Shannon has always loved dance! She began taking dancing since she was
ten years old and has done musical theater for 8 years. She trained and
was on the West Clermont Dance Company. Shannon is currently going to
school for early childhood education. Shannon is so excited to teach with
Webby and bring the art of dance to all the kids and their schools.
Miss Alaina‘s love for dance began at the age of three. When she was young,
she studied primarily ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. She danced on her
school dance teams in junior high, high school, and college where she served
as a team captain. Miss Alaina has taught combo classes (ballet, jazz, tap,
and acro) to 1st-4th graders. She has also served as head coach for a junior
dance/cheer team (5th-6th grade).
Miss Alaina has a degree in English: Creative Writing from The University of
Kansas and currently lives in the Cincinnati area with her husband and young
son. Miss Alaina enjoys sharing her love for dance to the next generation of
dancers. She is excited to provide dance education in an encouraging and
positive learning environment to her WEBBY Dance students.
Alyssa has a passion for dance, and has been dancing all her life. She
began dance lessons at age 3, and danced competitively with her
studio’s dance team. Also passionate for working with individuals who
have special needs, Alyssa combined her interests and began teaching
children with Down syndrome in high school. After high school
graduation, she became a teacher at the studio she trained with, and fell
in love with teaching all styles of dance to all ages.
Alyssa is graduating from Wright State University in December with a
Rehabilitation Services degree, and plans to continue combining her
loves for dance and therapy. She is excited about sharing her love of
dance with people of all abilities.
Charli began her training in competitive gymnastics winning two state
titles before finding her passion in ballet. She trained at Ballet Western
Reserve in Youngstown, Ohio in classical ballet and modern dance. Charli
performed in Snow White, and in The Nutcracker as the Sugar Plum Fairy
two consecutive years. She also performed in the Lake Erie Ballet
Nutcracker, as well as in Appalachian Spring with the Youngstown
Symphony, and with Opera Western Reserve.
Charli has studied with Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Met,
Indiana University and at University of Cincinnati. After a hip injury, Charli
chose to attend UC where she graduated with honors in English Creative
Writing. Charli has a love of choreographing and teaching children of all
ages the joy of dancing.
Office: P.O. Box 711, West Chester, OH 45071
Ms. Kara began her dance journey over 20 years ago as a student
of Helen Palma's with Webby Dance Company in Fairfield Ohio. She
has continued her journey throughout the years and began teaching
& choreographing over 10 years ago. She primarily teaches ballet,
tap, jazz and acrobatics and has brought her knowledge with her to
Webby. Her passion for teaching, being creative, and having fun is
reflected in her teaching and encourages all her students to be
positive, and most importantly, to have FUN!
Founder of the national WEBBY Dance Company. Although the corporation
is now owned and operated by her daughter Becky, she continues doing
what she loves and that is teaching dance to children.
Mackenzie has always had a passion for dance. She began dancing when
she was 2 1/2 years old with Helen Palma and the Webby dance company,
from there she stayed with Webby Dance until she was 8 years old. She
continued her dancing at The Studio for Dance in competitive dance
until she was 18 years old. She has trained in ballet, lyrical, contemporary,
tap, and clogging. Mackenzie completed 2 years at Miami university with
psychology, and is currently studying at the University of Cincinnati for
her remaining two years in a psychology degree. Mackenzie is extremely
excited to continue her love for dance through teaching children of all
ages and abilities!
Ms. Melissa has danced most of her life, beginning at age five. She was an
assistant Instructor at her mother’s dance studio and continued her
teaching experience while attending Millikan High School in Long Beach,
California. Melissa was on the Advanced Dance Team at Millikan, where
she choreographed and taught routines for their many performances. In
1985, Melissa moved to Eugene, Oregon and started a WEBBY Dance
Company which served 300 students. Moving back to Long Beach in 1993,
Melissa worked at the WEBBY Dance Company Corporate Headquarters
as the Office Manager. She is currently a Franchisee in the Greater
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. Melissa is the daughter of Helen Palma,
the founder of WEBBY Dance Company, and sister to Becky Weber,
Corporate Owner of WEBBY Dance Company.