Our Teachers

Chelsi Campbell

Assistant Director 

Chelsi Campbell started her training at the age of two, competition at the age of 4, and has mastered many different types of dance including: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Modern, Lyrical and Stepping.  She started her training in Niagara Falls, Ontario at Laurie Ewarts Danceworks where she trained for 15 years, then continued her training at the State University of New York at Fredonia, where she graduated on the Deans List with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre & Dance with a minor in Dance Studio Administration.

In her years of experience she held the position of secretary of the student-run dance company on campus, Orchesis. She also was a part of Envied Xpression, the first official hip hop team at Fredonia. In 2016, Chelsi joined the Foxy Diamondz and was given a big role as the lead in her first performance at "Buffalo's Annual: Witches Ball" as Alice in "Alice in Foxland". Not only does Chelsi have experience in dancing but she is also a well-rounded choreographer. She has choreographed multiple dances in her past for Envied Xpression, Orchesis and the Foxy Diamondz, ranging from 1-20 dancers. One being chosen to perform at Dance Days of Buffalo!  She is also excited to be performing at the World's Largest Disco for the fourth year!       

 

Chelsi Campbell currently resides in Holland, NY. She is a beloved Nanny to many families. Chelsi cannot wait to spread the love and passion she has for dance to her students! 

CLI Studios certified.

Dance Masters of America certification in progress.

Savannah Brueckman

Savannah began dancing at the age of 2 at Center Stage Dancing Studio In Cheektowaga. NY. There she trained in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Acro. It was here that she was first introduced to the world of competition dance. This meant even longer hours at the studio and even more intense training. But very quickly her hard work began to pay off.

 

Among Savannah’s accomplishments and most prized moments were her multiple performances at Disney in Florida and when she auditioned for a cruise ship and was selected as a performer. Savannah, however, declined the offer to embark on her college days at Fredonia with a major in dance. She soon transferred to The University at Buffalo where she went on to obtain her Bachelor of Arts degree. While attending UB, Savannah had the distinct pleasure of performing in Digital Poetry, Emerging Choreographers Showcase and many more. She also taught at various local studios in the WNY area during this time. After graduating, Savannah decided to take some time off to pursue a nursing degree and during this time she realized just how much she missed her passion. 

 

She is looking forward to returning to the world of dance and eagerly awaits to share her passion for the art that she loves with her students! 

Abby Cohen

Abby Cohen

Abby grew up in Orchard Park, NY. At the age of 3, her parents enrolled her in a tap class. She instantly fell in love with dance. Throughout the next 15 years Abby got involved with various facets of the dance studio, including her role as a class assistant, as well as taking classes in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, and hip hop. Despite her involvement in various forms of dance, Abby remained most interested in tap.

 

After high school graduation, Abby continued her education and possesses a BA in psychology, an MS in College Student Personnel Administration, and an MSED in Counselor Education.

 

Abby's educational and career path moved her away from the dance community for a decade. Despite her hiatus from dance, Abby continued to remain interested in tap and is ecstatic to become a member of the Soul2Sole dance family! She is most looking forward to joining a tight-knit community that encourages their dancers to be the best they can be. Teaching dance provides her the opportunity to share something she loves with others.

 

Students can expect to have an instructor that has their best interest at heart. Students will be challenged throughout the year in tap but will also have lots of fun as well.

 

Abby looks up to her Grandfather. He is the most selfless person she knows. He is always going out of his way to make someone else's day. Despite challenges, he  remains positive as well. Abby strives to put others first and emulate the values and morals of her role model.

 

Abby currently resides in Ellicottville, NY and works full time as a school counselor.

Veronica Glasner

Ms. Veronica spent most of her growing up years moving from place to place. When she was in the 5 th grade she moved from southern California to Bolivar, NY, where she would finally put down roots. She then moved to Delevan during her junior year of high school and graduated from Pioneer.

Veronica is very passionate about teaching. One of her greatest joys is watching children learn and grasp new things. Her love for acro and tumbling came in the 6 th grade when one of her teachers offered a free tumbling class on Saturday mornings over summer vacation. She was completely hooked from the first class. Once the eight weeks was over, Veronica convinced this teacher to continue offering the class on a

weekly basis. An eight week class turned into a lifelong love for tumbling. Acro/ tumbling taught her discipline and self-control, and gave her a sense of accomplishment. She gained self-confidence and was determined to learn all she could. She practiced constantly and found ways to attend clinics and classes wherever available. Eventually, she was assisting in classes and finally teaching her own. She is excited to combine her passion for teaching with her love of tumbling. Students enrolled in her class can expect to work hard and have fun while building strength, flexibility and confidence. They can expect to learn discipline, gain self-control, and master skills that will enhance their dance experience.

Veronica looks up to her high school English teacher who inspired and encouraged her to pursue acareer in education. She is also very thankful for that teacher who introduced her to acrobatics. She is thrilled to be a part of a studio that shares her passion for young people and their families. She appreciates the philosophy and vision of Soul 2 Sole to share the love of dance in a positive, Christian environment and to encourage students to use the talents that God has given them. She is excited to join

the Soul 2 Sole family and to be a part of such an enthusiastic and talented team.

CLI Studios Certified.

Currently being certified in Acrobatique.

Kristen Heitzhaus

Kristen is from Strykersville, NY. She is a graduate of SUNY Fredonia with a BFA in Dance and a Business Administration minor. Dance has been a huge part of her life, since she started at the age of four and into college. She has studied Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Acro and Hip hop. This year she has been apart of the first Spring Merrins Concert, Metamorphosis, as well as the Fredonia Dance Ensemble for the last three years.

 

She has just started working with Donegan Dance Exploration and is excited to start teaching at Soul 2 Sole. She can’t wait to present the techniques and values she has learned in her years as a dancer and is excited to keep connecting with people and audiences through dance. 

Amanda Pataye

Amanda grew up in Sardinia and graduated from Pioneer. She started dancing at Gotta Dance Studio in Yorkshire. She danced there for 10 years and loved every minute of it. After graduating from SUNY Fredonia with a Bachelors in Elementary Education, Amanda came back home and heard Soul 2 Sole was moving to a new studio space. She contacted Ms. Tanya, started assisting with the younger classes and took a few classes too. She assisted and danced with Soul 2 Sole for two years before moving.

 

Amanda is currently a 5th grade teacher at St. Aloysius Regional School in Springville. She is excited to take her passion of teaching and passion for dance and blend them together. She cannot wait to see what kinds of opportunities are waiting as she continues her journey with Soul 2 Sole.

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