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Jennifer Pertner

Tap, Jazz, Acro. Jennifer was born and raised in Cape Coral, Fl. She began dancing with Robin Dawn when she was 3years old and has taught with Robin since 1993. She choreographs and instructs the Petite Legends and Spotlights Competition Teams.Jennifer graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She is certified through Dance Masters of America in Tap and Jazz. Jennifer loves sharing her passion of dance with children and watching them grow through dance. She feels that whether a dancer competes or not, he/she acquires many useful life lessons throughout his/her dance training. Jennifer and her husband, Don, have a son, Derek, born April 2010.

Vanessa Hutchings

Acro, Contortion, Jazz, Lyrical. Vanessa is one of the most accomplished performers and dance teachers in upstate NewYork. She has been dancing for 20 years and has taught for 8. This is her fourth year here living in Florida and she loves being apart of the Robin Dawn family. Vanessa has created numerous competition routines that have received overall high scores, as well as choreography awards. This is her third year doing Performance Team and it continues to grow. During the day Vanessa teaches dance at a local preschool. This year she married to her fiancé Dylan and the two of them are now expecting baby Hutchings. Vanessa says, “Having taught dance for many years, I look forward to working with dancers of all ages giving them positive instruction. Dance is my passion.”

Amy Valerius

Ballet, Poite, Lyrical. Amy has been teaching dance for 22 years. She moved down from Minneapolis, Minnesota and has been a part of the Robin Dawn Family for 11 years now. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a double major in Dance and Kinesiology. She has worked with competitive dancers for the past 20 years with much success. Amy has won numerous choreography awards, while her students have been acknowledged with many high point awards in both regional and national competitions, Amy is also a dance teacher at North Ft. MyersHigh School. She has a 18 year old daughter and 15 year old son.

Sonya Reichenbach

Acro,Circus Arts,Aerial. Sonya has over 25 years of teaching experience. She has been certified in jazz and acrobatics through Dance Masters of America. he past few years she has enjoyed specializing in aerial arts and acrobatics.

Jessica Michaels

Jessica worked successfully in NYC as a professional dancer for 10 years. She has danced from New York to California to Tokyo to London doing videos, TV appearances, cruise ships, industrials and musical theatre productions. Her performance highlights include: City Center “Encores” Series (Broadway Limited Run) “One Touch of Venus”, North Carolina Theatre “Jesus Christ Superstar”, Broadway Palm “Evita”, “The King & I” and “Aladdin”, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Aretha Franklin’s “Everyday People” video, TV performances with MC Hammer, as well as industrials for Mattel (NYC), Beanie Babies (L.A.), Sony (Tokyo), and Matrix (“The Hair Olympics” – London) to name a few.

Upon retiring from her performing career in 2000, Jessica became co-owner and artistic director of the dance program at Atlantic Arts Academy in Jupiter, FL—a studio with 750 students, 19 teachers, and a 200-seat black box theatre. In 2015, she completed her Acrobatic Arts Module 1 certification.

Upon selling her studio, she developed JAM cosmetics, her own line of healthier stage makeup for dancers. And as of Feb 2016, she has also become the Global Ambassador and Program Creator for Wingman for Dance, a youth leadership program that inspires compassion, empathy and kindness in children.

Charity Marie Molloy

Charity began her dance training at the age of three. She trained predominately under the direction of Kim Hall and Amy Rhoda-Taylor. Additionally she trained and took classes from dance legends such as Jackie Sleight, Frank Hatchett, Roland Dupree, Joe Tremaine, and Mia Michaels. She has been teaching dance for 26 years in the genres of Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acrobatics, and Pre-School combination classes. She has choreographed, as part of a studio as well as free-lance, for individuals for competitions, auditions, performances, and beauty pageants as well as for theater companies, middle school and high school dance teams and show choirs. Charity taught at the Heidelberg School of the Arts in Germany for three years and was the director of the Tap and Jazz programs there. She also taught at various youth services in Germany throughout Mannheim, Worms, and Heidelberg. Charity taught for Kim Hall’s School of Dance in Brandon, Florida, the studio where she grew up and received her training. There she was the co-director of the competition team, ILLUSIONS, until her move to Fort Myers. Charity danced professionally for Walt Disney World in the theme parks, parades, hotels, and various shows. She also worked for Walt Disney World performing as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel and Snow White. Additionally, Charity danced with the Heidelberg Ballet in Heidelberg, Germany. Charity has choreographed numerous stage shows including Cabaret, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Bye Bye Birdie, Grease, Annie Get Your Gun, Oliver, and Anything Goes. Through her dance career she has been awarded the “Dancer of the Year” award, “Leadership” award, and various choreography awards. Charity is honored to now be a part of the Robin Dawn Academy faculty and is blessed everyday that that dance is a part of her life.

Jessica J. Rhea

Get Fit! Group Exercise. Jessica herself is a product of Robin Dawn Academy. She danced and competed with RDA for ten years and is now the parent of an RDA dancer! After graduating from the University of Florida with a Master’s Degree in Education, Jessica returned to Cape Coral to begin her professional career, first in the public school system and now at Florida Gulf Coast University where she holds the position of Director of Community Engagement. Jessica never lost her passion for dance and over the years has used her skills to choreograph routines for programs through the City of Cape Coral, local schools, and McGregor Baptist Church. She recently became certified by the National Exercise Trainer Association to combine her love of dancing, teaching, and fitness. She is excited to offer this new class at the studio and hopes others are excited to “Get Fit” too!

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Dawn Marie O’Donnell

Dawn Marie began her formal dance and cheer training at the age of 7. She immediately found her love and passion! She quickly progressed, and by age 12, She was performing professionally in musical theater productions. By her 15th birthday, she was teaching her own classes at local dance studios in Eastern Massachusetts. She received her formal adult training at he Boston Conservatory, with a double major in Musical theater and Dance. After performing in numerous musicals and dance groups in the Boston area, she became an NFL Cheerleader for the New England Patriots. She spent three amazing seasons with the Patriots. Her most memorable moments were cheering in a Super Bowl and singing the National Anthem, in Foxboro Stadium. Although Tap has always been her first love, she has studied other forms of dance including Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Ballroom, Hip Hop and Cheer. Her love for performing has only grown over the years, along with her passion for dance and cheer. She has almost 30 years of instructional experience. Over the last 15 years, she has specialized in teaching young dancers. Dawn absolutely loves the babies!