Welcome to Emerge, my name is Alex, Owner/Director of the studio. I started my career in dance at the very early age of three. From the beginning I remember having a passion for wanting to perform on stage and I am so happy that I get to share that passion to this day. I grew up dancing at Spotlight Dance Center and where I developed a second home and dance family. After I stopped performing I stayed heavily involved with the studio doing a bit of everything including teaching, prop building, music editing, working the office, and running the business. So, when I had the chance to take over my own studio I jumped at the opportunity. My goal from the beginning was to create a studio where dancers would be learning from the best, create lasting memories, and develop a “dance family” of their own.

Alex Herrmann
Alex HerrmannStudio Owner/Director

Meet the Lead Instructors

Tami Snodgrass
Tami SnodgrassProgram Director / Mighty Mini Team Lead

Tammera Kuhlmann Snodgrass started dance at the age of three in Cincinnati, Ohio. more…

Amy Vandergriff
Amy VandergriffNational Team Lead

As a dancer Ms. Amy Vandergriff- Veldhaus has been recognized for her talents on both a regional and national level. more…

Jess Elaine
Jess ElainePremier Team Lead

Jess Elaine Stricker began dancing at the age of 3 first studying ballet, then moving into other areas such as jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, acro and modern jazz under the instruction of Jeri Combs Dickey… more…

Jamie Cobb
Jamie CobbInstructor/Choreographer

Jamie Cobb is a Cincinnati native, graduate from the University of Cincinnati, majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. more…

Kevin Bell
Kevin BellBallet Instructor

Kevin Bell is a native of Baton Rouge, La.  After trainng with the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre and the Joffrey Ballet School of New York, he performed primarily as a regional guest artist more…

Lindsay Lancaster
Lindsay LancasterInstructor/Choreographer

Lindsay Lancaster is a fresh & exciting choreographer whose scholarship to EDGE PAC helped launch her career bringing her across the world, more…

Shannon Stringer
Shannon StringerInstructor

Shannon brings over 24 years of dance experience to Emerge Dance Academy. Shannon has danced and won numerous awards… more…

Kelly Fay
Kelly FayInstructor

Kelly Fay began dance training at the age of two at the formerly known Spotlight Dance Center. more…

Amanda Schafer
Amanda SchaferInstructor
Lauren Herdeman
Lauren HerdemanAcro/Tumbling Instructor
Kayleigh Hummeldorf
Kayleigh HummeldorfInstructor

Kayleigh is currently attending the University of Cincinnati Majoring in Health Sciences with a focus in Pre-Physical Therapy. more…

Kristen Brewer
Kristen BrewerAcro/Tumbling Instructor

Kristen is a Cincinnati native who is passionate about using cheer and dance to empower others in the community.   more…

Mandy Mueller
Mandy MuellerInstructor

Mandy Mueller began her dance training at the early age of 3.  Her love of dance exploded when dancing with Robertson Dance Studio and performing throughout the tri-state in dance competitions. more…

Jessica Boston
Jessica BostonAcro/Tumbling Instructor
Mauricio Tostado
Mauricio TostadoAcro/Tumbling Instructor
Tara Dilley
Tara DilleyTap Instructor

Meet our Assistant Instructors

Becca Laug
Becca LaugAssistant Instructor
Hannah Cremmering
Hannah CremmeringJr. Assistant
Jordanne Boston
Jordanne BostonJr. Assistant
Mya Cook
Mya CookJr. Assistant
Peyton Snodgrass
Peyton SnodgrassJr. Assistant
Rylee Snodgrass
Rylee SnodgrassJr. Assistant

Meet our Admin Team Members

Amanda Adelsperger
Amanda AdelspergerOffice Staff