~Our Instructors~

Our instructors' goal is to evaluate each child as an individual, while maintaining class progression and team spirit. Messiah's instruction is geared toward enriching the individual and developing greater character, as it trains beautiful, confident dancers.

Joni Jackson, Director

Joni has been the director of Messiah Dance Theatre for the past 21 years. As a native of Fargo, she began her training in the Fargo/Moorhead  area. She furthered her education in dance, training with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Ballet Magnificant! of Jackson, MS, and the Mendocino Ballet of CA. She returned to the local community and directed Red River Dance for a year before opening Messiah Dance Theatre in 1999.