Meet the Director, Pat McKeown

Pat has been teaching dance and theatre arts in the Pittsburgh area for over 30 years. She earned a B. A. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Pat danced professionally with the Pittsburgh Dance Alloy and moved on to dance for and direct her own successful modern dance company, Pat McKeown and Dancers, and, multimedia company, McKeown Interarts. For over ten years Pat’s two companies produced innovative and ground-breaking dance and professional children’s theatre. Pat has won prestigious fellowship awards in Choreography and Interdisciplinary Arts from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She has written, directed, and produced award-winning children’s theatre and videos. Sponsored by the Vira Heinz Arts on Tour Program, Pat’s productions were enjoyed by thousands of children in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

With over 60 productions and numerous awards, Pat continues to teach and create original programming in dance and theatre for her students, which include “The Nutcracker”, “Cinderella”, “Peter and the Wolf”, “Rodeo”, “Marguerite & The Firebird”, “Characters & Critters”, and “Big Cat”. Her latest one-act play, “The Importance of Being Popular!”, was written for her musical theatre students.

 

Assistant Director, Breanne Angelo

Breanne Angelo earned her degree is Business Management in 2013 from Point Park University. She attended Slippery Rock University and studied modern dance with Ursula Payne, Jazz with Thom Cobb and Ballet with Teena Custer. Starting dance at the age of two, Ms. Angelo has studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop with Damian Kush at Elite Dance by Damian, Borelli’s Dance Gallery and Carpelz. Ms. Angelo’s teaching credits include teaching jazz, hip hop and musical theater at Kickline Dance Company in Peters Township, and ballet, acro, tap and jazz at Elite Dance by Damian.