Teachers

Calling all Dance Teachers!

If you are interested in becoming a part of the JMDS team, and you work well with others and have positive energy, a degree in dance/or professional experience  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 16 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.

Anna Trattner, an Ocean City native, is a graduate of the University of Tampa with a BA in Dance Education.  She began dancing at the age of 4 and has trained in all genres.  She competed in regional and national dance competitions and won Multiple titles.  Anna was a professional dancer and actress at Frontier Town Western Theme Park.  While in college, Anna studied teaching methods of Anne Green and has had the opportunity to perform and choreograph for a variety of campus and community events.  She also became part of the National Dance Educators Organization.  With her professional dancer experience and her education we are excited to have Anna teaching here at Jean Marie OC studio!

As one of the original students at Jmds,  Alannah has many years of performance and dance education under her belt.  She has a bachelors degree in liberal arts from Washington College and has been dancing at jmds for 14 years and teaching the past 7.  Alannah has shared her talents traveling abroad on several mission trips helping with the less fortunate.  She plans of becoming a archivist and brings so much talent to JMDS!

Gracie Jordan (Teacher) 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.

 

With many years experience in dance education, Hannah has become a wonderful dancer in ballet as well as jazz and hip hop. After assisting in teaching classes, she stepped up this year to teach our adult hip hop class and we are excited to have Hannah at our JMDS Grasonville studio.  Her unique style and talent is a great experience for young and  mature dancers alike.

Audrey Martin (Teacher) Audrey has studied many forms of dance from ages 3 to 11 at Debbie’s School of Dance and was on the competition team. At age 11 she moved to Mobile Ballet in order to put more focus on ballet and joined the studio company at age 16 and was a member until she graduated high school. She studied ballet, jazz, and modern from ages 12-18 at Dunbar Creative and Performing Arts Magnet School and WP Davidson High School under the direction of Lori Bilbrey Vaghefi, Sheila Goodrich, and Angela Dussoy. She was accepted in to Joffrey Ballet School in New York City and was 17 when she spent her first summer training there. In January of 2013 she moved to NYC to train full time at Joffrey Ballet School where she recently graduated with a certificate of dance. She has taught jazz and ballet classes at Dunbar and WP Davidson High School. She has performed in several musicals, such as Beauty and the Beast (Playhouse in the Park), High School Musical 2 (Playhouse in the Park), and Give My Regards to Broadway (WP Davidson), and Nonsense (Chickasaw Community Theater) and many classical ballet works, such as The Nutcracker, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Swan Lake, and Viva Vivaldi, a Cunningham Event, and many other small works. She is currently dancing her fourth season with Ballet Theater of Maryland.

Issac Martinez (Teacher) Isaac Martinez began his training at the Hartt School in Connecticut. He trained rigorously with faculty from Cuban National Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Royal Danish Ballet, Martha Graham Company, and José Limón company. In 2015, Isaac transferred to the University of Oklahoma where he finished his degree in Ballet Pedagogy; following his graduation he worked professionally for two seasons with Ballet Spartanburg. His repertoire includes works from Don Quixote, Swan Lake, La Bayadere, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Coppelia, Le Corsaire, The Firebird, in addition to original works by faculty, students, and choreographers around the world. Isaac has choreographed and produced works of his own, which have showcased in university productions, professional theater productions, as well as international dance festivals. Isaac is thrilled to embark on his second season with Ballet Theatre of Maryland and looks forward to teaching as well.

Madeline Jones (Teacher) Madeline Jones started dancing at an early age, and most of her formative training was with Sandra Balestracci at the Eastern Virginia School for the Performing Arts. She performed in Community Alliance for the Performing Arts’s The Nutcracker every year and attended many summer programs. After graduating, Madeline attended the University of Utah’s Ballet Program, where she performed in original works by Ballet Program faculty and renowned guest artists such as Penny Saunders and Katie Scherman. She taught for several ballet schools in the Salt Lake City area and received her certification from American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum in Levels Pre-Primary through Level Three. Madeline earned her B.F.A. in Ballet with a Certificate in Ballet Studio Teaching in May 2019, as well as a B.A. in English. She is currently in her second year of dancing with Ballet Theatre of Maryland and is excited to be teaching our students.

Cindy Case (Teacher) Cindy Case, DFCCA, is a Maryland native who trained locally with Pamela Moore. She has been a trainee with Richmond Ballet, a second company member with Nashville Ballet, an apprentice with Charlottesville Ballet, and a company dancer with San Diego Ballet and Ballet Theatre of Maryland. Previous professional credits include Myrtha in Giselle, Big Swan in Swan Lake, Dew Drop Fairy in The Nutcracker, and an ensemble role in Serenade. She has danced contemporary works by Gina Patterson, Heather Maloy, R. Colby Damon, and Gregory Hancock. With over 10 years of teaching experience, Cindy has staged a one-act Peter Pan for Jessica Morgan School of Dance, introduced elementary-school students to dance through Charlottesville Ballet’s Chance To Dance program, and adapted story times for Nashville Ballet’s community outreach program. In the summer of 2020, she attained her Diploma Fellowship with the Cecchetti Council of America. When not dancing or teaching, Cindy serves as the Communications Leader for Digital Dance Project and is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Business Communication.

 

Benta has been dancing with Jean Marie Dance Studio since she was 3 years old.  She has studied ballet, pointe, contemporary and tap.  Her Favorite is Ballet.  She hopes to inspire others with her love of dance. Coming from a family of Artists, since a young age Benta has shown maturity, professionalism and unique talent as an artist.  We are excited to have her assist our little ones.