Staff

Mandi Angelini-Baney

Mandi graduated from Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance with concentrations in Jazz and Modern. While at Point Park, she performed in faculty performances and the Student Choreography Project. She was also in Doug Bentz’s contemporary version of Cinderella, and the debut performance of The Snow Queen. After graduation,  Mandi danced with rEvolve Dance Theatre, a contemporary dance company and also with Miller DANCE, a modern dance company. Her other performance experience includes Attack Theatre’s annual Dirty Ball, and also commercial work performing under the direction of Anne Reinking, an industrial for Howard Hanna, a Crestar promotion at the 84-Lumber Classic, a Herradura Tequila Promotion, and in commercials for The Medicine Mine, Inc. and EDMC (Educational Management Corporation). Mandi has taught regularly for many renowned dance studios throughout the area including: Katy Lyon Dance Center (Uniontown, PA), Kat & Co. Dance Studio (Morgantown, WV), Roger’s School of Dance (Murrysville, PA), and the Civic Light Opera Academy (Pittsburgh, PA). She was also the Dance Program Director at the Sarah Heinz House, a boys’ and girls’ club on the north shore of Pittsburgh for three years. Mandi’s competition accomplishments include being named “Young Choreographer of the Year” three times (American Dance Awards, Pittburgh, PA), being nominated for the National Choreography Award (Headliners Performing Arts Competition, Providence, RI), receiving the Diamond Choreography Award (American Dance Awards, Pittsburgh, PA), and receiving a Choreography Award (StarQuestInternational Talent Competition, Pittsburgh, PA). Mandi was also “National Miss. Headliner” (Headliners Performing Arts Competition, Providence, RI).

Mandi has owned and directed EADS for six years where she has had dancers perform throughout Southwestern PA, and has had dancers competing for five years. She has been the coach of the W&J College Dance Team for six years.

Renee Watterson

Renee has been studying dance since the age of 4. She's had extensive training in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, and hip hop. Renee danced competitively for 8 years winning numerous awards and scholarships. She began teaching at the young age of 12 as an assistant. She won several choreography awards in her years of teaching. Renee is an active member of Dance Masters of America Chapter 10 of Pennsylvania. She has done work for area college dance teams as well. Most recently she was hired to choreograph a television commercial which was filmed in Pittsburgh, and the ad is currently being seen on television nationwide. Renee is a 2001 graduate of Lincoln High School. Renee also graduated from Mount Union College in 2005 with a degree in athletic training and graduated in May of 2009 from Geneva College with her Masters in higher education.

Emily Caudill

 

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