Meet our talented staff

Jeni Hlubny 

Owner, Director, Teacher, Choreographer 

Jeni Hlubny, Owner and Director, leads our staff of teachers and award-winning choreographers at Dance Dynamix. While a student at Millersville University, Jeni was President of the Millersville University Dance Team. She later coached the team - taking them to national competitions. Jeni has received numerous dance scholarships and awards and is trained in many genres of dance. She was named “All American Dancer” by National Dance Alliance and attended Power Pak for Starpower Nationals and opened for “Battle of the Stars”. She played the role of Barbie in 'Philly Nutt Crak Up', Phantom in "Rocky Horror", Company member in "Jesus Christ Superstar" and opened for Martha Wash at the Black and White event in Philadelphia. Jeni impresses upon her students that technique can be fun and is applicable to all styles of dancing. One of her favorite accomplishments is receiving the "Best Studio Director" Award from The Royal Dance Competition in 2022. 

Emily Meola

Teacher, Choreographer 

Emily Meola found her love of dance at the age of 5, starting out in ballet and quickly expanded into jazz, lyrical, tap, contemporary, hip hop, etc. Emily grew up in the competition world, winning multiple titles, special awards, overall scores, and scholarships, and easily transitioned into a professional dance career.
While she is still very young as a choreographer, her work has already been seen on many competition stages, as well as fundraising and community events in cities surrounding her hometown of Lancaster, PA, and professional stages, such as American Music Theatre. For her choreography, she has received multiple special judges awards, high scores, and outstanding choreography awards. Performance credits include: Elf The Musical (Fulton Theatre), Dance Explosion (American Music Theatre), Philly Nutt Crak-Up (Keswick Theatre), Beyond Genesis (Mélange Contemporary Dance Company), I Want My MTV: The Sound of a Generation (Steel River Playhouse), Sparks the Stage (ContempraDance Theatre). She studied at Broadway Dance Center in the summer of 2015 as part of their Summer Professional Semester, where she had the chance to perform at the Symphony Space in Manhattan. Whether performing, teaching, or choreographing, Emily loves to get herself into everything she can in the dance world. She strongly believes in the art and storytelling, and tries to push herself and her students to find those strange and odd places that make dance so incredible and special.

Jae Eun Park

Ballet Teacher, Choreographer 

“Graceful,” “Touching,” “Elegant and expansive,” are only some of the words printed in newspapers across the globe to describe Jae Eun Park (“Jae”). Originally from South Korea, Jae began dancing at the age of 5 and was hand-selected to study in London, England at the English National Ballet School. Transitioning from student to professional performer, Jae was recruited by the Hong Kong Ballet, Asia’s premiere ballet company, performing not just in their own theatre, but on stages all across the world in Europe, Asia, and North and South America during their multiple world tours. She performed in a wide variety of ballets such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppélia, Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, Turandot, and many many others. In search of new adventure after 13 years in Hong Kong, Jae next moved to Macau, SAR China, to perform first as a dancer and later as the principal in The House of Dancing Water, a $250 million modern circus production. Finally hanging up her performance pointe shoes, Jae moved to America where she has taught ballet for 5 years, first in Las Vegas, NV before moving to Lititz, PA where she resides today. 

Maya Cruz

Hip Hop Teacher, Choreographer 

Maya has been dancing for 16 years. She began her dance journey as a technical dancer doing jazz, tap, ballet, and contemporary, to name a few, and slowly started exploring hip hop. Her love for hip hop grew immensely and she then decided to compete strictly in that genre. Maya was the captain of the team CONSTRUCT for 3 years - winning many awards including first place with her hip hop solo at Dancers Inc. She is a 7-time National Champion and a 6-time World Champion in the style of hip hop. She was also a part of the Hempfield Highschool’s dance theater productions named Body Electric, Legacy, and Blackbox. 

Juliane Flood

Teacher, Choreographer

Juliane Flood has been working in dance education for 25 years and loves continually
spreading her passion and love of dance through the generations. Juliane was the
conditioning coach and captain of the Division 1A Diamond Gem Dance Team during her four years at Temple University. She was named “All American Dancer” by National
Dance Alliance. She continued her dance studies at Temple U, with a dance minor, and
had the opportunity to study with the founder of Umfundalai African Dance. After
graduation, she coached the Millersville University Dance Team and led them to their
first NDA National Camp and Competition. Juliane enjoys helping her students reach
their maximum potential and watching them discover they are physically and mentally
stronger than they ever thought they could be. Juliane has several other passions as well.
Juliane has held various positions in communications and broadcasting at companies such as WGAL-TV and Blue Ridge Communications. Juliane currently serves as the Inspire Lancaster Coordinator at the award winning Lancaster Chamber. She was born and raised in Lancaster
County where she appeared in several productions at the Fulton Theatre. She resides in Lititz with her two “miracle baby” daughters, and her husband, Nathan. During her free time, you can find Juliane training her fitness and nutrition clients to become the healthiest version of themselves. She loves working out in all forms, dance, playing with her girls, learning, and chatting with her identical twin sister!

April Verner

Tap Teacher, Choreographer

April Verner started dancing at the age of 3 and grew up in Hershey, PA where she studied under the direction of Wendy Watson at One Broadway the Dance Centre. After high school, April moved to Manhattan, NYC where she interned at the Broadway Dance Center and STEPS for 2 years. While at BDC and STEPS, she pursued tap dancing and studied under Michael Minery, Savion Glover and ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ choreographer, Anthony Morigerato. April continued to perform alongside of Anthony
Morigerato and Michael Minery in the tap company ‘Tapaholics’ for 3 years. As a prime tapper within the company, she primarily performed at the Duke Theater on 42 nd street but also toured the east coast. She also taught at numerous tap conventions in NY, including ‘Break the Floor’ and ‘Slide’, and has
choreographed dozens of performances since leaving the city. Today, April enjoys her time painting, hiking and spending time with her two beautiful children, husband and 120 pound Greater Swiss
Mountain Dog!

Shannon DePaul

Ballet Teacher, Choreographer

Miss Shannon received her early dance training in Connecticut at Dance Dimensions, LLC where she was a competitive dancer, and later went on to receive a B.A. in communication and minor in dance from the University of Hartford in 2014. While in college, Shannon trained with Hilda Morales, Debra Collins-Ryder, Nina Watt, and Ralph Perkins at The Hartt School. She was a member of the UHart Dance Team for four years, and held the position of captain & choreographer for three. Shannon attended various summer intensives with American Academy of Ballet, New Haven Ballet, and the Dance Masters of America Student Honors Intensive Program. She performed in the Danbury Music Centre's Nutcracker Ballet for many years, dancing the roles of Dew Drop Fairy and Clara, amongst others. When not in the studio, Miss Shannon works as an advertising & marketing professional in Downtown Lancaster. 

Laura Rodgers

Ballet Teacher, Choreographer

Laura grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Throughout her childhood, she danced at Cricket’s Performing Arts studying lyrical, ballet, pointe, and jazz. Laura was also a member of her high school’s Show Choir and participated in spring musicals. Laura has an M.S. in Human Nutrition from the University of Delaware (UD) and a B.S. in dietetics with a minor in dance also from UD. In college, she participated in the UD Dance Minor Concert each year and performed with student groups including Delaware Repertory Dance Company and Harrington Theatre Arts Company. She has been dancing with Nova Dance Company since 2016. Laura is so excited to be teaching at Dance Dynamix!

Rachel Aukamp

Teacher, Choreographer

Rachel Aukamp has been with Dance Dynamix since its inception. She has been trained in all styles of dance but finds lyrical, jazz and contemporary to be her favorites. She competed for eight years receiving many awards for both her group and solo performances. She won the overall high-scoring solo at “That’s Entertainment” two years in a row and was asked to be part of the opening number at
Groove’s national competition. She has won numerous judges awards for her stage presence and turning ability. She also received the iDance4aCure Courage, Strength, and Commitment award. Rachel is currently a student at Lebanon Valley College, where she is part of their dance team. She looks
forward to helping teach her students how to use dance as a form of self-expression.