About Us

The owner of Progressions Dance School, Jennifer Perrius is a mother from the same community in which you are raising your children. We know what it means to want the best for our children, and we strive to provide a fun welcoming environment for your children.

Jennifer Perrius
Our artistic director and lead instructor, Jennifer Perrius, has 30 years dance experience in all disciplines, with 17 years dance teaching experience. She trained in New York, where she studied under numerous notable instructors including Beverly Fletcher, Tom Hatchet, Mia Michels, and Judy Bassing. She has served as the Artistic Director of the Jacksonville Civic Ballet Company and has performing experience with Performing Arts Ensemble, Red Bank NJ and with Soles of the Feet, Frederick, MD.

Olivia Burkhart
Olivia Burkhart is in her fifteenth year of dance and in her third year teaching on the Progressions Staff. She has been competing with the Progressions Dance School competition team and has won multiple first place awards in solo and group categories. She has also performed in local choreography showcases such as Joy of Motion in D.C. and Small Plates Choreography festival with fellow teachers, Ashley Cuppett and Joye Thomas.  She performed with Nomadic Artist in their first full length show in October of 2016.

Cheyenne Hines
Cheyenne Hines began teaching at Progressions Dance School shortly after it opened in 2010.
While you may find her teaching mostly tap, from time to time you will see her in various other classes as she enjoys all forms of dance. Before her four daughters were born, she taught Kindergarten and 2nd grade in Fairfax. She attended George Mason University and was a member of the George Mason Dance Company from 1996-2000. This provided many opportunities to perform and learn from company members of popular dance companies such as: Lar Lubovitch, Urban Bush Women, and Mark Morris. She received her BFA in dance from Mason in 2000. Her love of dance began as a young child growing up near Roanoke, VA, where her mother is artistic director and taught (and continues to teach) dance classes at Floyd Ward School of Dance. Cheyenne competed and performed at both regional and national levels with the Floyd Ward Dance Ensembles in ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, tap, and character.

Ellie Avery
Ellie Avery graduated from Fauquier High School. She has been dancing for 18 years and has competed regionally and nationally for 7 years. In April 2014 she was awarded a tap scholarship at 24/Seven Dance Convention. She’s trained in jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater, modern, ballet, and tap.  She is currently studying visual arts at Virginia Commonwealth University and teaches for Progressions during her breaks from college.

Leslee Gearhart (Bio coming soon!)

Minilik Addis (Bio coming soon!)

April Jubeck (Bio coming soon!)

Kelly McGill (Bio coming soon!)