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DANISZEWSKI

Our Team

Ms. Marlene Milstead

   Office Supervisor


Ms. Kami Marshall

​   Administrative Director

NAT MARSHALL

MEGAN GUZIK

Megan Guzik began her dance training in 2012 at the Shenandoah Conservatory Academy for the Arts in Winchester, Virginia. She has since continued her training at the collegiate level and has performed prestigious choreography by professional artists: Takehiro ueyama, Jill Echo, Nana Tseudo, Pam Risenhoover, Lori Belilove, and Gentry Isaiah George. In 2019 she received her Bachelor of Art in Studio Art & Dance with a concentration in choreography and Modern. Megan has also danced at Amsterdam Dance Center with Meike Stevens and at Pineapple Studios in London. She is currently employed as the Teen Program Coordinator at the Maier Museum in Lynchburg and is a Substitute Teacher for Frederick County Public Schools. She hopes to inspire young dancers and expose students to the unique and creative possibilities that dance has to offer while promoting the philosophy that anyone can dance. 

Barbara Daniszewski grew up in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and trained in ballet, pointe and character with Lucille Hood at the Rockville School of Ballet which was affiliated with the Washington Ballet. She also trained with Tania Rousseau and Oleg Tupine with the Virginia Ballet Company and extensively with Colin Worth from the Lynchburg Regional Ballet. She has performed with Ballet Austin and the Lynchburg Regional Ballet, performing such roles as the Sugarplum Fairy, Snow Queen, and Arabian in "The Nutcracker", the title role in "Giselle", Swanhilda in "Coppelia", the Fairy Godmother in "Cinderella" as well as many other ballets including: "Gaîté Parisienne", "Swan Lake", "Sleeping Beauty", "Beatrix Potter", "A Midsummer's Night Dream, and the rock ballet "Tommy".  She has also performed in numerous theatre productions with the Fine Arts Center, Renaissance Theatre, Bedford Little Town Players and the Academy Center of the Arts.  She has a degree in Liberal Arts from Virginia Tech and master work at Lynchburg College. She is a licensed teacher and is currently employed by Amherst County Schools. She has taught ballet levels beginning through advanced including pre-pointe, pointe and creative movement for over twenty years with the Lynchburg Fine Arts Center, and the Virginia School of the Arts Community School. She has a passion for the beautiful art form of ballet and hopes to instill this passion for dance unto her students.


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EMMA KOZIOL

Emma Koziol began her dancing journey at the young age of two and to the present, has been dancing for eighteen years. She has trained pre-professionally for over thirteen years with Ballet San Antonio, San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet, Anchorage Classical Ballet, Eastern Virginia School for the Performing Arts, and Central Virginia Ballet. Ms. Koziol has danced in many professional performances including Coppelia, Chopiniana, excerpts from Cats, (staged by General McArthur Hambrick), Coffee Tonight, Aurora: A Tale of the Northern Lights, La Boutique Fantasque, Cinderella, and countless Nutcrackers. Her roles in these ballets include a Dawn’s assistant in “Coppelia”, a Sylph in “Chopiniana”, a cat in “Cats”, the Rich Lady in “Coffee Tonight”, a Flower and a Green Attendant in “Aurora”, a Mouse, a Card and a Paper Doll in “La Boutique Fantasque”, a Clock and a Dragonfly in “Cinderella”, and the Shepherdess in the “Nutcracker.” Ms. Koziol has taught multiple levels of ballet from pre-ballet to senior adult classes for three years. Currently, she is a junior at Randolph College and is studying for her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance with a Studio Art minor. After she graduates, she plans on using her degree to teach dance at the pre-professional level and choreograph for her students at a local studio. Emma hopes to share her abiding passion and lifelong love of dancing with her students and that they will find the same enjoyment in this beautiful art form.Type your paragraph here.

Mr. Nathaniel Marshall
Chair, Board of Directors


Mr. James Hubbard
Vice Chair, Board of Directors


Ms. Madeline Davis
at large member


Ms. Aletha Cabell
at large member


Ms. Veronica Callaham
at large member


Mr. Dontae Carter
at large member


Ms. Linda Williams
at large member


Ms. Cori Davis

at large member


Ms. Michele Poindexter

at large member





Nat Marshall is a 3rd Degree Black belt Tae Kwon Do instructor. Mr. Marshall trained under Koryo Taekwondo instructor Master Fujimura.  He has been teaching his classes in Lynchburg for over 20 years in several locations and has led many students to receive their black belt. He is very involved with the community and making sure each person who takes his class is able to use it to better their health and over all well-being. 

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