Our Faculty2018-07-24T22:18:49+00:00

Our Faculty

Artistic Directors

  • Deborah Louise Harrison
  • Christine Harrison Hopple
  • Caitlin Harrison Hopple

Read more about Miss Debbie, Miss Christine, and Miss Cait

The Faculty

Miss Heather Kanuika

Contact Miss Heather: heather@harrisondancestudios.com

Miss Caitlin Hopple

Contact Miss Caitlin: cait@harrisondancestudios.com

Miss Jessica Whitehair

Contact Miss Jessica: jessy@harrisondancestudios.com

Miss Brittany Shiflet

Miss Melissa Fell

Melissa Fell is a junior at Drexel University in Philadelphia majoring in Design and Merchandising. She has been a member of the Drexel Dance Team (sports/basketball dance team) for the past year. She has reauditioned, and once again, has been selected as a junior to participate in this activity. She is also considering a minor in dance with the opportunity to audition and then participate in the Drexel Dance Ensemble (performing arts dance company). Melissa is a graduate of The Harrison Dance Studios where she danced with Harrison’s for over 15 years;she student taught in the Harrison dance curriculum for 5 years. These years of intense, demanding, and fulfilling involvement with the Harrison Dance Company has provided the foundation, discipline, and confidence to excel at Drexel — both academically and continuing her artistic expression in Dance.

Moira Ryan

Moira Ryan began her dance training at the Harrison Dance Studios at the age of 10 and continued through graduation from high school. Moira continued to study dance as a dance major at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA. While at DeSales, Moira performed in ballet and modern works by faculty and guest artists including Doug Varone, Sean Curran, Trinette Singleton, and Tara Madsen. Moira also performed with the DeSales Dance Company, with the ACT I Theatre Company in productions of West Side Story (Shark Girl), Cabaret (Texas), and Crazy For You (Mitzi/dance captain), and in student choreographed works at DeSales and at American College Dance Festivals through out the U.S. Moira served as Treasurer for XTE, the Dance Honor Society, and taught at DeSales’ Conservatory of Dance. She also studied at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and was chosen to study with Charlotte-Boyd Christensen at Muhlenberg College’s Artist in Residence Workshop. Moira graduated magna cum laude in 2007 with her BA degree in Dance, as one of two recipients of the DeSales University Dance Ensemble Award, for excellence and leadership in performance. In the summer of 2007, Moira attended Doug Varone and Dancers’ Summer Workshop at SUNY Purchase, and performed with inFluxdance in Found & Lost: Goals for 2002 at the Boulder International Fringe Festival and the San Francisco Fringe Festival. Moira then returned home and joined Annex Dance Company of the Lehigh Valley. With Annex, she has performed in the Philly Fringe Festival and at other Philadelphia venues, the Ice House in Bethlehem, PA, venues in NJ, and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC. She continues to study dance at the Koresh School of Dance in Philadelphia, and at Dance New Amsterdam and Peridance in New York City. Moira also teaches dance at studios throughout south eastern Pennsylvania.

Lynn Sullivan

Lynn spent many years as a performer on Broadway, TV, film, and theater, including the musical 42ND ST, and the film version of ANNIE. She was a member of the legendary Radio City Rockettes for 19 years, dancing with stars such as Ginger Rogers, Liberace, Peter Allen, Tommy Tune, and Paula Abdul, eventually becoming the dance captain and assistant choreographer for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York. As the special events choreographer for Radio City Entertainment, Lynn staged the Rockettes for “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “Treelighting at Rockefeller Center,” and the Presidential Inaugural Event in Washington DC. Lynn was one of the original instructors for “The Rockette Experience.”

Lynn has choreographed and directed regional productions of 42ND ST for Jean Ann Ryan/Norwegian Cruise Lines, and the Mac-Hayden Theatre in Chatham NY. She has judged national dance competitions for Starpower and Dance Xplosion, and has taught master classes in tap, theater dance, and audition technique all over the tri-state area, including The Ailey School, Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts and Joe Lanteri’s Dance Alliance. Lynn is certified in Group Exercise and Yoga Essentials through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.

Miss Sharon Steidler

Miss Maria Washington-Mann