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!"

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!"

Anthony Letourneau, Teacher
"I was a student at EBDT and continued my love of movement at UW- Eau Claire where I danced with the Concert Dance Company (a student organization) and the The Ensemble (an audition group sponsored by the Music and Theater Arts department). I was lucky enough to participate in guest artist workshops and attend conferences as a participant and presenting choreographer. When not rolling on the floor, I teach high school English and French. I love how movement fits differently on all people to help us explore our connection and relation to the world and people around us- and that moment when students make realization."

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!"