photo Shelly Isler


From Elma New York, Shelly began her dance training at the young age of 3.  With over 30 years of dance training, Shelly has studied with numerous dance educators in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Acro, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Modern. Her love for dance began at Dance Spectrum in Depew, NY under the direction of Patty Neal.  Shelly continued her dance education at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) receiving a BFA Degree in Dance. While at UB she performed with the Zodiaque Dance Company.  After graduating college, Shelly began dancing professionally with Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA. Some of her Choreography/Directing credits with Busch Gardens Williamsburg Include; This is Oktoberfest,  Miracles (2009-2013) and Deck the Halls (2009-2013).   Directors and Choreographers Shelly has collaborated with include; Bob Penola, Minnie Madden and Phil Raybourn.  Shelly is very passionate about dance and proper dance education. She  is excited to be passing on her knowledge of and love for dance to others. 

  Noelle Schatzel


Ms. Noelle began her dance training at the Chamber Ballet, under the instruction of Heidi Robitshek. During this time, she participated in cultural exchange programs to Germany with the Robitshek Dance Ensemble. She spent multiple summers training with Richmond Ballet’s summer program under full scholarship. Noelle was also awarded a dance scholarship to Butler University to purse a BFA in Dance Performance. While at Butler, Noelle was invited to join Richmond Ballet as a trainee for their 2006-2007 season and perform in the corps de ballet. Noelle had the opportunity to perform in Don Quixote, Who Cares?, Who’s it all for anyways?, Paquita in Paquita, and multiple original faculty pieces. Noelle finished her BA in Dance at Old Dominion University in 2009. In 2009, Noelle began teaching for Newport News Public Schools as a dance teacher for physical education courses, as well as helping coordinate the dance program for NNPS Summer Institute for the Arts, where she taught for three years. Noelle has been teaching dance in the private sector locally since 2009, and looks forward to bringing her love of ballet to SI Dance.

photo Heather Booysen


Heather started her dance training in the suburbs of Chicago where she trained with Julie Cartier, Pam Johnson-Tannis, Arian Dolan, and Sandra Scaletta. During high school, she continued her training at Gus Giordano’s with John Leher. In 2004, she graduated from The State University of New York at Buffalo with her BFA in Dance. There she trained under the direction of Tom Ralabate, William Thomas, Tressa Crehan, Jeanne Fornarolla, as well as numerous artists in residency. She was a member of Zodiaque Studio Dance Ensemble for three years, as well as performed and choreographed in Dancer’s Workshop and Young Choreographers, as well as additional special programs. After college, Heather performed for three years as a Production Dance for Carnival Cruise Lines. She then spent two years as a member of The Cartier Collective and teaching in at various Chicago dance studios before moving to Virginia. Heather started teaching at the age of 16, and has since worked with students from 2 years old through adults.  She spent the last six years teaching in Williamsburg, VA and working with the dancers of SI Dance as a substitute and photographer.  She is excited to join the SI Dance family this year.  

photo Denise Ridley-Johnston


Denise is Assistant Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment and Adjunct Instructor of Dance at the College of William & Mary. She has taught ballet and Pilates for 15 years; modern, jazz, and tap for 8 years; and holds a Pilates Mat Level I certification. Denise has taught American Style Smooth and Rhythm Ballroom for 2 years and competed professionally, with her student always placing in the top three of his flights. She has choreographed numerous showcase pieces, including Cha Chas, Rumbas, Boleros, Tangos, Foxtrots, and group modern pieces, and has danced exhibition and star/pro pieces in all 5 Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars events, with her partners taking the top place for “Best All Around” one year and second place for “Most Creative” the next. Denise’s other performing credits include various roles in EVSPA’s The Nutcracker from 2000-2008 and Siamese dancer in The King and I. She studied ballroom under Steve Kirvan and has been coached by Kimberlee Richards Burroughs, Tom Rzepnicki, Amber Reich, Michael Schultz, and Jonathan Doone. She studies modern under Leah Glenn, Lauren Morris, Denise Damon Wade, and Joan Gavaler, and ballet under Sandra Balestracci.

photo Angelo Brown-Myers


Angela Brown-Myers is a musical theatre veteran. Her Broadway credits include Mamma Mia!, Wicked and 42nd Street. Her television credits include Victorious,Hollywood Heights,Last Man Standing,Good Morning America and The Jay Leno Show. Angela has performed with such artists as Ariana Grande and Adam Lambert.Recently, she served as Assistant Director and Choreographer for OktoberZest,Scrooge No More,and Elmo Rocks! at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. Angela currently teaches Musical Theatre, HipHop, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary in the Hampton Roads Area. Ms. Brown-Myers has taught Musical Theatre Workshops and Master Classes from San Francisco to New York City. She has served many under-privileged youth throughout the years by teaching for non-profits such as "A Place Called Home" and "The Children's Institute Performing Arts Program" and "The Broadway Connection Musical Theatre Workshops". Angela holds a B.S. degree from Norfolk State University and has studied with many great teaches in NYC and LA. She is also a proud member of SAG/AFTRA. Ms. Angela has been blessed to teach and share her love of the performing arts and loves to inspire the next generation of performers.

  Cierra Fossiano

Cierra Fossiano has been dancing for 18 years and started teaching 3 years ago.  She has taught children from preschool to high school here in Williamsburg as well as overseas. She started a dance program in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where she taught ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap & hiphop. Cierra recently moved back to the area after her husband retired from the navy and starting teaching at Si Dance! She is super excited to be teaching at an amazing school and is excited to meet everyone!

photo Cecilia Firstenberg


Cecilia has held a variety of administrative, production and back-stage jobs in the performing art world.  She is the go-to person for Shelly, Christie and the students.  She ensures that class schedules, billings and the web-site are up-to-date and help keeps parents involved in everything that SI DANCE is doing. 

photo Christie Delaney


Originally from Orchard Park New York, Christie Delaney started dancing at the age of 2 at Mary Alice’s Dance Studio. Christie graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in dance from the University at Buffalo. At UB, she was a member of Zodiaque Dance Company, director of student run show Dancer’s Workshop, tap teaching assistant, and student representative of the dance department. She has performed with Zodiaque Studio Dance Ensemble and Emerging Choreographers Showcase in addition to Zodiaque Dance Company and Dancer’s Workshop. Christie has been trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Pas de Deux, Social Dance, Improvisation, Voice, and Acting at the University at Buffalo. She has danced professionally with Spirit Productions in Le Grand Cirque and Masters of Magic in Niagara Falls, Canada and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Christie has also been the Senior Area Supervisor of Dance, Swing performer, and dance captain at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in American Jukebox, Kinetix, This is Oktoberfest, Mix It Up, Voila, Clocktoberfest and Maypole, Entwined, Fiends, Monster Stomp, Dig It Up, Night Beats, Miracles, and Deck the Halls in Williamsburg, Virginia. She has performed with Six Flags in Bugs Bunny and Friends Going Hollywood and Dead Man’s Party. She has taught at local dance studios in Buffalo, NY including Mary Alice’s Dance Studio and Dancentral and has also taught tap workshops and master classes in the Western New York area. She has choreographed locally for Opera in Williamsburg’s production of La Traviata and Il Trovatore, Show Stoppers production of Spamalot, and high school musical productions. Currently, Christie is Rehearsal Technician at Busch Gardens and is on faculty teaching with SI Dance. Dancing is Christie’s passion and she always looks forward to sharing it with everyone she can!

photo Danielle Lydia Sheather


Danielle Lydia Sheather, Canadian born dancer, choreographer, artist, and educator, considers herself a life-long learner and an advocate for dance. Her professional training includes the Paul Taylor Winter Intensive, Limón Spring Studies Program, Horton Pedagogy Workshop, Centre National de la Danse, Off Jazz Stage d'été, and One Body One Career Countertechnique Intensive in Melbourne Australia. She has performed both nationally and internationally in various settings from commercial to concert dance on both television and stage including national commercials for Busch Gardens Williamsburg and the International Dance Festival at the Duke on Broadway.

Her choreography has been showcased at various venues including Baryshnikov Arts Center (NYC), Stevie Eller Dance Theater (Tucson, AZ), McGinnis Theater (Greenville, NC), and at Le Regard du Cygne (Paris, France). Her choreographic works are an artistic expression of human consciousness through the medium of physical exploration and she has enjoyed successful collaborations with other artists including harpist Rachel Knight and visual artist Ruben Ramirez. In October of 2018 Danielle will alps present work at White Waves DUMBO Dance Festival. 

As scholar, she is interested in exploring the neuromuscular/psychosomatic connections that exist between the mind and body in order to develop sound anatomical alignment, longevity, and injury prevention techniques. She is also deeply passionate about continuing the legacy of choreographers both past and present and has an active research agenda in Dance Documentation and Preservation which has led her to present research on the subject at the National Dance Education Organization Conference.

She received her MFA from the University of Arizona as a University Fellow and was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant for the College of Fine Arts and the Creative Achievement Award. During her studies, she was invited to teach in Mexico and received funding, including the Medici Scholarship, to study in Nice, France. She has since returned to her alma matter, The University at Buffalo (SUNY), serving as Clinical Assistant Professor of Dance. In 2003, Danielle received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Honors College with a BFA in Dance and BA in Psychology. 

Danielle has previously served as Guest Artist and Instructor at East Carolina University and is an ABT® Certified Teacher in Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She is a also certified Yoga Instructor (RYT 500hr, ERYT 200hr) and has taught for New York Yoga and Sonic Yoga in NYC.

photo Jaymez Anderson


Jaymez originally from MD/ Washington DC, began his dance training after receiving a scholarship from St. Mary’s Ballet. During training he was asked to dance and performed with the professional company for 2 yrs before attending George Mason University under scholarship for a B.F.A. in dance. While at George Mason and after he has choreographer on many professional companies/dance school and competition teams. Before moving to Williamsburg Jaymez trained with City Dance Ensemble, Washington Ballet, West Virginia Dance Company, Mark Morris, Doug Varone, Susan Shields and more.. He recently performed with Charleston Ballet and West Virginia Dance Company. He also has an extensive background in musical theatre. Jaymez currently performs at Busch Gardens-Williamsburg. For more info onhttp://jaymezanderson.com/

  Rotita Cunningham
photo Frederick Deocampo Mayor


Frederick Deocampo Mayor, aka "Fredd", has been known to be a timid and soft-spoken person, however, when the music starts he is everything other than that description. Virginia Beach raised the well-rounded dancer who began his journey dancing for the first time at the Batangas Association of Tidewater's Induction Ball in 2001. From this event forward Fredd's passion for dance and to learn choreography grew at an alarming pace. He later joined YFAMD in 2005, which was his first experience in a dance crew. He continued to perform at festivals, Pageants, Fundraisers and Parades, and began to train officially at workshops in various cities and in his home. Fredd's ability soared when he joined CREWcial juniors in 09 and then moved up to "CREWcial seniors", CREWcial as of now. Leadership was inevitable for this young man and he soon lead the Urban Inspiration Dance Company, UIDC, with other fellow CREWcial members, and has taught several workshops around the DMV area, KODACHROME being one of many. Fredd Mayor is an extremely passionate and driven dancer who puts forth a great deal of energy into God given gift, and this translates through every eight count.