Co-Owner / Treasurer
Gera is very excited to be a co-founder/owner of Soleunique Dance Complex. Gera’s teaching style is energetic, positive, fun, and nurturing. She brings out the potential in each and every student. Gera sets the groundwork for her students to successfully achieve their own personal goals as they relate to dance.
Gera fell in love with dance at the age of four. She mastered many different styles of dance including jazz, ballet, modern, lyrical, tap, and tumbling. She also studied acting and voice, which assisted her in winning many awards for group and solo performances.
Gera completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Columbia College, Chicago which adds to her creativity and originality in the classroom. She is very happy to have the privilege of working with children of all levels and ages. Gera is AFAA (American Fitness and Athletics Association) certified and is excited to add the new element of adult fitness to her repertoire.
Steve Ewing began his dance career at 12 years old at the well-known Bryant Ballet in Chicago. At the age of 16, Steve was teaching students of his own. After completing his B.A. in Theatre from Millikin University, Steve became a part of the largely successful Broadway smash-hit musical, WICKED, where he performed the role of Chistery for nearly 3 years. Along with performing in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, his other credits include numerous music videos and industrials with such employers as Cirque Du Soleil, Discover Card, and The Pampered Chef. You can even find Steve, photographed mid-air in a Russian jump, in the Encyclopedia Britannica for Health under Dance.
Steve also creates large-scale productions for corporate events such as Make A Wish Foundation, Neora International, and many more! Steve is currently a Professor at PACE University as a member of the Commercial Dance Program. He travels around the world for his Dance Convention, Industry Xperience where he gets to share his gifts and love of dance with the next generation of Artists. He is also the Creative Director and Choreographer for the renowned INSPIRATI Dance Company most recently featured on TruTV’s Premier Season of “Fake Off”! Steve has also produced choreography/creative direction for America’s Got Talent! You can also catch Steve’s choreography on many national commercials including the most recent campaign for ‘Nexplanon’ with Vanessa Hudgens. Follow Steve on Instagram: @thesteveewing
Daniel has been dancing Hip Hop from the bright, young age of five and professionally since eighteen. He’s classically trained, yet Hip Hop rises to the top as his most passionate discipline.
Mentored by Marchello Lee, Daniel performed with acts including Drew Sidora, Jennifer Hudson, Ludacris and Wacka Flocka Flame. When not onstage, he keeps active teaching workshops, conventions, recreational classes as well as setting competition routines in the styles of popping, breaking, waving and animation.
Sydney Tschosik grew up in Batavia, IL, and has been dancing since age three. At age 11 she joined the pre-professional SoleUnique Dance Company under the direction of Anthony Foster and Victoria Lynn Bunch. Throughout her 7 years with the company, she attended many competitions/conventions and became an award-winning soloist and scholarship recipient.
Throughout high school and during the summers, Sydney taught and assisted at her home studio, SoleUnique Dance Complex. She continued her dance training at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she blossomed as an up-and-coming choreographer.
In May 2023, Sydney received a BS in Recreation, Sport & Tourism, and a Minor in Dance. During her time with the Dance at Illinois program, Sydney performed at the BFA Senior Thesis Concert in the spring of 2020 and spring of 2021, as well as November Dance 2020.