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After graduating from Edison High School (Milan) and
Roosevelt University (Chicago) with a BFA in Musical
Theatre, Emily moved to New York City, completing an
additional degree in Musical Theatre from the American
Musical and Dramatic Academy. As a featured actress,
singer, dancer, choreographer and director in over
sixty-five hit musical productions across North America,
Emily has literally come full circle from her hometown of
Huron to New York and back home again where her heart
always belonged. A few of Emily's performance credits
include
Crazy For You featuring Rue McClanahan
Emily Casale   Artistic Director
(Golden Girls) and Jeffry Denman (Broadway: White Christmas), the national tours of Copacabana and Cirque
le Masque
, and regional productions of 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), The Producers, White Christmas (Rhoda),
and
Carousel (Carrie). Her critically acclaimed directing and choreography has been seen in NYC and across
the Midwest including shows such as
State Fair, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, You're a
Good Man Charlie Brown, Music Man,
and Dames At Sea. During her time in NYC and Chicago, Emily studied
at Lou Conte, New Dance Group, Broadway Dance Center, and AMDA. She took master classes with the
acclaimed Anthony Rapp (Broadway:
Rent), Anthony LoCasio (Tap Dogs), Austin Pendleton (Broadway: Fiddler
on the Roof
), Barbara Harris (Broadway: Apple Tree), and Jennifer Waldman (Broadway: Wicked).

Emily is the director of the BPAC Dance Company, having led her dancers to victory with a plethora of
platinums and 1st place overall awards in their division. Her innovative and eclectic choreography and
concepts often garner the industry's highly coveted Most Entertaining and Most Creative awards.

Dance is the music of the soul   ~ Martha Graham
Kirsten is a graduate of The Ohio State University where she earned a
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Dance. After graduation,
Kirsten trained in New York City under her mentor, Ginger Cox, while also
training at Broadway Dance Center with top dance professionals, receiving
a Certificate of Excellence at the conclusion of her studies. She continues
her dance studies with classes and intensives at major studios in New
York, Chicago, and L.A. Kirsten teaches a wide variety of classes
including acro, tap, jazz, contemporary, and technique. Her choreography
with the BPAC Dance Company has received top honors, including Most
Creative Concept, Most Entertaining, and Most Outstanding Performance,
with many top placements at the regional and national levels, including
several first place overall victories. Her choreography has also been seen
Kirsten Hall   Dance Instructor
Amber began her journey in dance at a young age when her grandparents
recognized her natural talent and enrolled her in dance classes. She has
studied and mastered a wide range of styles including ballet, hip hop,
jazz, kick lines, and contemporary. She held the dance team captain
position at Anthony Wayne High School. Upon graduation she was
immediately appointed to head coach where she successfully led the
team to place at the OASSA state competition in the Pom and Jazz
divisions. The Universal Dance Association and Ohio State University
have recognized and celebrated her work with various awards over the
years. With her recommendations, many of her students
Amber Holmes   Dance Instructor
have gone on to dance on college teams and teach for the Universal Dance Association. Amber also
holds a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Toledo. She's very excited to teach at BPAC
and share her knowledge and experience with our young dancers.   
Kassandra Lee   Dance Instructor
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Kassie received her training at Ohio Dance Theatre under the instruction
of Denise Gula and Nancy Bruenstuhl. Following her high school
graduation, she joined the ODT Company as a trainee and was quickly
promoted to an apprentice within the ranks of dancers. Within just a
couple of years, Kassie was offered a full-time spot as a company
member. Some of her favorite roles in productions include Marzipan in
The Nutcracker, Summer Fairy in Cinderella, Princess Florina in Sleeping
Beauty
, and Little Swan in Swan Lake. Kassie is currently a company
member and can be seen performing with Neos Dance Theatre of Akron.
Kassie also loves teaching dance and choreographing for area high school
musicals.
Kaitlyn Pickett
Dance Instructor
Greer Wahl
Dance Instructor
Mariah Skaggs
Dance Instructor
at the Sandusky State Theater. Kirsten currently coaches cheerleading at Edison High School.
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