Mary Beth Clark
Owner & Director
Mary Beth Clark traveled from Reading, Pennsylvania to New Jersey making many stops along the way. After spending time teaching, she decided 19 years ago to live her dream and became the owner and director of Dance Dynamics. She clearly sees how God’s hand has faithfully guided her to use the gifts He bestowed in her for His glory and now for her JOY! Along the way, she founded On Holy Ground Dance Ministry. Both the studio and ministry have flowed well together in sweet harmony. Her number one desire is to treat others with love and kindness; as well as to impart the love of dance. As a result, she hopes to help students bring joy to themselves and others. What makes her most happy is her family, her husband Randy, son Kyle, and daughter Madison.
Maggie is a devoted wife and mom of three young ones. Maggie has had the great pleasure of being on staff at Dance Dynamics as it was the place that first ignited her joy for dance. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Towson University. She has performed professionally with CityDance Ensemble, VTDance Company, The Dream Project, and the Life Rhythm Movement Project. Maggie was also the Program Manager for CityDance Ensemble Inc Community Programs, which serves D.C. youth with afterschool social and enrichment programming. Now she is happy combining all her experiences to pay it forward to all her young talented students at Dance Dynamics.
Sheena began her career as a dance instructor 18 years ago at Dance Dynamics where she was a student. She has won numerous awards including entertainment awards, first overall placements and choreography awards. She has choreographed for local, state and Miss America pageants. Although, Sheena loves all styles of dance, her passion lies in musical theatre. She is a devoted wife and the proud mother of 4 children; Wyatt, Reese, Aspen, and Savannah. Teaching at Dance Dynamics is such a special treasure that she cherishes dearly!
Jen is a graduate of The University of the Arts with her BFA in Dance Education. She has attended the Dance Masters of America Teacher’s Training Program in Buffalo, NY, She has been awarded with several choreography awards and was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders for 4 years. During her second year on the team, she was selected to represent the Philadelphia Eagles at the Pro Bowl in Honolulu, HI. This is Jen’s 5th year teaching ballet and pointe at Dance Dynamics. She is a proud mom to both her daughter and her dance students.
An alum of Dance Dynamics, Julia has been active in the commercial dance world since 2010. She trained and worked on staff at Broadway Dance Center in New York City and has worked closely with the largest dance convention in the nation, the PULSE on tour. Currently, Julia works for Open Call Dance competition based in New York City. Julia has been a dance educator and choreographer for the past four years. Her passion is to teach, choreograph, and share with a positive impact to eager students, helping every child improve.
Hayley has been a part of the Dance Dynamics family since 2002. Throughout the years Hayley has grown from a young dancer into a company member, and in 2010 she became a teacher on staff. Hayley has a strong passion for teaching dance to children of all ages. She is currently pursing a dance education certification through the National Dance Education Organization. In addition, she attends DeVry University to complete her degree in business. Along with Dance Dynamics Hayley has been given the opportunity to expand her talents and knowledge by choreographing musicals and plays alongside BeYou-ti-ful Arts. Hayley’s love for dance, and drive to learn more, is what helps her become the best teacher she can be.
Elizabeth Lombard, originally from Ocean City, NJ began her dance training at an early age. She began her studies in southern New Jersey and as she grew older began to study in Philadelphia. Upon graduating high school in 2011, she decided to continue her studies at The Ailey School, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. She is classically trained in ballet, Horton, Graham, and Taylor based modern techniques. Elizabeth is currently on faculty at Dance Dynamics, where she teaches company classes, as well as jazz, jazz contemporary, and modern contemporary.
Sam (aka INFerno) is a Chicago-born, Hip Hop/Urban Dance choreographer who currently resides in Southern New Jersey. He is the founder & creator of the L3GACY Urban Dance Movement. This semi pro-athlete turned entertainer got his start dancing professionally at Mixx nightclub as a part of the Borgata nightlife initiative. This artistic experiment in performance quickly blossomed into a career complete with on & off Broadway appearances, sports halftime shows, television & film credits (You Got Served, Step Up Too) Tours (Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Missy Elliot, Gwen Stefani, Tyrese Gibson, Wyclef Jean) as a dancer. He’s currently a full-time Choreographer & Dance educator for 9 performing arts academies’ & various entertainment companies along the east coast.
Catherine is from Downingtown Pennsylvania, but has traveled through her love of dance for several years. She earned a BFA in Dance and Dance Education at Townson University. She is a former company member of Roxey Ballet. She has taught dance in the Baltimore Public Schools and was a Dance Instructor University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the Dance Dynamics Family she was the Ballet Teacher and Rehearsal Assistant for Dance Dimensions home of the Children’s Ballet Theater of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Prior to joining Dance Dynamics, Morgan began her dance training at the age of 3, leading to a lifelong passion for the performing arts. During her 13 years as a competitive dancer, she competed across the country accumulating many regional, as well as national titles and high score awards. Some of these top honors include Teen Miss Starpower, Miss Acrobat of Pennsylvania, and three-time winner of the title Miss Acrobat of New Jersey. She has participated in workshops and dance clinics around the country with companies such as Starpower, Dance Educators of America, and The United States Tournament of Dance, and even performing as a member of the United States Acrobatic team. After high school she attended St. Joseph’s where she competed on the St. Joseph’s NCA Division 1 cheerleading team. She began her career teaching professionally in 2011 and has since received numerous awards for her choreography and creativeness. Morgan is certified with “USA GYMNASTICS” as a Safety Certified Gymnastics Instructor and has experience teaching a wide variety of dance disciplines as well including contemporary, lyrical, musical theatre, and jazz as well as acro gymnastics, contortion, and hand balancing. Morgan takes immense pride in being a positive influence in the lives of young dancers and helping them achieve success both on stage and off.
Nicole is originally from Avalon, New Jersey, and is the proud mother of two children, Zachary and Lauren. Nicole started her dance and gymnastics training at the age of four and has continually been involved with the arts. Nicole has been teaching tumbling and aerobics for almost thirty years. Having a lifelong love and background in dance and gymnastics, teaching acro at Dance Dynamics feels so natural and like a dream come true. Nicole loves to witness her student’s elations and shares in their excitement as they improve their technique and skills and achieve new tricks.
Karissa Griffith has joined the Dance Dynamics family this year bringing over 15 years experience performing and teaching ballet at schools throughout the U.S., including performing with the traveling dance troupe of Impact Productions and their production of The Masterpiece: A Toymaker’s Dream where she met her husband Sean Griffith, who also has a heart for the arts and founded Sojourn Productions, a local community performing arts company.