Miss Gwen started dancing at the age of three. She took dance at Franklin School of Dance in Kent, Ohio for thirteen years.
Miss Gwen took jazz, tap, gymnastics, and beginner ballet classes. Miss Kristin was her teacher for some of these years. Next, she became an instructor at Karen’s Dance Academy in Manua, Ohio for nine years. There she taught jazz, tap, gymnastics and beginner baton. For two of those years she also assisted in instructing a large group pom-pom dance competition team. Along with teaching dance at Karen’s Dance Academy at this time, while attending college, Miss Gwen choreographed a large group performance for a Greek Campus Life Songfest event at Kent State. She did this for three consecutive years and the performance earned first or second place each year.
Miss Gwen loves to dance, but tap has always been her favorite to learn and teach! Miss Gwen graduated from Stow High School and Kent State University two times. She earned a bachelors degree in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Reading. She currently is a 2nd grade teacher at Walls Elementary School in Kent, Ohio. She has been teaching in the Kent City School system for eleven years.
Miss Gwen is married and has two children; Olivia age five and Gabe age three. Much of her free time is spent with her family. She also enjoys shopping, traveling, playing volleyball and gardening. This is Miss Gwen’s first year as an assistant at All About Dance. She is very excited about this opportunity and to be doing something that she loves!