Faculty

 

“MISS PAT” BOSTICK celebrates more than 45 years as owner of the Patricia Bostick Dance Center. Prior to opening her studio in 1968, Miss Pat danced professionally as part of an act that entertained all over the United States, Canada, Greenland and on USO Tours. In addition to raising 5 children and running her own business, she taught movement to children with special needs at the Mercy Day School and Casa Guadalupe. Miss Pat has watched hundreds of girls enter her studio as shy 4 year olds and emerge years later as mature, talented, self-confident graduates.
Miss Pat is still dancing and performing with the Sunsations and Silver Tappers of Sun City Center, Florida. Although Miss Pat returns as a guest teacher, she remains fully involved in the Dance Center and in the lives and progress of her students.

DSC_3970PATTIE BOSTICK-WINN returned to the Lehigh Valley in 2000 after dancing professionally for ten years. Her artistic talents are a result of both the diverse training she underwent in New York City, where she studied with many well known dance masters, and her extensive experience in live performances all over the world.  Her travels have taken her across the United States, Europe, China, Japan and the Caribbean. Along with performing, Pattie choreographed shows and special events for Confetti Entertainment, Inc. Pattie is certified with Dance Educators of America and the American Council on Exercise. In addition to teaching and directing at the Bostick Dance Center, Pattie is on the dance faculty at Muhlenberg and Cedar Crest Colleges.  She has earned certifications in Group Exercise Instruction, Personal Training  and TRX Suspension Training.  In addition, she has recently completed the Master Trainer Certification for Tabata Bootcamp which enables her to certify additional trainers. Pattie’s expertise of dance and fitness has served the community well through her support of Cops N Kids, Safe Harbor Easton, Sixth Street Shelter and The Coco Foundation to name a few.

DSC_3916NICOLE LESKOSKY studied dance since age 3 at Northeastern Pennsylvania Academy of Dancing and Children’s Ballet Theater in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She was privileged to receive a scholarship to study ballet for 6 years with the founder of Pennsylvania Ballet Theater, Barbara Weisberg. Nicole later studied Dance and Education at Cedar Crest College where she was a part of the performance dance companies for ballet, jazz, tap, and modern. She also performed for three years post grad with Serendipity Dance Ensemble, a local adult modern dance company. Nicole currently also teaches Biology at William Allen High School.

DSC_3947CARIN HOCH began her career as part of the eXcel Dance Company where she traveled to such places as Sydney, Australia (performing at the 2000 Olympics), Carnegie Hall, and Disney World. She graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2005 with bachelor’s degrees in Dance and Accounting. At Muhlenberg, she performed in numerous faculty and student choreographed concerts, and choreographed college and community concerts. Throughout her career she has taught several styles of dance (specializing in hip hop and jazz) to beginner through advanced levels. In addition to teaching dance, Carin works as a Financial Analyst for the Health Network Laboratories.

DSC_3956MEGAN MARRA is an alumnae of the Patricia Bostick Dance Center. Here she studied ballet, jazz and tap. In high school Megan was also an assistant teacher. While attending Bloomsburg University, Megan was a part of and then became President of the Bloomsburg Dance Ensemble.  While at Bloomsburg she also taught ballet classes to college students. In addition to teaching at Bostick Dance Center during the regular and summer dance seasons she is a kindergarten teacher at Fogelsville Elementary School.  Megan specializes in Pre-Kindergarten through second grade dance classes and is known around the studio as the Craft & Party Princess.

DSC_3938JUDI CROUSE is a graduate from East Stroudsburg University where she studied Health/Physical Education. When she moved to Allentown, she began teaching gymnastics at Parkettes National Gymnastics Center where she coached all levels of gymnasts from beginner to advanced. While at Parkettes she also taught cheerleaders, preschool, and coached gymnasts in the Special Olympics Events. Judi has been teaching acrobatics at Patricia Bostick Dance Center for 15 years. Her students have ranged from beginner to advanced levels. In addition to be at PBDC, Judi is an Adapted Physical Education teacher at Mercy Special Learning Center.

DSC_3900JILL FITZGERALD earned her BA degree in Dance from DeSales University with an emphasis on Dance Management.  She was an adjunct faculty member for Virginia Commonwealth University’s Dance Department, Business Manager and full-time faculty member at Richmond Dance Center and a choreographer/dance instructor.  Some of Jill’s additional dance experiences include: serving as Assistant Entertainment Manager for Busch Entertainment Corporation, at Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA where she helped to develop the entertainment program there, and in Osaka, Japan. Jill is most proud of her work as a volunteer dance instructor and choreographer for inner city youth programs. Her teaching abilities have been put to use by many established programs including teaching at the Pennsylvania Youth Theatre, Cedar Crest College, and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Third Coast Rhythm Project in San Antonio, TX, and for Lehigh University, and Moravian College Dance Companies. She is currently a performer and founding member of Tap Ties, a community based professional tap company.