Cindy Nunweiler has had a life long love for dance beginning at three years old. Her earliest memories are with her former dance teacher who was a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall. Cindy knew that dance was her calling and took dance lessons through her elementary middle and high school years. After High School, Cindy attended De Sales University in Center Valley, PA (formerly known as Allentown College, St. Francis De Sales) where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Her college curriculum was teaching oriented and focused her training on dance technique in Modern, Tap and Ballet as well as on teaching methods, choreography, stage and lighting, stage management and company dance management. Upon graduation, she
began her teaching career and has taught for the past twenty years in Pennsylvania as well as in the Up State. Cindy's experience and passion for dance can be seen by watching her interaction and teaching methods encouraging and promoting proper dance technique while having fun in the class room! Her experience covers a broad range of levels, beginning with early childhood development, as well as novice and advance dancers. She has prepared many students to attend Governor Schools as well as for Dance oriented College programs. Cindy is very proud of all of her students as well as those that have continued their dance education. She has taught and mentored many dance students over the years and has had students pursue their dance educations at Temple University, Columbia College, University of North Carolina, Point Park College and her alma mater, De Sales University. Cindy's experience with dance companies and in choreography can be seen in her performance dance companies. Her students have continuously earned numerous local and national awards as well as receiving numerous teacher awards and Best-In-Show choreography. Cindy's education and training did not end at college, just like the other teachers at this studio. Cindy regularly attends advanced teacher work-shops in dance and attends classes at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City, NY. She continues to pursue the latest dance trends as well as teaching methods and instruction from some of the most renowned dance teachers including: Sheila Barker, Natasha Baron, Laura Hausman and Chebar Williams (to name a few). Cindy is now the Owner/ Director of Studio A Performing Arts Company where she can continue her teaching and commitment to the art. Her husband Gunther, (who can be heard from back stage) and her children Allie and Victoria, who can be seen performing, provide the loving support.
Katie Poteet began her experience with dance at the young age of three. She grew to love dance the life of dance classes, rehearsals, performances, competitions and all the friends she has made. During middle and high school Katie competed in many regional and national dance competitions. She received numerous Overall Achievement Awards for solo, duo, trio and group performances. In 2005, Katie was awarded Top Overall Senior Soloist in the Open Division at Star Systems National Finals. Katie attended the Greenville County Fine Arts Center where she received training under Andrew Kuharsky and Jan Woodward. Upon graduation, she was named Outstanding Dance Senior of the Year. Katie has also received training from many national and international award winning teachers. Dan Wagoner, Ray Leeper, Dan Karaty, Mia Michaels, Martha Brim and Dale Lam are just a few. A graduate from Columbia College, Katie received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance. While at Columbia College, she served as Producer and Events Coordinator for the Columbia
College Dance Company. She was in charge of producing many performances such as Creativity for a Cure, the Spring & Fall Choreographer’s Showcases, and Faculty Showcases. While in college Katie had the privilege of attending and performing at the American College Dance Association and the Spoleto Festival. She also trained and worked closely with the Power Company, a professional contemporary dance company in residence at Columbia College. Katie was also chosen to perform in Dan Wagoner’s choreographic work, Plod, directed by Lisa Wheeler. Katie served as the Director of the Furman Dance Company for four years. There she choreographed their football and basketball half time routines as well as produced their yearly showcase, the Dance Spectacular. She also recruited new members for the company. Katie has been a talent winner in regional Miss Teen South Carolina pageants, performed in the Superstar Dance Challenge choreographed by Dennis Caspary, performed at Miss South Carolina pageants and performed in many local productions. In 2005 Katie and her competition group were chosen to perform at the Choreographers Ball at the world famous Key Club in Los Angeles. Katie is now teaching at Dance Theatre of Greenville and choreographing for the Performing Company. She enjoys bringing her love for dance to the students of DTG and encourages each student to strive and become the best person/dancer they can be. When not teaching at Dance Theatre of Greenville she can be found with her husband, Craig and her son, Clay.
Paige received a Bachelor’s of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, in Contemporary Dance Performance and Choreography and minor in Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 2012. She grew up dancing in Charlotte, North Carolina at various competition studios, as well as starting and dancing in her high school dance team and dance company. She attended USC on dance scholarship, where she studied contemporary, ballet, improvisation, dance history and choreography techniques. She had the opportunity to work with and under the direction of her professors, Susan Anderson, Tanya Wideman, Thaddeus Davis, Stacey Calvert and Kyra Strasberg. Paige also had the privilege of working with guest artists such as Hannah Lagerway, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Helen Pickett, and Twyla Tharp. Paige’s senior semester was spent as an apprentice with Wideman-Davis Dance, the University’s company in residency. She participated in their community outreach project and performed in the final product. She also partook in a student created and led group project promoting the crossing paths of dancers and spoken word artists. Upon graduation, Paige became a freelance dancer and artist and moved to Orlando, Florida. There she had the opportunity to work with various small artistic projects that have allowed her to perform in the 2013, 2015 and 2016 Orlando FRINGE Festivals (both as a dancer and actress): including collaborating with Red Right Return, PRT of Orlando, and Theatre Downtown. She debuted her choreography at Orlando FRINGE in 2016 under Red Right Return. She has also travelled and performed for choreographer Caitlin McCormack: including Atlanta’s 2014 Dance Canvas performance and the USC Alumni Showcase. When she was not working on dance related projects, Paige was teaching yoga as a 200-hr RYT Certified Yoga Instructor, working for her Grant Writing Certificate, and was an Educator at the Orlando Science Center. Additionally, she completed her Masters in Exceptional Student Education. Paige moved back to Greenville, South Carolina to get back to her roots. She is now a Youth Transition Specialist for Able-SC, a Dance Educator for Carolina Dance Collaborative, Instructor for International Ballet, and now Instructor here at Dance Theatre of Greenville! She has hopes to continue combining her love of helping youth and adults with disabilities and of movement in educational, artistic and therapeutic facets in her years to come.
Born and raised in southern England, Helen has been dancing since the young age of 3, focusing on ballet, modern, jazz and tap. She competed throughout the year, as well as performing annual school shows with The Renton Dance Studio, where she still has close ties. At the age of 8, she joined the Royal Ballet School in their associate course, which involved weekly class until she was 16 years old. During her final year with Renton Studio, to extend her skills, Helen gave private lessons to the younger students, sharing knowledge and growing her passion for teaching. She then moved to London to train full time for 3 years at Central School of Ballet where she trained in multiple dance disciplines, including Graham, Cunningham and Limon techniques, Flamenco, Jazz and Musical Theatre, with Ballet at the core of her studies. Here she gained her Bachelors degree in Professional Dance and Performance. Since graduating in 2009, Helen enjoyed extensive professional work performing for music videos and fringe musicals across the UK. From 2011 to 2016, Helen solely worked with worldrenowned cruise ship Production Company Jean Ann Ryan Productions as a dancer, singer, choreographer and production manager. She performed in many shows ranging from Broadway to Latin, and Motown to Cirque styles. She was fortunate to stage and teach many of their fantastic shows and was able to work alongside many guest choreographers including Helene
Phillips (choreographed for Madonna and Michael Jackson), Shaun Earl (star of RENT on Broadway and Tour), and Eddie Strachan (SYTYCD and Owner at Radix). Since making Greenville, SC her home in 2016, she has enjoyed working with the South Carolina Children’s Theatre, Mill Town Players and Asheville Dance Theatre summer camps. She is now adjunct faculty at Anderson University teaching Jazz, Ballet and Modern. Helen is looking forward to making Dance Theatre of Greenville her home, and enjoys any chance to see young dancers follow their dreams!