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Foundations Faculty

Cambrie Decker

Cambrie has danced since the age of five and has been privileged to dance at MDS for four years and is a member of Morgantown Ballet Compnay.  She studies jazz, tap, modern, ballet, and contemporary.  Cambrie has been in numerous productions for dance and theater.  Some of her favorites include The Snow Queen in The Snow Queen, The Sugar Rum Cherry in The Jazz Nutcracker, Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella in Into the Woods.  She recently attended a workshop in Chicago for the WV Governor’s School for the Arts and was given the Broadway Bound award.  She was also accepted into the WV American Choral Directors Association and named #1 Alto in the state.  Cambrie enjoys choreographing and won the 2018 Young Choreographer’s Initiative for her piece Liability.  She loves teaching Musical Theater for the Foundations program at MDS.  Cambrie has a 4.0 GPA and was recently inducted into the National Honors Society at her school.  She is also a soloist and member of the acappella competition choir The Vocables.

Taylor Lilly

Taylor has graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in dance from West Virginia University, and she is passionate about sharing her love of dance with others. Taylor has also completed grades 1, 2, and 3 of the Dance Masters of America Teacher Training School in Buffalo, New York. She has enjoyed choreographing and performing at WVU and for the Capital High School Dance Company in her earlier career. Taylor’s choreography has been performed at Disney World, at the SCORES competition at Marshall University, and at multiple WVU and Capital High School showcases.

Miranda Straub

Miranda Straub is a native of Morgantown, WV. She began dancing at the age of 3 and has been fortunate to train with teachers such as Robyn Naugle, Erin Alvarado, and Terrill Mitchell growing up. While in college and graduate school, she continued her training largely with Angela Dennis as a member of Alchemy Dance Project while also taking classes with Yoav Kaddar and Renee Nicholson through the West Virginia University Dance Program. After graduating from West Virginia University with a masters degree in aerospace engineering in 2015, she has been working at the NASA Independent Validation and Verification facility in Fairmont, WV. She enjoys teaching in her spare time and is very excited to be teaching at Morgantown Dance Studio this year!

Zoë Williams

Zoë Williams is a 17 year old senior at University High School. She has been dancing at Morgantown Dance Studio for 11 years participating in classes such as ballet, pointe, and modern dance. Zoe was a student assistant for 3 years and this will be her 3rd year as a Foundations teacher. In 2015, she was awarded the Davis and Elkins Spring Dance Festival scholarship at West Virginia Dance Festival. Over the summers, Zoe has attended intensives such as West Virginia Summer Dance Intensive and the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Summer Intensive. She has been in numerous Morgantown Dance studio productions, but some of her favorite parts include the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, Kai in the Snow Queen, and lead Russian in The Nutcracker.