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Shannon Eagle
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Founder-Artistic Director, Director of Competition Team,
Intermediate Technique, Advanced Technique, Choreographer

Shannon is in her 18th season of teaching at Eagle Dance Center. She has been dancing for 30 years and has danced with various dance companies in Ohio and Arizona, as well as performing the lead in "Snow White" with the Superstition Ballet Company.  She has trained with Ohio's very popular ballet company, BalletMet, in downtown Columbus.  Shannon began student teaching at the age of 13 and taught for various studios before opening her own studio, Eagle Dance Center. Shannon continues to receive training through dance teacher conventions held in New York City, Oberlin College, and multiple conventions held at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, OH.  The teachers and choreographers of these conventions are dance legends and offer a plethora of valuable knowledge for Shannon to share with her own studio.

Shannon is the choreographer for Eagle Dance Center's competition team, which has won many overall titles with solos, duets/trios, and groups at regional and national competitions throughout the country.  Most recently, her jazz routine choreographed for a younger memeber of the team helped that dancer to win the title of "All Star Performer of the Year" at Celebration Talent Competition!

Shannon is a strong believer in giving back to the community. She helped to create the Galion High School "Tigerettes" varsity football dance team. She has choreographed for the "Musical Junction Performance Company," a children's performance group that allows children in the community to have the opportunity to dance, sing, and perform in a Broadway fashion. She is very inspired by the directors of MJPC and enjoys having been given the opportunity to give back in such an inspiring way.
 
Shannon provides her students with not only a great technical skill level in dance, but a love and passion for the art of dance.  She has helped several of her dancers to go on to continue dance after high school by way of majoring or minoring in dance, performing on dance teams, or continuing to teach or choreograph where it all began, EDC.

Shannon also has a degree in and works as a Registered Nurse.

Anna Matney
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Pre Technique, Beginning Technique, Beginning Hip-Hop, Advanced Hip-Hop

Anna studied all forms of dance at Eagle Dance Center for 15 years, 7 of which she was an active member of the EDC competition team. While competing, she was able to be part of numerous regional and national overall title dances through the years, which most recently included a platinum third place overall solo at Showstopper East Coast Nationals in 2013.

A graduate from Galion High school, she also completed a two year Performing Arts career-technical program at Pioneer Career and Technology Center, where she received a career-tech diploma with a focus in dance along side her high school diploma. In high school, Anna was also active in the Tigerettes Varsity Football dance team, Varsity Football Cheerleading, and held numerous roles in drama/theatre productions.

Anna was a Teacher's Student Assistant for four years (pre, beginning, and intermediate technique - under the supervision of Shannon Eagle, Tiffeny Bowersock, and Kelsey Miller), a student teacher for one year (Toddler creative movement), and is now entering her second year as head teacher for Pre Technique, and first year for Beginning Technique and Hip Hop.

She continues to further her education and knowledge of dance every year at conventions where she receives training from prestigious figures in the dance world, who's names can be recognized from "So You Think You Can Dance!", "Dancing With the Stars", and even on Broadway.

Currently, Anna is studying Cosmetology at Apex Academy, and will continue on to receive her Business Management degree from The Ohio State University in the fall. She hopes to eventually follow Shannon's footsteps in opening a studio of her own to share her love and knowledge of dance with the community!




Tiffeny Bowersock
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Co-Director of Competition Team, Choreographer

 Tiffeny was a dancer for Eagle Dance Center for 13 years.  During this time, she was a member of the Competition Team and won numerous overall titles and awards across the nation from Las Vegas to Myrtle Beach at Showstoppers, Kids Artistic Review and other competitions.  She has attended teacher conventions and workshops in New York City, Oberlin, Columbus, and Sandusky. These conventions were taught by very prestigious figure in the dance world. Some may be seen on the hit T.V. show “So You Think You Can Dance,” while others have merely paved the way for dance in the 21st century. Tiffeny taught Beginning Ballet for six years and helped jump-start the hip-hop program that will begin its fourth year this fall at EDC. She has taught almost every level of dance at EDC whenever the need for a teacher arised.  She is currently a Choreographer and Co-Director for EDC’s Competition Team receiving awards for her choreography and helping several routines win overall titles.

Tiffeny graduated in December 2010 with a B.F.A. in Dance with distinction in Dance, from The Ohio State University.  While furthering her technique as a dancer she increased her knowledge in all aspects of dance from a highly recognized faculty. Her senior project was devoted to combining dance and science in the elementary schools for which she received a $2,000 research scholarship as well as the title “with distinction in Dance” to be added to her degree.

Her other dance endeavors include a summer internship with BalletMet in Columbus to learn more about dance programs in schools and community youth groups.  Also, she has choreographed for "Musical Junction Performance Company," a summer musical performance that allows children to sing, dance, and perform for their community.

Currently, Tiffeny is a certified Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance Specialist and works for the franchise in Dayton OH.  American rhythm and smooth dances being her forte, she competes across the nation in the Pro-Am division.



Kelsey Miller
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Choreographer

Kelsey is finishing her last year at Ashland University studying Early Childhood Education.  She is a member of both the dance team and the cheerleading squad at Ashland University. She has been dancing for 19 years.  Growing up in Bellevue, Ohio she began dancing at the age of three.  She began her dancing career at Class Act Dance Studio and danced competitively from the age of nine until a senior in high school. 

Throughout her childhood, she danced tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, hip-hop and pointe.  She has even learned from some of the greatest choreographers and performers at various dance conventions.  Some of these dancers may be seen on the hit T.V. show “So You Think You Can Dance,” such as Tyce Diorio, Mia Michaels, Gregg Russell and many more.   

Kelsey is currently choreographing many routines for our competition team, and provides technique during the summer months to team members as well.  Her routines have done very well at competitions and she has become a highly requested choreographer. Kelsey has loved every minute of being a part of EDC.  She has a passion for both dancing and children, and working at the studio brings her great joy!

 

 




Miranda Eagle
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Choreographer 

Miranda studied dance at Eagle Dance Center for 16 years.  She was a member of the EDC competition team for 13 years and was a part of many Overall title dances throughout those years.  Most recently, her lyrical solo of last year’s competition season repeatedly won overall places. 

Even as a student, Miranda has been a choreographer for the competition team for six years now.  Miranda was a teacher’s assistant for many years and student taught for two years.   She has attended many dance conventions at competitions throughout the country and each year attends the Showstopper Dance Convention.  At these conventions she is continuing her dance education through training with top choreographers including dancers from “So You Think You Can Dance” and “America’s Got Talent.”    

Miranda has had group and solo performance opportunities with the “Musical Junction Performance Company” over the past five summers.  She has been a member of the Galion High School Tigerettes varsity dance team, as well as their varsity and competition cheerleader. 

Miranda finished her first year at Kent State University this past spring and has many exciting lessons to bring back and share with EDC.




Shea Ulery



Choreographer

Shea is currently a senior at Ashland University studying Exercise Science and Nutrition. She is a member of both the dance team and the cheerleading squad at Ashland University. She has been dancing for 19 years beginning at the age of three. Her dancing career started at Judy Conti Dance Studio.  Six years later she continued at Jamie's Dance Force and danced competitively from the age of nine until she was a senior in high school.
 
Throughout her childhood of dance, she has learned tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and ballet. She has even learned from some of the greatest choreographers and performers at various dance conventions. Some of the choreographers have even come in to Shea's studio to personally teach dances. Some of the choreographers Shea has learned from are Alan Sherfield and John Crutchman from West Coast Dance Explosion. She has also taken classes from Ricky Palomino, who has been seen on "So You Think You Can Dance", and also Eddie Strachen who has worked with Britney Spears and has appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show.
 
Shea has a passion and love for dance and is more than thrilled and excited to be a part of the EDC family!

 



Beth Anne Jarvis

Choreographer

Beth Anne has been studying dance at Eagle Dance Center for 12 years and has been a member of the EDC competition team for seven years during which she has received several overall group and duet titles. She also was a teacher’s assistant for pre-ballet and beginning ballet classes and is in her first year as a student teacher for the Toddlers class.


Beth Anne will attend the Showstoppers dance convention, which will be held in the fall at Kalahari Resorts. At the convention she will continue her dance education through training with top choreographers including dancers from “So You Think You Can Dance.”


A senior at Galion High School, Beth is actively involved in many school music functions including Showtunes, concert, symphonic and district choirs and marching, jazz, pep, concert and district bands. She also is a member of many school organizations such as Key Club, Jets Club, Teen Green and the French Club. Beth is a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church where she is involved with youth group, Café and has participated in mission work through the Appalachian Service Project.





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                                                                              Student Teacher Assistants

Student Teachers and assistants are chosen based on not only their technical ability to dance but their abilty to lead a class and provide a great learning experience for dancers.  These dancers are competition team members that attend several conventions to enhance their ability to learn and teach.


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