Sarah Burney

       Sarah has been a part of the dance world for over 28 years. She began dancing at the age of three and by the age of twelve, she was training each summer in Los Angeles on scholarships, with some of the top choreographers of that time such as, Mia Michaels, John Crutchman, Wade Robinson, and several others. Travel, performing, and truing became her life. She was the four-time winner of West Coast Dance Explosions Edge Performing Arts Center Scholarship, and in 1998 and 1999 she was presented with Star Light Productions and LA Underground's Performer of the Year, as well as the LA Agent Award. In 2001 Sarah began college in Chicago, Illinois where at the end of her term, she acquired a degree in Interior Design/ Architecture. She continued to dance throughout her college, training at Lou Conte Dance Center. After graduation, she was privileged to be able to work with amazing educators and choreographers such as Sonya Tayeh, Brooke Pierotti, Chis Jacobsen. She began her career as a teacher and choreographer in 2004, and later was working with several companies all over the country, while assisting Brooke Pierotti. Sarah was featured as a Co-Director for the national award winning Xtreme Dance Force Jazz Division in the June 2009 issue of Dance Teacher Magazine. During that time she was also a contracted choreographer and master class instructor for several other studio in the Chicago area. Sarah is currently a faculty member for the Street of Dreams Dance Convention, Impel Dance Workshop, and VOICE Summer Intensive, and has adjudicated for several competition circuits. In 2010 she began her own pre-professional dance company, Prevail Performing Arts, in hope of educating the young dance generations about passion for the arts as a whole, and ti remind them that the performance is far more important than a prize. Currently she is teaching across the country and has set national award winning pieces for several studios. Sarah is thrilled to continue educating young artists about what truly inspires them to move, and to embrace the process in which dance in created. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casey Quinn

        Casey Quinn has been dancing since she was born. Growing up in Dearborn, Michigan she studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater, hip-hop, acting and voice all of her life with her grandmother, Noretta Dunworth, and her mother Loni Lane at The Noretta Dunworth School of Dance. As a child, Casey competed and won numerous scholarships with virtually every dance organization. She held titles for DEA, DMM, Dance USA, Starpower, Applause and many more. She used these scholarships to train every summer in NYC and LA. Casey trained privately with John Crutchman (WCDE), Joey Dowling (NYCDA), Mia Michaels (R.A.W.) and Judy Rice (U of M), as a teen, When she graduated from high school she immediately moved to NYC to pursue her professional career. While in NYC, she studied all genres of dance and voice. Her first job was assisting John Crutchman and Alan Sherfield for West Coast Dance Explosion, a national dance convention and competition. She traveled all of the United States for 2 years, assisting with classes and dancing in the WCDE faculty show every weekend. using this time Casey also Performed in benefits in NYC "Nothing Like a Dame", under the direction of Joe Lanteri and Rhonda Miller for "Broadway Cares". She was assistant to Joey Dowling, Broadway dancer/ choreographer and assisted Elizabeth Parkinson at "The Event". Casey landed a role in Wicked for the Chicago company in 2008 and performed there until the shows closing in 2009. She then went on the Munchkinland tour of Wicked and stayed with the company for 4 years. Casey joined the Broadway company of Wicked in 2012 and is in the show presently. In 2013 she filmed the 2014 movie "Winter's Tale" choreographed by Wayne Cilento and Corrine McFadden Herrera. Casey teaches at The Noretta Dunworth School of Dance whenever she is available and choreographs for studios throughout the country and Canada. She is a member of Actors Equity and SAG. She is represented by MSA Talent Agency. 

 

 

 

Jeanette Hanley

         Jeanette Hanley grew up in Denver, Colorado. She received her training in Denver, The Performing Arts School of Virginia, San Francisco Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, and Feld Ballet, all on full scholarships. She started her professional career at the age of 17, and after 21 years retired from Milwaukee Ballet in 2009. She has also dance with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, American Repertory Ballet, and was a principle with the Hartford Ballet for six years. She has been teaching for 18 years throughout the United States and Canada. She has danced the principle roles in Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Don Quixote, Anna Karenina, and many principle roles in contemporary works with prestigious American and European choreographers. She now lives in Denver with her daughter, and works in the medical field.

 

 

 

Elizabeth Bork

          Studied at The Noretta Dunworth School of Dance growing up. She is a Radio City Rockette in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular for 7 years. Performances on The Ellen DeGengers Show, and Dancing with the Stars, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Norwegian Cruise Lines with Jean Ann Ryan Production Company, the Billboard Music Awards with Beyonce', and lesson Magic. Elizabeth has also been featured in Marcea Dancewear's catalog, and music videos for Beyonce', FrankMusik, and Colette Carr. In addition to dancing Elizabeth has also performed as a stilt walker at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Elizabeth is currently living in Los Angeles performing with Joelle Martines's SoleVita Dance Company, and Justine Menter's FLiRT Dancers. She has had the opportunity to perform with the companies in the countless venues throughout Southern California, as well as abroad in Costa Rica. In addition to her dance career, Elizabeth is currently working as the Convention Director of Velocity Dance Convention. 

 

 

 

Guest Choreographers 

  • Chantel Aguirre
  • Andy Blankenbuehleer           
  •  Nick Bowman 
  •   Dee Caspary 
  •   Tina Caspary 
  •   Cory Clark 
  •  Keith Clifton 
  •  John Crutchman 
  •  Ryan Cyphert 
  •  Tina D'Amato 
  •  Jeremy Duvall
  •  Joey Dowling 
  •   Michelle Elkin 
  •  Steve Ewing 
  •  Jackie Ford 
  • Mark Goodman 
  •  Jeanette Hanley
  •  Alison Holker 
  •  Jason Janas        
  •  Chris Jacobsen 
  • Laurie Kanyok
  •  Hakop Kharatian
  • Calen Kurka 
  • Keri LaGrande
  •  Erin Lamont 
  • Jeff Lapes 
  •  Nick Lazzarini
  •  Caroline Lewis Jones
  •  Mia Michaels
  •  Rhonda Miller 
  •   Mandy Moore
  •   Brooke Pierotte 
  •   Casey Quinn 
  •   Judy Rice 
  •   Missy Ridgway
  •   Alan Sherfield 
  •   Katy Spreadbury 
  •   Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo
  •    Joey Tarwater 
  •    Suzi Taylor 
  •    Sonya Tayeh 
  •    Ron Todorowski 
  •   Stacey Tookey  
  •    Travis Wall            
  •  Kim Wolfe