Our specially trained teachers will nurture your child's confidence and encourage their progress. They will blossom right before your eyes!
Meet The Rech Center Staff
In 2004 Kelly's dream of opening her own dance studio came true and she chose the name, The Rech Center for Performing Arts' to honor her parents who always encouraged her to work hard and follow her dreams. Kelly began dancing at age 3, and as she grew older and her love for dance grew, she attended numerous conventions and master classes locally and in NYC. Her professional career began at 17 when she was cast as a dancer and model in her first industrial commercial. Kelly was a member of the Philadelphia 76ers Dance Team where she made many appearances and was in a music video. Kelly was also a principle dancer in the modern dance company in Philadelphia, Opus 1. Her professional dance career then took her to Atlantic City where she performed in shows at Trump Taj Mahal, Harrahs, The Claridge, The Showboat, Resorts, and the world famous, "Legends in Concer" at Ballys Park Place. In 2000, Kelly was chosen to be the face of the new Bally's Wild West Casino as "Coyote Kate". Her picture appeared throughout the casino, around Atlantic City and on billboards in the tri-state area.
During her career Kelly had the opportunity to perform in the Miss America and Miss New Jersey pageant productions. She also competed in the Miss Philadelphia pageant and was awarded 4th runner up. She later became the director of the Miss Mercer County pageant.
Kelly holds a BS in Special Education and Dance Education from West Chester University. In addition to teaching all levels and styles of dance at the studio, she is the Director of Dance and Gymnastics at The Spruce Street Community Center in Lawrence.
Miss Leia is certified to teach our advanced level classes and is a choreographer for our Elite Team. She had been recognized for her choreography at regional competitions. Leia enjoys challenging her students through improv exercises and stresses the importance of being physically fit. Leia not only focuses on strong technique but also encourages her dancers to express emotion through their movement.
Miss Alaina teaches our beginner level students tap, ballet, jazz and hip-hop. She is always excited to work with our TRC 'Dads" in our annual Father Daughter Dance! Alaina is certified to teach creative movement and beginner level classes. She is a 3rd grade teacher in the Hamilton Township school District. Her favorite part of teaching our students is watching their progress each week and the smiles on their faces when they accomplish a new skill.
Miss Nikki is our certified PreK Combo Instructor. She teaches our preschool dancers tap, ballet and tumbling. She feels the most exciting part of working with our tiniest dancers is watching them smile, laugh and make new friends in their dance class. Nikki is also so proud of their performance at the recital. Watching all of their hard work all year come together during their recital is so rewarding.