All classes at McCann’s School of Dance are taught by professional instructors.We offer the most experienced staff in the area with over 60 years of combined teaching experience.


Sandy Sandy McCann- Owner/Teacher: Ballet, Jazz, Creative Movement
Mrs. McCann graduated with Honors from Sullins College, earning a degree in Fine Arts - Dance. Sandy has lifetime of experience with choreography, theatre, and dance, including forty years as a dance teacher in Central Pennsylvania. Sandy established The McCann’s School of Dance in 1993.

Michele Michele Robertson- Teacher: Tap, Ballet, Creative Movement
A Hershey High School graduate, Michele has studied Early Childhood Education at Harrisburg Area Community College. Dancing since age five, Michele performed for three years with the Rock Hill Concert Ballet in South Carolina. Mrs. Robertson has been teaching dance on and off for twenty-five years and has coached levels 3 and 4 gymnastics for four years. She also shared her talents with Hershey Area Playhouse where she had served on the board as well as volunteered as producer and choreographer. She resides in Hershey with her two daughters.  This will be her 15th season at McCann's School of Dance.

Contact: michelerobertson@mccannschoolofdance.com

Marianne Marianne Brace Purdy- Teacher: Hip-Hop, Tap
Hershey High alum, Marianne graduated from Shenandoah University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Dance Performance, and continued her education at Lebanon Valley College, has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Marianne has taught at the Capitol Area School for the Arts and other local dance schools. Mrs. Purdy is an elementary teacher in the Derry Township School District. This will be her 12th season at McCann's School of Dance.

_DSC0522-bw Katelyn Espenshade- Teacher: Jazz and Hip Hop
Susquehanna Township High School alum, Katelyn graduated from Millersville University with a BA in psychology, and is completing an MA in Community Psychology at Penn State Harrisburg. Katelyn began dancing at the age of 5  at the Harrisburg Academy of Dance, where she received 13 years of training in ballet and jazz. She was a featured dancer in her high school musicals and was a member of the Hanna Dance Hip Hop team. Katelyn was a member of the Expressions Dance Team at Millersville University, where she served two years as captain of the team. In addition, Katelyn became a certified aerobics instructor, as well as facilitating and working at several youth dance camps. Katelyn continues to look forward to each year at McCann's with a renewed sense of excitement, striving to always offer a challenging and fun dance environment for her students. 

Contact: katelynespenshade@mccannschoolofdance.com

_DSC0513-bw Aimee Robison - Teacher - Ballet, Tap & Jazz
Aimee Robison began her dance career at McCann's School of Dance at age 6. During her 12 years there she took classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and pointe. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania majoring in Interior Design as well as a Minor in Dance. While at IUP she had classes in ballet, modern, jazz, and dance theory. In addition to her class work, she was part of the IUP Dance Theater, a modern base dance company. As part of the dance company, she performed in various shows that included pieces using ballet, jazz and modern. She is very excited to return back to her home studio as a dance instructor.

_DSC0518-bw Samantha Scheller - Teacher - Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical
Samantha Scheller has trained with pre-professional dance schools in central Pennsylvania including CPYB, Harrisburg Dance Conservatory, Pennsylvania Regional Ballet and CASA. At the age of eighteen, she moved to Los Angeles and danced at the studio "The Edge" in Hollywood for a year. Upon her return, Samantha enrolled at Millersville University where she will graduate with her degree in Early Childhood Education in May 2015. At Millersville she was a member of the dance organization Expressions Dance. Samantha assumed several leadership positions in Expressions, serving as the jazz, Hip Hop and contemporary teacher, company captain, and most recently, as its president. Samantha has taught ballet at dance schools in the Lancaster area.
After almost twenty years of dancing, she is excited to share her love and passion for dance at McCann’s!
Contact: samanthascheller@mccannschoolofdance.com

_DSC0525-bw Jessica Clevenger Hillier - Teacher - Ballet, Lyrical
Jessica Clevenger Hillier, a native of St. Thomas, Pennsylvania, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Slippery Rock University (SRU) with a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Dance and a minor in Spanish in May 2014. At SRU Jessica participated in numerous dance performances both on and off campus. In addition to performing, Jessica was able to showcase her choreography talents in several venues. In 2013, and again in 2014, Jessica attended the American Dance Festival, where in 2014 she was chosen to perform in the Gala Concert. Jessica is currently teaching dance at The Milton Hershey School and is a member of NetCo Dance Company in Lancaster.
Contact: jessicahillier@mccannschoolofdance.com

Office Staff
Sandy McCann contact: sandymccann@mccannschoolofdance.com
Rick McCann contact: rickmccann@mccannschoolofdance.com