Meet your OCPA Instructors at Mismo Gym!

Lindsey Barnard

Lindsey Barnard

Program Director

Lindsey grew up in Flagstaff Arizona and trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and Modern. She then attended Palm Beach Atlantic University as a Dance major. She was a dancer, actress, and producer for a performing arts company in South Africa for 6 years (which is where she met her husband). She and her husband moved from Africa to Missoula in 2015 so that Lindsey could pursue her degree in Wildlife Biology. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Montana in the Mills lab. Lindsey enjoys spending her spare time outdoors with her St. Bernard Hagrid.

Jenifer Kerber

Jenifer Kerber

Assistant Program Director
Certified Progressing Ballet Technique Instructor

Jenifer attended college at the University of Iowa and got a bachelor's of arts in Dance. She has been teaching, choreographing and doing administrative work for Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre since 2009 including help create Ballet Beyond Borders. With Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre and Ballet Beyond Borders she has performed and choreographed for tours and cultural exchanges in Italy, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, China, Russia, Portugal, Canada, Mexico, and Pakistan. Her teaching experience includes ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, tap, Chinese folk dance, kick line and Barre. Other than Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre, she has helped develop a dance program in Philipsburg, MT. In her free time she loves hiking and paddle boarding with her dog Penny.

Isabella Garrard

Isabella Garrard

Curtain Up! Company Director

Isabella is a recent graduate of Frenchtown high school. She spent most of her high school career attending On Center Performing Arts as both a student and a teacher. She graduated from our instructor training program, participated in Curtain Up! Company, placed 2nd in the Missoulian best dancer 2020, and choreographed for the musical "Unexpected Wish". She is currently attending the University of Montana to study Elementary Education and Dance Education. As company director she cannot wait to help young dancers explore their potential as dancers and leaders in their community.

Reid Reimers

Reid Reimers

Acting Director

Reid was born and raised in Missoula and holds a Masters Degree in Theatre from the University of Montana. This is his 8th year as Acting Director at On Center. A 20-year veteran of performing arts education, he has shared his joy and knowledge of theatre with thousands of students both locally and nationally. He toured with the Missoula Children's Theatre, the Montana Rep, was the director of the Ft Peck Performing Arts Project and has taught at countless camps, festivals, workshops and artist-in-residence programs. Beyond teaching, Reid is an experienced performer with dozens of acting credits with MCT, the U of M drama program, the Montana Actors Theatre, and many other companies and independent projects.

Reid is the host for the popular web series SciShow Space, has worked in film, radio and audiobook narration, and is a staple on "Best Local Actor" lists from multiple organizations. When not teaching and performing, Reid hosts dozens of public events around Montana, is an avid globetrotter and a house plant aficionado.

Morgan Solonar

Morgan Solonar

Musical Theater, Acting, & Dance Instructor

Morgan is a recent graduate of the University of Montana with a BFA in Acting. She has been singing and dancing from the time she could walk and is so excited that she gets to teach young artists! Her favorite musical theatre role she had the pleasure of performing was "Margot" in Legally Blonde: The Musical. Along with being a full-time preschool teacher in Missoula, she is an avid hiker, skater (roller skating AND skateboarding!!), and boxer. She enjoys eating cauliflower crust pizza as much as possible and spending time with family and friends. Morgan is so excited and grateful to be a part of the On Center family and cannot wait to get to work

Jaiden Hettick

Jaiden Hettick

Dance Instructor

Jaiden has been a member of the Missoula dance community since 2017. Before that she participated in many MCT plays, orchestra, and choir. Jaiden has been a member of both On Center Performing Arts Performance and Competition companies. She was also a member of the Sentinel High School Dance Team. She has trained in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop, Voice, and Acting. This year Jaiden is attending the University of Montana to study business and dance. Through Jaiden's experience as a teaching assistant, she discovered a strong passion for teaching. This is her second year teaching and she is excited to share her love of dance with others.

Emily Baker

Emily Baker

Musical Theater & Dance Instructor

Emily has been performing in musical theater for the past ten years while also directing musicals for a variety of high school and children's theaters for three of those years! She attended Flathead Valley Community College and received an AA with an emphasis in Theatre Arts Studies as well as an AS to prepare for the diagnostic medical sonography program she is currently in under Spokane Community College. When not singing or dancing around her apartment, you can find her reading, exercising, hiking, or taking care of all her plant babies. Or look for her at a local ice cream shop! Then you can discuss your favorite flavors and become best friends based on the solid foundation of your shared love of desserts

Brittney Stocker

Brittney Stocker

Dance Instructor

Born and raised here in Missoula, Montana, Brittney couldn't imagine living anywhere else. Growing up she took jazz, ballet, and hip hop, falling in love with dance. She graduated from Big Sky High School where she was very involved in cheerleading, drama, and choir. After high school she went on to teach cheerleading and hip hop. When she's not working Brittney enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and two beautiful daughters. She is CPR certified and so excited to be a part of the On Center team!

Grace Bintz

Grace Bintz

Dance Instructor

Grace is a senior at Frenchtown High School this year and a senior level dancer at On Center Performing Arts. She has been dancing at On Center Performing Arts for 9 years and has especially excelled at Ballet and Tap. She is very excited to begin teaching this year and share her love of dance with the young dancers at our studio! When she is not dancing she is playing golf on the Frenchtown High School golf team, planning and/or participating in various school activities, and dancing around at random times where it is not necessarily needed

Hope Friede

Hope Friede

Dance Instructor

Hope has been connected to the dance community for ten amazing years through On Center Performing Arts! Her love for dance has inspired her to grow as a dancer and a teacher in the Missoula Community. Hope was a member of the OCPA traveling company for three years and has since spent her time teaching and spreading her love for the arts to growing dancers in the making. She is so excited to continue to teach with On Center Performing Arts this year and can't wait to get back and working in the studio!

Tiki Preston

Tiki Preston

Dance Instructor

Dancing and grooving ever since she could remember, Tiki Preston came from the Black Hills of South Dakota to study choreography and performance at the University of Montana in 2016. Tiki appreciated the eclectic nature and diligence in the Theatre and Dance Program. She is excited to continue her career in Missoula with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Studio Art. Contemporary, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Ballroom dance are all within the scope of miss Preston's expertise, along with teaching and choreographing. She has had the honor of working with many highly-esteemed choreographers such as Brian Gerke, Faith Morrison, Meredith Monk's dancer Allison Easter, and Vim Vigor. Tiki choreographed a solo for herself in 2018 that was chosen for the American College Dance Association (ACDA) to be adjudicated in the Northwestern collegiate dance conference. She was presented an Award of Excellence through the University's Theatre and Dance Program in 2017-18, along with the Talent Scholarship in 2019. Continuing to make work and perfect her technique, Tiki looks forward to dancing with Missoula's company, Bare Bait Dance, along with teaching for the community.