Meet the Coaches
Casey Dugan, Head Varsity Dance Team Coach
Coach Dugan has been coaching with the Libertyville Dance Team Program since 2012. She has been a lifelong member of the Libertyville community where she trained in dance for her entire youth. Prior to 2015, Coach Dugan worked with the JV level. In 2015, Coach Dugan became the head of the program. That year the team’s hard work earned them Sectional Champions and 3rd place at the IHSA State Championship. In 2017, the Varsity earned a trip down state and placed 5th at the IHSA State Championship. In 2018, the Varsity team qualified for the IHSA State series. In 2019 & 2020, the Varsity team placed 7th at the IHSA State Championship. Last year, the team earned a 5th place finish in the IHSA State Championship. Coach Dugan had the honor of being a four-year Libertyville Varsity Dance Team member and a two-year captain in high school. Currently, Coach Dugan is a Reading Specialist at Oak Grove Elementary School in Libertyville. Coach Dugan is looking forward to another great season!
Alison Forsythe, Assistant Varsity Dance Team Coach
Coach Forsythe (formally Boudreau) is excited to be back for her third year with the Libertyville High School Dance Team. Growing up, she trained at Dance Academy of Libertyville and was a member of their performance company. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she wanted to jump right back into the dance community. She was proud to coach the '20-'21 team who placed 5th in the IHSA State Finals as well as the '19-'20 team who placed 7th. Outside of the Libertyville Dance Team, she is a school nurse in the area. She is excited for another year with the amazing family of the Libertyville Dance Team!
Analese DeMaio, Assistant Junior Varsity Dance Team Coach
Coach Analese DeMaio is very excited for her first year with the Libertyville Dance Team. Growing up, Analese danced at LoMastro Performing Arts Academy and was on Stevenson Poms in high school placing first at IHSA state as a captain her senior year. Since graduating college, she was eager to get back into dance. This past May Analese graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned her degree in HDFS with a focus on Child Development. This fall she begins graduate school online to earn her Masters in Elementary Education. Analese is very excited and looks forward to an amazing season!!
Taylor Sturtevant, Assistant Junior Varsity Dance Team Coach