Dana M.Ribelin - Dance Director

Dana RibelinDana is a former member of the American Spirit Dance Company, and has been with To The Pointe Dance Company since it's opening in  2004.  She has studied dance locally and nationally since 1984, including Broadway Dance Center in NYC.  Dana is a graduate of UNC-Charlotte with a BA in Dance.  She is a licensed Zumba instructor.  She attended Oklahoma City University for two years as a Dance Performance major, on both dance and academic scholarships, and was a Pep Dancer for the OCU Chiefs.  Dana's local honors include Miss Rowan County, Miss Cabarrus County Dancer and Senior Miss Dance America.  She has performed at venues in New York City, Miami,  & Atlanta, to name a few.  Dana has also taken classes from Savion Glover, Stepp Stewart, Mandy Moore, Lyn Cramer, Jo Rowan, Mike Minery, Gil Stroming and Ray Leeper, just to name a few.  Dana graduated 4th in her class at East Rowan High School, where she choreographed for many school productions.  She has coached dance teams at two local high schools, and has also worked high school color guard teams.  A Miss Cabarrus County Dancer for 5 years, Dana has also competed on a local and national level for more than 12 years.   During her competition years, she consistently received numerous regional and national awards, including many overall titles.  Dana was an extra in George Clooney's movie Leatherheads.  Dana recently was a dancer in the Piedmont Player's Chicago performance.   Dana has been teaching dance for over 20 years, both locally and while a student in Oklahoma, and she is certified in Pilates.   Dana is also the proud mother of a daughter, Kylie.

 

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Gracyn Gilleland - Dance Instructor

Gracyn GillelandGracyn has been dancing since the age of 5.  She has competed for 11 years both regionally & nationally winning first place awards as well as overall awards.  Her senior year she scored the highest score for the weekend for her solo at nationals which she assisted in choreographing.  While in high school, Gracyn participated in the advanced dance program & her choreography was accepted into the Charlotte Ballet's student program.  She is well versed in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical & hip hop.  Gracyn has a passion for working with children & is very excited to join our To The Pointe Dance family.

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Corbyn Morris - Dance Instructor

Corbyn MorrisCorbyn is one of our To The Pointe Dance Company graduates.   She danced at TTPDC for 9 years and was on the competition team for 8 years.  Miss Corbyn was a member of the UNCC dance team the "Gold Dusters".   She has performed at football games, men's & women's basketball games, and other various college functions.   Corbyn has performed & competed both regionally & nationally & has received various top first place awards as well as winning in the overalls.   She cheered at East Rowan High School on the varsity team for 4 years and competed all 4 years, as well.    Corbyn was Captain of the team her senior year.   She was awarded All-Rowan County Cheerleader and cheerleader of the year two years in a row and was also named All-Region cheerleader.    Miss Corbyn teaches various classes at To The Pointe.   Miss Corbyn's choreography was won top awards and is consistently in the overall awards.  She is very excited to be teaching at To The Pointe.   To The Pointe is honored to have Miss Corbyn join our staff.

 

 

Madalyn Hartness - Dance Instructor

 Coming Soon

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Jacob Stiller - Tumbling Instructor

Jacob StillerJacob is in his last semester at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte & will complete a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology.  From elementary school to sophomore year in high school, he trained in USAG Men's gymnastics under Jie Ding of G&J Speedway Gymnastics.   He competed levels 1 through 10, completing all compulsory and optional levels.  He was a 6 time State Champion, and in 2004 was the Region 8 Champion.  In 2005 multiple injuries turned his gymnastics career into a love for coaching.  He has coached for three gymnastics facilities, working with boys' and girls' teams.  He has experience with USAG levels 1 through 8 and AAU Excel Gymnastics levels Bronze through Platinum.   Jacob also strongly believes that gymnastics tumbling is an excellent building block for students because it builds discipline, respect and dedication.  These are essential in preparing youth for life challenges.   Jake will be teaching all levels of tumbling for To The Pointe Dance Company.   We are very excited to welcome Mr Jake to our staff.

Matt Ribelin - Tumbling Director/Instructor

Matt RibelinMatt is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a BS in Food System Management and a minor in Business.   He is employed at Makson Inc.   During college Matt ran cross country for Lees McRae College.  Prior to college he ran track and pole vaulted for East Rowan High School.   During high school and middle school Matt trained extensively on a gymnastics team in Charlotte.  He is the 1996 NC level 6 Champion.  He has a love of tumbling and the rings in gymnastics.  He is an avid snow boarder and has competed in numerous snow boarding competitions at Beech Mountain.   He credits his tumbling training with helping him to train for the snow board competitions.  Matt strongly believes that tumbling is an excellent building block for students because it builds discipline and dedication.   These are essential in preparing youth for life challenges.  Matt is the proud father of a son, Dalton.

Deanie Ribelin - Office Manager

 Deanie RibelinDeanie is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a BS degree in Accounting.   She has worked in various accounting positions during her career.  She currently is employed by Makson Inc as an Accountant.   She has operated her own Accounting & Consulting business for over 20 years.  Deanie is married to Kyle and they have two children, Dana & Matthew, and two grandchildren, Kylie and Dalton.

Contact Information

deanie@tothepointedancecompany.com

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