Ann Ungs, Founder and President

Ann is a physical therapist at Blank Children’s Hospital and brought this expertise to the founding duo who dreamed up and launched our organization.

Monika Peltz, Founder and President Emeritus

Monika was the ballet half of the Physical Therapist/Ballet Instructor duo that dreamed up and launched Dance Without Limits. Now living in California, Monika continues to participate and provide input on our board as president emeritus.

John Williams, Vice President

Theresa Croonquist, Treasurer

Joy Harris, Secretary 

Stephenie Tiedens, Board Member

Kevin Harris, Board Member 

Kevin’s daughter loves to dance;  Dance Without Limits has provided a means for her to try something new both for her and her parents.  In the world of special needs parenting so many doors close it becomes difficult to take that leap of faith when one appears to open.  Dance Without Limits never said no and never came up with excuses, and by doing so a dancer was born.  Serving on the Board of Directors Kevin desires to strengthen the program to expand to more families and ensure that Dance Without Limits is around for years to come.

Christin Karkiainen, Board Member 

Christin works in the business sector, but grew up exposed to the theater and loves watching performers expressing themselves on stage. Ann skillfully recruited Christin, a dance mom, when she saw her working on her laptop at the dance studio.  It was a good fit working along side Ann and Monika at Ballet Des Moines which easily transitioned into helping as she could with Dance Without Limits. Her commitment to Dance Without Limits was sealed when she saw her then 12-year old daughter volunteering in class. Even though her daughter is now pursuing her dream of being a professional dancer, Christin is bonded with Dance Without Limits.