Heather Taylor, Director Assisted by Vita Vindigni Ms. Heather Taylor, Owner & Director began dance at the age of 6. She grew up in a small town in upstate New York where she studied tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, acrobatics, pointe, and theater. At age 14, her dance group was invited to perform and compete in the Nationally televised show, "Star Search". From 2004-2008, Heather was a Washington Redskins Cheerleader Ambassador which fostered the opportunity for SRDA to become an official site for the Washington Redskins Jr. Cheer program. Some of Heather’s former students have gone on to become Washington Wizard Dancers, Washington Redskins Cheerleaders, performers in Broadway shows, attend colleges for dance and theater and have become members of college competition dance teams. Heather is celebrating her 17th year in South Riding and is happy to share her passion for the art of dance along with her two daughters and son who also dance at SRDA.

Heather Taylor, Director

Assisted by Vita Vindigni

Ms. Heather Taylor, Owner & Director began dance at the age of 6. She grew up in a small town in upstate New York where she studied tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, acrobatics, pointe, and theater. At age 14, her dance group was invited to perform and compete in the Nationally televised show, "Star Search".

From 2004-2008, Heather was a Washington Redskins Cheerleader Ambassador which fostered the opportunity for SRDA to become an official site for the Washington Redskins Jr. Cheer program. Some of Heather’s former students have gone on to become Washington Wizard Dancers, Washington Redskins Cheerleaders, performers in Broadway shows, attend colleges for dance and theater and have become members of college competition dance teams. Heather is celebrating her 17th year in South Riding and is happy to share her passion for the art of dance along with her two daughters and son who also dance at SRDA.

Anneliese Gadell Ms. Anneliese Gadell holds a degree in Health and Human Performance from Marymount University and has been teaching dance for the past 22 years.  A Central New Jersey native, she started dancing at the age of 6 and competing at the age of 8, winning top honors in both regional and national competitions.  Anneliese enjoys teaching all ages and styles of dance, for both recreational and competitive dancers.  She believes that everyone should practice like they are last and perform like they have already won! In addition to her students earning top honors at numerous competitions, her dances have also earned special awards such as Best Choreography and Most Entertaining.  She has been nominated for Best Dance Teacher for the past 4 years for Loudoun County's Best of the Best and received 2nd place in 2014.

Anneliese Gadell

Ms. Anneliese Gadell holds a degree in Health and Human Performance from Marymount University and has been teaching dance for the past 22 years.  A Central New Jersey native, she started dancing at the age of 6 and competing at the age of 8, winning top honors in both regional and national competitions. 

Anneliese enjoys teaching all ages and styles of dance, for both recreational and competitive dancers.  She believes that everyone should practice like they are last and perform like they have already won! In addition to her students earning top honors at numerous competitions, her dances have also earned special awards such as Best Choreography and Most Entertaining.  She has been nominated for Best Dance Teacher for the past 4 years for Loudoun County's Best of the Best and received 2nd place in 2014.

Kathryn Slate Ms. Kathryn Slate has been studying dance for over thirty five years. She has studied classical ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, tap, and hip-hop. Kathryn was a member of the James Madison Dance Team and was also a performing company member of The Dance Company under direction of Russell Jay and attended the Institute of Performing Arts. Kathryn went on to study dance at East Carolina University. There she studied with Joe Carow, Patti Weeks, and Alan Arnett. She has performed works choreographed by the faculty and students at East Carolina University. She was also a member of a performing troupe that traveled and performed throughout the east coast. After college, Kathryn became the assistant coach for the James Madison High School Dance Team and helped lead them to a National Championship title in Orlando, Florida. Kathryn also has extensive experience in theater choreography.

Kathryn Slate

Ms. Kathryn Slate has been studying dance for over thirty five years. She has studied classical ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, tap, and hip-hop. Kathryn was a member of the James Madison Dance Team and was also a performing company member of The Dance Company under direction of Russell Jay and attended the Institute of Performing Arts.

Kathryn went on to study dance at East Carolina University. There she studied with Joe Carow, Patti Weeks, and Alan Arnett. She has performed works choreographed by the faculty and students at East Carolina University. She was also a member of a performing troupe that traveled and performed throughout the east coast. After college, Kathryn became the assistant coach for the James Madison High School Dance Team and helped lead them to a National Championship title in Orlando, Florida. Kathryn also has extensive experience in theater choreography.

Lucy Spring Ms. Lucy Spring graduated magna cum laude from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance.  Dancing since age three, Lucy has many years of training and performance experience in contemporary, ballet, modern, tap, jazz, lyrical, musical theater, hip-hop, pointe, and acrobatics.  She has performed the works of Charlotte d'Amboise, Christopher d’Amboise, Robert Battle, Ulysses Dove, Mary Ann Lamb, Terrence Mann, Mark Morris, Soon-ho Park, Nick Pupillo, Karen Reedy, and Susan Shields.  Lucy was an apprentice company member of the NYC contemporary dance company, marInspired; the storytellers.  Most recently, Lucy performed with the American Pops Orchestra in You Spin Me ‘Round: an 80’s Dance Party at the GW University Lisner Auditorium, hosted by Olympic diver, Greg Louganis, and directed by Kelly d’Amboise.  Lucy has set original choreography for Ethno World Orchestra, Inc., George Mason University Dance Company, Evita production played at the Olney Theatre, CureFest for Childhood Cancer, and local dance studios throughout the Northern Virginia area.  She is the recipient of the Bette Carter Award in Dance, GMU Emerging Freshman Artist Award, NYCDA Foundation College Scholarship, and Triple Arts Summer Intensive Scholarship.  Lucy is currently working toward earning her PK-12 Licensure in Dance Education. 

Lucy Spring

Ms. Lucy Spring graduated magna cum laude from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance.  Dancing since age three, Lucy has many years of training and performance experience in contemporary, ballet, modern, tap, jazz, lyrical, musical theater, hip-hop, pointe, and acrobatics.  She has performed the works of Charlotte d'Amboise, Christopher d’Amboise, Robert Battle, Ulysses Dove, Mary Ann Lamb, Terrence Mann, Mark Morris, Soon-ho Park, Nick Pupillo, Karen Reedy, and Susan Shields.  Lucy was an apprentice company member of the NYC contemporary dance company, marInspired; the storytellers.  Most recently, Lucy performed with the American Pops Orchestra in You Spin Me ‘Round: an 80’s Dance Party at the GW University Lisner Auditorium, hosted by Olympic diver, Greg Louganis, and directed by Kelly d’Amboise.  Lucy has set original choreography for Ethno World Orchestra, Inc., George Mason University Dance Company, Evita production played at the Olney Theatre, CureFest for Childhood Cancer, and local dance studios throughout the Northern Virginia area.  She is the recipient of the Bette Carter Award in Dance, GMU Emerging Freshman Artist Award, NYCDA Foundation College Scholarship, and Triple Arts Summer Intensive Scholarship.  Lucy is currently working toward earning her PK-12 Licensure in Dance Education. 

Austin Taylor Austin has been studying dance for 14 years. and this is her 2nd year teaching at SRDA. Austin is a Team Leader of the Freedom High School Dance Team and is a Junior at FHS. 

Austin Taylor

Austin has been studying dance for 14 years. and this is her 2nd year teaching at SRDA. Austin is a Team Leader of the Freedom High School Dance Team and is a Junior at FHS. 

Morgan Taylor Ms. Morgan Taylor is currently a Theatre major and dance minor at George Mason University. This is her 18th year with SRDA and 5th year teaching dance at SRDA. Morgan is also happy to be teaching and East Cost Edge Dance Studio in Ashburn and was recently selected to be the lead choreographer at GMU for their upcoming fall musical.  Morgan just completed her first season as a Masonette (GMU Dance Team). Her team competed against the top college dance teams in the nation and won a spot in top 5! Prior to that, Morgan was on the Freedom High School Dance team and was Captain for 2 of the 4 years she was a member. She is very happy to finish out this amazing year and is looking forward to a wonderful new season.

Morgan Taylor

Ms. Morgan Taylor is currently a Theatre major and dance minor at George Mason University. This is her 18th year with SRDA and 5th year teaching dance at SRDA. Morgan is also happy to be teaching and East Cost Edge Dance Studio in Ashburn and was recently selected to be the lead choreographer at GMU for their upcoming fall musical. 

Morgan just completed her first season as a Masonette (GMU Dance Team). Her team competed against the top college dance teams in the nation and won a spot in top 5!

Prior to that, Morgan was on the Freedom High School Dance team and was Captain for 2 of the 4 years she was a member.

She is very happy to finish out this amazing year and is looking forward to a wonderful new season.

Ronnie Taylor Assisted by Bre Roeder Mr. Ronnie Taylor Has been dancing, tumbling and involved in family owned studios for over 35 years. He learned Tap from age 6 to 12, started Gymnastics/Tumbling at age 9-16 at his mother’s Gymnastics center and in high school, he and a friend self taught themselves break dancing and hip-hop over 10 years and taught hip-hop for a studio in Manassas for 4 years. He has been teaching tumbling for over 20 years. The last 12 years building our awesome prop dad team at our studio “The Prop Pops” who we could not do what we do without.

Ronnie Taylor

Assisted by Bre Roeder

Mr. Ronnie Taylor Has been dancing, tumbling and involved in family owned studios for over 35 years. He learned Tap from age 6 to 12, started Gymnastics/Tumbling at age 9-16 at his mother’s Gymnastics center and in high school, he and a friend self taught themselves break dancing and hip-hop over 10 years and taught hip-hop for a studio in Manassas for 4 years. He has been teaching tumbling for over 20 years. The last 12 years building our awesome prop dad team at our studio “The Prop Pops” who we could not do what we do without.

Dima Vistoropskiy Mr. Dima Vistoropskiy  From Almaty, Kazakhstan, Dmitriy received his early training at the A. Seleznev School of Ballet and Choreography in Almaty. After graduating, he joined the corps of the National Opera and Ballet in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. He went on to dance as a soloist for the Russian National Ballet of Sergey and Elena Radchenko touring Russia, Asia, Europe, Australia and the United States. Dmitriy’s principal roles include Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Prince Florimund and Blue Bird in The Sleeping Beauty, the Prince in Cinderella, and Cavalier in The Nutcracker. He has also danced leading roles in Giselle, Le Corsaire, and Diana and Acteon.  Dmitriy appears as a guest artist in principal roles throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. He has choreographed pieces for many dance schools and companies throughout the region. He holds a bachelors degree in teaching and choreography from the State Pedagogical University in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

Dima Vistoropskiy

Mr. Dima Vistoropskiy  From Almaty, Kazakhstan, Dmitriy received his early training at the A. Seleznev School of Ballet and Choreography in Almaty. After graduating, he joined the corps of the National Opera and Ballet in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. He went on to dance as a soloist for the Russian National Ballet of Sergey and Elena Radchenko touring Russia, Asia, Europe, Australia and the United States. Dmitriy’s principal roles include Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Prince Florimund and Blue Bird in The Sleeping Beauty, the Prince in Cinderella, and Cavalier in The Nutcracker. He has also danced leading roles in Giselle, Le Corsaire, and Diana and Acteon.  Dmitriy appears as a guest artist in principal roles throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. He has choreographed pieces for many dance schools and companies throughout the region. He holds a bachelors degree in teaching and choreography from the State Pedagogical University in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

Tara Wang  Assisted by Tricia Wang Ms. Tara Wang has studied dance for 7 years and has been teaching for 5 years. She has studied a wide range of genres such as; jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, lyrical/contemporary and is beginning to get into ballroom. She has trained many award winning dancers and plans to continue to pursue this career. She is now attending college and is majoring in Psychology. 

Tara Wang 

Assisted by Tricia Wang

Ms. Tara Wang has studied dance for 7 years and has been teaching for 5 years. She has studied a wide range of genres such as; jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, lyrical/contemporary and is beginning to get into ballroom. She has trained many award winning dancers and plans to continue to pursue this career. She is now attending college and is majoring in Psychology. 

Maddy Ware Maddy is new to our staff this year. She is currently a student at George Mason University and is a former Masonette. More Bio to come! 

Maddy Ware

Maddy is new to our staff this year. She is currently a student at George Mason University and is a former Masonette.

More Bio to come! 

Adrienne Torres, Office Manager         Desk Staff: Theresa Vindigni, Michelle Stadick, Morgan Taylor, and Austin Taylor