Cathy Moran- Mrs. Moran has been the Owner/Director of the Chester Valley Dance Academy, LLC for the past sixteen years. She continued her education in Canada at Le Ballet Jazz Co., National Tap Co., and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet. Mrs. Bartelmo-Moran has also danced professionally with Opus I Contemporary Company, Philadelphia, Three Little Bakers Dinner Theatre, DE and held the position of Executive Director of Contempra Dance Theater. Her students have been accepted to such prestigious schools as the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, Pennsylvania Ballet, Allentown Dance Conservatory, Houston Ballet, and the Governor School for the Arts. Mrs. Bartelmo-Moran has choreographed productions such as the Nutcracker, Cinderella, Aladdin and King and I.
Sophia Govorov- Mrs. Govorov studied under Suzanne Farrell at the Kennedy Center, Patricia McBride at Chautauqua, and attended The School of American Ballet in New York. Ms. Castaldi, a 1998 National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts Level II recipient, was also School of American Ballet's 1998 Princess Grace nominee. She Danced with The Miami City Ballet from 1998-2002 and most recently danced with the Pennsylvania Ballet in The Nutcracker.
Pam Devenney- Mrs. Devenney has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Dance Education from Towson University. She has been teaching dance in the Public school system and private dance studios for the past fourteen years. Mrs. Devenney received the "1999 Dance Education Teacher of the Year" award from the Maryland division of AHPERD. She currently holds her Pennsylvania State Certification in Dance Education. While teaching dance courses at Immaculata University, she developed and directed the annual  Chester County Dance Festival. Currently, Mrs. Devenney directs the Dance Education Program at the  Academy of Notre Dame, a private girls school (grades 6-12),  in Villanova.
Beth DeVito-Luton-A native of West Chester Pennsylvania, Miss Beth started dancing at the age of 4 at the West Chester Performing Arts Center under the direction of Maryanne Jacobsen. There she studied all genres of dance including Classical Ballet (Vagonava Method) Jazz, Modern and Tap. During her training Miss Beth had the wonderful opportunity to study under some greats like, Myra Bazell, Paul Klocke, Scott Jovovich, Gail Oldfield and many others. She went on to study with the Rock School of Philadelphia and was asked to join their summer intensive programs. Beth also went on to study with Boston Ballet summer intensive programs. At the age of 17 Beth successfully auditioned at the Colorado Ballet and was accepted as a Corps member. After completing several years of dancing professionally, Miss Beth went on to further her dance education and received an Associates Degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. While attending the University Beth was able to study under an d perform works from renowned artists Roni Koresh, Barbara Sandanato, Lavaughn Robinson and many others. Beth has been teaching in both Chester and Delaware counties for over 10 years and has made this her career. When she is not teaching she enjoys spending time with her husband and young son.
Ann Fonash- Ms. Fonash has been a dance educator throughout the Chester, Delaware and Berks County areas since 1993.  She has had extensive training in jazz, modern, ballet, tap, and hip hop; having studied at prestigious schools such as the Universsity of Performing Arts, Kutztown University, and University of Southern Florida.  Miss ann has danced professionally in Philadelphia's Fourth of July Parade 9televised), philadelphia's thanksgiving Day Parade (televised) and with the critically acclaimed "ContempraDance theatre".  Along with teaching at Chester Valley Dance Academy, Miss ann is currently the director of petite Performers Dance Program at La Petite Academy (Lionville) where she teaches dance to children of all ages and abilities.
Rachel Beiswenger - Ms. Beiswenger started her dance training at the age of four at Chester Valley Dance Academy under the direction of Cathy Bartelmo-Moran. There she studied many forms of dance such as ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern and hip-hop.  Miss Rachel continued her dance training at Towson University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in Dance Performance. While at Towson she had the opportunity to work with Juan Carlos Blanco, Carlos Danaan, Stephanie Powell, Dion Wilson and Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell.  After graduating, Miss Rachel moved to New York City to pursue her dream of dancing. After several months of auditioning, she moved to Texas to work with the Granbury Operahouse, where she performed in and choreographed several musicals.  She also assisted with the children’s theatre school.   Miss Rachel is currently living and teaching dance in and around Malvern and is excited to be a part of Alchemy Dance Company in Philadelphia. 
Angela Bates Majewski - Mrs. Bates-Majewski started dancing at the age of five at the Anna Marie Dance Studio in Delaware.  She was trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, tap, and musical theatre.  She continued her dance education with Ann Reinking at the Broadway Theatre Project.  She toured for 2 years around the US with the Young Americans.  She recieved her B.A. in Elementary Education and a minor in Music and Mathematics from West Chester University.  She has been performing all over in musicals, and done some industrial work including performances at Radio City Music Hall with the Rockettes.  Favorite roles include Lola in Damn Yankees, Babette in Beauty and the Beast, Mazepa in Gypsy, June in Chicago, Kit Kat Girl in Cabaret, DeLee in Smokey Joe's Cafe, Phyllis and Annie in 42nd Street, and many others.  She has also choreographed Footloose and Black Patent Leather Shoes at the New Candlelight Theatre, West Side Story at Three Little Bakers, The Wiz, Suessical, and Urinetown at the Wilmington Drama League, and many high school musical productions.  She currently teaches all styles of dance and different levels and ages all over the Delaware Valley and has been for the past 12 years.  When she is not teaching, choreographing, or performing, she is being a mommy to her two little boys and helping the family run the their business.  She LOVES her job!  
Debbie Sachar- Mrs. Sachar started dancing at the age of 3 and has been teaching dance at the Chester Valley Dance Academy for the past 20 years.  She has performed in London, Japan, New York, and Disney World.  She was a Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleader for three years and modeled throughout the Philadelphia area.  Debbie was featured in the Nutcracker as Clara, and Dew Drop.  Along with  her performing career, Debbie graduated from Immaculata University with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology and obtained her Master's Degree in Reading.  She is currently a Kindergarten teacher for the Upper Merion Area School District and has been an elementary school teacher for the past 16 years. 

She loves teaching and it shows on the children's smiling faces.  Parents request Debbie year after year because the children enjoy themselves, gain self-esteem, and lose themselves in the art of dance!

Andreas Johnson- Dre Andreas has been dancing professionally for five years, working for professional dance groups such as New York Entertainment and Versatile Dance Group before joining Clyde Evan's Chosen Dance Company. Andreas has appeared on BET, the Apollo, and as a back-up dancer for recognized recording artists 50 Cent, Wayne Wonder, Amerie, The Diplomats, 3LW, Philly's Most Wanted and No Questions. In addition to television appearances, Andreas hassle performed in over a hundred shows nationwide. A highly touted performing artist, Andreas shares his dance knowledge with us at C.V.D.A. and teaches in the Philadelphia area dance schools.
Corinne Karon- Ms. Karon received her BFA from the University of the Arts, trained in Ireland-Irish Step, and held residency at the Beijing Dance Academy in Beijing, China where she taught tap. She is the Assistant Artistic Director of Tap Team Two and Co. in Philadelphia and has performed throughout the USA and abroad.
Christine Swarm-Kusnierczyk- Mrs. Swarm-Kusnierczyk attended the West Chester University as a Physical Fitness Major and dance minor.  Also has taken classes at the University of the Arts, as well as numerous teacher's workshops and conventions such as Star Power, Stepp Stewart, Gus Giordano Jazz Conferences to keep up with her dance training.   She was the dance Program Coordinator/Director for Body Quest Fitness and Dance Center for 7 years. While being dance director, her students successfully auditioned and performed in Walt Disney World (Florida), Princess Cruise Lines, as well as numerous area mall performances. She has performed professionally with Barley Sheaf Playhouse, Forge Theatre, and WCOJ Cable.
Marla Maes- Ms. Maes started her training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet where she studied the Vaganova syllabus under John White and Margarita de Saa. She continued her training through summer programs at the Joffrey Ballet. She has performed professionally with the Sarasota Ballet, Opus 1 Contemporary, Atlanta Ballet, and since 1995 as a guest with the Pennsylvania Ballet.
Kimberly Martin- Ms. Martin studied dance at the San Francisco Ballet School and the Chicago Ballet. She has danced with the Ballet Theatre of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Wake Forest University. Ms. Martin is currently the director of an outreach dance program at the Grand School of Dance, Delaware.
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