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Our Beloved Teachers

Bobbie Jo Gildner – Owner/Artistic Director/Teacher

Miss Bobbie Jo has been dancing for 35+ years, she received her teaching certification from The Jay Dash School of Dance in Cherry Hill, NJ in 1989.  Miss Bobbie Jo has performed in Disney, Universal Studios, Great Adventure and many other local events.  She was a Cheerleader/Dancer for the Allentown Jets Basketball team, and was the inaugural Dance Director/Choreographer for the Lehigh Valley Lady Outlawz Arena football dance team.  Miss Bobbie Jo was the 1st director of the dance competition/showcase for SportsFest.  She also coached cheerleading for 16 years at Dieruff High School.  Miss Bobbie Jo loves to share her passion of dance with her students to help them grow their love of dance and become more confident.  She is married with 4 children & 4 grandchildren.

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Miss Kate - Teacher/Choreographer/Competition Team Assistant

Miss Kate studied dance at Miss Jeanne's School of Dance Arts for 12 years.  She continued her dance education at Arizona State University where she joined the dance company Axe.  She has traveled all over the US and Canada dancing Afro Brazilian Custom Dances; Specializing in Samba and African Dance.  She has taught Samba, African Dance and Zumba in Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona for 5 years before returning to PA in 2012.  Along with sharing her love of dance, Miss Kate is also a Principal within the Allentown School District. Miss Kate has been teaching at PPAC for 7 years.

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Miss Abbey - Teacher/Choreographer/Competition Team Assistant  

Miss Abbey is on her 15th year of dance and is on her 6th year of choreography. She is going to school for Entertainment Management after High School. She is a 5 time title winner. She is also an ambassador for Embody Dance Conference and Luminous Tour. She has recently trained in Italy with New York Dance Project, and has also been accepted into their Pre Trainee program. Miss Abbey is also Captain of the Northampton High School Dance Team. She also is apart of Theatre club, and was Featured Dancer of their production of Chicago: Teen Version and R and H’s Cinderella. Abbey was recently nominated for a Freddy Award-Best Featured dancer.

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Miss Bryanna - Teacher  

Miss Bryanna has studied dance at Dance Fusion Performing Arts for the majority of her 15 years of dance. Bryanna continues to grow her knowledge and recently became certified in Acrobatic arts. She developed a passion for performance by the age of five. She has 15 years of training in Ballet, Jazz, Broadway Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, and Hip Hop. She enjoys teaching children of all ages and has an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. In addition to teaching dance, she is also a preschool teacher at Neffs UCC. Bryanna also recently choreographed her first on stage performance, The Little Mermaid, Junior with the MunopCO company. Bryanna’s passion continues to drive her to grow as a dancer and teacher. Miss Bryanna believes that dance should be a fun place to learn, grow, and achieve greatness. She hopes to train her students to be powerful performers and honorable, respectable citizens.

Miss Emma - Teacher  

I have been dancing for about 20 years now, as well as singing and acting for 10. I grew up dancing and singing at PPAC, so coming back to teach is a dream. At Kuztown University,  I was on the dance team, where I got to perform at home games, pregame and halftime at the 76ers, oktoberfest in bethlehem, and other events. I love sharing my passion for dance, singing, and acting and seeing how others learn to love and grow from it. Along with my love for dance, I am also an Elementary Teacher at the Northampton Area School District. 

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