Meet the Coaches
Casey Dugan, Varsity Dance Team Coach
This is Coach Dugan’s sixth year with the Libertyville Dance Team Program. Coach Dugan has been a lifelong member of the Libertyville community where she trained in ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop for 17 years. Coach Dugan had the honor of being a four-year Libertyville Varsity Dance Team member and a two-year captain. Prior to this season, Coach Dugan coached at the JV level for three years, and the Varsity team for the last two years. In 2016, the team’s hard work earned them Sectional Champions and 3rd place at the IHSA State Championship. Last year, the Varsity earned a trip down state and placed 5th at the IHSA State Championship. Currently, Coach Dugan teaches third grade at Oak Grove Elementary School in Libertyville. Coach Dugan is looking forward to another great season!
Jordyn Cohen, Assistant Varsity Dance Team Coach
Coach Cohen is excited to be joining the program as an assistant coach for Varsity Dance Team. Coach Cohen attended Stevenson High School and danced on the poms team for four years. She also participated on the Lake Forest College dance team for two years. Coach Cohen has been coaching dance at the high school level for three years, and is thrilled to be part of the Libertyville Dance Team for the 2017-2018 season!
Meghan Ryan, Junior Varsity Dance Team Coach
Coach Ryan is thrilled to be joining the Libertyville Dance program this season. Her love for dance started at a young age taking hip-hop and jazz classes during the year and attending UDA pom camps over the summer with friends. After college, Coach Ryan started teaching art in Schaumburg at an elementary school and missed dance! For three years Coach Ryan was the assistant coach with the Schaumburg Varsity dance team and in 2016 the Schaumburg Dance Team made it to state for the first time in 5 years. This past year, at Big Hollow Middle School, Coach Ryan started a 6th-8th grade poms team and really enjoyed working with a range of dancers.Coach Ryan is looking forward to working with the Libertyville JV dance team and helping them reach their goals this season!