Name: Audrey Pollock
Studio: Mercer, Sharon, & Slippery Rock
DCS Founder and Owner
Audrey, or Ms.A, as she is affectionately known to her students, opened Dance Center Studios in the mid 1960's. The first class took place in the back yard with five neighborhood kids who wanted to learn to turn cartwheels. Today Dance Center Studios has three locations, a ten member staff and an annual enrollment of four hundred students.
Locally trained, Ms.A got an early start with her professional career. At age fifteen she earned her AGVA card and set out on a two year tour of the US and Canada with a dance company called the Lucky Girls. Although the seven member company made most of their appearances in night spots they also did several rodeo tours, played state fairs, and were the featured performers at the Palace Theater in New York.
After the extended tour Audrey traded in her jazz shoes for a summer stock play book. She appeared in leading roles at several Pennsylvania stock theaters and was resident choreographer at the Mountain Playhouse for five seasons. She is a member of Actors Equity, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, PDTA and author of "Action, Moves and Music", a series of educational recordings published by the H. Wilson Corporation.
Her hobbies are digital photo restoration and skiing. First and foremost - her passion is dance.