began her dance training and performing arts career at the age of seven. Her many credits include: "Miss New York State 1980-81", and winning the talent award in the Miss America Pageant for her tap dancing. Cheryl was given the name "Figure Tapper" for her unique SPINS and fast feet, which led to over 100 first place awards. By the age of 13, she was crowned Model of the year.
Success led her to New York, where she made several TV appearances on shows such as Another World and Search for Tomorrow. Cheryl has done numerous industrials, print ads and commercials, including work for Chrysler, Haagen Dazs Ice Cream, Coca Cola, Kodak, Xerox, Rochester Telephone and business magazines. Cheryl performed her own show on Broadway called "Flanagan On Broadway",and in 1985 she toured with "The First National Touring Company of 42nd Street". During her career in New York, she worked and trained with New York's finest performers, such as the late Gregory Hines, Maurice Hines, Mercedes Ellington, Henry Letang, Phil Black, Frank Hatchett, Bob Audy and others.
Cheryl has also taught for The "Rochester Broadway Theatre League's" Education Department for "Thoroughly Modern Millie Project" at the Auditorium Theatre . She has also been invited to choreograph shows for Monroe Country Club and Irondequoit Country Club's "MIXED GREEN'S" gala's.
Cheryl still enjoys her love for the arts, theater and TV. She was chosen for the "Amazing Spiderman 2" filmed here in Rochester which premiered in theaters May 2014.
Kimreturns to Spins after touring with Up With People "Roads" show as a lead dancer. She has over fourteen years of dance experience in tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop and swing. Kim has studied with Frank Hatchett of the Broadway Dance Center in New York and has also helped choreograph several local community productions including Webster High School's "West Side Story", "Annie", 2004 production of "Footloose", 2005 production of "Suessical", and 2006 "The Wiz". She is choreographer for Webster Show Choir for over 10 years.
Kim's most recent choreography in "Will Rogers Follies" took home "Over-All" award for Best Musical at the 2007 "Stars Of Tomorrow" awards show at The Auditorium Theater. Kim teaches Kiddie, Jr. Level 1 and Teen competition classes. She also teaches recreational classes, ages 3 through adult, including competition adult tap and jazz.
Shannon is a former 16 year performance veteran of Cheryl's. She is a graduate of SUNY Brockport, where she studied dance and business and was a member of the competition dance team. Her love for dance and choreography has brought her back for her 14th year of dance instruction. Some of Shannon's successes include top overall awards and a choreography awards at local dance competitions, choreographing and modeling for Barbara Dell production fashion shows, choreographing Penfield High School's Broadway Under The Stars and The Pajama Game, as well as being a contestant in the Miss Great Rochester Pageant. Shannon continues to study new material through teacher workshops and dance conventions. For more details, check out Miss Shannon's website: www.Miss-Shannon.com.
Shannon instructs many of our competition levels , specializing in Tap and Broadway, and teaches recreational classes ages 5 thru Teen.
Lisa grew up dancing at Little Red Dancing School where she trained under Lisa Allain and Cayla Allen. She studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and modern during her years training at the studio. Lisa attended the University at Buffalo for college and graduated with a BFA in Dance. While at UB, she danced with the resident dance company, Zodiaque.
In addition to her training in Rochester and Buffalo, Lisa spent numerous summers training in LA at the Edge, New York City, at both, Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway and Chicago at Giordano Jazz Dance Center. She was fortunate to achieve numerous scholarships to many summer dance programs as well, allowing her to broaden her dance education. Lisa spent time living in New York City, where she interned for Broadway Dance Center and continued her training.
Lisa’s professional performance credits include dancing in Opryland’s productions of Boots, Boogie and Blues and Christmas at the Palace in Tennessee as one of the two female dancers in the show. She also performed for Artpark in Lewiston, NY where she was cast as Eliza in their production of “The King and I” and as a featured dancer in “Copacabana.” Lisa is also one of the original members of LehrerDance, a modern based dance company in Buffalo NY. She toured nationally with the company performing and teaching.
Lisa has a true passion for teaching and loves to be in the studio with her students helping them achieve the most out of each and every class. She has been fortunate to teach at studios throughout the Rochester area for the past fourteen years including Premier Dance Center and Pittsford Dance Studio as well as, guest teach throughout the area. When Lisa is not at the studio, she loves nothing more than spending time with her family, especially her husband and daughters.