Heather Mudrick Campbell is the owner of Studio 9 Dance Academy. Heather is a graduate from Bridgeport High School and holds a Master Degree in Physical Therapy from WVU. Heather started dancing at a young age with a dream to own her own studio. Heather is the Dance Line Coach at Bridgeport Middle School and enjoys spending time with her large family.
Cindy Timms Pulice is an established dance instructor in our area. She has been teaching and coaching young dancers for over 25 years. Her professional credits include: "Cats" as Rumpleteazer in Hamburg, Germany, "42nd Street" as Peggy Sawyer - European Tour, Pittsburgh Playhouse, and Chicago Lincolnshire Theatre, "West Side Story" as Velma - European Tour and recently as Ms. Darbus in "High School Musical" and Maggie Jones in "42nd Street" at West Virginia Public Theatre. Cindy is a member of the Actor's Equity Association (the union of top professional stage performers) and was the first coach/choreographer of the Bridgeport High School Danceline.
Stacey Romano graduated summa cum laude from Radford University in 2010 with a BS in dance education. She has had extensive training in ballet, jazz, and modern, and has participated in numerous workshops and intensives at Dance Alloy Theater, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Point Park University, WV Governor's School for the Arts, American College Dance Festival, and West Virginia Dance Festival. She was an apprentice for the Kitchen Sink Dance Company, under the direction of Michael McGowan and danced as a company member with d a n a h b e l l a DanceWorks.
Carrie Wickline began dancing at the age of 4 and later joined the Annabel Timms School of Ballet/Studio 9 at the age of 12. She was a member of the Liberty High School danceline, where her choreography won several awards. While in high school, Carrie had the opportunity to perform with The Moscow Ballet in a performance of The Nutcracker. She also appeared in “Megan’s Christmas Miracle” as a dancer. A dance major at West Virginia University where she has been honored on the Dean’s List every semester. Trained in hip-hop, ballet, pointe, contemporary, modern, and jazz, Carrie serves as an instructor at Studio 9. She also works as a choreographer and assistant coach with the South Harrison Middle School danceline, and she is a choreographer with the Liberty High School danceline.
Kaylee Smith is a graduate of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with a double concentration in Performance & Choreography and Dance Entrepreneurship & Studio Ownership. On top of her double major Kaylee was a member of National Honors Society of Dance Arts, Slippery Rock’s Dance Theater Company as a Performer and Choreographer, and Palenque: Colombian Dance Company as a Senior Leader. Through her time at Slippery Rock Kaylee has been able to work with the incredible faculty that consists of Nora Ambrosio, Jesse Factor, Andy Hasenpflug, Jennifer Keller, Jaya Mani, Ursula Payne, Melissa Teodoro, Lindsay Viatori. Studying genres such as Graham Modern Technique, Ballet, Jazz, Improvisation, Modern, Release Technique, and more. Along with the faculty, she has also worked with guest artists Helen Simoneau, Contemporary Ballet, Bill Evans, Tap, and Chitra Subramanian, Bharatanatyam Fusion.
Kaylee’s dance training began around 20 years ago, where she started to learn Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Clogging, and Contemporary classes. Kaylee has trained at Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Center, Gibney Dance Center, and many other facilities. Her teaching journey started around 10 years ago when her works have been recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally. This includes self-choreographed, group, and solo pieces that Kaylee has worked on at both Slippery Rock and local studios in surrounding areas.