Mrs. Patty Nowak-Briggs
- As the Owner and Dance
Instructor at Charlotte Braun Dance Studio,
Patty is a member of Dance Educators of America, Dance Masters of America,
Dance Masters of Ohio, and a graduate of Dance Masters of America Teacher's
Training School. She also has her bachelor's degree in Physical Sciences
(Athletic Training) from John Carroll University and her law degree from
Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of law. Patty is also
a certified ZUMBA instructor.
Patty has been dancing since the age of two and teaching for over ten
years. Growing up while attending Charlotte Braun Dance Studio has
allowed Patty to view first-hand the importance of a quality dance
education accompanied by discipline and respect.
Mrs. Melissa Thomas-Edington - As a Dance Instructor at the
studio, Melissa began her dance training
at the age of four at Charlotte Braun Dance Studio, and also studied
jazz dance from Dee Hillier. Melissa earned her BFA in dance from
the University of Akron, and has since danced her way onto broadway
as a Radio City Rockette!
Office Manager of the studio, Kelly also studied dance at
Charlotte Braun as a child. She now has her own two children who
study dance at the studio as well.