Artistic Director:

Patricia Bartholomew has been teaching for over 40 years. As a child performed in Atlantic City on Steel Pier. Classically trained with the late Alexi Ramov of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, John White in Philadelphia, David Howard in New York and Marcia Dale Weary of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Was on the artistic board of the Lehigh Valley Regional Ballet Co., a member of the Teachers Pedagogy Workshop under the direction of Alexi Ramov. Co-chairperson for the Northeast Regional Ballet Festival in the Lehigh Valley. Trained in Jazz with Jean Sabatine at Penn State University also with Bob Rizzo and Frank Hatchett in New York City. Extensively trained in Tap with the late Jimmy Sutton who was the National Tap Chairman and United States Director of Performing Arts of the Council of Dance Teachers Organization. Continues studies with notable teachers in yearly seminars. Has taught Master classes in Ballet and Tap in PA and NJ.


Assistant Director:

Jodi (Bartholomew) Gumbrecht started dance at a very young age with Mom; as a teenager became a performing member of the Lehigh Valley Regional Ballet Co. under the direction of Alexi Ramov, performing in Regional Ballet festivals in Massachusetts and New York. Studied Classical ballet with Gloria Govrin, a soloist with New York City Ballet, Rosemary Boross in New Jersey and with Pittsburg Ballet Theatre. Studied Jazz with Gus Giordano and Bob Boross. Attended and participated in the World Jazz Congress in Buffalo, New York. Has taught Master classes in Ballet and Jazz in PA and NJ.


Sara Kimble was formally trained and a graduate of Stage Door Studio. Was Junior Miss of Lehigh Valley and Miss Penn State. Performed and choreographed for "Orchesis" the Penn State dance team. Studied Hip-Hop & street dance styles at "The Edge Studio" in Los Angeles, California and taught dance at the "Paige Private School" in Beverly Hills, California.

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