Our faculty as a collective has an extensive variety of experience and education to draw upon and, individually, through classes and workshops, continue to delve into and study dance to better serve our students.
Dancer’s Dreams instructors demand respect but also cultivate respect for the exquisite art of dance, dedicating themselves to bringing out the best in our dancers in an encouraging, safe environment while having an incredible amount of fun.
Danielle Lash was born and raised in Pasadena, Maryland, and began her dance training at the age of 2, in her hometown, where she studied such styles as ballet, tap, jazz at Scarlett Express. By the age of 5, she also began cheerleading competitively. Dancing and cheerleading provided hope for Danielle and a way for her to express herself and cope through various struggles throughout her life. As her passion for dance grew, Danielle wanted to expand her dance training. At the age of 12, she began attending Dancers Dreams Studio and by 2001 began working there under the ownership of Gail Charney.
Danielle loves being able to give back to her community as well. She has dedicated her time to teach dance for several local elementary schools, for Seton Keough Dance Team, Mercy High School Dance Team, and Northeast High School Dance Company. She also coached cheerleading at the Panther’s Athletic Club under Lisa Freeburger from 2004-2017 and received awards for “Coach of the Year”, “Best Dance” and a volunteer award. Danielle also coached cheerleading at Buccaneers Athletic club from 2017-2018, Unified Cheerleading from 2015-2020, and Northeast High School Cheerleading from 2013-2020 and has become a very well-respected coach in the local Pasadena area.
Danielle became a certified Acro teacher in 2010 and has won numerous “Choreographer of the Year” awards throughout her career. In 2018, Danielle took over as owner of Dancers Dreams Studios where she strives to provide a non-judgmental environment for others to feel welcome and safe as they explore and expand their dance abilities. Her mission in life is to Empower, Inspire, and Believe and she looks forward to watching all of her students grow to become the next generation of dancers!
Kristy grew up dancing at Edna Lee Dance Studio. After high school, she attended Salisbury University where she received her degree in elementary education and dance. While at SU she was a 4 year member of the Dance Company where she studied under numerous professionals in the business as well as won numerous awards for her student choreography. Kristy also taught at the nationally ranked D’Ann Dance Studio in Salisbury. After graduating she returned home to Pasadena and began teaching at Dancers Dreams under the direction of Gail Charney. In 2004, Kristy received her Masters Degree from McDaniel College in Curriculum and Instruction. She has been teaching at the studio for 27 years in all genres and age groups. Kristy choreographs for the competition team and has won numerous high point and choreography awards thoughout the years. She has had the pleasure of seeing several generations of dancers pass through the studio and feels blessed to be able to pass on her education and passion for dance to each student!
Bethany graduated from Towson University in 2019 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance and Choreography with a concentration in Education. She began dancing at the age of 3 in her hometown of Pasadena, Maryland at Dancers Dreams Dance Studio under the direction of Gail Charney. She began her serious dance training at the age of 14 and studied under Dyana Cronin at Chesapeake High School. In 2012 she attended the Joffrey Ballet NYC Summer intensive. At the age of 18 she attended The University of the Arts in Philadelphia on a scholarship, pursuing a BFA in dance and took classes from various influential dancers including Sidra Bell, Kim Bears-Bailey, Tommie-Waheed Evans, Michael Sheridan and Denis Gronostayskiy. Two years later she followed her passion for teaching and transferred to Towson University to pursue a K-12 concentration in dance where she studied under Catherine Horta-Hayden, Runqiao Du, and Linda Denise Fisher-Harrell to name a few. She currently teaches in the public school system and intends to share her love for technique and dance throughout the area.
Deven graduated summa cum laude with the class of 2019 from Northeast High School in Pasadena, Maryland. Upon graduating, Deven was named a Linehan Artist Scholar and is currently a freshman at UMBC double majoring in dance and mathematics. Deven discovered his talent and love of dance when a serendipitous scheduling conflict forced him into a dance class in middle school. As a high school freshman, Deven joined the high school dance company and began studying dance at Dancer's Dreams Dance Studio in Pasadena. When Deven isn't studying dance, he is teaching multiple techniques to other dancers at the studio where he trained. After college Deven plans to pursue a career in commercial dance and travel the world
I’m Hannah Feather. I grew up here in Pasadena, Maryland and have been dancing for 17 years with the last 12 being at Dancer’s Dreams. I’ve trained and competed most styles of dance, but I focus on hip-hop and tap. I have been teaching at Dancer’s Dreams for 5 years now, mostly for younger classes. Besides teaching at the studio, I also have experience of working with young children in daycare/preschool. While I plan on continuing my dance career, I am also working towards my degree in nursing.
My name is Emma Rizzutti. I started dancing at Dancer's Dreams when I was 11 and joined the competition team when I was 16. I currently attend University of Maryland, Baltimore County and am double majoring in political science and dance. My favorite styles of dance are ballet and contemporary and I aspire to either become a lawyer or be involved in the professional dance industry.
Meredith Rabil Sibley
Meredith Rabil Sibley
Meredith Rabil Sibley graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in dance performance. She has over 10 years of training in various dance styles: Contemporary, modern, jazz, and tap. Meredith also has experience dancing professionally with DEVIATED THEATRE 2009-2012, Deep Vision Dance Company 2013, and VF Dance Theater 2013-15. She is currently a member of Trajectory Dance Project under the direction of Alice Howes. She has performed at local venues such as Baltimore Theatre Project, Baltimore Museum of Art, Dance Loft, the Kennedy CenterMillenium Stage, Dance Place, and American Dance Institute. Meredith is also the dance teacher and dance company director at Northeast High School.
Ashley began dancing at the age of 3 at Dancer’s Dreams, under the direction of Gail Charney. During her time at Dancer’s Dreams, she trained in many styles of dance, including ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical and contemporary. Through her training, she developed a particular interest in the style of tap. Ashley joined the studio’s competition team at the age of 9 and competed with the team for 9 years. She has won various solo and group awards at dance competitions and was a part of a group dance that won the top award for senior small groups at Hall of Fame Dance Challenge nationals in 2013. Ashley’s dance training continued outside of the studio. She was a member of the Old Mill High School Dance Company for all four years of high school and was selected as co-captain during her senior year. As a member of the OMDC, she choreographed several pieces and performed at various county, state, and national dance festivals. After graduating from high school in 2013, Ashley went on to pursue her bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology at Towson University. During her time at Towson, she was a member of Fusion Dance Team. She was a part of Fusion’s first athletic performance team and performed at various sporting events. She also choreographed several pieces for the team, including Fusion’s first ever tap routine. After graduating from Towson in 2017, Ashley continued her education at Loyola University Maryland, where she graduated with her master’s degree in speech-language pathology in the spring of 2019. She returned to Dancer’s Dreams in 2018 to take classes and is excited to be back taking classes and teaching the adult tap class at the studio.
Kylie Freeburger began dancing at Dancers Dreams at age 4, and continued her training here until graduating high school. She was also a competition team member for 7 years. Kylie is trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, hiphop, and modern. Throughout middle and high school, Kylie attended many nationally recognized competitions, earning a spot on All-Star teams at many. She also said was able to attend many conventions and workshops to learn from many incredible artists in the dance industry. Kylie found her passion for teaching dance when she became an assistant teacher at Dancers Dreams when she was a freshman in high school, then began teaching her own classes after she graduated. She is currently still pursuing her dance career at James Madison University, studying dance performance and choreography. At JMU, Kylie is learning from Matt Pardo and other great faculty, and gets to collaborate with professional companies and artists from around the country.
Linda began dancing during her senior year of high school. She
went on to study jazz and modern dance as electives at Anne
Arundel Community College, and then transferred to University
of Maryland Baltimore County, to complete her BA in modern
language and linguistics with a concentration in Spanish. While
at UMBC she became more serious with her dance training,
studying ballet and modern dance styles. After college, Linda
was excited to be cast as a dancer in a short film in the Frederick
Film Fest. In 2005 she started taking classes at Dancers Dreams,
and fell in love with ballet and tap. Linda has been teaching for
11 years now, and has more recently begun choreographing for
the competition team. She has performed in three local
productions of the Nutcracker as well as several annual recitals. Linda is most grateful to her former
teacher and mentor, Gail Charney, for 14 years of excellent technical training and guidance. Currently,
Linda is studying the cecchetti ballet method and attends teacher training classes under the direction of
Elaine Seidman. Linda never imagined that dance would play such a huge role in her life, but it has
brought her so much happiness and has introduced her to so many people and opportunities. Linda
enjoys spreading her love of dance to students of all ages.
Courtney has been dancing since she was three years old. She studied at Dancers Dreams in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, and hip hop. She was a member of Dancers Dreams Gems competition team before joining the Varsity Dance Team at the Catholic High School of Baltimore. There she was a four-year varsity member, a captain, as well as a recipient of two national titles. She increased her range of style, performing in kick, modern, and contemporary routines. She continued performing in college, where she was a member of the UMBC Dance Team, traveling in the northeast performing at sporting events, live and televised for NCAA Division 1 sports. Again, she extended her resume, learning, and performing pom style routines.
Outside of the dance world, she is finishing her degree in Chemical Engineering with a focus on Biology and Biotechnologies. She hopes to have a career in the medical field.
Hi Dancers! I am Megan Cuff, I teach some movement, pre-dance, and beginner dance classes. Along with hip hop and musical theatre! My passion for dance stems from my first recital when I was only two years old. My dance background includes tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, and contemporary. But my favorite and most intriguing dance style has always been hip hop! I have gone through extensive technique training and competitively danced throughout my middle school and high school career, which then led into being a part of the Towson University Pom Squad at Towson University. While a part of the squad, I performed at half-time shows, charity events, and local campus events. My last year on the Pom Squad, we had the honor of being UDA Finalists! I have attended many competitions and conventions throughout my life, but that was by far the most incredible experience! I am so excited to be a part of the Dancer's Dream family and share my passion for dancing with you all!
19 year old Dancer/Choreographer from Maryland. I’m currently a 2nd year Jazz and Contemporary Trainee at The Joffrey Ballet School in New York. I have done some work in New York City like dance behind Singer Camilla Cabello on the Today Show. I’m also currently with MSA Talent Agency since the age of 15. I’ve recently started working here at Dancers Dreams and have won a couple of choreography awards. I’m so excited to be teaching here can’t wait for the future!
Caitlyn began her dance education at the age of 2 at Dancers Dreams Dance Studio where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, and pointe. She continued her training at JAMZ Dance Center in Pasadena, Maryland. During her time with JAMZ Dance Center she trained under Brandee Stuart, Brittany Perry, and Will Bell. She also had the opportunity to work with guest artists Brandon Bryant, Twitch, and James Washington to name a few. In addition to her extensive competitive background, she danced and choreographed for her high school's dance company. Caitlyn was recognized as an All-State dancer and was awarded the National Excellence in the Arts Award at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She auditioned and was accepted to the dance program at Towson University but shifted her career focus to pre-law. She was on the 18-time National Champion Towson University Dance Team. Caitlyn currently works full time as a government contractor and is excited to be back where it all began.
Amy is one of our amazing receptionist who always has a smiling face to greet you! We love having her apart of the team!