Estyre Brindle Dance Theatre
              637 Ohio Street | St. Paul, MN | 651.227.0027                    

       established 1939                     
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Meet the Teachers





















Barb Brenny, Owner, Teacher

Daniella Doepke Gow, Teacher

Marianne Grant, Teacher

Kristin Edwards, Teacher
"My name is Kristin and I have been a student at EBDT since I was 6 yo. I began classes in the basement and fell in love instantly. I danced at EBDT throughout my high school years and came on staff to teach in 1998. I danced throughout college at the University of Minnesota and graduated with a B.S. in Kinesiology. I have been certified in Pilates since 2006 and love teaching it over the summer months. I enjoy seeing the dancers grow and progress through the year as well as getting to know them and their families. My husband and I have 2 boys that love to dance (at home anyway!) I hope I can instill my love of dance in each student I teach...and help them learn to stand up tall and be proud. Up, back, down!"

Libby Huettl, Teacher
"I have been dancing at Estyre Brindle since I was four years old and began working as an assistant and then dance teacher/choreographer in 2002. I have taught ballet, tap and jazz to all ages, ranging from our Tots to our Seniors group. My own daughters have also danced at Estyre Brindle. I love how Estyre Brindle makes it possible to be involved in dance and still participate in other extra curricular activities. During recitals, I help dancers find their way in the dark as a "big girl with flashlight"/stage manager. When I'm not at the studio, I teach kindergarten at Somerset Elementary in Mendota Heights. I love incorporating dance and movement into my classroom as well."

Karlynn Kester, Teacher
"My name is Karlynn and I've been taking dance since I was three years old. I came to EBDT at age 12, and joined the staff in 1989. I studied dance for one year at UC Santa Barbara and earned a dance minor at Macalaster College. I live in St. Paul with my husband and two children. My favorite style to teach is lyrical ballet, and my favorite part of teaching at EBDT is watching little kids grow into amazing, talented, young adults. And then later...I get to teach THEIR kids!"

Sarah Neuser, Teacher
“ I started dancing at EBDT when I was four years old, and haven’t stopped! In 2009 I joined the team, and since then, I’ve worked as a dance teacher, assistant teacher/note taker, repair(wo)man, done some of the design work, and filled in wherever necessary. I love dancing and getting the chance to shake off my schoolwork and let loose! I also love the staff and the family that they’ve become to me. In my free time, I attend the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine and love to spend time with cats, my friends, and my family. ” 

Jenny Regan, Teaching Assistant
"I have been dancing at Estyre Brindle for 20 years focusing mainly in jazz and tap and loving every beat of it!! Right now my role is assisting Dani and Kristin with a couple of their dances in order to gain confidence in my choreographing skills. When I'm not dancing, I am a 2nd grade teacher at Garlough Environmental Magnet School in West St. Paul. I also enjoy spending time with my new niece, Brynn and my nephew, Jack, who are twins!"