400 Franklin Ave, Ste 131, Phoenixville, PA 19460
(484)889-7482
kimbertondance@gmail.com

Facilities

Kimberton Dance Academy, LLC is currently located at the Franklin Commons in Phoenixville, PA. We are conveniently located near Route 422, Route 23, Route 29, and Route 113, thus allowing us to bring in students from Kimberton, Phoenixville, Collegeville, and other surrounding areas. Our facility features two studios, one with 720 sq. ft. and a larger one with 1,700 sq. ft. which can be used for in-house performances. Both studios have 8 foot mirrors, unobstructed space, and professional dance flooring. Our facility also includes a waiting room for parents, guardians, and siblings, along with a dressing room for students to store their belongings. Due to our opportune location at the Franklin Commons, there is also the “Franklin Bistro”” down the hall with food access and plenty of seating for public use.

Birthday Parties:

KDA is available for student birthday parties! Choose a party theme from our selection and we will organize 3 hours of fun for you and your friends (up to 15 children, each additional child is +$10). Parents will need to provide food and cake, drinks will be provided by KDA. A three hour party is $175. Please inquire at the office for further information or email kimbertondance@gmail.com.

Studio Rentals:

KDA is available to rent by the studio for dance-related activities. Please call (484)889-7482 or email kimbertondance@gmail.com.

Studio Policies

Please read the Student Handbook for all studio and classroom policies before the start of classes. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call (484)889-7482 or kimbertondance@gmail.com.

Instructors

Brittany Flaherty-Ryan is the Founder and Director of Kimberton Dance Academy. Brittany began her training at the Chester Valley Dance Academy in Exton, PA, and at Anna Marie’s Dance Studio in Wilmington, DE. She continued her training at Indiana University and Temple University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in Strategic and Organizational Communications with a Minor in Business. Brittany also attended the Houston Ballet Academy’s Summer Program for two summers on scholarship as well as the pilot program for the Hampton Dance Festival. Brittany has performed with the First State Ballet Theatre, the Rebecca Davis Dance Company and ContempraDance Theatre, among others. Since 2006, she has been a member of Opus1 Contemporary Dance and continues to perform with them as well as a guest artist for studios and non-profit organizations in the Philadelphia area. Brittany has always had a remarkable passion for teaching. She discovered this enthusiasm when she started teaching in college and soon realized that is was the only profession that she could truly love and see herself pursuing. Kimberton Dance Academy is the result of this passion and enthusiasm and she is so fortunate to be able to share it on a daily basis with all of her students.

Tim Early currently shares duties as co-director of the Philadelphia based modern company Opus I Contemporary. In addition to working with many choreographers including Roni Koresh, Matthew Neenan, Scott Jovovich, Charles Anderson, Eva Gholson, Terry Beck, and Christopher Flemming, he continues to perform with the Brandywine Ballet and Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet. He has been on faculty at Mount Holyoke College, Lafayette College, Moravian College, West Chester University, and currently Temple University. Since 1999, Tim Early has headed the dance department at the Performing Arts Institute in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Tim is trained in ballet, modern and jazz and enjoys a full time teaching schedule. In his spare time he is an avid photographer and loves riding his bike.

“Hoofer” says it all. Darrell Williams has over 20 years of experience as a professional dancer and actor. Darrell’s talents range from choreographing tap to improvisational hoofing. Darrell began his early training at the Hedgerow and Freedom Theaters. Darrell attended the University of the Arts and was trained by the late great world legendary hoofer La Vaughn Robinson. He also was casted in “A Streetcar Named Desire” at the University of the Arts, “The Colored Museum” and “Streamers”. His choreography was aired on “Boscov’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” and “Showtime at the Apollo”. Darrell is the recipient of numerous awards in Tap Choreography. In 2001 his choreography won “The 2001 America’s Most Talented Kids”, and was aired on the Sally Jesse Raphael Show. Darrell has performed live at the Philadelphia Arts Bank, American Music Theater, Merriam Theater, Wilma Theater and Trump Plaza. His students have won awards nationally at “Philly TAP Challenge”, “Tap Kids” and “Break the Floor”, and have received first place tap awards at New York City Dance Alliance, On Stage and Rising Star Nationals and Two Choreography Choice awards at Starpower. Darrell is the founder, producer, director and choreographer of FOOTWERX, a tap intensive workshop for highly skilled tap professionals and non- professionals and students of all ages. FOOTWERX has a yearly production, performed at the Wilma Theater on the Avenue of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Davida Phillips began her training at the Chester Valley Dance Academy under the direction of Cathy Moran. She continued dancing at the college level for the Gwynedd-Mercy College Dance Team. She made her first professional debut dancing for the Philadelphia Soul in 2009. Next, she went on to become a 2010 Eagles Cheerleader finalist before making the 2010-11 Philadelphia 76ers dance team, now known as “The Dream Team.” She is currently a member of the 20 woman team and continues to teach dance focusing primarily in hip hop as well as jazz and tap.