Our Teachers

Our Teachers / Instructors are what makes our dance school the amazing place that it is. Our teachers all have a long history of dancing and a strong passion for it. It is our hope that their passion will inspire greatness in our students.

Janell Timmany


Janell is a graduate of Russell Sage College, where she studied Ballet, Modern, History of Ballet, and Women in Dance, in addition to receiving a degree in Psychology.

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Robin Crist

Ms. Robin

Robin has devoted her life to dance and the study of the art. She began Ballet lessons at age four with former Rockette Agnes Reeves. Robin continued her dance studies, adding Jazz, Tap and Modern.

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Lauren Sheffer


Miss Lauren

Lauren is a graduate of Bethlehem Central High School, Siena College, with a B.S. in Biology, and Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, with an M.S. in Cytotechnology and Molecular Cytology.

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Audrey Evans

Ms Audrey

Audrey can attest to the fact you’re never too old to start dance classes! Beginning with an adult tap class many years ago, her dance experience expanded to include ballet, jazz and modern. It strengthened by attending dance workshops, conventions and seminars over the years.

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Nicole Hoffman

Miss Nicole

Nicole is relatively new to The Dance Experience, but not new to the capital region. She has been a competitive dancer for 23 years specializing in Ballet, Lyrical, Tap, Jazz and Musical Theatre.

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Alyssa Marion

Miss Alyssa

Alyssa danced at TDE during it’s inaugural year in 1996. She took a short break from dancing, but returned to The Dance Experience at age 11 taking classes in jazz, lyrical, ballet, tap, hip hop, and musical theater.

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Michele O’Neill

Ms. Michele

Michele is a student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at The Sage Graduate Schools. She has studied various genres of dance for the last 19 years, the basis of her training coming from The Southern Tier Academy of Dance in Binghamton, NY.

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Lindsey Chase

Ms. Lindsey

Lindsey is currently working on her Master of Public Administration through the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, and has been teaching and choreographing for The Dance Experience since 2013!

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McKenzie Koch

Miss McKenzie

McKenzie is a senior at Bethlehem High School. She has been taking dance at The Dance Experience in all different styles for 15 years, and has been on the competition team for 8 years.

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Ann-Marie Kolberg

Miss Ann-Marie

Ann-Marie is a senior at Bethlehem Central High School.  She has been dancing for 15 years and this will be her 12th year at The Dance Experience.  Ann-Marie’s favorite style of dance is jazz but she studies tap, lyrical, hip hop, and ballet as well.

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Cassidy Mulligan

Miss Cassidy

Cassidy is a junior at Bethlehem Central High School. She has been dancing at The Dance Experience for 13 years, studying jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, and lyrical. She has assisted for many years and is so excited to begin her first year as a teacher!

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Katherine Bielawa


Katherine is a senior at Albany Academy for Girls.  She began dancing with The Dance Experience at age 4 and joined the competition team at age 7.  Her school also has a dance program in which she danced from pre-school through 9th grade. She’s very excited to begin her 2nd year teaching!

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Anna Krupa

Miss Anna

Anna is a senior at Bethlehem Central High School. She has been dancing for 10 years studying hip hop, lyrical, ballet, tap and jazz. This is Anna’s 2nd year teaching after 3 years of assisting. Besides dancing, Anna loves to hang out with friends and her family.

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