MEGHAN BOWEN - began dancing at the age of 7, first taking ballet. Studying the Cecchetti Method for 13 years. Eleven through twenty she went on competing regionally and nationally. Winning top overalls year after year in all genres of dance. Meghan has had many wonderful opportunities to study under guest teachers from around the world. These opportunities came about through Dance Masters of America, Moscow Ballet Workshops, and many nationally acclaimed dance competitions, to name a few. Her journey as a dance teacher began at the young age of 14. For the last 25+ years, Meghan has been teaching children of all ages to dance, build confidence, and how to shine their brightest in all walks of life. She has kept up on her teaching and the evolving trends within the community in many ways. Within conventions, national teaching workshops, accredited syllabi offered through different programs and more. Her competitive choreography has gone on to win numerous Top Overall Awards, Title Winners, Specialty Awards; Best Choreography, Most Entertaining, Defying Gravity to name a few. As well as coach to the 2018 Bronze Winners for all-male hip hop at the Dance Worlds 2018! In the last 4 years, Meghan’s studio has also been blessed to have won the community award for Best of Best Dance Studio for 3 years, with 1st runner up one year.

 A full-time mother of two, dance instructor/choreographer, studio owner!

"Don't tell me the sky's the limit, when there's foot prints on the moon."

NICOLE KROAH - is a dedicated person with a family of four. For the past 12 years Nicole co-owned and operated a successful dance studio in West Islip, NY. Leading dancers of all ages to reach their potential and experience all dance has to offer. Creating, music editing, planning,  teaching, thinking outside the box and multi-tasking has been a key to her success with students. Nicole has a BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN DANCE from THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON 👩🏻‍🎓. Her specialities are ballet 🩰 and contemporary.

RYLIE HEPNER - Rylie has been dancing since the age of 3. She started competing at a national level at age 11. She has many years of experience in jazz, ballet, lyrical, tap, hip hop, cheer and also baton. Her knack is in jazz. She danced and twirled all through her high school years and continued it after she graduated. She has been teaching and choreographing dance since age 18. She decided to take a break from it for about 2 years until she realized she needed to be back. She couldn’t be happier to be a part of the staff at Elite Legends! She is also a new mommy to her very handsome son Wesley!

DANIELLE MENDENHALL - She began dancing at the age of 3 and was competing by age 9. Many of her solo's received top scoring overall awards, special awards and invitations! She has many years of expeirence in tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical/contemporary and some acro. She is in her 6th year of being an instructor and choreographer! Danielle is also a new mommy to her gorgeous little girl Julianna!

EMILY MAUSERhas enjoyed all genres of dance 💃 throughout her dance career. She began dancing at age 3 and moved on to dance competitively where she went on to win many awards and titles. Some of her fondest dance memories are dancing for an episode of Dance Moms in New York, dancing with Neo’s Ballet 🩰 Theatre, and taking classes at conventions from many top choreographers in the industry. She is thankful for her diverse dance education and is passionate about teaching and growing young dancers. In her off time she enjoys spending time with her husband, being a mommy to their two daughters 👶🏼, and working as an esthetician in a spa 🧖‍♀️ .

SHARON CARL - Co-Owner and Certified Management Accountant. Sharon's years of owning her own business's; SMC Bookkeeping and Crafts and Gifts By Sharon to name a couple, have proven that she is a true asset to Elite Legends Academy of Dance. Sharon has found that the dance studio has given her new life and rejuvinated her passions. She keeps our business practices and processes running smooth and provides the business with a finesse you can trust. One of Sharon's main goals is to empower the students to be proud of their accomplishments! Sharon is a loving wife, mother and grandmother. We are so lucky to have her!!!