Premier Dance Academy is proud to sponsor the Hampton Dance Program. Premier Dance Academy began sponsoring the Hampton Dance Program in the Spring of 2020 and has grown it to include over 75 plus families in the Hampton Community. Premier Dance Academy has three teachers and a program manager who support the Hampton Dance Program in addition to the Hampton Community Center Staff.
Read more about each of the staff members below!
The owner of Premier Dance Academy, Miss Tracy, has thirty-plus years of dance experience. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh and continued her love for dance by attending Point Park University, majoring in dance. Miss Tracy has mentored over 500 students and won awards for choreography, entertainment, and studio excellence. She prides herself on making sure her dancers have fun and have one common goal DANCE!
One of the original and formal teachers of the program, Miss Shannon, serves as our Program Manager. She runs everything behind-the-scenes from communications to emails to additional coordination. Miss Shannon has danced for over twenty years and is part of the first graduating class at Premier Dance Academy. During the day, Miss Shannon works at Dick's Sporting Goods in Talent Acquisition. She is excited to continue to be part of this program and loves watching all students find their love for dance!
Miss Emily was raised in Slippery Rock, PA, and is so happy to be a teacher at the Hampton Dance Program supported by the excellent dance studio Premier Dance Academy. She has studied and still studies ballet, jazz, tap, and theater dance extensively. Emily loves to take and lead dance classes and hopes to impart her growing knowledge and love of dance to her students. She’s currently pursuing a Masters of Education in Secondary English Education at Slippery Rock University and holds degrees from Oklahoma City University (BFA Acting) and The Boston Conservatory at Berkee (MFA Musical Theater).
Miss Rebecca began dancing at the age of 2 in Northern Virginia. She has danced in many dance genres, including ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, and modern. She danced in both regional and national dance competitions leading up to high school.
She also performed in ballets such as The Nutcracker, Carmen, Giselle, and Snow White while in high school. From 2016-2017, she performed as an apprentice with the Gainesville Ballet Company (now Virginia National Ballet). She also started teaching her own dance classes that same year.n 2019, Rebecca graduated from DeSales University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance. Since graduating, she has taught dance in Northern Virginia to kids of all ages. After getting married in June 2022, she moved to the Pittsburgh area. Miss Rebecca is very excited to be teaching at the Hampton Dance Program.