Meet Our Instructors
born in Athens, GA and raised in Moscow, Russia, is a dancer, choreographer, and educator currently based in Washington, DC area. Most recently, she has performed in works by Kendra Portier, Shawn Stone, and Gabriel Mata at the American College Dance Association Gala Concert, The Clarice and The Kennedy Center respectively.
Dasha holds a BA in Dance from the University of Maryland and a Candidate of Master of Sport of Russian Federation in rhythmic gymnastics. She is currently a competitive team and recreational class coach at Capital Rhythmics, stretching/conditioning instructor at the Akhmedova Ballet Academy and apprentice dancer with The Collective.
Rebecca is a life-long lover all things arts and children. She has spent over 20 years working with children and adults of all ages (18 month- 80 years) in areas of acting, dance, musical theater, vocal instruction, playwriting, and summer camp programing. Rebecca has appeared in numerous productions including Annie (Miss Hannigan, Colonial Players), Morgan Le Fey (Camelot, 2nd Star Productions), Brenda/Brooke for which she was nominated for a WATCH Award (An Act of the Imagination, BCT), Aunt Eller (Oklahoma, 2nd Star Productions) for which she won the MD Theatre Guide Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for the year and many moore. Rebecca is a playwright , having had 5 plays produced in the last 4 years. She has directed children’s theatre, art, and musical theater programs for WACA, Laurel Mill Playhouse, Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks, Columbia Association, and the YMCA.
Marshall Bailey has been acting on stage for nearly a decade. As an alumnus from Salisbury University’s theatre department, he studied several forms of acting and stage craft including mask work, Stanislavski, Laban, Suzuki/Viewpoints, and Shakespeare. Recently, Marshall has been seen working with the Maryland Renaissance Festival’s Company of the Rose, playing such roles as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and Laurencio in La Dama Boba. In all his classes, he emphasizes the importance of creativity and imagination. It is his passion to share with students the skills which help discover one’s inner confidence and sense of identity.
About Yoga Instructor Stacee Johnson
Stacee Johnson has been practicing yoga since 1999 and has completed both her 500-hour certification and prenatal yoga training. Staceeoriginally started her yoga practice as a way to relieve her migraine symptoms and to reduce stress but quickly became intrigued by the many benefits of yoga. She maintains that yoga brings a sense of serenity to her life and she’s passionate about helping her students find that within themselves. She invites students to combine breath and movement to invoke a powerful and transformative yoga practice. By incorporating Sound Meditation, with the use of quartz crystal singing bowl, Himalayan singing bowls, chimes and wind gong, Stacee provides a deeply relaxing experience that helps everyone StaCentered.
Stacee currently teaches within the Baltimore- Washington area.