Owner and Director
Lori Provost holds an MA in Dance Education from New York University with a concentration in American Ballet Theatre ballet pedagogy and certification in ABT’s National Training Curriculum Levels Primary thru Level 7 and partnering. Her pre-professional training began with the Vineland Regional Dance Company and Virginia School of the Arts, along with summer intensives at Pennsylvania Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and Washington Ballet. Lori majored in dance at Belhaven College and performed with Ballet Magnificat. She then accepted a position as Ballet Mistress and Director of the Young Dancer Program at the Dance Theatre of Lynchburg, under the direction of Keith Lee, while also performing Mr. Lee’s repertoire. Lori has 20 years of teaching experience to include ballet, jazz, and tap classes at the 92Y Harkness Dance Center, BalletNova, Bowen McCauley Dance, Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy, and Towson University Community Dance. Additionally, Lori has taught dance and theatre courses as an adjunct professor of Liberty University. She has also held several positions in Towson University’s Department of Dance, to include adjunct professor, choreographer, Dance Company Manager, Community Dance Instructor, and Director of TU Community Dance’s Satellite Program at the JCC. Her contributions to the field include her work for the National Dance Education Organization, where she worked as Special Projects Coordinator and also developed an online course called Ballet Theory and Composition, which she currently teaches to dance teachers worldwide through NDEO’s Online Professional Development Institute. Lori along with her husband and son are residents of College Park and are active members of the local community.
Founder and Artistic Advisor
Originally from Poolesville, Maryland, Mrs. Reim started her pre- professional ballet training with Joyce Morrison at The Frederick School of Classical Ballet. At 14, she began training with The Maryland Youth Ballet under the direction of Michelle Lees. During her time at Maryland Youth Ballet, Mrs. Reim performed various roles including The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, soloist variations in Paquita and The Sleeping Beauty and danced in many original ballets by Christopher Doyle. For three seasons from 2010-2012, Mrs. Reim was a finalist and participated in The Kennedy Center Ballet Master Class Series and in 2011 was a finalist in The National Society for Arts and Letters Washington DC Chapter's Award For Excellence. While still in high school, she had the privilege to be a perform with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet in George Balanchine’s Serenade for their 10th Anniversary Season. After attending three summers at The Orlando Ballet School on scholarship, she accepted a trainee position upon graduation. While with The Orlando Ballet School, she placed top 12 at The American International Dance Competition in both senior classical and contemporary categories.
Mrs. Reim was invited to Busch Gardens Williamsburg by Christopher D’Ambosie to be the lead ballet dancer in his new production of “Miracles”. She has also danced with The Virginia National Ballet, performed roles as a guest artist with The Hope Garden Ballet, was a Soloist with The Connect the Dots Dance Company and most recently danced with Moveius Contemporary Ballet and performed original roles in ballet's by Diana Movius.
Mrs. Reim's teaching credits include The Washington School of Ballet, Dance Loft on 14, The Orlando Ballet School, Hope Garden Academy and The Connect the Dots Organization. She received her ABT National Training Curriculum Certification for levels Pre- Primary through Level 3 in 2013 and became a FLX Trainer in 2019. Mrs. Reim's coaching for both classical and contemporary ballet choreography have placed in various competitions including Youth America Grand Prix and Ignite Dance Competitions.
Mrs. Reim opened The Berwyn Ballet School in 2021 and lives in Maryland with her husband and new baby girl.
Noah Strand received his dance training from the Washington School of Ballet in the District of Columbia, and at the School of American Ballet (SAB) at Lincoln Center in New York City under the tutelage of Kee Juan Han, Jock Soto, Jonathan Stafford, Arch Higgins, Luis R. Torres, Andrei Kramarevsky, Kristina Windom, Arch Higgins, Joaquín De Luz, and many others. He has performed on stage with the New York City Ballet in Peter Martins's Sleeping Beauty and danced a principal role in Christopher Wheeldon's Scènes de Ballet. He was featured in a series of in-studio performances for students from New York City Public Schools, in which he danced the El Capitan variation from George Balanchine's Stars and Stripes. He has also appeared on stage and trained with the San Francisco Ballet, Washington Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Boston Ballet. From 2015-17, Strand participated in the New York Choreographic Institute, performing original works by Kaloyan Boyadjiev, Dana Genshaft, and Gianna Reisen. He choreographed his own work, "Hammers," for the SAB Student Choreographic Institute in 2017. In addition to his professional dance training, Strand served as a Teaching Assistant at SAB in classes for boys ages 6-12, and later developed a men's ballet training and fitness conditioning program at Elite Feet Dance Studio in Frederick, Maryland. Strand recently made multiple guest appearances performing the role of Cavalier from The Nutcracker.
Tiffanie Horner received her BFA in Dance from the State University of New York College at Brockport. She studied on full scholarship at The Draper Center for Dance Education, STEPS on
Broadway, and Broadway Dance Center. Ms Horner has also attended summer intensive training programs with the Joffrey Ballet, Rochester City Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. She completed a Pilates Apprenticeship program with Mirea Pineda in Tucson, AZ and is certified in Progressing Ballet Technique developed by Marie Walton-Mahon. Additionally, Ms Horner has taught classical ballet, pointe, variations, modern dance, creative movement, and stretch classes at dance schools throughout the US for more than fifteen years. Her privately coached students have participated in YAGP finals in NYC and have been accepted to noted college dance programs and dance teams. Ms Horner is currently a Teaching Artist for the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and The Washington Ballet DanceDC program. Ms Horner's performance credits include Rochester City Ballet, Ballet for Young Audiences (New York City), Eglevsky Ballet, Upside Down Dance (Honolulu), Minou Lallemand's Onium Ballet Project (Honolulu), Honolulu Dance Theatre and Ballet Tucson. Tiffanie performs and teaches in the Baltimore/DC area and currently resides in Wheaton, MD with her
husband and two children.
Born in Raleigh, North Carolina and raised in central China, Bethany Armistead is an artist who values all the wonderful things that movement has to offer. Bethany trained in modern, contemporary, ballet, Mongolian traditional dance, and Chinese traditional silk dance at various studios in the Chinese cities of Xi’an and Qingdao, including Xi’an Center for Performing Arts and Red Dance Skirt. In 2018, she began pursuing higher training in ballet, modern, and jazz at Messiah University. She transferred to Towson University in 2020 to pursue her B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography. There, she trained in modern, ballet, and aerial dance. Bethany has also been teaching dance for 4 years, with experience in both Mandarin and English. She has taught ballet, modern, jazz, and creative movement to children ages 2-18. Bethany loves movement in all its forms, and she is committed to allowing her faith in Christ and love of humanity to collide in her movement, choreography, and teaching practices.
Robin Rodbell is a dance artist and educator in the DC Metro area. She began her formal dance training at Colorado School of Dance, where she studied Vaganova ballet technique and tap. Robin continued to study ballet in the Cecchetti method at National Ballet Inc., where she earned her Professional Intermediate Certification and her Grade Three Teaching Certification through the Cecchetti Council of America.
While earning her Associate’s Degree at Anne Arundel Community College, Robin apprenticed with the AACC Dance Company. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography with a minor in Business Administration from Towson University. Robin has performed with Towson University’s Ballet Company, Moveius Contemporary Ballet, ICONS, Vaught Contemporary Ballet, BlueShift Dance, RawArts Dance, Extreme Lengths Productions, BalletEMbody, and Light Switch Dance Theatre. Her choreography has been featured at NACHMO, The Collective’s Open Marley Night, and MOVE ME Festival. Robin has also served as Technical Theater intern at Dance Place in 2019. She currently performs in project-based works and presents her own choreography in the DC metro area.
Robin has taught dance for over 5 years at studios throughout the DMV. She specializes in teaching ballet, modern, and tap dance for ages 3 through adult. She also brings to her teaching pedagogy an extensive education and child development background. Robin has worked closely with children of various ages as a nanny, an assistant preschool teacher, and a camp counselor for over a decade. It is her passion to inspire and mentor the next generation of dancers.