Our Faculty

Kevin Garvey - Studio Director

Kevin gets his inspiration from his late grandmother, former DMA 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 for Norwegian Cruise Lines, he served as Production Company Manager and Dance Captain. His choreography was featured on multiple NCL ships. Most recently he was a featured dancer in the WGN America show – Outsiders. As well as teaching at Dotty McGill School of Dance, he is on faculty at Grove City College, where he is the advisor for Orchesis Dance Company, Spring Dance Company, and is the choreographer for musicals at the college. He has been teaching dance since 2000 and is a member of Dance Masters of America. Currently, he serves as 2nd Vice President for Dance Masters of Pennsylvania. His choreography and students have won numerous awards regionally and nationally, holding multiple state and national titles, including the current Miss Pennsylvania 2019 Tiffany Seitz and Miss Dance of Pennsylvania 2019 - Makenna Isles.

Member Dance Masters of America

Melissa Biddle

Melissa started studying with Dotty in 1975 and has been teaching at the studio for over 30 years. In addition to teaching & choreography, she designs the recital stage decorations and assists with costume embellishment. Winner of the Dance Masters Chapter 10  Small Line Choreography Award in 2007, her routines and students have received awards in numerous competitions over the years, including the title of Mr. Dance of Pennsylvania. She's a member of Dance Masters of America; certified to teach both Acrobatics and Jazz.

Member Dance Masters of America

Ashley Hazy

Ashley has been a part of our staff for over 10 years. Prior to that, she was a student here for 10 years. Ashley has completed 1 year of teachers training under Dance Masters of America. She is currently a member of the Cecchetti Council of America and has completed the first 4 levels of her teachers’ training.

Member Cecchetti Council of America

Karen Hazy Bishop

Karen started at Dotty's when she was 7 years old where she quickly fell in love with dancing, especially tap. After graduating from the studio, she spent several years in college and pursuing her career. when she returned to Grove City she rejoined her DMD family and is loving every minute of teaching.

Member Dance Masters of America

Victoria Lowrey

Victoria was a student at Dotty's for sixteen years. She is now attending Slippery Rock University, where she is majoring in dance. Dance has been such an important part of her life, and she is glad to still be a part of the DMD family now as a faculty member.

Annita Garvey - Studio Manager

Ann came back to DMD to be the office manager in 1985 after graduating from Grove City College and proudly serving her country in the US Air Force. Ann is also the costume designer for the studio creating over 200 costumes each year!

Member Dance Masters of America

Other Faculty and Staff

Carly Hazy Stillwagon, Dawn Haggart, Jeanie Moore, and Ryan Garvey.

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