Owner and Director 2015-Present
Sarah Bielling is a Jacksonville native. She began her love for dance at Virginia Dell School of Dance under the direction of Michelle Wynn. Her roles in the Virginia Dell Ballets included, Ursula from The Little Mermaid, Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast, Jack and the Bean Stalk, and many more. She began showcasing her own choreography at the age of 15. She attended Florida Community College of Jacksonville for Dance and participated in a Disney internship for entertainment and merchandising. She currently is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. 2012-2015 she has been a dedicated teacher and co-director to many students at Oceanway School of Dance and Performing Arts teaching ballet, jazz, contemporary, acrobatics, tap, and lyrical. Her Choreography has received Choreography Awards, 1st Place Awards, Judges Awards, Overall Performance Awards, and Platinum Awards. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, dancing, and more dancing! Her ultimate goal is to provide dance lessons to under privileged children since dance has been a positive influence in her life.
"The accomplishment I am most proud of is being awarded the Sportsmanship Award. This award is given to the studio that presents professionalism inside and outside of the classroom. These kids are our next generation. I lead by example and expect all of them to do the same. There is always a little one watching!" ~ Sarah Bielling
Miss Leah has been instructing at Fascinatin’ Rhythm since the fall of 2006. She has danced for 20 years at Fascinatin’ Rhythm where she was also a member of the Movin’ Company and Tap Ensemble for 5 years and participated in many competitions, conventions and local area shows. She attended classes in New York City at both Alvin Ailey and Broadway Dance Center. Miss Leah is a school teacher for Duval County Public Schools. She was also a cheerleading coach at Hendricks Day School for two years which led her team to be the 2004 Division State Champs! She received her Bachelors Degree in Community Health with a minor in Exercise Science in 2010 from UNF. She won numerous choreography awards from regional competitions such as Nexstar, Starpower and VIP. In 2010 She received a Style Award from VIP Dance and in 2011 she received the Best Regional Choreographer Award from Applause Talent. In 2012, she continued her success with multiple choreography awards at regional competitions as well as her dance “Nine Crimes” being awarded Overall Regional Champion at VIP Dance.
Beth Snyder is a Jacksonville Native, who has either taken, or taught dance in the Northeast Florida area for over 47 years. She received the majority of her dance education at Virginia Dell School of Dance (first under the instruction of Founder, Virginia Dell, and later under Director Michelle Wynn.) In addition to dance, her love of performance art led to her role as a Majorette in Marching Band (from 7th grade, and later through graduation at West Nassau High School…GO WARRIORS!)
An entrepreneur at an early age, Beth began holding classes for other Majorettes when she was just 15. In addition to dance and twirling, Beth has participated in music, theatre, and even enjoyed brief stints in pageantry, and stand-up comedy.
As mother of the Fascinatin’ Rhythm Owner/Director, Beth feels fortunate to have the opportunity to teach our Adult Dance Class. Her unique ability to keep the class fun, and still provide instruction for all levels of ability has made her classes a success, both on and off stage!
is my everything. I love traveling, but also taking advantage of
everything we have available to us right here in my hometown. A day on
the boat, or the beach [or both] with family is my ultimate day. I have a
passion for performing, and my goal is to be on stage at every
opportunity. When you consider how Sarah got her start in dance, I guess
you could consider me the Ultimate DANCE MOM!”
Courtney was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. As a young dancer, Courtney trained and competed as part of the Fascinating Rhythm dance family. Although excelling in all genres of dance, Courtney found her greatest passion in classical ballet. Courtney attended Douglas Anderson School of the Arts were she became a member of dance theater and trained under Ballet Mistress Rhonda Stampalia. Courtney also trained with The Florida Ballet and Orlando Ballet under the direction of Laurie Byrd, Linda Jenkins, Dierdre Burger, and Carlos Miller. After high school, Courtney moved to Tampa, FL were she attended The University of South Florida (USF) and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science and dance minor. At USF Courtney trained with renowned Andrew Carroll and Paula Nunez. Courtney is now continuing her education at the University of St. Augustine as she works towards completing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and become a movement expert. She expresses her excitement to be back at Fascinating Rhythm as a teacher and share her love and knowledge of ballet with young dancers.