OWNER

 

DIANA LYNN RIELAGE

Diana has been dancing since the age of 3 and has owned and operated the

Diana Lynn School of Dance for almost 60 years.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Cincinnati and has been a member of Dance Masters of America since 1979 with certification in ballet, tap and jazz.  She served as president of the Bluegrass Chapter of Dance Masters and her students have held the titles of

 Petite Miss, Junior Miss and Teen Miss for Dance Masters at the state level.

Diana's students have won numerous local, regional and national dance awards and

 the "Diana Lynn Dancers" are sought after performers.

Diana and her husband, Bob, have three grown sons who all danced while they were growing up.  They also have 7 grandchildren!

Diana's favorite dancer is Tommy Tune!

 

 


 

 


 

 

STAFF

GINA BUSCH BASTIN

 

Gina began her dance life as a 3 year-old at the Diana Lynn School of Dance.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Cincinnati and has been a member of Dance Masters of America since 2003 with certification in ballet, tap and jazz.  She currently works for Fifth Third Bank.

Gina has been teaching dance at Finneytown Elementary since 2007 and has been an instructor at the Diana Lynn School of Dance and a member of Dance Masters of America since 2003.  Her specialties are Pre-School and Teen classes.  As a member of the "Diana Lynn Dancers", Gina has won numerous local, regional and national awards.

Gina's favorite dancer is Ann Reinking!

 

 

 

 


 

 

TAWANNA WILSON MOLTER

Tawanna has been dancing since the age of 3 and has been teaching for almost 20 years. She has been a show choir and competition choreographer and has taught at several area elementary schools.  She teaches the "Dance With Me" class for 2 year olds and a parent. Tawanna has a Master's degree in Education from the University of Cincinnati and is currently the Events Coordinator for Colerain Township.  She has been a member of Dance Masters of America since 2003 and is certified in ballet, tap and jazz.Tawanna's two children are students at the Diana Lynn School of Dance and she loves watching them grow and blossom as dancers. 

Her favorite dancer is Gene Kelly!

 

 

 

 

 


 

LAURA DROPPELMAN PIERCE

 Laura has been dancing since 4th grade and has been teaching dance since 1993. She has taught at several elementary schools in the area and is the adult ballet and tap teacher at the Diana Lynn School of Dance.Laura has been a member of Dance Masters of America since 2003 with certification in ballet, tap and jazz.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Cincinnati and works at SurePoint.

Laura’s favorite dancer is Bill “Bojangles” Robinson!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

HIP HOP INSTRUCTOR

 

 JULIE ROSTRON RUMPKE

 Julie has been dancing since the age of 4 starting at her elementary school and later at the Diana Lynn School of Dance.  She danced at Xavier University and was also a member of the Cincinnati Reds Dance Crew.  Julie has a Bachelor's degree in Education and a Master's degree in Reading, both from Xavier University.  She has taught 2nd grade for over 17 years.

Julie loves sharing her passion for dance with her daughter and with her students as our Hip Hop instructor.  She has been choreographing and teaching dance since 2005.

Her favorite dancer is Misty Copeland!

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

ASSISTANT TEACHER

 

HOLLY PETROCELLI WOODS

 

Holly began dancing at the Diana Lynn School of Dance as a teenager to enhance her abilities as a competitive figure skater.  She has been an assistant since 2012.

Holly graduated from Cincinnati State with an Associate of Arts degree in business administration.  She currently works as the office manager for a small financial services firm.

Her favorite dancer is Fred Astaire!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ASSISTANT TEACHER

 

AMANDA DZIECH STALLWORTH

  

Amanda has been dancing since the age of 5 and has been an assistant with the

Pre-School and primary classes since 2012.

She has an Associate's Degree in Radiologic Technology from the University of

Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology from Miami University.

Amanda currently works at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Her favorite dancer is Gene Kelly!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ASSISTANT TEACHER

 

RAELYNN CHESHER 

 

Raelynn has been dancing at the Diana Lynn School of Dance since she was 4 years old.She currently attends Roger Bacon High School and hopes to go to the University of Cincinnati to earn a degree in education.

Raelynn’s favorite dancer is Bob Fosse!