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



Debbie Wang
Downey, CA

Heidi Dombish
Downey, CA

Quyen Le- DanceWheels California
Sacramento, CA

Thomas Ferrick
Sacramento, CA

Derrick Williamson- DanceWheels California
San Jose, CA

Cristina Mendoza- DanceWheels California
San Jose, CA



Len Diana
Hartford, CT


Dance Art CT Dance Studio
Hartford, CT




Lisa Bentley
New Castle, DE

Pete Taylor
New Castle, DE

Patricia Grim
Newark, DE

Minh-Vu Nguyen
Bear, DE



Annabelle Paige
Jacksonville Beach, FL




Laurence Miller
So. Portland, ME




Sue Green
Silver Spring, MD

Linsey Heane
Waldorf, MD

Andree Harris
Lanham, MD




Amy Yin
Boston, MA




Bonnie McDonald
North Las Vegas, NV


New Jersey


Marie Synder
Princeton, NJ

Kriss DiBella
Manchester, NJ

Robert Harraden
Manchester, NJ

Laura Heim

New York


Brian and Danielle Mayer
Hamburg, NY

Donald Angeletti
Huntington, NY

Jennifer Barbarite
Yonkers, NY

Nicole Agaronnik
New York, NY

Brittany Draxler
New York, NY

June MacDonald
Huntington, NY

North Carolina


Melanie Dale and Franklin Spears
Raleigh, NC




Robert Lovitt and Patricia Gorman

Annette Burden
Youngstown, OH



Nicole Bryman
Philadelpha, PA

Brianna Hunt
Norwood, PA

Michael Gocht
Dresher, PA

Annette (Maryannette) Gailey
Philadephia, PA

Kimberly Ross
Philadephia, PA

Jackie Bokunwicz
Bangor, PA

Stephanie Beirn
Philadephia, PA

Meela Mehdi
Philadelphia, PA

Ann Wieland
Philadelphia, PA

Roseann Olia
Upper Darby, PA

Minh-Vu Nguyen
Southampton, PA

Beverly Agard
Philadelphia, PA

Maryann Hand
Philadelphia, PA

Irina Chudnovskaya
Philadelphia, PA

Brittany Draxler
Philadelphia, PA


Rhode Island


Marilyn Georgantis
Smithfield, RI (also a resident of Florida)




Tammy Harrelson
Chattanooga, TN

Amy Boyd
Hixson, TN

Washington DC


Ralph Telfort
Washington DC




Devirani Naidoo
Vancover, Canada

Melissa Mahady Wilton
Kingston, Ontario

Karen Blachford
Kingston, Ontario

Iris Kulbatski
Toronto, Ontario



Carina Talmey
West Susses, England




Ksenia Giordano
Chelyabinsk, Russia



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