Our Professional Dance Instructors

We are thrilled to offer dance classes taught by our growing team of dance professionals.

 Katrina Cady

Miss Kat received her undergraduate degree from the Education Department at Susquehanna University and her graduate degree from the Health Sciences and Human Performance Department at Ithaca College. She began her dancing career at the age of five on Long Island, NY, with fifteen years of experience in ballet, lyrical, pointe, jazz, tap, and acro. She continued her dance career through instructing at the Lewisburg Dance Conservatory where she taught and choreographed multiple classes ranging from pre-ballet to advanced tap and all styles and levels in between. She also worked as a teacher’s assistant for the tap, jazz and ballet dance courses offered at Susquehanna University. Also during her undergraduate studies, Katrina worked as the Dance Specialist at the YMCA, choreographing three shows throughout the summer with students ages 5-17, as well as offered various adult dance and fitness classes throughout the school year. In addition, Miss Kat implemented, directed, and choreographed her own after school program, “Music and Movement”, for students grades K-2 at the Selinsgrove Elementary School.

 During her graduate studies, Katrina continued her dancing career through teaching at the Leslie School of Dance in Watkins Glen and Elmira Heights, working with students ages 3 - 65. She continues to teach a variety of styles including tap, ballet, pointe, jazz, acro, jazz/acro, and jazz/tap-on-pointe. In addition, she worked as a choreographer for the Dance Intensity Competition Team and for the New Heights Dance Theater "Nutcracker in Motion" production. She aspires to continue to share her knowledge and passion for dance.

 Quiana Lynch

Miss Quiana has been dancing for 13 years and this is her 5th year as a dance teacher. She has taken ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop and more. Miss Quiana has taught at Dancers Alley & Elmira Gymnastics Club and also teaches gymnastics. Miss Quiana speicalizes in teaching preschool dance classes. She will be attending SUNY Albany in Fall 2017.

  Lauren Reilly

Miss Lauren began dancing at the age of 3 and has been dancing for a total of 20 years. She has taught dance at Dancer’s Alley and Elmira Gymnastics Club. Her dance background includes Madame Helena, Dance Experience, and Dancers Alley.

 Debi Youmans Warfe

Miss Debi has been a certified member of Dance Masters of America for the past 28 years, including 9 years as a member of the Board of Directors. She has won Outstanding Choreographer awards in Junior & Senior solos and group routines. Miss Debi has been dancing for the past 50 years and has been a teacher, choreographer, and Asst. Director at Donna Brooks Dance Academy for the past 37 years.