Pinnell Dance Centre | HALL OF FAME
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Pinnell Dancers soar in life. Dancing at Pinnell gives students the confidence needed to excel both in and out of the studio. We take great pride in our students and encourage them to reach for the stars! Below are just a few of the accomplishments of Pinnell Dancers that set us apart from other studios.

Jeri Pinnell and Amy Splitt-Wright


Amy has performed in the opening number of the Tony Awards live from Radio City Music Hall, has been seen on the Rosie O’Donnell and David Letterman shows, danced and sang in CATS on Broadway, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Requiem Variation, and performed in Disney Orlando and Disney Tokyo.

Brooke Shepherd - Hall of Fame - Pinnell Dance Centre


Brooke is now on tour with on tour in Germany with Helene Fischer.  She can been seen in music videos and has toured with Jay-Z, Beyonce, Adam Lambert, and many more amazing artists.  She has also danced on TV’s “Your Mama Don’t Dance”, “Glee”, “American Idol” and on the Billboard Music Awards.

Rhonda Watson-Notary Pinnell Dance Centre Hall of Fame


Rhonda performed in the Broadway tour of Will Roger Follies and for years as a Rockette in New York City.

Jennifer Morris-Grasso Pinnell Dance Centre Hall of Fame


Jennifer danced in Broadway Tours of 42nd Street and Will Rogers Follies.

Devin Buchanan Pinnell Dance Centre Hall of Fame


Devin trained with Alvin Ailey and joined the Gus Giordano Dance Company, Chicago.

Sarah Grooms - Pinnell Dance Centre Hall of Fame


Sarah Grooms is a Radio City Rockette, danced on the MTV awards with Beyonce, in Diane Von Furstenburg’s Fashion Show, and in Oprah Winfrey’s celebration at Radio City!

Karalyn West Pinnell Dance Centre Hall of Fame


Karalyn West (Gliebe) is a Professional Model and Hot Power Vinyasa, Yoga Sculpt, and Paddle Yoga instructor. She is sponsored by GLIDE SUP boards and is a Lululemon registered instructor. Karalyn was on “Project Runway” and has magazine and book covers as a top model.

So You Think You Can Dance - Pinnell Dance Centre Hall of Fame


Devin Buchanan, Jessalyn Gliebe-Keywork, and Amanda Cardenas were seen on So You Think You Can Dance.

Jessalyn Gliebe-Keywork Pinnell Dance Centre Hall of Fame


Jessalyn danced in the tour of “OZ” and appeared in Nike and Asics ads.

Stephanie Lynne Mason


Stephanie was Maria in the tour of West Side Story, performed in Fiddler on the Roof and is currently performing in Million Dollar Quartet.

Anthony Lampron - Pinnell Dance Centre Hall of Fame


Anthony Lampron danced on the hit television show “Dance Moms”.

Dr Oz New York City Rachel Zain  Ryan Shaw Jessalyn Gliebe-Keywork – Pinnell Dance Centre Hall of Fame


Rachel Zain and Ryan Shaw danced with other Broadway dancers in the opening number of Dr. Oz’s Charity Ball in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NYC. Jessalyn Gliebe-Keywork rocked the red carpet promoting health. Rachel, Ryan, Sela Williams and Christian Green also danced in the opening number for Dr. Oz’s charity in California.

Lauryn Lloyd - Pinnell Dance Centre - Hall of Fame


Lauryn is currently dancing on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and danced at Busch Gardens.

Pinnell Dance Centre - Flash Mob - Easton - Safe Auto

150 Pinnell Dancers danced in Safe Auto’s Flash Mob at Easton Town Center and were featured on Safe Auto’s television commercial.

Alex Turcola - Pinnell Dance Centre - Hall of Fame


Alex toured with Beauty and the Beast and Emceed for a national dance competition.

Tanzommer - Pinnell Dance Centre - Hall of Fame


Pinnell Dance Centre represented the United States as one of four dance companies invited to perform in the prestigious “Tanzsommer Tour” in Europe in 2001 and 2005, including concerts in Paris, France; Innsbruck, Austria; and St. Johann in Tirol.

25000 Ballet Company - Hospital - Hall of Fame - Pinnell Dance Centre


Pinnell Ballet Company has donated over $30,000 to Children’s Hospital and to Spinal Muscular Atrophy from our spring performances.

Chaz Wolcott - Pinnell Dance Centre - Hall of Fame


Chaz Wolcott is currently in the national tour of NEWSIES. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oklahoma City University as a Dance Performance major. As a member of American Spirit Dance Company he served as Company Deputy and Dance Captain. He has been on The King of Queens, Good Morning America and in the national tour of CATS.

Ben Saraniero danced at Hershey Park, Kings Island, and on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

Jimmy Heywood and Jody Layman won Star Search as a dancing duet. Jimmy Heywood danced at Opryland and has created his very own dance competition.

Karen Brown danced at Great Escape, NY.

Vanessa Chisom is filming and choreographing music videos in Atlanta.

Taya Elzey-Lukacsko sang and danced at Busch Gardens, Kings Island and with the Beach Boys. Tricia Elzey performed at Kings Island.

 Autumn Edwards danced in Hawaii on Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Ashley and Devon Kincaid have performed on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Disney Cruise Lines. India Granderson danced on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

Michelle Dowling and Amy Cheney performed on Carnival Cruise Lines.


Tanisha Alexander studied with the prestigious Alvin Ailey Company. Tanisha is currently a Cleveland Cavs girl and a Cincinnati Bengal!

Nicole Saul danced at Bally’s Las Vegas.

Lily Lewis and Rachel Zain were cast as 1940′s solo tap dancers for MAC cosmetics industrials.

The Pinnell Dancers are featured in the upcoming music video promoting the tv series “School of Hard Knocks”.


Pinnell produces an annual Christmas Extravaganza in conjunction with the Gahanna Lions Club, Gahanna Parks and Recreation, Kiwanis, and Gahanna Senior Dancers, with all proceeds of canned goods going to feed needy Gahanna families.


Pinnell hosted the famous Moscow Ballet Company during their Columbus performance because of our professional classrooms and floors.


Disney World holds auditions at Pinnell Dance Centre.


Pinnell Dance Centre is a community oriented studio that enjoys performing throughout Central Ohio. Some places we have been seen include: Fourth of July, First Night Columbus, the Columbus Zoo, Big Bear, Target, local churches and festivals, senior citizen homes, etc.


Pinnell alumni teach or own studios throughout the country including Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Orlando, Tennessee, Baltimore, Los Angeles, etc.

One of our favorite things is that no matter where Pinnell Dancers go they love their Ohio roots! O-H-I-O! Give Em Pinnell!

Stephanie Lynne Mason Million Dollar Quartet O-H-I-O Buckeyes Pinnell Dance Centre

Stephanie Lynne Mason
Million Dollar Quartet O-H-I-O!

Karalyn West O-H-I-O Buckeyes Yoga Pinnell Dance Centre

Karalyn West

Sarah Grooms Radio City Rockettes O-H-I-O Buckeyes Pinnell Dance Centre

Sarah Grooms
Radio City Rockettes O-H-I-O!