Faculty & Leadership

Our Distinguished Faculty

Greater York Dance maintains a staff of recognized professionals who combine their experience and technical expertise to offer superior, one-of-a-kind training and encouragement to students of all ages, levels and aspirations. Be assured that our faculty has background checks and clearances as healthy and safety always come first.


We believe in the growth mindset in teaching students and believe that anything is possible through dedication and passion.

We are pleased to share how healthy we dance. At Greater York Dance, health, safety and wellness come above all things. We provide the detailed technical training needed to dance correctly plus invest in the education of our faculty. Certifications and affiliations:


All of our students have access to the outstanding physicians and trainers from Wellspan Sports Medicine. They do regular evaluations on our pre-professional dancers and are available to everyone.


Our Board of Directors

All nonprofits are run by a board of directors. These people love and lead the center.

Lori Garling, Artistic Director & President
Melinda Fritz, Executive Director
Shana Garling, Founding Director
Patrick Potter, Board Chairman
Steve Pergament, Treasurer
Nan Taylor, Secretary
Corissa Fetrow, Director
Jill Snell, Director
Nicole Zengerle, Director
Beth Herbst, Trustee Emeritus