Meet Our Staff in Bethlehem, PA

Cheryl Chickey-Cipolone
Owner/Director
  • Graduate of Purdue University and City University of New York Law School
  • Judge for N.B.T.A.,T.U. Twirling Organizations, and talent competitions
  • Choreographed Routines for Recitals, Indoor Twirling Shows, Videos, a TV Production, a Movie, Sea World, Universal Studios in Florida, the Baton Twirling Part for the Spirit of '76 Production Number for the 1996 Miss America Pageant and parade, Hershey Park, and camps
  • Teacher for the Nutcracker on Broadway
  • Performed @ the Rose Bowl Parade, CA, Philadelphia Phillies, Inauguration parade, Big Ten Football games, Fantapulous in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, and many more venues
  • 2015 Starpower Choreography Award & World Championship Invitation
Cindy Wiktor Kurtz
  • Certified member of Dance Educators of America, Inc.
  • Graduate of Moravian College with a BA in Criminal Justice & Elementary Education Certification
  • Former student of Ronnie Clifford
  • Performer on Tony Grant Stars of Tomorrow, Steel Pier in Atlantic City
  • Former member of the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley
  • Former president of the Moravian College Dancers
  • Former teacher at the Melanie Wagner Academy
  • Classical ballet student of E. Laura Hausmann
Jenna Smith
  • A Former Member of the All American Twirler's Baton Competition Team and Parade Corps
  • 15 Years of Twirling Experience
  • Northwestern Lehigh Twirler for 7 Years
  • Twirler for Bloomsburg University Band for 3 Years
  • Coach of Northwestern Lehigh Twirling Squad for 3 Years
  • Graduate of Bloomsburg University with a Bachelors Degree in Communications
Dr. Lawrence Cipolone (Health & Wellness)
  • Graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Adjunct professor at Lehigh Carbon Community College teaching anatomy
  • Well versed in anatomy, biology, physical therapy, nutritional/wellness counseling, & chirporactic care
Amanda Knoll (adjunct)
  • Former member of the All American Performing Arts Center Dance, Gym, & Baton Competition Teams & Parade Corps.
  • Former member of the Bethlehem Catholic H.S. Dance Team & Majorette Squad.
  • Former member of the Wilkes University Dance Team. Graduate of Wilkes University with a Degree in Nursing.
Kim Weaver (Office Staff & Substitute Teacher)
  • Former member of the All American Performing Arts Center Baton Competition Team & Parade Corps
  • 15 Years Baton Twirling Experience
  • Former Northwestern Indoor Twirler
  • Former member of the Bloomsburg Twirling Squad
  • Radio Personality
Gabby Spadaccia (adjunct)
  • 4 Time Member of the USA Gymnastics National TOPs Team
  • Former student of Melanie Wagner Academy of Dance & Cheryl Chickey's All American PAC
  • Trained at Bela Karoly's ranch in Huntsville, TX as well as with Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas
  • Former 4-year Varsity Cheerleader at Freedom High School where she was also the captain
  • Currently attending Delaware Valley College where she is a Dean's list student & varsity cheerleader
Ali Lynn (adjunct)
  • Former member of Cheryl Chickey's All American Performing Arts Center Baton Competition Team & Parade Corps
  • Performed in Disney's Magic Kingdom Parade & Downtown Disney Performance
  • 10+ Years of baton twirling experience
  • Former captain of the Freedom High School Twirlers
  • Currently attending Penn State University
Shelby Krupka (adjunct)
  • Former member of Cheryl Chickey's All American Performing Arts Center Gymnastics & Dance Competition Teams & Parade Corps
  • Member of the West Chester Dance Ensemble
  • 10+ Years of dance & gymnastics experience
  • Performed in Poland with the West Chester Dance Ensemble in July 2013
  • Currently attending West Chester University
Katie Weik (adjunct)
  • Former member of Cheryl Chickey's All American Performing Arts Center Gymnastics & Dance Competition Teams & Parade Corps
  • 2nd Place High Score All Star Senior Soloist 2012 at Starpower Talent Competition Nationals in Ocean City, MD
  • 2012 Miss Ticket to Broadway
  • Member of the West Chester Dance Ensemble
  • Member of the West Chester Dance Company
  • Competed at NDA Dance Nationals with the West Chester Dance Company
  • Currently attending West Chester University
ASHLEY BEYER
She is a recent graduate of Nazareth High School. She is currently attending DeSales University, majoring in Dance. She has a love for teaching dance. Recent choreography: Hip Hop jazz for competitions. She also has performed in the Miss America Parade, DXP nationals-Part of team that placed top 5, DXP Xtreme Team.
JESSIKA KLO
Jessika is a member of Cheryl Chickey's All American Performing Arts Center baton competition teams. Also, she is Head Parade Princess. She has many years of training as a student assistant in the sport of baton and the art of dance. She loves working with younger children. She is currently a Freedom Majorette.
ALYSSA LOPEZ
Alyssa has a lot to offer the students with her fun and loving personality. Alyssa is a member of Cheryl Chickey's All American Performing Arts Center dance & gymnastics competition teams and Parade Corps' princess. She is currently a member of the Liberty High School Band.
DAKOTA SARBAUGH (adjunct)
Dakota is one of our instructors here at C.C.A.A.P.A.C. She has performed in Disney at Downtown Disney's Waterside Stage. She was the feature twirler for Northampton Area High School. She is a graduate of Northampton Area High School and is currently enrolled at Northampton Community College. Dakota has a background in baton & dance. She loves to work with the younger children. Her youthful spirit and fun loving attitude brings a breath of fresh air to the Center. She has experience working with children from substituting here at C.C.A.A.P.A.C. as well as being a leader of a girl scout troop. Dakota was a member of the competition teams here at C.C.A.A.P.A.C. She was also a member and feature performer of the All American Performing Arts Center Parade & Performance Corps.
ALICIA STEIN
She is a recent graduate of Catasauqua High School. She has an extensive background in baton and dance. Alicia has traveled and performed in many different venues in the U.S.: Notre Dame University, Disney, Wildwood, NJ (DXP nationals), Miss America Parade, Atlantic City, NJ. She is currently at DeSales University.
KAYLA STOKES (adjunct)
Kayla is currently a student at Johnson & Wales University where she is a member of the Wildcat Dance Team. Kayla has competed in dance, baton & gymnastics for 8+ years. She has performed at Walt Disney World & the Miss America Parade and has competed at many local, national and international competitions. Kayla is a certified Zumba Instructor. Kayla instructs classes at certain times of the year.
Katelyn Bellis (Student Teacher)
Dianna Depalma (Student Teacher)
Camryn Stefancin
Camryn is a new addition as an alumni teacher. She is a recent graduate of Liberty High School. She has an extensive background in dance and gymnastics. She is passionate about teaching the art of dance. Past accomplishments: Dance Xplosion Xtreme Team, part of the team that won Top 5 National Excelerated Large Group Champion at DXP, Miss America Parade, Disney's Magic Kingdom Parade.
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