About Us

Creative Pursuits Studio is an educational and artistic space for students of all genres, skill levels and abilities.  It is a place for each individual to expand their horizons and reach their full artistic potential. Students will grow quickly while being exposed to workshops, classes and private lessons all centered on the student's individual needs.

Dance Teachers

Cody Smith Dance Teacher

Cody Smith is a local performer, director and choreographer. He is the director of the Hempfield Dance Theatre program. He has also directed and choreographed numerous shows for EPAC, the Hempfield Music program, Ephrata HS, Cedar Crest HS, the Cobalt Dance Company, and Rev9 Dance Company. As a performer, he has been in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York for the past 17 years.  He has also performed in 8 productions at the Fulton Theatre including:  Brigadoon, Hello Dolly!, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A Chorus Line, Joseph. Cody is a member of Actors’ Equity and the American Guild of Variety Artists.

                                                                                                                                                                     

Rebecca Goebel Tap Teacher

Private Rate: $50 Per Hour

Becca is a Lancaster native and tap-dancing enthusiast. She recently received her B.A. in Musical Theater from Temple University. While at Temple, she was instrumental in the revival of the Temple Tappers where she served as the dance captain and choreographer. Becca has taught dance in Philadelphia and here in Lancaster. From 6 years old to 60 years old, she has experience teaching a wide age range of students. She also has extensive experience working with children with special needs. In addition to teaching, Becca has had the pleasure to dance in some wonderful productions of Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, The Producers, and Thoroughly Modern Millie to name a few. Becca has choreographed for dance teams, and her choreography for the Temple University Diamond Marching Band has been performed on national television.

Samantha Hewes Cramer Dance Teacher

Private Rate: $70 Per Hour 

Samantha Hewes Cramer - born and raised in Lancaster Pa, Samm has had many opportunities to explore the industry and express herself through dance all over the world. From working on national tours, such as High School Musical, HSM2, and Memphis, to performing at regional theaters in Chicago, 42nd Street, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Cats and cruising the high seas with Stilletto Entertainment and NCL she has been singing, dancing and creating her way through life and has no plans of ever stopping. She has been a director and choreographer for the Fulton Theater, Prather Productions, Warwick High school, Reynolds Middle school and recently Lancaster Bible College and loves having the opportunity to plant the seed of passion for arts to those who can’t live with out them. Samm began dancing at the age of 3 and continues to move her body in every new stage of life. She is passionate about building dancers and performers to understand their bodies and what they need for longevity in the industry. Strength, flexibility, coordination, agility, stability, creativity and mindset are examples of Samm’s footprint in the dance world.

Katelyn Marie Coryell Dance Teacher

Private Rate: $46 Per Hour 

Katelyn Coryell is a Lancaster based educator, creator, and performer. After having received her BFA in Musical Theater from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Katelyn moved back to Lancaster and began to teach, and perform. She is proficient in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, and musical theater styles of dance. Katelyn is a faculty member at Viktor Yeliohin's International Ballet Academy where she teaches ballet, modern, and contemporary, and she is the Associate Director of the Theater program at Veritas Academy. Other relevant education experience includes being a member of the creative team for a number of Servant Stage Company's Youth Camps & Shows (Once on this Island, Frozen JR., Don't Rock the Jukebox), and CPS's camp during the summer of 2020 (Sister Act JR.). Currently Katelyn's creative interest is piqued by the art of contact improv, and instilling the importance of self love/care and body inclusivity in her students, and the dance community!

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