Amy Worrell

Amy Tyler Worrell….Owner, Director – Ballet, Tap, Pointe, Jazz
…has loved to dance since the moment she first put on her ballet slippers. At age six she started her training with Karen Fitzgerald. It wasn’t too many years later that she began taking classes in all dance styles for several hours a day.
When she was 14, Amy attended the renowned New York State Summer School of the Arts Program in Saratoga, NY, where she studied with such well-known New York City Ballet dancers as Peter Martins, Heather Watts and Sean Lavery. Her classical training was continued at prominent summer programs including Joffrey Ballet, Boston Ballet and Hartford Ballet.
Amy offers her students expert technical training that is unmatched and, possibly even more importantly, she helps them develop her same dedication and love for the art.
During the more than twenty years she has been a teacher, her students have pursued dance at some of the best colleges in the country, including Butler College, Mercyhurst College, University of Utah, Indiana University, Point Park College and the University of Cincinnati. Her students have attended selective summer programs with American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Boston Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet, Hartford Ballet, Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Burklyn Ballet, Virginia School of the Arts and Ballet West. 1999 graduate Christine Sandorfi previously danced with Kentucky Ballet and is now with Island Moving Company in Rhode Island. 2002 Graduate Michelle Erland attended Point Park college as a dance major and spent 2 years dancing for Disney. 2007 graduate Joanne Sandorfi graduated in May 2011 from the University of Utah, where she was on a full academic scholarship, with a BA in ballet performance. Joanne then went on to work with Missouri Contemporary Ballet as the Director of Operations and Ballet Mistress. She is now currently operations manager and rehearsal assistant for Owen/Cox Dance group.
What makes Amy such a successful instructor is her willingness to keep learning and her commitment to sharing her expertise and love of dance with her students.