Kendra Miller-Appleyard and Greta Gane are both Berkeley County natives who have taught dance in the school system and in private studios. With over 20 combined years of instructional dance experience, they want to share their talents and skills, giving back to their home town doing what they enjoy most. The company's three basic goals are: Work Hard, Love what you do, and Dance like there is no tomorrow. This is what they hope to bring to your children.
Dance promotes fitness, builds self-esteem, encourages social development, teaches discipline, builds focus, creates good posture, and is fun!!
Dance brings a variety of talents together through teamwork, discipline, and inspiration of the fine arts.
Greta is a 2007 graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts. While at Uarts, she received extensive training in ballet, modern, jazz, tap and choreography. Greta also studied at the Koresh Dance School and participated at the Goose Route Festival, to further her education. She has worked with choreographers such as Rennie Harris, Brian Sanders (former member of MOMIX) and Jennifer Johnson (Graham Company). Greta has been instructing and choreographing in VA and WV for a decade, working with private studios, public schools, dance teams and Miss WV contestants . Her work has also won several choreography awards from dance competitions along the east coast. She is super excited to be back in her home town sharing her love of dance.
Lindsay DeGraw is a wife and mother to 4 beautiful children, and has been practicing yoga since 2003. Residing in Martinsburg WV, she received her RYT-200 certi cation in 2017 at Jala Yoga Studio in Shep- herdstown, WV. The practice of yoga has served Lindsay through many different seasons of her life, and she is honored and excited to be able to share this amazing practice with others. She is passionate about helping people understand the integrity of poses, as well as the many bene ts these poses and Pranayama (breath work) have to offer in health, well-being, and state of mind. She believes that the practice of yoga is a beautiful discipline that will meet you exactly where you are in life. She encourages that yoga isn’t about being exible, nor is it restricted to the t and skilled. She believes that anybody can practice yoga and that the benefits of it are for everyone!
Lindsay DeGraw- Yoga Instructor
Rachel Frye is a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in Speech Pathology & Audiology and minor in Dance. Rachel has studied dance for over 18 years, training in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern, tap, contemporary, and pointe. Rachel was also able to attend and receive training from classes at Broadway Dance in New York City. As a student at West Virginia University, Rachel has choreographed and performed in the university’s annual production, Dance Now. She also has performed at the West Virginia Dance Festival and was an active member of the WVU Student Dance Association. While attending college, Rachel taught at WVU’s Summer Dance Intensive under the instruction of Yoav Kaddar and General McArthur Hambrick. She also has taught as a permanent teacher and substitute teacher at various dance studios in the Morgantown area. Rachel is excited to join the team at Berkeley Center for Dance.
"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way." -Wayne Dyer-
A talented choreographer and instructor, Kendra offers experience and expertise in ballet, modern, jazz, lyrical, and tap. After studying dance since the age of three, she decided to dedicate her life to the art of dance. Kendra earned her Bachelor of Science in Arts Management with a Dance Concentration from Shenandoah University. She now uses her degree, abilities, and rapport with the students to steer them down the road to success.
In her three decades as a dancer, Kendra has studied with several famous choreographers and companies, including Gus Giordano, Frank Hatchett, Rennie Harris, and the Parson's Dance Company. She has also performed in front of local and international audiences in Taiwan, North Carolina, Florida, West Virginia, Virginia and Washington, DC. Kendra is excited to start a new journey co-owning Berkeley Center for Dance.