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Teresa Crye

Teresa opened Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics in 1984 (as Dublin Dance Centre) in an effort to find quality dance instruction in a safe and positive environment for children. Her love of the arts and passion for confidence-centered education has fostered the growth of Dublin Dance Centre to include a full program for all students from beginners to pre-professional. Teresa’s goal for top-quality instruction has brought DDC&G some of the finest instructors around- not only qualified and experienced professionals with varied backgrounds, but, instructors who are sincerely dedicated to the children they teach. “Moving in the best interest of children” is truly Teresa’s objective in all of DDC&G’s endeavors.

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Alex Stroup

Mr. Alex moved to the U.S in 2007 from Yokohama, Japan. As he started middle school here, he became acquainted with a group of kids who introduced him to breakdancing. In 2009 the opportunity to compete out of the city allowed him to explore the scene in Cincinnati, and since then, he has traveled throughout the U.S. learning and competing in breakdancing jams. During the summer of 2017, Mr. Alex performed for American Crew’s runway event and had the pleasure to dance at the Columbus Museum of Art Wonder ball in the winter of 2018. Currently, a student of Brooklyn style rock dancing and footwork application, Mr. Alex is excited to introduce these ideas to his classes along with the origins of the steps. He looks forward to encouraging his students to use their creativity and develop their own original style as they progress from fundamentals.

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Alexandra Napoli

Alexandra began her dance training in Pittsburgh, PA at The Dance Company for the Performing Arts under the artistic direction of Patricia McKeown. She attended Wright State University as a dance major before acquiring an apprenticeship opportunity at the Columbus Dance Theatre in 2005/2006. There she danced the title role in The Match Girl and numerous roles with the Company. In 2007/2008 she danced as a company member in Victoria, B.C. with the Canadian Pacific Ballet. She then moved back to Pittsburgh where she taught ballet at The Dance Company for the Performing Arts and became an AFFA certified group fitness instructor. She returned to Columbus in 2010 to continue dancing with The Columbus Dance Theatre and is excited to be teaching at DDC&G for her sixth season and sharing her love of fitness and dance with her students.

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Aliaksandra Ramankov (Ms. Alexandra)

Ms. Aliaksandra began training in dance and rhythmic gymnastics at age 3. When she was years old she started synchronized swimming and fell in love. Synchronized swimming is a combination of everything she loved about dance and gymnastics. She won three National Championships and was a prize winner of the World Cup. As Aliaksandra was studying Physical Education at Belarusian University, she began to work with children and quickly realized this is what she wanted to do in life. “I wanted to become an educator because of my love for children. I believe all children are unique and just need an individual approach to learning.” In 2013 she moved to the states with her husband and 1 child. In California, she worked at an acrobatic club teaching gymnastic classes and assisting the lead choreographer and musical theater director before moving to Columbus. We are excited to have Aliaksandra as a member of our DDC&G family. USA Gymnastics Safety Certified.

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Alicia Hann

Alicia is a Columbus-based dance educator, performer, and choreographer. Alicia began her dance training in Columbus as a 4-year-old at Dublin Dance Centre, focusing heavily on the study of ballet. As a young adult she pursued a study of modern dance at Ohio University where she received a BFA in Modern Dance Performance and Choreography. Alicia fell in love with modern/contemporary dance and its endless possibilities for creative physical expression. Alicia is a Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator, certified through The Institute for Creative Mindfulness and Mindful Ohio. She was introduced to the practice by founder, Dr. Jamie Marich. Dancing Mindfulness is a form of conscious dance which incorporates meditation, improvisation, music, and community through a trauma-focused lens. Alicia has had the privilege of facilitating Dancing Mindfulness experiences at treatment centers for women seeking recovering from addiction and other comorbid disorders, community-based classes for adults, and presented workshops at retreats. Alicia is currently dancing in Columbus with CoMo (Columbus Modern Dance Company) and Hixon Dance Company, as well as freelancing choreographic projects. Alicia is also currently serving as an Artistic Associate to Alexandra Bodnarchuk Dance Projects based out of Minneapolis. She has worked with various choreographers from around the country. Notably, Miki Orihari, principal dancer from the Martha Graham Company in a reconstruction of Graham’s early works ‘Heretic’. She has also worked with Kelsey Bartman of Texture Contemporary Ballet in Pittsburgh, Hannah Williamson of Mutual Dance Theater in Cincinnati, MADCO based out of St. Louis on a restaging of ‘Conversations and Fits’, and Alexandra Bodnarchuk of ABDP currently creating work in Minneapolis. Alicia’s favorite thing about dance which she hopes to pass along to her students, collaborators, and audiences is the ability to tap into an inherent joy of moving and self-discovery. She hopes to be able to foster an appreciation of dance as a physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual pursuit.

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Amanda McCoy

Amanda has trained in all dance art forms with a focus on Jazz. She received her BA in Dance from the University of Akron. She has instructed at the Miller South School of Performing Arts (an inner-city magnet school in Akron), performed with the University of Akron Repertory Company, and was the Dance Director for three years at Richland Gymnastics and Dance Academy. Amanda was the Dance Consultant for Mansfield City Schools for five years and is starting with us in 2001.

“I am blessed with the ability to share my knowledge and love of dance with others. When I watch my students dance, I am overwhelmed with pride. I know this is what I am meant to do. If my students walk away with love and appreciation for dance, and confidence in themselves, I have done my job. Dancing just makes you feel good. Everybody should feel the freedom of movement!”

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Angela Carter

Angela’s training includes 26 years of dance study in Ballet, Jazz, and Tap. She has had considerable experience educating preschool aged children, including establishing the curriculum for Dublin Dance Centre’s Creative Ballet Program and 35 years instructing dance. Angela has been involved with DDC&G since its inception and has played an integral part in establishing the highest standards for educating the youngest dancers “I feel as though it is a privilege to be able to touch young children by inspiring their self-esteem and confidence through movement. I don’t come to work, I come to dance with my students.” This is Angela’s 35th season with DDC&G and her 14th year as Artistic Director of DDC&G’s annual Nutcracker and June Performances. Angela also serves as the Placement Ballet, Program Coordinator.

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Beth Montgomery

Beth is thrilled to be teaching at DDC & G. She began her gymnastics career at age 3 and continued into high school where she qualified and competed in the OSHAA state gymnastics competition. After gymnastics, Beth was a cheerleader on the Ohio State All-Girl Cheer Team. At OSU she obtained her Master of Education and now teaches middle school students at a specialized school for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. She has a passion for working with children of all ages and hopes to inspire their growth, joy, and strength through gymnastics and dance!

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Bethany Lambert

Bethany grew up in Lancaster, Ohio. She began dancing at a young age at the Baker School under the direction of Barbara Baker, studying with Melinda Baker and Kelli Mitchell. She was a member of the Lancaster Ballet Company and Melinda Baker and Company. Bethany received her B.S. in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University. While there, she continued her tap training, studying with Jessica Wilt. Bethany has been a dancer and choreographer with the Movement Mission dance group since 2015. Bethany loves teaching and sharing her love of dance with students of all ages at DDC&G. She lives in Hilliard with her two sons, husband, and dog.

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Christina Taylor

Christina has been a part of Dublin Dance Centre since its inception as a former student, teacher, company director, education director, and all-around supporter. She is a lifelong student and follower of movement with over 40 years of dedication to the art and countless professional accolades. Now, as her children are older, Christina is excited to return to the classroom bringing her passion to her students. Christina is the founder and director of The Movement Mission, a faith-based dance group, raising funds for melanoma research, in honor of Ms Bonnie Lavric. Her most beloved forms of movement include worship, modern, lyrical, contemporary, ballet, pointe, yoga, and fitness. She is thrilled to be returning to “her home” at Dublin Dance and fulfilling her calling in the classroom.

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Courtney Hibbitt

Courtney has been instructing fitness classes for over 20 years. She began teaching at the BGSU Recreation Center while obtaining her Elementary Education degree. A former kindergarten teacher for Olentangy, Courtney now teaches at Lifetime Fitness and provides in-home care for teachers’ children. Courtney is AFAA Fitness Certified and also certified in Yoga. Courtney lives in Dublin with her husband, 2 children and 2 cats and is excited to be a part of the DDC&G staff adding yoga and kickboxing to the schedule.

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Courtney Lucas

Courtney Lucas is an educator and performance artist in Columbus, Ohio. Originally from Hampton Roads, Virginia, Courtney competed nationally in contemporary and jazz dance and received classical training at Virginia Ballet Theatre and Eastern Virginia School for the Performing Arts. She received her B.F.A in Dance at The Ohio State University with a focus in Dance and Technology, and studied under the guidance of Bebe Miller, Noa Zuk, Abigail Yager, and Abby Zbikowski. Courtney danced for New Vision Dance Company from 2015-2017, and continues to present choreographic work within the Columbus community. Courtney teaches a range of levels and styles at Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics, where she also acts as Co-Education Director and Director of Repertory Company. She lives in Clintonville and enjoys backyard gardening with her husband and two Italian Greyhounds. This is her eighth season with DDC&G.

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Connor Graham

Prior to entering the MFA Theatre program at The Ohio State University, Connor received a BFA in Theatre from the University at Buffalo. ​ As a creator of new work, in 2017-18, Connor collaborated with a fellow Buffalo native and magician to create, produce, and perform the interactive magic and mentalism play For What It’s Worth, the proceeds of which were donated to Puerto Rican relief following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. In 2019-20, he devised a new Mime and Foley duet, Hear We Go, with his fellow MFA Theatre colleague, Erin Alys. Connor is a Certified Hypnotist through the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), a member of the Gene Gordon – Karl Norman International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) Ring 12, a founding member of the Association of Regional Theater Artists (ARTA), as well as the founding president of the Cohort Theatre Company at Ohio State. He is also a member of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Association for Theatre Movement Educators (ATME), and Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA).

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Ellie Burnett

Ellie began taking gymnastics classes when she was three years old and dance classes at the age of ten. She studied tap, ballet, jazz, and many other dance styles under a wide array of instructors throughout her middle and high school years. She began working as a student teacher when she was 15 years old, teaching ballet and tap. She attended East Tennessee State University with a major in political science and a minor in theatre/dance. While completing her degree, she was able to take dance classes in many interesting styles, such as aerial dance, and she was heavily involved in the performances for the University. Ellie moved to Columbus in August 2020 to attend law school at OSU. She is so excited to be able to share her passion with the children at DDC&G!

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Emily Webb

Emily (Gotschall) Webb has devoted over three decades of her life to the art of dance. Recently having retired from a nearby 20 year career performing as a soloist and principal dancer with Dayton Ballet and Balletmet she now teaches in the Ohio area, and around the US and in the UK as a guest instructor and stager. Emily was fortunate to work with many of the great choreographers of our time and performed leading roles in Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Dangerous Liasons, Peter Pan and numerous neoclassical and contemporary works. She finds great fulfillment now sharing her knowledge with students and helping them on their training journey with positive and encouraging energy in the studio and beyond. Recent projects include co artistic directing the Bozeman Dance Project, an outreach program serving the community of Bozeman, MT in 2019 and staging Edwaard Liang’s full length Romeo and Juliet on Ballet San Antonio. Emily and her husband, dancer David Ward have two children and are based in Columbus, OH.

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Erika Alloway

Erika Alloway began her dance training at Dance Centre North and the Center for Ballet and Dance Arts in Syracuse, NY, and is a graduate of BalletMet Columbus’ Pre-Professional and Professional Trainee Programs under the direction of Gerard Charles. While at BalletMet, Erika had the pleasure of performing works with the professional company. Erika is currently a Company Dancer with Columbus Dance Theatre and has been a member of the professional company for 7 seasons and more recently joined the Administrative staff as the Managing Director. Erika has choreographed for CDT’s Dancer’s Making Dances and was a winner of the 2014 Columbus Dance Fellowship. She has also guest performed for the Warren County Theatre Project from 2016-2018. Erika is passionate about her dancing, teaching, and choreography and is excited and grateful to be part of the DDC&G teaching staff.

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Erin Miller

Erin has been with Dublin Dance Centre and Gymnastics since she was 7 years old. She trained in Modern, Ballet, Jazz, and Lyrical and performed as a member of the Repertory Company. Erin received her BFA in psychology with a dance minor at The Ohio State University. She has performed in several pieces around the Columbus community, including Columbus Movement (CM2), TUPACO Company, and Movement Mission. Erin is our Creative Director as well as Modern Department Coordinator. She has also taught performing companies at DDC&G, including the many loved years she directed Youth Company.

“As a past student of Dublin Dance Centre and Gymnastics, I love being able to help my students find the same confidence and self growth that I found taking classes here. Being able to express yourself through movement is the greatest joy, and I am very blessed to be able to share this passion with my students.”

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Halie Warmoth

Ms. Halie is a dancer, choreographer, and educator originally from South Bend, IN. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ball State University earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. While at Ball State, Halie performed in four seasons of Ball State Dance Theatre, where she was honored to have worked with artists such as Alex Springer and Xan Burley along with Sidra Bell, artistic director of Sidra Bell Dance New York. She gratefully has been a recipient of numerous scholarships from the Theatre & Dance Department and attended the American College Dance Festival while pursuing her degree. Before making the move to Columbus, OH two years ago, Halie was an instructor at Indy Dance Academy where she was recognized both regionally and nationally for her choreography. Halie also co-founded Crossroads Dance Indy and danced for Phoenix Rising Dance Company for three seasons. She and the company performed at the APAP festival in New York City prior to her move to Ohio. Halie is Tap Company Director at DDC&G and continues to perform herself in Indianapolis and Columbus. Halie is very grateful to share her love and passion for dance with all her students everyday.

“My goal as an instructor is to give the best education to my students while creating a fun, loving, and growing environment!”

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Joyelle Weaver

Joyelle Weaver has danced professionally since 2001 and been teaching dance for 20 years. She holds a BFA and MFA in Dance, certification of all levels of teaching Ballet, Pointe and Partnering from American Ballet Theatre, and certification in STOTT PILATES since 2005. She has also taught for Dance Theatre of Harlem, American Ballet Theatre, Ohio State University, University of Michigan, DCDC, University of Akron, and BalletMET. Her students currently perform with, Dancing Wheels, Grand Rapids Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Louisville Ballet, and Verb Ballet. Since 2014, she has collaborated with Columbus Jazz Arts Group, Seven Dance Company Columbus, the Ohio Department of Education, and as Board Member of OhioDance).  In 2021, Joyelle was a Choreography finalist in the IODC (International Online Dance Competition).  She is faculty in the Department of Dance at the Ohio State University. Joyelle has devoted her life and work to teaching and imparting a love and appreciation for dance to all her students. She has been teaching at DDC&G since 2017 and co-directs the Ballet Company. She lives in the Columbus area with her husband and two daughters.

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Kelly Fabiano

Kelly began dance and gymnastics at the age of three at Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics. She grew up at the dance center and continued with them until her senior year of high school. She is trained in modern, hip hop, gymnastics, tap, break dance, stilting, jazz, and theatre at the Pre-Professional level. She graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Advertising and Graphic Design. While in school, Kelly choreographed and performed for The MSU Dance Association. Kelly is a member of The Movement Mission and loves to share her passion for performing with all of her students. Dance has always been a driving presence in her life; she intends to dance until she’s 92.

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Laura Patterson

Originally from Knoxville, TN, Laura began her dance career with Go! Contemporary Dance Works as a high school performer. Then she earned her BFA in Dance from The Ohio State University with a focus on community engagement, choreography, and pedagogy. During her time at OSU, Laura had the opportunity to perform, teach, and choreograph both locally and internationally. She performed works by Ohad Naharin, Ann Sofie Clemmensen, Crystal Michelle Perkins, and many others. She taught movement workshops for medical students at OSU Medical School and choreographed many of her own works for OSU Dance Concerts. Laura was selected for both DanceBrazil and DanceDenmark while attending OSU. These opportunities allowed her to experience the joys of international touring, nonverbal cultural exchanges, and community building. After graduation, Laura moved to Utah to dance with SALT II, where she worked with choreographers Amy Gunter Lolofie, Ching Ching Wong, and Courtney Mazeika. Re-shifting her energy towards teaching, she is currently exploring creating a non-hierarchical class structure, combining different global dance styles, and bringing joy and honesty into her work.

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Martine Clark

Martine has trained in many dance styles and develops her classes and choreography with a broad perspective. She has taught and choreographed throughout Columbus and Chicago for both television and stage and brings her diverse dance background to each style of dance she teaches. Martine is a long-time faculty member, director and choreographer for multi-genre, pre- professional performing companies at DDC&G. Her students have been accepted to many prestigious summer and college dance programs including The Ohio State University, Indiana University, University of Cincinnati, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Houston Ballet, BalletMet, Kent State and more. Martine was awarded the 2017 Columbus Dances Fellowship for choreography and continues to teach, direct and choreograph in a range of styles in the Columbus dance community.

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Mary Erney

Ms. Mary returns to DDC&G after completing her law degree at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. She previously taught gymnastics for DDC&G in 2012 and the summer of 2015. She decided to return to DDC&G because of her love for teaching and the family-oriented and welcoming atmosphere of the studio. In addition to practicing law, Mary brings a life-long passion of dance and gymnastics to the classroom. She has experience teaching Hip Hop, Jazz, Acro, and Gymnastics. Growing up, she was a level 8/9 National Competition Gymnast, and Senior Scholarship winner at Judy Dollenmeyer School of Dance. She was also a four-year member of the Ohio State University Dance Team. We are thrilled to have Mary back on staff and excited for all she brings to the classroom.

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Rian Orders

Rian has been with Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics since the age of six. She trained in a number of dance styles, including ballet, modern, and jazz and was a member of the Senior Repertory company for seven years. Post high school, Rian continued her studies at The Ohio State University in Early Childhood Education. Rian is a former member of the GCAC award winning Anatomical Scenario, with whom she traveled to the New York International Fringe Festival for two consecutive summers, as well as a founding dancer with TUPACO dance. From 2006-2010, she danced professionally in the ‘Columbus Dances’ series (formally CM2), performing in critically acclaimed pieces by Kristina Isabelle and Jessica Tupa. Rian was also involved with SNAP! Performance Productions for three consecutive years as a dancer and created choreography for their original productions ‘Stealing the Show’ and ‘That Four Letter Word’. Currently, Rian has shifted her focus more towards her home life as well as nurturing her “dance babies” here at the studio as the Jazz Program Coordinator.

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Stephanie Tinberg

Stephanie is an English teacher at Jonathan Alder High School. She studied English Education, Dance, Theater, and Vocal Music at the University of Wisconsin. Stephanie has performed in theater productions regionally in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as internationally in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland. Sheis trained in classical and contemporary dance, choreography, and musical theater. In 2014, she performed in the American College Dance Festival Association Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. That year, she also was named “Grand Champion” for choreographing a team in a “Dancing with the Stars” competition in Wisconsin. For two years, she taught and competed professionally as a ballroom dancer in Columbus in both American and International styles of dance. Stephanie has been involved with The Movement Mission since 2017, which led to meeting many of the amazing teachers at Dublin Dance Centre. In early 2019, Stephanie started subbing for creative and beginning ballet classes, and she is so excited to continue dancing and teaching at DDC&G!

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Sydney Shaffer

Ms. Sydney grew up at Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics for over 15 years. While she was a student, she trained in jazz, modern, contemporary, hip hop, and ballet and was a part of the teaching intern program. “I am so excited about my transition from student to teacher. I can’t wait to share my passion and joy of dance to my students, and of course, have fun!!!”

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Jessica Tupa

Jessica Tupa brings a lifetime of training to the classroom where she hopes to share her experience and, more importantly, her joy of dance with her students. After receiving her BFA in Dance from OSU she spent several years dancing professionally with modern dance company “Natalie Marrone and The Dance Cure.” She has performed, taught dance and Pilates in several Columbus area studios and venues and is in her sixth year as an adjunct faculty member at Capital University. She has been an active part of the Professional Modern Dance community in Columbus and started her dance company, TUPACO Dance in 2007, in affiliation with her wellness class, TUPACO. Jessica created TUPACO to fill a need she saw in the wellness industry. TUPACO is a movement-based class that integrates core work, Yoga, dance, movement, fundamentals, breath techniques, meditation, and visualization. To learn more about TUPACO please visit her website, www.tupaco.com. Prior to living in Columbus, she was a principle dancer and choreographer’s assistant with the Tacoma based company “Melanie Kirkstauffer’s Dance Theatre Northwest”. Jessica believes that through the artistry and discipline of the movement arts, students of all ages and ability may add enrichment and joy to multiple aspects of their lives. Jessica is thrilled to be in her eleventh season connected to DDC&G; we wish her the best as she pursues her psychology career in Dayton and are happy she will continue to be with us for special events.

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Bonnie Lavric

In Loving Memory … Beloved wife, mother, dancer, teacher, mentor, and friend: Bonnie Jeanne Lavric began her study of dance with Louise B. Harrison in Pennsylvania and continued as a dance major at The Ohio State University. She danced at DDC&G for 16 years and taught for six – primarily Creative Dance classes for 3 – 5 year-olds, who loved her energy and ready smile. Bonnie became very interested in yoga and started teaching at DDC&G, with a loyal following. She played many character roles in the June performances, adding her special style to each. Bonnie touched many lives at DDC&G and everywhere she went. She is an inspiration, and it is a privilege for us to celebrate her spirit.