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.
Gabby Green is a graduate with a BA in dance from West Virginia University. She began dancing at nine years old. Gabby has studied dance at Rhythm n’ Motion Dance Studio, WVU Summer Dance Intensive, the American Dance Festival’s summer intensive and the Attack Theatre traction program. She has had the opportunity to work with many choreographers. Some including Donald Laney, Lawrence Jackson, Meredith Dincolo, Doug Varone, Yoav Kaddar, Maureen Kaddar, General Hambrick. Gabby is an inspiring choreographer. She has had three pieces presented in WVU’s Dance Now concert. Those works were titled, “Trapped”, “Head vs Heart”, and “Intertwined”. Some of those pieces were also adjudicated at The Atlantic Dance Association conference and The West Virginia Dance Festival. Gabby has also briefly worked with Dance on Film. Her work titled “Disappear” was presented at the Big River Dance on Film Festival. She has experience teaching a local dance studios and various summer dance intensives all over West Virginia and Ohio.
(Co-Owner, Instructor, Choreographer)
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.
"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-
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.
Taylor trained for 15 years in Martinsburg, West Virginia. During her years of training she attended various competitions in New York, New Jersey, and Florida. Taylor then attended and graduated from Radford University where she received a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts. She has performed in many university shows such as Fall Dance Fest, The Nutcracker, and Dancing on the Edge. She has performed several times at the American College Dance Festival. In her first few years at Radford, Taylor has also been an apprentice for d a n a h b e l l a DanceWorks, where she has traveled and performed with the company. She was the stage manager for the 2013 Dancing on the Edge performance. During the summer of 2014 Taylor attended the River North Dance Company summer intensive in Chicago, Illinois. Taylor also taught tap classes for the Radford University Ballet Youth program and has student taught in the Roanoke Public Schools. She also was an adjunct faculty member at Shenandoah University and taught in Ashburn Virginia.
Lindsay DeGraw is a wife and mother of five. She has been practicing yoga since 2003, is 500 hour RYT as well as an Ayurvedic Wellness Coach. The practices of yoga and Ayurveda have served Lindsay throughout many different seasons of her life, and she is honored and excited to be able to share these life-changing practices with others. She is passionate about helping people understand the integrity of yoga poses, as well as the many benefits these poses and Pranayama (breath work) have to offer in health, well-being, and state of mind. She believes that the practices of yoga and Ayurveda are beautiful disciplines that will meet you exactly where you are in life. She is excited to share these beautiful offerings with the world and her community!
(Office Manager, Assistant Acro Instructor)
Beth is a 2017 graduate of Mussleman High School. She is currently attending Shepherd University pursuing a degree in Elementary Education and is a member of the Shepherd University Dance Team. Beth has been dancing for over 16 years. She has studied ballet, jazz, tap, modern, lyrical, pointe, contemporary and hip hop. Beth attended Berkeley Center for Dance and is now back helping in our store and with dance classes.
(Co-Owner, Instructor, Choreographer)
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.