THESE are the magic music makers, the inspirers of dreams, 
slayers of stage fright, creators of choreography, and motivators of practice! 

We wax poetic, yes, but take a few minutes to get to know the Greenleaf staff and you’ll see that they’re pretty incredible.
All lessons are scheduled through the office. Contact us at 913-397-7071 for a consultation.

 
Samantha Brethour

Samantha Brethour

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Amy Hull

Amy Hull

Liza Rogers

Liza Rogers

Social Media Coordinator.................................................... Liza enjoys all things artistic - photography, painting, dancing, and fashion. She has been involved in Greenleaf since she was 5 years old, starting out with ballet. Now she is part of the Greenleaf Dance Performance Company and participates in their teen musicals. Liza is currently taking classes at Johnson County Community College where she has completed photography and computer design classes. She is also very active in 4-H, and Speech and Debate. When she's not at Greenleaf, Liza can be found painting, taking photos, working with her sheep out on the farm, and spending time with family and grandparents.
Tucker Waddle

Tucker Waddle

Guitar.......................................................................... Tucker's mom taught all of her children piano at a young age to provide them a strong foundation in music before they branched off into their own instruments. Tucker's instrument was classical guitar, which he started taking lessons for at age six and continued taking lessons for until he graduated from high school. Tucker enjoys listening to classic rock and just about anything written before 1990. He also enjoys singing along to those songs, even if he doesn't always sing them in the right key... 
Colton Pittman

Colton Pittman

Guitar...................................................................... Colton started playing guitar in 2008, and since then, music has become his passion. He's played in worship bands for five years, written music, started an indie folk band, and has learned banjo, mandolin, piano, and harmonica. Colton plays both electric and acoustic guitar, and has explored and played many genres of music. Colton has recently discovered his love for teaching guitar and hopes to continue to share his passion for music for many years. He's currently a student at Johnson County Community College studying entrepreneurship and recording arts, with plans to open his own music studio someday.  His other interests include coffee, camping, and reading.
Natalia Catlett

Natalia Catlett

Stage II Acting
Christine David

Christine David

Piano

Christine has been taking piano lessons since she was three years old, qualifying to compete at the state level every year since age eight. While she did not enjoy it at first, there is now no form of worship she loves more than being able praise with 88 keys. She has been honored with invitations to play for events from graduation ceremonies to the annual KMTA conference at Washburn University. Christine is passionate about people and piano, and is constantly in awe of how the Lord uses music to bring the two together. She has been homeschooled her whole life and is currently taking classes at Johnson County Community College with dreams of becoming a music therapist.

Other loves: Coffee, Photography, Debate, Travel, Chemistry, Dance, and Books.
Ivy Ericson

Ivy Ericson

Ballet, Jazz, Modern............................................  Hailing from the mountains of Colorado, Ivy Ericson began dancing at the age of four at Celebration Ministry of Arts. She began her technical ballet training at the age of ten when she recognized the value of perfecting her craft to better reach the audience God prepares for her. Thus, she went on to train at Colorado School of Dance, Classic Dance Academy and several weeks at Colorado Ballet's Summer Intensive. She received classical ballet training including pointe, pas de duex, modern, hip hop and jazz. She has performed several classical roles as well as performing in the Thorn production at New Life Church in Colorado Springs. In 2015 she spent 2 weeks in France ministering through the arts in the streets of Paris. Ivy is currently training with Storling Dance Theater's Artistic Development Program. She continues to explore the beauty of dance and hopes to perform with a heart of undivided service. Ivy is very excited to inspire and create through teaching this year!
Windy Farr

Windy Farr

Hip Hop.......................................................................... Born and raised in a missionary family in Mexico, Windy Farr was always that one kid you would find dancing whenever the beat dropped.  At age six she started learning simple choreography from her uncle (formerly a professional dancer/teacher), and began performing dance as a way of ministry through a clown and puppet show. Eventually, Windy took over this dance troupe and started incorporating and teaching her own choreography.  At fifteen she was finally able to join a dance studio in Jiutepec, Morelos that focused on Hip Hop and Latin styles. In 2011, Windy and her family moved to the United States, making a new home in Kansas City  where she began training in Ballet and Modern in addition to Hip Hop. Windy's love and passion for dance has only grown as she has branched out to other styles over the years,  however, that urban soul dance has retained  a special place in her heart. It is her vision to bring up dancers who will be able to tell stories and touch souls, pour their hearts out on the dance floor, and share the same love for movement and a great beat.
Emma Kwasiborski

Emma Kwasiborski

Stage I Acting ................................................................ Emma Kwasiborski has been performing since a very young age, beginning with many shows in her living room with her appreciative family audience. She has always enjoyed singing, dancing, and drama. Emma is a Greenleaf fanatic, and has taken many years of theater and dance classes. One of Emma's favorite ministries is the Backyard Bible Club every summer. It has been such a life-changing experience for Emma, and she loves interacting with the kids, playing games with them, and getting to share the Good News. Outside of Greenleaf, Emma loves to spend time at home with her family, read good books, play ukulele, doodle, drink coffee, and bake large batches of cookies. Emma also enjoys working at the Overland Park Arboretum.
Carolyn Jensen

Carolyn Jensen

Coordinator for Dance Performance Company ............ Carolyn can’t decide whether she loves teaching, writing, directing, or performing more. Her excitement about the performing arts was evident from an early age. Carolyn has been involved with Greenleaf as an instructor and office coordinator for over ten years. She graduated summa cum laude from MidAmerica Nazarene University with a degree in Theatre (acting and directing emphasis). Primarily, Carolyn is passionate about sharing the love of God and the truth of His word with others through the arts. Other loves: well crafted words, rainy days, piano, playing electronic music and exploring Kansas City with her husband, Matt.
Avah Robinett

Avah Robinett

Improv ........................................................................... Avah has performed theater with Greenleaf since she was thirteen, enjoying every show she’s been a part of. Her favorite style of theater is improv, being quick on her feet and blessed with a fun sense of humor. She enjoys filling an audience with joy and laughter during her performances, always hoping that she made their week a little brighter and a little better. Her passion for telling stories that glorify Jesus Christ is fierce, believing that since He’s the Creator of all stories, He should be honored through each and every one of them. She has loved every minute onstage, and now loves to share her passion with others through teaching!
Rebekah Sandnes

Rebekah Sandnes

Voice, Piano

Rebekah Sandnes is a recent graduate from MidAmerica Nazarene University where she earned a bachelors degree in music with an emphasis in vocal pedagogy. She began playing piano when she was eight years old, and started voice lessons at age fifteen. Since then her passion to make excellent music has only grown. Composition is now her favorite topic of personal study but she thoroughly enjoys all the arts, including musical theatre and opera. She was cast in many musicals at Greenleaf and elsewhere during highschool, but her most recent role was as Annie Oakley in MNU's production of Annie Get Your Gun. Her highest goal is to make God's goodness known through His beautiful gift of music.

A favorite quote: "The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul." -Johann Sebastian Bach
Brianna Wheeler

Brianna Wheeler

 Creative Movement, Ballet, Jazz ................................. Brianna began her dance training at the age of seven and has loved every minute of it! In addition to ballet, she has studied jazz, pointe, contemporary, Broadway styles, hip hop, and improvisational dance. Brianna has a passion for teaching young dancers how to express themselves and worship God through music and movement. She is currently a student at Johnson County Community College. Other loves: musical theatre, sour candy, and being outside.
Edna Wheeler

Edna Wheeler

Studio Director

Edna began teaching music lessons in 1991, directing theatre productions for youth in 1993, and founded Greenleaf Academy in 1999. She has a background in Suzuki piano and Kindermusik and a degree in Christian Education. One of her favorite quotes by Shinichi Suzuki is “happiness develops ability.” Her goal for students at Greenleaf is not only excellence in skill, but to develop a love for the arts and a passion for serving others. Her philosophy is that God is the Creator and Master Artist of all. All things, including our gifts in music, art, dance, and theatre, are from Him, for Him, and to Him. When not at Greenleaf, Edna enjoys spending time with her husband David and their children.