Creative Dance Center President & Founder
Having earned her BS in Elementary Education from George Mason University, Ramona's approach has always been to offer a developmentally sound program to children of all ages. Ramona and her staff wrote the curriculum for Creative Dance for Children, a program offering dance and movement classes to ages two through five in preschools nationwide. Having taught movement to young boys and girls for over 25 years, she is still moved by the impact the creative process can have on their lives.
Ramona finds strength in the excellent staff, devoted volunteers, and enthusiastic dancers involved in all of the CDC programs. Masters coursework at Marymount University in Organizational Leadership and Innovation have been instrumental in helping her balance the business management side of program
VIVIAN MONROE: Ashburn Studio Director
Miss Vivian has been dancing since the age of 3 and has been involved in many aspects of dance, choreography, theater, and acting over the years. Although she has a degree in Engineering and worked in International Sales, she was meant to be a performer: winning the title of Miss Lehigh Valley (a Miss America preliminary pageant), cheerleading for the Buffalo Bills NFL football team, and traveling the West Coast in a two-woman show called “Tap with Me”. She has been teaching at CDC since 2004, bringing her love of Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Musical Theater and Zumba to students young and old. She remains an active member of The Sterling Playmakers community theater group and The Actor’s Center of Washington DC. She loves to see Broadway shows and enjoys continuing her dance training by attending conventions and teacher classes whenever she can. Miss Vivian brings her organizational skills and positive energy to the Ashburn Studio.
GABRIELLE BOYLE: South Riding Studio Director, CDCompany and CDCrew Director
Gabrielle Boyle began teaching at the age of 16 in Portage, Michigan, where she grew up training in many styles including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and hip hop. After high school, Gabrielle attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and earned her degree in Communications and Media Studies. During her freshman year she was accepted on to the only student-run, university-sponsored dance group on campus. Impact Dance is known as the University’s most elite jazz and contemporary dance company with only 15 members each year. Gabrielle was elected to be the director and artistic director for her junior and senior years, producing three professional-grade shows each year.
Also during her college years, Gabrielle auditioned for and was accepted onto a well-known hip hop crew on campus, EnCore. EnCore would compete (and often win!) in regional dance competitions for hip hop. Gabrielle was elected to be the captain of this team during her junior and senior years, and under her direction, the crew earned the opportunity to perform as the opening act for recording artist J. Cole.
Gabrielle continued to teach dance during and after college, spending 3 years in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During those years she was Executive Assistant for TOKYO the choreographer, and is proud to have assisted in launching TOKYOtheACADEMY in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She also taught at Baton Rouge Dance Connection and helped establish their competitive hip hop program.
Currently, Gabrielle is a member of District Tap under the direction of Lisa Swenton-Eppard and Baakari Wilder. She has been a director at Creative Dance Center since 2016 and is currently the Program Director for CDCompany & CDCrew!
JESSICA FALCONER: CDCompany Director
Jessica was formally trained at The Dance Center in Winchendon, MA, where she studied ballet, jazz, contemporary, and modern. She was a member of Jennie&Company, a modern company located in central Massachusetts. Jessica has also worked with Braham Logan Crane and Dee Caspary. Her training continued at TOKYOtheACADEMY in Baton Rouge,LA where she also taught weekly classes and became apart of TOKYOtheCOMPANY2. Jessica was also on staff at TOKYO's summer intensive. Most recently she was cast in Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros music video "No Love Like Yours" directed by Olivia Wilde. Her choreography has been recognized with the Young Choreographer's Award from American Dance Awards and with many High Score and special awards at various dance competitions.
LORI RODGER: Baby Ballerina Director
Bio coming soon.