Meet the director

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Rita has been involved in many genres of performing arts including dance, theatre, print, TV, and film.  She has studied ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, gymnastics, clogging, Celtic, ballroom, and Latin jazz. 

She received her dance instruction certification in ballet, jazz, tap, and acrobatics from Dance Masters of America and sits on the board of directors for DMA Chapter #25- Pennsylvania Association of Dance Teachers. 

She is also a member of Screen Actors Guild, and has appeared in such movies as Mighty Macs, Rocky Balboa, Invincible and  Presumed Innocent.  She also starred in the indi film “The Death of Milo Freedman” as Trixie (her short moment as a blonde). 

Rita graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Design and Merchandising with a concentration in small business and show production.  Her choreography has appeared in industrial commercials and in the Magic Music Days program in Walt Disney World. 

Rita is also a freelance consultant for A Wish Come True Costumes & backstage manager, assistant director & judge on the competition circuit, where she travels on weekends, getting to work with dancers all over the country.

Rita enjoys how eager her students are to learn and execute new skills and their determination to give it their all.   

Meet Our Staff

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Dani Barnhart

Ballet

Jazz

Lyrical

Barre Fitness

Fitness for the Dancer

Jamie Dain

Acrobatics

Ballet

Contemporary

Jazz

Lyrical

Preschool/

Kinder Dance

&

Tap

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Jacqueline Loiseau

Lyrical

&

Jazz

Lauren Kinker

Acrobatics

Jazz

 Lyrical

Ballet

&

Tap

Melissa Smith

On-Call Sub for  Acrobatics

Lyrical

&

Jazz

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Ricky Evans

Hip Hop

Address

215 Clinton Ave

Oaklyn, NJ 08107

Contact

Email: ovationsds@gmail.com
Tel: 856-833-0022

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