Our Team

Elevation Dance Studio's employees are highly-trained, experienced and dedicated to the success of our business.

Alissa McCracken

Owner, Artistic Director,  Instructor

 

Specialties

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acrobatics, Lyrical, and Hip Hop

 

2015-Present

 

Alissa's love for dance began at the age of seven when she started studying various forms of dance including Jazz, Tap, Acrobatics, Ballet, Lyrical, and Modern. Quickly excelling, she became a competitive dancer and traveled throughout the United States competing with dance groups and taking master classes with some of the most prestigious instructors.

Over the past 20 years, she has moved on to become a successful instructor and choreographer to all ages.  She has been an active member of Dance Masters of America and Ohio Chapter #16. Through DMA, she was professionally trained to work with all ages and skill levels, receiving certifications to teach in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Acrobatics. Alissa continuously enhances her dance education by attending master classes and conventions throughout the year.

In addition to being a studio owner and director she is a dedicated mother of three beautiful children.

Jennifer Dervic Coffman 

Instructor

 

Specialties

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acrobatics, Lyrical, and Hip Hop

 

2015-Present

 

Briana Demastus

Instructor

 

Specialties

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acrobatics, Lyrical, and Hip Hop

 

2016-Present

 

Kayla Proctor

Instructor

 

Specialties

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acrobatics, and Hip Hop

 

2018-Present

 

Ashley Ostrowski

Instructor

 

Specialties

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acrobatics, and Hip Hop

 

2016-Present

 

Emily Koslo

Instructor

 

Specialties

Acrobatics

 

2018-Present

 

Miss Natalie began dancing at the age of two. Growing up, she attended many dance competitions and conventions before switching her focus to study ballet at Hudson Conservatory of Ballet. While at Hudson Conservatory Miss Natalie was a part of their pre-professional day time program and conservatory. She also studied at summer intensives such as BalletMet and The Washington School of Ballet. In 2016 Miss Natalie graduated from Stow Munroe Falls High School and then went on to attend Point Park University. Miss Natalie graduated from Point Park University in 2020 with a BFA in dance with a concentration in ballet. Miss Natalie currently dances professionally with a contemporary ballet dance company in northeast Ohio, Ballet Legato. Miss Natalie is very excited to start her first season at Elevation! 

 

Specialties

Ballet

Lyrical

Jazz

 

2020-present

 

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Owner, Director, Dance Masters Certified Instructor

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