MISS HOLLY (Contemporary, Jazz, HipHop, Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, ECE)
Holly Brucker is the owner/director of SVDC, and director of Saucon Valley Ballet Theatre. She is an
instructor/ choreographer teaching Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical and Modern
dance. She studied dance at George Mason University and DeSales University majoring in dance
and minoring in marketing. She has studied dance with Kat Wildish, Slam, Mia Michaels, Joe Lanteri,
Ephrat Asherie as well as with Alvin Ailey and the Washington Ballet. Holly has choreographed for
George Mason University, DeSales University and also choreographed and taught for Lehigh
University's Dance Club. She received the coveted choreographers award at StarQuest
International for her piece of work 'Endangered Species'. She is a member of the Professional
Dance Teachers Association and a Delegate for National Dance Week. She has Three children;
Sabrina, Joshua and Olivia.
Miss Kristen (Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz)
Kristen Hancz has been dancing for twenty years. She is an instructor/choreographer of Lyrical and
Contemporary dance. This is her seventh year teaching at SVDC. Kristen has received the coveted
choreographers award at KAR competition for "I Believe" and also at Dance Xplosion for "Taking
Chances". Kristen is an active member of PA Dance Vision. She became affiliated with the organization
in 2005 while attending East Stroudsburg University. She also performed in ESU's Musical Revue for
three years. Kristen earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education, with a concentration in the
fine and performing arts. Kristen also teaches dance for the Horizons for Youth Program at
Northampton Community College in the summer. Kristen attended Image International in Allentown
signed with Cleri Model Management. She has been in regional and national commercials and has also
been featured in the fall and spring issues of Modern Bride Magazine. Kristen is currently a fifth grade
teacher in the Easton Area School District.
Miss Sarah (Ballet, Competition)
Miss Sarah received her early ballet training in both classical RAD syllabus and Vaganova methods.
During this time, Miss Sarah had the opportunity to study with notable instructors including Alan
Howard, Paul Sutherland, Brunhilda Ruiz, Olga Dvorovenko, Larissa Shevaldina, and Rose Yamout. In
addition, she has also studied with The American Academy of Ballet and American Ballet Theatre
schools. As a scholarship member of the SUNY Purchase Dance Corps, she performed with the
prestigious American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. Miss Sarah has been instructing students and
choreographing pieces for both competition and performance for the past seven years. She strives to
develop artistry within each of her students while emphasizing the importance of proper technique.
Miss Stephanie (ECE)
Stephanie Chambers has been with SVDC for 12 years. She graduated from
Moravian College with a degree in business and works for the Lehigh County Government Center
during the day. She is certified in the Tumblebear/BabyBear Program and Leap N Learn, a
developmental dance program for ages 3-6yrs. She has two daughters Natalie and Lillyan.
Miss Jamie (Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical)
Jamie Wisniewski has been dancing for eighteen years. This is her fourth year
teaching at SVDC. She is a member of the PA Dance Vision Dance Company in East Stroudsburg. Jamie
teaches Jazz and Tap. She is currently enrolled at Kutztown University majoring in Education.
Miss Kelli (Combo, ECE)
attend the Virginia Governor's School for Performing Arts summer program before her senior year of
high school. Although Kelli has a great love for performing arts, she has an even greater love for
teaching. She went on to receive a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education and a B.S. in
Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Before starting a family, she taught elementary
school in Hanover County, VA while still teaching dance and theater classes at Shuffles. In June of
2009, Kelli, her husband, and two children (ages 5 and 7) relocated Madison, AL where she taught for
The Dance Company, winner of the 2010 "Best of the Valley - Best Dance Studio" award, until they
moved to PA this past summer. This is Kelli's first year with Saucon Valley Dance Conservatory. She is
excited to be a part of a new dance family.
Miss Noelle (Competition, Ballet, Lyrical)
NOELLE KUKEL graduated Cum Laude from Temple University in 2005 where she received a
Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. While at Temple she studied under the Dance
Major program for 2 years, and was given the opportunity to perform at the University. After
graduating Noelle taught & choreographed at Saucon Valley Dance Conservatory dance styles
such as Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, & dance conditioning exercises. Most recently she trained under the
direction of Maria Triano, as a member of her dance company PA Dance Vision in East
Stroudsburg, PA. Noelle’s passion & love for dance is evident in her dedication to the art form.
Dance has been a part of her life since she was very young, and she hopes to inspire many other
young dancers to grow & love dancing as much as she does. Currently she is employed full time
at a law firm in Hellertown, PA.
Vanessa Ortiz has been dancing for 18 years and teaching locally for 8 years. Vanessa earned a B.S.
in Psychology from DeSales University and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Elementary
School Counseling from Capella University. Throughout her schooling, Vanessa has continued her
dance training by attending master classes through Dance Masters of America and Monsters of Hip
Hop. For several years, she choreographed for the musicals at Indian Crest Junior High School in
Souderton, PA. Vanessa has one son, Josiah. She looks forward to her first year with SVDC!