Dee Crittenden - Owner/Director- more details to come
Dagoberto Nieves - Teacher- Dago began his training at age 8 with Edward Parish. He performed in the Nutcracker at
the age of 9 with the Chicago City Ballet. Nieves trained at New York City Ballet's School of American Ballet for
several years on full scholarship. Mikhail Baryshnikov invited Dago to join The American Ballet where he performed in
the corps and solo danced. In 1985, Nieves joined the Milwaukee Ballet as a soloist. There he performed in "Giselle
and Benno" and "Swan Lake." In 1989 he joined the Pacific Northwest Ballet and was promoted to soloist in 1990.
He performed in "Romeo and Juliet," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Swan Lake," "The Nutcracker," and the title role
in "Prodigal Son."
Justin Schaad- coming soon
Lisa Coffey- coming soon
Cathy Carter - coming soon
Christina Flores- coming soon
Cody Morgan- coming soon
Gayle McWhorter- Teacher- Gayle's passion for dance began at Dottie’s Dance Studio in Newark, Delaware when she
was three years old. She took 9 years of Ballet, Tap, and Jazz under the instruction of the director, Ms. Dottie. In middle
school and high school, Gayle was on a cheer/dance team that performed numerous Jazz routines for school events.
Later, in college, Gayle performed at West Chester University with a Dance Troupe. There she participated in two
shows where she performed several Jazz and Tap numbers. After college, Gayle danced for Disney, at the Magic
Kingdom, in the holiday parades for three years. She also took Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, and Hip-Hop at several local dance
studios here in Osceola County. For the past five years, Gayle has been dancing at Dance Central where she has
taken Hip-Hop, Ballet, and Jazz. This is her fourth year teaching Jazz for teens/adults and her second year teaching
Hip-Hop at Dance Central.
Kimmy Geddie - Guest Teacher and Choreographer- A native of Dallas, TX, Miss Kimmy brings with her over twenty
years of dance training and performance experience. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance with Emphasis in Modern
from Texas Tech University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She has trained in numerous forms of dance
including jazz, ballroom, contemporary, ethnic dance, pantomime, and partnering. She also has extensive training in
classical and romantic ballet, and has studied with former Kirov star Galina Panova and the late Madame Natalie
Krassovska of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Miss Kimmy’s classical repertoire includes “Dying Swan”, Lilac Fairy
from “Sleeping Beauty, and “The Nutcracker”. She has toured and performed nationwide from Dallas to New York to
Miami to Long Beach.
Copyright Dan Wermuth
Dance Central is a non-competition, family-friendly school of dance dedicated to the personal development of each
student. Our students are encouraged to hold onto or develop their individual creativity as well as explore and master the
techniques related to the dance disciplines they've decided to study.
We help our less-experienced students overcome any initial shyness or lack of confidence. We encourage all of our
students to interact courteously and productively with other students and with their teachers.
We also motivate all of our students by inviting them to participate in the decision-making process as we select Recital
music and costumes. If our students make choreography suggestions that we can incorporate into their class's number,
we give them credit in our Recital program. In short, we help them feel ownership of their Recital performance.
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