Faculty Bios

suzanne

Office Manager

Suzanne Antolini is originally from Montgomery County, MD, and attended Shepherd College where she studied social work and psychology. For the past 15 years, Suzanne has been an office administrator for the WVU Extension Service for Berkeley County and the key administrator for the Berkeley County 4-H program. In this capacity, Suzanne keeps all aspects of the Extension Office running smoothly, assists the three county Extension Agents, and serves the kids, parents and leaders involved in 4-H.

With her two oldest children now attending college and her youngest now a high school Junior, Suzanne came to RNM with no background in dance but a willingness to learn and to help support RNM staff and families. Suzanne remembers that at the end of the day, it’s about the kids.

Suzanne resides in Martinsburg and is married to George Antolini. They have 3 wonderful children, Jessica, John, and Jacob. When she as a spare moment, she spends time gardening and reading.

 

 

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Modern Instructor

Layna Lamons is a dancer and teacher currently residing in Winchester, Virginia. Layna received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Shenandoah University in December of 2015. Layna is currently the lead teacher of the Sociology department for The Potter’s School, an online international high school for American students residing overseas. She also works as a respite care attendant for a little girl with special needs.

Layna is very excited to join the Rhythm ‘n Motion team, taking over the beginner, intermediate, and advanced Modern dance classes. In addition to her love of teaching, Layna continues to pursue her love of performing with pickup company Cameron Dance Arts, directed by Michele Boyd. Layna is adamant about teaching her students to perform from the heart even in class combinations, and is passionate about kinetic learning as an important aspect of dance education.

In her spare time, Layna enjoys playing with her dog Savannah, running half marathons, drinking coffee, cooking paleo meals, and spending time with her four roommates.

 

 

sherry

Young Dancer and Tap Instructor

Sherry Smith comes to Rhythm ‘n Motion from  the Swan Ballet Dance School in Chantilly, VA. During her 17 years at Swan, Sherry was a dance instructor as well as the studio manager. She has also conducted ballet classes to competitive ice skaters in Ashburn, VA as well as taught preschoolers at Chesterbrook Academy in Chantilly, VA.

Sherry is a resident of Charles Town and she is delighted to be working closer to home where she is able to support local talent.