DEVON JOHNSON has been dancing for almost 20 years and has performed at a variety of venues in numerous classical, contemporary and theatrical pieces. She has performed in various productions with Milburn Stone Theatre including Singing In The Rain, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, The Producers, Annie, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and is currently in their August production of Anything Goes. In addition to her dance resume, she is also serving as the choreographer for MST’s production of Frozen, Jr. that will be on stage this September. Devon has performed in over a dozen productions with Cecil Dance Theatre and Cecil Junior Dance Troupe with notable roles in The Swan Princess as Odile, Snow White as Dopey, and Augusta Gloop in Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. She has trained extensively in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, lyrical, musical theater and has received further instruction through attending various dance festivals/programs, master classes, and workshops.
TINA TRAVERS is the owner of Cecil Dancenter, as well as the administrative director of Cecil Junior Dance Troupe and Cecil Dance Theatre. She received her B.A. Degree in Dance Education from Goucher College in 1989 and has been teaching dance for 25 years. Mrs. Travers taught at the Baltimore Actor's Conservatory, Harford Gymnastics and Dance Center, Ballet Studio of Glendon, Harford Community College, and Cecil College’s Kids in Kollege. She has also choreographed for Cecil Dance Theatre, Dulaney Dance Company and Harford Dance Theatre. She was a dance specialist for the Cecil County Public Schools through the CREATE grant and assisted in writing their K-12 dance curriculum and the integrated arts curriculum. She has attended intensive dance teacher conventions in New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. Mrs. Travers has studied at Body Arts and Science International in Washington, DC, where she received intensive training in Pilates. She is active in providing extra-curricular performance opportunities to dedicated dancers as well as opportunities to enhance their technique and experience through scholarship opportunities, multi-cultural programs, Maryland and Delaware dance festival participation, community out-reach events, master workshops, and organization of ‘professional company’ field trips. Her prestigious nominations for Cecil County’s 2006 ‘Most Beautiful Person’ and the 2013 Cecil County Chamber of Commerce's Athena Award is an indication of the joy she receives from bringing her love of dance to our community. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Council for Dance and has taught teacher training workshops for the Maryland Dance Festival and Davy Dance Academy in Annapolis.