Reagan Horn - has had the
great fortune of teaching dance for 40 years and
touching the lives of several thousand youngsters some,
second and third generations. Ms. Horn attributes
her plight in life as a teacher of dance through the
inspiration from her foundation teacher, Jerry Love
Barber and her mother, Joan McDuell. Thanks to her
Dad for a driving force of energy and business.
And from the gift of Life from God Almighty to Do It All
Miss Horn has studied with such great teachers and artists as LeVaugn Robinson, Honi Coles, Henry LeTang, Jimmy Slide, Omar Edwards, Hinton Battle, Diane Walker, Tracey Everett, Phil Black, Luigi, Ann Reinking, Ben Bereen, Joe Tremaine, Frank Hatchett, Buzz Miller, Lee Theodore, Roni Mahler, David Howard, Elli Sciarra, Oleg Tupine, Gemmze DeLapp, Gregory Hines, Leon Collins and many more. She has also studied voice with Joan Cohen, Betty Simonson and Sal Dupree. She has studied in continued education in theatre, speech, movement and education at Emerson College, University of the Arts, Rowan University, Northwest University, and Hofstra University.
Miss Horn worked with Tage Wood on the Arts in Education with the National Endowment for the Arts with Paul Reinhart and Bella Lewitski. Ms. Horn was also a chaperone advisor for the International Theatre Dance Workshop in Long Island. She has been published in local and state publications including N.J. Kids and Dancer Magazine. Ms. Horn has also been a member of the Dance Masters of America, Dance Education of America, Professional Dance Teachers Association and APHERD. She served on the Board of PDTA & DMA. She was also a member of the Cape May City Board of Education. She ha also served on the Board of Access to Art.
"Miss Joanne" has not only taught at her home base for 40 years, she also had studios in Ventnor and Northfield for many years. Her teaching career has extended to Perry Mansfield Performing Arts Camp, Colorado, Escuela de Head Start, Puerto Rico, CharterTech, Linwood, Special Service School, Cape May County. She has directed, choreographed and produced over 125 productions, including the Philadelphia Mummers Parades, Philadelphia Veterans Stadium, Phila. Pylestra, Resorts Casino, Disney magic Music Days & Traditions in Tap.
Ms. Horn will be forever grateful to Chuck Tomlin & Family for their generosity and talents to our beautiful 1000 sq ft studio addition.
Joanne Horn has attended the tradition in Tap, LeVaughen Robinson Recognition in NYC. At the festival Ms. Horn was sighted in Dancer magazine as a "Show Stopper" at the Participant Showcase, NYC. (Joanne Horn is recognized by the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities, as a provider for individual & habilitation through dance.) She also attended the Festival in May 2006 where she performed at the Norton Symphony Hall and received a standing ovation. Ms. Horn was also a participate at the Silver Bells Tap Tradition in November 2006 in NYC., and 2007 Miriam Nelson, Tradition in Tap. At the 2007, Nov. Festival Joanne performed at the Citicorp in NYC.
Addition to her production and performing credits she produced the 2009 Tap Extravaganza "We Can Feel the Beat" which as featured the professional artistry of Karen Calloway Williams.
2009 - Traditions in Tap, NYC, Joanne also performed two impersonation dances, Bill Robinson & Eleanor Powell. These pieces were taught to her by her teacher, Jerry Love Barber (who is 83!)
2008-2009 opened another door for Ms. Horn as she assisted her Daughter Anne Reagan in choreographer of the Movie "Standing Ovation". She also appeared in the Movie (see if you can find her!).
It has been a very busy year but definitely worth it.
Many thanks to daughter Anne, Mom, Jim, C.J., Aunt Kathy and infinitive gratitude to all of the wonderful staff and family of the Joanne Regan Dance Studios.
Reagan - began dancing before
she was even born. Growing up under the direction
of Joanne Reagan Horn, her mother, it was hard not to
have dedication, discipline, and love for dance.
During her youth she studied with many professionals
locally and through out the U.S. (Hofstra Univ.,
Tremaine Con., Broadway Dance Center, Steps, Sal Dupree.
Her professional career began when she was 15 at Mr.
Airy, Poconos, PA "Livin' in America". She is a
graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy
with an Associates Degree.
Never expecting to be so blessed to earn a living at what she loved most, Anne landed a job at Bally's, AC, NJ with Nelson Sardelli, she then continued in the business in Vegas at MGM, "Rock Around the Clock" with Wayne Brady. This show was live signing and dancing 5 times a day. Then on to a show called "Glitz" w/Marty Allen and Steve Rossi. This was performed where the original "Brat Pack" lived back in the days of Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and others. (being on that stage, Anne said, you could feel the magic of these famous people who crossed that stage).
Anne then continued in a musical, "That's Entertainment Live" with Debbie Reynolds. There were only two people who sang live in that show. Miss Anne was one, "I'd Rather Be Blue" from "Funny Girl" and show wore the original costume worn in the movie by Barbra Streisand.
Showbiz continued with the next contract On Stage Entertainment. This took her to Moscow, Russia in "Legends in Concert" under the direction of Chuck Norris. She then continued in the USA in Legends at the Imperial Palace in Vegas for 4 1/2 years. During this time she was dance captain, was on television with "Leeze" LA "Oprah", A & E Special, "E" Entertainment and numerous commercials and promotions. Some of those included Nascar (over 100,000 spectators) along side Richard Petty, Jeff Gordon and the late Dale Earnhardt. Also performed for the Thomas and Mack National Rodeo Finals. During her professional career in Vegas she has met live: Michael Jackson, Siegfried & Roy, Englebert Humperdinck, Shania Twain, Rosie O'Donnell, Thelma Houston, Carrie Fisher, Tony Curtis, Anne Margaret, Donald Trump, Juliet Prowse and many others. Industrials and print work include: Saturn Vehicles, Comdex, Steve Madden Shoes, Petco, Hertz Rentals, Mandalay Bay and US Magazine.
Miss Anne has also been the choreographer of LCMR's successful musicals for 4 years: God Spell, Leader of the Pack, Barnum, The Wiz and 2007 production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.
In 2008 Miss Anne choreographed and performed for the Tap Extravaganza "We Can Feel the Beat."
This past year Anne has added to her professional credits Choreographer of the musical movie "Standing Ovation"! She was complimented ultimately by Sal Dupree, assistant producer of the film along with the director Stuart Rafill.
Miss Anne is also to be commended on the wonderful choreography that she timelessly creates for our performing companies for the Parades & Production Choreography.
Ann says after the accomplishment of a dream of performing professionally and having performed over 3000 shows she decided to return to her roots. She loves teaching and hopes to enrich the minds and souls of our students and hopefully fulfill "My mother's amazing footsteps in dance" "I love you Mom! You are my strength. And for the support of mu family, friends, students and mom, God Bless!".
|Faith Chabot - "Miss Faith" is the office manager for the JRDS She has been excellent and tremendously proficient in her skills & dedication to keep the intrinsic functions of the studio to perfection for over 15 years. Ms. Chabot has also been an assistant to Ms. Horn to Magic Music Days in Disney. She has accompanied us to various conferences & conventions. Faith has extended her talents having assisted in costuming creations & direction. Faith knows the business beyond her desk. She performed in our productions many years ago. She was a hit and certainly continues to be one of us!! She is the proud grand mom to twin granddaughters D'Avian & Danaya and grandson Michael. Deepest gratitude and appreciation to all of "Miss Faith's" dedicated work at the JRD Studios!|
|Jen Fox - Jen has brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to the ballet program at JRDS for the past 9 years. She began dancing at age 4. She had the great opportunity to have studied and worked with many wonderful teachers such as Patsy Kelly (former premier danseuse Radio City Ballet), Florence Cowanova (grand emeritus Dance Master of America), Douglass Wassil, David Howard, Pennsylvania Ballet School, Frank Hatchett, Ken Prescott (A Chorus Line), Robert Steele, Michigan State Univ. for Cecchetti Council, Hilda Moreles (NYC Ballet), Finis Jhung, Courtney Day (NYC Ballet). Ms. Fox has also studied extensively with the recently publicized Marcia Dale Weary, the director and creator of the Central Penn. Youth Ballet. Other teachers also include Barbara Sandenato, Alexi Yudenich and Christopher D'Amboise. "Miss Jen" received and achievement award of 1985 from Montgomery Company Performing Arts Theatre, 1988 for Devon Festival Ballet. She was chosen as a Corp Apprentice of the Devon Festival Ballet where she worked her way to soloist performing many classical roles including: La Bayadere, Stars and Stripes, Swan Lake and Nutcracker. She has also taught for Devon and choreographed for the American Ballet Academy. In 2002 she attended Dance Teacher Magazine Summer Conference. Jen is also a certified Massage Therapist. She has 2 children, Alaina and Brandon. Thanks to brother Scott (Pop is Art Productions) for music splicing.|
|Joanne McCullough - "Miss Joanne" began taking dance lessons with Joanne Reagan as a child studying all areas. She performed at Hersey Park, Al Albert's Showcase and Cape May Convention Hall. She attended Dance Educators of America in NYC. She was a member of the original Mini Company. Miss Joanne graduated from Monmouth College. While there she choreographed for the college's production of "Pippin" Miss Joanne is a tremendous asset to our children's classes and the Apprentice and Mini Companies. She has assisted us in our productions for our Disney Performances and the Tremaine Convention. She has also attended the Dance Teach Mag. Summer Conference 2002. In her spare time, Joanne along with husband Sandy own and operate McCullough Pet Sitting and raising he tow children Matthew and Taryn. Miss Joanne and Debbie McGee, own the Creative Kids Zone currently operating at our own Joanne Reagan Dance Studio!|
|Robin Drechen - "Miss Robin" as been part of JRDS for many years. She studied in all areas as a child and teen and was a member of the original Mini, Difference & Sophisticated Companies. Robin has performed with Rosemary Clooney as a feature singer in A.C., Summer stock of "Sugar Babies and "The Lighter Side of Broadway". Robin is a graduate of ACC where she was a performing arts major. She was recipient of the Shelby Leigh Griffith Acting Scholarship. She also works fulltime at Sturdy Savings Bank. Robin has been a credit to our gymnastic program and assists in all areas. She has accompanied us for Disney performances, Tremaine, and attended the Dance Teacher Mag. Conference. She is very proud of her daughter, MaryKate, who appears to be following in Mom's footsteps.|
|Gail Wilsey Morrison - Miss Gail danced with Miss Joanne as a child. She later moved on to concentrate totally in gymnastics. As a child and a teen she studied gymnastics in Margate and Delaware. She also did exhibition and competitive gymnastics in North Jersey, PA, and Delaware. She attended Springfield College, MA. There she was a member of the gymnastics exhibition and competition teams. She graduated with a B.S. in Physical Education and Community Recreation, from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She taught in Boulder as well as a recreational internship at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. She taught and coached gymnastics at the Punahou School and head coach at Lolani High School. After a diversified career, Miss Gail returned to Cape May. She is proud of the hard work and energy that our students display. She says that the studio has been a relief from her intense real estate business, Wilsey Realty, Lafayette Street, Cape May, and assures us she will continue her love of teaching gymnastics.|
|Kelly Kennedy - was born and raised in Cape May. Beginning dance classes at JRDS at the age of 3, she has studied tap, jazz, ballet, point, and lyrical. During her 15 years at JRDS, Kelly performed various telethons, Veterans Stadium, AC Resorts Casino for Dream Makers and Phila. Mummers Parade to name a few. In high school she was a principal dancer in musicals "Joseph and His Techno Colored Dream Coat", "Oliver", "Guys & Dolls", and "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown". After graduating LCMR, Kelly decided to continue her dance education at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. She studied ballet, modern, jazz, tap, point, hip-hop, voice and acting. Kelly graduated with BFA in Dance Performance. Some of her credits include choreographing and dancing for preliminaries to Miss America Pageant, choreographer/dancer for upcoming tap artist Arson, asst. choreographer for LCMR's musical Barnum, The Wiz, Thoroughly Modern Millie. She has returned to Cape May to pass on what she has learned from UARTS & her experiences from auditioning in NY & LA. Miss Kelly choreographed LCMR Production of Sweet Charity and Bye Bye Birdie.|