Sarah Gladwin Camp, Founder & Director

Sarah Gladwin Camp


Sarah has been leading dance adventures with young kids since 2002. She was a founding member and co-artistic director of Green Chair Dance Group in Philly for 10 years. Sarah works with FringeArts, Christ Church, and international artists helping bring to life large-scale performance projects such as 100% Philadelphia, Gala, Le Super Grand Continental, and Úumbal. She loves bringing people together to do spectacular and unexpected things. At home in South Philly she spends most of her time chasing, reading, and pretending with her 6-year-old.

This was hard to narrow even this far, but a few of her favorite children’s books include The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit by Chris Wormell (also The Wild Girl by C.W.), Now by Antoinette Portis, Saturday by Oge Mora, Mr Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown, Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love, We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen, The Shape Trilogy by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad, and Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall. 

Katie Szykman, Assistant Director

Katie Szykman

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Katie Szykman is a Virginia-raised and Philadelphia-based choreographer, educator, and performance artist with a focus on disability justice. They are recent graduates from The University of The Arts with a BFA in Dance. She aims to create a collaborative, creative, and inspiring teaching environment for my students. For the last five years, she has taught at multiple studios, including at the Bolshoi Ballet 2021 Summer Intensive as the senior jazz and modern teacher. Katie is excited to be returning to ZoomDance Summer Camp this year!

Tima Ally, Assistant Director

Tima Ally
Tima (he/him) is a multi-disciplinary artist and art educator with a focus on environmental justice. In the school year he teaches K-5 visual and language arts at The Excelsior School of Philadelphia. Tima is also a writer and award winning poet, winning the first place team prize at the 2019 ALCU College/University Poetry Invitational (CUPSI). He hopes to publish his first poetry book by 2025. Along with leading poetry and art workshops, Tima spends his time scultping miniatures, sewing, hanging out with his three cat children, and teaching kids about the joys of creation and storytelling.

John Rouleau, Teacher

John Rouleau


John is a recent graduate of Temple University where he recently got his BFA in musical theater and a minor in dance. In his free time he enjoys seeing theater, going to art museums, reading, hanging out with his friends and bring creative. He feels passionately about storytelling and the future of our world. He is so excited to learn and grow at ZoomDance!


Jen Hoard, Teacher

Jen Hoard


Jennifer has been involved in theater for many years. She started in middle school and has been going strong ever since. She has performed at the Kimmel Center and at The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, where she is entering 12th grade. She studies theater and theater movement, with minors in Dance and Instrumental Music.

An avid reader, her favorite children’s books are the A-Z Mysteries and Harry Potter series. Ms. Nelson is Missing! is also high in her list. Laughter is heard from her classroom and she is full of energy when surrounded by children.

Sam Perez, Teacher

Sam Perez
Sam Perez is a Cuban American performance artist, film maker, and teaching artist reigning from Miami, FL. She develops works with an emphasis on her spiritual and cultural background to help paint vibrant storylines that bring us back home. She has performed in works by Shana Wexler, Chachi Perez, and was a dancer for the 2019 Super Bowl half time show. She is currently residing in Philadelphia, PA attending Temple University and she receives her BA in Psychology while dancing for BAMN Dance Co. and is a movement artist of Carne Viva Dance Theatre.