Our Faculty

Jamie Rohanna

Jamie RohannaJamie has been teaching dance for over 25 years.  She was the owner and director of Rohanna Dance Productions in Annapolis, Maryland from 2003-2013 and The Rohanna Movement in Morgantown, WV since August 2015.  She has a degree in education and is a member of Dance Educators of America.

Prior to relocating to West Virginia in 2014 she spent many years as a competitive judge and choreographer as well as bringing home the National Title for her studio in both 2008 and 2012.  Specializing in tap, she has traveled the United States in order to study tap technique under icons such as Charles Kelley, Brenda Bufalino, Savion Glover and Mike Minery. Jamie Rohanna is a dedicated teacher committed to helping students believe in themselves, achieve their personal goals and pursue their passion for dance.

 

Taylor Walker

Taylor has been dancing for over 15 years with an emphasis on technique and experience as a competitive dancer.  She attends West Virginia University where she is majoring in dance and along with taking multiple dance classes in various styles of dance, she auditions for university and community performances and attends master classes with renowned instructors.

Originally from Newark, Delaware, Taylor has a passion for inspiring youth through dance.  She even started a dance team at her high school while she was still a student.  She has volunteered her time to perform within her community and teach dance classes to children who otherwise may not have access to a dance studio.  When she isn’t dancing or teaching, Taylor loves spending time with her dog, Jax.

Jena Washington

Jena2Jena has been a dancer at The Rohanna Movement for the past four years and captain of the Senior Competition Team for the past three years where she has competed group dances as well as a soloist.  Her most memorable competition team moment was winning the Supreme Studio award last year at Extreme Talent Nationals.

Jena is originally from Alabama and graduated in May 2019 from Morgantown High School.  She is currently studying to become a Pharmacy Technician.

Nikki Hickle

Nikki is from Uniontown, Pennsylvania. She began her dance training at the age of 7 at Ballet Lafayette in Uniontown before moving her training to Morgantown Dance Studio in 2010. Since then she has trained in ballet, jazz, modern, and contemporary. She has performed original dance pieces by Keisha Lalama, Garfield Lamonious, Daniel Karasik, Jason McDole, Mollie Mock Kaufman, and Robert Steele. She has attended festivals such as the Jackson’s Mill and West Virginia Dance Festival. She has furthered her training at summer intensives such as Reed in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Nashville Ballet in Nashville Tennessee, and Louisville Ballet in Louisville Kentucky. She helped assist in teaching in Morgantown Dance Studios Foundations of Ballet Program for two years before joining the Foundations Faculty in 2018. Outside of teaching she had been in over 20 stages performances such as but not limited to Nutcracker, Jazz Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Snow White, Cinderella, and Snow Queen. Nikki received the opportunity to tour with Allegro Dance Company for their 2019 dance season. Outside of dance she is a Criminal Justice student at Waynesburg University.

Kadi Wenger McKinley (Choreographer) an alumna of Annapolis Area Christian School, has been a coach and choreographer for AACS since her graduation in 2001. At AACS, Mrs. McKinley choreographed full productions of The WizCinderella, Mary Poppins Jr., The Addams Family, Annie Jr., Bye Bye Birdie, Beauty and the Beast Jr., Into the Woods, Music Man Jr., Singin’ in the Rain, Hairspray, Willy Wonka Jr., and Godspell as well as every Variety Show from 2001-2011. Additionally, Mrs. McKinley coached and choreographed for the AACS Color Guard from 2006-2019. Mrs. McKinley, currently teaches and choreographs for Soli Deo Gloria School of Dance in Millersville, MD. She instructed and choreographed for Level Dance Project from 2014-2018, and was a co-director, choreographer and teacher for Rohanna Dance Productions, in Annapolis, from 2004-2013. At this studio, Mrs. McKinley and studio owner, Jamie Rohanna, built a nationally award winning dance company; recognized with many Best in Show, Choreography and Entertainment awards on the regional and national level. Mrs. McKinley also worked for many years in the Anne Arundel County Public school dance program, teaching and preparing students of all ages to perform in the annual AACPS Dance Festival. Kadi studied dance at multiple award winning studios in Maryland and DC, as well as Anne Arundel Community College, Broadway Dance Center and the Dance Teacher Summit in NYC. Kadi married Jacob McKinley in 2011 and they have three children; Maci, Molli and Jacob. Kadi homeschools all three children, and together, they love to care for their vegetable garden, dogs, parakeets, sugar glider, chickens and ducks. When they are not home, they love to visit their family cabin (with no WIFI!) in upstate NY.