We are proud to provide Cecil County, Maryland with professional dance instruction by accomplished and highly trained teachers. Please contact us for more information about our staff or classes.
|Barbara Smith - Founder of Bobbie Ann's Dance Studio
Barbara has taught many generations of students for over half a century. She is a former television personality in Philadelphia, PA.
|Susie Smith - Director of Bobbie Ann's Dance Studio
Susie's extensive training includes Philadelphia Civic Ballet, Mike Lanning for tap, and Suzi Miller (of Evening Magazine Dancers) for jazz. Susie also trained at the Broadway Dance Center, Steps, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts Center in New York, as well as Joe Tremaines and Jane Fonda's Studio in Los Angeles, CA. Susie received voice training from Roy Hisson in Washington, DC, Russ Faith in Philadelphia, and Andy Goultier in New York. She has used her extensive training to perform professionally at Three Little Bakers Dinner Theater, where her credits include "West Side Story", "Singing in the Rain", "Guys and Dolls", "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas", and numerous musical reviews where she was featured. Susie was a finalist in the Nashville Country Music Showdown talent contest. She worked for 15 years at Cecil Community College and was the creator and instructor for the "Kids in Kollege Summer Dance Program". Susie has been the director of Bobbie Ann's Dance Studio since 1981. In her spare time she chereographs and directs plays at Elkton United Methodist Church, Northeast Middle/High School, Immaculate Conception School, and Newark High School.
|Scott Rogenzweig - Artistic Consultant/Choreographer
Scott currently resides in Las Vegas and is the office executive for Ellis Garning and Entertainment Director for Madam Tussaud's. Scott directed "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" for MGM-Disney. He has numerous TV and movie credits and locally has starred in and directed many Three Little Bakers Dinner Theater productions.
|Michael Brooks - Recital Director/Choreographer
Michael Brooks has been working professionally as a dancer, singer and actor for over 27 years. A full dance scholarship at the Anna Marie Leo studio in Wilmington, De, led to appearances in shows at many theaters in Wilmington, Philadelphia, the Atlantic City Casinos, and national touring companies. Local theatre goers recognize Michael from the Candlelight and Three Little Bakers Dinner Theatres.
Now living in Las Vegas, Nevada, Michael has trained in tap with the Radio City Rockettes, and ballet with Carol Sampson of the Nevada Ballet Theatre. Credits include feature performances in "Hollywood in Vegas", at the Orleans Hotel and Casino, and the ESPY Awards show at the MGM Grand. In continuing education, Michael is an A.C.E. accredited personal trainer, and a student at the Stott Pilates Center in Tribeca, NYC.
|Val Goncharov - Ballet Master
Val graduated with professional honors from the prestigious Kiev Ballet Academy in Kiev, Ukraine. He was a principal dancer and ballet teacher with the Russian Ballet Theater of Delaware, Ballet Theater of Pennsylvania, and Donetsk Opera and Ballet Theater.
|Heather Crouse - Studio Manager/Instructor/Assistant
Heather has danced for 27 years at Bobbie Ann's Dance Studio. She graduated from Barbizon Modeling School and has coached cheerleading for the Cecil County Jaguars for 10 years. Heather has a degree in Elementary Education. Previously, Heather has volunteered at Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Ranch, working with disabled children.
|Ashley McKinney - Instructor/Assistant
Ashley has studied dance for 25 years and holds many pageant titles. She is also a teacher at Bohemia Manor High School.
|Gina Rollar - Instructor/Assistant
Gina is a junior at Cecil College. She has studied dance for 15 years. She was a runner up for Miss Teen Maryland. Along with various performances locally, she also participated in the Manhattan Dance Project. She has worked at BADS for 3 years as Susie's assistant. Gina performs professionally around the tri-state area.
|Anna Smith - Junior Assistant
Anna is Susie's daughter. She is a sophomore at Padua Academy. She has studied dance for 13 years. She also played lead roles in many plays at her school and church. She has been an assistant at the studio for 3 years.