103 Duncan St., The Crossings at Rocky Springs, Lancaster PA 17602 | 717-475-3347
Amy Barth Meehan - Owner, Artistic Director, Instructor
Originally from Northern Pennsylvania, Amy grew up studing many areas of the performing arts and performing in productions all over the East Coast of the United States and the Bahamas. Miss Amy is the founder and Artistic Director of Premiere Danse Academy. She has been dancing for 32 years and has been teaching the art of dance, her passion, for 20 years. Amy has her BS in Elementary and Special Education from Misericordia University and did her masters work in education at St. Joseph´s University. Her dance training is from the Gloria Dillon Studio of Dance in Pennsylvania and Broadway Dance Center NYC in classical and contemporary ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip hop, Irish Step, toe tap, and musical theater dance. Currently Miss Amy is the Vice President of The Ballet Theater of Lancaster. She has been teaching dance for 20 years at various dance studios in Pennsylvania, for recreation programs, after school programs, preschools, fundraising events, and private parties. She has directed and staged numerous small and large productions and events. She has most recently been awarded the honor of Who´s Who Among America´s Top Dance Educators. Miss Amy believes in the collaboration of all areas of the performing arts to maximize the experience for the audience and the performers. Her goal as a teacher is to cultivate a creative learning environment that fosters excellence through traditional, contemporary, and interdisciplinary approaches that prepare students to explore, create, research, perform, and reach their full potential. Thus, providing each student the opportunity to see, develop, and expand their artistic values while learning skills and a love to be a successful contributor in the performing arts community.
Lucinda Mann Rohrer - Instructor
Lucinda was born and raised in Gap, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Pequea Valley High School. She began dancing at the age of four and hasn´t stopped since. She trained at the Lancaster School of Ballet, having the opportunity to perform in many shows as a member of the Ballet Theater of Lancaster. Lucinda then trained at the Susquehanna Dance Center where she fell in love with modern and contemporary dance, and found her passion for teaching. She was a member of the Contemporary Ballet of Pennsylvania (Cobalt), under the direction of Shari Vegso-Wilson. She has also had the opportunity to perform with Rev9 Dance Company in 2008 and 2009. After graduating, Lucinda traveled to New York City and trained at the Ailey School for two years. She has returned and is enjoying the process of auditioning for companies and shows. Lucinda is very grateful for her supportive family and fiancé, Shari Vegso-Wilson, and the Premiere Danse Academy for this opportunity to share her knowledge of dance with others.
Megan Roland began dancing at age 4 at Joanna´s Studio of Dance in Philadelphia. She performed in the Philly Area and competed in many local and national dance competitions. At age 17 she studied at The Ballet Center under Philip Carmen and Marion Tonner at the pre-professional level. She taught for over 10 years in the Philadelphia Area, and was assistant director at Joanna´s School of Dance. After relocating to Lancaster in 1997, Megan taught at Lancaster School of Ballet and was a guest teacher at The New Movement Center. She is an original member of the Grant Street Dance Company, performing with the company for over 10 years. Megan is a pediatric physical therapist at Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center where she started "Kids In Motion", a program to improve strength and flexibility through the basics of Ballet, Tap, and Creative Movement. She believes anyone can dance and have fun!
Miss Hillary has been dancing for 16 years, and this will be her 12th year dancing at Premiere Danse Academy. She is very excited to get the opportunity to teach for the second year at Premiere. She has experience in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, hip hop, lyrical, and irish step. Outside of the dance studio, Miss Hillary is a graduate of Lampeter-Strasburg High School and currently a sophomore at Millersville University. She is studying Elementary Education and hopes that the students at Premiere Danse will help her grow as a teacher as she helps them grow as dancers!