Miss Taylor, Miss Holly and Miss Dawn
 

Miss Dawn, Co-Owner/ Administrative Director of FPDS, began cheerleading and tumbling in 1992 and began assisting students in 1995. Miss Dawn has been instructing students in tumbling and hip hop at First Position since 2002 and has been a Co-Owner since 2008. Dawn has performed and competed in cheerleading at the high school level and for Temple University (Philadelphia, PA). She has won numerous awards and recognition with UCA and NCA including NCA All-American Cheerleader in 1997 & 1998. She has preformed and competed through the U.S. at the UCA National Collegiate Cheerleading Championships at Walt Disney World (Orlando, FL), the National Cheerleaders Association's National Collegiate Championships (Daytona Beach, FL), The Aloha Bowl Half-time performance (Honolulu, HI) and the Big Apple Classic (NYC). While attending Temple University, Dawn studied Ballroom Dancing under the instruction of Hilda Bacon and completed courses in yoga, aerobics and weight training. Dawn has choreographed pieces for the Wellsboro High Musical (Aladdin) and for First Position's Winter Spring Recitals since 2003 including the studio's production on Alice in "Wonderland", and "The Nutcracker". Miss Dawn is also a founding director of the studio's dance company, DT2.

Miss Taylor Co-owner/Artistic Director of FPDS, has been dancing since the age of three, under the direction of Sharon Mitchell at M.P.A.C. located in Pine Bush, NY; She has been trained in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Street Jazz, Modern, Tap and Showdance. Taylor assisted in pre-dance classes for 10 years, and has been instructing since 2002. Taylor has been the Co-Owner/Artistic Director of FPDS since 2010. She has also attended classes by Master teachers such as Illa Gaft, Jamele Graves, and Kenneth Still, performing in Full Length Ballets; including The Nutcracker with the New Jersey Ballet, and The Snowqueen under the direction of Illa Gaft. Taylor also performed in the world premier of Smile: A Country Rock Musical under the direction of Ricardo Rust. Taylor has competed and continues to compete in regional and national competitions since the age of seven. She has received several awards including Jr. High Pointe Soloist, Sr. High Pointe Soloist, the Potential Award, High Pointe Duet award, and the Triple Crown award, along with scholarships to the Alvin Ailey Dance School, and Broadway Dance Center in NYC. Taylor believes that Ballet is the foundation to every other form of dance and can improve your overall technique. In addition to the types of dance Taylor was trained in, she is always eager to learn different forms, and has taken several classes in ethnic dancing, including Salsa, Flamenco, African and Hawaiian dance forms. Miss Taylor has choreographed pieces for the studio's Winter Spring Recitals since 2009 including First Position's production of Alice in "Wonderland", "The Nutcracker". Taylor is also a founding director of the studio's dance company DT2 in which she is responsible for choreographing award winning competition pieces.

Miss Holly Assistant Director of FPDS, has been dancing with First Position since the age of three. Miss Holly assisted in various classes since 2005 and has been instructing students in Hip Hop, Modern, & Tap since 2008. Miss Holly has been trained in Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern, Tap, & Tumbling and has had the opportunity to study under the direction of Melinda Farrell, Robert Mackey, and various members of Broadway Dance Center. Holly's performances opportunities include The New York State Tournament of Dance (Elmira, NY), The Rockette Experience (NYC), the Cherry Blossom Festival (Washington DC), Walt Disney World (Orlando, FL) and the world premier of Smile: A Country Rock Musical under the direction of Ricardo Rust.  Miss Holly has choreographed pieces for the First Position's Winter Spring Recitals since 2009 including the studio's production of Alice in "Wonderland". Holly is currently attending Mansfield University.