DSDW remains on the cutting edge with added dance professionals!!!
Welcome our new teachers for 2017-2018!
We are so proud to welcome back Melissa Byrd to DSDW! She trained with Miss Deb for 14 years and now returns to share her talents with our students. A cum laude graduate with a double major in dance and communications, she brings both a strong technical and educational influence to her classes. Melissa’s teaching background includes UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance, Massachusetts Dancers Tour, Five College Dance Department, and many more renowned schools and institutes. Her theater experience boasts numerous ballet, jazz, contemporary and modern performances with highly recognized contemporary choreographers. Melissa was a featured dancer with Valley Forge Dance Theater, Philadelphia Femme Collective, Pioneer Ballet, Manhattan Research company, Debra Sparks Dance Works and many more. We have a incredible year ahead with this caliber teacher!
Mr. Yosbel joins the Debra Sparks Dance Works as a highly sought-after teacher and choreographer! Originally from Cuba, Mr. Yosbel has danced professionally with numerous nationally and internationally recognized ballet companies including the Lustig Dance Theater, Pennsylvania Ballet, Ballet Nacional de Cuba and the Cauraguey Ballet Company. We are honored to have Mr. Yosbel join the DSDW staff as our Ballet Partnering Teacher.
Miss Jenny brings 14 years of teaching experience, great enthusiasm and a professional background in a variety of dance styles to DSDW! She is certified in the Dance Educators of America Teacher Program and has trained with Master teachers throughout the USA. We now have another terrific addition to our teaching staff and look forward to many years of creative and positive learning strategies in our classroom with our Miss Jenny!
Creative, exciting, challenging, encouraging, professional and dynamic describes our new, inspiring teacher! She is a dancer’s dancer who can perform and create at the highest of professional levels. Able to execute Broadway levels in technique as well as performance and choreography, Amanda brings a new spark to the Debra Sparks Dance Works! With the most prestigious schools for training and performance, Amanda has been recognized as the highest scoring performer in numerous national competitions in the USA. What a great addition to our already exemplary teaching staff!