Meet the outstanding faculty of Encore Studios
An Arizona native, Kylie began dancing at a young age, competing and performing all over the country. With 20 years of dance experience Kylie is well versed in all areas of dance. While in high school Kylie was dedicated to the theatre program. After graduating, she became the Assistant Theatre Director and Choreographer for the Paradise Valley Unified School District. In 2014 Kylie interned at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, before returning to Arizona the following year. Before re-locating to New York Kylie was a dance instructor and choreographer at Elite Dance Academy, where she taught ages 2.5–16, choreographed competitive level dance routines for ages 7–16, and won judges awards for her choreography. After earning her Associate in Arts with emphasis in theatre and dance Kylie took advantage of a wonderful opportunity to move to New York in 2017, and quickly joined as the Assistant Theatre Director and Choreographer for the Half Hollow Hills School district working with elementary, middle, and high school students. Kylie Ceraolo is so excited to be a part of the Encore Dance family and watch each student learn and grow. She looks forward to sharing her love of dance and theatre with all her students!
Meghan Hartnett is a multi-facetted performing artist and teacher, who is passionate about the business of show business. She is trained in ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, and tap technique, and has been performing for 15 years. She is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; receiving her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance with a minor in Arts Administration. During her time at UNCG, she has performed original works by Germaul Barnes, Ronald K. Brown, Michael Job, B.J. Sullivan, and K.J. Wade. Meghan has also had the opportunity to teach and create multiple pieces of choreography. Her work has been performed at the Harris YMCA School of Dance, Northwest School of the Arts, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Additionally, Meghan has worked professionally for the Joffrey Ballet School and Dance Project Inc. She is excited to be back in her hometown of Charlotte, NC and looks forward to joining the team at Encore Dance Studios.
Vivian Wade began dancing just before the age of 2, she started her dance career at Mineral Springs School Of Dance under the instruction of Rita Hava. She studied in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Pointe. As a child she performed for the Children’s Playhouse in Matthews, North Carolina. After 12 years of training when her instructor retired she began dancing and competing for Broadway Dreams Dance Productions being named a Showstoppers Super Soloist at 18 and graduating from Parkwood High School. She went on to teach for Broadway Dreams competition team while studying dance at the University Of North Carolina Charlotte. While attending college she created Vivian Wade Photography to further express her artistic skills. She served as director for the dance program for The Charlotte All Stars for 2 years. After a rich history of teaching Vivian started Creative Edge Academy Of Arts & Movement where she was the director and choreographer for 5 years. Vivian’s students have received countless awards throughout the years as well as her highly celebrated choreography, she continues to grow and learn through her adventures in dance. Vivian is so excited to become a part of the Encore Dance Studio and share her love and passion for dance with all her students.
What our customers have to say
While I watched the competition, there were some distinct differences in the groups of dancers. The Encore groups danced to music that was family appropriate and in a style that was very classy and talent-oriented. I am very glad to have my daughter in an organization that has good taste and understands the value of substance over flashy style.BW - Parent
All of you at Encore have done wonders making them proud of themselves, boosting their self-esteem and having fun at the same time. They really are so proud to be a part of Encore.K C - Parent
Thanks so much for all your hard work. I love to brag about Ella’s dance school and it’s because you seem to pour your heart and soul into it. It shows! You do an excellent job and you should be told so. Thanks!K C - Parent