Jessica LeBlanc Fose
Jessica has been dancing her whole life and has trained in Ballet , tap, jazz, musical theater, lyrical and modern. She graduated from Dean College School of Dance in 2003 with a degree in dance education. Jessica is an accomplished choreographer earning top awards in all dance genres including the highest scoring routine at Dance Machine 2016 with her Aladdin production. She also created and developed the curriculum for Magnolia's highly acclaimed combo class program.  She has been with Magnolia since 2010.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Heather Merritt 
Heather grew up in Atlanta, Georgia where she began dancing at the Atlanta School of Ballet. At the age of thirteen Heather was chosen to be a company dancer with the Atlanta Ballet II, a pre-professional company to the Atlanta Ballet. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet Performance from the University of Utah. After graduation Ms. Merritt began her professional career dancing in the outdoor musical drama, Utah!,  and continued for over a decade to dance professionally with the Charleston Ballet Theatre, the Maryland Ballet, The National Ballet, and the International Ballet at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Since the age of nineteen Heather has taught simultaneously for private dance studios while maintaining a professional dance career. Her area of expertise covers a vast array of dance genres and in 2007 she was awarded Best Ballet Technique Driven Instructor of Memphis, Tennessee by Destined 2 Dance. In 2007, Heather returned to Charleston, South Carolina, to continue her teaching career. In addition to her teaching credits, Ms. Merritt is a certified South Carolina educator. 
Frances Wanning 
Frances has been teacing all styles of dance since the age of 17. With a background in competitive dance and  gymnastics, Frances won awards for her dancing as well as her choreography. At the age of 18 she joined the Robert Ivey Ballet Company where she studied under Michael and Olga Wise. She has also had the benefit of taking classes from world renown choreogrpahers such as Mia Michaels, Travis Wall, and Sheila Barker to name a few. She graduated from the College of Charleston in 2015 with a degree in Psychology. She is happy to be a part of the Magnolia Dance Academy family and looks forward to all of their adventures together in the future. 
                                                                                                                                                                           Delaney Shorb
  Delaney grew up in York, Pennsylvania and began her dance training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She danced with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet for ten years where she had the opportunity to perform many of George Balanchine’s works including The Nutcracker, Serenade, and Stars and Stripes in addition to other original works of guest choreographers.  Delaney continued her dance training and education at Point Park University on scholarship where she received a bachelor’s degree in dance with a concentration in ballet. After graduating from college, Delaney spent a year dancing professionally with Ballet Austin. She has also worked as a guest artist for Lake Erie Ballet and Baltimore Ballet. 
 
Sarah Sherlock

Sarah grew up in New York and trained in classical ballet and contemporary. In 2012 Sarah graduated from YWAM school of dance where trained and studied in multiple dance styles. From there she danced professionally in Colorado, traveling around the United States and London.  She then had opportunity to manage the dance department at Play it Now Sports and as well as Fountain Arts Center.