Fran Jones Evers
B.F.A in Dance, East Carolina University - Director of That's Dancin'! for over 25 years.
Miss Fran has had the pleasure of teaching many fine dancers, to date her most accomplished alumni is Ann Maria Mazzini, who went on to perform in the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Her students have been awarded scholarships to such prestigious schools as Southern Methodist University, The Philadelphia University of the Arts, Temple University, NYU, Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus, and DeSales University. Former students can also be seen dancing on several cruise lines! Always striving to keep current and keep her classes fun and innovative, Miss Fran continues to study with such prestigious teachers as: Mia Michaels, Mandi Moore, Sheila Barker, Michele Barber, Chio, E. Laura Hausmann, Doug Caldwell, Shea Sullivan, Germaine Salsberg, and many others. In order to reach out to the community she has choreographed the following shows throughout the Lehigh Valley: "Of Thee I Sing", "Honk", "Guys and Dolls", "Anything Goes", "Once Upon a Mattress", and "Beauty and the Beast".
Olivia began her dance training with her mother, Fran Jones Evers at That's Dancin'! She continued her education at the University of the Arts, graduating with a B.F.A. in Dance Performance with honors, in 2014. In August of that year she was hired by Stiletto Entertainment, Los Angeles, California. After a two month rehearsal period in LA she set sail, dancing on the Zaandam, Holland America Cruise Lines, travelling to Hawaii, South America, and Antartctica. After a nine month contract aboard the Zaandam, she boarded the Statendam, Holland America Cruise Lines, to teach Dancing With the Stars at Sea. A dance program in affiliation with the ABC tv show, "Dancing With the Stars." Olivia is excited to take her professional experience into the classroom and inspire young students.
Miss Amanda grew up with a love for ballet and performed with the Repertory Dance Theater. She graduated from the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts, where she received the awards for Outstanding Senior in Dance and Outstanding Senior in Academics. She is a graduate of DeSales University with a B.A. in Dance. With a ballet background, she has really enjoyed seeing the students blossom and grow in all the dance forms. Miss Amanda is extremely excited to be starting her sixth season at That's Dancin'! and is eager to bring her passion not only for classical ballet, but dance in general to the students. Being at That's Dancin! has been a true blessing and she cannot wait to see what the future holds.
Miss Krystal received her BFA in Dance Performance from East Carolina University where she graduated magna cum laude and received the Outstanding Senior Award from the School of Theatre and Dance. She performed professionally with "The Lost Colony" for two seasons where she played the role of Mrs. Manteo and acted as the Dance Captain and a dancer. Most recently, Miss Krystal performed with and was a guest choreographer for the Dramastics Dance Company based in Virginia. Miss Krystal's choreography was awarded third place for a publication in Rebel Magazine as well as receiving the "Swoosh" Award from Inaside Dance Company based out of Chicago. Miss Krystal is excited to be back teaching for her second year at her "home" studio!
Miss Sam obtained her B.A. in Dance from DeSales University. During her time at DeSales, she had the opportunity to perform works choreographed by Twyla Tharp, Sean Curran, Gerald Arpino, Ashleigh Leite, and Kate Jewett of Shen Wei Dance Arts. Post college Miss Sam has worked with a few modern companies as well as being a part of the Philadelphia Fight Vixens Dance Team. Miss Sam has continued her education by taking intensives and classes in Philadelphia and NYC. Miss Sam has been teaching dance since 2008 and loves seeing her students grow in their technique and in their love for dance.
Savannah began her dance training with Fran Jones Evers at That’s Dancin’! at the age of 3. In 2006 she attended Pennsylvania Governors School of the Arts. In 2007 she attended the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater summer dance program. Miss Savannah received her B.F.A in dance at Long Island University, Brooklyn. There she studied under Dana Hash Campbell, former principal dancer for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Sara Neece, former ballet master for the Robert Battle Dance Company, and Nathan Trice. She was chosen in her freshman year to perform a duet choreographed by Alenka Cizmesija, in her second year she received the lead role of Giselle in Donald Byrds work – Life’s Situations, staged by Stephanie Guiland Brown. In addition she performed works choreographed by Robert Battle, Ronald K. Brown, Urban Bush Women, Donald Byrd, Nathan Trice, Earl Mosley, Alenka Cizmesija and Roger Belman. She worked directly with the choreographers and former company members who set the work. She is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and passion with everyone.
A student of ballet her entire childhood, Miss Beth was accepted to and attended the PA Governor's School of the Arts, and studied at the prestigious School of American Ballet. She has many years of teaching experience and has also choreographed the following shows: "The Nutcracker", "Finians Rainbow", "Once Upon a Mattress", "School House Rock", "State Fair", "Big", "Fiddler On The Roof", and "Annie Warbucks".
Miss Renee has a Masters in Dance from Temple University and a love of arts. She started the Dance Academy program at William Allen High School back in 1995. She now serves as an assistant principal at Jefferson Elementary School. Miss Renee is excited to be back at That's Dancin'! and looking forward to another exciting year with her students and step-daughter, Ally.