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Karol Jackson-Bostick

Karol Jackson-Bostick – attended Miller South School for the Visual & Performing Arts in Akron, OH and is a graduate of Firestone High School for the Visual & Performing Arts. She received a BFA from Kent State University in Dance Performance and is near completion of a second degree in Dance Education. She has danced professionally with Travesty Dance Group, Verlezza Dance and Verb Ballet in Cleveland, OH. She has taught for Pam Fubler’s Dance Studio in Akron, Verlezza Dance Youth Summer Workshop in Shaker Heights, Twinsburg High School, and been a guest instructor for Dance as an Art Form at Kent State University.




Evelyn Prichard

Since the age of 4, Evelyn Prichard has had a passion for dance forms, including ballet, jazz, tap, and ballroom. At the age of 9, she was an assistant teacher at Agnes Bulger Dance Studio in East Liverpool, Ohio. While attending high school, Evelyn owned and operated EME Dance Studio. She also annually choreographed her high school musical dance numbers. While attending college, she worked for Abby Dance Studio in Barberton from 1988-1990. She has also been teaching dance for the City of Cuyahoga Falls Park and Recreation Department at the Quirk Cultural Center since 1993. On special occasions, Evelyn uses her Sign Language degree at her church in liturgical dances. Evelyn comes to us after obtaining a K-12 Dance Education degree with a Manual Certification in Sign Language from the University of Akron in 1995. Outside of the studio, you may see Evelyn as a substitute teacher at one of our local schools.




Rebecca Schoenbaechler

NEOD graduate, Rebecca Schoenbaechler, has more than twenty years of dance experience. She recived a BA in dance with a business cognate from the University of Akron. She also studied dance and acting at Wright State University. Rebecca has performed with the University of Akron Dance Company, the Verb Ballet, and the Magical Theater Company. She competed at dance competitions nationally, and taught dance for the City of Akron. She has done master classes with the Martha Graham Dance Company, Parsons Dance Company, Urban Bush Woman, and Doug Varone and Dancers. Rebecca has a passion for teaching children. She spent two years working at the Academy of Young Minds, and now devotes her time to her two children.




Bernard Richards

Bernard “Bernie” Richards has been dancing as long as he can remember, starting at the local YMCA when he was barely out of diapers. As his interest in performing progressed, he enrolled at the Canton Ballet and spent nine years learning the craft. A North Canton native, upon graduating from Hoover High School he attended Kent State University and spent five years trying to figure out what he wanted to do with his life. After graduating summa cum laude with his degree in Dance Performance with a minor in theatre, Bernie followed his passion to the ocean. As a dancer and singer, he spent just over ten years with Carnival Cruise Line and half a year with Crystal Cruises before relocating home during the pandemic. Some of his favorite places he has visited as a cruise employee include Mexico, the Caicos Islands, Hawaii, Canada, Alaska, Australia and Singapore. Bernie is thrilled to share his performing experience with the students of NEOD, and can also be found working at the Home Depot as a flooring specialist.