Miss Mary St. Romain
SDA Director and Instructor 2020
Miss Mary (Mary St.Romain) is the owner and director of SDA Studios, founded in August 2002. A former principal dancer with over 45 years experience, she’s taught all levels from beginners to professionals. She began her teaching career at 16 while still a student, before moving to New York City to study on full scholarship at American Ballet Theater. She performed soloist and principal roles at Ballet Oklahoma, under the direction of Bojan Spassoff and Edward Villella, retiring to start a family with her husband Richard. While raising her two sons, she continued to teach and perform in Denver and Minneapolis before settling in West Chester, Ohio. She was a certified Jazzercise instructor, also teaching dance at Cincinnati Ballet Academy. Since opening SDA, she attended a Finis Jung and Dance Medicine seminar, participated in the Jazz Dance World Congress (bringing numerous students along) in Chicago in 05, 07 & 09, become a certified ZUMBA instructor and attended yearly educational seminars including DanceLife Teacher, Dance Teacher Web & Dance Teacher Summit. By continuing her own dance education, she is able to offer her students the newest dance styles, in addition to preserving classical ballet history through the teachings of the repertoire she herself learned as a student. Mary is incredibly excited to begin her 19th year of sharing her love of dance with the BEST STUDENTS EVER in Liberty Twp!