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Meet Ms. Karly Pierce Lystad

Karly Pierce Lystad is a former Gasper dancer starting during the Carousel Dance Theatre era (currently Gasper's School of Dance). She teaches everything from Musical Theatre to Ballet, Jazz, and Lyrical. She is a well rounded dancer, as well as instructor. We have loved watching Karly grow up as a dancer and now as an instructor passing on her knowledge to a new generation. It is so great to have her spirit back in our studio again this season.

Karly Pierce Lystad

Q & A with Ms. Karly

Q. What is your favorite part about teaching?

A. I love seeing students begin to believe in themselves and the "light-bulb" moments of steps beginning to click in their heads. Teaching dance is more than educating dancers on proper technique, it's about cultivating a love for movement and building self-confidence in young students.

Q. What inspired you as a dancer? (What inspires you?)

A. I always admired watching my older sister perform when I was younger. She was my inspiration to start dancing, and continues to inspire me today.