Sarah Everhart received her B.A. in dance with a concentration in ballet from Point Park University, where she graduated summa cum laude. In addition to teaching at the Dance Conservatory of Pittsburgh, she also teaches at Pittsburgh Musical Theater and at Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts as an adjunct professor. Each summer, Sarah also joins the faculty of Carnegie Mellon’s Pre College Drama Program. Sarah has staged several classical variations, and her original choreography has been seen throughout the area. She has performed many prominent roles including the title role in Cinderella and Pas de Trois in Sleeping Beauty, and she is currently exploring contemporary dance with H2O Dance Company. Sarah lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, daughter, and son.
Allison Garcia earned a Bachelor of Arts in Dance with a concentration in Modern Dance at Point Park University. She became passionate about movement as an art form when she started studying at the Dance Conservatory of Pittsburgh as a high school student. She decided to study dance in college due to her experience at DCP. She started her first two years at Ohio University and finished her last two years at Point Park University. She built and performed multiple works during her college education, and worked with a variety of educators. Allie is also a fully certified Pilates instructor through Power Pilates. Allie now teaches Pilates and dance full time, and choreographs and participates in small dance projects around the city on her free time. She understands that movement can be used in multiple facets. Allie hopes that with her perspective on movement, she can help her students to become competent movers, captivating performers, and well-rounded people.
Gretchen graduated from Mercyhurst College in 2005 with a BA in Dance, Teaching/Choreography Concentration and a Minor in Dance Therapy. She is a member of H2O Contemporary Dance and the DCP faculty as well as an educator for various schools in the Pittsburgh area. Gretchen has had the opportunity to perform for and with many renowned choreographers and dancers. Working with the Royal Caribbean Singers and Dancers allowed her to travel the world while doing what she loved performing. She also had the privilege of performing a premiere piece choreographed by Pilobolus’ Mark Santilliano, with the Cypress String Quartet . Gretchen has also performed works by Dance Alloy, Philadanco, and Luis Montero. This past September Gretchen married her High School sweetheart and is happy to be working and performing in the Pittsburgh Area.
Scott Romani is currently pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Pittsburgh, after graduating Cum Laude from Point Park University with a BA in both Dance and English in 2012. Some of his performance credits include dancing with Koresh Dance Company in his hometown of Philadelphia, Xhale Dance Company in New York City, and performing a piece by Alan Obuzor of Texture Contemporary Ballet in Pittsburgh. When he is not writing or performing, Scott teaches for the pre-professional program at Point Park as well as at local studios including the Dance Conservatory of Pittsburgh. Scott’s choreography has been showcased at the National High School Dance Festival, performed by Millersville University's dance team and Gem City Ballet, in addition to being seen at several Point Park University performances including International Summer Dance. He has recently become an adjunct faculty member of Point Park’s dance department. To see more of his work, visit his channel: Youtube.com/xzcott
Anna Thompson originally hails from the rolling hills of Frederick, MD and the moors of Nantucket, MA. A graduate of Point Park University (dance- jazz '12), a certified power pilates instructor and reiki practitioner, Anna uses her technical tools and improvisation to expand awareness within herself and students. She emphasizes clarity of spirit, intention and presence within performance as the key to fulfilling experience. Anna practices and expresses her philosophy in collaboration with Pittsburgh-based groups/artists The Pillow Project, h2o, Poof!/Riva Strauss, Maree Remalia, Dave Bernabo, Anthony Williams , Mario Ashkar as well as in personal work with her partner Taylor Knight. Her favorite color is glitter. Anna teaches at DCP because she believes the environment of dedicated and intelligent educators provides students with a strong technical foundation but most importantly, an open and curious mind.
Jessica graduated in May of 2012 from Point Park University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Minor in Business Management. Jessica is a native of Chicago, IL where she began her dance training at a local studio near her home. In 2008 Jessica furthered her dance training while dancing with the RASA dance company directed by Van Collins. During her time at Point Park she received training from many wonderful professors including Doug Bentz, Garfield Lemonius, and Danielle Pavlik. As a result of her training and education, Jessica has been able to teach at various studios around the Pittsburgh area and perform with H2o Contemporary dance for a few summer seasons now. Jessica recently married this past June and is excited to be starting a life in Pittsburgh, and to be able to share her knowledge of dance to all of her students this year.
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