Our Faculty

Lynne Taylor-Kilgore

Studio Director - Company and Recreational Instructor

 

Lynne is the owner and director of Synergy Dance Academy. She has been dancing/teaching for over 30 years and prior to that was a competitive gymnast. Lynne is a registered teacher with The Cecchetti Council of America, a member of Dance Educators of America and a certified teacher of Dance Masters of America.

Lynne is also certified in Progressive Ballet Training (PBT) and Acrobatics Arts. She is a former Dance Masters Miss Dance of Michigan and a finalist on Star Search. In addition to her dancing background she has also worked for Elite Modeling Agency in Michigan and NYC. Lynne continues her dance education in Cecchetti and other dance diciplines by taking master classes throughout the country. She has received several regional and national choreography awards for her competitive groups and loves to share her passion for dance with her students. 

Amy Borkus

Company and Recreational Instructor

 

Amy began dancing at the tender age of three and her love of dance and performing has continued throughout her life. Amy is a Livonia Churchhill graduate were she was a member of the Creative and Performing Arts Program. She has participated in numerous regional and national competitions and performances. Amy attended Wayne State University on a talent scholarship where she studied dance education. While at WSU Amy enjoyed performing with the "Company One" dance ensemble. Amy had success professioanlly with her dancing including performing with recording artist Seal representing Audi in the North American Show. Amy continues her studies in dance while teaching at Synergy and is looking forward to sharing her love of dance and performing with her students at Synergy.

Isabelle Royston

Company and Recreational Instructor

Hi my name is Isabelle Royston, I am a Synergy Dance Company Alumni as well as a Pinckney Pom Alumni. I started off as a competitive gymnast and danced and cheered recreationally then decided to pursue my passion of dance more. I was a captain and choreographer on my high school team and often helped choreograph for other teams. I have been lucky to dance at amazing places like Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles, Broadway Dance Center in New York, and even the electric parade in Disney World. Dance and Choreography is my world and I hope to inspire the younger generation with the love of dance!

Chyna Eurich

Company and Recreational Instructor/Director of Pre-K Classes

Chyna began dancing at the age of three and she has never stopped.  Her very first class was ballet and that was just the beginning.  Over the years her dance genre grew to include jazz, lyrical, tap, pointe, and hip hop.  Her real love for dance really started here at our own studio, Synergy, where she had the privilege of dancing with Synergy’s competitive dance team for 4 years. She continues to attend dance workshops throughout the year where she has been inspired by some of the leading choreographers of today.  She looks forward to sharing her love of dance with your children and hopes to inspire them.

Kristen Hudecz

Company and Recreational Instructor - Pre-Company Instructor

Kristen “Kris” Hudecz is a passionate dance educator, performer, and choreographer who has been dancing for more than twenty years. Kris first trained recreationally and competitively at Gail Wildfong School of Dance in her hometown of Gladwin, Michigan before achieving her Bachelor’s Degrees in Social Work and Dance Performance from Eastern Michigan University in April 2020. She has danced in works choreographed by Levi Marsman (instructor at Ailey Extension, New York, NY) and William Crowley (student of Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York, NY and Graham Intensive instructor in Paris, France), and currently works as a company dancer for local jazz and contemporary dance company, ConteXture Dance Detroit. Kris’s choreography has been honored with selection for performance at several Southeast Michigan dance concerts, adjudication at the American College Dance Association East-Central Conference, and commissioned guest art at her alma mater. Kris is a highly active dance educator and has extensive experience with ballet, pointe, modern, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, tap, hip hop, jazz, jazz funk, improvisation, pre-ballet and creative movement. Her students and work are consistently highly commended at dance competitions and community dance events. She is thrilled to be a new part of the SDA Team!

Nicole Hahn

Company and Recreational Instructor

Hi I am Nicole Hahn, I am a Synergy Dance Company Alumni and have been with Synergy since 2011. During my time on the team I studied many different genres of dance, including Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, and Contemporary. Since joining the company and even since I have graduated, I have been to dance workshops to further my training with teachers of all different styles. Over the years I have assisted classes of different levels, as well as filled in when teachers were absent. Dancing and Choreographing bring me so much joy and excitement that I can’t wait to share my love and knowledge in the classroom. 

Tori Liptow

Student Teacher and Choreography Coach

Hello dancers, I'm so happy to be teaching at Synergy this year. I am on the competition team and have been dancing at Synergy since I was two and competing since I was 6. I was on Synergy’s first ever mini competition team. I study all genres of dance including hip hop, ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and pointe. I am currently in grade four Cecchetti. I have assisted many classes over the last 2 years from fairy tale ballet to advanced jazz. I attend Stevenson high school. I am also on the dance team there as well. I'm so excited to be sharing my love of dance with you this year!

Samantha Laurette

Company and Recreational Instructor/Choreography Coach

Samantha has been dancing since the age of three and began competing at the age of 5. She was a PCEP Dance Team member in high school, is a Synergy Dance Company alumni, and recent graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Animal Science where she was captain of the Red Hotz Competitive Dance Team. She has trained in the styles of ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, dance team, and Bollywood. Her favorite dance achievement is leading her college dance team to the D1A Jazz Finals at NDA nationals! She is excited to continue dancing and teaching with the Synergy Dance Company.

Ashley Hahn 

Student Teacher/Choreography Coach

Hello, my name is Ashley, and I’m a competitive dancer at Synergy. I started dancing at Synergy when I was 4 years old and joined the company at 5, I was also a part of the first mini competition team. I am currently on the PCEP Dance Team, and in grade four Cecchetti. I’ve trained in many genres like jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, lyrical, ballet, pointe, musical theater, tap, and pom. I have assisted for three years with classes like fairy tale ballet and hip-hop. I am so excited to teach while I continue to learn and grow as a dancer.