American DanceWheels Master Instructors

Melinda Kremer - Executive Director

Melinda Kremer is the founder of American DanceWheels Foundation and the co-author of the Wheel One™ Wheelchair Ballroom and Latin Dance Curriculum. As a trained classical singer from the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia and a coloratura soprano who performed with the Light Opera Company of Pennsylvania in musical theatre and light operetta, Melinda has a knack for performing. She is a trained Latin and Ballroom dancer with years of competitive experience, and in 2003, won the first Wheelchair DanceSport Championship in North America. She has received national recognition for her innovative style, artistry, and presentation.

Aubree Marchione - Artistic Director

Aubree Marchione is a professional dancer who is trained in both International and American styles of Ballroom and Latin Dance, Hiphop, Jazz, and Musical Theater. She specializes in wheelchair dancing and choreography for movies, television, and commercials. She recently put her two strengths together to choreograph the theatrical feature film, Musical Chairs, directed by Susan Seidelman. In 2009, Aubree and her wheelchair dance partner, Nick Scott, became the National Wheelchair DanceSport Champions, and in 2010 were the first couple to ever represent the United States of America in a World Paralympic Wheelchair Dancesport Championship.

Robert Hansberry - Director of Veteran Programming

Robert Hansberry is a former U.S. Marine who has been teaching with American DanceWheels Foundation since 2010. He has a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Nevada, and a Masters of Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. He is currently the Director for Network Services for Temple University, and in his free time he teaches wheelchair dance classes for adults and children in the Philadelphia area. Robert has played a substantial role in creating and implementing Wheelchair Ballroom and Latin dance classes in VA and civilian rehabiliation.

Teachers who offer the ADF Program

California

 

Debbie Wang
Downey, CA
debbie.ho.wang@gmail.com

Heidi Dombish
Downey, CA
ot.heidi@gmail.com

Quyen Le- DanceWheels California
Sacramento, CA
lehaiquyen89@gmail.com

Thomas Ferrick
Sacramento, CA
ninjatronix@yahoo.com

Derrick Williamson- DanceWheels California
San Jose, CA
whatari@hotmail.com

Cristina Mendoza- DanceWheels California
San Jose, CA
cristinamendoza1@yahoo.com

Connecticut

 

Len Diana
Hartford, CT
info@americandancewheels.org

 

Dance Art CT Dance Studio
Hartford, CT
studio@danceartct.com

 

Delaware

 

Lisa Bentley
New Castle, DE
info@americandancewheels.org

Pete Taylor
New Castle, DE
info@americandancewheels.org

Patricia Grim
Newark, DE
info@americandancewheels.org

Minh-Vu Nguyen
Bear, DE
mvnguyen86@gmail.com

Florida

 

Annabelle Paige
Jacksonville Beach, FL
pooltherapy@gmail.com

 

Maine

 

Laurence Miller
So. Portland, ME
lem3dance@gmail.com

 

Maryland

 

Sue Green
Silver Spring, MD
suegreen301@yahoo.com

Linsey Heane
Waldorf, MD
info@americandancewheels.org

Andree Harris
Lanham, MD
a.harris@justforusfoundation.org

 

Massachusetts

 

Amy Yin
Boston, MA
ayin@partners.org

 

Nevada

 

Bonnie McDonald
North Las Vegas, NV
info@americandancewheels.org

 

New Jersey

 

Marie Synder
Princeton, NJ
marie-synder@verizon.net

Kriss DiBella
Manchester, NJ
kriss.dibella@gmail.com

Robert Harraden
Manchester, NJ
bobharraden@gmail.com

Laura Heim
NJ
lauraheim@verizon.net

New York

 

Brian and Danielle Mayer
Hamburg, NY
bmayer@ecmc.edu

Donald Angeletti
Huntington, NY
www.nydancewheels.com

Jennifer Barbarite
Yonkers, NY
jen.barb89@gmail.com

Nicole Agaronnik
New York, NY
nagaronnik@gmail.com

Brittany Draxler
New York, NY
brittany.draxler@gmail.com

June MacDonald
Huntington, NY
junebug9@optonline.net

North Carolina

 

Melanie Dale and Franklin Spears
Raleigh, NC
asteptogold@bellsouth.net

 

Ohio

 

Robert Lovitt and Patricia Gorman
Milford,OH
bobalonia@juno.com

Annette Burden
Youngstown, OH
info@americandancewheels.org

Pennsylvania

 

Nicole Bryman
Philadelpha, PA
brymanni@einstein.edu

Brianna Hunt
Norwood, PA
tud09052@temple.edu

Michael Gocht
Dresher, PA
tud56610@temple.edu

Annette (Maryannette) Gailey
Philadephia, PA
gaileyan@einstein.edu

Kimberly Ross
Philadephia, PA
kross@temple.edu

Jackie Bokunwicz
Bangor, PA
tuc19256@temple.edu

Stephanie Beirn
Philadephia, PA
beirnste@einstein.edu

Meela Mehdi
Philadelphia, PA
info@americandancewheels.org

Ann Wieland
Philadelphia, PA
wielanda@einstein.edu

Roseann Olia
Upper Darby, PA
roseanolia@yahoo.com

Minh-Vu Nguyen
Southampton, PA
mvnguyen86@gmail.com

Beverly Agard
Philadelphia, PA
info@americandancewheels.org

Maryann Hand
Philadelphia, PA
info@americandancewheels.org

Irina Chudnovskaya
Philadelphia, PA
tud05336@temple.edu

Brittany Draxler
Philadelphia, PA
brittany.draxler@gmail.com

 

Rhode Island

 

Marilyn Georgantis
Smithfield, RI (also a resident of Florida)
mgwilbur@cox.net

 

Tennessee

 

Tammy Harrelson
Chattanooga, TN
ballroomwithtammy@gmail.com

Amy Boyd
Hixson, TN
ballroomwithamy@yahoo.com

Washington DC

 

Ralph Telfort
Washington DC
info@americandancewheels.org

 

Canada

 

Devirani Naidoo
Vancover, Canada
devirani2000@yahoo.com

Melissa Mahady Wilton
Kingston, Ontario
info@americandancewheels.org

Karen Blachford
Kingston, Ontario
kblachford@cogeco.ca

Iris Kulbatski
Toronto, Ontario
iris.kulbatski@sympatico.ca

England

 

Carina Talmey
West Susses, England
info@americandancewheels.org

 

Russia

 

Ksenia Giordano
Chelyabinsk, Russia
info@americandancewheels.org

 

 

Please contact us for other dance studios in the process of becoming certified by American DanceWheels Foundation.