Dance Coaching Staff

Daneen Kovar

Head Dance and Cheer Coach

Hometown: Seward, Neb.
Alma Mater: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Daneen Kovar enters her fourth year as head coach for the Concordia University dance and cheer teams in 2014-15. She also serves as Concordia’s Athletics Business Coordinator. 

Kovar received a B.F.A in Dance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and was the recipient of the William and Anne Porter Award for Creativity in Dance in 1999. She has been dancing professionally since 1998 and has studied under many great teachers and choreographers such as: Michael Simms, Lisa Fusillo, Lynne Nevin, Charlotte Adams, Julie Kane, Kelly Holcombe and Ann Shea. 

While studying at UNL, Kovar was invited by the Tennessee Arts Commission to take part in a project developing a documentary based on the Orange Grove Dancers of Chattanooga and has since continued to travel to Chattanooga to work with the dancers. 

In Nebraska, Kovar was a member of the Angels Company and one of the original members of the Family Project Dancers, inspired by David Dorfman. In addition to coaching the Concordia Dance Team and Cheerleaders, she is currently in her 15th year of teaching jazz and tap at Shelly’s School of Dance in Seward.

Kovar also earned the Academic Honors Award during her time at UNL. During her free time, Daneen enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

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