studio owner, teacher
Stephanie Rodriguez is the owner of and a dance teacher at Performing Arts Dance Centre. She began her training at age three in Northwest Ohio training in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, gymnastics, musical theater and baton. After graduating from Perrysburg High School, she attended The Ohio State University where she majored in dance and graduated with her BFA in Dance in 2000. Stephanie has studied with the Fort Wayne Ballet, Chicago Ballet and many guest teachers over the years.
Internationally, Stephanie has performed in Spain, Mexico and the Bahamas. Her teaching career has spanned 20 years and includes ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, baton and gymnastics. Stephanie is well-known for her talent. She spent three months in Australia where she was invited to teach a variety of workshops and classes. She continues to hone her craft by attending and participating in workshops and conventions throughout the year to learn the latest styles and techniques. Having served as a judge at numerous dance competitions, Stephanie is extremely successful in the competitive arena. Her teams have won many awards at both regional and national competitions.
Elliott Jordan has been with PADC since the very beginning, first as a student, now as a teacher. She started dancing at the age of three and began training with Stephanie Rodriguez at Performing Arts Dance Centre when the doors opened in 2002. She has studied ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, pointe, contemporary and baton. She also cheered for the Delaware Pacers all through middle and high school.
After graduating, Elliott continued her training at Ballet Met Columbus and various dance conventions while attending college at Franklin University. She has taken classes with a variety of master teachers and danced with a modern dance company in Columbus.
Elliott has a love of teaching that shines through her choreography on stage and also has won many choreography awards for her work with PADC’s competition teams. Her style of hip hop is creative and edgy while maintaining a positive focus for younger dancers.
When she’s not at the studio Elliott loves spending time with her family and her fur-friend, Lily, who’s a Beagle/English Bulldog mix.
Mary Hupp has more than 25 years of extensive dance training in both tap and jazz. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where she was a member of their nationally ranked dance team. At PADC, she primarily teaches jazz and tap, in addition to a very dear to her heart special needs class. Mary’s training included instruction at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City with Savion Glover and Wade Robson. She was a feature performer with Third Eye Blind and Boys to Men during the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving game halftime shows. She also has shared her creative talent as associate choreographer for the Eastern Michigan University dance team.
Mary is an active member of the Delaware community, along with her husband and four children. She’s strongly dedicated to sharing her love of dance with our PADC students!
Jenny Krivchenia has been dancing since age five. She trained at the June Conn School of Dance and with the Ashland Youth Ballet in Ashland, Kentucky. There she studied ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern. She has performed in a variety of Ballets including The Nutcracker, Cinderella and The Four Seasons. After high school, Jenny received a Talent Award for dance at Ohio Northern University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Dance. While at Ohio Northern, Jenny was a member of the Northern Stars Dance Team and performed with Eric Yetter, the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and the River North Dance Company.
Jenny joined PADC in 2014 and primarily teaches ballet. You might also see her at the Columbus Zoo where she works as an Animal Program Specialist. She recently moved to Delaware and will be getting married in 2016 to her fiance Dan.
Leslie Cellar has 18 years of dance training. She began her training in her hometown at age three, where she studied ballet, tap, jazz and gymnastics. After graduating high school, she attended Ohio Wesleyan University where she continued her study of dance through the OWU Theatre department. While at OWU, she studied ballet and contemporary.
Leslie has a seven year-old daughter that has a shared love of dance and has been dancing at PADC for four years. During the day, Leslie is an elementary school counselor with Dublin City Schools.
With her experience and passion for working with little ones, Leslie teaches primarily gymnastics, Combo and level 1 classes. Leslie joined the PADC teaching staff in the spring of 2015 and could not be more thrilled to be teaching and being a PADC dance mom.
Ann Steinberger has been a PADC dance mom since 2007. She began working in the office in 2011 after two of her daughters began competing. She enjoys seeing the kids every day and helping with everything from tying shoes to fixing buns.
Ann and her husband moved to Ohio from Colorado in 2007 after a job change. They are proud Ohio University parents to a son and have three daughters who are on Sr. Company, Ballet Company, Teen Tap and Lyrical Company, A-Team, Hip Hop Crew, Production and Acro. When she’s not in the studio, Ann also works part-time as a dental assistant and enjoys scrapbooking and spending time with her family.
Amy Minshall began working in the office at PADC in 2013. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from BGSU and has enjoyed working in various customer service jobs over the last 20 years. When she’s not at the studio, Amy works part-time for a non-profit organization that helps people with disabilities find jobs. Amy is married and has two children, one of which has been dancing at PADC since 2007.
Amy developed a love for performing at a young age. She started piano lessons at age five and then shifted her musical focus to singing. She loves seeing the same passion for performing in her daughter Avery’s dancing. Amy enjoys the excitement of performances and can always be seen helping all the dancers backstage prepare for the spotlight. Her daughter has been a member of PADC’s competition team since 2009 and loves to help out with that by being Team Mom.
Maya Rodriguez is a senior at Buckeye Valley High School and has been dancing since she was three years old. Following in her mother's footsteps, she loves to dance and has a passion for teaching, especially the younger students. Maya is a member of the PADC's competition team dancing on Sr. Company, A-Team, Ballet Company and Acro as well as solos and duets. She has won numerous awards for her dancing and countless specialty and judges' awards for her solos. Maya attends several conventions each year to continue her training and has studied under many famous teachers and choreographers such as Mia Michaels, NappyTabs, Ade Obayomi and Fik-Shun, to name a few. Maya strives for excellence in her school work as well as in the studio, taking a variety of advanced and AP classes. She is an active member of the National Honor Society, maintaining a 4.3 GPA as well as being a member of the Spanish Club, Red Cross Club and a varsity cheerleader. She plans to attend OSU next fall with the goal of becoming an anesthesiologist.
Allyson Steinberger began dancing at age three and started at PADC in 2007 after relocating from Colorado. She began competing in the third grade with a solo and now competes on Sr. Company, Ballet Company, A-Team and Solos. She’s a junior in high school and dances around 17 hours a week while maintaining a 3.5 GPA and working part-time as a photographer at the zoo.
Allyson has attended many dance conventions and competitions where she has received convention scholarships for talent and leadership. She has had the privilege of taking classes from choreographers such as Mia Michaels, NappyTabs, Fik-Shun and Dusty Button and has attended summer dance intensives the last two years.
Allyson plans on pursuing a career in dance and has been a classroom assistant for three years. She loves working with children and is excited to begin teaching at PADC!