Meet Our Team
Member | Director
Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap & Star Co. Instructor
Meghan is the proud new owner of One Broadway Dance Academy (OBDA). she is honored to have the opportunity to grow OBDA while sharing her love of dance and performing arts with families in the Hershey, PA area.
Meghan began dancing at the age of 3 and transferred to OBDA as an 8-year-old. OBDA was instrumental in cultivating her passion while providing a highly technical dance education. Meghan has a B.A. in Musical Theatre and Dance from JMU and spent 4 years performing across the country before she settled in Hershey, PA with her husband. Meghan’s performance contracts ranged from theme park, to touring companies and regional theatres; most notably Ogunquit Playhouse, Prather Entertainment Group, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Galveston Island Musicals, Granbury Opera House and Cohoes Music Hall. Meghan’s professional performance career enabled her to travel the country and hone her craft while doing what she loved. Meghan remains connected to fellow performers who are still active in the dance and performance industry and her experience makes her a great resource for the dancer who strives to continue dancing after high school and perhaps professionally.
Meghan has been teaching for OBDA since 2009 and adores being in the classroom. Meghan believes in the value of a solid technical foundation for a dancer’s growth and physical health but is invested in educating the whole child. She encourages her students to work hard and grow at their own pace; each student has a unique journey. Meghan has choreographed award-winning pieces for the OBDA Star Company and loves teaching all ages and levels of dance. Her students inspire her, bring her JOY and leave a lasting impression that she can only hope to reciprocate.
Lifelong Hershey residents, Meghan and her husband, Aaron, have deep Hershey roots. They love raising their three children (Hadley, Dawson and Emerson) here and are excited to be a part of their community in a larger way as dance studio owners.
Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Street Jazz & Star Co. Instructor
Bio Coming Soon!
ANNMARIE GARGANES DURNIN
Annmarie Garganes Durnin is a performer and choreographer from Hershey, PA who has taught locally for over 12 years. Seven of those years were at One Broadway. During those seven years, she won many awards for One Broadway’s competition team choreography. She formerly owned " Feel The Beat Dance "The Little Studio with a Niche" in Hummelstown in 2019, but recently had to close due to COVID. In 2020, she founded T1D Tappers, where she provides Tap scholarships to children with Type 1 Diabetes. She is certified in LaBlast® Fitness, a dance fitness program based on all of the ballroom dances you see on Dancing with the Stars which was created by Emmy-nominated choreographer & DWTS pro, Louis van Amstel.
Being a Hershey native, Annmarie was one of the first students and dance assistants of One Broadway under the original founder Nancy Watson. Growing-up she not only studied Tap, Jazz, and Ballet under Nancy Watson, Wendy Watson and Bethe Nardis but also was a Scholarship Recipient from 1988 to 1993. In addition, she studied at Broadway Dance Centre New York City, Steps On Broadway and received instruction from Master Teachers Savion Glover, Henry Le Tang, Germaine Goodson, Judy Bassing and Frank Hatchett. She performed in Frank Hatchett’s Showcase in New York City along with Bob McGrath’s Sesame Street Show at Hersheypark prior to attending Penn State University in 1993. For five summers from 1994 through 1998, Annmarie was a Resident Performer at Hersheypark for New York City based entertainment company, Allen Albert Productions. On television, she was a featured Dancer in 1994 Hersheypark commercial with Jerry Van Dyke, who played Luther, on the ABC television series “Coach” and The Jerry Lewis Telethon.
Annmarie resides in Hershey with her husband and two daughters, Gianna and Lucia. Annmarie is passionate about sharing her love of dance and movement with children and adults and very happy to be a part of OBDA!
Ballet, Modern & Pointe Instructor
Bio Coming Soon!
Hip Hop, Street Jazz & Star Co. Instructor
Deseray is a dancer and choreographer from Harrisburg, PA who has been training in the area for 17 years. Her dance journey started at Richie’s School of Dance and she finished her high school years at Company Dance. Deseray was a competitive dancer who participated in many conventions while also training in Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz. After graduation, she taught for 2 years at Company Dance while getting her Associates Degrees.
Deseray lives in York, PA with her family, 2 cats, 3 dogs, and 5 chickens. When she’s not dancing, Deseray enjoys traveling and trying new foods.
Deseray is very passionate about Hip Hop and wants to help those who take her class fall in love with the musicality and movement of the hip hop. She brings a fresh style to OBDA and loves choreographing and being a member of the OBDA faculty!
Acro, Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz & Star Co. Instructor
Cole was born and raised in Texas and attended West Texas A&M University where he received a BFA in Dance Performance. After making the long drive, he now resides in Hummelstown, PA where he has been for nearly 3 years.
A few of his professional credits include Norwegian Cruise Line, Azamara Cruise Line, Lone Star Ballet, Dutch Apple Dinner Theater and HersheyPark. Cole is so grateful to be able to share his love for dance with everyone at OBDA! When not dancing, you can find Cole exploring new restaurants or watching TV crime dramas.
Andrew started gymnastics at the age of three at Artistic Sports Academy Plus in Harrisburg. By the age of seven, he was asked to be on the boys’ competitive gymnastics team and competed until he was eighteen. Throughout his competitive career, Andrew qualified to State Championships all eleven years and Regional Championships five out of five years. In his senior year of high school, Andrew began to assist his coach with supervising some of the younger boys’ team practices. Several months later he was asked to be an official recreational and competitive team coach. He also got his professional credentials to coach at competitions. Throughout the last four years Andrew has had the opportunity to coach girls’ and boys’ recreational gymnastics and tumbling, boys’ competitive team, cheerleaders, and dancers. Over the last three competitive seasons Andrew has helped grow the boys’ program from 19 to 43 competitive boys, making it the largest boys’ program in the state of Pennsylvania for the 2022-23 competitive season. He has helped coach numerous successful competition seasons that resulted in several individual event and all-around state champions, including a boy becoming back-back-back all-around state champion. Andrew also helped coach the boys’ team to winning the State Team Award at the 2021 State Championships. This was the first time that ASAP won a State Team trophy in its seventeen years of existence and the first time in over twenty years that the owner of ASAP had won a state team trophy.
After graduating high school, Andrew made a transition from competitive gymnastics to Obstacle Course Racing, or OCR, specifically Spartan Racing. Through Spartan INC. Andrew got his SGX coaching and physical fitness certification to help teach and spread his racing knowledge. Outside of coaching Andrew is currently studying cybersecurity and finance at Penn State Harrisburg and is set to graduate in December 2023. Andrew is excited and looking forward to sharing his passion and knowledge for dance acrobatics with the OBDA family.
At the age of four, Marianne began dancing at the only dance school in Hershey. When the late Nancy Watson branched out and started her own studio, One Broadway the Dance Center in 1988, Marianne continued her dance development there. Marianne also attended the Harrisburg Dance Conservatory and Point Park University Summer intensive programs, and studied modern dance from Rosemary Battista. She travelled to New York often to take master classes till graduating from high school.
Marianne is a Hershey Senior High School graduate. After high school, she continued her education at Shenandoah University and graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance. Marianne was the first student at Shenandoah to study in the conservatory and play a varsity sport (soccer) all four years. She worked closely with the Conservatory and Athletic departments to make this possible and pave the way for future conservatory athletes. She also served on the Alumni Board of Directors at Shenandoah University.
Post college, Marianne continued her education at Lebanon Valley College where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Science Education. Mrs. Purdy is a first-grade teacher at Derry Township School District, she serves on the Derry Township Hershey Historical Society Board of Directors and is their Education Chairwoman. She instructs dance and choreographs for numerous figure skaters in the area and has taught dance locally for over 20 years.
Musical Theatre, Tap & Star Co. Instructor
Brandon is a graduate of Liberty University with a B.A. Theatre Arts: Performance and a B.A. in Theatre Arts: Administration. Brandon’s professional theatre stage credits include multiple lead roles with Alluvion Stage Company, RWS Entertainment, Roanoke Children’s Theatre and Stage Right! Brandon also has choreographed numerous productions for The Academy Center of Arts and Liberty University.
Brandon, with 10 plus years of training in both Musical Theater and Classical will join our Musical Theatre Department, teaching Tap, Jazz, Acting and Voice. His special skills include piano, having a standard British, Cockney, Irish and German accent, Stage Combat and his Kermit the Frog Impersonation, we know he will bring energy and knowledge in all aspects of theatre to our students!
Moving to central PA as a performing artist, Brandon’s objective is to apply his 12 years of performing experience, 8 years of teaching experience and his ability to encourage, strengthen and grow students in their performance and dance careers.
Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Star Co. Instructor
Dancing since age two, Katie has had no greater joy in life than performing and sharing that passion for dance with others through teaching! At 6 years old, Katie was chosen by her teachers to be the youngest member of her studio's dance team. Being a member of this elite competition team opened her eyes to new dancers while traveling up and down the East Coast for regional and national dance competitions. Over the next ten years she would attend more than 50 competitions in over 10 states.
Along with competing, Katie has performed at Walt Disney World and at the Olympic torch ceremony in 1996. After completing 15 years of dance education at Wendy's Dance Studio, in Fairless Hills, PA she knew she could not walk away from competing and performing. Katie's academic pursuits led her to Drexel University in Philadelphia, where she studied Biology and Education. While at Drexel she was chosen to be on the Drexel University Dance Team. Katie spent five years with the team while obtaining her Bachelor's and Masters in education. Being named captain the last three years, Katie pushed her teammates and coaches to enter the collegiate competition realm. Through both the Universal Dance Association and the National Dance Association Katie claimed personal awards and team awards and led her team to the 2011 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship.
Katie has been teaching at One Broadway for nearly a decade and she resides in Palmyra with her husband and two little boys. She helped cultivate and grow OBDA's Star Company and is a high school biology teacher in Hamburg, PA. She is passionate about sharing her joy of dance, while training her students with the level of expertise she experienced in her dance career.
Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap Instructor & Star Co. Instructor
Kelsey is honored to return to the place where she first discovered her love of dance, to help other students cultivate their own passion. Since her first ballet and tap classes at One Broadway, Kelsey trained for 15 years in tap, jazz, hip-hop, ballet, pointe and contemporary. During this time, she served as a dance assistant and student teacher. She trained with a variety of Broadway performers and choreographers, including Christine Negherbon, and attended
multiple intensive programs with West Coast Dance Explosion. She was also involved in her school choir, spring musical productions and cheerleading. Her most memorable experience from her time as a student was being selected to perform in the national Broadway tour of Beauty in the Beast at the Hershey Theater.
Kelsey attended Elizabethtown College where she earned a B.S. in Business Management and Marketing. She was a member of the Elizabethtown College Dance Team where she performed at sporting events, Hersheypark and a variety of fundraising and community events. She was also a member and choreographer for the Emotion Dance Club. Kelsey has been teaching jazz and jazz funk for the past 4 years and currently works as a Human Resources Manager at The GIANT Company. Kelsey is excited to once again be part of the OBDA family!
Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap and Star Co. Instructor
Amy’s passion and love for dance began when she put on her first tap shoes at the age of 3. As a One Broadway Alum, Amy trained under Nancy and Wendy Watson. As a student of One Broadway she was also a dance assistant and student teacher. She traveled to New York City to take classes at Broadway Dance Centre and Steps on Broadway. While in NYC she trained under some very well-known dancers/choreographers including Frank Hatchett, Kat Wildish, Tracie Stanfiled, and Shelia Barker. Amy recently graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education with minors in dance and exceptionalities. While at school she got to study many new dance styles which included modern, Afro-Columbian jazz, salsa, cha-cha, and improvisation to name a few. At Slippery Rock, she was in charge of SRU’s hip hop dance team, JamRock. She choreographed and staged the dances for many on and off campus events. Amy also works at Milton Hershey School over the summer months. She not only works with the students there, but also teaches dance to students ranging from Kindergarten to High School. Amy is thrilled to be back a One Broadway, and to share her knowledge and love of dance with others!
Guest Choreographers and Faculty
Musical Theater Master Guest Instructor
Jane has just finished three and a half years traveling all around the country on the National Tour of WICKED where she played the Midwife and Madame Morrible and will be playing the same part on Broadway this winter. She is thrilled to be back home in Central Pennsylvania where she and Tim are brand new residents! For six years Jane performed on Broadway in A CHRISTMAS CAROL starring: Jim Dale, F. Murry Abraham, Tim Curry, Frank Langella, Tony Roberts and Roger Daltry. Jane was seen as Lady Anne in CAMELOT with the NY Philharmonic broadcast “Live From Lincoln Center” starring Gabriel Byrne, Christopher Lloyd and Marin Mazzie. She performed the role of Inga-Lena in ABBA’s latest Musical, KRISTINA at Carnegie Hall and The Royal Albert Hall, London and was the Mother Superior in SHOWBOAT at Carnegie Hall. Other NY performances include Off Broadway: THE KID, The York Theatre’s ZORBA and Encores! KISMET. Jane also sings throughout the year with the NYC Ballet. Prior to that, Jane was privileged to be a part of the National Tours of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA where she understudied and performed the role of Margaret and THE SOUND OF MUSIC playing Sister Berthe.
Film and TV credits include THE AMERICANS, THE PRODUCER’S movie directed by Susan Stroman, LAW & ORDER SVU, All My Children and various commercials. Regionally Jane played the role of Mille with her husband Tim Shew in GRETNA THEATER’s production of 7 BRIDES FOR 7 BROTHERS. Other regional credits include both Nettie Fowler and Mrs Mullin in CAROUSEL, Marme in LITTLE WOMEN, Chelsea in ON GOLDEN POND, Glinda in THE WIZARD OF OZ, Marion in THE MUSIC MAN, Maria in LEND ME A TENOR, Rose in GOD’S FAVORITE, Anna in THE KING AND I, Mrs. Upson in MAME, Lizzie in 110 IN THE SHADE, and The Baroness in THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Other performances include EVITA at The Papermill Playhouse and STARCROSSED at the Goodspeed Opera House.
Jane has a B.M. degree in Voice from Penn State and a M.A. degree in Opera/Music Theatre from Southern Illinois University. She teaches Voice in New York and travels all over the country leading workshops in audition technique and working as an actor in New York.
Jazz & Musical Theatre Guest Instructor
Alicia Pociask grew up dancing, singing, and acting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended Point Park University, receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance and a Minor in Theater Arts. Alicia has worked at Hershey Park, Cedar Point, Paramount King’s Dominion, Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, performed in many industrials for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and was a video tracked dancer for the Pepsi Corporation. Alicia spent her last five performance years traveling the world as a dancer with Holland America Cruise Line.
Alicia spent 8 years as a resident show supervisor, choreographer, and director for the Emmy Award winning production company, RWS Entertainment Group where she choreographed five mainstage production shows for Holland America Cruise Line, was an associate choreographer for STEP ONE Dance Company, and directed and choreographed three mainstage shows for Azamara Club Cruises. In 2015 Alicia had the honor of assisting Al Blackstone for the workshop of Crazy in Love, an original short musical written by Kooman and Dimond.
Alicia is extremely passionate and invested in the education of young performers. She travels around the world as a guest teacher, choreographer, and judge for StarQuest International, Beyond the Stars, and Precision Arts Challenge. She also is the Musical Theater Program Director for Kona Dance and Performing Arts in Kona, Hawaii. Currently, Alicia resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical & Star Co. Guest Instructor
Currently, you can catch McKenzie on the Dallas Cowboys field as one of their highly esteemed Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders!
McKenzie trained at the Hanover School of Ballet for over thirteen years and then received a B.A. in Dance from the University of Alabama. Additionally, McKenzie was the captain of the University of Alabama's nationally ranked dance team. Prior to college graduation, McKenzie spent time studying in Broadway Dance Center's Professional Semester. Her strengths include ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, musical theatre, pom, and hip hop. McKenzie has worked for Hershey Entertainment at Hershey Park (Dance Captain) and recently appeared in Mamma Mia at Bucks County Playhouse. McKenzie feels very fortunate to have crossed paths with the students and faculty at One Broadway and feels very fulfilled sharing her love of dance with others!
Musical Theatre Master Guest Instructor
Tim just finished appearing in a legendary Broadway event called THE VISIT starring CHITA RIVERA and ROGER REES. This was Tim’s 11th Broadway show. Prior to that, Tim comes directly from an out of town development production of THE VISIT @ WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL. Tim was the third Jean Valjean in the original Tony Award winning Bway production of Les Miserables and went on to perform that role more than 2200 times, twice on Bway and 1 year in the 10th anniversary production in Australia. Tim’s Other Broadway credits include: EVITA with Ricky Martin, BYE- BYE BIRDIE with John Stamos, Officer John Lonigan in WONDERFUL TOWN with both Donna Murphy and Brooke Shields. THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL as St. Cyr, The Alan Menken/Tim Rice Production of Disney’s KING DAVID, 1144 performances as Rusty Charlie in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of GUYS AND DOLLS starring Nathan Lane, SUNSET BOULEVARD w/ Betty Buckley, and the pre- Broadway Andrew Lloyd Webber- Hal Prince musical, WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND. Tim made his film debut as Officer O’Rourke in the movie musical, THE PRODUCERS. Tim can be heard on Disney’s 3-D animated feature TANGLED and the CHICAGO and SHAGGY DOG Movie soundtracks and has been seen in 3 New York City Center’s ENCORE productions: TENDERLOIN, FACE THE MUSIC and JUNO. Tim has performed with symphonies and orchestras worldwide including the Baltimore Symphony and the National Symphony with Marvin Hamlisch at the Kennedy Center’s 35th Anniversary Celebration. Tim has numerous television and radio commercials to his credit including LAW & ORDER SVU, CUPID, RYAN’S HOPE and had a recurring role as BRUNO on GUIDING LIGHT. For 15 years, Tim has produced “Broadway Sings on Park Avenue";a concert to benefit children affected and infected with HIV and AIDS and works extensively to educate and assist at-risk kids.
Audiences may be familiar with his work in American touring companies of SHOWBOAT, EVITA and SOUTH PACIFIC and in the multi award-winning LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA. For many years, Tim performed the role of the “Big Fat Man with a Bag” (Santa Clause) at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall’s “CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR”! He was thrilled to be a part of the new and revamped version of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID as Chef Louis. He has also appeared regionally as Daddy Warbucks in ANNIE, a pre-Broadway run of the new Kathy Lee Gifford musical SAVING AIMEE, and a performance at the world famous Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. in Frank Wildhorn’s CIVIL WAR. Tim had the privilege of soloing in Leonard Bernstein’s MASS w/the Baltimore Symphony/Marin Alsop conducting at Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center. That recording was nominated for a Grammy.
Tim and his wife, Jane are new residents of Hershey and continue their work in New York City and around the country. Tim's extensive work as a vocal director/teacher/clinician and adjudicator for theatre, choral and show choir festivals has taken him around the world.