FABULOUS FACULTY

Wendy Miller

Miss Wendy, Director, was a Moving Company dancer for 15 years. She is a 2009 graduate of Otterbein University where she studied English, education, and dance and was also a cheerleader. Wendy is a certified member of Dance Masters of America and Ohio Dance Masters. She has choreographed for area high school musicals and cheerleading squads. Her dance competition team has won many awards, including national championship first overall production number. Wendy and her husband Michael have one son.

 

Lindsey Sturzinger

Miss Lindsey is a former Moving Company dancer who danced professionally for several years. She has performed on stages from Los Angeles to Atlantic City, at Disney, on a cruise ship, in Aruba, Japan, and China. She was also a Radio City Rockette. After returning home, Lindsey choreographed for area high school musicals. She and her husband Ted have one daughter and two sons.

 

Lisa Hartung

Miss Lisa began teaching at The Moving Company in 2004. She is originally from the Detroit area, where she grew up dancing and then taught dance for seven years. She has performed in Vegas, Guam, and Mexico, and was also a Radio City Rockette. Lisa and her husband Jason have one daughter and one son.

 

Rebecca Criswell

Miss Becky is a former Moving Company dancer who was awarded many scholarships and high scores at regional and national competitions. She is a graduate of The University of Akron, where she studied dance and sociology. Now Becky is the Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services and Support Administrator. She and her husband Mike have two sons.

 

Dawn Opfer

Miss Dawn graduated from the University of Akron with a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology. She was a collegiate cheerleader, gymnastics instructor, and private cheerleading instructor. She was also a H.I.T. coach where she helped with the training and conditioning of high school and collegiate athletes, including a Cavs dancer. She and her husband Drew have three sons.

 

 

Angela Wiedbrauk

Miss Angela has been a dance instructor for over 20 years. She is originally from Michigan, where she studied all forms of dance and began teaching. Angela has an associate's degree in dance from Muskegon Community College, where she focused on modern and jazz. She has one daughter and two sons.

Brooke Marsinick

Miss Brooke is a former Moving Company student. She was a competitive dancer, gymnast, and cheerleader. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in early childhood education. She and her husband Jacob will be adding to their family soon.

 

Kayla Jeffrey

Miss Kayla was a Moving Company dancer for 15 years, and a cheerleader. She attended BGSU Firelands and now works at Firelands Regional Medical Center. Kayla and her husband Greg have one son and one daughter.

Natalie Matter

Miss Natalie is a former Moving Company student. As a competitive dancer and cheerleader, she earned many awards and scholarships. She has performed in several Cedar Point shows, including Luminosity, and choreographed for local cheerleading programs. Natalie is currently enrolled at BGSU Firelands as an early childhood education major.

 

Lesley Gainer

Miss Lesley is a former dancer and cheerleader. She was a competitive gymnast for 8 years and went on to coach competitive gymnastics and teach tumbling classes. She is also a track coach. Lesley and her husband Matt have one son and one daughter. 

 

 

 

Jordan Gaydos

Miss Jordan is a former Moving Company dancer. As a competitve dancer and cheerleader, she earned many awards and scholarships. She graduated from The Ohio State University, where she majored in sports industry and minored in business and dance. She was also the coach and choreographer for their club dance team. Now Jordan is an account executive for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

 

Rachael Palermo

Miss Rachael has taught and choreographed for dance studios, theaters, and high schools for over 15 years. As a performer, she has worked with area magic acts and illusion shows. She is a former studio owner, and is a member of the National Dance Education Organization. Rachael holds a MA in Dance Education from NYU, and a BFA in Dance from The University of Akron.

 

 

DaVette Weibel

Miss DaVette is originally from Akron, where she grew up doing dance and theater. She attended The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and then danced professionally for several years. She has performed in Vegas, on a cruise ship, in a national Broadway tour, and at Cedar Point, where she is now an assistant choreographer and show supervisor. DaVette and her husband Kevin have one daughter.

 

 

Jenae Finneran

Miss Jenae is a former gymnast who competed for ten years. She was a teacher and cheerleading coach at Norwalk Middle School. Jenae is a graduate of Kent State University with a degree in education. She and her husband Sean have three sons and one daughter.

Lisa Jones

Miss Lisa has a degree in early childhood education from Lock Haven University. She has over 10 years of professional dance experience and is a choreographer and show supervisor for Cedar Point. She also choreographs for area high school musicals. Lisa and her husband Jason have one daughter and one son.

 Cheryl Ohlemacher

Miss Cheryl, Owner, has been a certified member of Dance Masters of America and Ohio Dance Masters since 1982. Her competition team has won many awards, including three national championship production number awards. Miss Cheryl has former students who are now dance teachers or dance team coaches. Several are working toward a degree in dance and dancing in college musicals. Her students have gone on to dance professionally as a Cincinnati Bengals dancer, a Radio City Rockette, and on Broadway! Some have danced professionally at Disneyland, on cruise lines, in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and the Bahamas.

 

 

The Moving Company School of Dance is often seeking experienced faculty members in all styles, subjects, and for all age levels. Please email a resume and references. Also, feel free to include any video or links that show your teaching and/or choreography.

 

 

 



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