Our Faculty

Kevin Garvey – Studio Director

Kevin gets his inspiration from his late grandmother, former Dance Masters of America National President, Dotty McGill.  He started dancing at her studio at the age of 4, studying all genres of dance. At the age of 17, he was accepted into the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts as a dance major. He is a graduate of Point Park University where he received a B.A. in Dance with a concentration in Jazz.  Kevin has worked with such companies as Norwegian Cruise Lines, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Neil Goldberg’s Cirque Productions, Gary Musick Productions, as well as performing with Recording Artist, Amy Grant. In addition to being a dancer with Norwegian Cruise Lines, her served as Production Company Manager and Dance Captain.  His choreography was featured on multiple NCL ships. Most recently, he was a featured on the WGN America show – Outsiders. As well as teaching for Dotty McGill School of Dance, he is on faculty at Grove City College, where he is the Director for Orchesis Dance Company and is the choreographer for the musicals at the college. He has been teaching dance since 2000 and is a member of Dance Masters of America. Currently, he serves as President of Dance Masters of Pennsylvania. His choreography and students have won numerous awards regionally and nationally, holding multiple state and national titles, including the former Miss Pennsylvania 2019 – Tiffany Seitz and Miss Dance of Pennsylvania 2019 – Makenna Isles.

*Member Dance Masters of America

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Ashley Hazy 

Ashley has been a member of our staff for over 10 years. Prior to that, she was a student for over 10 years. She has completed one year of teacher’s training under Dance Masters of America. She is a member of the Cecchetti Council of America and holds the prestigious Teacher’s Elementary Grade V Certificate.  

*Member Cecchetti Council of America

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Makenna Isles

Makenna has been a lifelong student at DMD and also attended several summer dance intensives including Pittsburgh Youth Ballet, Point Park University, Sugar and Bruno Dance Camp, Dance Masters of America Student Honors and Intensive Program and Dance Masters of America’s National Conventions. Makenna is certified by test to teach Ballet, Tap and Jazz through Dance Masters of America. She became a Certified Yoga Instructor in 2018 through Yoga Alliance, completing the 200-hour RYT training. She also is certified in Modules 1-4 of Alixa Flexibility and completed Instructor Certification in Progressing Ballet Technique. She has won many dance titles but is most proud of winning the titles of Junior Miss Dance of PA and Miss Dance of PA through Dance Masters of Pennsylvania. Makenna finished in the top 10 in the Miss Dance of America competition. She completed her second year at Dance Masters of America’s Teacher Training School and is attending Grove City College as an Exercise Science major with a concentration in Physical Therapy and a minor in Nutrition. 

*Member Dance Masters of America

 

Ann Garvey – Studio Manager

Ann came back to DMD to be the office manager after graduating from Grove City College and proudly serving her country as an Air Force Officer.  Ann is also the costume designer for the studio, designing and creating over 200 costumes annually.

*Member Dance Masters of America

 

Other Faculty and Staff

Dawn Haggart, Kayla Cunningham, and Sydney Wise.