Jory Bowling grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Having over 30 years of dance experience behind her, she received her training from well known studios, Youman School of Dance, Goldens School of Dance and the famous Giordano Dance Center. She studied with such notables as Cindy Engel, Ellen Werksmen, Natalie Rast, Nan & Gus Giordano. Also as a competitor, she was part of the highly recognized Midwest Movement under Ted Jackson. Through her competitive years, Jory won many overall high scores and special awards. She was also one of the assistants for her teacher Cindy and to jazz dance icon, Bob Rizzo, on the convention circuit. Jory went on to train in the Theater Department of Northern Illinois University, where she studied Ballet, Pointe & Modern extensively. Her professional credits include one of the choreographers and dancers in the Las Vegas Revue "The Dream King" starring Trent Carlini. For many years, she choreographed and danced for the Chicago White Sox special event games, such as "Elvis Night". Jory has taught multiple forms of dance to all ages since High School. From 2004-2010, she was full-time director of the award winning competitive team Powerhouse Dance Company. After only 2 years on the competition circuit, Dance Teacher Magazine named them as one of the "50 Studios on the Move" in their 2007 special issue of 50 studios with top competition accolades across the country. Her students held numerous national titles including, 2005 National Petite Miss Nexstar, 2006 National Jr. Miss Nexstar, 2008 & 2009 National Teen Mr. Starpower, 2008 Starpower Online Viewers Choice Award & 2010 National Teen Mr. Starquest. In addition the company received numerous overall high scores, choreography, entertainment, and excellence awards both regionally and nationally. Today Jory continues her dance education with annual trips to Broadway Dance Center in N.Y. She also enjoys her position as a judge for Starpower, Starquest, Nexstar and Revolution competitions for over 10 years. Jory is known for her attention to detail and her technical knowledge. She enjoys working with students of all ages and is happy to be a part of SPA!