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Our teachers

dance teachers

Shannon scott

Shannon danced at Dancer’s Studio since the age of four. She

holds a Professional Elementary V Cecchetti Council of America examination certificate. Shannon was selected by audition for the Lindsay Renee Dance Theatre Black Tie Event in Youngstown and attended the American College Dance Festival Association, where

she performed and took master classes. Shannon is YPAD (Youth

Protection Advocates of Dance) certified. She was a member of the Youngstown State Dance Ensemble. She attended Joffrey L.A. 

Jazz/Contemporary summer intensive, and several years of Student Honor Intensive Program through Dance Masters Of America. She completed Grade One at Dance Masters of America Teacher Training School at University at Buffalo. Shannon also attended Dance Educators of America Teacher Training and completed both Grade One and Grade Two. She tested and is certified to teach ballet, tap, jazz, modern and acrobatics through Dance Educators of America. Shannon holds an Acrobatic Arts Module 1 certification along with training in aerials and back handsprings.

Ashley Barron

Ashley Barron was a student at Dancer’s Studio for fourteen years and chose to attend Slippery Rock University to further her dance education. Although her time at SRU was spent focusing on modern and ballet, she has trained in many different styles of dance. Ashley studied the traditional Indian dance form, Bharatnatyam, at Slippery Rock and was exposed to traditional Italian folk dance on a trip to Italy. She had the opportunity to perform student choreographed works and choreograph her own works through SRU Dance Theatre. Two of her choreographed works were chosen to perform in the Department of Dance Fall Concert in 2018. During her junior year at SRU, Ashley was part of Rock Dance 

Company. Through this company, she had the opportunity to perform with other dance majors at nursing homes, child care centers, and elementary schools. During her senior year, she researched the benefits of dance movement therapy on patients with depression and was accepted to present this research at both the National Conference on Undergraduate Research and the Slippery Rock Student Research Symposium. Ashley has had the opportunity to travel and work for the guiDANCE Experience, and she most recently completed a health and wellness internship at the Clarion County YMCA. Ashley is YPAD (You Protection Advocates in Dance) certified and RWID (Rhythm Works Integrative Dance) certified. Ashley has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, and she has recently graduated with Master of Public Health Degree. Promoting creativity, collaboration, exploration, and risk-taking in the classroom are very important to Ashley, as well as providing her students with proper health and wellness education to keep them safe both on and off the stage.

Bellina devine
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Bellina Devine is a homeschooled high school graduate earning an academic diploma with honors in fine arts dance, honors in fine arts music, and a specialization in business. She recently wrote two dance curricula, Fundamentals of Dance Movement and Expression in Dance, which she teaches to the homeschooled students at Fellowship Study Center, Mercer. Bellina is a soloist with the Oil Region Ballet Company with her most recent performance as the Queen of Hearts in “Alice in Wonderland.” She has also performed “Beauty and the Beast” and 

attended two years of summer intensives with the Oil Region Ballet. Additionally, Bellina participated in the Student Honors Intensive Program I (SHIP I) at SUNY Buffalo, NY, and SHIP II at Charlotte, NC with Dance Masters of America. She holds Cecchetti certificates through grade three. Bellina danced technique training since age five at The Academy of Dance Anatomy, Mercer and Dotty McGill’s School of Dance, Grove City. She attributes most of her performance training to nearly 500 professional song and dance concerts with The Devine Inspirations Family Concerts and Church Services which she has completed since age seven. While in Nashville, TN, at age eleven, her tap dancing became part of the percussion section of The Devine Inspirations “Remove Your Mask” soundtrack. Bellina’s musical theater tap dancing earned her the title of 2022 Miss Power of Dance, Pittsburgh, and 2022 Runner up to Rising Star Ms. Star Entertainer, Warren, OH. Recently, Bellina self-choreographed a tap routine and placed fifth in Barrow-Civic Theatre’s variety talent competition “Celebration of Talent.” Monthly, Bellina plans and performs solo ‘Oldies and Worship” song and dance concerts for well seniors and elderly in Mercer and Venango counties. Bellina looks forward to including performance expression along with technique to younger students so that they grow up ready to hit the stage.

Kaylee Baumcratz

Kaylee began dancing at Dancer’s Studio at the age of 3 and since that time has studied ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, acro, and hip hop. She began competing at age 9 at both regional and national competitions. During her time as a competitive dancer she earned several overall scores as both a soloist and a group dancer. In 2015 & 2016, Kaylee competed with the American Tap Company in the World Tap Dance Championships in Riesa Germany. Over the years, Kaylee spent many additional hours training at regional dance conventions, and several dance intensives such as Gen IV, Dance United, IAF, and Ballet+. In addition to being a member of the American

Tap Company, Kaylee was also a member of the LA based Sole Talk Youth Tap Company. Kaylee’s love for education began at the age of 13 while assisting her first dance class. Each year after that she would assist a hip hop or tap class at Dancer’s Studio. In 2019 & 2021, Kaylee choreographed a hip hop number that competed at GuiDance Competition in Pittsburgh, PA for the student choreographer division. Kaylee continues to have a passion for dance and hopes to continue to grow and learn as a dancer and teacher and she aims to share this passion with her students while helping them to grow in a comforting and encouraging environment.

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