Dance Dimensions Faculty

Our Faculty…

Miss Emily (Burnell) Bernazzoli, Director  

Under the direction of Emily Bernazzoli, Dance Dimensions of Hedgesville, LLC has been serving the community since 2006.  Emily graduated summa cum laude from Radford University, VA with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education (PreK-6) with an additional license in Dance Education (K-12).  She is proud to be the first teacher in the state of WV to be an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Certified Teacher Training Intensive (summer 2009 & 2010) in Primary through Level 7 and Partnering of the ABT®  National Training Curriculum (2011).  In addition, she is certified to teach the methods of Leap n’ LearnTM, a nationally certified early childhood dance program that is focused on the child’s mental and cognitive development.  In July 2016 she was accepted into the American Tap Dance Foundation’s Teacher Training Program and has obtained her level 1 teaching certificate.

“I am passionate about inspiring children to be involved and excited about learning.  I believe the number one life lesson learned in a dance classroom is encouraging oneself to continue seeking to find their personal best.   It is a rewarding to watch a child bloom into a confident young person that happens to learn dance along the way.  Our studio is a home away from home where students, whether recreational to serious dancers, support one another and share the joy of movement.”

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Miss Tamiya Dozia’ Earley, Contemporary Dance Manager

Miss Tamiya Earley, Jazz InstructorTamiya Dozia’ Earley is a native of Richmond, Virginia.  Tamiya graduated with honors from Henrico High School Center for the Arts in 2002, earning the Brad Boynton excellence in the arts award.  She furthered her training at Shenandoah University Conservatory earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance performance in 2006.

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Miss Keleah Kidwell, Instructor

KeleahKeleah Kidwell is from Martinsburg, WV.  She attended North Carolina School of the Arts in high school.  She graduated cum laude from Point Park University where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Ballet and Contemporary Jazz.  After college she joined the contemporary jazz company Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre in Chicago, IL.  She spent time living and dancing in Paris, France.  Since her return to the USA she has been on staff. She is also a faculty member of the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Dance Department in Hagerstown, MD.


Miss Margaret McNeill Hafer, Instructor

Margaret is originally from Charleston, WV. She was a company member of the River City Youth Ballet Margaret PictureEnsemble from 1997 – 2001 and an assistant ballet, tap and jazz teacher with January’s Academy of Dance. She attended Radford University and graduated with a B.S. degree in Dance in 2005. Upon graduation, Margaret spent several years in Charleston, SC and the Northern Virginia area before setting roots here in Martinsburg.

 


Miss Lisa Burnell, Office Assistant

Lisa assists her daughter Miss Emily behind the scenes on office tasks.  She is also known as the backstage manager.  She is quite knowledgeable in dance studio protocol as she has been active in her daughter, Miss Emily’s, years of growing up in a studio.  In addition, she enjoyed recreational dancing as a child.  Lisa currently works as a RN and has many years of experience as an office manager.  She utilizes her organizational skills to facilitate numerous behind the scenes projects.