Jacqueline Jackson-DeGarcia - Owner and Executive Director
Victoria DeHart - Pre-Ballet II, Advanced Ballet, Jazz
Miss Victoria began dancing at 4 years of age at the Richie School of Dance. She was a student demonstrator for 3 years, and in 2007 joined the teaching staff at Richie's. Victoria was a member of the Bishop McDevitt Band Front, and has also instructed majorettes at Holy Name of Jesus Church.
Following her graduation from high school, she attended West Chester University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Miss Victoria currently teaches Pre-Ballet II students, and Advanced Ballet and Jazz classes at the Highspire Studio.
Melissa Dinger - Pre-Ballet I/II, Beginner I
At the age of 4, Miss Melissa began her dance experience at the Richie School of Dance. Former Central Dauphin High School Majorette, she began student demonstrating at the age of 13, and began teaching Pre-Ballet I through Beginner II during her college years. Miss Melissa currently teaches Pre-Ballet I, II and Beginner I at the Lower Paxon Studio.
Angela Harp - Intermediate I - Advanced, Special Ballet, Jazz Ensemble II & III, and Advanced
Miss Angie began dancing at 4 yrs. of age at the Richie School of Dance. She was a student demonstrator from 1993-1997, a Faculty Assistant from 1997-1999, and an instructor from 1999-2000.
Following her graduation from high school she attended Slippery Rock University where she received her Bachelors Degree in Dance Performance, Education, and Choreography. Miss Angie's professional credits include: Dorney Park and Wild Water Kingdom, and Holland America Cruise Lines.
She was a member of the Central Penn Piranha Cheer and Dance Team. Miss Angie returned to teach at Richie's full-time in 2007.
She currently teaches Intermediate I - Advanced Classes. She also instructs Special Ballet and Jazz Ensemble Level 2, 3 and Advanced.
Teresa Heagy - Beginner III
Miss Teresa began dancing at the age of 4 years old at the Richie School of Dance. This will be her 30th year anniversary.
During high school, Miss Teresa was a student demonstrator and she was a member of the Bishop McDevitt High School Band Front and co-captain her senior year.
Miss Teresa has participated in high school musicals as well as several local theater productions. Miss Teresa became a faculty assistant in 2013 and currently teaches Beginner III at the Highspire Studio.
Jill Healey - Intermediate I/II
Miss Jill began dancing at 5 yrs. of age. She studied dance locally and at Richie School of Dance as a teenager. She was a Central Dauphin majorette during high school. Miss Jill joined the teaching staff at Richie's in 2007.
She currently instructs Intermediate I and II classes at the Highspire Studio.
Sherri McGeehan - Beginner III, Intermediate I-IV
Miss Sherri began her career in 1980 as an adult student at the Richie School of Dance. She has attended various dance seminars in NYC. She has been instructing all levels of dance over a period of 27 yrs.
Miss Sherri is currently teaching Beginner III, Intermediate I-IV at both the Lower Paxton and the Highspire Studio.
Jennifer Zehner - Pre-Ballet - Beginner III
Miss Jen began dancing at age 3 and became an assistant teacher at the age of 17. She was a majorette during high school and a majorette captain her senior year. Following her graduation from high school she attended St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing and became a Registered Nurse. She practiced nursing from 1991-2012.
Jen returned to dance as an adult student in 2009 at the Richie School of Dance and became a faculty assistant from 2010 -2014. Miss Jen joined the staff for the 2014/2015 season instructing Pre-Ballet through Beginner II.