OUR TEACHING TEAM
INSPIRED BY HER GRANDPARENTS, WHO WERE ALSO DANCERS, KEELY STARTED HER TRAINING AT A VERY YOUNG AGE. SHE THEN OPENED STUDIO 136 DANCE CENTER IN 2004 AT THE AGE OF 24. SHE HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE DANCE COMPETITION CIRCUIT AS A STUDENT AND PROFESSIONALLY, WINNING MANY CHOREOGRAPHY, HIGH POINT AND NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS. SHE HAS TRAINED WITH NAMES SUCH AS CHARLES KELLEY, NAN GIORDANO, RAYMOND LUKENS, MARK SANTORO, DAVID SCALA, LOUIS KAVOURAS AND DOLLY KELEPECZ. KEELY GRADUATED WITH A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN DANCE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON DURING WHICH SHE PERFORMED WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON DANCE COMPANY, “BRIGADOON,” AND “SPRING INTO DANCE.” SHE IS ALSO CERTIFIED IN TRX AND BARRE FITNESS. KEELY HAS JUDGED SEVERAL DANCE AUDITIONS AND CURRENTLY TEACHES JAZZ, BALLET, HIP-HOP, TAP, AND FITNESS CLASSES AT STUDIO 136, AS WELL AS THE KENT STATE UNIVERSITY. FORMERLY SHE WAS THE CHOREOGRAPHER FOR THE MASSILLON WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL AND WASHINGTONIAN SHOW CHOIR. HER PERFORMANCE RESUME INCLUDES PERFORMANCES WITH THE 1998 ORANGE BOWL HALFTIME SHOW FEATURING JON SECADA, ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUES, AND THE DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM. sHE IS LIVING HER DREAM EACH DAY AS A MOTHER OF TWO BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS, STUDIO OWNER, AND DANCE INSTRUCTOR.
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FUN FACTS ABOUT MISS KEELY- BELIEVES IN KARMA, LOVES STARS, “STARRY NIGHT” IS HER FAVORITE PAINTING, AND SHE HAS A REALLY LONG SECOND TOE, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS A "TURKEY TOE"!
ANGELA NEMETH CASEY
ANGELA BEGAN HER DANCE TRAINING AT THE AGE OF THREE. SHE HAS TRAINED IN BALLET, LYRICAL, contemporary, JAZZ, MODERN, AND TAP. SHE WAS A PART OF A COMPETITIVE DANCE TEAM FOR 6 YEARS WHERE SHE TRAVELED THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES RECEIVING NUMEROUS TOP AWARDS AND NATIONAL TITLES. ANGELA STUDIED DANCE AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY UNDER PROFESSORS FROM THE PAUL TAYLOR, MARK MORRIS, MERCE CUNNINGHAM, AND PINA BAUSCH MODERN DANCE COMPANIES. IN BALLET, SHE TRAINED UNDER INSTRUCTORS FROM THE CLEVELAND BALLET, CANTON BALLET, JULLIARD SCHOOL OF MUSIC, AND JOFFERY BALLET SCHOOL. WITH A CONCENTRATION IN PERFORMANCE AND CHOREOGRAPHY, SHE OBTAINED A BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN DANCE. IN ADDITION, SHE OBTAINED A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON AND COMPLETED GRADUATE WORK AT ASHLAND UNIVERSITY. IN ADDITION, SHE IS ALSO CERTIFIED IN BARRE FITNESS. she continues professional develop through conventions, classwork & online coursework.
ANGELA HAS BEEN TEACHING DANCE FOR OVER 20 YEARS IN THE NORTHEAST OHIO AREA. SHE HAS TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT SEVERAL DANCE STUDIOS, AS WELL AS 12 YEARS AS AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER. ANGELA HAS WON NUMEROUS CHOREOGRAPHY AND TECHNIQUE HONORS AT THE REGIONAL AND NATIONAL LEVEL FOR HER WORK. HER STUDENTS HAVE WON NUMEROUS TOP AWARDS, NATIONAL TITLES AND SCHOLARSHIPS. SEVERAL HAVE GONE ON TO PURSUE PROFESSIONAL CAREERS OR COLLEGE DEGREES IN DANCE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. ANGELA IS CURRENTLY TEACHING BALLET, LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY, TRICKS & COMBINATIONS, IMPROV, musical theatre AND STRETCH CLASSES AT STUDIO 136. SHE ALSO LOVES BEING A MOM! HER SON AND DAUGHTER BOTH DANCE AT STUDIO 136, AS WELL! SHE IS THRILLED TO WORK WITH AND TO BE INPIRED BY SUCH AMAZING STUDENTS!
FUN FACTS ABOUT MISS ANGELA: SHE LOVES CATS, COFFEE, YOGA AND SUNSHINE!
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IF YOU ARE ALWAYS TRYING TO BE NORMAL, YOU'LL NEVER KNOW HOW AMAZING YOU CAN BE. ~MAYA ANGELOU
Rylee started her dance career at Studio 136 Dance Center. at nine years old. She trained in all genres of dance including; ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, acrobatics, lyrical, and modern. She was a strong, award-winning member of the competition team, as well. For nine years she devoted all of her time and dedication to dance. She competed around the United States, earning many regional and national awards/titles. Aside from competing, she began teaching dance at the age of 16. She discovered her love for teaching when she started a dance club at the North Canton Middle school that met after school. She taught this club for two years and found that teaching dance was a great passion of hers. She also assisted and helped Miss Keely in her creative movement and petite dance classes. She began her college career at the University of Akron and was accepted into the UA dance program. During her freshman year, she performed in the spring dance production with UADC. She is currently finishing her third year of college with a major in Dental Assisting. Here at Studio 136, she teaches hiphop, acrobatics, and ballet. She teaches multiple levels from age two through eighteen! In her free time she enjoys taking adult hip-hop, Zumba, and yoga classes. She also attends dance conventions to take master classes with well-known choreographers/teachers.
Fun facts about Miss Rylee: she loves country music, attending concerts, snowboarding, shopping and finding interesting/old antiques. She also enjoys bonfires, running, fishing, hiking, and attending sports events. She’s a big Cavs & Indians fan!
BRITTNI BEGAN DANCING AT THE AGE OF 2. AFTER WATCHING RIVERDANCE ON THE TELEVISION SHE TOLD HER MOTHER SHE WANTED TO BE JUST LIKE THOSE DANCERS AND MAKE MUSIC WITH HER FEET. BY AGE 6 SHE FOUND HERSELF GOING TO HER FIRST DANCE COMPETITION AND NEVER WANTING TO LEAVE THE STAGE. COMPETING NATIONALLY WITH LOCAL DANCE STUDIOS, INCLUDING STUDIO 136 FROM 2005 TO 2007, BRITTNI RECEIVED MANY REGIONAL AND NATIONAL AWARDS, TITLES, AND CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR BOTH DANCE AND CHOREOGRAPHY. AT 16, BRITTNI STARTED TEACHING & ASSISTING IN VARIOUS DANCE GENRES. BRITTNI NOW BEGINS HER TENTH YEAR OF TEACHING. SHE CONTINUES TO ATTEND DANCE SEMINARS, NETWORKS, AND CONVENTIONS. (TAKING CLASSES ALL OVER THE REGION FROM PROFESSIONALS INCLUDING DANCERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SUCH AS MIA MICHAELS, FIK-SHUN, TWITCH, KENT BOYD, CASEY ASKEW, ADE OBAYOMI, AND NAPOLEON & TABITHA D’UMO.)
BRITTNI IS A CERTIFIED DANCE INSTRUCTOR THROUGH DANCE & GYM USA, A LICENSED ZUMBA FITNESS & TONING INSTRUCTOR, AND IS CURRENTLY STUDYING TO BECOME A MASSAGE THERAPIST WITH A FOCUS ON SPORTS MASSAGE. BRITTNI HAS TAUGHT IN A VARIETY OF ENVIRONMENTS INCLUDING THE MASSILLON WASHINGTONIANS SHOW CHOIR, CREATING DANCE PROGRAMS FOR THE CANTON PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, FACILITATING THE NAVARRE YMCA DAY CAMP MOVEMENT CLASSES, AND INSTRUCTING FITNESS COURSES THROUGH THE MASSILLON RECREATION CENTER. BY TEACHING DANCE, SHE HOPES THAT SHE CAN GIVE KIDS (AND ADULTS) A CHANCE TO FIND THEIR GROOVE, FORGET ABOUT THE STRESSES OF LIFE, AND JUST HAVE FUN WHILE LEARNING THE BEAUTIFUL ART SHE HAS KNOWN AND LOVED FOR SO LONG.
FUN FACTS ABOUT MISS BRITTNI: HAS A GREAT LOVE FOR ELEPHANTS, IS SELF TAUGHT IN THE ART OF BALLOON ANIMAL MAKING, AND IS A HUGE HARRY POTTER FAN!!