We are fortunate to have a wonderful staff of dance teachers, voice coaches, and office personal, who bring a positive, family oriented vibe to the studio.
Sherri Shortell Director / OwnerSherri Shortell is the Director of Center Stage Dance and Performing Arts Center and the Center Stage Dance Company. Sherri has been teaching and performing in the Washington Metro area since 1979 after studying in New York and Connecticut. She has performed at the Kennedy Center, the White House, the Smithsonian Institution, and Wolf Trap […]
Nicole Klett jazz and contemporary danceNicole Klett began dancing at the age of 3, choreographed her first solo at 14, and her first group piece at 18. With over a decade of work in choreography, Nicole has performed and put routines on stage at Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center, Dance Place, Wolftrap, Historic Lincoln Theatre, Sidney Harman Center for the Arts, […]
Laura Halick voice instructor, drama/musical theatre instructorLaura Halick is with us for a fifteenth year at Center Stage. She is our vocal coach, our non competition drama/musical theatre instructor and also works with our competition musical theatre teams on vocals. Mrs Halick also runs her own private voice studio, thriving with children, teenagers and adults who come from all over northern Virginia—from Chantilly […]
Jodeci Milhouse hip hop, jazz and tap classes, tap competition teamJodeci Milhouse (singer/dancer/choreographer) is blazing her own path in the hip hop industry. She instructs and choreographs throughout the metro DC area. She has worked with renowned Directors and Choreographers such as Kenny Ortega, Debbie Allen, Geo Hubela, Dena Rizzo, and Bradley Taylor. Jodeci spreads her love for hip hop through her high energy workshops […]
Karine Stanger Myers tap and jazz classesKarine Stanger Myers will be teaching some of our children’s classes in tap and jazz for her fourth year as well as our preschool class. Karine was a member of the Center Stage Dance Company while in high school and taught for Center Stage while in high school and after her graduation from college. Karine is […]
Laura Sniegowski ballet, tap and jazz classesLaura Sniegowski is a recent graduate of Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Science degree in American Dance Pedagogy and begins her second year here at Center Stage. While in the program she taught tap, jazz, hip hop and ballet at the Community Dance Center at OCU. She was a production assistant for the American […]
Jenna Stegmann tap classJenna Stegmann teaches our advanced adult tap class. Jenna danced at Center Stage through high school and is back teaching at Center Stage after graduating several years ago. She was a member of Tapestry Dance Company at Penn State and continues to choreograph and perform throughout the DMV area. Her solo and duet choreography has […]