Teri Nobbs - Dance Director
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 was also owner of The Stage Door, 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
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 The Stage Door, Kathryn teaches choir, piano, and general music at Chaney High School in Youngstown.
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 Morrison is a student at Youngstown State University studying business and psychology. She has always had a passion for the arts. Aubrie started dancing at the age of two. Over the years she has been trained in jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical/contemporary, modern, and hip hop. She danced with the YSU Dance Ensemble from 2015-2017.
Aubrie is a 2015 graduate of Poland Seminary High School where she was a member of show choir and drama club. Aubrie is very excited to be apart of Columbiana Performing Arts family. She looks forward to sharing her love and passion for the arts with her students.
Liz Cooper - Guest Instructor Ballet
Liz Cooper grew up in Youngstown, Ohio with her dance roots beginning with the Joan Miller Hyde School of Dance. Liz continued her performing arts education through high school, studying and also competing with Dance Masters of Ohio and America amongst others. Although trained in the Russian Method of ballet technique that focuses on specific, disciplined body placement and alignment, Liz teaches in a non-conformist blend of ballet techniques including ABT, Cecchetti, and Pilates strength training.
Shirlee Simon - Student conditioning fitness trainer
Shirlee Simon, from Youngstown, Ohio, began dancing at the age of three. She attended “Teri’s Dance & Baton Center” known today as “The Stage Door Dance & Theatre Arts Academy”, under the direction of Teri Nobbs. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and is trained in all styles of dance with a concentration in Ballet, Jazz and Modern.
In 2008, Shirlee moved to New York City where she pursued teaching, choreography, and performance. After settling down from auditioning and performing, Shirlee decided to take her love and knowledge of movement and the body to a new level. She became an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified personal trainer.
For the last three years Shirlee has worked for gyms and private training companies all around Manhattan. Shirlee believes you learn, grow, and get better at what you do through experience and is grateful for being able to work with such diverse clientele.
Shirlee is driven by her passion for strength, movement, fitness, health, and energy. Her areas of focus include, strength training, cardio, weight loss, functional training, diet and nutrition and kettle bells. She is a lover of Dance, Spartan races and Power lifting. She is dedicated to providing motivation and goal driven programs and looks forward to helping clients become happy and healthy inside and out.
Currently Shirlee is co-owner of Hybrid Barbell in Youngstown a personal training gym, and will work with our intermediate advanced students for strength and agility.