Teachers

Sarah Gladwin Camp, Founder & Director

Sarah Gladwin Camp

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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. 

Marissa Barnathan, Teacher

Marissa Barnathan

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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. Her minor is 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.

Mallory Cohen, Teacher

Mallory Cohen

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Mallory is a dance/movement therapist, modern dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist. She has been moving and grooving with ZoomDance since moving to Philly in 2019! Mallory holds an MA in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Drexel University, and a BA in Dance and Sociology from Bates College. She uses movement, active play, and creative interventions in her work as a child therapist for kids who have experienced trauma. Informed by her knowledge as a child therapist, dance training from artists around the world, and playful energy, Mallory used dance technique and community connection to promote healthy and creative self-expression.

Ashley DeMain, Teacher

Ashley DeMain

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Ashley has an MFA in Devised Performance from Pig Iron/University of the Arts. She loves to explore story-telling through physical movement and music and is excited to share it with the littlest generations! Ashley has been babysitting since she was 13. She has taught at various summer drama camps. In addition, she developed a drama program for the Pre-K students she worked with in undergrad. Ashley is also a teacher at the South Philly Cooperative Playschool.