Action Adventure Story Telling Dance Classes in Philadelphia, PA

Our Teachers

Sarah Gladwin Camp

Founder & Head Teacher

Sarah has taught kids’ movement classes all across the globe. She is also a founding member and co-artistic director of Green Chair Dance Group in Philly.

Rachel Camp

Rachel Camp has been a Philly-based actress and teaching artist for the past five years. With a BFA in Musical Theater from Montclair State University, she enjoys teaching all across the city, from ages 1.5 – 18.

Marissa Barnathan

Marissa is a performer, teaching artist, and choreographer in the Philly area. She holds a B.A. in both Drama and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, with a minor in Ballet. Marissa began dancing at the age of 3 and loves to move! She enjoys teaching theatre, dance, and creative movement to students of all ages.

Emily Mattison

Emily has been a teaching artist and performer in the Philadelphia area for the past four years. She holds a B.A. in Theatre Performance from Susquehanna University, with a minor in Psychology and Dance. Emily started dancing when she was 4 in her parents living room however officially started studying dance in high school. She enjoys teaching theatre and movement to students of all ages.

Ashley Demain

Ashley is currently receiving her MFA in Devised Performance from Pig Iron/University of the Arts. She loves to explore story telling through physical movement and music and cannot wait to share it with the littlest generations! She has been babysitting since she was 13, taught at various summer drama camps, and developed a drama program for the Pre-K students she was working with in undergrad. Ashley is excited to broaden her Philadelphia artistic circle to include these new young artists!

Sarah Kirk

Sarah is an actress, singer, and teaching artist in Philadelphia. She has been working professionally in the Philly region since graduating in 2012 from Susquehanna University. Previously, she has taught with People’s Light, Walnut Street Theatre, Montgomery Theatre, and Theatre Horizon among others. When she’s not teaching or acting, you can pretty much always find her snuggling with her cat, Cleo, while watching re-runs of “The Office”.

Grayce Hoffman

Grayce Hoffman is a local performer, producer, and teaching artist. She was an assistant teacher at St. Mary’s Nursery School (2012-17) and the Malvern School of Royersford (2012-16), and the Creative and Performing Arts Specialist of ESF Camps at Episcopal Academy (2013-2016). A graduate of UPenn (2016) and the InterAct apprenticeship program (2017), she is currently working as the associate producer of Juniper Productions, the artistic associate of The Greenfield Collective, and a teaching artist for ASAP drama. She is excited to be a part of the ZoomDance team!

Melissa Joy Hart

Melissa is so excited to be a part of the ZoomDance Team! As a longtime Philadelphia actor, singer and educator, she is proud to make Philly her home! Prior to focusing on Theater full time, she spent 8 years with The Grand Opera House in Wilmington as an arts administrator in Community Engagement. She feels her role at ZoomDance combines everything she loves: the Arts, the business of the Arts and educating the next generation. As a new mommy, Melissa can’t wait to enroll her kid in her first ZoomDance class!

Mallory Cohen

Mallory is a modern dancer, choreographer, teaching artist, and dance/movement therapist who is new to Philly and excited to start moving and grooving with ZoomDance! She holds a BA in dance and sociology from Bates College, and is a MA candidate at Drexel University for dance/movement therapy and counseling. Training with artists from all around the world, Mallory uses dance technique from multiple styles as a framework for healthy and creative expression.

Lizzy Pecora

Lizzy has been an educator for ten years and has enjoyed every moment of it! She has taught in a variety of disciplines – acting, dance, music, literacy, playwriting – to students ranging from ages 2 to 22. She is passionate about sharing theatrical processes with young people and instilling an appreciation for self-expression in the artists and audiences of tomorrow. Lizzy holds a B.A. in Theatre from Allegheny College and an M.A. in Theatre from Villanova University.