit Pistons dance team "D-Town".  He went on tour with as well as choreographed the world famous Harlem Globetrotters 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 season.  He has been seen on Season 12 of "So You Think You Can Dance" at the Detroit audition and was a Vegas finalist.  Jonte performed in DJ Unk's music video "The Stir Up Remix" and Flo Rida's "My House".  He choreographed and assisted in directing the "Be As You Are" remix video by Mike Posners.  Jonte' has also choreographed and danced for artists such as B.O.B., Faith Evans, IYAZ, Ray J, Flo Rida, TLC, Sean Kingston and T Pain.