Your Trusted Dance Studio in Bel Air
About Our Dance School
Dance With Me School of Dance is a community-oriented dance studio in Bel Air, MD. A few years ago, we broke out of being under the county recreational program, and opened our own private studio.
You can have peace of mind when you register for our classes because our instructors and owners have been teaching dance in the county for more than 25 years. Also, we welcome both experienced dancers and beginners to our classes.
Owner, Artistic Director, Instructor
For Bambi, it was a dream come true when she had the opportunity to open her own dance studio in 2013 after 15 years of teaching dance. She is our studio’s main instructor and artistic director.
Bambi started dancing at two years old. Since then, she has led an exceptional dance career. She majored in dance in college, where she competed in, and won, many competitions. Bambi has danced alongside renowned hip-hop dancer Esperanto Bean and his company “Dimensions of Funk.” She has also performed as a backup dancer for Erica Martinez.
In addition to being a dance instructor, Bambi has been a hairstylist at Cheveux Salon and Spa in Bel Air for the last 10 years. Bambi has two young sons, both of whom share her passion for dance and performing.
Rachael Mucha is a dancer and educator from the Baltimore area and an award winning choreographer. Growing up, she had the opportunity to perform for several years in The Baltimore Children’s Cast of the Moscow Ballet Nutcracker. Rachael later continued her studies at the Community College of Baltimore County where she studied under Tommy Parlon and worked with guest artist Peter Pucci. After receiving her A.F.A in dance she transferred to the University of Maryland, College Park where she was a Creative and Performing Arts Scholar and graduated with a B.A in Dance. While at Maryland she had the opportunity to perform her own work, Self-Portrait at Maryland’s Next Now Festival. Rachael continues to dance and perform with Glade Dance Collective, a Washington, D.C. based dance company and Deep Vision Dance Company, a Baltimore based dance company at Towson University.
Originally from Massachusetts, Dayna has been taking classes in a variety of styles since the age of three. She has competed in tap, jazz, and ballet, and has also studied hip-hop, modern, lyric, gymnastics, and some ballroom. Dayna has a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and Digital Media and enjoys sharing her passion of dance with all of her students.
A native of Buffalo, NY, Alyssa has been surrounded by dance her whole life. She began her dance training at the American Academy of Ballet were she trained in ballet, pointe, modern, tap, and jazz for over 10 years. Alyssa continued her training at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA where she pursued a dual degree in Dance and Arts Management. In 2015, Alyssa was among a handful of Mercyhurst dancers who traveled to Paris, France to further her training. Although primarily trained in classical ballet, Alyssa is no stranger to the commercial dance scene. She spent three seasons with the Mercyhurst Dance Team as well as two seasons with the Erie Bayhawks Dance Team in the NBA G-League. In October 2015, she was invited with the Erie Bayhawks to dance for China Hoops and toured around China, dancing in over 10 cities. Alyssa has also taken her talents inside the studio to train and mentor students. She teaches in every style, including ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, modern, and contemporary. Alyssa is very excited to join Dance With Me School of Dance where she can pass on her passion for the arts to audiences and students.
Bambi Johnson/Center Stage
Bambi has been dancing since the age of two, and she has been privileged to perform with Back Alley Dancers, Maryland Ballet, Colin Dunne’s Riverdance, and the touring production of Fosse to name a few. She was an NFL cheerleader and dancer, and she was on the production staff for the NFL Pro Bowl halftime show. Currently, Bambi’s choreography can be seen in many of Maryland’s high schools and community theaters, including Cockpit in Court, Phoenix Festival Theater, DCT & Milburn Stone Theatre, as well as competitive dance teams across the country. Featured several times in the popular American Cheerleader and Dance Spirit magazines, Bambi also is listed in the national “Who’s Who Among American Dance Directors.” Bambi recently was awarded Broadway World’s 2011 Best Choreography Award for her work on Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Kristen’s family owns Swingtime Ballroom in Hydes, MD, and she also teaches ballroom at our studio.
Rewind is our dance consignment and boutique store. The shop is conveniently located inside our dance studio. Visit us today, and browse our selection of dance shoes, clothes, and costumes. We are currently accepting items for consignment.
Visit our online store through Curtain Call for Class!