The 9th Annual
Maastricht Institute of Entrepreneurship

at Missouri Valley College Campus
April 27-29, 2015

Tracey Wozny

Director, Shapes Dance Studio

Tracey Wozny started her dance career at the age of three as a student in her mother's studio in Carrollton, Missouri. She trained and competed in all areas of dance and acrobatics throughout her high school years at Carrollton High School. She continued her dance education at the University of Missouri-Columbia where she graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts in marketing communication and a minor in dance theater. During her college years, Wozny became a certified fitness instructor through AFAA (Aerobic and Fitness Association of America) and broadened her dance experience into the fitness and wellness job market.

Wozny was employed as a general manager with Gold's Gym and Bally Health Club in Washington D.C. and was a fitness and program director at Amelia Island Plantation in Jacksonville, Florida. In 1994 she returned to her hometown of Carrollton to open up her studio, Shapes Dance and Acro Studio, LLC with her husband, Patrick Wozny. Her vision was to become a successful business owner as she brought quality dance and acrobatic instruction to children of the rural communities in the Carrollton area.

Wozny currently has four studio locations; in Carrollton, Richmond, Marshall and Higginsville, and currently trains and educates over 1,000 students. She employs over 23 full and part time employees who are dance and acrobatic instructors, front desk assistants and studio managers. Her passion lies in educating and training students of all ages in the area of dance but more importantly to establish lifelong skills such as discipline, self-confidence and structure that will make her students more successful as they become adults.

Along with Shapes Dance and Acro Studio, Wozny and her husband own two other businesses; the Center Stage Cafe which is a gourmet coffee and sandwich restaurant and Hoodeaze Corporation which is a restaurant hood cleaning business. She is a Platinum member of Successful Studio Strategies and More Than Just Great Dancing business coaching organizations where she continues to learn and grow as an entrepreneur.