Wende Personette


Wende has been dancing her entire life, and teaching since the age of 13. Although a  Terre Haute native, Wende has taken classes all across the US. She feels so blessed for the opportunity to share her skills and talents with our community.


Our Team

Marty Floyd


Marty has literally grown up at the Nancy Sauer SOTD. She taught within the VCSC for more than 20 years as a Special Education Teacher. Since retiring from the school corporation, Marty has thoroughly enjoyed returning to the studio to teach dance.​​

Samantha Maxwell


Samantha is an Elementary Education Major at Indiana State University. We are excited to have her on staff as a substitute instructor.

TIffany Rudy


Tiffany has also danced with us at the Nancy Sauer SOTD from the time she was a little girl. A graduate of Terre Haute North, she is excited to return and spread her love of dance and we are lucky to have her talent and experience.

Mikayla Rader


Mikayla has been a dancer at Nancy Sauer SOTD since she was 3 years old. A graduate of Northview High School she is now a Teacher's Assistant at Clay Community Schools, and teaches a variety of classes at both our Terre Haute and Sullivan locations as well.

Nancy Sauer School of Theatrical Dancing has been located at 1115 Wabash Avenue in Terre Haute since 1953. We are currently also educating dancers in Sullivan and Rockville.

Bailie Winkle


​Bailie has been taking classes at our studio since the age of 3. She is a graduate of Terre Haute North, attending Indiana State University as an Elementary Education major and is currently  instructing jazz, tap, contemporary and hip-hop classes.

About Our Studio

Nancy Sauer School of Theatrical Dancing

"My daughter is a 3rd generation dancer at Nancy Sauer School of Theatrical Dancing...We love it here and could not ask for a better experience"  ~Lindsey

We’re committed to providing you with top notch dancing instruction. Our goal is to approach every dancer with a focus on confidence, technique, performance, and professionalism. We dance for YOU!


Our dance education team has a well-deserved reputation of excellence in providing talent, knowledge, and current dance instruction for our students.

Jordan Thorpe


Jordan is a student at Indiana State University. She teaches twirling as well as a dance team prep class.

Dee Personette

Office Manager

Dee Personette brought Wende to Nancy Sauer more than 34 years ago and has been a fixture at the studio ever since. From stage mom to prop master to office manager, Dee jumps in to make sure the studio always runs smoothly.