Studio Dans Staff
Zoe began dancing at the age of 3. She studied Ballet, Jazz, Tap, modern, ballroom, Hip Hop, and Pointe at Ballet Royale Institute of Maryland and Studio Dans. She participated in the Dance Company and Dance Team at Howard High School as well as the Studio Dans Dance Company giving her the opportunity to attend conventions and compete throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. After High school, she received her Associates Degrees in Dance Performance and Biology from Howard Community College. She attends Morgan State University, studying Public Health with a focus in Pre-Physical Therapy.
Zoe enjoys working and teaching all ages but finds the most joy in working with the youngest dancers. She has had the opportunity to teach and choreograph in studio, after-school recreation, and public-school settings, and continues to attend dance instructor training seminars and conventions.
Dana has been teaching dance for over 25 years. She danced professionally on Broadway in the productions of Cats and Me and My Girl as well as Off-Broadway and in national touring companies. She also worked on two Broadway workshops and was chosen by Ginger Rogers to participate in another. Dana received her dance training at Point Park College where she graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in dance with concentrations in Vaganova ballet technique, jazz and modern. While performing in NYC, she trained with Finis Jhung, Nancy Bielski, and Randy Skinner.
Dana has choreographed productions locally for various schools and also for professional theaters across the country. She has also earned choreography awards for her pieces at dance competitions. During her career as a professional dancer, Dana worked with Tony award winning and MTV choreographers. Dana continues training, and attends seminars in New York City regularly.
Brittany began dancing at the young age of 3. Brittany has trained in Vaganova and Cechetti styles of Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Hip-Hop, and Rhythmic and Broadway Tap. She received her early training at the Carroll County Dance Center and spent her early summers training at Carroll County Dance Center, The Kirov Academy of Washington D.C., Butler University, and the Ballet Theatre of Maryland (BTM). She attended Butler University, graduating in May 2012 with a BA in Dance Pedagogy, with concentrations in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Character, Choreography, and Education. Upon graduation, she was hired as a Trainee with BTM, and promoted to an Apprentice in 2013. After retirement from dancing professionally, Brittany continued her education at Towson University where she obtained her K-12 teaching certificate in Dance Education.
Brittany has experience and enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities. Her favorite styles to teach are Ballet, Pointe, and Lyrical. She has years of experience working in the private studio setting, as well as public schools. She has been hired to choreograph pieces for several high schools in the surrounding area. Brittany continues to train and attend classes and seminars locally and in New York City regularly.