LeeAnne Ashley Schwartz is the owner and Artistic Director of LeeAnne Ashley Studio of Dance. Her dance studio has been in existence for sixteen years located in Centertown Bedford. LeeAnne is a native of Miami, Florida where she spent her childhood studying dance with several teachers. She attended Wright State University in Dayton, OH with a major in Theatre Studies. Her production highlights include: Dance Captain for "Crazy for You", Costume Mistress for "Chicago", and Stage Manager for the 1998 Junior/Senior Dance Concert. LeeAnne was the recipient of the Blackburn award for her outstanding choreography in the production of "42nd Street" performed at the Dayton Playhouse in Dayton, Ohio. LeeAnne is also a certified member of Florida Dance Masters and Mid Atlantic Dance Masters Chapter 17. She is also certified in Acrobatic Arts and Progressing Ballet Technque. LeeAnne is very passionate and will continue to bring arts awareness, education and performing arts to the Bedford community for years to come.
Shayna Crews is a native of Miami Florida, earning a BFA in Dance from Wright State University, BA in Theatre from Lynchburg College, and MFA in Dance from Shenandoah University. Production credits include Chicago, Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, Anything Goes, Crazy for You, Showboat; Meet me in St. Louis, and A Christmas Carol. Her Professional credits include The Sound of Music and Young Abe Lincoln at The Lincoln Amphitheater in Evansville, IN, 20th Century Christmas at La Comedia Dinner Theatre in Dayton, OH and The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama in Manteo, NC. She has performed at the American College Dance Festival, Old Dominion University Choreographers Showcase, The University of Arizona's Jazz Dance Spring Gala, Pensacola Junior College Jazz Workshop, Washington DC's Joy of Motion's Choreography Showcase, Kitty Clarks Art Farm Cafe', and has traveled to Spain representing Shenandoah University to perform for the 2006 Estada Interdansa. She has assisted Bill Brawley; director of the Young Americans Song and Dance Company in Los Angeles, CA. Shayna is the Director of Liberty High School Performing Arts and also serves as the Assistant Artistic Director at LeeAnne Ashley Studio of Dance in Bedford, VA, and is the lead makeup artist for both Liberty High School Performing Arts and LeeAnne Ashley Studio of Dance. She is the UNITY Dance Scholarship chair, a certified member of Florida Dance Masters Inc., Mid Atlantic Dance Masters Chapter 17, Acrobatic Arts, and Progressing Ballet Technique.