New Life Dance Academy instructors are experienced dancers with professional experience and a love for worshiping the Lord through dance.

Kristen Milbourne
Director & Sr. Instructor

Kristen Milbourne is a graduate of The Ohio State University and has been dancing, choreographing and performing for over twenty years. She has extensive training in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, modern, gymnastics, hip -hop, and Pointe. Kristen has had the honor of training with prominent dancers and choreographers such as Frank Hatchet, Stepp Stewart, Gus Giordano, Greg Russell, Savion Glover, and many more. As a veteran of regional and national competitions, Kristen was chosen to dance with the prestigious Tanzomer Stars of Tomorrow tour, which toured throughout Europe. In 2003, Kristen co-founded New Life Dance Academy to reach out to the community through the art of dance.  Kristen desires to teach others to love dance and create presentations that speak to the heart of audience members.

Dione Balzano
Administrative Assistant

Dione Balzano and her family have been actively involved at New Life Dance Academy since 2003. Dione became the Children’s Dance Ministry Assistant when she and Kristen Milbourne formed the ministry in 2000. The two have teamed together since them in many areas of ministry including the Angels of Praise Dance Ministry, Masterpiece Arts Camp and New Life Dance Academy. Dione supports the studio and staff members administratively and organizationally.

Stephanie Dunn

Dance Instructor

Stephanie Hill is the newest addition to the NLDA family. She received her B.A. in Theatre Performance from The Ohio State University in 2008. After performing professionally, Stephanie taught English Musical Theatre in elementary schools for 2 years in Seoul, South Korea. She currently works at a preschool and dances every chance she gets! Stephanie’s favorite type of dance is tap and musical theatre. WE are very excited to have her join the NLDA team of talented instructors!!

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