Bradford Area Dance Center

Miss Heather Jobe

Meet The Teachers

Mrs. Mauri SHEMBEDA

Miss Heather is a Bradford native. She started dancing with Peggy Johnson at the age of 3 years old and was a student of hers for 12 years. She has been with the Bradford Area Dance Center for 3 years as a lead teacher. Miss Heather has experience in many styles of dance and started assistant teaching at 13 years old. ​Miss Heather will be teaching ages our Mini Competition Crew, Modern, Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Liturgical and our adult tap class during the 2019 - 2020 dance season.

657 South Ave, Bradford PA
(814) 596-0060

Mrs. Mauri is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina where she dance for 13 years / competitively for 6 years. She started her teaching career in 2009 under the supervision of Mrs. Susan Chohan in Olean, NY. After teaching for 7 years, Mrs. Mauri felt her calling to expand to Bradford. She brought her knowledge and love for all things dance to the Bradford area in 2015. Starting her dance program with 20 students to what has now expanded to over 170 students in three years! Mrs. Mauri also attended Dance Masters of America in 2015 and completed her Barre Fitness certification under the IBBFA in 2017. She plans to continue her education throughout her entire career. 


​​Mrs. Mauri is the Owner/ Director of the Bradford Area Dance Center Bradford and Allegany Locations & will be teaching the Jr, Sr & Advanced competition crews, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Liturgical, Acrobatics, & Pre Pointe during the 2019 & 2020 dance season. She has also founded the Dance Ministry program at the Open Arms Community Church and serves as the Youth Ministry Coordinator with her husband Jesse.


Mr. Jesse is a certified yoga instructor with experience in teaching at various studios in Palm Coast, Florida. He will be teaching our Yoga class this summer and during our new dance season.