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Renee has been teaching tap in the Pittsburgh area for the past twelve years.  She began her training at the young age of four with Barb Pope Neely in Ellwood City at Barb’s School of Dance where she was trained in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical Contemporary, Tap and Hip Hop.  She has had the opportunity to study under many master teachers such as: Mike Minery, Gregg Russell, Anthony Morigerato, Jason Samuel Smith and Christopher Erk just to name a few.  Renee holds certifications from Dance Masters of America,and is an active member of Chapter #10 Pennsylvania.  Her students have won state and national titles.  Renee’s students have performed with the Radio City Rockette’s in their Christmas Spectacular Show and where featured dancers for Radio Disney.  Most recently, Renee’s choreography has been featured in a television commercial that was filmed in Pittsburgh and is running nationally.  She is a 2001 graduate of Lincoln High School.  Renee graduated from Mount Union College in 2006 with a degree in Athletic Training and completed her Master’s degree in Higher Education from Geneva College in 2009.Her college programs include: Point Park University Pre-Professional Program, Ohio University Dance Program and is currently training at La Roche College Contemporary Ballet Program under the direction of Ms Maria Caruso of Bodiography, Pittsburgh. She is trained in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, and Hip Hop. Her passion and love for her art is undeniable and contagious!