The members of the faculty were originally students of Noreen’s and continue the good techniques and skills needed for teaching dance. They attend workshops with nationally renowned instructors and our certified by examination through Dance Masters of America. Our faculty truly cares about your child learning and enjoying dance!
Noreen Rhode – Owner/Director
Miss Noreen, has owned and directed the Noreen Londregan School of Dance in Mayfield Village for over 40 years. . She is serving on the board of Dance Masters of Ohio and currently is the Area II Vice President of Dance Masters of America. Continuing education is an important factor in the instruction of her students. She recently returned from a 2 week convention in NYC where she attended dance classes and seminars learning the newest of teaching techniques. She feels it is very important to keep abreast of the current trends and techniques in the dance world.
Her memberships in Dance Masters of America and the Cecchetti Council of America began in the early 1960’s. The Cecchetti Method offers a balanced analyzed system for the planned development of a student in ballet. Noreen is proud of her students who have placed high in Cecchetti exams and have been awarded many trophies at dance competitions. Her former students have performed on cruise ships, national tours and theme parks. She is delighted to have children of former dance students begin their early training at the Noreen Londregan School of Dance.
Colleen Rhode – Associate Director
Colleen Rhode, the Associate Director, is the daughter of Noreen and has been dancing since age. 3. She has a BA degree from Cleveland State University. Her experience includes performing as a Cheerleader with the Cavalier Basketball Team, dancing in “Stompin At The State” and traveling with road companies. Colleen has served as an adjudicator for several dance competitions. She has trained with such noted teachers as Frank Hatchett, Gus Giordano & Dee Hillier. Her jazz & tap dancers have been awarded many overall awards. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Dance Masters of Ohio.
Tammy’s association with Noreen goes back to her very first dance lesson. She took lessons from the age of four & is certified through the Teachers Training School and is a member of Dance Masters of Ohio. Seeking more challenge, Tammy pursued a career in Ballroom dancing, eventually climbing to a national ranking in both rhythm & theatre arts divisions. Tammy still teaches ballroom dancing & enjoys her work with children.
Allison Urban has been pursuing her dreams in dance for the past eighteen years. Allison discovered her love for the art of dance while dancing at Noreen Londregan School of Dance. She has studied and teaches various styles of dance such as ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern and contemporary. She grew up involved with Ohio Dance Masters and Dance Masters of America by attending regional and national conventions, summer intensives, and being a Junior Member. She has had the opportunity to have taken several master classes and has studied from various artists such as The New York Radio City Rockettes, San Jose Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Tom Evert, and Tom Smith, just to name few. She continued her love for dance by attending the University of Akron as a dance major.
Some of her recent accomplishments have been performing for the University of Akron Dance Company and acting as a student choreographer for various productions. In addition she has been recognized with her choreography at many competitions. She is proud to be a member of Ohio Dance Masters and Dance Masters of America and enjoys teaching at several studios. Recently she graduated from The University of Akron with a BA in Dance and with a Business Cognate. Allison is also a new member of Real Edge Dance Company which is a modern based company out of Akron, Ohio. Allison’s philosophy is to share her knowledge and passion of dance with others, help them to be the best that they can be, and let them follow their dreams and achieve their goals.
Stephanie began taking dance lessons at Noreen ’s when she was three years old. Throughout her 15 years as a student at the studio, she was a member of the competition company and an assistant teacher. After graduation from Beaumont School she attended The College of Wooster where she majored in Biology and continued dancing. She was a member of the Wooster Dance Company, and a coordinator for two years, a member of the Fighting Scots Dance Team, co-Captain her senior year, and taught at a local studio. After graduation in 2012, she moved to the west side of Cleveland and taught at Ignite Dance studio (nee Mary Kay Manning Dance Studio) for two years. She currently resides on the east side of Cleveland and works for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Research and Development for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing and Pharmacology. I am very excited to continue my dance journey at the studio that ignited my love of dance.