Ms. Veronica Chapp joined the team of Inspire DeVotion Dance Center in 2014 as Artistic Director. Veronica is a choreographer, teacher, performer, judge, stage director and creative artist with an eye for detail and teaching methods to bring out the best in each student. She is an artist, teacher and psychologist at heart! Veronica graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in dance and a Masters Degree in Dance Movement Therapy and Counseling from Columbia. She most recently has added Zumba to her repertoire as a certified instructor. Along with Dancer Instuctor at the the Toledo School For The Arts. She believes that dance class is a place where self-expression and self-exploration are to be encouraged through a dancers movement. She allows her students to discover their own rhythm and learning method.
Veronica is a well known and highly respected choreographer, teacher and performer. She has worked professionally in the United States and Europe. Ms. Chapp’s choreography has been seen in Los Angeles, New York, Northwestern University and various dance companies in The United States and Europe. She has performed with The New Dance Company in Switzerland and Tanz Emotion Dance Academy in Germany. She has choreographed for opening acts who performed with LL Cool J, India Arie, Busta Rhymes, Jessica Simpson, Jo Jo, Ryan Cabrera, Aaron Carter, Jordan Knight and many more. In addition she has worked with many International and national award winning dance companies and NBA dance teams. She has also written and performed improvisation for Chicago’s Second City and at I. O. Comedy Center. She is the founder of Velocity Dance Co. Most recently Veronica Choreographed for Lifetime hit show, Dance Moms and was retained to teach the Abby Lee Competitve Dance Team in 2014
The success of Veronica Chapp's students is remarkable. She has had students star on Broadway, in film, TV, movies, and commercials. Former students of Veronica have had the privilege of performing with acts such as: Rhianna, Usher, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Lady Ga Ga, "So You Think You Can Dance", "Dancing With The Stars", Disney, NBA Dance Teams, NFL Dance Teams, and many more.
Veronica whole heartedly guarantess the highest quality of dance instruction and is excitied about her role at Inspire DeVotion Dance Center.
Doug is a hard worker with a giving spirit and he believes in the vision and the mision statement of Inspire DeVotion Dance Center. He joined the company in 2011 and brought years of experience with dance into the studio. Doug took classes and competed with a studio in Oregon, Ohio. He also brings with him many years of management experience. Moreover, his leadership not only brings dedication and industriousness, but also a bottomless reserve of energy and the ability and knowledge to build. When the new facility for Inspire DeVotion Dance Center was visualized, Doug spent his entire summer in 2011 and in 2014 making the master plans and organizing the construction of the new facility. There is nothing he cannot accomplish with his sincere devotion and commitment. Doug's goal is to raise not only a successful Dance Studio, but to raise and grow his own family by being a hard working role model. His love for kids is worn on his sleeve because he believes he can help make a difference in all the kids at IDC by providing a stable and fun atmosphere. The kids today are our leaders for the future, and Doug wants to help mold the work ethic of tomorrow by providing great positive role models for the kids.
Dance Competition Event
Kelly has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years and is a proud graduate of the University of Toledo, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She holds many certifications and has extensive training in various areas of fitness: personal training, yoga, Pilates, Zumba, group exercise, group cycling, indoor rowing, Balletone, and Silver Sneakers.
Kelly has taught dance in the Toledo area for over 20 years and has worked with dancers from the age of 4 to over 80! She has worked with Inspire Dance company since it opened in 2009.
Inspire DeVotion Instructors
Our teachers love to dance and it shows in our students the way they move across the stage!
Samira Anbar has been dancing since the age of three and started to dance competitively at the age of eight. She is trained in jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip-hop, tap, and ballet. She has a passion for choreography and has been choreographing since she was fourteen and plans to continue throughout her dancing career. She has traveled to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Detroit to work and train with many prestigious choreographers. Apart from dancing, Samira is a pursuing a college degree at Eastern Michigan University and is majoring in Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising. Samira brings joy and enthusiasm to the studio with our tech dancers and company dancers. Since her competition days are over, Samira will be inspiring our dancers with her passion for teaching, dance movement and choreography with Inspire DeVotion Dance Center.
Kaylee Hull is a Junior at Toledo School for the Arts. She has been dancing for 15 years and this is her seventh year competing. She enjoys dancing but most importantly teaching dance. Kaylee's favorite style of dance is tap because of all the sounds that she can make with her feet. She has a strong passion for dance and loves being able to express her feelings through dance. One day she hopes to dance professionally or own her own studio.