Behind every dancer who believes in themselves, is a teacher who believed in them first.
Lauren has been teaching dance to students of all ages for the over a decade. She also earned a Bachelor’s Degree of the Arts in Dance from the University of Akron. As the owner, Lauren Directs and coaches the On Pointe Dance Company and the Tiny On Pointe Stars as well as teaches Ballet and Lyrical in the Technical Program. Lauren’s Choreography has won numerous awards such as “Best Choreography”, “Best Studio Sportsmanship”, “Judge’s Choice” and many special and high score awards. Lauren also continues her education in the field of dance by attending nationally recognized workshops and online courses lead by top choreographers and dance instructors. Her love for dance and passion for teaching is what makes On Pointe Arts a place where everyone no matter what age or ability has a chance to dance. Lauren is a proud member of DanceStudioOwner.com and the National Dance Education Organization.
Abi joined the On Pointe family in the Summer of 2017. She received her Bachelor of the Arts in Theater from Baldwin Wallace with a focus in directing. Abi spent many years involved theater productions including shows such as “Saturday Night Fever” and "Love Story" at Cleveland's Playhouse Square and "Chorus Line" and "Follies" at Baldwin Wallace. Abi continues to educate herself by attending dance workshops conferences. She is an instructor for our Elementary and Technical Programs, as well as the head of our Acro & Musical Theater departments. Abi is the head coach for the Tiny On Pointe Stars and coaches our On Pointe Dance Company. Abi brings her theater expertise to the dance studio as the Artistic Director. To help our students become more well-rounded performers and theater-goers, Abi offers opportunities for students to help with costumes, props and scenery through Production classes and workshops.
Callie has been dancing for over a decade, and has studied styles including ballet, jazz and lyrical. She is excited to be entering her second year as an instructor at On Pointe Arts. Callie is currently a student at Kent State University, studying to become a teacher for English as a second language. She enjoys traveling and learning about other languages and cultures. Callie is the primary instructor for our Preschool Program and is excited to participate in leading our Teacher Training Program this year for aspiring students who will be helping and assisting in our preschool and elementary classes.
Claire is currently attending Walsh University for Nursing, and is the primary Ballet and Pointe instructor for On Pointe Arts. She is from Indiana, where she attended Ballet School since a young age. Miss Claire is excited to be a part of the team and to be joining our Production as a choreographer this year!
Ashley has been teaching dance for over a decade, and joined the On Pointe family in the fall of 2017. She has a degree in Dance Education from Kent State University. During the day, Ashley works as a the Dance Teacher for grades 4-8 at Miller South in Akron Public Schools. She is the Tap and Hip Hop instructor in our Technical Program, as well as a coach for our On Pointe Dance Company. Ashley has received many platinum and top score awards for her choreography and has won numerous special judges awards for her competition dances, including “Best Choreography”.