Our story

The dream has always been to inspire our youth & build the confidence in themselves.

ultimate dance on the move

here to inspire, here to dance.

We have been serving dancers in the West Suburbs of Chicago since June 2013 with a studio in Sandwich IL and multiple mobile locations. Ultimate Dance opened a pop-up dance studio in downtown Plano in September 2016 which has now expanded to a permanent full running studio location in January 2017. We continue to grow our mobile program to daycares and schools in the area. In 2019 we opened our pop up Naperville dance studio that is continuously growing. We are committed to continued growth in the studio, staff and students at Ultimate Dance On The Move.

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1200 US 34 Suite 2A Plano IL 60545

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605 E Ogden Ave, Naperville, IL 60563

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We build kids’ confidencE

No matter their background, experience, or level of confidence at their first class, every child that joins us at Ultimate Dance on the Move leaves a more confident child and certainly a better dancer. Our mission is inspiring the you through dance, care to join?


Meet Our educators

Meet our amazing team. You will find we have a true love for what we do and a love to inspire your children to go after the same.



Cheyanne is the owner and founder of Ultimate Dance On the Move. Dance has been in her life since she was 3 years old. She was involved in recreational, competition, and pre-professional dancing. Cheyanne has experience in gymnastics and cheerleading as well and her passion for all 3 lead to her opening a dance studio in 2013 to inspire the youth through movement and building confidence in any avenue they take at Ultimate Dance On The Move!

Miss Madi


Madi Childs is an Office Administrator at Ultimate Dance. She danced for 8 years and danced competitively for 6 years. She did all types of styles including ballet, lyrical, modern, jazz, musical theater, tap and hip hop.  Her favorite styles were tap and hip hop. 

Madi is a professional clarinetist in the Chicago area and graduated from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in 2023 with a Bachelor’s degree in instrumental performance.  She hopes to win a job playing for a major symphony orchestra someday!  Outside of work and playing music, Madi enjoys Disney, baking and playing video games.

At Ultimate Dance, Madi loves getting to know the dancers and their families as well as helping prepare for the dance recitals.  Being in the dance scene again is fun for her and brings back fun childhood memories from her dance days!

Miss Lexi


Lexi has been dancing for over 18 years, receiving her technical training at Sole Dance Academy and Revolution Dance Studio. Throughout her competitive career, she has trained under and assisted many choreographers including Emily Shock, Jonas Shumpert, Justin Tyda, Mary Tisa, and Zada Cheeks. In addition to her competitive experience, Lexi led the Yorkville Varsity Dance Team as captain during her high school years, choreographing routines for the football field, basketball court, and competitive arena. Lexi continued dancing at North Central College, and served as the treasurer and president of the Cardinal Dance Company during her time as a Cardinal. She graduated from NCC with honors in 2020, earning her B.A. in Molecular Neuroscience.

Lexi has been teaching at Ultimate Dance On The Move since 2016. She is passionate about helping her students identify and achieve their dance goals, as well as explore their creativity through improvisation. She is eager to pursue these passions with her students in the upcoming year!

MIss Felicia


Miss Felicia took her first step into the world of dance at the tender age of 2. Her journey continued as she became an integral part of her high school's dance team, eventually paving her path to a 7-year coaching tenure at St. Charles East High School. Felicia's academic accomplishments include graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, complemented by a minor in Psychology, from the University of Texas-Pan American.

In the realm of dance, Felicia has been fortunate to collaborate with esteemed guest artists, among them Neijla Yatkin, Teena Marie Custer, Maria Bermudez, Kim Karpanty, Karen Schupp, Lisa Smith, Sarah Gamblin, Edisa Weeks, Susan Douglas Roberts, Twitch, Ian Eastwood, Chris Xayarath, and many others. Notably, she has graced the stages of the American College Dance Festival and Gala. Her dedication to growth is evident in her participation in various workshops including the River North Dance Intensive, Maria Bermudez Flamenco Workshop, Arthur Murray Summer Training Workshop, Teacher Education in Dance through More Than Just Great Dancing, and a comprehensive Yoga/Pilates intensive, leading to her Pilates certification.

Currently, Felicia continues her pursuit of dance education by journeying to Chicago during her free time. Armed with over 18 years of teaching experience, she finds her deepest connection with the Modern genre. Beyond teaching, her true ardor lies in mentorship, where she aspires to positively influence her students and their families while sharing the joy of dance.

Miss sarah


Sarah has been working at Ultimate Dance on the Move since fall of 2016. At Ultimate Dance on the Move she has taught all styles of dance, coached award winning competition teams, and taught master classes and special events. Along with Ultimate Dance, she has also taught at the Naperville Park District, Spotlight Youth Theater, and Christian Youth Theater. She has choreographed full stage musical productions, taught dance summer camps, and a variety of dance classes from ages 18 months-adult. She danced with Aurora's Project Dance team for 4 years during high school performing in lyrical, jazz, and hip-hop dances and danced at College of DuPage and Hubbard Street during her senior year of high school, she also performed as a dancer in over 20 stage productions.

Sarah graduated from North Central College in 2017 with a bachelors in Psychology and a minor in dance. While at North Central she performed with the Cardinal Dance Company and performed a solo in a choreography showcase. In summer of 2020, she graduated from Lewis University with her masters in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Counseling. Sarah loves getting to meet new students and helping them find their passion for dance and seeing her current students grow in their dance ability and confidence. Her favorite dance styles include musical theater, tap, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, and ballet. She can't wait to meet you and your student!

Miss Jennifer


Jennifer Donahue holds her BFA in Dance Performance from Northern Illinois University. She
began dancing at a young age under the instruction of Bonnie Ardelene. From there, she
studied with the Milwaukee Ballet and was also accepted as a VIP for Dance Olympus. While
at Northern, she studied with Randall Newsom and Judith Chitwood. She has danced with NDT
in numerous performances such as Coppelia, Les Sylphide, Paquita, and The Nutcracker. She
was also a member of SoFlo Ballet Company in South Florida. Since moving back, her most
recent performances were with In Flight Dance Company and Free Space, besides mounting
various choreographic pieces on her many students she has also choreographed for numerous
musicals such as, Suessical, The wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdan and MarryPoppins. Jennifer and husband Jeff have 3 children, Ella, Ava and Ian.

Miss Erzsi


Erzsi Bernath, from Geneva, Illinois, began her dance training at the age of seven in the suburbs of Chicago. She continued her studies by attending Western Michigan University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Lee Honors College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance in Spring 2017. Throughout her time at WMU, Erzsi had the honor of performing Ohad Naharin’s Excerpts from “Kyr and Anaphase”, Rennie Harris’ “Continuum”, Lew Christensen’s “Con Amore”, Frank Chaves’ “Charanga”, Antony Tudor’s “Lilac Garden”, as well as original works by Peter Chu, Alivia Schaffer, Marlo Martin, Terk Lewis Waters, and multiple faculty members. Erzsi had the pleasure of performing with Western Michigan University’s touring company, Western Dance Project in their 2015-2016 season and was also selected to represent the University at the American College Dance Festival in 2016 and 2017 in ensemble pieces. After graduation she toured on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas for 8 months performing in “Marquee” and “Once Upon A Time”. That next season she was hired by Odyssey Dance Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah and performed there for one year as an ensemble member and swing, then was promoted to soloist her second season. Over the pandemic and it’s recovery period for the entertainment industry, she has been training and teaching in the Midwest. Most recently she performances as the principle dancer in Netflix’s Bridgerton Experience in Chicago this past summer.

Mr. Christopher


Christopher Owens is a highly experienced Hip-Hop and Step Team Choreographer based in the Midwest. He has an impressive portfolio of choreography work, having worked with dancers of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. One of his most notable coaching stints was at Waubonsie Valley High School and Metea Valley High School, where he helped to develop some of the most talented dancers in the region.In addition to coaching at the high school level, Christopher has also been the driving force behind The Diamond Step Team and Black Diamond Elite Step Team for nearly 12 years. As the team's coach and choreographer, he has been instrumental in developing their unique style and creating performances that never fail to captivate audiences.Prior to his coaching career, Christopher was an accomplished dancer himself. He danced with one of the most well-known Hip Hop Teams, Hip Hop Connexions, under the direction of Suave'. With his extensive dance background, Christopher has developed a deep understanding of the importance of hard work and dedication in achieving success in the dance world.Through his choreography work, Christopher aims to inspire and motivate others to express themselves through dance. He firmly believes that with hard work and determination, anything is possible. For Christopher, dance is not just a form of art, but also a means of communication and personal growth.

Miss. Katie


Katie is a dancer, choreographer, and Pilates instructor based out of Chicago. She is a graduate of the University of Nevada: Las Vegas with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Pilates. Katie has worked with people from several highly regarded companies such as Ailey, Martha Graham, School of American Ballet,  and Cirque du Soleil,  to name a few.

Katie’s choreographic works have been displayed at a global level for film festivals such as Florence Dance On Screen where she was a top finalist. Katie left UNLV with the highly sought after “Outstanding Choreographer” award from the Department of Dance.

Katie has extensive knowledge in not only dance, but physical fitness. Certified in Pilates, Katie has excellent knowledge of how to train in a way that is both safe but also effective. Her certification in rehabilitation makes her easily adaptable to injuries in the studio. Katie is focused on building and advancing her students in every class & pushing them to the next level!

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