2023 School Year Faculty
Gina Anthony, Director has taught dance for 30 years and has been GDDA Director for 25 years. She was the Assistant Director of Central Maryland School of Ballet and Regional Director of Creative Dance for Children. She danced professionally with Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Baltimore Opera, and as a guest for other productions. While training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet she danced several solo roles. She studied summers at Pennsylvania Ballet, Allegheny Ballet, and others. Miss Gina earned her BS at Towson University. As GDDA Director, she has choreographed numerous ballets. She has a passion for encouraging students to achieve their best!
Andrea Baker earned her BA from Penn State and studied at Shenandoah Conservatory for the Arts. She danced with Shenandoah Dance Company, TIDE Modern Company, and Orchesis Dance Co. She also studied summers with School of American Ballet & Pennsylvania Ballet. She also earned a Masters of Science in Kinesiology & has instructed dance for over 12 years.
Casey Bricker earned her Bachelors Degree in Dance Performance and Business from West Chester University. She is a GDDA Alumni where she danced lead roles and she spent two years working in entertainment at Walt Disney Company as well as Hershey Park.
Alexis Davis is an alumni of GDDA where she has taught and assisted for several years. She attends Millersville University for Design & Education and dances with their dance company.
Shelby Forry is a GDDA alumni and has taught classes and choreographed for several years. She attends Millersville Univ to study Education & takes dance classes with their company.
Rachel Hue earned her Bachelor Degree in Modern Dance at Point Park University with a Minor in Human Resources. She is a GDDA Alumni where she danced lead roles and has trained summers at CPYB, Alvin Ailey, and the Rockette Intensive.
Hannah Koval is an alumni of GDDA where she danced many lead roles including "Belle" and "Snow White". She has been instructing dance & choreographing at GDDA for 8 years.
Amelia Kwasnjuk is a GDDA Alumni where she has danced lead roles including "Ariel". She has been instructing dance for several years and is also employed at Kay Jewelers.
Katie Sammy is an alumni of GDDA, also studied with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and was a former apprentice with Ballet Magnificat!
Delaney Sanderson is a GDDA alumni and danced many lead GDDA roles such as "Pocahontas" and "Ariel". She earned an Associate degree in Business from HACC and has instructed dance classes for several years.
Leigh Senft is a GDDA alumni where she danced many lead roles and has instructed for years. She earned a BS from Bucknell University and is a teacher at Red Lion Junior High School.
Brianna Smiley is a GDDA alumni where she danced many lead roles and has instructed for years. She earned a BS from Bucknell University & is a teacher at Red Lion Junior High School.
Ally Anthony, Cassidy Bashada, Alli Fleming, Faith Gerdes, and Danielle Justh are advanced
GDDA dancers with many years of dance training and several years experience with assisting
or instructing dance classes. They serve as Junior Faculty and enjoy sharing their love of dance
with young students!
Our excellent faculty provides quality instruction in a caring, nurturing environment.