Academy of Movement

Learning to move with confidence

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Jenn Caputo-Pietrobone - Owner/Director
Jennie has been leading dance and teaching choreography for the past 15 years. She is a graduate of West Chester University with a B.S. in Kinesiology and a minor in Dance.  She holds a Masters Degree in Education from Alvernia University. She is a full time teacher in the Wilson School District teaching Health, Physical Education and Dance. While at WCU, Jennie served as a captain and choreographer for her Division II Collegiate Dance Team and Choreographer for the University's annual Dance Production Workshop Concerts. After graduating from West Chester, she went on to earn a spot as a as a professional dancer for the MLS Philadelphia Kixx Dance Team and then continued her professional career when she was selected 2 consecutive years in a row as a member of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76er’s Dance Team.  She has trained with Philadelphia’s top dancers, instructors, and choreographers. Jennie also created and implemented most Berks County's Pro and semi Pro dance teams.  She started the AIFL Reading Express Smokin Hot Steam Team, Co Directed and choreographed for the Reading Express Jr Junction Youth Hip Hop Crew, the Wilson High School Dance Team, the Wilson High School Musicals, the R-Phils Dance Team and the Reading Fightins Jr, Mighty and Mini Pro Diamond Divas Dance Teams.  She is also directing and choreographing for Berks County's newest Entertainment team AOM's DANCE FX!  She is passionate about her new opportunity to provide quality dance instruction and valuable performance experience to all aspiring dancers! She resides in Sinking Spring with her husband Jarl and their 2 beautiful little girls, Jacie and Jiana.

Miss Jennelle - Cheer Dance and Tumble Instructor 

Head Coach of Cheer FX Allstar Cheerleading Program 


Miss Jennelle began dance, tumbling and competitive cheerleading at a young age. She continued cheerleading throughout high school. As an UCA All-American, she went on to teach cheerleading camps, while also instructing tumbling. She then began choreographing routines for local cheerleading and dance teams. While coaching high school cheerleading for 4 years, she was also a member of the PA Coal Crackers Cheerleaders, and the NEPA Miners Cheerleaders. Jennelle began teaching dance and tumbling at the Academy of Movement in 2008. During the past few years, she has done competition choreography for various cheerleading teams in Berks County. Many of which have won first, or placed in the top 3, with 1 award for "Best Choreography". She is a former R-Phils Dance Team member, and the current coach of AOM's Cheer FX All Star Cheer Team.

Miss Lauren - Dance Instructor
Miss Lauren has a well rounded 18+ years of experience in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, character, hip hop, pantomime, musical theater, & voice performance. She has trained and performed with Major Performing Arts, David Blight, Bravo!, Broadway Dance Center, Trinette Singleton of Joffery Ballet, and NAPE Broadway Theater and Dance Company. Lauren has been a member KU Dance Team where she served as the team's choreographer and also was a member of the R-Phils Dance Team where she served as a co-captain . Lauren holds an abundant number of first place awards for solos and duos in ballet, modern, lyrical and pointe. She currently holds the High Score Award for Solo Lyrical at Stars on the Rise Regional Competition. Lauren made her Broadway debut in 2000 appearing in Broadway's Nutcracker and again in 2001 for Broadway's Cinderella. She was selected as a Dancer in Magic Kingdom from 2006 -2008 until perusing other professional performance opportunities. Lauren has recently graduated with a B.A degree in Speech Communications and is working as an assistant wedding planner in addition to privately coaching and teaching at AOM. Also, Lauren is currently employed as a professional dancer in NYC. Lauren is specializing in technique, ballet, pointe, lyrical, modern, contemporary, and jazz.

Miss Laura - Dance Instructor
Miss Laura started dancing at the age of 3 at The Dance Gallery, taking lessons from the late Maria Fessler- Frick for 17 years along with various other instructors/choreographers. She participated and competed in various dance competitions across PA for 16 years winning various awards in tap, jazz and hip hop. She has performed twice in the dance TV show, Al Alberts and has also performed 3 times for The Magic Music Days in Disney World!  At the age of 19 she started teaching tap, jazz ballet and hip hop. From 2005-2010 she choreographed many dance/pom routines for various middle/high schools in Berks County. Laura is 3 year veteran of the Reading Express, Smokin' Hot Steam Team and was captain/choreographer in her 3rd season with the team, 2009-2010. She is currently returning for her 3rd year teaching here at AOM.

Miss Erica - Dance Instructor and Communication Coordinator
Miss Erica is a 5th year dance instructor at AOM in addition to an Administrative assistant and our Communication Coordinator. She is at the desk Monday-Thursday anytime she is not teaching class.  She can answer all of your questions, assist in placing shoe and apparel place orders, process payments and most importantly greet your children with a smile. Erica was a 3 year member of the WHS Dance Team and student at Academy of Movement.  Upon graduating from Wilson High School she has earned a spot on the Fightins Dance Team 6 consecutive seasons in a row. She has performed, choreographed and fulfilled the leadership role of Captain 2 years in a row.  She is a yearly participant in the Philadelphia All Pro Dance Convention and  has trained and performed with one of Philadelphia’s most talented female Hip Hop crews. She enjoys continuing to take classes in New York at Broadway Dance Centers and Philadelphia Millenium Dance Complex which have earned her opportunities to perform in both commercials and film.   Erica is in charge of all levels Hip Hop and has been a Co-Director and Choreographer for AOM's Dance FX Entertainment team and an assistant for the AOM Cheer FX Competitive Cheer Team as well. Erica is graduate of Alvernia University and is a teacher in the Wilson School District.  

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Miss Dani 

Miss Ashley- Dance Instructor

 Miss Ashley began dancing, cheering, and tumbling at a young age. She danced competitively since elementary school and continued through high school, winning many awards in tap, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, jazz, contemporary, etc. She taught dance at her studio for many years, and she has also performed in and choreographed many musicals at Conrad Weiser High School. Ashley received the performing arts award for her jazz dance at the Outstanding Young Woman competition.  Ashley has also had the opportunity to teach to both instructors and young dancers in the tri-state competition, International Teachers of Dance Inc. (ITDI). After receiving NCA All-American cheerleading title 6 times and being selected to cheer in the Big 33 game, Ashley was accepted as an NCA staff member where she ran summer camps in the northeast region, judges’ competitions and choreographs routines for high school teams. While on staff, Ashley received “Best Dancer Award” two years consecutively. She continued to cheer at Kutztown University where she competed in UCA College Nationals. While at Kutztown, Ashley was also a member of the Lenhart Dance Company who was trained by some of New York’s elite dancers, and later became a member of the KU Dance Team. Upon graduating, Ashley co-coached Wilson West Jr. High Cheerleading and currently helps with the Conrad Weiser Varsity team. She is a two year veteran member of the Reading Fightin Phils Dance Team and assists with the Diamond Divas Jr Dance Team. Ashley has also been a participant at the Philadelphia Go Pro Dance Convention. Miss Ashley has also starred as Peter Pan in AOM’s production of Peter Pan. She is currently in her second year of teaching at Academy of Movement and is high school English teacher at Conrad Weiser High School.

Miss Kasey- Tumble Instructor

Kasey has been cheerleading since the age of 6. After finding a love for the sport of tumble, Kasey began competitive cheerleading when she joined Academy of Movement's Cheer FX program. This is Kasey's third consecutive year competing on both the Senior Level 3 Team, as well as, a crossover team member for the Senior Level 2 Team. She has proven to be a great young leader by being selected as a team Captain.  Kasey has been an assistant tumble instructor for Miss Jennelle for the past 3 years.  She works with all levels of our AOM cheerdance and tumble classes. Kasey is currently a junior at Wilson High School and is also a member of the WHS Lacrosse Team. She is excited to be a part of the AOM staff and excited to spread her passion for cheer with all of her students.

 

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Miss Kelly

 

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Miss Rachel