Samantha Lebowitz, a University of Pittsburgh grad, is one of the original Co-founders and managers of Liberty Me. She has been dancing, choreographing and performing for over 15 years.
While attending college she was a member and a captain of the dance team where she choreographed for national competitions and televised events.
Previous jobs include working with children who have been diagnosed with Autism, downs syndrome and other various developmental disorders.
Since 2012 she has been performing with Sanbrooka Productions under the direction of Samuel Antonio Reyes.
At Liberty Me, Sam teaches Pop Cru, HipHop, Jazz Funk & Combo.
Rachel began dancing at the age of three and continued to dance throughout her childhood and teenage years. After high school Rachel attended Hofstra University on Long Island. While there she took part in various dance groups and studied Dance Education. She received her B.A in Dance Education in 2012. Rachel has been working at LibertyMe since 2012.
At Liberty Me, Rachel Teaches Macabi Dance
Joe Cotler grew up in Batavia, NY and trained at his mother Robin Cotler’s dance studio, Images in Dance. He graduated from the University of the Arts in May 2009. While at school, he had the opportunity to work with numerous choreographers including Scott Jovovich, Ronen Koresh, and Paul Selwyn-Norton. He currently teaches and choreographs for numerous studios in the area. Joe joined Koresh as an apprentice in 2009 and has been a company dancer since 2010.
At Liberty Me, Joe teached Adult Modern, Advanced Lyrical, and Contemporary.
Leigh received her BFA in Dance Education from The Ohio State University. Since dance was required in the public school setting in Ohio, Leigh became extremely interested in how movement and dance affected the children in the school environment. This led Leigh to Hahnemann University Hospital where she received her MA in Creative Art Therapy specializing in Dance /Movement Therapy. While there, she completed her thesis on The Influence of Dance/Movement Intervention on Preschool Children. Leigh has work as a clinician/program director and dance/movement therapist in the Mental Health field for 12 years. She has developed and created numerous programs in hospital settings utilizing dance and movement. Leigh has also been teaching and choreographing dance for over 20 years. Her choreography has won numerous awards. She has initiated and developed an acclaimed preschool dance curriculum for preschool children in a variety of settings. Leigh’s love of movement and dance is seen and felt in all of her endeavors. Whether it be a preschool child entering school for the first time, an anxious patient developing better coping skills or the dancer that just wants to dance, Leigh believes that movement and dance is the root to life!
At Liberty Me Leigh teaches Mini Pips, Modern, Hip Hop & Combo.
Raised in North Carolina, Micah started dancing at a young age with Nina’s School of Dance in Durham. He later joined the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble under the direction of Gene Medler. Throughout his career, he has had the privilege to perform at the Kennedy Center and the Joyce Theater for Tap City, as well as tour throughout Europe and South America. He later received his BFA in Dance Performance and Psychology from East Carolina University. This upcoming 2011-12 season will be Micah’s fifth season with Koresh.
At Liberty Me, Micah teaches Team Tap & Modern Jazz.
Meegan Rubin, founder and creator of Liberty Me Dance Center, started her dance career at the early age of five and has never looked back. She studied at Focus on Dance with teachers Sherry Lebed Davis and Melody Embry. After 13 years of practice she was accepted into the Tisch School for Performing Arts at NYU, and then went on to continue her studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Many of the current teachers at Liberty Me have grown up under the direction of Meegan and continue to learn from her today.
At Liberty Me, Meegan teaches Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Ballet & B-BoyM