|200 N. St. Clair St.
Ligonier, PA 15658
724 -238 - 3400
Bridget has over 30 years of performing arts experience in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz,
gymnastics, lyrical, baton, silks, creative movement, cheerleading, theater and coaching
modeling. Miss Burkholder has been teaching dance in Ligonier for over 20 years. Her
students have won Diamond, Platinum, High Gold, Gold, High Silver, and Silver
awards, as well as, top ten, 1st overall placements in Regional, State and National
Dance Competitions. Miss Bridget's choreography has been awarded Best
Choreography and Most Entertaining. Her students have received scholarships to
workshops as well as Grand Finals. Bridget has been involved in Ligonier's Theatre
Community performing with the Hollow Tree Players, serving on the Valley Players
Artistic Board for a season. She has choreographed both plays and musicals for the
Ligonier Valley High School as well as choreographing for the Valley Players. Bridget
has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Enhanced Early Childhood Education through Creative Expression from
Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Grace began her drama experience performing in church plays and Derry High School
musicals. She has 30 years of directing students of all ages in plays and musicals. She
has been active directing at church camps, conferences and Ligonier Valley High
School. Grace is currently employed full time as an R.N. Supervisor. We're happy to
have Miss Grace back for her 15th season with Bridget Dawn's Studio.
BRIDGET DAWN'S STUDIO FACULTY
|BRIDGET D. BURKHOLDER - OWNER / INSTRUCTOR
|GRACE KOONTZ - RECEPTIONIST/ ACTING/VOICE INSTRUCTOR &
|CARRIE ELLIS - DANCE/ACRO INSTRUCTOR
Carrie has over 13 years of performing arts experience in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, acro,
lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, musical theatre and pom pom. While a student at
Bridget Dawn's Studio Miss Carrie was a member of the BDS Starz Team earning many
top ten and several 1st overall placements. Carrie was also a BDS student teacher and a
BDS Starz Team Co-Captain. Carrie is currently a sophmore at Seton Hill University
majoring in Political Science and minoring in Dance. We're happy to welcome Miss
Carrie back for her second year teaching at Bridget Dawn's Studio.