Sarah has danced at Dimensions Studio since the age of 5 when Dimensions opened its doors in 1997. Sarah danced competitively and won several high awards for her performances over the years. She continued with her dance training through college and into adulthood. While in college, she performed with the Bailey Mountain Cloggers Dance Team in Mars Hill and the Catawba College Dance Ensemble in Salisbury, NC. At a young age, Sarah performed on Off-Broadway in New York City after receiving extensive training from many distinguished instructors and choreographers, including attending Beginnings Workshop under the direction of Petr Sklar. For a short time, Sarah also trained under ballet master, Wayne Burritt at Dimensions Studio in Mars Hill. Sarah is a registered member of Acrobatique and is in the process of receiving her Jr Acrobatics certification. She has acted as a guest judge and master instructor at several studios around the Western North Carolina area. Sarah was an instructor with Betsy’s School of Dance in Franklin, NC and Tiger, GA from 2014-2018. She has led dance teams from both studios to winning high awards at regional dance competitions. With more than 15 years of teaching experience, Sarah became the owner of Dimensions Studio in Mars Hill in 2018 and Weaverville in 2021. Sarah serves as the artistic director and head choreographer of the All-Star Performance Team and acts as an instructor at both locations. Sarah attends several dance conferences each year to extend her dance, instruction, and business knowledge. Sarah thrives on sharing the love of dance with her community, she is inspired to instill confidence and positive dance experiences in young dancers. It was always a dream of hers to become the owner of Dimensions, her home studio which has a special place in her heart.
Sarah is married to the love of her life, Allen. Together they have 3 sons- Oaklee, age 4, and twin boys Archer & Woodson, age 4 months!!
Elaine is excited to join the Dimensions team this August 2021 as Office Manger at the Weaverville location. Over the past 15 years, Elaine served as Director of Operations at Legal Club – a nationwide legal referral service headquartered in south Florida. There, she successfully managed and optimized company wide operations, supervised the functions of all internal departments, and analyzed and effectively mitigated risks. Elaine’s career path also includes experience in marketing, customer service, and administration where she displayed her capacity to multi-task and empathize, promoting a team spirit among associates. After raising her family in south Florida, Elaine and her husband decided to retire from full-time work in 2020, and build a new home in Weaverville, North Carolina. She is looking forward to becoming involved in giving back to her community, drawing from her extensive experience and skills. Dimension’s ethos to achieving a healthy, active lifestyle fits right in with Elaine’s life philosophy of mindful living. It is with these mutual goals, that Elaine is eager to assist the Dimensions team to achieve their goals!
Miss Gina has been an A.F.F.A. fitness instructor for over a decade, she has extensive experience creating movement-based programs for all ages. She especially enjoys encouraging those newest to a lifelong wellness habit – children! Each session she creates a high-energy dance party. Her Creative Movement classes (or Tots for short) are filled with follow the leader, freeze games, and imagination-filled activities. These 30-minute sessions showcase the amazing variety of music geared toward growing the minds, bodies, and confidence of these littlest athletes. Miss Gina started babysitting for neighbors at 12 years old and has many techniques to keep youngsters entertained safely. Miss Gina started dancing at her local studio at seven years old and began teaching fitness to high school students through the Upward Bound program when she was at Mars Hill College, now University. Gina combines her movement teaching background with her leadership skills developed in her work in Recreation and Fitness Management, including 18 years as a Recreation Director at Mountain Air Country Club. Her enthusiasm is evident in every encounter but her fresh approach to fundamental drills sets her teaching apart. She balances repetition and new experiences in a fun, approachable way. Miss Gina offers a strong first step to develop good techniques and establish lifelong healthy habits. Miss Gina’s goals are to encourage wellness, community, and good fun for all ages.
Miss Caitlin grew up in Weaverville and went to school in the North Buncombe district. She previously taught at Weaverville Dance Academy for four years, 2016-2020, teaching beginner hip hop and lyrical. She took dance for 13 years at Weaverville Dance Academy before attending college. Miss Caitlin went to Mars Hill University and graduated in 2018 with a degree in Middle Grades education with concentrations in English/Language Arts and Social Studies. She currently teaches fifth grade at Enka Intermediate School. She is married to her high school sweetheart. They now live in Marshall with their two cats. We are so excited to have her on staff at Dimensions!
Miss Lindsey began dancing at age 4 right here in the Dimensions Weaverville studio- formerly Weaverville Dance Academy (WDA). She was trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. After being there 14 years she continued dancing in college as a member of Appalachian State University’s Entropy Dance Crew, as well as post-grad in Wilmington, NC as a member of Physical Graffeeti. Lindsey loves to share her love of dance wherever she can and has most recently taught jazz, tap and hip hop classes at Creative Republic Dance Academy in Franklin, NC and led movement groups to clients at an addiction treatment center in Asheville, NC. Lindsey was also a dance instructor at WDA student in 2014, and again during WDA’s 2019-20 season. Currently, Lindsey works for an optometry practice in South Asheville and is thrilled to have Dimensions as her newest dance home!
Miss Leanne is a teacher of ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and theater, and has been teaching for over 30 years! She received her BFA in Dance from the Boston Conservatory in 1986. After graduating, Leanne taught dance classes, choreographed, and performed in studios and Community Theaters in the NJ areas where she grew up.
In 1990, she opened a dance studio in Wilmington, NC to be near Carolco Film Studios. During her 7 years there, Leanne had the privilege of choreographing for the television series “Young Indiana Jones Chronicles”, and performed in the movie: “Radio Land Murders” as a Featured Dancer. She married the love of her life, Brian, and continued teaching while raising their sons.
Leanne and her family moved to Asheville in 2006. She performed in the Asheville Ballet Nutcracker; choreographed numerous Musical Theater productions for local schools that her sons attended; and was a Ballet Instructor for 12 years at Weaverville Dance academy in Weaverville.
Dimensions is so excited to have her on staff this coming season!
Bio coming soon!