Founder-Artistic Driector, Director of Competition Team, 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
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!
Co-Director of Competition Team, Choreographer, Pre-Level Technique, Advanced Hip-Hop
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.
Choreographer, Advanced Technique
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.
Student Teacher - Thursday Toddlers, Beginning Technique
Taylor has been studying dance through EDC for 16 years. She also has several years of gymnastics with Mid Ohio Gymnastics and Field of Dreams. She has a passion for hip-hop dancing and was fortunate enough to learn new moves with her hip-hop role model, “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Step Up 3,” star tWitch. She continues to study hip-hop at various locations in Columbus.
She has been a member of the Eagle Dance Center competition team for ten years and has been a member of many Overall title dances throughout those years, including a Platinum and First Overall for her solo this past season. Taylor was a teacher’s assistant for many years, a substitute teacher for a year, and is now in her second year as a student teacher.
She has attended many dance conventions at competitions across the nation and each year returns to the Showstopper Dance Convention at Kalahari Resorts. At these conventions she is continuing her dance education through training with top choreographers including dancers from “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Taylor has had group performance opportunities with the “Musical Junction Performance Company” over five summers and she has been a member of the Galion High School Tigerettes varsity dance team for three years. Taylor completed her first year of Mansfields' Performing Arts Academy and is well on her way to keeping dance a valuable part of her future plans.
Intermediate Technique, 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
Student Teacher - Toddler Technique
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.
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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