About Creative Caterpillar

Who Are We?

Creative Caterpillar LLC is a family company founded on the certainty that our world is better with more creative people in it. We believe in engaging and fostering the creative and expressive spirit in young people through creative dramatics, dance, music and storytelling.

Our Mission is to help children to find, explore and express their natural creative brilliance.

How We Do What We Do

Through a lifetime of personal and professional experience in the Arts, we have developed a set of skills that fascinate children with the amazing journey of discovering their own expressive selves. We apply our wide-ranging knowledge of varied kinds of expression to each child we encounter and tailor our approach toward their individual growth needs and learning style.

We believe in the ultimate importance of creating a safe place for discovery, both physically and emotionally. Through our years of experience working with children of all ages, we have a strong command of best practices that maintain this safety, but still allow for loads of FUN!

Miss Andrea
Miss Andrea – Founder & Operations Director, Dancercise Kids® Instructor

Miss Andrea was involved in formal dance training from preschool onward. She was a member of Menomonee Falls’ Accompany Of Kids throughout high school and went on to receive her BFA in Musical Theatre from Emerson College in Boston, MA. After college she moved to the Twin Cities in Minnesota where she was a regular performer with Minneapolis Musical Theatre, The Plymouth Playhouse and others.

For several years during her time in the Twin Cities, Miss Andrea taught for Minnesota’s Dancercise Kids®. Through this experience, working as choreographer for multiple children’s productions, and teaching her own personally created kids dance classes at the local YMCA, Miss Andrea grew her passion for engaging the hearts and minds of young people in a love of the expressive arts. She is thrilled to have launched Creative Caterpillar LLC in Milwaukee featuring the Dancercise Kids® curriculum because she has found it such a universally effective way to excite very young children’s interest in discovering the joy of creativity and expression. She enjoys spending time with her beautiful daughters and her husband and Co-Founder, Mister Mike.

Miss Miranda
Miss Miranda – Dancercise Kids® Instructor

Ms. Miranda is a graduate of UW Milwaukee, where she earned her BFA in Dance. She has danced all her life, and has been sharing her love of dance as a teacher with Nancy Dianne Studio of Dance for several years. She started as a student there herself at the age of three!

When she’s not teaching, Ms. Miranda loves taking her dog, Molly, to the dog park. She is a big fan of getting further outdoors for a good long hike with Molly and her boyfriend, Jake. Ms. Miranda is a very avid reader as well. She especially loves the Harry Potter series of books.

Mister Mike
Mister Mike – Co-Founder & Business Manager, Marketing Designer

Mister Mike is a Milwaukee native who was raised on the stage. He started performing thanks to his parents in third grade. He went on to participate in theater and visual arts throughout high school, and was educated at the post-secondary level through the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program’s Inaugural Class of 2004. There he received a comprehensive Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Acting, with a focus on Classical Text. He dreams of a generation of young people who love and celebrate the word-craft of Shakespeare, Aeschylus, Homer and Sophocles.

Mister Mike is thrilled to have been a part of the founding of Creative Caterpillar LLC in Milwaukee, and looks forward to a beautiful future of engaging the youngest Milwaukeeans in creative expression. It is by engaging the youngest among us that we gain citizens devoted to the value of creative expression in their adult life, and all citizens benefit from more skillful expression.