Ms. Carlee is the co-owner and artistic director of Release Dance Academy, which is now beginning its 15th season. She graduated from the University of the Arts with honors, receiving a BFA in Dance Education. As a dancer she performed in several choreographer showcases and festivals in The Kimmel Center and Merriam Theater in Philadelphia, PA. She is also a highly experienced teacher who is skilled in many styles of dance, some of which include Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Ballet, Hip Hop and Musical Theater. Carlee’s love for dance had eventually evolved into a true passion for choreography. She is an innovator who creates unique and stunning pieces with a focus on storytelling that can draw in any audience. Her work has been featured in choreography showcases and used for advertisements throughout the U.S. Her dances have also won countless choreography awards year after year and her pieces have received 1st overall awards, highest scoring group awards of entire competitions and numerous National Championship titles. In 2017 & 2018 Carlee’s dances were chosen for the prestigious Industry Dance Awards and received nominations for Best Performance and Best Open Dance in Hollywood, California. Carlee continues to push the boundaries in choreography and truly enjoys training and inspiring her students to reach new heights as well as their artistic goals.