Danz Kraze

Pom and Dance Studio - Eau Clare, WI

Meet Our Staff 

Sara Kulig

Sara Kulig is the owner of Danz Kraze. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education. Sara is also the coach of the Eau Claire North High School Varsity dance team. Under her direction, the North dance team has been named a top team in the Midwest for the past several years. Earning the title of Large Varsity Midwest Grand Champions four years. In 2015 Sara was inducted into the Badgerette Hall of Fame. She herself was a four year member of her high school team, earning many awards and contributing to her team as a captain and choreographer. She began coaching at both Danz Kraze and North High School directly following her high school graduation. She has been sharing her passion for dance with others for the past twelve years. Sara believes that being part of a dance team has taught her many life lessons and was a huge influence in her success. She is passionate for what she does and believes that coaching dance is one of the most rewarding things she will ever do!

Larissa Frank

Larissa Frank is the Assistant Director of Danz Kraze and has been teaching for the studio for six years. She was a student at Danz Kraze before moving on to being a four year member of the Eau Claire North Varsity Dance Team. Larissa received many honors during her high school years including, two year team captain and being voted by her team as most dedicated member three years in a row. She was named second team All-Conference three years. Larissa performed with the Badgerette Disney All Star Talent Tour for two years and was also named a Badgerette Danz Star, and summer camp All Star. After high school she co-coached the Fall Creek dance team who earned second place in Pom at the WACPC State dance competition. Larissa was a staff member of the Badgerette Pom Pon company during the summer of 2014. Recently Larissa has graduated from Chippewa Valley Technical College with a Business Management degree.

Emily Smith

Emily Smith had been teaching at Danz Kraze for three years. She is a student at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire majoring in Spanish and French. She was a student at Danz Kraze before she became a four year member of the Eau Claire North Varsity Dance Team. During her time on the team she received many honors including, team captain for two years and being named most dedicated by her teammates three years in a row. She was a member of the first team All-Conference team. Emily performed with the Badgerette Disney All Star Talent Tour all four years of high school, was named a Badgerette Danz Star, and a Badgerette Camp All Star twice. She was also named to the WACPC All-State dance team for three of four high school seasons.

Maren Madsen

Maren Madsen is a current student at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. She has been dancing since the age of 5 and has been trained in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Pom and Hip-Hop. In high school, she was a four year member and captain of the varsity dance team. Maren has won many individual honors throughout her participation in high school and studio dance, including WACPC Division II All State Team, West Coast Dance Explosion scholarship winner, Starpower Powerpak scholarship winner, Badgerette All Star, and more. Maren is a former member of the nationally-ranked UWEC Dance Team and is also a former Universal Dance Association staff member. She is currently a member of the UWEC Concert Dance Company and is a guest performer with the Eau Claire Dance Festival.

Olivia Pieper

Olivia Pieper is currently a student at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire studying Education. She has been dancing since the age of Three and has been trained in Pom, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Kick. In high school Olivia was a three year captain of the Eau Claire North Varsity Dance Team. She received many honors during her high school years including 1st runner-up Miss Badgerette of the Midwest, one Second Team All Conference honor, three First Team All Conference honors, and was named to the WACPC All-State dance team for two years. She was also voted most dedicated two years in a row by her teammates. Olivia performed with the Disney All Star Talent Tour all four years of high school and was also named a Badgerette Camp All Star and Danz Star.

Taryn Alexander

Taryn Alexander is currently a student at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and a member of their nationally-ranked Dance Team. Taryn started dancing at Danz Kraze in 2nd grade and continued through high school, performing solos and as a member of the Elite Competition team. She has been trained in Pom, Hip Hop, Kick, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, and Acro. Taryn had the honor of performing in the Badgerette Disney All Star Talent tour and was named a Badgerette Dance Star and an Outstanding Performer. Taryn is excited to teach at Danz Kraze and share her passion for dance!

Ashlyn Kuntson

Ashlyn started dance when she was three years old. She began doing Ballet and Tap, and kept trying new styles resulting in her trying Pom, Hip Hop and Jazz in middle school at Danz Kraze. In high school she was a four year member of the Eau Claire North Varsity dance team and competed for her studio team as well. During her many years of dance she received numerous awards including the honor of being apart of the WACPC All State Team for three years along with being a Two year Miss Badgerette solo finalist. Ashlyn also received many All Conference awards, winning the solo competition her senior year.