Who we are...
We are avid lovers of both dance and children...
- Stephanie Layton
- Kim Bridges
- Claire Rosenberger
Claire began dancing at the age of 9, at the Falls Church School of Ballet under Elisabeth Graetzer, former prima ballerina with the Innsbruck Opera Ballet, and dancer with the Vienna State Opera Ballet. During the following decade, Mrs. Rosenberger studied classical ballet, Viennese Waltz and Hungarian Character, and performed with the school. Ms. Rosenberger also performed Read more a Viennese Waltz at the Hungarian Freedom Fighters Ball in Washington DC. She taught classes starting at age 16, from beginners to adults. During this time, she also studied with Carolou Fiery Russell in Arlington. While attending Virginia Commonwealth University, Ms. Rosenberger studied ballet, modern, and jazz (with Tanya Dennis), performing with the University Dance Ensemble. Not only that, but Claire is a fabulous person to know and associate with. We are so privileged to have her as a ballet instructor for us at Excell Dance!
- Julie Taylor
When Julie began dancing at the age of seven, she quickly discovered that it was her favorite activity. It wasn't until she started teaching dance in 2008 that she realized it was her passion. Julie was instructed at one of Northern Virginia's largest dance studios, Spotlight Dance Company. She studied ballet, broadway tap, jazz, and went on pointe around the age of 13. After almost a decade of learning Read moreshe took time off to go to college, and realized how badly she needed dance back in her life. After teaching in Fairfax for a couple of years, she decided to instruct closer to home. Now she is with Excell Dance, and loves every second of it!
- Rachel Sippert
Rachel grew up in Utah and began dancing at the age of 7. In high school, she auditioned for and became a member of the color guard lead by Nancy Cannon, and ballroom dance team coached by Shawn Mortensen. She learned flag work combined with Jazz and Modern dance moves on the color guard team, and competed in a number of events throughout Utah and Las Vegas, Read moreincluding taking part in the street entertainment for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Her color guard team ranked 1st in the state of Utah for one of the four years she competed with them. On the ballroom team, she studied all major forms of ballroom dance and competed at Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University invitationals, among other performances in the area. She later attended Utah Valley University where she continued to study and practice Ballroom Dance. Rachel lives in Warrenton with her husband, Steven, and son, Blake, and is excited to be a new instructor with us this year!
- Gabby Wilson
Gabby has been a part of the Excell team since 2010 when she joined us as a teacher's aid. She worked as a teacher's aid for Creative Movement, Pre-ballet/Tap, and Beginning Ballet classes and was trained in 2011 as a Creative Movement instructor, which she now enjoys teaching with us. Gabby is currently in our ballet program with Mrs. Claire and was a member of the Performing Group Read morefor the 2011-2012 dance season. Along with her talents with teaching children, Gabby has accomplished one year of college at LFCC where she studied early childhood education. She hopes to use her knowledge and experience in this area on mission trips in the future. Gabby also serves as a volunteer with Amissville Fire and Rescue. She has been an EMT for two years and is working to become a firefighter here soon. Among her many accomplishments and talents, Gabby also enjoys photography and art.
- Jenn Clubb
Jenn had dreams of becoming a ballerina from an early age. When she was 7 years old her mother surprised her with a birthday gift of DANCE CLASSES! She has been dancing ever since (some 17 years now) and has tried out all different dance forms, her favorite being Hip Hop, Jazz, and Lyrical. Jenn has been married over 4 years now to her childhood sweetheart, Read moreJohn. She says, “It was true love… nothing like being married to your best friend.” They have two daughters, Bailey (age 3) and Natalie (age 11 months). She says about being a mom, “I enjoy spending time with my girls and watching them grow.” Other than being a mom and a dance teacher, Jenn enjoys crafting, sewing, and making things for their home.
- Kelley Elliott - Kelley started dancing with Culpeper Parks and Recreation when she was just 4 years old, studying ballet, tap, and jazz for 6 years. She later began taking ballet classes with Claire Rosenberger and danced with her for 7 years. While her main passion is ballet, she enjoys all types of dance.
- Lisa Watts
Lisa has been involved in dance and gymnastics from early childhood. She quickly discovered the confidence that comes from a strong body, and the joy of performance. After being involved in team gymnastics at Karon in Manassas, Lisa became a Cheerleader at Brentsville District High School where she was both an All- District and All- Region Cheerleader. After going off to college, marriage Read more and the start of her family, Lisa realized how much she missed training and performance. In 2011 she started teaching gymnastics and dance to children at The Little Gym in Gainesville, VA. From teaching Developmental Gymnastics in a parent-child setting, to Creative Movement, Ballet, and Tap, Lisa was thrilled to help children discover their own strength and confidence through movement. Lisa has also spent a great deal of time privately training students through various after-school programs and camps at Saint James Episcopal School and Covenant Christian Academy, both located in Warrenton. Now she is thrilled to be with Excell Dance where she not only teaches, but gets to watch both of her daughters experience their own joy through dance as well.
Where to find us...
Come visit us at our new studio:
- 526 Fletcher Drive, Warrenton, VA 20186 (next to Harris Teeter)
Additionally, some classes may be held at the following locations:
- The WARF (Warrenton Aquatics and Recreational Facility), located at 800 Waterloo Road, in Warrenton, VA
(across from Fauquier High School)
How to contact us...
For general inquiries:
Phone: (540) 905-4886
Phone: (540) 905-4886
347 Fox Chase St
Warrenton, VA 20186
347 Fox Chase St
Warrenton, VA 20186