Dance Faculty

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Rebecca Banker-Studio Owner and Director

Rebecca Banker grew up in the Catskills and started dancing at a young age locally. Rebecca’s dance training includes many styles of dance including jazz, tap, ballet, modern, and lyrical.  She has performed at a number of dance competitions, annual productions, and shows throughout the community.

 

Rebecca has taken three years of dance classes and dance history in high school and attended competition workshops during that time. She has participated in classes from professional Broadway faculty including Ashle Dawson, Bobby Clark, and Thom Lake.  Rebecca has also completed the Broadway Dance Center’s teacher workshop in NYC and completed many college dance classes at her time at SUNY Oneonta. Rebecca taught ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, and tumbling for a number of years before opening the doors at CDM.

 

Rebecca graduated from Downsville Central School and has her bachelors degree in Child and Family Studies from SUNY Oneonta. She is currently the Director/Lead Teacher of the YMCA Jumpstart Preschool program and After School program at Walton.

Rebecca is First Aid and CPR certified. She holds her Barre Above and Zumbini licenses, as well as being certified in SPARK Early Childhood and School Aged curriculum. 

Quinnlyn Shields-Teacher

"Miss Quinn" grew up in the Catskills and started dancing at age 3. Quinnlyn's dance training includes ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, and modern. She has performed at many annual productions, community events, and competitions growing up. 

Quinnlyn has taught under Rebecca as a teacher assistant, since CDM has opened its doors. She has brought a smile and many ideas since her first day helping out. Quinnlyn has a talent for working with our youngest dancers and is now taking on her own classes.

Quinnlyn is a graduate from Downsville Central School. She is currently studying at SUNY Broome.

Quinnly is First Aid and CPR certified. She is also certified in SPARK Early Childhood curriculum. 

Joy Garrett-Teacher

Mrs. Garrett (Ms.Joy)  was born and raised in Virginia where she began dancing at the age of 3.  Upon high school graduation she attended Virginia Commonwealth University where she received a BFA in Dance and Choreography. She started Joy's School of Dance, Inc. in 1989 teaching Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern and choreographing for the JSOD Jewel Competition team. 

 

Additionally she has choreographed numerous musicals for high schools and churches and is a member of Dance Educators of America.  Several of her students have furthered their career and dance in numerous companies in Richmond, VA and New York City.  

Allison Lovrin- Yoga Teacher

Allison Lovrin is a recent transplant to Franklin from NYC. She’s been teaching yoga and meditation since getting certified in 2012 at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Woodbourne, NY, where she first fell in love with Catskill Mountains. Since then, she has been practicing and teaching Vinyasa and Kundalini yoga across Queens. She specializes in making the practice of yoga playful and fun, as well as using contemplative practice to help soothe and heal anxiety. Allison teaches Vinyasa, Kundlini, and Hatha style yoga. 

137 Delaware Street

Walton, NY 13856

(607) 865-7341

 

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