Allie started dancing as a passion when she was 9. She dropped all of my sports teams to devote herself to what she loved and has never stopped dancing since. She danced at Lee's summit West High School and won Regional, State, and National titles as well as All-American awards. When she started college, she was a part of the UMKC dance team. She has taught at Steppin' Out The Studio in Lee's Summit.  Allie's forte and new love is choreographing and watching her pieces come alive. She is strong in jazz, tap and contemporary/modern. Allie says, "What can I say? The stage is my home and I was born to entertain. I plan to never stop dancing and continue my education & passion for dance."

Allie Gossage, Instructor, Competition Team Coach

Kiersten LudWiG, Instructor

Natalie started dance at the age of three at Blue Springs Ballet where she continued her training until freshman year of high school. At the age of nine, she started at competition studio called Steppin Out in Lee's Summit where she continued until she graduated. Not only was she involved in competitive dance, she was the captain of her high school dance team. After graduating she continued her dance education at UMKC. Alongside dancing at the conservatory at UMKC she was captain of the dance team. In May of 2014 she received a bachelor in fine arts. Natalie also has many years of experience in teaching and choreographing for young dancers.  Her choreography has been recognized numerous times at many competitions in the metro area. Natalie is also the Assistant Coach of the Grain Valley Dance Team, the Royal Talons. 

Natalie Upton 

DIRECTOR, Instructor, and COmpetition Team Coach

Meet The Pointe Teachers

Tiffany Mogenson, founder


17601 E 40 Hwy, Independence, MO

Megan has been dancing since she was two years old and it is the love of her life. She danced in the Russian Nutcracker with the Moscow Ballet at the age of 7. She began her competitive dance career at the age of 8, competing in every area of dance from lyrical and jazz, to Pom and hip-hop, as well as competitive All-Star Cheerleading. At the age of 12, she began assisting her teachers in mentoring the younger children, and it became her passion. Megan was a part of her award-winning highschool dance team. When deciding a major as she neared the end of her highschool career, she decided to choose something that she knew would make her excited to go to work every day. As of right now, she is majoring in business at UMKC, and one day plans to open a studio of her own, after completing her MBA. She has assisted in many choreography workshops and worked with many young dancers to perfect their skills over the years. Megan feels blessed to be a part of The Pointe family and is excited to help fulfill passion within young dancers.

Kiersten has trained in many styles of dance, but her specialty is dance team and tumbling. She was a member of the Glitter Girls dance team at Blue Springs High School and named a UDA All American Dancer. She also danced on the Avila dance team in college. While dancing with Avila, she attended UDA national competitions, placing in the top 10 several years. She was also a part of the 5 time NAIA conference championship team and honored as a Daktronics Scholar athlete and part of the NAIA All-Conference team. She loves to share her passion with others and help students and athletes everywhere grow and learn in every aspect of dance and life. She feels blessed to have opportunities to lead and teach on teams and as an instructor.

Megan Sibley, Instructor, Competition Team Coach

Courtney began dancing at the age of 3 with Yvonne Craig in Blue Springs. She later attended Gina's That's Dancing, where she was a part of the competition team and began teaching classes at the age of 13. During high school she was involved in both Varsity Cheerleading as well as Drill Team. In 2000, She went on to own her own studio, called Courtney's Center Stage. She now has a daughter who loves to dance and reminds her of herself! Dance has always been a big part of Courtney's life and she is happy to have the opportunity to continue it at The Pointe.

Courtney PFannenstiel, Instructor, Competition Team Coach

Tiffany danced for over 25 years. She was formally trained in the areas of Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap, Ballet, and Acrobats at a studio in Blue Springs where she grew up. Throughout middle school and high school she danced competitively all over the nation for her studio’s dance troupe. Then, while in high school she was a member of Touch of Silver Dance Team at Blue Springs South High School. After high school she went to college at Mizzou and was a 4-year member of Mizzou’s nationally acclaimed dance team, The Golden Girls. After graduating from Mizzou with her degree in Elementary Education she came back to Kansas City where she was a member of The 2007-2008 Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders. She is also the former Director of the Missouri Mavericks Spirit Squad, The Fillys.  She was happy to be combining her loves of dance and kids to educate them in the art of dance when she opened The Pointe in 2008. In 2013, she was tragically killed in a car accident and her dancers soon adopted the motto "Dance Like Tiffany is Watching." At The Pointe Dance Studio, Tiffany's dream of sharing her passion for dance lives on.

Azia Gambrell, Instructor

Azia is a dual degree major in the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is earning her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and a minor is Political Science with a Pre-Law concentration. Azia is from Lawton, Oklahoma and has been dancing for many years winning awards such as National Dance Alliance All-American Dancer and a 2014-15 Tremaine dance convention scholarship. In 2014 Azia was asked to join the National Dance Alliance as a Professional Dance Instructor. Teaching is a way for Azia to express her love for dance and she believes teaching inspires and promotes self-confidence.

The Pointe Dance Studio