Nadine Revene began her career at age 16 with the Broadway production of Call Me Madam. While she continued her ballet training she also appeared at New York City Center in revivals of such musicals as Carousel (Louise), King and I, Kiss Me, Kate, Finian’s Rainbow, and Brigadoon. On Broadway she appeared in The Music Man starring Robert Preston and Barbara Cook.
Her professional career in ballet includes Ballet Theatre (ABT), NY City Ballet, and Pennsylvania Ballet. While dancing professionally she toured Europe, Russia and the Middle East.
Ms. Revene has 30 years of teaching experience. In addition to owning her own studio in New York City, she taught at Ballet Arts, Alvin Ailey Dance Center and privately.
Amanda is a multifaceted performance artist and instructor located in the Philadelphia area. She is a professional dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, and makeup artist. Amanda specializes in Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Contemporary Dance. She received her BFA in musical theatre from The University of The Arts in Philadelphia. After graduating, she went on to perform in various professional musicals and concerts, including “Sweet Charity”, “Anything Goes” and “Divas In A Man’s World.” In 2017 Amanda traveled to Germany to rehearse for Aida Cruise Lines as a singer and dancer. Amanda sailed the world entertaining thousands of people through the year 2019. Currently, Amanda works as a dancer in “Simply The Best, a Tina Turner Tribute show” that travels around the United States. Amanda has choreographed many musical productions at various theatres and high schools in South Jersey. Alongside Viktor Yeliohin International Ballet Academy, Amanda is employed at her Alma mater as a dance instructor for the Musical Theatre department. This will be her second year returning to The University, and she is very excited. Amanda strives to make her classes as exciting, fun, and educational as possible. She teaches with strength, poise, and never forgets to make her students laugh. Amanda is ecstatic to teach this year. Having a vast and well rounded knowledge of all styles of dance is very important. Amanda can’t wait to share her knowledge with the students this year!
Danika holds a BFA in Dance Performance from the SUNY Purchase Dance Conservatory in NY. Raised in Bellevue Washington, she attended the Pacific Northwest Ballet School and performed multiple times with the PNB Company in Seattle, WA. In 2007 she moved with her family to the East Coast where she studied at Lancaster School of Ballet and Susquehanna Dance Center. Throughout high school she performed principal roles with Ballet Theater of Lancaster and COBALT Dance Company, and participated in Mark Morris Dance Group workshops in Brooklyn, NY. Danika has taught dance in South America, co-directed dance clinics for The Greens at Greenwich CT retirement community, and teaches ballet and musical theater dance for Lancaster Bible College, where she is an adjunct Professor and the Coordinator of Dance Studies. In 2017 she launched the Durang Dance Collective, which serves to educate and entertain local audiences through exposure to world-class dance by emerging choreographers. In 2017, Danika also reunited with Adam, her Pas de Deux partner from COBALT’s 2012 “The Nutcracker”. They immediately fell in love and were married within the year. From 2018-2020, Danika freelanced as a dancer and choreographer in NYC, while continuing to teach dance and fitness at studios throughout NJ and PA. Danika has performed as a featured dancer at both the Fulton Theater (“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”, “The Wizard of Oz”, and “Fulton Follies”), and PRiMA Theater (“Chess”, “West Side Story”, and “Evita”).
Katelyn is a Lancaster County Native who recently moved back to the area after receiving her BFA in Musical Theater from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has trained classically for 18 years. Her training has included ballet, pointe, modern, tap, jazz, hip hop, partnering, musical theater rep, and many different styles of social dances. Katelyn has as much of a passion for teaching as she does for dancing herself and cannot wait to get to know the dancers at Viktor’s this year!
Brooke is a former student of Viktor who has not limited herself to any method or genre of dance. She was fortunate enough to train in Vaganova, ISTD, and Cecchetti, but her passion for the art really developed in her jazz, hip hop, and contemporary training. While attending Duquesne University, Brooke was a member of the university’s Dance Theater Company which gave her the opportunity to grow further as both a dancer and choreographer. She was able to set several pieces on the company, teach classes, and sit on their board. Living in Pittsburgh also gave her the chance to be cast in multiple pieces with Exhalations Dance Theatre, a budding dance company. After accepting a job in Lancaster, Brooke returned in 2017 where she quickly dove back into teaching, setting pieces, and helping choreograph theater shows. She’s excited be back in the VYIBA family and aid in developing students that are pursuing their love of dance.
Bethany was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where she began dancing at the age of 4. Ever since the beginning of her dance career she was curious, passionate, and excited to explore all that dance had to offer her. Throughout her pre-professional career, she danced with Cobalt Dance company and Hempfield Dance Theater. After graduation, she decided to pursue a BFA in Dance with a concentration in performance and choreography at Slippery Rock University. Her main training is in Modern, Jazz, Ballet, and improvisation, however, she also has experience with Hip-Hop, African, various forms of social dance, and Bharatanatyam. Throughout her time at Slippery Rock, Bethany fell in love with the art of choreography and created numerous works. She also had the opportunity to perform “The Walk” choreographed by Francine Ott and take classes from a multitude of guests artists from all over the country and the world. Bethany also took classes in recreational therapy and adapted physical activity with the hopes of teaching adapted dance in the future. She has a certification in Pilates Mat, and has experience in film editing and using Adobe Premiere Pro. As a teacher, Bethany has experience teaching dancers of all age ranges and abilities. Bethany is passionate about making a lasting impact on her students. She is a dance advocate and hopes to enrich her community by teaching dance to anyone and everyone who is willing to take class. She also aims to provide a safe space for all dancers to learn and grow as artists, choreographers, and teachers.