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SPSG STAFF
 

Shine Power strives to employee energetic & motivated individuals. Not only does this ensure ALL children are getting the BEST in their dance, cheer, and gymnastics education BUT it also allows for an exceptional student-teacher ratio in all classes. SPSG prides itself on having one of the highest student/teacher rations in Southwest WI! Please enjoy reading about the powerful & dedicated crew at Shine Power!
 

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Meghan (Biba) Mueller

Owner/Director

Meghan is the founder, owner, and artistic director of Shine Power Studio & Gym. Meghan began taking gymnastics at age 4 and dance at age 7. Her love for movement and tumbling quickly developed into a love for cheerleading and in 2004, she added cheer to her extra curriculars. Meghan grew up dancing in tap, ballet, pointe, and jazz classes at RC Dance & Gymnastics under the instruction of Monica Rynes. In 2008 she was honored to receive the first "Natylee Geary Scholarship," at RCDG. After high school, Meghan continued her dance career by studying dance at Winona State University, assisting classes at RCDG and dancing along side instructors such as Tabitha & Napoleon D'Uma, Dena Rizzo, Geo Hubela and Twitch.

 

In 20019, Meghan became a nationally ranked choreographer and become very well-known in the competitive dance industry. In 2013-2023 she choreographed competition routines that won their national championship in multiple categories and divisions. Recently, SPSG won as the Best & Highest Scoring Studio in the First Call Division at their Milwaukee regionals. Meghan's routines continuously receive specialty nominations; Including, "best transitions," "Best-of-the-best", "Clean & Crisp" and "Full of Energy". She has studied and taught many forms of dance to children and adults alike: lyrical, hip hop, tap, cheerleading, tumbling, acro, jazz, pointe, ballet and boys hip-hop.

In addition to studying dance at Winona State University, she also studied business/management. Meghan received her Bachelors degree from UW-Platteville in 2014. Meghan is also a proud Catholic and although she does not preach religion to her students, she keeps her religous beliefs in mind while teaching and choosing costumes and music. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son, Brooks and daughter, Collyns.

 

Meghan originally began SPSG as a summer dance program under the name, "Boscobel Summer Dance

Classes," in 2009 and then because of increase in interest, she opened the studio full time in 2014. The quick increase in enrollments allowed her to custom build the SPSG facility in 2017. Meghan's goal is to create an environment where her students feel confident about themselves and their dancing abilities. 

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Rachel Simon

Head Instructor/ Co-Director

 

Rachel has been apart of the SPSG journey from the beginning, helping assist in classes since the age of 10 and choreographing routines since the age of 13. Rachel began dancing at the age of 5 at RC Dance & Gymnastics under the direction of Monica Rynes in Richland Center. She was a member of her varsity high school cheer and dance team, she has danced at several dance conventions, being taught by instructors such as Dena Rizzo, Dusty Button & Keltie Knight.  In 2019 she was hired as the head teacher and choreographer for four dance classes (tap and jazz) at the YMCA in Lacrosse. She danced competitively for years throughout highschool and is constantly working to better herself as a dancer and individual. Rachel steps in as a head instructor for dance, gymnastics AND cheer but is further known for her summer and winter dance intensives. In 2022 she took on two of the SPSG competitive teams and in those two years, she won two national titles and multiple "best choreography," awards. She currently has a bachelors degree in psychology; graduating from UW-Lacrosse in 2020 and continued by receiving her masters degree in 2023. In her free time, Rachel enjoys watching the sunset with her husband, Payton and loving on her new baby. Rachel's favorite dance and primary dance style is ballet- her knowledge of ballet vocab, definitions, and execution is a huge asset to SPSG.

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Kayleena Schauff

Gymnastics & Cheer Coach

 Kayleena began dancing at the age of 3 and it wasn't long before she found a passion for the stage. At the young age of four, she began competeing in local pageants. Throughout her high school career she continued to dance and compete in a large number of pageants at a national level. She studied cheer, tumbling, tap, clogging, jazz, ballet and pointe and competed on the SPSG competitive dance team. In 2018, she graduated from Fennimore High School and began attending college for Special Education. In 2019 she founded the " Yes! You can dance," dance program which provides FREE dance classes to students of all abilities. She has coached gymnastics under the AAU team of Sheena Reynolds for four years and in addition to coaching for SPSG, she currently coaches all levels of gymnastics at the YMCA in Stevens Point. She is very well versed in all styles of dance, cheer and gymnastics but coaching gymnastics is her favorite. Her ability to connect with all children has made her a vaule to the Shine Power staff. She is known for being tough but fun and has created classes that make each child feel special.

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Madelyn Streeter

Dance Instructor

Maddy is an SPSG alumni. She joined our studio year one and has been a dedicated member ever since. She spent 9 years training with Meghan Mueller and Rachel Simon- learning jazz, clogging and tap. In 2018 she joined the SPSG competitive jazz team. From there she continued as a competitive member but added competitive hip-hop and clogging. She also competed solos from 2021-2023 and graduated with many national titles. Throughout highschool Maddy danced on her high school team, traveled to many locations to compete under SPSG and danced at over 4 conventions. She learned from over 12 world-renound choreographers. Maddy is a very positive person and works along side children with care and respect. It is an honor to have her as an SPSG staff member.

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Ariana Collins Miller

Dance Instructor

 Ariana can be found "living" at our SPSG facility. In addition to the ten hours a week that she trains (year-round), Ariana also assists and choreographs for our lower level classes, travels around Wisconsin to attend different conventions and intensives AND tags along as an assistant to Meghan while she instructs different dance/cheer camps. Ariana began dancing at the age of three- training in tap, ballet, jazz, clogging, competitive team, cheer and pointe and being instructed by Miss Meghan & Rachel for 10+ years. She is a key member to all of the SPSG competitive dance teams and recently ventured out as a soloist in 2020. In 2021 she traveled with SPSG to Las Vegas to certify herself as a dance teacher. She studied lots of classes; specializing herself in tricks and acro. She is a nationally ranked dancer and a very dedicated student. Her accountability, maturity and kind heart are a rare find. SPSG is grateful to have her as a student & staff member for the 2023 season!

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Maggie Horsfall

Dance Instructor

 Maggie began dancing at the age of 7. She was a natural ballerina and found lots of joy in being at the studio. Maggie primarily specialized in ballet and pointe but also studied tap, clogging and jazz.. She continued her dance career throughout elementary and high school working under the direction of Meghan Mueller and Rachel Simon. In High School, she danced on her high school dance team before joining the SPSG competitive jazz & hip-hop teams. In 2021 & 2023, Maggie was a member of the winning team for the Showstoppers, Northern World finals. Maggie's graceful presence and calming nature is a wonderful addition to the SPSG staff.

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Daisy Biba

Cheer Coach

 Daisy came to SPSG after High School in 2021- starting with private lessons and extra training but eventually coaching and adding her expertise in a vairety of cheer classes and camps. Because of her many years of experience (particularily in flying), she has become a huge asset to our cheer program.

 

She has a long standing length of experience stunting, tumbling and dancing. Daisy was a cheerleader for ten years. She cheered for Riverdale Middle School in 6th & 7th grade and during her senior year of High School. As a freshman, she joined the Dual Fusion All Stars. She continued competeing with Dual Fusion throughout Highschool and into college, while also  joining the SPSG cheer team in 2019. In 2021, Daisy joined the EXA Sports team and traveled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to compete in their cheer program.

In addition to her cheer experience, Daisy has ten years of dance experience. She trained hip-hop, jazz, ballet, lyrical, tap and pointe throughout her elementary and high school years and then continued training ballet and jazz after graduating. She has participated in multiple summer programs at RCDG, EXA Sports, and SPSG. And as a gymnast, Daisy competed individually for many years in middle school. In 2012 she scored 2nd overall as a gymnast and in 2013 she was honored to receive the, "Most Improved," award.

Daisy has brought many new stunts, techniques and tips to the SPSG gym. She currently leads our intermediate and advanced level teams and has become a big member of the SPSG community. 

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Maribeth Fritz

Gymnastics Coach & dance assistant

Maribeth began taking dance and gymnastics classes at the age of 4. When SPSG opened in 2014, she quickly began filling her weeks with multiple classes. During the past 9 seasons, Maribeth has spent 12+ hours a week training with Meghan Mueller and Rachel Simon. Taking classes in tap, jazz, clogging, ballet, pointe, gymnastics, and cheer. 

In 2019, she joined the SPSG competitive jazz team and began traveling with the studio to a large variety of competitions throughout Wisconsin & Iowa. In 2022, she particiapted in the SPSG hip-hop team that had won 2nd place overall at the Northern World Finals. In 2023 competed in the SPSG clogging, hip-hop and jazz teams and officially became a national winner in hip-hop. Her love for kids and her eye for specifics makes her a dream member. She has a fun/exciting personality and makes ALL kids feel loved.

Abbey Byrne

Gymnastics Coach

Abbey joined the SPSG family in 2023. Typically she can be found assisting the advanced/intermediate gymnastics classes but she has the ability to fill into just about any class. Abbey is bubbly, energized, and an extremly positive presence within the SPSG gym. She has an extremly deep background working with children and has an automatic passion for helping each kid feel special. In High School, Abbey participated in volleyball, softball and cheerleading for 4 years and eventually became the captain of her cheer team for two consecutive years.

In 2019, she graduated from UW-Platteville with a degree in elementary education. In addition, she received her associates degree from SWTC for early childhood education. When she isn't coaching, Abbey teaches 1st grade at Riverdale Elementary. Abbey is an awesome addition to Shine Power; she can be found singing and dancing around at almost all times. She loves her family and spending time with her boyfriend, Austin. She is an advid work-out queen who loves to shop and grocery shop. SPSG is truly honored to have her on their dream team of staff members.

Gwen Funk

Gymnastics & Cheer Coach

Gwen is a 2005 graduate of Riverdale High School. In 2020, her son Ryker became a member of the SPSG boys hip-hop group. From that point on, Gwen has been a member of the Shine Power family! In 2023, she was hired as an assistant cheer and gymnastics coach. Growing up, Gwen was extremely involved in competitive cheerleading. Along with years of gymnastics experience, she spent 7 years of school on her cheer team and then 3 years at the competitive level with the All Star Cheer Group. Her cheer team was extremly succesful and won the grand national championship in 2003!

Gwen is a perfect fit as an SPSG coach; she is motivated, energetic and charismatic. As the married mom of two boys, she has developed a great understanding of children and is great at keeping kids enthused in all their activities. In addition to coaching, she can be found as a nail technician. Shine Power has been overjoyed to add her cheer/tumbling expertise to their team! 

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Trista Fargen

Dance Instructor

Trista has been a dancer since the age of 6. She began her dance career with RCDG and then joined the Shine Power studio in 2014. Trista spent 10+ years studying a large variety of dance classes; including, tap, ballet, jazz, clogging, cheer, tumbling, pointe and ballet. In addition to her recreational courses, she spent 4 years competeing on the SPSG competition team. In 2021 & 2023 she was a member of the Championship group.

Trista is a dedicated athlete and knowledgable student. She spent most of her school years playing volleyball, basketball and track. She danced on her HS dance team for two years, sang in the choir and participated in many extracurricular activities. Trista is very good with children and kind to everyone she encounters. SPSG loves having her level of positivity on staff.

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