Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Dance.tech Performing Arts Studio faculty and staff are dedicated teachers who are committed to excellence in dance education.

stemenKaren Stemen
Studio Director/Owner
B.S. Dance Education
Western Michigan University
Member of Dance Educators of America

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Karen Arrivillaga
PowerPAC Director
B.S. Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management
Virginia Tech
Dance Company of Virginia Tech

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Jessica Curtis
PowerPAC Director, Tap, Jazz, Leaps & Turns
B.A. Sociology and Religious Studies, Minor: Nonprofit Management
M.A. Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities
Western Kentucky University
WKU Hilltoppers Dance Team
Virginia Tech High Techs, Assistant Coach

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Paige Godwin
Assistant Studio Director
Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, PowerPAC
B.S. Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management
Virginia Tech
Dance Company of Virginia Tech, President
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Caitlin Burton
Resident Choreographer, Adjunct Faculty
B.S. Interior Design
Virginia Tech
Dance Company of Virginia Tech, President
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Sarah Fitch
PowerPAC Director
Jazz, Jewels, Leaps & Turns

 

 

 

 

  • Aly de Angelus: Hip Hop
    • Contemporary Dance Ensemble
    • Dance Company of Virginia Tech
  • Grace Hinson: Ballet, Pointe, Tutus & Tiaras
  • Dominique Munson: Tutus & Tiaras, Jewels
    • B.S. Biology, Morgan State University
  • Tierra Price: Hip Hop, Turns & Leaps, Tutus & Tiaras
    • B.S. Animal Science, University of Connecticut
    • UCONN Dance Team
  • Heather Rinderle: Contemporary, Modern, Ballet
    • Certified Massage Therapist
    • Pushing Progress Contemporary Training Program
  • Kimber Raczynski: Tap, Jazz, Jewels
    • Virginia Tech High Techs Dance Team
  • Jackie Sanchez: Acro, Gymnastics, Leaps & Turns
    • Virginia Tech High Techs Dance Team
  • Kaitlin Shreckhise: Ballet, Pointe
    • B.A. English, Virginia Tech
    • M.S. Corporate and Professional Commmunication, Radford University
    • Fusion Dance Team
  • Jessa Watkins: Pre-Pointe, Ballet, Pointe
    • Certified in Cecchetti and Vaganova Ballet Techniques
  • Sarah Whitlock: Jewels, Tutus & Tiaras, Jazz, Tap

 

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