The Greater Dover Dance Academy

Faculty ~


Gina Anthony - (Director) has been Director of GDDA for 21 years, earned her BS from Towson Univ, danced professionally with Ballet Theatre of MD and other companies, and trained with CPYB. She has choreographed and produced many ballets as well as contemporary & praise dances.

Leigh Arnold - is a GDDA Alumni where she danced many lead roles. She earned a BS in Math and minored in Dance/Education at Bucknell Univ and now teaches at Red Lion HS.

Emily Baiarunas - is an alumni of GDDA where she has performed many roles and has several years of experience teaching dance and preschool.

Andrea Baker - earned a BA from Penn State, studied at Shenandoah Conservatory for the Arts, and earned a MS in Kinesiology. She has trained summers at School of American Ballet & Pennsylvania Ballet. She has danced with Shenandoah Conservatory Dance Co., TIDE Modern Dance Co. and Orphesis Dance Co and others.

Brady Bennett - performed many lead roles in Dover High School musicals. He performed with the Mansfield University Concert Choir and the Mansfieldians vocal jazz group. He has choreographed productions of Godspell, West Side Story and others as well as taught Musical Theatre and Hip Hop classes for several years.

Sarah Clarke - has trained with GDDA, CPYB, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Boston Ballet, Lines Ballet and is currently a professional Trainee at Charlotte Ballet.

Rachel Hue - is a GDDA Alumni and currently earning her BFA in Dance at Point Park Univ., she also studied at GYCDE, CPYB, Rockettes Summer Intensive and Alvin Ailey.

Jacqueline Kilgore - earned her BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase NY, trained with PA Regional Ballet, danced professionally as an apprentice with Pennsylvania Ballet and with Metropolitan Opera. She also performed as a guest artist with Setsuko Kawaguchi Ballet in Japan. She has instructed and choreographed for many years.

Hannah Koval - is a GDDA Alumni where she has danced many lead roles including Belle and Snow White as well as instructed & choreographed many years.

Delaney Litsinger - is a GDDA Alumni where she has danced many lead roles including Ariel & Pocahontas as well as instructed & choreographed for many years.

Brianna Miller - is a GDDA Alumni where she has danced many roles and instructed classes. She plans to pursue a performing arts career.

Alexis Davis, Shelby Forry & Camryn Rucker - 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!

Rachel Yinger - has trained with GDDA, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet in NYC and in Russia. She is currently a Company Dancer at Roanoke Ballet in V.

Additional Summer Faculty TBA

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