The Greater Dover Dance Academy

Faculty ~


Gina Anthony - (Director) has taught for over 25 years and has been GDDA Director for 20yrs. 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 sharing the gospel through dance and helping students to achieve their best!

Leigh Arnold - is an alumni of GDDA where she danced several lead roles. She earned a BS in Mathematics and minored in Education & Dance at Bucknell University where she also performed & choreographed. Miss Leigh currently teaches at Red Lion Junior High School.

Andrea Baker - earned her BA from PSU and studied at Shenandoah Conservatory for the Arts. He danced with Shenandoah Dance Company, TIDE Modern Company, and Orchesis Dance Company. She also studied with School of American Ballet & Pennsylvania Ballet. She has also earned a Masters of Science in Kinesiology.

Jacqueline Kilgore - earned a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase NY, trained with Pennsylvania Regional Ballet, danced professionally as an apprentice with Pennsylvania Ballet and Metropolitan Opera. She performed as a guest artist with Setsuko Kawaguchi Ballet in Japan. She has instructed at PRB and other schools.

Hannah Koval - is an alumni of GDDA where she danced many lead roles including “Belle” and “Snow White” and others. She has instructed and choreographed for several years. She is currently attending HACC and plans to pursue a dance or arts career.

Delaney Litsinger is an alumni of GDDA where she danced many lead roles including “Ariel” and “Pocahontas” and others. She has instructed and choreographed for several years. She is currently attending HACC and plans to pursue a career in event management.

Anneliese Reichart - has many years of training in dance, singing & acting. She performed in many CYHS productions including The Little Mermaid as Ariel. She has also performed with Acts of Kindness Theatre & Belmont Theatre. She won awards at the International Thespian Festival in 2016 and in Distinguished Young Women in 2017.

Emily Baiarunas - is an alumni of GDDA where she performed many roles including “Mrs. Potts”. Miss Emily has substituted and assisted with classes for several years and looks forward to sharing her love of dance with her students this year.

Katie Breon & Shannan Richard - are advanced, dedicated GDDA dancers with many years of dance training and several years of assisting or instructing dance. They love to share their love and enthusiasm for dance with young dancers!

Our excellent faculty provides quality instruction in a caring, nurturing environment.