RPAC » TEACHERS
Our highly qualified and supportive teachers inspire and work with every student on the importance of proper technique, giving them a strong foundation from which they can pursue their individual goals in dance.
Gabriella (Gaby) Blaney - Graduated from University of California Irvine with Degree in Dance and Education. She is currently a member of Synthesis dance under the Artistic Direction of Tracie Stanfield.
Lexie Childers - Lexie is currently a company member with SynthesisDANCE under the Artistic Direction of Tracie Stanfield. Lexie has also appeared on hit television shows, off-Broadway, prints ads and commercials such as SMASH, Teen Angel and Powerade. Recent performance credits include BAM at Fisher Theater and Peridance Presents.
Victoria (Vicky) Green - Trained for her professional career at the School of American Ballet in New York City and went on to a 20-year career rising to soloist with New York City Ballet. Her dance credits include world tours with Karole Armitage, Jacobs Pillow in The Berkshires and principal dancer with Princeton Ballet and Cincinnati Ballet. Performed with Raul Julia as Anjelica Huston’s dance double (Morticia) in the major-motion pictures Addams Family and Addams Family Values and provided choreography for Blair Underwood in the 1998 film, Deep Impact.
Danielle Hernandez - Selena Forever National Tour, Grease (Off-Broadway), Debut album “Bringin in The Sun”.
Megan Lynn - Trained in Maryland, at CPYB, the Richmond Ballet, UFRJ and Deborah Colker in Brazil. Graduated with a BA in Dance Choreography and Science from Goucher College. Danced professionally with Isabel Lewis and the Matthew Westerby Company. Founder and Artistic Director of Asterial Dance, produced over 40 performances in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and NYC. Producer of the Biomorphic Dance Festival and Upsurge Choreography Platform. Megan is an ABT Certified Teacher and formerly taught at Ballet Academy East, Dancewave, and Steffi Nossen School of Dance.
Alexis Moran - An RPAC alumna, trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop and fusion. She received her BFA in Dance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. In addition to teaching dance, she is also a certified yoga instructor.
Rachelle Rak - Performing on Broadway for the last two decades. Trained by her mother Rosalene Kenneth in Pittsburgh. Broadway Credits include: “Fosse”, “Cats”, “Catch Me If You Can”, “The Look of Love”, “Thou Shalt Not”, “Oklahoma!”, and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”. Guest choreographer on “Dance Moms” and is a judge on “Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition”, which airs on Lifetime. Featured in the documentary “Every Little Step”.
Randi Robert - Trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical in New York and New Jersey. Captain/Dancer for the New Jersey Devils. Danced for various entertainment companies, choreographed for dance teams and competitive cheerleading teams.
Kelli Rooney - Trained in Ballet, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop in New York and New Jersey. Danced for several years for the New Jersey Devils Dance Team. Awarded and acknowledged for choreography at regional dance competitions. Owner and director of High Demand Dance Competition.
Oscar Ruge - Bio forthcoming...
Jade Van Vlaanderen - Performed professionally with Alan Albert Productions at Hersheypark PA, Jean Ann Ryan Productions and NCL Productions onboard Norwegian Cruise Line, was a featured dancer with the American Music Theatre of PA, and most recently performed with Moranz Entertainment at the Charleston Music Hall.
Que Ward - Alumnus from the University of California Irvine's dance department and African American Studies program. She has danced with several hip-hop groups in Southern California as well as professional dance companies on both coasts. She is happy to be a part of the RPAC family this year, teaching hip-hop to such impressionable, spirited, youth.
Taryn Wennersten - Trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and Acrobatics/Gymnastics in New Jersey, New York and California. Danced with RU National Dance Team & former Head Coach of High School Gymnastics Team. Awarded top choreography & overall entertainment awards at regional & national dance competitions.