Meet our Staff

photo Rebecca McGill - Owner/Director/Instructor

Rebecca McGill received her early ballet training at Blue Springs Ballet where she became a member of their pre-professional ballet company at the age of 14. She attended Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts High School for 4 years as a dance major and a technical theater minor, graduating with top honors. During her time at Paseo, Ms. McGill also attended summer dance intensives and participated in classes at highly regarded dance institutions including Joffrey Ballet in New York City. 

Ms. McGill went on to train as a dance major at the University of Missouri-Kansas City under Mary Pat Henry, Paula Weber, DeeAnna Hiett, Catherine Plavcan, and the late Leni Wylliams. During this time, she had the opportunity to travel and study with numerous master teachers such as Fernando Bujones. While at UMKC, she trained and performed in ballet and modern techniques as well as jazz, dance history, anatomy, improvisation, choreography, Flamenco, costume design, and pas de deux.

Ms. McGill has been teaching dance for 20 years and has choreographed countless pieces during her career. She draws from the classics, yet strives to be innovative and current when selecting subject matter for her choreography. An avid life-long learner, Ms. McGill continues to train and expand her knowledge of dance pedagogy through conventions, master classes, and workshops. She is constantly looking for inspiration through books and blogs – seeking new and improved ways to teach. She truly has a passion for teaching dance – inspiring her students to develop as artists, while providing them with a solid foundation in dance technique. Many of Ms. McGill’s students have gone on to dance professionally and/or at the university level.

Boundless Dance Academy is the fulfillment of Ms. McGill’s lifelong dream to operate a business doing something she loves – teaching dance! She currently resides in Kansas City, MO and is the proud mother of 4 amazing children.

     
photo Linda Battagler - Office Manager

Linda Battagler attended Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville and William Jewell College in Liberty - graduating from William Jewell with degrees in Business Administration and Secondary Education. She has worked in various business administration roles over the past 40 year and is the proud mother of two adult children. Her son Shawn is an attorney in the Springfield area and her daughter Rebecca is the Director of Boundless Dance Academy.

Linda joined Adult Tap at Boundless Dance Academy and loves the challenge both mentally and physically. She enjoys helping all the families in the office and getting to know each student. She is newly retired from her day job and is ready to take on new and exciting personal challenges, while helping Rebecca fulfill her dream. 

     
photo Roxanne Bootka - Dance Instructor

Roxanne Bootka began dancing at the age of 3. She trained in multiple genres of dance, including: jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, tumbling, lyrical, and hip hop. She danced competitively for 6 years and was awarded the prestigious title of Dancer of the Year at her studio in 2002. She later went on to teach there for 7 years. 

Roxanne has a strong technical dance background and a talent for highlighting the best in each student in her choreography. She attends conventions and master classes, where she acquires the latest industry training techniques and gains inspiration for the classroom.

Roxanne has been teaching at Boundless Dance Academy since we opened in October 2013. She works during the day in the medical field and is the proud mother of one daughter, Vivienne. 

We are fortunate to have her passion and enthusiasm for teaching here at BDA!

     
photo Jordan Hayes - Instructor

Jordan Hayes received her dance training in multiple genres, including: Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Hip Hop. She enjoyed performing and had the opportunity to dance competitively for a few years.

She has a heart for children and enjoyed teaching dance for nearly 9 years. Jordan stepped out of dance for a few years; but has been back teaching since 2017. She continues to learn by taking classes and attending dance conventions.

Jordan works during the day as a 1-year old teacher in a daycare and is a proud mother of two children, Lorelai and Brock. She is thrilled to be a part of the amazing BDA family!

     
photo Kyrsten Mormino, Dance Instructor

Kyrsten Mormino began her dance career at the age of four and is trained in multiple genres of dance including: jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, lyrical, and tumbling.  She danced for her high school and competed on a dance studio team for three years.  Kyrsten has a substantial understanding of technique and enjoys matching the outstanding energy of her students. 

Kyrsten danced for Boundless Dance Academy since we opened in 2013 and performed a senior solo with us.  She is currently a student at Rockhurst University studying Speech Pathology and Spanish with ambition to work with language-impaired children. 

She is excited to continue being part of the BDA family!

     
photo Elizabeth Schonfeldt - Instructor/Office Staff

Elizabeth Schonfeldt began her dance training at the age of three in the Northland. She trained in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, contemporary, and lyrical. She went on to dance with the Northwest Dance Company at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, where she majored in public relations.

She continued dancing as an adult and danced competitively for two years. Elizabeth taught tap/jazz combo classes for four years, until the birth of her second son in October 2014. She is thrilled to be back in the dance world and joining the BDA family!