Meet Our Staff
Sara has been training extensively and performing for over 34 years in Lyrical, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Pilates, Barre Fitness, Modern, Musical Theater, Hip-hop, and Tap. She has taught at studios in Chester and Delaware County. She has also choreographed for different theater groups including Upper Darby Summer Stage. She attended Rider University as a Fine Arts Major for Dance. Sara has performed in the 2015, 2016 and 2018 6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade, Disney World and Hershey Park, as well as other local parades and Nutcracker performances. Sara is certified by The Pulse Teacher Workshop. Sara was fortunate to train under famous choreographers such as Wade Robson, Chris Judd , Dave Scott and Dee Caspary. Her passion for dance has lead her to pursue a career in teaching where she wants to show her love of dance to students of all ages. She instructs children to adults in all styles of dance for leisure, competitions, performances, weddings and other social functions. Her passion for dance is contagious and she keeps her dancers moving as a creative and innovative choreographer, Sara encourages her students while inspiring them with her enthusiasm and dedication.
It has always been Sara’s passion to own her own studio. She thought her dreams where over when she had spinal fusion due to scoliosis. She was jokingly called the bionic dancer. Her dedication and perseverance shows that if you put your heart and mind to it then you can achieve it!
When she is not living at the studio she enjoys spending time with her children Gianna, Madelyn and Maclin as well as her husband Rick!
Rosemarie has taught all over Chester and Delaware County for over 20 years. She has taught many award winning routines at various competitions. She is a certified instructor and member of Dance Masters of America, and has also served on the Board of Directors with the Pennsylvania Association of Dance Teachers. She has performed in many dance productions, competitions,TV infomercials and charity events. Sara calls her the "Tap Guru".
Mackenzie has been dancing since the age of 3, studying Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, and more. She grew up dancing with Bloomsburg School of Dance in Bloomsburg, PA before attending DeSales University as a double major in Dance and Business Administration. Mackenzie is excited to be a part of the IPAC staff and share the joys of dance with students and the community.
Rachel grew up training and competing in a variety of styles. Rachel received a dance scholarship to attend Bucknell University and recently graduated with a BA in Psychology and minors in Dance and Management. At Bucknell, Rachell was student director and PR representative for the Bucknell Dance Company, a choreographer for the Bucknell Dance Showcase and a Teaching Assistant for the Theater and Dance Department. She also had the opportunity to work with guest artists from BalletX, the New York City Ballet and Broadway Dance Center. When she isn't dancing Rachel enjoys going to pilates classes and working at her job in digital marketing Rachel looks forward to continuing to express her passion for dance through teaching!
Ashley has trained in multiple styles since a young age. She loves to make her classes fun for the students and watching them become better dancers. She is excited to be a part of the IPAC staff.
Alison is a junior Dance and English: Creative Writing double major at Franklin & Marshall College. At Franklin & Marshall, she has studied modern dance, hip-hop, and flamenco and has choreographed for the Franklin & Marshall Dance Company. Before college, she practiced ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip-hop at The Dance Center in West Chester, PA. Alison is excited to be a part of IPAC.
Dance Artist Edwina Thertulien was born to Haitian parents in Philadelphia, PA and was raised in Bear, Delaware. She began her dance training at 10 years old. Under the direction of Dara Stevens-Meredith, she studied Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and African dance at Christina Cultural Arts Center in Wilmington, Delaware. From there she continued on to study at Dance Creating New Stars (DCNS) Summer Dance Intensive under Dara Stevens-Meredith and LaCeda Nelson. Now a graduate of Temple University, Edwina has recieved her BFA in Dance. In her education at Temple University she has studied under Lauren Putty, Kyle and Dinita Clark, Scott McPheters, Kip Martin, Kun Yang-Lin, Laura Katz, Joe Gonzalez and others. She has performed works by Kyle “JustSole” Clark, Dinita “Queen Dinita” Clark, E. Leon Evans II, Shawn Lamere Williams, Tony Rhodes, Troy Powell, Dara Stevens-Meredith, Tommie Waheed Evans, and others. Edwina has participated in performances such as American College Dance Association, Dumbo Festival, International Association of Blacks in Dance, Temple University MFA Thesis Concerts, J Chen Project and others. Edwina is currently a performer with Valerius Produtions and is an apprentice for Eleone Dance Theatre. She has received the Frances Bowden Scholarship from Temple University and the DCNS Summer Intensive College Scholarship. By creating and dancing in work, Edwina hopes to fulfill her mission in dance, which is to use elements of her own lived experience to catalyze new discoveries.
Stephanie has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She studied mostly ballet as a youth focusing on the Vaganova Ballet Method and has studied under such teachers as Margarita De Saa, John White, Kip Martin, and Yelena Rabinkinya. She spent 2 summers in Russia at the Bolshi Ballet doing intensive studying. She has choreographed ballet, hip hop and lyrical dances during her time at the University of Pennsylvania with Sparks Dance Company and has taught students ages 3- adult. She enjoys teaching and helping students reach their full potential.