Scott is the Technical Director of Praise His Name With Dancing. His heart for the Lord, heart for worship, as well as his giftings in vision, choreography, and technical aspects of show production have been an excellent complement to our ministry. He has been to numerous worship seminars. He has also been on Covenant of Grace's Worship Team for many years.
Diana is the Artistic Director of Praise His Dancing. She has been teaching worship dance classes since 1993. Diana studied classical Ballet, Pointe, and Modern dance for fifteen years at Wadsworth School of Ballet, Pointe West Studio & North East Ohio Dance and continues her study through intensive programs. She has attended numerous worship dance and aerobic seminars for continuing education and inspiration. In addition, she has six years experience as an aerobics instructor. Her aerobic training consisted of an aerobic certification and knowledge of basic anatomy in relation to movement.
Angela is a senior company member and a beginning/intermediate ballet teacher at Praise His Name With Dancing. She has been dancing with the group since she was six years old, and has loved every minute of her over thirteen years there. Along with ballet, she is trained in modern technique, pointe, and even a bit of hip hop. She worked as an assistant ballet teacher in 2007, and started teaching beginning/intermediate ballet in 2008. She has also been involved in choreography for several years. Angela was honored and privileged to play the part of Mary in PHNWD's 2010 Christmas celebration, "Jesus, the Priceless Gift", and the role of Esther in 2012's For Such a Time as This.
Sarah, a member of Senior Company, began dancing with Praise His Name in 2000, at age 5, and has been delighted to spend over thirteen years there. In 2007, she became an assistant beginning ballet instructor. She started instructing independently in 2010, and loves to watch and help her students develop devotion for both dance and worship. Sarah has been trained in ballet, pointe, modern technique, and some tap, jazz, hip hop, and Bollywood. Among other dance conferences, she was thrilled to participate in a master class from Ballet Magnificat's Alpha Company member, Jonathan Chapman. In Praise His Name with Dancing's 2011 Christmas production of Jesus, the Priceless Gift, Sarah was excited and grateful for the opportunity to play Mary, and later for the opportunity to play a lead role in The Risen King in June of 2014. Sarah is currently studying at the University of Akron, and she hopes to continue improving her skills while growing closer to her Savior for years to come.
Hannah Ulrich has been studying ballet, modern, tap and pointe with Praise His Name since 1999 and teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced ballet and beginning modern since 2007. In 2011 she spent time in Los Angeles doing missions training which included hip-hop and contemporary dance classes with Misty Rasconsmith from Word in Motion Dance Company. During that time she was part of a team which did outreaches into churches using dance, drama and spoken word to minister to highschoolers. She also studied Modern for a semester at the University of Akron and has taken several master classes with Ballet Magnificat. At different times she has taught special hip-hop classes for students at Praise His Name. She had the wonderful opportunity to play Mary in the 2013 Christmas celebration. Hannah loves dancing, worshiping, reading and being barefoot.
Jessica has been instructing group exercise classes and personal training for 15 years. During this time, she graduated from The University of Akron with a major in Exercise Science/Exercise Physiology and a minor in Dietetics. She interned and worked full time for a Sports Medicine/Physical Therapy Clinic in Fairlawn for 5 years. Over the years, Jessica has attained my YogaFit, Speciality Pilates, Simply Barre, Kickboxing, and Indoor Cycling certifications, along with other continuing education courses in health and fitness. She is currently teaching our Pilates/Barre Fusion and Praise His Name With Yoga classes!