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Faculty and Staff

Lead Staff

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Johannah Leach

Johannah is the Founder and Director of Dance Revelation. She has trained and competed in Ballet, Jazz, Character, Hip Hop, Pointe, Tap and Lyrical.

“I am always learning and wanting to expand my education as an instructor and studio owner. I travel every few months to NYC to learn from some of the greatest teachers and choreographers! I also travel to various teacher conferences and conventions. I believe that learning from fellow teachers and dancers is the key to a bright education. I learn something new every day from the students and parents of Dance Revelation.

My passion for dance began at the age of 6. It took a few years for my parents to realize this passion was not just something that would come and go, but they eventually realized that dance was a part of who I was as a person and would be a part of me for the rest of my life. When my parents allowed me to explore my passion of dance, they found so much joy in watching me do what I love. As an adult, I can say I love what I do, and I love my job. I am very blessed to know each day I am working with such amazing staff members and students who all treasure the gift of dance.”

Dance Revelation feels that it is important as a child and adult to recognize the gift and passion one may have and use it! For Johannah, her calling was to dance and to train others to be the dancer they want to become. Our staff is excited to help foster each student’s passion for dance. One of our goals is to help our students discover the dancer within them! We hope you would consider joining Dance Revelation!

lizzie clark

Lizzie Clark

Lizzie Clark is a confident and energetic dance instructor who has successfully improved and expanded upon her student’s technique, performance quality, and confidence during her classes. She is professionally trained in contemporary, jazz, modern, hip-hop, and character. With a background as a Vaganova trained ballet dancer from some of the best teachers and dancers in the country, Lizzie attended Middle Tennessee State University and helped form their dance company. She is a natural with children of all ages and is able to keep students engaged and interested. She and her students hold many awards such as: completing The Pulse Teaching Workshop for two years, choreography awards, and performance awards.

For Lizzie, the most rewarding part of working for Dance Revelation has been having the opportunity to mentor, challenge, love, and instill confidence into the next generation of artists. She feels blessed to work at a studio that supports true artistry and aligns with the heart of the Father.

kendra cook

Kendra Cook

Kendra is a diverse dancer who has training in street styles, ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and modern. She began her dance training at the age of 4, and in high school, she discovered a love for hip-hop and joined a competitive team traveling the east coast.  Now a recent graduate of the Professional Semester at Broadway Dance Center in New York City, concentrating in street styles, she is excited to share the knowledge she has gained with her students.

Brianna Gibbons

Brianna Gibbons

Bri has been dancing since she was just 3 years old! Since then her love for dance, specifically ballet, has grown every day. Brianna has danced at a few different studios, and joined the DR family in 2011. She was then accepted into the Ballet Conservatory in 2012 to continue classical training at a higher level. Fast forward to 2015, she performed the lead role in BDCR’s Swan Lake as Odette.

Bri is currently enrolled at Harrisburg Area Community College as a dental assisting major. However, she plans on keeping dance as a part of her life. One of her passions is to teach young girls and boys ballet technique. Since she learned most of her ballet technique from Miss Leah at DR, she truly believes that she can thoroughly express the value of forming a correct ballet foundation.

“I hope to positively impact every student I come in contact with, whether with a hug or a laugh or a smile. Dance has always been an escape for me. I love seeing others escape into the dance world where we are all friends and grow together.”

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Mary Glosenger

Mary began Chinese traditional folk dance in elementary school and expanded into classical ballet and modern in middle school at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet before transitioning to Dance Revelation during her high school years. She received her Bachelor's of Business Administration from Loyola University and throughout college participated in Towson University's adult dance program. Mary looks forward to rejoining the DR family and helping to foster a love for the art of dance.

Kristin kellum

Kristin Kellum

Kristin has studied ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and lyrical, holding positions on Shippensburg University’s In-Motion Dance Troupe’s Executive Board, and choreographing routines for the school. She moved to Harrisburg in 2014 and joined Dance Revelation’s Adult Ballet and Hip Hop class. This is Kristin’s first year teaching with us and is excited to share her experience & love for dance with you!

Anneliese Lawson

Anneliese Lawson

Trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and modern, Anneliese joined us in 2009 and was one of our first student leaders. She continued through high school as a student leader in BCDR. Since graduating high school in 2015, she has combined her love for movement, travel, and serving others on several extended trips abroad and working for a ministry in DC. She is looking forward to teaching and dancing with a local dance company.

Nichole Liquori

Nichole Liquori

Nichole Liquori began dancing when she was two and half years old. In elementary and middle school, she was trained in ballet, jazz, and tap. While in high school she was apart of a local competition dance team that was focused in hip hop. She continued her dance education all through college taking multiple dance and modern classes as well as being an active member of two different school dance clubs. Nichole was adamant not to let her dance education cease and was grateful to further her dance passion by becoming an adult student here at Dance Revelations. This is now Nichole's 5th year with DRS and each year she enjoys learning more about the technique behind the different dance genres, so that she can share this knowledge with her students. Her greatest joy is being able to share her passion for dance with all her students, here at DRS and at the school where she teaches.

emma raker

Emma Raker

Emma began her dance training in ballet, jazz, and modern dance in Sante Fe, NM. At age 17 she joined Ballet Nebraska and performed in many productions while teaching ballet, lyrical, and pointe classes. She joined the Virginia Ballet Theater as a full company dancer in 2014 and has been an instructor and choreographer for three years at the Governor's School for the Arts. Emma is excited to join DR as a Ballet Conservatory instructor.

leah wallace

Leah Wallace, Ballet Mistress of Dance Revelation

Leah began her dance training in classical ballet at Degnan Ballet Center, Home of Ballet Northeast in Kingston, PA.  She also trained at four Ballet Magnificate Summer Intensives in Jackson, MS.  Leah is a graduate of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania with a BA in Dance.  For over a decade, she has trained and performed classical, contemporary, and modern dance.  She has also taught ballet and modern technique, along with choreographing classical, contemporary ballet and modern dance at both Ballet Northeast and Slippery Rock University Dance Theater Company.  "I feel that it is vital to the role of being an excellent dance instructor that students have a sense of safety and confidence in order to accomplish the very best results in expressing their dance practice.  My goals are to impart to eager and passionate dance students the goodness and wisdom of the life of a dancer." 

Victoria West

Victoria West

Victoria is the administrator at Dance Revelation. She holds a master's degree from the Univeristy of Pennsylvania and has a passion for dance and non-profit work. Victoria has worked with Johannah over the past five years and has enjoyed watching Dance Revelation grow. She works in the office during the day handling payments, parent/student relations, and event planning.

Student Leadership Team

studentleaders 2017

Miranda Blumanstock, KK Hart, Callie McCaffrey, Hannah McOmber, Georgi Mladenoff, Anishka Parikh, Emma Pryor, Faith Shover