Meet our Teachers
Brittany Thierman (Stevens) is the current owner/ director of NSD. Brittany has experience teaching tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, acro dance, contemporary and modern. Brittany is Acrobatic Arts Certified, has attended the Dance Masters of America Teacher Training School as well as taking classes at studios in New York City, Toronto, ON, and Rome, Italy. Brittany will be teaching Tap, Advance Jazz, Ballet and Pointe in Olean & Port Allegany for the 2018-2019 season.
Shelley Greene has been a part of NSD since 2015. She is our assistant director of Children’s Studies. Shelley has many years of experience teaching different styles of dance including Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, Creative Movement, Zumba , Zumba Toning, Zumba Kids, Twinkle Twos and Senior and Group Fitness classes. Shelley has a passion for teaching and has attended the Dance Masters of America Teacher Training School. Shelley will be teaching Twinkle Twos, Twinkle Stars, Tap/ Ballet/ Acrobatic combo classes, Hip Hop, Adult Jazz and Pre-Modern in Olean for the 2018-2019 dance season.
Lisa Kranz Has been dancing most of her life at her home studio in Buffalo, NY. Ms. Lisa started teaching at NSD in 2017. She has experience in many styles of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, modern and contemporary. Ms. Lisa was a competitive dancer in her younger years. Ms. Lisa will be teaching our Lyrical Performance Team, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz & Tap for the 2018-2019 season.
Brooke Astley started teaching at NSD in 2017. She is a student at St. Bonaventure University and has been dancing most of her life. She is a choreographer for the SBU Dance Team and was a dance teacher over the summers back home in Pittsburgh, PA. Brooke will be teaching Hip Hop for our 2018-2019 dance season.
Colleen Corrado has been dancing most of her life back at her home studio in New Jersey. She is a Senior at St. Bonaventure and is a choreographer for the SBU Dance Team. She is also a dance teacher back home over the summers. Ms. Colleen’s favorite styles of dance are Tap and Acro. A Fun Fact Ms. Colleen has tapped in a show in NYC. Ms. Colleen will be teaching Ballet, Pre- Pointe & Acro for the 2018-2019 season.
Jen Pease has been a life long dancer at NSD. She started classes when she was very little with Mrs. Michelle Marks. Ms. Jen started teaching at NSD in 2017 and has attended the Dance Teacher Network Convention. Ms. Jen’s favorite style of dance is Tap. Ms. Jen has experience teaching tap, jazz, ballet, creative movement, and Zumba. She will be teaching Creative Movement, Pre-k, Tap/Ballet/Acro Combo classes, Tap & Jazz for the 2018-2019 season.
Brie Lara started teaching at NSD in 2018. She has lots of experience in dance and choreography – she was the lead choreographer for Bye Bye Birdie (2018) and has helped choreograph with the Kiwanis Kapers show in nearby Bradford, PA. She has attended the Dance Teacher Network Convention. Ms. Brie will be teaching Hip Hop and Modern for the 2018-2019 season.
NSD Port Allegany Teachers 2018-2019
NSD Olean Teachers 2018-2019