Last year, Lily padded her resume when Chase and Dougherty elevated her to “assistant teacher” status. Today, the Dancing Beyond Limits program has grown to 25 students, all from the Lincoln area. Lily says the program has outgrown the space at the dance studio; practice sessions have been moved to a church gym.
The daughter of Lincoln Public Schools teachers Karl and Carrie Lautenschlager, Lily lives in a home where schoolwork comes first. She credits “great coaches” for supporting her in both athletics and academics and in helping her juggle her responsibilities.
“I also plan out my week in