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Our Instructors

  • Erin Smith

    Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Modern

    A former dancer with the Columbia City Ballet in South Carolina, Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from The University of Akron. Scholarships to the Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet  READ MORE >>

  • Mark Smith

    Tap, Jazz

    A former Broadway dancer and member of Lee Theodore’s “The American Dance Machine” in NYC, has performed nationally and internationally in “A Chorus Line”, “Sweet Charity”, “My One and Only”, “Biloxi Blues “, and “Singing in the Rain”  READ MORE >>

  • Kira Andrea

    Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Piano, Voice

    Kira has been performing her whole life. She started dancing at age 4. She has studied tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical and pointe at Studio West for over 15 years. She received the awards for “Musical Theater Student of the Year” as well as “Dancer of the Year” at Kent State.  READ MORE >>

  • Dominic Moore

    Tap, Hip Hop, Modern, Jazz

    Dominic is a former student of Studio West Performing Arts Centre. He is now an apprentice with Inlet Dance Theatre of Cleveland, Ohio, one of the most innovative and exciting companies in the Midwest Region.  READ MORE >>

  • Julia Foti

    Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz

    Julia is a Cuyahoga Falls native starting her second season with SWPAC. She has studied dance since the age of two training in tap, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop with the legendary Etta Mae Smith. She's been on numerous competition teams all over Ohio and has been awarded many group and individual titles, including "Outstanding Performer"  READ MORE >>

  • Melissa Scaglione

    Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop

    Melissa has been dancing for 14 years and has a minor in dance at Kent State. She studied in New York City for 8 summers where she has took classes from renowned choreographers and was a part of many nationally ranked performances at NYC Dance Alliance. She also had the opportunity of performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  READ MORE >>

  • Ashley Lain

    Tap, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary

    Ashley is an undergraduate student at Kent State where she studies dance, electronic media and business. She has been teaching for 7 years, with a focus in tap. Throughout her career, Ashley has had opportunities to dance in NYC at Lincoln Center and on an Alvin Ailey Stage for the American Dance Guild.  READ MORE >>

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