Owner, Teacher (Pre-K, K1 & K2 Combination, Tap, Acro)
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.
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Miss Shannon received her early dance training in Connecticut and went on to receive a B.A. in communication and minor in dance from the University of Hartford in 2014. While in college, Shannon trained with Hilda Morales, Debra Collins-Ryder, Nina Watt, and Ralph Perkins. She was a member of the UHart Dance Team for four years, and held the position of captain & choreographer for three. Shannon attended various summer intensives with American Academy of Ballet, New Haven Ballet, and the Dance Master's of America (DMA) Student Honors Intensive Program. She performed in the Danbury Music Centre's Nutcracker Ballet for many years, dancing the roles of Dew Drop Fairy and Clara, amongst others. When not in the studio, Shannon works as an Account Executive at Alpha Dog Advertising in Lancaster.
Teacher (Hip-Hop, Jazz 1)
Miss Amanda began her dance experience in Havertown, PA at the age of three. Since then, she has gained 20 years of dance experience with 12 years of competitive dancing. While in college, Amanda was a member of the Temple University Diamond Gems Dance Team for three years. She attended training in preparation for Universal Dance Association (UDA) Nationals and competed in D1A Pom, Jazz, and Hip Hop, where her team placed 8th in the nation twice for Hip Hop. After graduating from Temple in 2017, Amanda joined the Philadelphia Flyers Ice Girls team for the 2017-2018 season. In the last two years, she returned to Temple University as an assistant dance team coach, and more recently, relocated to the Lancaster area for a work opportunity at Clark Associates.
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Miss Lexi started dancing when she was 4 years old and moved to Ace Dance Academy at 11 years old. In her 16 years of being a dance student she has danced many different styles including tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, contemporary, musical theatre, lyrical, and acro. Lexi attended Millersville University for Early Childhood Education and is now a preschool teacher in Lititz.
Teacher (Pre-K, K1 & K2 Combination, Beg/Int Ballet, Lyrical 1)
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.
Teacher (Classical Jazz, Lyrical)
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.
Teacher (Lyrical 1 + 2, Jr 2 Ballet)
Miss Taylor has been dancing at the studio since she was two years old. She is currently taking Lyrical, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, and Acro classes. Miss Taylor is a junior in high school and plans on attending college to major in psychology with a minor in dance. In her free time she enjoys reading, going to the beach, and spending time with her family and friends!
Teacher (Acro 2 & 3)
Miss Haley has been dancing at the studio since she was 10 years old. She also participated on the Competition Choreography team here at ACE in previous years. Currently, she is taking Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Pointe and Acro classes. One of her favorite styles of dance is Contemporary. Miss Haley is currently a senior at Cocalico High School and will be attending Penn State Berks in the fall, where she will major in sports business. When she is not at the studio, Miss Haley enjoys managing the boys volleyball team at school, going to soccer games, singing in the praise band at church, and hanging out with family and friends!
Miss Alisha is an ACE certified group fitness instructor and Revelation Wellness Instructor. After getting her start as an online wellness coach in 2015, Miss Alisha was ready to have face to face interaction with her clients. At the beginning of 2018, Vibrant Fitness was launched to be able to continue doing both. Miss Alisha enjoys coaching her clients to live whole and free lives. Along with her husband Josh, she loves to spend time with their four kids, bring more laughter into the world, and encourage others to shine bright for Jesus.