Students & Alumni
The Harrison Studios trains little girls to become young women who are ladies. We know that femininity will endure as the structure for our wonderful country as long as our youth is introduced to, guided and protectively disciplined toward, and then congratulated and rewarded for striving for personal excellence.
The Honor of our Alumni
The young women who have graduated from The Harrison Studios have brought tremendous pride to their community and to the Harrison family. They are truly remarkable ladies whose sense of self is the golden goal of all little girls who wish for their future ~ a healthy ambition embossed by feminine success, tempered for eternity by intelligent compassion for all human life.
The glory of these ladies is personified in thirty-four graduating Dance Majors, many of whom received a portion of over $ 80,000.000 in Scholarships awarded our pupils during the past fifteen years. These young ladies are teaching in school systems and universities across the United States, and several have elected to couple instructing with dancing professionally.
Musical Theatre has been the benefactor of extremely talented young thespians who hail from our studio, as Broadway, Las Vegas, Branson, Atlantic City, New York City, and Dinner Theatres have provided the stages on which these gifted girls have graced their audiences with exquisite productions.
Our Ballerinas perform in Ballet Companies, and our Tap and Jazz Majors perform as Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, but the single cohesive phenomenon of all of our girls is how their professors, students, directors, and choreographers perceive their theatrical and social character ~ that of being superbly trained, flawlessly professional, and eternally dedicated.
Miss Melissa Fell
Miss Anna Sciscione
Anna is a recent graduate of Kutztown University where she majored in General Studies – Dance. She was a member and Vice President of Kutztown’s Performing Dance Portmanteau for the first two years and then a member of the new Lenhart Dance Company for the last two years. Through Lenhart, Anna got the chance perform original choreography under members of the Paul Taylor Dance Company and Twyla Tharp Dance Company. She also performed choreography by Donald McKale and David Parsons as well as had the opportunity to take master classes with the Jose Limon Company and Koresh Dance Company. Anna also enjoyed the chance to showcase two pieces of her original choreography in two different shows at KU. She recently completed an internship with the Ballet Guild of Lehigh Valley. “Harrison’s gave me a strong ballet foundation that was needed to continue my dance through college.”
Miss Sharon Steidler
Miss Maria Washington-Mann
Tina (Hubiak) Sanders
At the age of 7, when her family relocated to Downingtown, Ms. Sanders began at Harrison’s School of Dance in Downingtown PA. She recalls, “Scared, and so excited I remember begging Mrs. Harrison to not make me tap. I grew quickly with the studio, and was so eager. Ms Colleen, Ms Shari, Ms Renee, Mr. Jody, Ms Diane, Ms. Heather, Mr. Tom, Ms Christine, and Ms Debbie all taught me at Harrison’s; I have to add Mr. Harrison in there too, he was a wonderful man, and he helped me sweep up the boa at night!”
A gifted dancer, she started teaching at the Downingtown studio at age 10 as well as a few classes in Parkesburg and in her early teens she took on her own classes. Advancing quickly, she was invited to dance at the West Chester studio. With this invitation she was dancing 6 days a week at two studios. “It was a challenge sometimes and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I am still just as passionate about dance.”
As a senior, Ms. Sanders auditioned for Radio City Rockettes and made it to the final round at age 17, a true accomplishment. When she turned 18 she got her first job with Greg Thompson Productions and has continued to work as a professional dancer with Greg Thompson Productions, Jerry Jackson Productions, and for Carnival Cruise Lines. She was also offered important roles in Las Vegas and Reno, but decided to chose different paths. “I have had the opportunity to travel and enjoy my passion for dance and share my love for the art of dance with my family and friends.”
In 2007 Tina married Josh Sanders, a sound technician, and then moved to Mississippi later that year. Tina currently teachers at Beverly’s School of Dance, a wonderful studio with two locations, one in Brandon, and one in Pearl, where she teaches alone.
“Harrison’s helped me how…..grow as a woman, and discover myself, and be a hard worker! I walk with my head higher than some, “feeling the floor” to guide myself. There is a confidence and glow about me and I am so proud to say, I was Harrison Dancer, and I went professional because of their teaching and support and encouragement! I missed school games, dances, and parties, and would never change it! Thank you to everyone at Harrison’s. Throughout all my traveling I have always said “I went to Harrison’s School Of Dance!”