Teacher Bios

BJ Head Shot.png Bobbie Jo Kelsey Bobbie Jo Kelsey is the owner and director of the Windwood Hill Dance Academy. She is also the former owner and director of The Dance Theater in Deposit, NY.Bobbie Jo is experienced in teaching ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, broadway theatre, modern and irish dance forms.  From 2006 to 2008 Bobbie Jo, served as the dance instructor and choreographer for The Endless Mountains Theatre Co. located in Hallstead, PA.  She also has served as the choreographer  for the Family School in French Woods, PA focusing on Musical productions.  In 2008 she was the Instructor for1920’s Dance Program and that featured Charleston Lessons for Susquehanna County Literacy Program/The Big Read which featured “The Great Gatsby”.As a former student of Helene Yelverton, she has also had the opportunity to study under the instruction of Karen Koyanagi, Lois Welk, Danita Schiff, and Bob Rizzo to name a few.  Her professional performances have included Rod Serling Dance Company in Binghamton, NY and LaTeste, France as well as The Carousel Dance in Binghamton, NY.

 

 Kathy_Marvin.jpg Kathy Marvin Born and raised in Mexico City, she began taking dance lessons at the age of 6.  She received lessons from Alicia Gomez Castellanos, a well-known professional dancer/instructor licensed and registered through the Royal Academy of Dance in London.  After many years of receiving dance instruction in Ballet, Spanish Dances (Flamenco being only one of the many different styles), and Folkloric Mexican Dances, Kathy received her Dance Teacher Diploma. At the age of 16, she developed an interest for fitness as well.  She joined the Beverly Hills Workout and Gym in Mexico City, and achieved her aerobics instructor certification through this fitness facility.  She began teaching aerobics classes in several locations.Later on in life, she was able to put both her passions (dancing and fitness) together when she learned of Zumba fitness, which combines dance and interval fitness sessions for a fun, energetic, and effective workout.  She traveled to Miami to become certified in Zumba fitness training, and received her certification from Beto Perez, the creator of Zumba himself.  She has taught many Zumba classes since then.
 KateMarvin Kate Martin Kate was born and raised in New Milford graduating from Blue Ridge High School then attending college at both Binghamton University and Cortland College obtaining a Masters Degree in K-12 Health Education in 2010. Kate began dancing with WHDA in 1999 and has nearly 30 years of dance training with a fondness for classical ballet and HAVING FUN!
 Bonnie Bonnie Love-Colwell Bonnie has been teaching Preschool Education for 13 years. She is no stranger to the stage, having been involved in The Endless Mountains Theatre Company since 2002, acting, directing, and managing stage for productions. She is no stranger to dance as she has choreographed dance routines for the Cheer squads at Elk Lake School District (1994-98) and Blue Ridge School District (2000-2001.) She loves working with children and is excited to offer a Children’s Theatre Class. Bonnie is honored to be a part of The Windwood Hill Dance Academy.