ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS...
Director, Ms. Cheryl Gorenflo, began studying dance at the age of three. During her high school years she attended the School For Creative and Performing Arts where she majored in dance and instrumental music. She has been teaching dance to students ages 3-18 for the past 13 years. Ms. Cheryl is trained in the areas of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, pom, modern, and tumbling/gymnastics. Ms. Cheryl established Off The Edge Dance in August of 2012. She recently resigned, after her 9th season as the Director for the Harrison Jr High and High School Dance Teams. She is also the former dance instructor for both the Harrison Elementary School and Welch Elementary dance programs. Ms. Cheryl is an 8th grade reading teacher at Mt. Healthy City Schools. She resides in Cincinnati with her daughters, Emma, 7 years, Ella, 4 years, and her son, Jayden, 4 months.
Ms. Samantha Blackwell is a Harrison graduate and a Harrison Jr/Sr High Dance Team alumni. Samantha started dance in 8th grade on the Harrison Jr. High Dance Team with Ms. Cheryl Gorenflo. She competed throughout her high school years and held several positions on the high school officer line, ending her last year of high school leading her team on the floor as Senior Captain. After graduation, Samantha has continued to share her passion for dance as a former assistant instructor for the Harrison Elementary dance program. Samantha is a nursing student at Cincinnati State. Samantha states, "I want to spread the love of this beautiful art form to as many as I can in hopes that it will become a permanent part of someone else's life as it has mine!"
Ms. Caitlynn Harp has been in dance since age 4, under Cheryl Gorenflo’s direction starting in 8th grade. Caitlynn is a Harrison graduate and dance team alumni. She lead her team as an officer during her last two years of high school. Caitlynn is now on her second year of instructing dance, formally an assistant instructor for the Harrison Elementary dance program. Caitlynn is a student of University of Cincinnati majoring in Medical Imaging.