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ERIN Vitalos-Banning

Co-Director and Co-Owner

Erin is classically trained in all forms of dance and acrobatics.  From the age of 12 years old she trained weekly in New York City in classical ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop.  She was on scholarship at Broadway Dance Center in NYC and was an original member of T.A.P. Company based in Philadelphia.  As a key member in the company she had the opportunity to frequently perform with such greats as James "Buster" Brown and LaVaughn Robinson.  She attended Marymount Manhattan College in New York City where she was on dance and academic scholarship as a BFA dance major. 

Erin has received numerous choreography awards throughout the United States and has had the opportunity to teach and choreograph dance in over 30 states.  She has been on tour as a musical theater, jazz, and lyrical instructor for national dance competitions/conventions.  Erin was also one of three choreographers who choreographed pieces for the US Team at the International Dance Festival in Beijing, China.  Over her years of teaching, her students have really impacted the world of dance.  They have been featured dancers/actors in movies and television programs including Hairspray, Step Up, MTV's America's Best Dance Crew, So You Think You Can Dance, and The Radio City Rockettes.  Erin also has ballet students who are dancing with professional companies including Ballet West and The Oregon Ballet.  Erin continues to travel the country as a judge, master teacher, and choreographer in all forms of dance.  When she is not in the studio, she enjoys spending time with her family.

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CHERI Demko

Co-Director and Co-Owner

Cheri has been a part of the dance and acrobatic world for 65 years.  She has been a featured dancer on Steel Pier in Atlantic City, Chief Halftown Show filmed in Philadelphia PA, Al Albert's Showcase, and Ted Mack Amateur Hour in New York City. Cheri has been a certified teacher and member of Dance Masters of America and Dance Educators of America for the last 50 years.  She owned and operated her own studio KC School of Dance for 20 years in Allentown, PA.  

Cheri  is Acorbatic Arts certified . Over her 50 years of teaching experience her students have been featured in numerous  Broadway Shows and Television productions. Cheri was also a dance mom for over 30 years to her two daughters Erin and Devon which makes her the perfect liaison to our families. She currently is the Co-Owner and Director of X Squad Dancers where her love and passion for her students  shines through on a daily basis.   

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JENNIFER Holland

Instructor

Jen began dancing at age three in Pittsburgh, PA at Cervi’s School for Performing Arts where she eventually studied privately with Larry Cervi.  From Pittsburgh, she moved to Dayton, OH where she took masters dance classes in contemporary, jazz, and ballet at the University of Cincinnati and earned a BA in education.  While in Ohio, Jen danced with and choreographed for DCDC (Dayton Contemporary Dance Company) and the Dayton Dance Ensemble.  Jennifer went on to teach middle school science while continuing her love of the arts by teaching music and dance in the evenings to ages four through adults.  Jennifer shared her love of dance with students by choreographing many full length shows including Godspell and A Midsummer’s Night Dream.  Jen is a former Teacher of the Year for the state of Ohio and currently teaches science at Worcester Preparatory School in Berlin, MD. 

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ANDREA Clymire

Instructor

Andrea teaches Improv and Acting classes for all ages! Details coming soon!

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JESSICA Vasiliou

Instructor

Jessica grew up  dancing, tumbling and baton twirling in Lititz, PA. Competing in baton twirling allowed her to combine her love of all three sports and also led to the opportunity for her to audition and become a majorette from 2000-2004 at Penn State University. As a majorette she had the exciting opportunity to perform at all home football games and bowl games. She also competed and won several national titles and a world title with her team while at Penn State. After graduation, she coached twirling and tumbling at New Line Revue, now known as Dance Dynamix, in Lititz, PA and helped her twin sister coach the Millersville University Dance Team. Jessica then got married and moved to Chincoteague Island where she is currently an elementary school teacher. Jessica is excited to be a member of the X Squad staff and to see her daughter grow as a member of the competition team. Jessica enjoys helping her students reach their maximum potential and watching them discover they are physically and mentally stronger than they ever thought they could be.

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MADDI Pierre

Instructor

Maddi began dancing at age four and has trained in lyrical, contemporary, classical ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and musical theater throughout the years. Maddi grew up performing on the eastern shore, attending conventions, and represented the state of Maryland twice at Dance Excellence in Los Angeles, CA. In 2010, Maddi joined X Squad as a competition team member and has been part of the X Family ever since. During her time competing with X Squad, Maddi won numerous group and individual awards. After her time as a competitive dancer, Maddi went on to receive a minor in dance from Salisbury University. She loves to share her passion for dance with both recreational and competitive dancers as an instructor and choreographer.