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Meet the Instructors

Kathleen Dwyer

Artistic Director/Owner

Kathleen Dwyer is a former professional ballet dancer whose career took her around the world.  Kathleen began her ballet training with Olga Kresin in her hometown of Lansdale, PA.  She graduated magna cum laude from Mercyhurst University with a Bachelor of Arts in dance/ arts administration. Kathleen danced twelve years professionally with the Louisville Ballet and several other companies including Charleston Ballet Theatre,  Channel Islands Ballet (Ventura, CA), and the Lake Erie Ballet. Over the span of her career, she danced many of the full length classical ballets and various works by world-renown choreographers such as George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Val Caniparoli, Andre Prokovsky, Helen Pickett, Amy Seiwert, Adam Hougland, Mark Godden, Ben Stevenson, and many others. For more than fifteen years, Kathleen has instructed at several different dance schools, teaching ballet, pointe, variations, contemporary, creative movement, barre fitness, and public school dance education.  As an instructor since 2012 at Ballet Arts, Kathleen is extremely excited to take on the role of Artistic Director, carrying on the tradition of quality dance education in the heart of Doylestown.

Bridget Ansinn

Instructor/Founder of BABC

Bridget Ansinn received her early training from Gloria Govrin of the New York City Ballet, and was a scholarship student at the School of American Ballet (official school of NYCB), PA Ballet School, Princeton Ballet, and Point Park College. Bridget performed with PA Ballet, was a professional member of Ballet Theatre of Maryland, and a frequent professional guest artist with regional companies. Receiving teacher training from master teacher Finis Jhung and from Central PA Youth Ballet with Marcia Dale Weary, Darla Hoover and Melinda Howe, she has been teaching all levels of ballet for nearly 20 years.  Bridget has her BA in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Jennifer Jones


Jennifer Jones received her early training from Maxim Ponomarenko and Nadie Pavlenko.  She continued her training as one of the first students at Ballet Arts of Bucks County, also attending Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.  Jennifer performed with the Brandywine Ballet for 4 years, receiving her certificate in Ballet through Brandywine Ballet and West Chester University.  Jennifer has her BSED in Mathematics from West Chester University, and currently teaches Mathematics in the Central Bucks School District.  She is also a certified teacher of Bikram Yoga , Bapiste Power Yoga, and PyroPilates.  Fondly known as "Ms. Jenn", she teaches the Pre-ballet, Kinderballet and various beginner levels at Ballet Arts.

Olivia Cianciulli

Instructor- Adult Ballet 

Olivia Hagen Cianciulli started ballet at the age of 3. She trained at numerous schools before her graduation from Interlochen Arts Academy including: Turning Point, Central Wisconsin School of Ballet and Academie de la Danse. Mrs. Cianciulli had the opportunity to train internationally in Krakow, Poland at the Krakow Zaradova Skola Baletova and in London, England at the Royal Academy of Dancing. Mrs. Cianciulli has attended numerous summer intensives including ABT Detroit, Mi, ABT Orange County,CA, ABT NYC,NY, Joffrey Chicago, Il and Joffrey NYC,NY. Olivia has worked with wonderful teachers along the way most notably Irina Kolplakova, Vladimir Seminov, Yumelia Garcia, Charthel Arther, Francis Corkle and so many others. Professionally, Olivia started her career with Ballet Theatre of Maryland and went on to dance with Charlottesville ballet. She currently finished her two year contract with Louisville Ballet. She excited to share her love and passion for ballet technique with Ballet Arts dancers.

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