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Shawna Beth Misek

Shawna "Beth" (Rea) Misek, Owner, grew up in Wichita as a serious dance student at several local studios including, Kansas Dance Academy with Diane Gans and Patti Cooper, Friends University with Stan and Sharon Rogers, and Metropolitan Ballet with Jill Landrith and Nancy Hervey.  She also had a love for music theatre and performed with Music Theatre for Young People.  At the age of 15, Beth was a recipient of Liz Koch's Kansas Cultural Trust Grant.  She graduated from North High School, attended Texas Christian University and then went on to train and perform with June Landrith's Metropolitan Ballet of Topeka, Boca Ballet Theatre, Ballet Florida at Jacksonville and had the chance to perform with White Oak Dance Project with Mikhail Baryshnikov.  Illness led to hanging up her dancing shoes at age 25, but Beth remained onstage, performing again with local theaters, including Crown Uptown and Music Theatre Wichita under Wayne Bryan.  In 2004, along with business partner, Lisa Ritchie, Beth opened Attitudes Dancewear, Etc., a dance store that serves Wichita's vibrant performing arts community which allows her to follow her passion for the arts by supporting the next generation of dancers and performers.

Sarah Bennett

Sarah began her dance training at Mary's School of Dance in Stoughton, WI at the the young age of 3 and continued training with Kingman Dance Center when her family moved to Kansas.  In 2007, Sarah became the proud new owner and director of Kingman Dance Center.  She continued her dance education, training under the leadership of Stan Rogers and Sharon Rogers at Friends University.  She graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ballet in 2011 and continues to teach ballet, tap, jazz, and pointe within the Kingman and Wichita community.  Sarah joined the Attitudes Dancewear team in 2011 and loves to help dancers find their perfect dance shoes!

Lilly Willis

Lilly has been a part of the Attitudes family since 2017. Growing up in Wichita, Lilly danced with Wichita Childrens’s Theatre and Dance Center for nearly fourteen years. When she wasn’t dancing, she found her passion in musical theatre and the performing arts. Since the age of four, Lilly started performing in theatre’s all around Wichita including; Music Theatre of Wichita, Crown Uptown, The Heather Muller Black Box Theatre and many others. In 2021 Lilly was awarded the “No Straight Lines” award, in honor of Heather Muller. After High-school, she attended Eric Fisher Academy for Esthetics and graduated top of her class as Valedictorian. As of early 2022, Lilly has been a licensed Esthetician here in Wichita, who absolutely adores her craft. Over her many years at Attitudes, Lilly has grown a strong bond with her coworkers, and customers, and just loves doing what she can to make sure everyone leaves Attitudes with a happy heart

Catherine Johnson

Catherine is originally from Texas where she began dancing at the age of 3.  She participated in ballet, tap and jazz throughout her childhood until graduating high school. She also enjoyed dancing with her high school’s drill team.  They competed in numerous competitions across Texas.  Catherine graduated in 2011 from Pleasant Grove High School and began pursuing a Bachelors in Fine Arts at Friends University under the direction of Stan and Sharon Rogers.  Being a Ballet Major meant that she performed in shows both in the fall and spring semesters as well as The Nutcracker each Christmas.  Some other notable ballets Catherine performed in were A Mid-Summer Nights Dream, Firebird and many other original pieces by Stan Rogers.  She graduated from college in 2015 and began teaching in her hometown dance studio until fall of 2016 when Catherine moved back to Wichita with her husband.  She has since enjoyed plugging into the dance community of Wichita through various teaching opportunities as well as working at Attitudes.  Catherine has worked here in 2017 and has loved getting to know the local dancers’ and studio needs.