Teachers

Calling all Dance Teachers!

Jean Marie Dance Studio is always looking for fresh faces and professional dance teachers! The founder and owner of JMDS has over 25 years experience working in the dance and entertainment industry. Jean Marie Dance Studio has created a very successful and professional dance school in Queen Anne’s County for 14 years. The dance school is always seeking new dance teachers that have a professional background and love for dance, years of dance experience and of course a friendly disposition and passion for teaching and dancing!

Jean Marie Dance Studio offers many different styles of dance from Ballet, Ballet en Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop as well as combo classes and private lessons. The dance studio is open Monday-Saturday with most evening classes and Saturday morning classes.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the JMDS team, please send your resume to the founder and owner of Jean Marie Dance Studio, Jean Marie Mysliwiec at jeanne@jeanmariedancestudio.com.

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.

 Miss Hannah (Assistant Teacher) Hannah is a junior 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 Marissa (Assistant Teacher) Marissa is a high school junior and has been dancing with Jean Marie Dance Studio for 9 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.

Miss Madeline (Assistant Teacher) Madeline has been assisting classes for 2 years 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 6 years and is excited for what is to come!

Brooke Germershausen (Teacher, Choreographer) Brooke 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.

Abigail Holthaus (Teacher, Assistant Teacher) Abigail is a senior at Queen Anne’s County High School and is excited to start her 7th 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 4th year assisting dance classes at JMDS!

Sarah Gladu (Teacher, Choreographer) Sarah will be a sophomore at Chesapeake College this year. This will be Sarah’s 3rd year dancing at Jean Marie Dance Studio. She studies ballet as well as jazz and hip hop. This will also be Sarah’s 3rd year teaching Acro at JMDS. She is a competitive gymnast as well as a gymnastics teacher.

Anya Martin (Teacher, Choreographer) Anya is a freshman in college this year. 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 and taught classes for the past 5 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 6th year teaching at JMDS.

Haley Pumphrey (Teacher, Choreographer) Haley is 25 years old and currently resides in Easton Maryland for the last 15 years. She is originally from Pasadena Maryland. Haley has danced since the age of 3 and has been trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary. She began competing when I was 6 years old. Haley attended the Maryland council for Dance where she took classes from professional dancers from all over the world in every style of dance from salsa and swing to contemporary and jazz. She has also participated in conventions where she was able to take classes from professionals like Travis Wall and Christopher Scott. Haley began teaching in 2009 while still in high school. She taught at Jean Marie dance studio for two years back in 2014. Haley is excited to be back and to share her passion with the Jeanne Marie crew this year!

Gracie Jordan (Teacher, Choreographer) Gracie Jordan studied with JMDS for five years, and is currently a BFA student at Towson University, studying Dance Performance and Choreography. She has studied under Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell, former principle of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Vincent Thomas, founder of VTDance Company, and Catherine Horta-Hayden, chair of the dance department. Before college, she performed with the Ballet Theatre of Dover as “Snow Queen” and “Arabian” in The Nutcracker, as well as a soloist in the ballet Paquita among other roles. She is well versed in multiple ballet and modern techniques, as well as contemporary, tap, jazz, and pointe. Gracie is excited to share her love of dance this year!

Suzanne Luoma (Teacher, Choreographer) Suzanne has been involved in dance since she was five years old. She has studied ballet, ballroom, belly dance, creative movement, jazz, modern, tap, and traditional dances of Japan, Portugal, and Spain. Formal education includes Young Artists Maryland’s Teaching Artists Institute, Butler University in Indianapolis IN, and National Academy of Arts in Champaign IL. She has performed in the United States and abroad, as an amateur and professional, in most of the styles of dance she has studied. Suzanne’s teaching experience began as a teacher’s assistant at the studio in Columbus OH where she had her early training. The majority of her teaching has been in ballet to students aged two and a half through professional level. Suzanne draws on her many experiences to help each student learn to dance to their full potential. 

Kara Blevins (Teacher, Choreographer) Kara is in her 3rd year at Chesapeake College studying elementary education. She has been dancing at JMDS for 10 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.

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 6th year at Jean Marie Dance Studio.

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 14 years when they first opened their doors. Alannah has taught and assisted dance classes for the past 7 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.

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 4th 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 teaching 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.

Anna Trattner (Teacher) an Ocean City native, is a graduate of the University of Tampa with a BA in Applied Dance (dance education). She began dancing at the age of 4 and has been trained in a variety of styles including ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, contemporary, hip-hop, musical theater, improvisation, lyrical and modern. She competed in regional and national dance competitions for 8 years where her team won multiple titles at both levels. She also worked as a character and performer at western theme park Frontier Town. While in college, Anna studied the brain-compatible teaching methods of Anne Green Gilbert and she had the opportunity to perform and choreograph for a variety of campus and community events. She also became a part of the National Dance Educators Organization and was able to attend conventions with other dancers and teachers from all over the United States. Since earning her degree, she began teaching a variety of classes with a Tampa-based company called Creative Movement and Dance before moving back home to Ocean City.