CVDA Alumna Abby Awe

Abigail (Abby) Awe began her dance training at Chester Valley Dance Academy at a young age and studied all styles of dance.  As a CVDA Company Dancer, she participated in various conventions in addition to annual Nutcracker Performances and Recitals. Known for her magnetic stage presence, it is no surprise...Read More

CVDA Alumna Emily O’Connor

Emily O’Connor began her dance training at Chester Valley Dance Academy and studied all styles of dance.  After graduating high school from Villa Maria Academy in 2007, she moved to Corona, California to pursue her passion by joining The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts.  From 2007-2011, she studied...Read More

CVDA Alumna Katie Zimmerman

[caption id="attachment_5164" align="alignleft" width="214"] Photography by Maximillian Tortoriello[/caption] Katie Zimmerman is currently dancing in her third season with the Nevada Ballet Theater.  She is a graduate of Indiana University who received a Bachelor of Science in Ballet and an Outside Field in Business. Katie was drawn to IU to further...Read More

CVDA Alumna Rachel Beiswenger

West Side Story, Billy Elliot, Pippin, Hello Dolly, Gypsy, Spamalot, and Legally Blonde are just a few of the many musicals Rachel Beiswenger has performed in.  She is currently an actress pursuing her passion in New York City.  Rachel began her dance training at Chester Valley Dance Academy at a...Read More

CVDA Alumna Paige Amicon

[caption id="attachment_4548" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photography by Craig Moss[/caption] Hello CVDA! Since my time dancing at Chester Valley,  I trained at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and received a high school degree (concentration in ballet), a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in contemporary dance and moved to...Read More

CVDA Alumna Chelsey Hamilton

Chelsey Hamilton '11 currently writes for Dance Magazine.  She began her dance training at Chester Valley Dance Academy at a young age, danced lead roles in The Nutcracker, and was a member of the Ballet, Modern, and Jazz Companies.  She participated in numerous conventions and festivals and also studied at...Read More

CVDA Alumna Lauren Leader

Lauren Leader '16 participated in Nickerson-Rossi Dance's Choreographic Residency Program and studied with Stephen Agisilaou. She spent a week taking his classes and rehearsing a piece that was performed in the program's final showcase this past weekend at the Knauer Theater in West Chester, PA.   In discussing her experience...Read More