Faculty

  • Courtney Christian

    Courtney has studied dance at Eileen’s Academy of Dance since the age of 3. She left the dance studio to attend college at Shippensburg University, graduating in 2013, with a degree in Communication/Journalism. She is working on pursing her career in television reporting. Courtney is now back at Eileen’s teaching her favorite classes, ballet and pointe. She looks forward to being able to share her passion for dance with her students and helping them to improve in their skills and technique.

  • Amanda Janiec

    Amanda began dancing at a young age at Eileen’s Academy of Dance in a variety styles including, tap, ballet, and pointe. After graduating high school, she attended Dickinson College for her B.S. of Chemistry. While in college, Amanda expanded her dancing repertoire to include multiple styles of swing dancing. She has taught multiple styles of swing dancing in the Pottstown, PA area with Swing Kat Entertainment and their associated groups. She is very excited to be rejoining the Eileen’s Academy of Dance faculty to teach tap.

  • Emily Papp

    Emily began dancing at the age of four with Ballet, Tap and tumbling. Her passions for dance grew into her love for Hip Hop, Lyrical and Jazz. She first entered the teaching world at her local camp where she encouraged young dancers and spread her passion and love for dance to them! She looks forward to teaching at Eileen’s Academy of Dance and is happy she will be able to continue working on both side of stage, both dancing and teaching.

  • Dr. Mani Daniel

    Dr. Mani began learning Indian Classical Dance (Bharatanatyam) at the age of three under the tutelage of Padmini Ramachandran. After receiving her dance diploma from the Padmini Institute of Fine Arts she started teaching, choreographing and staging Bharatanatyam dance recitals. After college, Mani got her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. In 2008 she again devoted herself to dance and started teaching. She is very passionate about dance and loves teaching and sharing the joy of dance with her students. Dr. Mani is very excited to find a kindred spirit in Miss Eileen and to partner Manimekalai Dance and Arts with Eileen’s Academy of Dance.

  • Sandra Weyman
    Sandra Weyman, a former champion herself, has taught many champions. She is a certified teacher, an examiner for Scotland and has judged competitions around the world.