Teachers

Jean Marie Mysliwiec  (Founder, Artistic Director, Choreographer, Producer) is the Founder and Artistic Director of Jean Marie Dance Studio. Born and raised here in Maryland, she trained at Edna Lee Dance Studio and began her professional career at the age of 16. With over 25 years in the performing arts as a professional singer, dancer and actress, and over 15 years teaching, she brings these unique talents from the stage directly to her students. A certified member of Dance Masters of America and trained in Finis Jhung ballet technique, Jean Marie’s technical training and background are unsurpassed in the region. JMDS produces production shows and an annual stage production featuring its students and other regional talent which has all the trademarks of a professional show. Her experience working for and with some of the biggest names in the Entertainment Industry is a dancer’s dream. Jean Marie will be opening her second studio this year JEAN MARIE PERFORMANCE PRODUCTION STUDIO in Berlin Maryland where she plans on expanding show productions and classes.

Alannah Carter  (Teacher, Choreographer) Alannah has a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Washington College. She has been dancing at JMDS for the past 13 years when they first opened their doors. Alannah has taught and assisted dance classes for the past 6 years. In addition to dancing, Alannah enjoys hiking and animals, especially her dog, Koda. Alannah has shared her talents traveling abroad on several mission trips, helping those who are less fortunate. She majored in history in college and plans on becoming an archivist. She brings much talent to JMDS wither her teaching and choreographer skills.

Caroline Johnson (Teacher, Choreographer) is a graduate from James Madison University where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.  While attending JMU, Caroline was a member of the JMU Dukettes, the official dance team of JMU. Before attending college, Caroline was trained at the Edna Lee Dance Studio. Starting dance at the age of five, she studied ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, and tap.  In high school she was a member of the Severna Park High School Advanced Dance Company, where she was able to choreograph and lead as a captain of the company.  Caroline is now working as an RN at the University of Maryland Medical Center and is excited to be teaching her 5th year at Jean Marie Dance Studio.

Jodi Schreiber  (Teacher, Choreographer) Jodi has over three decades experience teaching ballet, tap, jazz,lyrical, acro, hip hop and other varieties of dance styles to ages from 3 years to adult. This is her first year teaching at JMDS and she looks forward to meeting everyone at Jean Marie Dance Studio. Jodi looks forward to sharing her knowledge and passion for dance with all of her students.

Kara Blevins (Teacher, Choreographer) Kara is a sophmore at Chesapeake College studying elementary education. She has been dancing at JMDS for 9 years and has been teaching, assisting and choreographing since 2014. A dedicated dancer en pointe as well as in contemporary, jazz and tap, Kara is also a successful choreographer with a wonderful repertoire. She will be sharing her love and passion for dance as she teaches throughout the year.

Anya Martin (Teacher, Choreographer) Anya is a senior at Kent Island High School. She has danced at Jean Marie Dance Studio for 10 years now.  Anya has trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and tap.  She has also represented the JMDS award winning dance team as well!  Anya has also helped lead the Repertoire class in previous years. Anya has assisted classes for the past 4 years, and is one of the students favorites!  She looks forward to sharing her talents with our students. 

Amy Claypoole (Teacher, Choreographer) is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she has a BS in Ed with concentrations in reading, mathematics, and dance.  She also has a Masters in Education from Slippery Rock University.  While attending IUP, Amy was a member of their Concert Dance Company where she had the opportunity to teach classes, choreograph pieces, and participate in dance competitions at the college level.  After college, she has taught ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary at various studios in Pennsylvania and Maryland.  Currently, she is a reading specialist for Anne Arundel County Public Schools. This will be Amy’s 5th year teaching at JMDS.

 Miss Hannah (Assistant Teacher) Hannah is a sophomore at Kent Island High School and is taking classes in performing arts and human resource services. She is very excited to work with children and more experienced dancers.  Hannah enjoys jazz and contemporary dance styles, but her favorite style is hip hop.  Hannah has always had a love and passion for dance and would love to help other dancers discover theirs.

Miss Madeline (Assistant Teacher) Madeline is excited to be an assistant teacher this year at JMDS. She enjoys ballet, jazz and contemporary dance and plans on strengthening her pointe this year. Madeline has been dancing at Jean Marie Dance Studio for 5 years and is excited for what is to come!

Taylor Younger (Teacher, Choreographer) Taylor has spent over ten years dancing and has additional background in musical theatre. She has studied ballet, en pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop and lyrical ballet. She has experience in assisting classes and choreographing dances. After a hiatus to prioritize motherhood and complete her nursing degree, she began dance classes at JMDS. Taylor loves working with children, instilling confidence and encouraging self expression through dance and music. This will be Taylor’s first year teaching at Jean Marie Dance Studio.

Tabby Lundstrom (Teacher, Choreographer) Tabby started taking classes at Jean Marie Dance Studio in 2007 where she completely fell in love with the art of dance. With much training, Tabby advanced quickly and in 2011 she began teacing at JMDS. Her choreography was exceptional. At this time, she also coached and choreographed for the award winning JMDS dance team. She took a break from dance to obtain her bachelor’s degree from Penn State University. Tabby now works as a phlebotomist at Annapolis OB/GYN. She is currently working towards her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Tabby is thrilled to be teaching for Jean Marie Dance Studio again this year.

Miss Marissa (Assistant Teacher) Marissa is a high school sophmore and has been dancing with Jean Marie Dance Studio for 8 years. She takes classes in ballet, jazz and her favorite, Acro. She is excited to assist with classes again this year and share her knowledge and creativity in dance.

 

Brooke Germershausen  (Teacher, Choreographer) Brooke will be a freshmen at Chesapeake College this year. She first started dance in 2014 with Jean Marie Dance Studio and has trained at JMDS ever since. She has studied ballet, en pointe, jazz, tap and contemporary over the years, loving them all. She began assisting dance classes in 2016. She is looking forward to another year and is excited to share her passion with others.  We are very excited to have Brooke as a teacher this year.

Gabrielle Owens (Vocalist and Musical Theatre Teacher) A professional singer, Gee has been singing on stage since she was a young girl. She has toured with national artist Kurtis Blow and shared the stage with countless other national artists such as POD, Disciple, Brian (Head) Welch from Korn, and many others. She sings in 3 different bands and helps with praise and worship at her Church in Easton.
Gee loves to teach and adores mentoring young girls to help them become confident in their skills and also brings energy and fun to our Musical Theatre and Voice class at Jean Marie Dance Studio. This will be Gee’s 3rd year teaching at Jean Marie Dance Studio.

Miss Abigail  (Assistant Teacher) Abigail is a junior at Queen Anne’s County High School and is excited to start her 6th year of dance. While at JMDS she has trained in various styles of dance to include ballet, pointe, contemporary and her favorite, Jazz! Alongside dance, Abby is also an active member of the high school’s drama club, participating in plays and musicals. She adores the energy of performing and looks forward to sharing that love and passion with the younger dancers this year.  She will begin her 3rd year assisting dance classes at JMDS!

 

Sarah Gladu (Teacher, Choreographer) Sarah will be a freshmen at Chesapeake College this year. This will be Sarah’s 2nd year dancing at Jean Marie Dance Studio. She studies ballet as well as jazz and hip hop. This will also be Sarah’s 2nd year teaching Acro  at JMDS. She is a competitive gymnast as well as a gymnastics teacher.