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 Senft - 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.

Emily Baiarunas - is an alumni of GDDA where she performed many roles and has taught for several years. She is also a preschool teacher at New Creation Station.

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.

Brady Bennett - performed many lead roles in Dover High School musicals. As a member of the Mansfield University Concert Choir, he performed at the ACDA Eastern Division Conference and the Bernstein Centennial at Carnegie Hall. As a member of the Mansfieldians, a vocal jazz group, he performed in the NYC Jazz Festival at the Apollo Theatre. He has also choreographed productions of Godspell, Finians Rainbow, and West Side Story as well as taught musical theatre and hip hop classes.

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”. She has several years of experience in instructing and choreographing.

Brianna Miller - is an alumni of GDDA where she danced many roles. She has been teaching and assisting for several years and enjoys sharing her love of dance with students.

Shelby Forry & Amelia Kwasnjuk - 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 passion for dance with young dancers!

Additional Faculty TBA

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