"A prestigious future starts in first position"
Located in Cincinnati, OH, Prestige Dance Center is a state-of-the-art dance studio providing dance education and training for ages 3 & up. Every one of our classes is held in a non- competitive environment. Styles offered include ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, acro, pilates and yoga. All of our dancers will receive quality instruction from the area’s top teachers and choreographers. Here at PDC we are always up to date with the latest moves and technique. With open arms we are more than excited to give you the best Cincinnati has to offer in dance training!
ABOUT THE OWNERS/ARTISTIC DIRECTORS OF
PRESTIGE DANCE CENTER
Born and raised in Cincinnati, Emily and Meghan Hoke have always had a passion not only for dancing, but teaching as well. As sisters, they grew up in the same dance studio being only 4 years apart from eachother. Both studied dance, Emily at Ohio University and Meghan at Point Park University. They have an incredible amount of teaching experience as well as choreographing, receiving many teacher and choreography awards nationally. They have worked with many professionals around the world. A few of Emily's credentials include being featured in professional dance films, performed in theme parks, and a featured back up dancer while performing in Chicago. A few of Meghan's credentials include scholarship recipient for 2nd nationally ranked conservatory for dance at Point Park University, a core member of Cincinnati's contemporary dance company Exhale Dance Tribe, performing in such places like theme parks and local theater shows to a half time dancer at the Orange Bowl. She has also choreographed for local school shows. With their training and dedication they strive to produce more talented artists each and every day!
our prestigious dance faculty
We strive to provide a remarkable atmosphere that allows our dancers to explore & learn as artists and as individuals to find their passion in the dance industry. Choreographing, teaching or performing...it is our job to provide them with the necessary knowledge and experience and to guide them in the direction of their dreams. What drives them to make it once they're there, is their passion. It's never to late to discover your calling & we want to help you get there!
Meghan & Emily
Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Emily has been training in dance for 20 years. Emily has taught & choreographed in the Cincinnati area for many years receiving teacher awards at regional and national dance competitions. Emily's dance training began at the age of 4 and continued studying dance at Ohio University. Emily is also a certified pilates instructor. She has been featured in professional dance films, performed in theme parks, and a featured back up dancer while performing in Chicago.
Meghan is a Cincinnati native who has been dancing since the age of 3. She started teaching and choreographing at the young age of 16 and has been doing so ever since. Meghan was a scholarship recipient for the 2nd nationally ranked conservatory for dance at Point Park University where she studied as a dance major with a jazz concentration. She was a 2012-2013 core member of Cincinnati's contemporary dance company Exhale Dance Tribe. She has performed in theme parks and local theaters as well as a half time dancer at the Orange Bowl in Miami,Florida. She has also choreographed for local school shows and has received choreography awards at regional and national dance competitions.
Kelly Whitaker has been dancing since she was five years old. She danced competitively growing up and proceeded into a professional career for eight years. She started her training at Bonnie Williams Dance Studio and focused on ballet as she approached graduation. She attended many well respected summer dance programs including those at American Ballet Theatre (New York), Boston Ballet School, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. She continued her training with the Cincinnati Ballet and completed its trainee program before her professional ballet career with Columbia City Ballet in South Carolina. Ms. Whitaker danced corps and soloist roles with this company and was known for her flexibility, great feet, and personality on stage. Among her favorite roles are "The Snow Queen" from The Nutcracker and "Summer Fairy" from Cinderella. During her career, Ms. Whitaker discovered an even deeper passion for teaching dance. She has taught ballet for 11 years and looks forward to sharing her knowledge, experience, and mind-set required for professional dance.
Jenn grew up dancing competitively in the Cincinnati region. At the age of sixteen, she began teaching and choreographing for local schools and dance studios. She obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Miami University, where she was a five-year member of Vision Dance Company and served on the company’s executive board. While at Miami, Jenn primarily taught and choreographed tap, while taking on the role of Artistic Director for the company in 2010. When she’s not teaching dance, Jenn works as a speech-language pathologist in local schools.
Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap
Lindsey grew up dancing in the Cincinnati area and went to Wright State University under the direction of Jon Rodriguez, earning her BFA in Dance. Her professional performance work is in regional theatre and choreography work, outside of studios is with West Carrollton High School, Kings Firecrackers, and Middletown Summer Youth Theatre. Lindsey been trained in Cecchetti, Vagaonova, Bournonville, and RAD ballet methods. Her modern background is very diverse, but she primarily teaches Horton and Cunningham techniques. She has continued her training by attending Jazz Dance World Congress, taking local classes, and classes at STEPS on Broadway on her bi-annual trip to New York to visit her brother and his family. She keeps a very positive and light classroom. She has high expectations of her students, but wants all of them to leave class feeling better about themselves and their dancing than when they came in. We are SO excited to have her join our PDC team!
Amy has been teaching the Level 3 and Level 4/5 Acro Class here at Prestige Dance Center for the last three years. In addition to teaching Acro, she has also been a Competitive Gymnastics Team Coach for the last 11 years and was a competitive gymnast for 7 years. Amy graduated from Indian Hill High School in 2006, and took classes for 4 years at the University of Cincinnati in Middle Childhood Education and Webpage Management. She has a Professional Membership as a USA Gymnastics Coach, which includes being Safety Certified and passing a background check every 2 years. This last season she had two State Champions, one in level 3 and one in level 4! Her philosophy is that the children learn how to safely perform whatever skill they’re working on, while having fun. She also believes in hard work and motivating each other to achieve their goals!