Caitlin Maxwell
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Caitlin Maxwell

Miss Caitlin grew up in Aurora, Ohio where she studied under Sharron Burge Voelker while furthering her dance training at the Cleveland City Dance Academy. Miss Caitlin has an accomplished background in Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Modern and Tap. As an experienced competition dancer, she was named Senior Miss Dance of America (Dance Masters of America) in 2003. Since then, Miss Caitlin has graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in dance (jazz concentration). She is currently teaching at Ballet Academy East in NYC and dancing with a contemporary company called Eidolon Ballet and ALMA Dance Company. Her reputation as a loving, hard working teacher follows her wherever she goes. Her classes are always prepared and she is very dedicated to her students.

Meaghan Maxwell
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Meaghan Maxwell

Miss Meaghan grew up in Aurora, Ohio where she studied under Sharron Burge Voelker while furthering her training and Cleveland City Dance Academy. Miss Meaghan has an accomplished background in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Modern, and Acrobatics. After many years of competition experience, Miss Meaghan continued her education at The Ohio State University, where she graduated with a BFA in dance performance. She is currently teaching at Ballet Academy East in NYC and dancing with a contemporary company called Eidolon Ballet. Miss Meaghan is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and love of dance with her students and helping each of them realize their potential.

Alyssa Mentzel
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Alyssa Mentzel

Miss Alyssa started dancing at the age of four at The Dance Shop. Under the guidance of Joyce Smilek, she trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Musical Theater and Hip Hop. She continued her dance education at Dance Attitudes of Hamilton and graduated from Front & Center Dance Studio under the ownership of Lauren Brenna. Throughout her years of dance, Alyssa has competed in countless dance competitions and has attended conventions and workshops with highly acclaimed instructors and choreographers. Alyssa has been a student assistance at the dance studio since the age of 12 and started teaching dance at Front & Center after graduation. She is a graduate of The College of New Jersey, where she received her Master of Arts Degree in Teaching and Special Education. She is currently a fifth grade teacher in Montgomery Township. Alyssa has combined her love of teaching and dance to create a positive, educational and fun dance atmosphere for each and every one of her students. She feels extremely lucky to be able to share her experiences and knowledge with her students and hopes to inspire each of them to follow their own passions in life.

Sabrina LaRagione
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Sabrina LaRagione

Sabrina has been singing and dancing since she was a little girl and is a graduate of Front & Center Dance Studio. Currently a full-time student at Rider University studying school psychology. At Rider University Sabrina is a member of the Rider Dance Ensemble where she performs many different genres of dance such as lyrical, contemporary, musical theater, jazz, ballet, pointe, and acro. Sabrina also performed in local theaters where she had the opportunity to perform lead roles and participate in the dance ensemble of numerous musicals. Sabrina has 17 years experience as a competitive dancer and currently works at the dance studio in which she had her training. Sabrina loves teaching the kids dance and is an excellent role model for these young children. Sabrina is also a certified yoga instructor and Pilates instructor with a huge emphasis on meditation, mindfulness, and inner strength. She enjoys helping others find their balance, flexibility, strength and confidence within themselves. Namaste!