Megan Greene, born and raised in Loudoun county, received a Bachelor’s of Theatre Arts in 2022 from Virginia Tech. During her time at school, she was involved in S.P.A.P sketch comedy, Deep Fried improv, 20 productions, and a handful of student films. Megan is certified proficient in unarmed stage combat by The Society of American Fight Directors and is a member of the Stagecoach Bandits. Her love of theater started with her first performance in 5th grade and she is excited to share her passion with a new generation of performers.
Ms. Emily is so excited for the upcoming year at Not Just Dance! She comes with a strong classical Ballet background, instilled by years of training at some of the most prestigious ballet schools and companies, in the US and abroad. Her training began at the Raleigh School of Ballet, where she danced in their youth company through middle school. When Emily was in high school, she joined the Washington School of Ballet’s Pre-professional division on full-scholarship and performed with the Young Dancers of the Washington Ballet for three years; Dancing in many classical ballets including Giselle, Swan Lake, Paquita, and the Nutcracker. She was often chosen to perform with the Washington Ballet company in performances at the Kennedy Center, including the role of Melancholy from the Four Temperaments, partnering with Kevin MacKenzie. In addition, Emily auditioned for and was accepted to many summer intensive programs including Atlanta Ballet, Houston Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, School of American Ballet and Chautauqua Institute.
At the age of 16, Emily was accepted by Oleg Vinogradov at the prestigious Kirov Ballet Academy and was placed in the pre-professional (boarding) school on full scholarship, sponsored by reverend Sun Myung Moon, of the Unification Church. Here she was delighted to perform throughout the United States and abroad, and before graduation, she was featured in New York at reverend Moon’s birthday gala, in the “Russian Dance” role from Swan Lake. Not long after, Emily joined the apprentice program for the Kirov Ballet in St. Petersburg Russia. After touring for two seasons, Emily was offered a soloist position at Indianapolis ballet before ultimately deciding to go to college, due to a reoccurring hip and knee injury.
Post ballet career, Emily has been teaching ballet to all ages from toddlers to adults. She also works with gymnasts to fine tune their dance skills and has her Power Pilates and VBarre Certifications, with nearly 10 years experience in group exercise. She has taught stretch classes for both dancers and non-dancers and although she works full-time in finance, her passion is teaching and sharing the value of keeping the body healthy, strong and flexible.
Emily is married, with two daughters, Paige and Liliana. (and dog mom to Izzy, the border collie mix). In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to see live music, camping, hiking and baking.
Deidra Squire is a native of Columbus, Ohio. She began dancing at the age of seven and discovered the power and beauty of the performing arts at a young age. Throughout her life, Deidra has remained very involved in the performing arts both professionally and through volunteerism. She began producing shows at the age of 16 and began competing nationally in Humanities and Performing Arts as a sophomore in high school. Deidra has also been involved in nationwide oratorical competitions since she was in middle school. Deidra has taught students from the ages of 2 to 85. She has also taught homeless and at risk students.
Deidra Squire has been tap dancing for more than 30 years. She was trained at Ballet Met Dance Academy in Columbus, Ohio and Judy Conti Dance Academy in Youngstown Ohio. She founded Above Deck Tap Dance Ensemble at Hampton University. Above Deck Tap Dance Ensemble remains an official campus organization. Since relocating to the DMV, Deidra has taught tap dance at several studios throughout the DMV area at competitive and recreational levels, and she has trained many dancers to compete regionally and nationally in tap dance. She earned her teaching certificate in tap dance from the American Tap Dance Foundation in New York, New York.
Deidra also has experience in production, pageant coaching, poms, step, spoken word, oratory, and African dance and drumming. Deidra earned a B.A. in Communications from Hampton University, where she was an honors student and a recipient of a presidential scholarship, a merit based academic scholarship. Deidra then earned a Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University School of Law. She is now licensed to practice law in Maryland. As an involved community member, and as an actively practicing Maryland attorney, Deidra believes in teaching “Poise, Professionalism, and Perfection,” and she firmly believes that performing arts are a powerful means of developing self-esteem and awareness in students of all ages.
Krystina began dancing at the age of 10 in Hampton, VA. She obtained her BFA and Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Dance from Hollins University. She was a 5 time scholarship recipient to the American Dance Festival, where she had the opprotunity study and perform with world-renound modern and contemporary artist. Throughout her 20+ years of dancing, Krystina has had the opportunity to perform and share her gift throughout the U.S. and abroad. Krystina has studied a multitude of dance styles and regularly incorporates her yoga practice into her dance classes.
Krystina encourages her students to listen to their bodies and use them as tools of expression, and regularly challenges them to think outside of the box when it comes to their movement practices.
In addition to her background in dance, Krystina has MS in Nonprofit Administration, is a 200 hr registered Yoga teacher, and has a certificate in Assisted Stretch Theory and Practices. Krystina is a proud mom of 2 boys and in her spare time she plays for NOVA Roller Derby Leauge!
Stephanie is a current sophomore at the State University of New York at Fredonia getting her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. She has been doing theatre since her 6th-grade production of Annie and has been obsessed with it ever since. Some of her most notable roles are The Witch in Into The Woods, Sally in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and Balthazar in Romeo and Juliet. Stephanie has experience both leading and participating in theatre summer camps and is thrilled to join the Not Just Dance team this summer!
Eleanor Alger is a 2023 graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design (MFA Dramatic Writing) and a 2021 graduate of Miami University of Ohio (BA Theatre). She began dancing at the age of four and has been performing ever since. She is the recipient of numerous accolades from the Virginia Theatre Association, the Southeastern Theatre Conference, and the Jackie Demaline Regional Collegiate Playwriting Competition. Some of her favorite roles include performances in Cinderella, Fiddler on the Roof, Bat Boy, and Seussical. Eleanor has also worked as a dramaturg at the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, VA and has been published for her research on theatre for social change.
Savannah Sprinkle is a Texas native who went on to Elon University where she earned her BFA in Musical Theatre. Since then, Savannah has been involved in many projects but her most notable roles include Mary Poppins in “Mary Poppins”, Catherine in the 2017 National Tour of “Pippin”, being a lead singer for two shows at Tokyo Disney Sea and (most recently) performing as a lead female vocalist for Norwegian Cruise Line. She’s thrilled to be joining the Not Just Dance team and thanks her friends/family passionately for their love and support.