Meet Our Dance Instructors


Jenn has been in the dance and gymnastics industry all of her adult life. She has attended various workshops, seminars, and dance classes throughout the country. She started teaching dance at age 18 for her mentor, Deborah Blumer. Blumer is the founder of Machol Dance & Gymnastics and Creation Dance Championships.

Jenn holds a Bachelors Degree in Business from Geneva College. She led the team at Machol Dance & Gymnastics on both the artistic and administrative sides. During the past 20+ years, her competitive dance teams have been recognized nationally. She has also been the Lead Adjudicator for Creation Dance Championships, touring throughout the United States to critique dance and gymnastics students on both a regional and national level. Jenn is very excited about the opportunity at Carol Leone and looks forward to working with your children! She believes that with our hard work and dedication, we can all rise to the next level of excellence!


Barry is originally from Martinsville, VA and specializes in the fields of tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop. His 49 years of dancing has taken him all over the world, producing choreography for groups in several countries and continents. He has judged and taught master classes for almost every major dance competition in America and abroad. Barry has been seen performing on HBO, Showtime, and Showtime at the Apollo in NYC. He also danced in promotional video’s in Atlantic City & Las Vegas. There Barry worked with such stars as Diana Ross, the late Marvin Gaye, Janet Jackson, and the late Michael Jackson, just to name a few. He was also a choreographer for the NFL’s St. Louis Rams cheerleaders. Barry was featured on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, Season 1, during the 25th Anniversary of Michael Jackson’s Thriller Album episode. Barry was the 3rd Vice Director for the AAU/Urban Dance League Board of Directors for the South Texas District (2008-10).


Bonnie has taught dance and gymnastics classes at Carol Leone for 39 years. Prior to that, she taught at the Martha Davies Studio in the South Hills of Pittsburgh where she studied dance and teachers training. Additionally, she has worked at Ketchum, MacLeod, and Grove, an advertising agency in Pittsburgh. She also worked at The Latent Image, a film production company based in Pittsburgh. The Latent Image is where she met her husband Bill, and they got married in 1972. Their daughter Heidi was born in 1978. Heidi was a dancer at Carol Leone and a member of the Lions Gymnastics team.