Meet the Owner

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Miss Emily Crawford – B.S. Business Management, Minor in Dance

Miss Emily has danced since the age of five, she minored in dance throughout college, and has educated students in dance for seven years now. She has studied all styles of dance including ballet, Pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, modern, and hip hop, and has also taught all of these genres. She is also a certified yoga instructor through the International Sports Sciences Association. Over the years, she has performed in countless dance events. She has danced in Walt Disney World’s Dance the World Parade, the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Miss America Parade in Atlantic City, Fourth of July Parades, local park concerts, and annual dance recitals. Miss Emily has also attended numerous dance workshops and competitions in various states along the East Coast. She has also taken master classes at Koresh Dance Company in Philadelphia and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. She is a member of the Dance Studio Owner’s Association, and has choreographed over sixty dances at this point in her career including solos, duets, trios, and group numbers. Miss Emily has not only choreographed for dance studios, but also for grade school, high school, and college students as well as weddings.

Our Other Teachers

Miss Natalie Mancini

Miss Natalie has danced for twelve years now. She began her training at the age of three and is now a junior in high school. She has studied various styles of dance, including ballet, Pointe, contemporary, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. She has performed in the Walt Disney World’s Dance the World parade, the Miss America Parade in Atlantic City, numerous dance competitions, local park performances, Fourth of July parades, and yearly dance recitals. She is currently a select member of ERDC’s Senior Dance Company and performs with the company at several events, such as parades, festivals, and competitions during the regular dance season in addition to performing in ERDC’s annual recitals. She served as an apprentice during both seasons 2021-2022 and Summer 2022 and then began teaching in Season 2022-2023. Miss Natalie teaches Mini Ballet/Jazz for ages 3-4 and Beginner Ballet/Tap for ages 5-6. 

Meredith Rubia

Meredith started dancing over twenty years ago. She discovered her passion for partner dancing early and pursued ballroom, salsa, bachata, and Argentine tango. Over time she expanded her dance training to include house and heels. She has traveled the world performing and training with internationally renowned instructors. She belonged to several performance teams including Womanity by Maria Ramos based in NYC (heels) and Fever Dance Academy based in San Francisco (bachata). Traveling with these teams, she performed at Texas Salsa Congress, Chicago Salsa & Bachata Festival, Tampa Salsa & Bachata Festival, Los Angeles Salsa & Bachata Festival, San Diego Salsa Bachata Festival, and Washington State Salsa Congress. She also competed with the Fever Dance Academy amateur bachata team at the World Latin Dance Cup (2016) and World Salsa Summit (2017). Additionally, her international performances include a pro-am bachata with Francisco Junior at the Sydney International Bachata Festival (2017) and show with the Maria & Fausto bootcamp bachata team at the Berlin Salsa Congress (2017). Meredith’s current passions are feminine body movement and heels. She is excited to create a space for self expression through dance for adults in the area.

Miss Angel Reynolds

Miss Angel started her journey with dance at age eleven.  From there, it became a passion and she knew instantly that she wanted to advance professionally.  Angel trained at L&L Dance Productions throughout her childhood/adolescence years before continuing to train in college.  While there, she trained in various styles including ballet, pointe, jazz, acrobats, modern, lyrical/contemporary.  She has performed in many yearly dance recitals, winter concerts, dance festivals, & annual showcases.  Angel is currently a senior at Eastern University double majoring in Dance and Early Childhood Education.  Angel is also on Eastern University’s Dance Team. Angel has choreographed a number of routines for Eastern University’s showcases and other annual shows.  As a choreographer, creating a safe space where dancers are allowed to express themselves without fear is the ultimate goal for her.  She remembers feeling scared to let go due to fear and lack of confidence when she was younger.  As she grew, she realized dance has no ultimate right or wrong, dance has no boundaries.  You are allowed to be the authentic you, and that’s very important to her.  She is excited for the upcoming dance season and cannot wait to share her passion.

Miss Erika Speer

Erika Speer is a guest teacher and choreographer for many dance studios around the Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey area. After graduating from Brentwood High School, Erika moved to Philadelphia where she received her BFA in Dance Education from the University of the Arts. Her dynamic and well-rounded experience and teaching style allows her to teach students of all ages, preschool to adult, in almost every dance genre. Her love and passion for dance is evident in her day-to-day life as she continually seeks ways to further her own dance education and that of her students. She is a certified tap teacher through the ITAP teacher certificate program and currently teaches at Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School Center for the Performing and Fine Arts. She is also an adjudicator for Starquest, Ticket to Broadway, Road to Broadway and Beyond the Stars dance competition. She hopes that her love and passion for dance will inspire others to pursue their dreams as well.

Miss Kelley Campbell

Miss Kelley has been teaching dance for the last 20 years in her hometown of Columbia, Maryland. She has choreographed award winning routines that are nationally recognized. She has had the pleasure of training students for both collegiate and professional dance teams. Her professional dance career includes cheering for the Washington Capitals during the 2018-2020 seasons. She is a certified Cecchetti ballet student and instructor. She specializes in ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical instruction. She is also a nurse in the Philadelphia area and enjoys making dance not only a hobby, but a way of life for herself and her students!