Tiffany Mogenson friends, family start dance scholarship in her honor

tmogenson-left-thumbFriends and family of Tiffany Mogenson, the Prairie Village woman killed Oct. 11 in a major car accident at 75th Street and Roe Avenue, have started a dance scholarship in her honor.

A talented dancer who performed all her life, Mogenson was the owner of The Pointe dance studio in Blue Springs, Mo., her hometown. She also performed as a member of the University of Missouri’s Golden Girls and as a Chiefs Cheerleader.

Jessie Krueger, a close friend who met Mogenson in college, said the fund is a way to honor Mogenson’s passion for dance.

“Her motto for her dancers was ‘Dance Like No One is Watching,'” Krueger said. “Soon after the accident, her dancers adopted a new motto, ‘Dance Like Tiffany is Watching,’ and through this fund, we hope that Tiffany’s dream of sharing her passion for dance can live on.”

Krueger, who is administering the fund, said proceeds will be used to help younger dancers pay for training opportunities like dance camps and dance conventions.

More information about the fund — including instructions for making a donation — can be found here.

Roy L. Maney, the man charged with DUI and manslaughter in the accident, had a no-go preliminary hearing in Johnson County District Court this morning.