Rachel grew up in Mathews, Virginia and began dancing at age four at Diggs School of Dance. She was an original member of Bayside Youth Ballet Company and danced with them until graduating from Mathews High School in 2000. She attended Longwood University and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Rachel has taught dance for over 20 years at studios including Five Pointes Dance Center in Farmville, Virginia where she worked with their competition team, the Emberz; and Diggs School of Dance in Gloucester, Virginia. Rachel currently lives in Mathews County where she teaches art at Mathews High School. On 2016 she opened Mathews Dance Studio and continues to serve as Director and Instructor.
Haley was born and raised in Mathews, Virginia and began dancing at age four at Diggs School of Dance. She joined and performed with Bayside Youth Ballet from 2006 - 2010. After graduating from Mathews High School, she attended Radford University and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance. While in college she had the privilege of performing in school productions including The Nutcracker, Fall Dance Fest, Dancing on The Edge, The Shadow Waltz, and many more. She was also chosen to perform with d a n a h b e l l a DanceWorks, a contemporary modern dance company, in many states across the country. Haley is currently teaching Pre-Kindergarten Four at Ware Academy where she has also served as the Athletic Director and Dance Instructor; and Mathews Dance Studio where she works directly with the teen and adult programs and develops all community performance programs.
We are pleased to welcome Annabelle Morgan to our faculty this summer! Check back for her bio and photo!