Originally from South Carolina, Ms. Amanda recently relocated to Kitsap County area with her husband and two cats. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (Psychology and Sociology) with a Cognate in Early Childhood Education, Cum Laude. She has worked both as a lead teacher and assistant teacher in the preschool setting specifically with ages 2-4 years. She has over ten years of experience working with children and loves every minute of it. In her spare time she enjoys settling down with a cup of coffee and a good book, and daydreaming about all things Disney.
Miss Gretchen Dru holds a BA in Drama & English, and a Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington. She worked as a teaching artist for TheatreWorks Theatre Co. in California’s bay area, and extensively for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in Colorado for the past several years. Gretchen has studied voice, piano & dance for the stage since childhood and has a special place in her heart for American Musical Theatre. Favorite roles include Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Cinderella in Cinderella, The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Irene in Crazy for You, and many more.
JoAnne Wynn is a native of Washington State and relocated to Delaware in 2002 where she has spent the past 14 years as a studio instructor. JoAnne built her strong foundation through the study and performance of Classical Ballet and has spent the last decade developing her skills in all dance styles by attending professional workshops in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. JoAnne is certified in Anne Green Gilbert’s acclaimed Creative Dance program, has taught and adjudicated for International Teachers of Dance, Inc., and brings an added layer of expertise to the dance classroom based on her experience teaching pre-school. JoAnne’s choreography has received Critic’s Choice/Best in Show, Exceptional Staging & Outstanding Ballet Performance Awards at many regional dance competitions and many of her students have gone on to pursue dance on the college and professional level.