Bradford, PA 16701
MRS. MAURI SHEMBEDA / DIRECTOR & LEAD TEACHER
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 where she lives. 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 five years! In 2017 Mrs. Mauri expanded the Bradford Area Dance Center to a second location in Allegany, NY which is now under the direction of Mrs. Caitlin Davenport.
She 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 and is currently taking courses through CLI Studios.
Mrs. Mauri is the Owner/ Director of the Bradford Area Dance Center will be teaching the Advanced competition crew, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, & Pointe during the 2020 & 2021 dance season.
MISS HEATHER JOBE / LEAD TEACHER
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 on year as the receptionist and one year as a student. Miss Heather has experience in many styles of dance and started assistant teaching at 13 years old. Miss Heather will be teaching our Mini Competition Crew, Junior Competition Crew, Contemporary + Modern, Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theater and our adult tap class during the 2020-2021 dance season.