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Meet Our Talented Team


Miss Kathy

Owner, Teacher, Choreographer

(Pre K, K1 & K2 Combination, Tap)

Miss Kathleen lives in Ephrata, PA with her husband, Jan, and 2 sweet cats. Together they raised a beautiful blended family, and now enjoy the "empty nest" season they're in.  Miss Kathleen wants nothing more than to serve and bring hope to others through the gifts of creativity, teaching, listening, and understanding that the Lord has provided her with.

For more of her bio, click on ACE Beginnings.


Miss Hannah

Teacher, Choreographer

(Lyrical, Classical Jazz, Competition Team)

Miss Hannah has 20 years of dance experience and 11 years involved in competitive dancing. Graduating from Wilson High School, she attended Elizabethtown College and earned a B.S. in Math Secondary Education. During college, she gained more dance experience by taking more dance courses and choreographing for campus shows and being leader of the dance club. Currently, she is employed by the Conestoga Valley School District as a middle school math teacher.


Miss Rachel

Teacher, Choreographer

(Ballet, Pointe)

Miss Rachel grew up taking dance classes at the Dance Conservatory of Maryland. In 2010, she was recognized as a Maryland Distinguished Scholar in the Arts. Miss Rachel graduated from Mercyhurst University with a B.A. in Dance (and a B.A. in English). While at the University, she served as chapter president of the National Honors Society for Dance Arts, part of the National Dance Education Organization. After graduating from college, Miss Rachel spent six years teaching and choreographing for several dance studios in northern MD and southern PA. She also founded Grace Classical Academy's Classical Ballet Academy. In 2021, Miss Rachel stepped away from teaching in order to welcome her son into the world. Now, she is excited to be back in the studio again to teach at ACE! 


Miss Natalie


(Dance Group Fitness)

Come back for Miss Natalie's bio! 


Miss Brooke

Teacher, Choreographer

(Pre K, K1 & K2 Combination, Elementary Ballet)

Miss Brooke started dancing at the age of 5 with Miss Kathleen. During her 29 years of dance, she competed for 8 years on the KR Stars competition team with Tap and Jazz and excelled in ballet, pointe, and lyrical classes at the studio. When Miss Brooke is not at the studio, she enjoys spending time with her family.


Miss Haley

Teacher, Choreographer, Administrative Assistant

(Acro, Classical Jazz, Lyrical, Competition Team)

Miss Haley has over 11 years of dance experience where 6 of those years consisted competing on the competition team here at ACE. Before Miss Haley came to ACE she was a competitive gymnast for 9 years where she competed up until level 5 at KB. Miss Haley graduated from Cocalico High School and is currently attending Penn State Berks where she is majoring in Business with a focus in Management/Marketing. When she is not at the studio Miss Haley enjoys  singing in the praise band at church, going to the beach, and spending time with her friends and family.


Miss Michaela

Teacher, Choreographer

(Pre K, K1 & K2 Combination, Tap)

My name is Michaela Werner and I am a 2022 graduate from Ephrata High School. I have been dancing at ACE Dance Academy since I was 3 years old. Having tried pretty much all styles of dance, I decided to stick with Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, and Pointe. Throughout the past couple of years, I have had the opportunity to be a student teacher as well. I also cheered all throughout middle and high school. I am planning on going to Penn State Berks this fall to study Spanish and eventually plan to study abroad. I look forward to continue teaching classes here at the studio.  

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