New Cumberland, PA
Lindsay (Slobodnyak) grew up outside of Pittsburgh, PA. Although she danced in and helped choreograph the talent shows for her mother’s babysitting business during childhood, she never formally got into dance until she fell out of a tree at 12 years old. Her mother put in her dance classes to help regain flexibility in her back, but dancing soon turned into something Lindsay never stopped doing from there.
In the years that followed, she took classes in jazz, musical theater, and tap at local dance studios. She also participated in her high school’s musicals and in two operettas, one of which she co-choreographed. After graduating high school, Lindsay went on to Messiah College where she took classes in jazz, tap, Irish, and modern dance through Acclamation Dance Ministry. During her time there, Lindsay taught Tap I, participated in the dance outreach ministry, and ran a dance workshop at a local church. She also had the opportunity to take modern dance while studying abroad in Ecuador, teach dance at Sandy Hill Camp (Maryland), and serve on a performing arts missions team (Hilton Head Island, South Carolina) through North American Missions Board.
After graduating college, Lindsay began teaching Spanish and ESL at a middle school in York, PA and served with HEADS UP Lancaster, an urban arts program for kids. Since 2011, she has taught beginner and intermediate/advanced Irish and beginner, intermediate, and advanced tap at Reverence Studios. She married her husband David in August 2014 and now lives in New Cumberland, teaching within the West Shore School District.