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Jenn Cain

Owner/Studio Director/Instructor

Competition Team Director

Competition Team Choreographer

Jenn Cain, a Fayetteville native, has studied multiple genres of dance since the age of four. She has studied, performed and competed in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, hip hop, contemporary, pointe, tumbling, and clogging at regional and national level competitions, New York City, Disney World, and Carnival Cruise Lines. As a young dancer, she received numerous scholarships while attending dance competitions and was also a Dance Caravan Kid recipient. Jenn attended North Carolina Governor’s School as a modern dance student during her high school career. Upon graduation from Cape Fear High School, she received the prestigious Teaching Fellows Scholarship and graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Education (K-12). She spent over 10 years teaching dance for Cumberland County Schools, where she brought tremendous growth to the dance program at Cape Fear High School by increasing enrollment to make it a full time position. Jenn started On Pointe Dance Center in the summer of 2014 where it began as a small one room studio with just a few students. As enrollment continued to grow Jenn made the decision in the summer of 2018 to move the studio from the original small Haymount location to a much larger three studio space in the Eutaw Village Shopping Center. In 2017, Jenn became a certified Acrobatic Arts teacher by completing their teacher training program to bring a safe progression based Acro syllabus to OPDC, a first for studios located in the Fayetteville area. Jenn also completed another Acrobatic Arts certification which recognizes her as an official Acrobatic Arts Competition Adjudicator where she travels the east coast to judge for multiple competition companies during the weekends. In the spring of 2019, Jenn completed the Progressing Ballet Technique teacher certification program which helps promote strength, control, and muscle memory in ballet technique in a non typical ballet setting, something OPDC students have thrived on in addition to their classical ballet classes. Jenn's most recent certification, Youth Protection Advocates in Dance Safety & Wellness Certification (YPAD) is also a first for the Fayetteville area. This ongoing certification requires advocates to be background checked and CPR/First Aid certified, along with with the skills and resources to protect and develop healthier and safer dance environments. Through the use of online courses and live seminars, YPAD educates dance professionals and communities worldwide on the core elements of constructing an environment focused on the well-being of kids and a sustainable, safe future for dance. Jenn has a true passion for teaching dance and enjoys being able to share her passion with her students!

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Crystal Distel

Instructor

Competition Team Choreographer

Crystal has been dancing since the age of 3 and has competed in numerous State and National pageants & dance competitions. She served as Miss Fayetteville 2017 and went on to compete at Miss North Carolina. Throughout the years, Crystal has been involved with Carolina Dance Masters, local shows and pageants, and was also 1st Runner Up at Petite Miss Dance of North Carolina in 2006. Crystal's favorite styles of dance are musical theater, lyrical, and tap. Her favorite dance memory was being able to dance halftime at a New York Knicks basketball game in Times Square. Crystal is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and is so excited to be back at On Pointe Dance Center.

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Jordin Gripentrog

Instructor

Competition Team Choreographer

Jordin has been dancing since age 3 and started competing dance at age 5. Growing up as a military child, she has trained at multiple different studios throughout the duration of her dance career. Styles she has studied and trained in include, just to name a few, hip hop, tap, ballet, pointe, jazz, pom, contemporary and lyrical. Jordin graduated from Grays Creek High School in 2018 and continued her education at East Carolina University where she recently graduated in May 2022 with her Bachelors Degree in Exercise Physiology. During her time at East Carolina, she was on the ECU Club Dance Team all four years and held a leadership role her sophomore year. She is excited to continue her love for dance at On Pointe Dance Center while also continuing to further her education at FTCC to obtain her Physical Therapy Assistant license.

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Lindsay Hall

Instructor

Receptionist

Ms. Lindsay was born and raised in Fayetteville where she graduated from Fayetteville Academy in 1998 then followed by UNC-CH in 2002. Growing up, Lindsay participated in gymnastics for 8 years and cheered for 6 years. Over the recent past, she has been training under the direction of Miss Jenn as an instructor for our Tiny & Pre School dance program while she also continues to be a vital part of our front desk staff. Lindsay also has the role of dance mom to her beautiful daughter Riley who has been dancing at OPDC since it was established in 2014 and is thrilled to be able to ignite a passion for dance with our young dancers just like other OPDC instructors did for her daughter. Lindsay has previously taught Pre School for eight years where she spent four years in the classroom with ages 2-4 and then four years creating, implementing, and teaching a PE Pre School program for ages 2-4. Since early 2020 she has been running an in home child care program and is so excited to get back to teaching in the classroom!

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Olivia Norris

Instructor

Competition Team Choreographer

Olivia Norris had studied multiple styles of dance since she was four years old. She has danced for over 15 years and was on competitive teams for six years. Olivia has performed in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop while competing in jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop. Olivia graduated in 2015 from Cape Fear High School and then attended Fayetteville Technical Community College followed by the University of North Carolina Pembroke to pursue a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education (K-6). She is now teaching Third Grade at Armstrong Elementary School in Easter. Olivia is so excited to combine her love for dance and teaching to share her talents with the OPDC students.

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Stephanie Sparks

Instructor

Competition Team Choreographer

Stephanie Sparks started dancing at the age of five while advancing to start competing at the age of eight. She has competed various styles of dance such as jazz, lyrical, hip hop, contemporary, and musical theatre. Stephanie started competing for On Pointe Dance Center in 2015 and has received many overall, 1st place overalls, judges, and scholarship awards for solos and group routines. She competed at Nationals her junior and senior year of high school where her group routine "Rescue Me" was recognized for “Clash of Champions” and received 2nd place for the entire Nationals competition. Stephanie was also a part of the dance program at Cape Fear High School under the direction of Miss Jenn. During those four years, she began working on her choreography and leadership skills. Stephanie graduated from Cape Fear High School in 2019 and went on to Fayetteville Technical Community College, where she received her Associates in the Arts Honors. Stephanie started teaching at On Pointe Dance Center in 2019 and has choreographed competition routines that have scored overall and 1st place awards. Now, Stephanie is still fulfilling her love for dance at On Pointe Dance Center as an instructor and is furthering her education at Fayetteville Technical Community College where she is a part of the Radiography Program. 

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Carrie Waleisky

Instructor

Bio coming soon!

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Emily Wood

Instructor

Bio coming soon!