Rachel is a Florida native. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising with a concentration in Dance from the University of Florida. She is a member and certified teacher of the Cecchetti Council of America and attended the Dance Masters of America Teacher Training School. Her dance training began at age five at Dancemoves Studios in Seminole, Florida when she started acrobatics. Rachel moved to Inverness, Florida and continued her dance education under the direction of Heather Hagar at Step ’N Time Dance Studio. Through the years her love of dance grew and she expanded her training to include jazz, modern/contemporary, ballet (Royal Academy of Dance methodology) and pointe. She worked as a teacher’s assistant through high school. After college she returned home to join the faculty of Step ’N Time teaching creative, contemporary, ballet, tap, jazz, and acrobatics classes to various levels. She began studying the Cecchetti ballet method and holds teachers certifications in Grades I, II, III, and IV. Rachel directed Citrus County’s Nutcracker Ballet in 2011 and was a co-director for six years prior to that. She attended the contemporary ballet summer dance intensive at University of Florida with the Neta Dance Company, the American Academy of Ballet as a teacher’s assistance in jazz, numerous Florida Dance Masters (FDM) Conventions as a student and a teacher, FDM Teacher Workshops, and Cecchetti teacher workshops. Not only has she danced at the Central Florida Celebration of Dance for years but her works have also been performed. Rachel’s love and passion for dance are the driving forces behind her dance career. Rachel strives to continue Heather’s vision of a school which places its emphasis on the technical and artistic aspects of dance. Rachel wants to cultivate and inspire dancers to be disciplined, self-reliant, well-mannered and self-motivated so they can grow and thrive.
Adrienne crowley tap/Jazz/Contemporary
Adrienne was born and raised in Citrus County. She started dancing at four years old. She is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. She teaches at Homosassa Elementary School. Adrienne began dancing at Step N' Time Dance Studio under Heather Hagar at the age of 13 as a student and then as a Teacher's Assistant. She joined the faculty of School of Dance Arts and is also a member of Florida Dance Masters. Adrienne is married with two children.
Breanna bartell ballet/tap/jazz
Breanna began her dance career at the age of 4 with Heather Hagar at Step N’ Time Dance Studio. She studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Contemporary. Breanna passed the Royal Academy of Ballet’s Intermediate Exam as well as the Cecchetti Council of America’s Grade 1 Teacher’s Exam. She also attended Mignon Furman’s American Academy of Ballet’s (AAB) International Summer School for three consecutive summers and participated in AAB’s Performance Awards, completing Performance Awards through Level 12. During her training at Step N’ Time School of Dance Arts, Breanna was very active in Florida Dance Masters workshops and conventions. She competed in Jr. Miss Dance and auditioned each year for the Florida Dance Masters Scholarship Program. Breanna loved being in numerous roles of The Nutcracker Ballet and performed the Sugar Plum Fairy Variation for her senior year of high school. Breanna earned a Pilates certification in 2015. She is also a certified Zumba, Zumba Gold and Aqua Zumba instructor. Breanna attended Central Florida College and taught at School of Dance Arts for several years prior to getting married and starting a family. Now she is proud mom to Brody.