MEET THE STAFF
Abigail “Abby” Corr (she/her) spent her childhood in Easton, PA and began attending Stage Door Studio at the age of five years old. For high school, Abby auditioned and was accepted as a dance major to the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts located in Bethlehem, PA. Under the direction of Kimberly Maniscalco, Abby received excellent daily training and also took part in various master classes and performance opportunities. In May 2016, Abby graduated magna cum laude from The University of Hartford's Hartt School with a B.F.A. in Dance, and an emphasis in Ballet Pedagogy. During her studies at The Hartt School, she had the opportunity to perform in both classical modern and ballet works, including Doris Humphrey’s “Brandenburg Concert No. 4” under the direction of Nina Watt and restaged versions of “Swan Lake,” “Carmen,” and “Petrushka” under the direction of Hilda Morales, Debra Collins Ryder, and Stephen Pier. Abby also performed new contemporary works choreographed by members of Hartt's dance faculty and guest choreographers including Katie Stevinson-Nollet, Adam Barruch, Bryan Baira, and various peers for student-choreographed concerts. Along with performing, Abby has had the opportunity to take part in teaching internships at The Hartt School Community Division and in the Hartford Magnet School. Following graduation, Abby remained in the Hartford, CT area for two years and was on faculty at Ballet Theatre Company, Cheshire Performing Arts Academy, and Premier Dance during that time. Additionally, Abby has had the experience of working as an administrative assistant for Ballet Theatre Company as well as take on freelance performance, choreographic, and guest teaching opportunities whenever possible. In 2018, Abby relocated to her hometown of Easton, PA where she taught at her childhood dance studio (Stage Door Studio), Pennsylvania Classical Ballet Academy, and Showbiz Kidz Dance Center. In addition, Abby substitute taught for dance classes as well as general subjects at her former high school, Charter Arts, and rehearsed/preformed locally with Volare Dance Company. In July 2021, Abby relocated to Philadelphia to further pursue dance teaching and performance opportunities and is looking forward to what the Philly dance community has to offer!
Anne Margret O'Malley
Anne Margaret, a native of Philadelphia and graduate of The University of the Arts (BFA in Ballet), will be teaching Dance Combo, Musical Theatre and Jazz. As a Teaching Artist she continues to enjoy a career that spans over 25 years and 2 continents. She was a Soloist with the Philadelphia Civic Ballet Company, resident Choreographer and dancer with the Camerata and Delaware Valley Opera Companies and has performed and Choreographed in Musicals throughout the Delaware Valley and Europe. She has performed in 2 European tours with Ballet des Jeunes and was commissioned to create 3 original Ballets and Jazz concert pieces for their international programs. As a Spanish Flamenco dancer she has been a guest Artist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, an adjunct professor at Eastern University’s Dance Department and has been featured on local and national television programs. Presently she is an Adjunct Professor in Arts integration at Temple University’s College of Human Development and Education, runs her own dance company, Flamenco y Más and performs regularly for educational programs at Olé Tapas Restaurant in Newark, Delaware. When she is not dancing she is enjoying the great outdoors spending a lot of time developing her archery skills.
Stephanie Vasta - Company Director
Photo by: Impressions.Life (Jeff Somers)