taught dance in the Lehigh Valley area for over 37 years. She was founder and artistic director of Repertory Dance Theatre and in 1997 was honored with an award from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for her continuing volunteer contributions with RDT.
In 1993, Haltzman received the Distinguished Service Award from the Lehigh Valley Dance Forum for her generous contributions to the Lehigh Valley dance community. She was President of Regional Dance America and served on the Dance Panel of the PA Council for the Arts.
began her dance training under the tutelage of her mother, the late Dolly Haltzman. She later went on to study with Alexi Ramov, and NYCB principal, Gloria Govrin, and at the School of American Ballet where she was part of a select group of dancers who traveled to schools performing lecture demonstrations. She also performed in SAB’s annual school workshops and in NYCB’s Tchaikovsky Festival.
Ms. Haltzman Tracy danced professionally with Kansas City Ballet and was a guest performer with Los Angeles Ballet, New Jersey Ballet and Boston Ballet. She is the former Associate Director of Education for New York City Ballet where she rehearsed dancers, developed curriculum and was a substitute teacher at the School of American Ballet. She is Executive and Co-Artistic Director of Repertory Dance Theatre.
In addition to her dancer career, Ms. Haltzman Tracy practiced law with the Philadelphia firm of Wolf, Block, et al. and holds a BA from the University of Pa and a JD from Temple University School of Law.
(ballet) began her professional career with New York's Joffrey Ballet in 1965. Following her graduation from high school, she attended The Joffrey Ballet School in New York City on a full scholarship and joined the company a year later. In 1968, Singleton appeared on the cover of Time and had the distinction of being the first dancer to appear on the cover of a national news magazine.
While with the company, Singleton toured throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe, performing in ballets by notable choreographers such as Joffrey, Arpino, Ashton, Balanchine, Cranko, DeMille, Jooss, Tharp and Tudor. She also performed at the White House for two U.S. Presidents and King Olaf of Norway, and appeared on Broadway with the Joffrey, as part of Nureyev and Friends, tribute to Diaghelev. In 1967, she appeared in the multi-media ballet, Astarte, created for her by her mentor, Robert Joffrey.
Singleton holds her Licentiate from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance in London, England. Following her performing years, she was administrative assistant to Robert Joffrey and Ballet Mistress for the company. She also served in residencies at Florida State University, Bucknell University and Washington University, and was a faculty member at The New School University until 2003, and The Joffrey Ballet School through 2004. She directed her own school, Bravo!Dance, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., from 1995 until 2005. In 1994, she won the National Choreography Plan Award. In 2002, she re-staged Astarte for The Joffrey Ballet Company in Chicago.
Currently, Singleton is co-artistic director of Repertory Dance Theatre in Allentown, and also serves as a faculty member in the DeSales University. Department of Performing and Fine Arts. She has been artistic director of The Joffrey Texas Workshop in San Antonio since 2006, and serves as guest teacher for The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago.
received her BFA and MA from the College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati; her MBA from the College of Business, University of Cincinnati; and is a graduate of the CFP Professional Education Program of the College for Financial Planning, Denver Colorado.
Lynn has professionally performed with The Cincinnati Ballet/New Orleans Ballet, Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Repertory Dance Theatre, and Burklyn Ballet Theater Summer Program Series. While at CCM, Lynn performed and choreographed extensively for the University Dance Ensemble. She was also an Adjunct Professor at CCM – for both the College Division and Preparatory Department. She has also taught at Xavier University and the school for Tulsa Ballet Theater. Lynn studied, taught and performed the Lester Horton Modern Dance Technique for over 7 years under the direction of Master Teacher James Truitte.
She has been directed by Roman Jasinski, Frederick Franklin, Oleg Sabline, and Alexander Bennett. Lynn’s Musical Theater Choreography includes productions of My Favorite Year, Oliver, Beauty and The Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Les Miserables; Sword Fight Choreographer for Romeo and Juliet and My Favorite Year. 2009 marks Lynn’s 10th year as part of the RDT/DHDA faculty, with experience teaching all dance techniques to all student levels and ages. Additionally, she is on faculty at Muhlenberg College, teaching modern, jazz, and ballet to college students in the Dance and Theater Department.
(RDT faculty and guest at DHDA) is an alumni of Dolly Haltzman Dance Academy as well as Repertory Dance Theatre. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music she went on to dance professionally with Kentucky Ballet Theater, The Dayton Ballet and Ballet Theater of Maryland. Most recently she has been dancing with RDT and Artists in Rhythm in Doylestown, Pa. She was on faculty of Allen Academy of the Arts and now teaches for Repertory Dance Theater's Talent Identification Program.
grew up dancing and teaching at Dolly Haltzman Dance Academy. She continued her dance training while attending Cornell University and while living in Sevilla, Spain. Jessica teaches high school Spanish, but is thrilled to be back at DHDA while on maternity leave with her 1 year old daughter, Antonia.
has been dancing since 4 years oldwith a strong tap background from Gloria Frances School of Performing Arts in Wayne NJ. She is a senior at Muhlenberg College, and president of the Muhlenberg Dance Association. She is a dance and psychology double major, going onto graduate school for dance and movement therapy. She has studied withchoreographers such as Charles O. Anderson, Shelley Oliver, Tiffany Mills, Nick Leichter, and Monica Bill Barnes. At Muhlenberg, she has appeared in the 2011 Mainstage The Tempest along with numerous dancing and choreography credits including Master Choreographers, Moving Stories, and Dance Emerge. She has been teaching dance for six years and hopes to continue choreographing and dancing.
Alumni of Dolly Haltzman Dance Academy as well as Repertory Dance Theatre. Emily trained under Dolly Haltzman, Jennifer Haltzman-Tracy as well as Gloria Govrin and Maurice Brandon Curry. She performed in numerous Regional Dance America Festivals. Emily attended summer intensive programs at Pennsylvania Ballet & Boston Ballet. She received dance scholarships to Craft of Choreography Conference, University of the Arts, University of Cincinnati, Desales University & Richmond Ballet's Trainee Program. Emily attended the ballet program at North Carolina School of the Arts. She went on to receive an Associates Degree in Interior Design from Northampton Community College. Emily is currently employed by BROC Kitchens and Baths. Emily is the primary teacher for Repertory Dance Theatre's Talent Identification Program and is a substitute teacher at DHDA.