meet the staff

meet the staff

Kimberly Field


Kimberly Field is a native of Calgary, Canada where she began her dance training at the age of three. In Calgary, she performed with Calaway Live, the Quiksilver Dance Team (National Basketball League) and appeared in many local educational films. She choreographed the Country group, Sisters, choreographed for the Miss Canada Pageant and worked with the Front Row Center Players as Assistant Choreographer.

At Shenandoah University, Miss Kim had the opportunity to train with many great teachers including, Erica Helm, Alan Arnett, Mary Robare, Susan Shields, Lynn Simonson, Christine Daikin, Jane Franklin, Doug Elkins, Sean Curran, Robert Duvall (Tango) and others. During this time Kimberly’s choreography was presented at three American College Dance Festivals. In 1999 she received her BFA in Dance Performance with additional course work in Education. Her awards from Shenandoah University include the 1999 Dance Educator of the Year and the 1998 Elizabeth Weil Bergmann Award for Choreographic Excellence. Upon graduation she taught for Shenandoah University and began a daily Dance Program at Berkley Springs High School in Berkley Springs, West Virginia. For the Winchester Public School system she choreographed full length productions of Guys and Dolls ’00 and Fiddler on the Roof ’99.

Upon arriving in Staunton in 2001, Kimberly taught Ballet and Jazz Technique at JMU and opened Valley Dance Theatre in May of 2004. VDT is now entering its 13th season and the Valley Dance Theatre Performance Company has won numerous awards under the direction of Ms. Field. Her students have been admitted to the Dance Programs at Marymount New York, Pace, Dean, Sarah Lawrence, GMU, JMU and Shenandoah University; assisted for Dancemakers Inc; and performed on Broadway, on major cruise lines, in music videos, and at large amusements parks. Kimberly is a Registered Teacher for the Royal Academy of Dance and Acrobatic Arts, Judges for the State Dance Championships and Showstopper and is a Certified Zumba instructor

Brooke Driver

Dance Instructor

Brooke Driver obtained her Bachelor’s of Arts in Dance with a concentration in education and choreography from Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA in 2003. While attending Mercyhurst she was on a dance merit scholarship and a member of the Mercyhurst Dancers and Lake Erie Ballet Company. Miss Brooke spent much of her younger years studying the Royal Academy of Dancing Syllabus and completed many Grade and Major RAD Examinations. Brooke was also a member of the area Shenandoah Civic Dance Company for eleven years. Since her completion of college she has had the opportunity to teach at numerous studios across the state; from Manassas to Lexington and from Orange to Monterey. Brooke was also an adjunct teacher with the Shenandoah Valley Governors School within their Theatre Department teaching Dance for Actors. She has also taken a great interest in Musical Theatre production and has choreographed numerous full length productions including; The King and I, Footloose, Copacabana and Once on this Island. Brooke has been with valley dance theatre for over ten years and is also the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Holiday Inn in Charlottesville.

Christina Tweardy

Dance Instructor

Christina Tweardy received a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance from George Mason University in 2004 and her K-12 Virginia Certification in Dance in 2007. Miss Tina also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Indiana University of Pennsylvania which she received in 1999. Tina was a member of George Mason Dance Company from 2002-04. She also was a member of the IUP Dance Company from 1998-1999 and Assistant Choreographer for the Theater Department’s productions of “My Fair Lady” and “Hair”. While at George Mason, she premiered pieces for Elizabeth Price and Boris Willis as well as being a contributing choreographer for the Company. During 2003-2004 she was Artistic Director for a community theater program in Fairfax, Virginia. Tina has been a dance instructor at Valley Dance Theatre for over ten years. In her other life she is currently employed by Staunton High School as a Science teacher.

Haley Hudson

Music Instructor

Haley Hudson grew up in the Shenandoah Valley surrounded by music. Miss Haley comes from a musical family where she started learning to play piano with her mom and guitar with her dad. Singing has always been her biggest passion, so she went on to receive her Bachelors in Music Education with a concentration in voice from Shenandoah University. She also received a Performance Certificate with the help and training of her voice teacher, Dr. Kathryn Green. Haley is currently in her fourth year of teaching music at Clymore Elementary School, and she is looking forward to joining the VDT team!

Miguel Perez

Dance Instructor

Miguel Perez started dancing at the University of Arizona where he was fortunate enough to receive a 4-year scholarship for dance. He then went on to dance for both River North Dance Company and Hubbard Street 2 in Chicago. After making a change from concert to commercial dance, Mr Miguel moved to Las Vegas to dance for Celine Dion A New Day at Caesars Palace. Once the Celine show closed in Vegas, Miguel was fortunate enough to go on Celine Dion’s world tour Taking Chances, where he was also dance captain. After being on tour, Miguel made LA his new home. He filmed two workout videos for Hip Hop abs and Dancing with the Stars. He’s appeared on America’s Got Talent, SYTYCD, and has danced with Leona Lewis on Dancing with the Stars. Miguel was also a featured dancer in the show Viva Elvis for Cirque Du Soleil. He has performed on the Miss USA Pageant and Miss Universe. He also danced for Paulina Rubio in Mexico City. Miguel has filmed two movies: Behind the Candelabra where he worked with Marguerite Derricks and Ted 2, choreographed by Rob Ashford. Other jobs he has done are a commercial for Acura with Ryan Heffington, BODYTRAFFIC Dance Company, Shania Twain’s show at Cesar’s Palace Casino in Las Vegas, The Oscars, performed with Taylor Swift on the AMA’s, and The Kennedy Honors awards tribute to Rita Moreno. His most recent credits include Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers at the Wynn casino and dance captain for The Donny/Marie Osmond Show. He has had the privilege to work with some of the most influential names in concert dance and commercial world like Jamie King, Vincent Paterson, Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman Tabitha and Napoleon, Mandy Moore, Stacey Tookey, Bonnie Story, Tyce Diorio, Hofesh Shechter, Kyle Abraham, Victor Quijada, Richard Siegel, and Sidra Bell. When Miguel is not dancing, he is also teaching for Cirque du Soleil’s shows, universities, dance companies, and studios all over the US. So many great artists have influenced Miguel’s career and his goal is to share his knowledge and inspire a new generation of dancers.

Hailey Rosvall

Dance Instructor

Hailey Rosvall started dancing at Valley Dance Theatre at 4 years old and quickly joined the VDTPC. She has won several awards including a Ballet Scholarship from Radix, a Die Hard Dance Award, 9th place with a solo at Nuvo and 7th place with a duet at Dance Makers. Miss Hailey loves teaching dance and can’t wait to be part of the VDT Team this year!

Ammara Shafqat

Dance Instructor

Ammara Shafqat is a dance educator and dance artist from Harrisonburg, VA. She is a graduate of James Madison University, earning her BA in Dance in May 2021. During her time at James Madison University, Miss Ammara was a member of JMU’s pre-professional dance company, the Virginia Repertory Dance Company, as well as the Co-Director of JMU’s Associate Dance Ensemble, a dance ensemble for first-year Dance Major students. In addition to her teaching work, Ammara has had the privilege of working with globally-recognized artists, including Abraham.In.Motion, Kiki Lucas, Rubén Graciani, and Matt Pardo and has attended The Movement Invention Project summer intensive. Ammara has served as the Youth Advancement Programs Manager, Youth Company Director and taught Modern classes last year at Cora Dance in Red Hook, Brooklyn. This is her second year as a dancer with the company Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance. Ammara is excited to be back in Virginia as a new adjunct professor of Ballet at Mary Baldwin University, and she is excited to share and create with Valley Dance Theatre for her first time.

Shelby Sulesky

Dance Instructor

Shelby grew up dancing at Valley Dance Theatre and took her first dance class when she was just three years old. She continued dancing and was a student at vdt for 15 years. At the studio, she was able to be a member of the Valley Dance Theatre Performance Company for 11 years where she had the opportunity to travel to conventions and learn from a variety of different teachers. Shelby has taken classes and competed at competitions including Dance Makers, Jump, Revel, Radix, Velocity, Nuvo and more. Throughout her time at conventions and competitions, she received multiple class scholarships and awards with the team. She loves being in the studio and can’t wait to share her passion of dance with others.

Abigail Olshin

Front Desk

Abigail Olshin is a director, actor, and playwright, from Rockville Maryland. She received her high-school training at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Stratford Festival in Canada. She went on to graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she received a double degree in Theatre and English and a minor in Arts Leadership. At the University of Maryland, she performed roles including Marie Antoinette in The Revolutionists, and Mrs. Linde in A Doll House, as well as directing productions such as “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and “Martius, A One Act Virtual Musical”. In addition to her work and training in the theatre, Abigail is also an arts administrator. She has worked for the Maryland School of Dance, and most recently served as the Ticketing Coordinator and Administrative Assistant at Maryland Youth Ballet. Abigail is currently a graduate student in the Shakespeare & Performance MLitt/MFA program at Mary Baldwin University, and is excited to join the team at Valley Dance Theatre!

Jess Greenburg

Admin + Social Media Manager

Jess Greenburg has been working as an Admin and Social Media Manager at VDT since 2022. She grew up dancing, primarily trained in classical ballet, and has continued dancing professionally as an adult in Los Angeles. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Ursinus College, where she graduated summa cum laude and salutatorian of her class. She works for VDT remotely from Los Angeles, where she enjoys surfing, hiking, and trying every boba shop she can find. Her favorite part of working for VDT is helping new families choose the perfect dance class!


The entire staff is amazing. All the way from the instructors to the office manager, I'm so thankful to have found Valley Dance Theatre.

I love that VDT takes dancing seriously while also being such a positive and welcoming environment. The artistry and professionalism of the dancers of all levels is amazing to see at performances.

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1744 Englewood Drive, Staunton VA 24401

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Sunday : Closed

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Valley Dance Theatre is a children's dance studio located in Staunton with an award-winning team dedicated to providing the best dance instruction whilst also empowering tomorrow's leaders.

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M-Thu : 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Fri : Closed

Sat : 9:00am-12:00pm

Sunday : Closed

ADDRESS: 1744 Englewood Drive, Staunton VA 24401

Telephone: +1 540-213-3908

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