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MEET OUR STAFF

Lori Power

Owner of Power Music & Dance

Voice Lessons, Mini Classes & Hip Hop

Known for her dedication to her students, as well as her passion for music, Lori has been a full-time, professional entertainer for more than 20 years.

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She knew at the tender age of 13 that she wanted to make a career in music. Singing, dancing, and choreographing professionally throughout high school, Lori graduated with a music scholarship to attend her local performing arts college. During her college training, she was featured on many recordings for Disney and Broadway albums. While putting herself through school, she traveled to Las Vegas on weekends where she had a residency on the Las Vegas Strip with the all-female cover band, The G.G. Girls.

After graduating in 2002 with her certification in vocal music and dance, Lori toured Japan as the lead singer for the pop/rock band, Nightshift.  From there, she switched gears and toured Hawaii for a few summers as the lead singer with The Blue Note Jazz Orchestra. In 2005, she spent a year singing and dancing in a brand new dinner theater show located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Following that, between 2007-2010, she sailed the seas with Princess Cruise Lines and Holland America Cruises as their Female Production Singer and Vocal Captain.

After getting married and having kids, Lori started teaching private voice lessons out of her home and eventually founded the children’s group The Power Kids, a live performance group for kids ages 6-15 who sing and dance all over the Treasure Valley. In 2022, she realized a long-awaited dream of establishing her own music studio when she opened Power Music & Dance right here in Kuna, Idaho!

As soon as you meet Lori, you instantly feel her passion and love for music, and how eager she is to pass along her knowledge and training to others who share her love for the arts.

Arielle Jensen

Guitar & Ukulele Lessons

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Arielle Jensen grew up in Idaho her whole life and is married with two kids. She started playing the electric bass guitar when she was 13 years old and played in the advanced jazz band in high school. Arielle began learning acoustic guitar in college, delving into guitar theory and mastering many genres before going on to earn a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction through Integrated Arts. 


In addition to teaching guitar now, Arielle teaches 5th grade Dual Language (Spanish/English) at Reed Elementary in Kuna, where she continues to be passionate about the Arts,  incorporating them (movement/dance, drama, visual art, music, and poetry) every day in her classroom!

Grace Bohn

Voice Lessons

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Grace Bohn was born and raised in Idaho. She’s been studying voice since she was 3 yrs old and hasn’t stopped since. In high school, Grace participated in honors choir for 4 years as well as Idaho All State and State Solo. She also sang in the Honors Performance Series and at both Carnegie Hall & Sydney Opera House. In addition to studing voice, Grace has had the privilege to study opera and jazz for the past 6 years. 


Grace is passionate about music and extremely dedicated to teaching others who share her passion, and we are excited to welcome Grace to the team!!

Janelle Larson

Country Fusion Line Dancing

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Janelle Larson has had a love for dance ever since she was a kid starting with Ballet and Jazz, moving on up to ballroom and line dancing. She started line dancing when she was a teenager, continued throughout all of high school, and stuck to it over the last 22 years.


Here at Power Music and Dance, Janelle hopes to teach some of the popular beginner dances as well as some intermediate dances, starting with the basics and breaking down the steps in 8 counts. She looks forward to seeing you in class...it’s going to be fun!! 🤠👢

Kristal Clark

Company Dance & Lyrical

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Kristal Clark was born in Moses Lake, Washington and danced with the Ballet Academy of Moses Lake for nearly all of her training throughout her childhood. After high school she danced with a small modern company called Impact Dance Project that focused on dance outreach and performance opportunities for children in the community who may not otherwise have an opportunity to dance. Kristal graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dance and a certification in Pilates training from BASI Pilates in 2016. She moved to the Boise area in 2016 and has been teaching locally ever since. She has been a competition director for seven years.


During her free time, Kristal loves to go camping in the mountains with her husband, son, and two dogs.

Makenzie Banning

Acro, Gymnastics, Ballet, Hip Hop II

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Makenzie started dancing at age 10 and never stopped. It’s a love that’s never faded and she loves sharing it with as many people as she can. She’s done multiple styles of dance (as well as gymnastics) with her specialities being lyrical, contemporary, jazz and hip hop. Her solo has placed top 10 and she’s been a part of multiple group routines that have placed in overalls. She also coached and choreographs for the same team she was a part of in middle school.


She hopes to build an environment where the kids she coaches are able to grow as both people and athletes as well as learn to share her passion for dance.

Rachel Earl

Art Classes

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Rachel Earl grew up in Blackfoot, Idaho and moved to the Treasure Valley in 2015, with her husband and three kids. Rachel has a bachelor's degree in Child Development and has been working as a substitute teacher and paraprofessional at Reed Elementary since 2021. But art is her passion! She can’t remember a time when she wasn’t creating some kind of art. Her favorite mediums are markers, pastels, charcoal and paper.


In Rachel’s classes, students will learn how to use the seven fundamentals of art: color, shape, form, space, line, texture and value to make epic art! Lessons will be based on the fundamentals, learning about techniques used in art movements and exploring different art mediums.

Sarah Kennington

Piano Lessons

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Sarah is the sixth child from a family of ten kids; six brothers and three sisters! She grew up in Houston, Texas and moved to Rexburg, Idaho for school where she attended BYU-Idaho and received her BS in English with a cluster minor in landscape design and child development. She is now the mother to five kids, with her oldest beginning to drive this year and her youngest starting first grade this fall!

She has been teaching piano for 9 years now, and she LOVES gardening and practicing piano!

Becky Bergman

Zumba Class

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A native Oregonian, Becky Bergman put on her first pair of tap shoes at 5 years-old and has been dancing ever since. Her background includes tap and jazz as a kid, dance team in high school, performance groups in college, and various ballet, modern, African, and Latin dance classes. She really gained an appreciation of different Latin rhythms and dance styles, and the Spanish language, during college study abroad programs in Costa Rica and Mexico. Longing to get back into dance as an adult and not wanting a traditional gym workout, Becky found her “place” with Zumba in 2015. After 8 years as a student, she became a certified instructor of Zumba and Zumba Gold.


Becky is thrilled for the opportunity to offer Zumba classes at Power Music and Dance and welcomes all students who want to have fun, de-stress, and enjoy an hour-long dance party!

Halle Hester

Intermediate Cheer & Company Cheer

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Halle Hester was born and raised in Springfield, Oregon where she cheered for 7 years as Team Captain. Her years of involvement in the cheer community started at a young age when she participated in Cheer with the Colts. Her high school team placed first at State and second at Nationals. She has won first at state in 5A Coed Large Division and second at Nations in Anaheim, California.


Halle is determined and hard working. She has a passion for all things beauty and cheer and can’t wait for many wonderful seasons with this team.

Karen Wrigley

Violin Lessons

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Karen Wrigley is a born and raised Idahoan! At the ripe age of 3 years old, she started violin lessons right here in the Treasure Valley. Her passion for music only grew as she went through school being referred to as “the violin girl”. In middle school she participated in her school orchestra as well as an extracurricular honors orchestra. As an 8th grader, Karen spent time assisting the beginning orchestra at her school. In high school she participated in more extracurricular orchestras like the Idaho Allstate Orchestra while continuing private violin and viola lessons with a local professional. It was in high school that Karen found her passion for teaching! Now she performs with a local orchestra as a violist. 


Karen is beyond excited to work with more students and help them discover their love for music!

Lisaun Whittingham

Adult Ballet

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Lisaun Whittingham was so inspired by her grandparents' love of Dance and Music that she set her full focus on becoming a dancer at age 12. Through the support of her parents, she had the opportunity to study with world-famous teachers, such as Eric Hyrst, Stefan Wenta, Keith Clifton, Beau and Stephanie Spassoff, among others.


At the age of 19, Lisaun began a career as a dancer/singer on cruise ships and at amusement parks, working for Holland America Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Princess Cruises, and at Tokyo Disney, and has traveled through this career to amazing places (her favorites being Japan, Hawaii, Dublin, Puerto Vallarta, and Alaska)!

McKenna Robinson

Clogging & Tap

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A Kuna native, McKenna is excited to be back in the studio with eager hopes to grow Power Music and Dance Studio’s clogging program! McKenna has clogged for 18 years, 13 of those being at the professional level. She danced with multiple studios in Ada County growing up and later went on to dance with a collegiate professional team while attending college in Utah. She was a part of the All American Team as well as has held multiple state and national titles with her teams she has danced with as well as teams she has coached.


McKenna’s passion for dance especially shines through in the studio classroom. Her favorite part of teaching is helping students to not only excel in dance, but to gain confidence in themselves. She wants the lessons her students learn in dance to also become part of their everyday lives - from solid work ethic, to good sportsmanship and kindness…her goal is to not just build amazing dancers, but incredible humans.

Sam Bowker

Guitar & Percussion

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Sam has a B.A. in Music from Boise State University. While at BSU, he served as captain of the drumline of the Blue Thunder Marching Band. He has been teaching guitar and percussion for 30 years. He has 26 state medalists to his credit. In 2009 he performed at the open ceremony for the World Special Olympics and 3 Idaho Summer Special Olympics.


Sam's teaching philosophy is about the student having a solid foundation of music theory and music repertoire.

Stephanie Childs

Piano Lessons

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Stephanie Childs was raised in Soda Springs, Idaho, where she was the accompanist for the choir groups through high school. Upon graduation, she attended Utah State University and studied with Irving Wasserman for 4 years. She has taught piano for over 40 years and has been active in National Federation of Music Clubs.


Stephanie says her main reason for teaching is being able to watch kids blossom with confidence when they become accomplished pianists!

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