Meet Our Staff
Sara has been training extensively and performing for over 26 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 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 fushion 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 husband Rick and dog Duke!
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. Sara calls her the "Tap Guru".
Jillian started her dance training from a young age. Jillian received her B.A. in Dance from Desales University, studying a wide range of dance styles, history and education techniques.
After completing her education at DeSales University, Jillian had performed with MM2 Modern Dance Company in Philadelphia. She had performed the companies work across the tri-state area and Canada, as well as choreographing her own work for the company. Jillian had also danced for Radio Disney Philadelphia while learning and teaching dance to children across the east coast and performing with hit Disney Channel Stars.
Jillian’s preferred styles of dance to teach include tap, jazz, ballet, and contemporary/modern.
Katy began her dance training at the Rock School West at the age of 4. She continued there until she graduated from high school. Katy also attended the Center for Performing and Fine Arts (CPFA) for middle and high school, concentrating on dance and vocal music. She is trained in Tap, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Jazz, and Pointe. Katy is currently studying Early Childhood Education and Math at Delaware County Community College, with hopes to add a dance minor in the near future. Throughout her high school career, Katy choreographed several pieces for Rock West and CPFA's annual recitals. Katy is very excited to join the Innovative Performing Arts Center team!
MaryKate fell in love with dance at 3 years old when she started at Ovations Academy of Dance in Philadelphia. Throughout her time there, she gained experience performing and competing in styles such as Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Acro and Hip-Hop. After graduating high school she enrolled at Cabrini University as an Education major, and made the Cabrini University Dance Team. Here, she furthered her experience in Hip-Hop and was introduced to Pom style for the first time. On the Cabrini Dance Team she performed half-time for Sixers games, at Phillies games and continued to compete. MaryKate is very excited to join the Innovative Performing Arts Center and can't wait for the upcoming season!
Brittany was born and raised in Naples, Florida and began dancing at 3 years old. At age 8, she began competing with The Dancer’s Edge Studio. In high school she was captain of the Gulf Coast High School Dance Team. She attended the University of Central Florida and was a member of the Knightmoves Dance team. She competed in UDA College Nationals in 2015 and 2017 in division 1A hip hop. Through out her time as a member of the UCF dance team, she performed at football and basketball games, and even travelled for the 2016 Autonation Cure Bowl, 2017 NIT Semi Finals in NYC, and the Chic fil A Peach Bowl in 2018. She plans to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy and plans to continue her education next fall.
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.