Meet A Dancer's Reflection Staff
(From L to R) Wendi, Noelle, Lauren, Mariah, Katie, Becky, Meghan, Kaitlynn, April, Shannon
Meet Becky O'Donnell
Becky is the owner of A Dancer’s Reflection, which she opened in 2006. She has been dancing since she was 6 years old and has been teaching dance for the past 15 years. Becky studied dance at Dancer’s Studio in Clarion, PA and Van Dyke and Company in Punxsutawney, PA. Becky went to Duquesne University and obtained her bachelor’s of science degree in Athletic Training. She then went on to Clarion University to obtain her teaching certification in Science Education. Becky worked for several years as the athletic trainer for Titusville School District and is currently employed full time as a sixth grade math teacher at Titusville Middle School. She also has her master’s degree in Science Education. Becky resides in Pleasantville with her husband Tim and children Brady, Liam, and Alison. Dancing and choreographing are her passion, and she finds them to be an amazing outlet for creativity and expression.
Meet Mariah McMullen McDaniel
Mariah is the Artistic Director at A Dancer's Reflection. Mariah has been dancing since she was 6 years old. She started dancing at Cathy Turner Dance Studio in Franklin. She also participated in and choreographed for her church dance team. In High School, she was involved in music and theatre. Mariah continued her arts education at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Mariah has a BA in Dance/Fine Arts. In college, Mariah participated in plays, musicals, madrigal choir, Cedar Crest College Dance Company, and did choreography and compositions for several concerts. After college, she got more involved in the fitness world and has had certifications through the YMCA, YWCA, Zumba, WERQ, Piloxing, Spin, and AFAA. She started teaching at ADR in 2010. In 2013 she took a few months off and performed with DanceFX Performance Company in Charleston, SC. In South Carolina, Mariah advanced her training in Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, and Hip Hop, and learned what it was like to be in a professional setting. In 2014, she started as the Creative Director for Reflections Performance Group. This past year she choreographed "The Nutcracker" and "Shrek, the Musical" here in Titusville and had a piece featured at Mercyhurst University. Mariah is currently living in Hydetown with her husband, Daniel and dog Teddy.
Meet Katie Witosky
Katie is beginning her 11th year as a dance teacher at A Dancer’s Reflection. Katie started dancing when she was 8 years old and continued through her senior year in high school. She enjoyed taking ballet, jazz, and tap classes along with participating on athletic teams. Katie went to Mercyhurst College and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She received her English as a Second Language certificate while working in Palm Beach County, Florida, where she taught 1st grade for three years. She received her master's degree from Wilkes University in Educational Development and Strategies. Katie is also beginning her 12th year at the ECLC. Her current position is teaching K4. Katie resides in Titusville with her son Ty. She enjoys working with the younger students in Creative Movement, Combo Kids, Dance Fusion, and Tap classes.
Meet Noelle Raszman
Noelle started dancing around age 4. She took a break from it in Elementary school and started again at age 14. She has been dancing for 8 years. She started at Studio 22 in Titusville, in High School she danced with ADR, and is now taking classes at Studio 22 in Franklin. Her favorite styles are Ballet and Hip Hop. She is currently involved with Oil Regoin Ballet, voice lessions, and participates in local theatre. Growing up, Noelle was homeschooled which allowed her to focus on the things she loves. She also works with her father, Kirk Raszman, at Raszman Painting and Services. She resides in Titusville with her family and dog Percy.
Meet Lauren Wellman
Lauren Wellman started dancing at the age of 4. She started taking dance at Ms. Lee's School of dance in Titusville and fell in love from the start. She later transferred to Studio 22 in Titusville, then graduated from ADR. She continued dancing throughout going to college at Fortis Institue. She was also involved with Oil Region Ballet. In her spare time she enoys hanging out with family and spending time outdoors, especially kayaking. Lauren is and is also working as a Dental Assistant at Germanoski Family Dentistry. She currently resides with her parents, 3 brothers, and dog Molly.
Meet Shannon Vinson
Shannon has been dancing since the age of 6 at Miss Luana's School of Dance here in Titusville. This led to a high school and college career of performing, first in the Rockettes with the Titusville High School marching band and then on to the Penn State Marching Blue Band where she was a member of the silk squad during college. She graduated from Penn State in 1996 and then pursued her Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Arcadia University in Philadelphia, graduating in 1998. She has choreographed for several high school musicals as well as Titusville Summer Theater, including Beauty and the Beast and Little Shop of Horrors. Shannon currently works as a Physician Assistant at Oil Valley Internal Medicine in Titusville. She lives in Pleasantville with her husband Kevin, their two children, Abigail and Nathan, and Molly the Airedale.
Meet Wendi Drake
Wendi started dancing at 4 years old, continuing into adulthood. After receiving her degree of Interpreting for the Deaf in Pittsburgh, Wendi worked at Wright St. Elementary School in Corry for 4 years. With the birth of her oldest daughter, she opted for a part-time position interpreting at the ECLC, returning to full time interpreting at Edinboro Elementary after her 3 daughters reached shool age. She now is Interpreting for Cambrige Springs Elementary. Wendi started working with ADR in 2011 and loves teaching Creative Movement and Tap. She is thankful for the love and support of her husband Jason and their girls Brooke, Heidi, and Alexa (Mouse).
Meet Meghan Dunham
Meghan began dancing at the age of 3 and has continued for 35 years. She has been teaching for 19 of those years. Meghan performed in several productions at Clarion University and other local events. Her favorite styles of dance are Jazz, Modern, and Ballet. She continued her education by obtaining a BS in Speech Communication, with minors in Theatre, Dance, and Psychology. She also has early childhood experience through working at Early Head Start for 13 years. Meghan is the social services director for Community Services of Venango County. She loves spending time with her husband Mark and their children Raquel, Marcus, Garrison, and Lydia. Meghan is so thankful for their love and support. They reside in Titusville with their 2 dogs Hershey and Tink.
Meet Sonia Firster Neu
Sonia graduated from Westminster College in 2009 with a B.M. degree in Music Education. She is currently an elementary music teacher with Maplewood Elementary School and a Theater and Music Instructor with the Academy Theatre in Meadville, PA. She is very active in the community theaters in the region and has performed on the Academy Theatre, Meadville Community Theatre, Barrow-Civic Theatre, and Titusville Summer Theatre stages. She is also frequently found as the Music Director with the Academy Theatre's youth musicals.
Meet April Latshaw
April began taking tumbling classes in elementary school at the Titusville YMCA and later taught there for over 10 years. She resides in Titusville and has two children, Kyle and Noelle, and lives with her cat Rosie. Over the years she has participated in local theater productions and has also taken Adult combo, tap, and Liturgical classes at ADR. She began teaching Acro technique at ADR in 2016 and loves to see the excitement her students have after accomplishing a difficult skill. Outside of the studio she enjoys activities out in nature and is an avid kayaker and paddleboarder.