Cassia Cramer, a Columbus, Ohio native, is a performing artist, Dance instructor, studio owner, choreographer, entrepreneur, and the director of a 501(c)3 dance company. Ms. Cramer attended Point Park University where she exclusively studied the performing arts with a concentration in modern dance. Ms. Cramer also holds a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Strayer University where she graduated with honors.
Ms. Cramer founded Seven Dance Company in 2010 and received 501(c)3 status for Seven in 2011. Seven has been serving the community through the performing arts in various ways. Seven has created a home for Columbus artists and an environment for them to thrive, create, pursue, and build their artistic visions. Most recently Seven Collaborating with an OSU Astrophysicist to create “Song of the Stars”. This collaboration was formed to reach audiences of science, dance, and curiosity. The fusion created an atmosphere of learning and creativity which caught the attention of Cosi, OSU, PBS, and our local community. “Song of the Stars” Premiered at the Capital Theater and has since been seen at COSI, Lima City Schools, Gateway Film Center, and PBS nationwide. Ms. Cramer has been recognized in 614 Magazine, Columbus Alive, The Columbus Dispatch, City Scene, and Good Day Columbus for Seven Dance Company’s accomplishments. “Song of the Starts” also received the "Maria" award at the Escape Velocity Film Festival. The award cited the innovative blending of science, dance, and film. Ms. Cramer is striving to take Seven Dance Company to places that dance has not gone before blending unique experiences seen through the vision of artist.
In 2012 Ms. Cramer founded Seven Dance Academy which provides classical dance training to aspiring dancers ages 2-adult. Seven Dance Academy students are offered a ballet based curriculum with strong jazz, modern, contemporary and tap training.
As a current performer, choreographer, artist, teacher, and studio owner Ms. Cramer is always excited to share her love for dance and experience with others. Engaging professionals and students in thought provoking movement that challenges them mentally and physically is a quality that Ms. Cramer possesses and wishes to continue to share.
Ms. Cramer also sits on the Board of Directors of OhioDance. OhioDance is a 501©3 Not for profit company that works diligently to advocate at every level of government and in every community about the impact dance has on the state’s economy, and also the impact it has on quality of life and educational attainment.
Colleen began her dance training at Lyn's Academy of Dance in Elida and The Dance Centre' in Wapakoneta.
Colleen holds a degree in dance performance/ choreography from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. She has danced with Michigan's only tap and jazz company, InSync' Dance Theater with whom she performed in Chicago Tap Theater's "Tidings of Tap" as a guest artist.
Colleen has worked with American Dance Training Camps in Chicago and Wisconsin as a contemporary instructor and assistant director. She has experience teaching with several dance studios in Ohio including Lyn’s Academy of Dance, Kim Hohman’s DanceWorks and of course, Seven Dance Academy. She worked as the director of Lima Senior High school’s dance program before moving to the Columbus area in the fall of 2012. Colleen has also taught with Very Special Arts Ohio, a grant program that brings dance into schools for the developmentally disabled. Colleen enjoys working with students of all ages and levels.
Colleen has a vast background in competition choreography and judging. She has judged for 3 years with OnPoint National Talent Competition, “America’s Ultimate Competition”.
In 2010 Colleen assisted in the founding of Seven Dance Company. In 2012 Cassia and Colleen founded Seven Dance Academy where they are currently teaching. “We are so excited to see all of our dancers grow as artists, they are all so talented!”
A multi-genre instructor, Kenneth Brown has been teaching and choreographing hip-hop, contemporary, swing, modern, jazz, and Musical theater for over a decade. With a variety of performance, choreography, and instruction credits, he has now been sought out for master classes and profiled in a documentary film for his unique, expression-forward approach to dance instruction.
Teresa Catterlin has obtained her B.F.A in Dance from The University of Akron. She has performed in Luminosity at Cedar Point where she also had the opportunity to dance for the Lebron James Family Foundation with Lebron, J.R., Jordan Sparks, and Usher. Teresa has performed with Exhale Dance Tribe, the Electric Parade in Florida, Neos Dance Theatre, The University of Akron’s Dance Company, Spring Into Dance, and Choreographers’ Workshop. Teresa also performed as the young Emily in Front Page Flo. Teresa has choreographed for The University of Akron’s Choreographers’ Workshop and Spring Into Dance. Two of her pieces were selected to be presented in The University of Akron’s Dance Company’s performance. These two works, Dipendenza and Creatures of Habit, were also chosen by the faculty to be adjudicated at the American College Dance Association. Teresa has also had the opportunity to teach at locations such as The University of Akron’s Dance Institute. Continually, she has had the honor to be awarded the 2015 dance award recipient at The University of Akron for the enhancement of dance, and the James P. and Maureen C. Kovach Scholarship for the performing arts.
Faith Chester found her passion for dance at a very young age. Faith pursued training throughout Central Ohio in the versatile dance styles with a focus of Ballet, Contemporary, and Modern.
Faith's experience lead her to join Pre-professional and professional dance programs. In 2017 she spent 3 months in Brazil for a high intensity ballet program. Faith is a current Company member with Seven Dance Company and Como. She has performed in a multitude of productions, a few being, "A Nutcracker Variation", "Romeo and Juliet", "The Nutcracker", "Matchgirl", and original works from choreographers across the country. In collaboration with The Cultural Arts Center, Faith Choreographed for Art Projects "Sight and Sound" and "I Felt You Paint".
Faith strives to provide her students with an environment to grow and learn in both the technical and emotional sides of dance.
Faith looks forward to sharing her love and knowledge of dance with Seven Dance Academy!
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