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.
Cody Smith Dance Instructor/Summer Camp Director
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 Instructor
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.
Alli McClune Dance Instructor
Alli McClune is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College (LBC) where she received a
BFA in Musical Theatre and Biblical Studies. She has performed regionally in theaters
such as the Fulton Theatre, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Opera Lancaster, Servant
Stage Company, Susquehanna Stage Company, and LBC. Along with theatre, she
has been highly involved in choirs. She performed with the Lancaster Bible College
Chorale, Chamber Singers, and Women's Choir and performed internationally as an
Alto Soloist for the Bach Cantata 80. Alli has been dancing for 18 years and has been
a dance instructor at Andrea's Academy of Dance, LBC, and Lititz Recreational
Center. Additionally, she has been the dance captain for the Fulton Theatre, Servant
Stage, and LBC and has choreographed for Andrea's Academy of Dance, Lititz
Christian School, and LBC. Alli has started to dip her toes in film and television by
being an extra for Orange is the New Black and filming with MotionGlass Studios in
Emily Meola Dance Instructor
Emily Meola found her love of dance at the age of 5, starting out in ballet and continuing her dance education into jazz, lyrical, tap, contemporary, hip hop, etc. Emily grew up in the competition world, winning multiple titles, special awards, overall scores, and scholarships, and easily transitioned into a professional dance career directly out of high school.
Performance credits include: Elf The Musical (Fulton Theatre), Dance Explosion (American Music Theatre), Philly Nutt Crak-Up (Keswick Theatre), Beyond Genesis (Mélange Contemporary Dance Company), I Want My MTV: The Sound of a Generation (Steel River Playhouse), Sparks the Stage (ContempraDance Theatre). She has studied at Broadway Dance Center as part of their Summer Professional Semester, where she had the chance to perform at the Symphony Space in Manhattan under the instruction of Wes Veldink and April Cook.
While she is still young as a choreographer, her work has already been seen on many professional and competition stages, as well as fundraising and community events on the east coast.Whether performing, teaching, or choreographing, Emily loves to get herself into everything she can in the dance world. She strongly believes in the art and storytelling, and tries to push herself and her students to find those strange and odd places that make dance so incredible.