"A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of him/herself and his/her
contribution to praise the skill of the others."  
--Norman S. Hidle

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Miss Rose has been dancing for 42 years and teaching/choreographing 29 of those years.  She is a 1987 graduate of
Sissonville High School and a 2004 Cum Laude graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University with a BA in Organizational
Leadership and Development.  On November 15, 2010 she completed a Master of Science in Leadership from
Wheeling Jesuit University.  In her spare time she works as the Executive Administrator in Placements with
International Cultural Exchange Services.  
Rose began dancing at the age of 5 with Jean Smithers in Belle, WV.  Miss Jean was also her mother’s dance
teacher in the 1950’s.  Throughout her career she studied under various instructors both locally and nationally such
as Mr. Deturio, Deanna Edens, Donna Dan, Connie Percozzi, the late Gus Giordano, Lynda Gauche, Jerry Rose,
Anthony LaCascio, the late Tommy Walsh and many others.  Rose opened her own studio in 1999 after Deanna's
School of
Dance closed its doors.  Each year the studio has grown artistically.  There are now 3 levels of competition teams and
classes for ages 3 through adult.  Rose believes you never have to stop dancing and her first dance job was teaching
a group of retired ladies tap.  It is from this job that her inspiration began.  Nancy Ruddle, a student of that class was a
classically trained ballerina in the 1930's and saw something in Rose that told her she would someday own her own
studio and share her love of dance with many others.  12 years later, that became a reality.  Rose now instructs the
competition teams along with other classes in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, contemporary and lyrical.  She also works on a
contract basis for color guard choreography, judging events and presenting workshops/seminars.

Rose truly believes everyone should have the opportunity to learn about dance.  It brings to the eye what music stirs in
our souls.

Other credits for Rose include:
2016 Rifle and Visual Tech for Hurricane HS Marching Band/Flags
2016 Designer/Choreographer for Flags with Greenbrier East HS
2016 Movement and Body Tech for St. Albans HS Flags
23 years as the color guard instructor at St. Albans High School
15 years as dance team instructor also at St. Albans High School
Other color guard work includes McKinley Middle School, Sissonville Middle School (1986-1989), South Charleston
Middle School (1989-1995), Sherman High School (1993-1997), Sissonville High School (2007),  AJ Middle School
(2007), and West Virginia State
University Flag Corp (2008).

Show Choir Choreography Credits:
1992-1999  St. Albans High School
1998-2005  Nitro High School Show Cats
2007-2009  Riverside High School

Theatre Credits:
Charleston Stage Company:  Tommy, Ain't Misbehavin', Return to the Forbidden Planet and Batboy

St. Albans High School:  Lil' Abner and Grease

Squonk Opera’s “Charleston the Opera” (2008) as part of Festivall Charleston
Rose would like to thank her Mom for always believing and loving
her and teaching her how to be strong and resilient, Nancy
Ruddle for seeing something in her before she even knew and
always believing in her, Tim White for helping her grow as an
artist, to know the motto
"What will be, will be" and for being her
friend, her students as they all are truly a gift to her life, and  Dr.
Fred Lambert for helping her find the strength to persevere and
conquer!
Miss Vivian began dancing at the age of 10 under the direction of Rebecca Ailes.  She began
competitive dancing at the age of 11, which has given her the privilege of participating in workshops
with Mallory Graham, Debbie Dee, Robin Ryan, Stepp Stewart, and several other professional
choreographers and instructors.  Vivian became an assistant instructor at Becky's Dance Express
at the age of 13 and became an instructor at the age of 15, teaching primarily ballet and tap
classes.  She continued working with Rebecca Ailes until the studio closed in 1998.  At that time,
she graduated from Nitro High School and took a brief break from dancing.  Vivian began taking
ballet, modern, and jazz classes at Marshall University, under the direction of Leah Copley, while
completing her undergraduate education.  Following the completion of her undergraduate program,
Vivian dedicated her attention toward completing her graduate program at Marshall University.  
Once she completed her graduate program, she returned to dance.  She began dancing at RM
Productions last year.  Dancing will always be an integral part of her life.  It is a passion she
developed at an early age, thanks to the dedication and love of her instructors.
Miss Corrie begain dancing at age 3 ½ under the teachings of Deanna’s School of Dance. She began
competing with solos, duets, and groups at age 7 under the direction of Miss Rose. While competing she
had the privilege of taking many workshops and traveling and winning a nationals award.  Corrie began
teaching at age 16, with mostly tap, ballet, and baby and beginner classes. After graduating from George
Washington High school, she continued to teach and dance until taking a break in 2006 for a couple
years to start a family. Once her girls started to show her same love of dance she returned back to
teaching.

Miss Corrie currently lives in Dunbar, with her husband Heath, and two daughters, Layla and Abigail.
Corrie is currently a stay-at-home mom and Independent Director with Thirty One gifts.  Corrie really
enjoys teaching and watching new dancers learn and discover their way on the dance floor. She hopes to
continue to dance for many years and continuing to share her passion and love with those who want to
learn the beautiful art of dance.
Meagan is in the 9th grade at George
Washington High  School, where she has
been tapped into the JA Honor Corps.
Meagan started dance at the age of 9. She
began classes at McCalla Academy of Dance
in her hometown of McCalla, AL.  She studied
ballet, jazz, tap, and lyrical. Meagan
competed with the M.A.D. competition jazz
team. She and her family recently moved to
Charleston, WV a few years ago.  After the
move, she started studying with Miss Rose
and Mrs. Leigh Ann at RM Productions.  
Meagan participates in all junior and senior
team competition dances, and also
competes a solo. Meagan is a perfectionist,
and loves to apply that to dance.  She loves to
learn and grow with dance in every way she
can.  Meagan loves to be on stage, and is so
grateful for her new dance family here in
Charleston.
Maddie is an 8th grader at John Adams
Middle School, where she is on the A-B
Honor Roll. Maddie started dance at the age
of 8.  She began classes at McCalla
Academy of Dance in her hometown of
McCalla, AL.  She studied ballet, jazz, tap and
lyrical. Maddie competed with the M.A.D.
competition jazz team.  She and her family
just moved to Charleston, WV a few years
ago.  After the move, she started studying
with Miss Rose and Mrs. Leigh Ann at RM
Productions. Maddie participates in all junior
team competition dances. You can see
Maddie’s heart and soul in her dance.  She
loves to be on stage, and dancing with her
friends.  Maddie is so grateful for her new
dance family here in Charleston.
To contact Miss Rose, you may email her at tappinrose@aol.com
or you may call the studio at 304-766-8234.
Staff Not Pictured:

Miss Kate
Miss Liberty
Miss Ashton
Miss Carly
Hello my name is Angela George. I am a free lance choreographer specializing in hip hop and tap. I have been
dancing for over 24 years and have been working with show choirs for over 9 years. I was also the owner and
operator of Thee Dance Zone of Charleston. WV from 2010-2014. I am the reigning champ of Charlestons
Dancing With The Stars for the last two years. I work in schools with dance programs all over Kanawha County.  I
have choreographed as well as performed in many musicals such as Grease, Wild Wild Wildest West, Alice in
Wonderland and Into The Woods. I compete locally and in surrounding states yearly with my dance crew 3d. I have
won numerous awards such as platinum,double platinums, 1st overalls and most entertaining. I love not only the
performing arts but the visual arts as well. I am a graduate of West Virginia State University with a Major in the
Art's. This is my first year with RM Productions and I'm very excited to start this new journey!
Miss. Angela
Miss Ashton
Student Assistant
Hi, I’m Ashton Settle.  I am fifteen soon to be
sixteen and I attend George Washington High
School.  I am now a sophomore and my favorite
subject would have to be science.  I hope to one
day major in occupational therapy and as a side
job have my own studio.  I have always had a
passion for dance.  I am currently on the senior
team and have been for three years now.  But that
doesn’t include all my years of dance.  I have
danced for RM Productions since I was three.  And
if you are good with math that shows I have been
with the studio for 12/13 years.  I have also taught
for two years as a student assistant.  My favorite
genre of dance would have to be lyrical.  I have
loved lyrical ever since I did my first lyrical solo to “It’
s the climb” when I was eight!  Dance isn’t just a
hobby I do for fun, dance is a form of
communication I have grown into loving.  Dance
allows one to express your feelings through a way
of body language and moving without saying a
word.  I couldn’t imagine my life without dance.  I
am truly blessed from God to be able to dance,
and I could not appreciate it enough what gift he
has given me.