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REBECCA WARD

DIRECTOR AND INSTRUCTOR

Ms. Becky grew up in Woodbridge, VA where she began studying ballet with Linda DelMonte of Linda's Ballet Workshop Inc. She was chosen as one of the first members of the studio's performance group, Fifth Position, and at age 14, was selected as an assistant teacher for the school's Adapted Ballet class for children with special needs.

In the summer of 1999, Becky was awarded a teaching internship with Maryland’s Ballet Petite. Soon after, she began teaching full time for the school in the areas of Ballet, Creative Movement, and Musical Theater style Jazz. She served as the Artistic Director for Dance Upon a Dream in Potomac, Md. from 2004 - 2006. Becky has choreographed numerous pieces for performance groups and dance competitions all along the east coast, traveling to stages in Walt Disney World, Fl, and The National Zoo in DC.

In the summer of 2003 she attended The Dance Educators of America’s Teacher Training School in Las Vegas, NV, and is a Level II Certified Member of the DEA. Becky has had the pleasure of taking classes with world-renowned teachers such as Charles Kelley, Raymond Lukens, David Scala, Twyla Tharp, and Luigi.

Becky has been teaching for 18 years in the DMV area, specializing in jazz, ballet, lyrical, creative movement, and tap. She is excited to now be directing her own program in her home of Washington, DC.

Ms. Becky is certified by the American Red Cross in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED.

 
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CANDACE GIBSON

INSTRUCTOR

Ms. Candace is from St. Marys, GA, where she studied tap and jazz at Lisa Allen’s Dance Works, dancing competitively with her tap troupe. Ms. Candace holds a BA and MA in British Literature from The University of Georgia and Wake Forest University, respectively, and is a freelance writer and video producer. She enjoys teaching adult barre classes — currently at Capitol Hill’s own Biker Barre — and as a mother herself, Ms. Candace knows how impactful movement- and music-based activities can be for a developing body and mind. She is eager to work with the Hill’s tiniest dancers and inspire them to find joy and expression through dance.

Ms. Candace is certified by the American Red Cross in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED.

 
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SADYE MOORE

TEACHING ASSISTANT/JUNIOR INSTRUCTOR

Miss Sadye is a senior at School Without Walls High School in Washington DC, and attends the Washington School of Ballet for her dance training. She has been dancing herself since three years old, and thoroughly enjoys being a part of class every week. Sadye’s favorite parts of assisting are the conversations that she has with the students, and sharing in something that they love. Besides dance, some of her other passions include photography and baking.

 
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EILYTHIA PENATI

TEACHING ASSISTANT

Miss Eilythia is a Junior at School Without Walls High School in Washington D.C. She has been dancing for 8 years and currently takes class at Joy of Motion in the Youth Dance Ensemble. Eilythia’s favorite part of assisting is helping the students learn movement in new creative ways, and she loves to see how they grow as dancers. She is very excited to be joining Studio One Dance as a teaching assistant this year. Aside from dance, Eilythia also enjoys making short films.