Angela D’Aurora, originally from Erie, PA, began her dance training at the age of three at Little’s Dance Studio, where she remained for fifteen years under the direction of Catherine and Sandra Barnett Little. Trained in jazz, tap, ballet, and hip hop, with experience in modern and contemporary styles, Ms. D’Aurora was also a member of Jazz Kids Dance Company. From 2000- 2004, Ms. D’Aurora was a member of the Mercyhurst Prep Dance Team and its first Competitive Dance Team. She also danced with and choreographed for the Erie Freeze Chiller Girls in 2005 and 2006, the official dance team of the Erie Freeze Arena football team (AIFL). Ms. D’Aurora graduated with her B.A. in Communication and Media Studies from Pennsylvania State University-The Behrend College in 2008 and was also the recipient of the 2007-2008 Penn State Behrend Spirit Award. While there, she was a member of and choreographer for the Penn State Behrend Dance Team, where she served as co-captain, captain, and assistant coach. With the PSB Dance Team, she had the opportunity to compete in local and regional competitions in the hip hop and jazz categories, and performed at a Cleveland Cavaliers game in 2004. Ms. D’Aurora has a teaching certification in Elementary Education K-6, a Master’s of Education (M.ED) in Elementary Education from Edinboro University of PA, and a Reading Specialist Certification PK-12. Angela is currently an elementary teacher in the Erie School District and the McDowell Trojans Dance Team Coach for Millcreek Township School District. Angela has been an instructor at EDC since June 2006 celebrating her 10th year at EDC.