Teri Nobbs - Owner / Dance Teacher
Teri has had the privilege of dancing and teaching dance as a career for more than 40 years. Prior to being the dance director of Columbiana PAC, Teri owned The Stage Door Performing Arts Center in Poland, and owned and operated her first studio, Teri’s Dance & Baton Center. During her career as an instructor, she trained under Mr. Rennie Davis of Youngstown, and many other renowned choreographers. She has attended and completed her training to teach dance through the Dance Masters of America Organization.
As an educator, Teri has had the opportunity to teach hundreds of dancers in workshops, clinics, performing arts schools, dance lines, show choirs, pre-schools, and theatre productions. Her studios have served as a supportive and encouraging training ground for aspiring dancers since 1980. Teri has two daughters , Ms. Shirlee Simon- Past dancer In NYC and current owner and Personal trainer at Hybrid Barbell Gym. And Ms. Brooke Nobbs currently pursuing an acting career in California.
Chloe Miller - Baton / Dance Instructor
As a part of Columbiana Performing Arts Centre, Chloe looks forward to teaching the sport of baton to the next generation of twirlers. Chloe started competitive twirling and dance at the age of 5.
Baton twirling gave her many opportunities to travel around the country, as well as the world going to many competitions. She won many state, national and world titles, which include Miss Majorette of Ohio, Miss Majorette of the Great Lakes, Miss Majorette of America, and Grand National Twirling Champion.
She qualified for the United States Twirling Team three times, when she traveled to Holland, Belgium and Switzerland and won multiple silver and bronze medals. A native of Niles, Chloe was the feature twirler at her high school, as well as the University of Kentucky. Chloe, also has extensive training and performance teaching Jazz, Lyrical, and Hip Hop and is part of our Columbiana Competition teaching staff.
Aubrie Morrison - Dance Instructor
Aubrie is currently a senior at Youngstown State University and will be graduating in December of 2020. Upon graduating, Aubrie will be receiving a Bachelor's degree in General Studies with concentrations in dance management, marketing communications and psychology. Aubrie began dancing at the age of two and has had a passion for dance and the performing arts ever since.
Over the years, she has received training in jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, modern, and creative movement. Aubrie danced with the YSU Dance Ensemble from 2015-2017. In 2019, Aubrie danced with The Millennial Theatre Company (MTC) in their production of Chicago the Musical and also choreographed MTC’s production of Legally Blonde the Musical. Aubrie is extremely excited to begin another year with the Columbiana PAC family. She looks forward to sharing her love and passion for the arts with her students.
Jordan DeSantis - Dance Instructor
Jordan DeSantis started dancing when she was three and hasn’t stopped performing since. She graduated from AMDA College of the Performing Arts in February with her BFA in Performing Art, with a focus in Musical Theater. Before attending AMDA Jordan performed in her high school’s production of The Wizard of Oz as the Wicked Witch. At AMDA, she portrayed Dot from Sunday in the Park With George. Jordan has done student film work and was a competing dancer on the Lifetime show, Dance Moms. She is excited to be teaching at the Columbiana Performing Arts Center and to be doing what she loves. She can’t wait to see where her journey takes her and hopefully a fluffy golden companion will be joining her soon.
Kathryn Stanton - Music /Voice Instructor
Kathryn Stanton started performing on stage as a dancer at age 4. That blossomed into musical theater and opera and brought her to teaching. She holds a bachelors degree in music with an emphasis in voice from Youngstown State University. Originally from Burgettstown, PA, Kathryn graduated from The Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School in Midland, PA in 2008, and performed in many productions with Pittsburgh Musical Theater, including Annie (Grace Farrell), West Side Story (Nibbles), Titanic (Kate Murphy), and The Civil War (Chorus) which featured Tony Award-winner Billy Porter.
At YSU, she performed in scenes from Carmen (Carmen), The Marriage of Figaro (Marcellina), Cendrillon (Madame de la Haltière), and Gianni Schicchi (Zita), as well as a production of Cosi fan Tutte (Dorabella). Along with Columbiana PAC, Kathryn teaches choir, piano, and general music at Chaney High School in Youngstown.
Gina Love - Voice Instructor
Gina Love has been a singer and musician pretty much all her life. Her passion for music began before she could remember. She was singing harmony with the radio at age 3. She began guitar lessons at the age of 8. Throughout school she was involved in several choirs as well as performing in high school musicals.
As an adult, Gina was the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for A Little Left of Center, an all-female rock/pop band; guitarist & vocalist of the regional Christian ensemble Morning Star; member of Dana Classical Guitar Quartet; and currently guitarist & vocalist with a classical fusion trio, Classical G.A.S. She has also served as musical director for countless retreats, sung with and accompanied multiple local and regional choirs, and is currently a liturgical musician at multiple parishes.
Gina studied music education at Dana School of Music. She studied classical guitar under Dr. Francois Fowler and vocal technique with Dr. Allan Moser.
Gina has been teaching guitar for 20 years. She is also a voice coach for cantors, and teaches elementary and middle school music. She works with students of all ages and levels, and loves to incorporate activities and games into her lessons. “Music has always been an important part of my life and as a music educator my goal is to bring out the best in each of my students; to foster in them a love and appreciation for the incredible gift that music is.”
Karen High – Piano Teacher
Karen is a retired high school teacher and family counselor, recently relocated to Ohio from Pennsylvania, and currently teaching piano in Salem. Beginning piano lessons at age 7, her love of music is a family trait. She accompanied musicals and
soloists at schools and churches while completing degrees in Chemistry and Education, Counseling, and most recently, Software Development. Prior to 2021, Karen was the principal accompanist for the Beaver Valley Choral Society and
substitute musician at several area churches. She is delighted to finally have time for one-to-one individualized piano instruction of anyone interested in developing their own skills.
Stephen Pappas – Music Teacher
Stephen Pappas is an up and coming independent recording artist who is gaining international attention. He is currently leading the band Centre Piece as singer, song writer, and executive producer. When not performing, Stephen also works as an artist consultant and producer/liaison for Mind Rocket Recording Studio owned by Josh Roman. Stephen‘s experience within the music industry has made him a valuable teacher with numerous contacts. Stephen began his journey as a guitarist having spent many years recording songs and working in studios. He then decided to write, produce and publish his own music including his album called “Lullaby”. Stephen currently has two published releases available through Sentric Music (U.K.). One full length album and the bands’ new single called Scars are available on Spotify and Apple Music. Stephen studied vocal science for three years under the mentorship of singer Daniel Tompkins from the U.K. band TesseracT. He previously studied guitar under his father Steve Pappas, an Ohio-based finger style guitarist, composer, and teacher.
Brooke Nobbs - Acting Teacher
Brooke Nobbs is an accomplished performer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from The Youngstown State University department of Theatre and Dance. She specializes in stage, film, and voice acting and has done many local shows and short films. Her passion for acting and performance started at a very young age and has been carried with her throughout the years into her young adulthood (and no doubt, beyond). After living in Los Angeles, CA briefly - she has moved back to Ohio to pursue other creative endeavors. Brooke has a strong belief that acting not only brings individuals out of their shell, but also has a huge impact on the world.
Nicole Fryfogle - Acting Teacher
Nicole has been involved in theater from a young age. After years of performing she transitioned into directing. Nicole started and directed the Drama program at SJIHM, a now closed local k-8 school . She spent 15 years as a an assistant speech and debate coach at Ursuline High School and spent many of those years also assisting in directing their theater program. Nicole moved to South Range High School in 2015 and took over that program in 2017. Along with her coaching staff she has coached many students to the State and National Tournaments as well as had multiple State Champions. One of Nicole’s proudest accomplishments is the creation and development of the Broadway Kids Camp. This camp has been held at schools, churches, and other venues in the area for 15 years. The purpose of the performing arts camp is to teach children confidence through performing.
Don Pedicini Jr. - Art Instructor
Don Pedicini Jr. is a professional illustrator who holds a BFA from YSU.
Don has worked for companies such as Topps, Upper Deck and Cryptozoic Entertainment. He has also worked on over 25 entertainment and sports licenses such as Star Wars, MLB, NFL, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, CSI series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, Terminator and many many more.
Adam Pratt - Art Instructor
Professional artist, Adam Pratt, is the owner of Youngstown Cycle and Speed in Boardman, Ohio. Adam has an associates degree in Visual Communications from The International Academy of Design and Technology. He resides in Columbiana, Ohio with his fiance, Brianna, daughters Isabella and Lyddie, Chow, Nala, and two cats Vinny and Kitty. Adam enjoys custom paintwork, pinstriping, and airbrushing. He is a hot rod, motorcycle, and Jeep enthusiast who spends his free time customizing his classic cars.