Employee Bios

Miss Lori Wootton: Director/Choreographer

Miss Lori has been awarded Choreographer and Studio of the Year! She has a degree in Fine Arts Dance and a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching since she was 18 years old and dancing since the young age of 2! Her teaching experience is from toddler to adult as well as recreational to competitive dance. "At the Center, we are a family who gives love and support to all dancers no matter the age or ability."  Miss Lori has continued to further her dance career by attending master classes and taking classes in NYC as well. She has learned from choreographers such as Laurie Johnson, Al Gilbert, Joe Tremaine, Mandy Moore and many others including dancers and choreographers from the hit TV show "So You Think You Can Dance." Winning numerous awards herself at competition, she is now able to pass that on to her students. Miss Lori's students have won numerous awards at competition such as best choreography, outstanding studio, overall high scores, cash prizes, special awards and dance titles. This past competition season Miss Lori was awarded Outstanding Teacher and an Outstanding Choreographer's Award as well as choreographer of the year and studio of the year! Miss Lori also danced with Earl Mosley and the Diversity of Dance Company, the Capital One Bowl Halftime Show and a special performance at Epcot in Orlando Florida!

Miss Melissa: Instructor/Choreographer

Miss Melissa has been teaching since she was 17 years old and has been dancing since the young age of 2. She has won many awards at competition such as highest scoring soloist overall, numerous special judges awards, overall high scores, she holds the title of Miss Teen Sophisticated and won Runner Up to Miss KAR Dance. She has been awarded Outstanding Junior, Teen and Senior Soloist throughout her many years of competing.  Miss Melissa was on the SPDC Dance Company at SCSU and also choreographed for the company as well. Miss Melissa teaches recreational classes as well as competitive classes. Her students have won numerous judges awards as well as overall high scores!  Miss Melissa furthers her dance career by also taking Master Classes and attending NYC. She has taken classes from many choreographers throughout the World and choreographers and dancers from the hit TV show "So You Think You Can Dance."  Miss Melissa is excited to pass on her love of dance by teaching!

Miss Diane: Receptionist

A professional Dance Mom herself, Miss Diane is the receptionist. She is the smiling face we all love to see the first of every month. She is happy to help and answer any questions you may have!