About Alyson Shanklin
Three Phrases that Describe my Dance Background:
- I started dancing at Encore at the age of 5. Alvina was my first ballet and tap teacher.
- After my high school graduation, I knew I did not want to be separated from my “home” at Encore so I drove back from Kutztown my freshman year to assist Alvina 1 night a week. I begin teaching the following year, in 2000. Alvina is the most amazing, caring and patient boss and studio director and I am so happy to have been a part of this amazing studio for 32 years and counting.
- I’ve had the privilege of taking class from tap legends such as: Debbie Dee, Mike Minery, Gil Stroming, Avi and Ofer, and Germaine Salsberg. I have also completed 2 certifications in tap education at Dance Masters of America.
My Role at Encore Dance Center:
Tap Director, Dance Instructor
Dance Classes I Teach:
Alvina and her husband, Jeff, are so amazing they even allowedmy hubby & I to having our wedding at their house!
Favorite Encore Recital:
’95 Flashback- Always fun to see old dances redone!
When I'm not at Encore:
Spending time with amazing children and wonderful husband. I have 3 children: Bryce, 15, Makenzy, 9, and Haley, 6, who also enjoy taking dance at Encore. I also enjoy long runs, riding my bike and traveling when I can.