Our history

Diane Belz is the Artistic Director at the Upper Room as well as the Watchmen Dance Ministry at her church. She began her formal training at Merle Scheff School of Ballet in St. Louis Mo. where for 12 years she studied under Principal dancer Karen Rosenburg of the St. Louis Civic Ballet Company.

After moving to Aspen Colorado she took classes locally as well as training Summers with Ballet West (Salt Lake City).

Diane and her family have been in the Chicagoland area since 1991. Locally she has taught classes at Moves Dance Studio and the Edge Homeschool Group.
Her career has been as an independent dancer with performances in Operas and Special Events.

Diane began the Upper Room in 1997 with 20 students using the Fellowship Hall of Wheaton 1st Assembly Church. She has been blessed to see the expotential growth of the studio but most importantly the growth of her students skills. Her hearts desire is to see her students use their talents for God - "THEIR UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST".