Owner Bios

Amy Kalin - Artistic Director


Has a strong passion for the Arts with an emphasis on Baton and Dance. As an athlete she represented Nationally for Baton Twirling at The World Level several times. She attended performing arts school for Dance where she received her Arts diploma. After high school she decided to continue training on the Majorette line, and as Feature Twirler for Florida State University. Nationally Amy has won numerous championship events. She is a certified level 3 Coach, and a Master level Judge for Baton Twirling. She has trained and coached athletes at the State, National, and International level. Amy is passionate about passing along her knowledge of the sport of Baton Twirling, and the Art of Dance. With an education background in childhood development, Amy has a strong ability to connect and coach all age groups, while engaging and challenging them to reach their goals. Amy is also a certified Yoga and Zumba instructor, and loves to continue to educate and expand her knowledge to different avenues of fitness and the Arts.

Kim Genton


Kim Genton is founder and co-owner of Harmony Studio with her daughter Amy Kalin. Kim's life work has been dedicated to enhancing children's lives by introducing opportunities that come from the Arts and the sport of Baton Twirling. A level three coach, Kim focuses her time on maximizing each student's experience at Harmony both from a technical standpoint as well as personal growth. With over thirty years of elite level coaching and judging, Kim is also involved in helping Harmony students learn and perfect the sport of baton twirling.

Instructor Bios

Lani Anderson


Lani Anderson has been studying dance for 20 years. For the last eight years she has been focusing on teaching many styles such as hip hop, jazz, lyrical, modern, ballet, tap, and Irish dance. She obtained her degree in dance from Columbia College Chicago in 2016 with a focus in hip hop studies. Outside of participating in many performances around the city during her time at Columbia, she has traveled to Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and all over the state of Illinois to share her love for dance with others.

Leah Howard


Harmony Studio welcomes Leah Howard to our staff. Leah is a successful chiropractor as well as an accomplished level III gymnastics coach. Her training as a competitive gymnast and coach, coupled with her experience with the acrobatic arts syllabus, will prove to help Harmony Studio offer a safe and successful acro program. Leah lives in the city of Chicago and will be teaching at Harmony on a part time basis. 

Shawn Ross


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