Pamela Boyer: Owner & Director
Pam Sterner Boyer, a Philadelphia native, began dancing at the age of 3. Over the next 20 years, she studied with tap masters Mary Ford and Jimmy Hamilton as well as taking ballet, pointe, jazz and contemporary classes with instructors such as Ellen Vee, George Warren and Mickey DeFranco. She spent countless hours a week in a dance studio, not only taking class, but assisting in classes taught by her mother, Linda Sterner. She participated in many performances, competitions, and conventions where she learned from instructors such as Frank Hatchett, Marci Renee, Debra Sparks and Michael Lanning. She has had the honor of performing at both The Academy of Music in Philadelphia and The State Theater of NJ as well as several TV appearances on the Al Alberts Showcase. Pam continued studying dance while earning her degree at Rutgers University and while working in Financial Services in NYC, including taking classes at the Broadway Dance Center in Manhattan.
In 2010, Pam began teaching adult tap dance classes and in 2013 became the owner of Tap N Burn Collegeville. She appeared on “The Steve Harvey Show” with other instructors and students to promote tap dancing as a unique way to get fit and have fun. One of her favorite projects during this time was being a member of a Thriller zombie dance troupe performing the choreography from Michael Jackson’s Thriller video at local festivals and charity events. She also loves to pass on the famous choreography, teaching it to her students every year at Halloween. Recently, she has attended The Pulse Dance Teacher Workshop in NYC and learned from choreographers such as Germaine Salsberg, Cris Judd, Brian Friedman, Desmond Richardson, Tyce Diorio and Mark Albrecht.
Pam is a mom to two teenaged daughters who share her love for dance. She is a proud Dance Mom and understands the challenges and rewards of that role. She understands the importance of a positive and supportive dance environment and the role that plays in the development of not only great dancers, but great people. She looks forward to sharing her love of dance and dance education with the students and families of PADA.
Pam is a graduate of Rutgers University with degrees in Psychology and Sociology. She and her husband have two daughters and live in Phoenixville.
Kimberly Dawn Landle: Co-founder & Artistic Director
Kimberly D. Landle , a native of NJ began her training at the age of 2 under the direction of Angela Pawlak. While dancing at her local studio she traveled to study under the direction of The Kirov Academy of Ballet, ABT, SAB, Jacobs Pillow, Steps on Broadway, and Broadway Dance Center until she graduated high school in 2006. She attended The University of the Arts where she worked with choreographers from Philadelphia to Kenya. Although she majored in Ballet Performance, Landle constantly worked on keeping herself well rounded by doing works by Roni Koresh, Brian Sanders, Twyla Tharp, MOMIX, and NDT. Upon graduating the university Kimberly signed a contract with contemporary ballet company, DanceSpora under the direction of Heidi Cruz-Austin, former PA Ballet Soloist. She worked with the company as a soloist and as rehearsal director until 2016, performing in various theaters along the East Coast, including Jacobs Pillow on the Inside/Out stage. While with the company Landle continued to freelance and work with various choreographers and companies in Philadelphia, New York, and the DC area.
In June of 2016 The Klassic Contemporary Ballet Company was founded by Landle; the company premiered in November 2016 with a full length ballet entitled MOONPHASES. By the following summer KCBC held a summer intensive for serious pre-professional dancers. The program was geared to helping these students learn the in-depth about the professional side of dancing, leading towards the creation of KCBC2. KCBC has officially entered it’s third season as one of Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet companies.
While dancing professionally Landle has also been teaching since the age of 18, sharing her knowledge and growth with children of all ages in NY, NJ, and PA. Currently she is a teacher at two studios, guest choreographs along the east coast from Maine to Virginia and teaching dance at West Chester University and PAA in NJ. Throughout her career, both preprofessional and professional Landle has been granted awards and acknowledgement for her choreography from The University of the Arts, grants from the Painted Bride, and various donors to keep her work alive.
To be an artist means you never stop growing, never stop learning, and never stop sharing your gift with others.
Blythe E. Smith