Teaching Staff

Images In Dance prides itself in providing highly qualified dance educators for all levels of study.  The diverse teaching staff provides expertise in all areas of your dance education.  Our main objective is to accommodate you and your children with the best possible dance education in an environment that fosters personal achievement and support from a caring and dedicated teaching staff. 

Robin Cotler - Owner and Artistic Director

 

Robin Cotler has been collectively performing, studying, and choreographing dance for over 40 years, and is the owner and artistic director of Images In Dance in Akron and Perry, New York.  She attended Point Park College in Pittsburg on scholarship for dance, and has performed at Artpark in several dance productions and with Alvin Slaughter.  Robin is a Master Teacher and has taught at conventions for many organizations throughout the east coast.  She served Regional Director for the Christopher National Dance Teacher Seminars for five years, and is a member of Dance Masters Of America.  Robin's innovative choreography, passion to keep the arts alive in our culture, and desire to touch the soul of the audience has inspired her to form the dance company Evolution Dance Company, which has been performing internationally.  She has choreographed and directed several productions of The Nutcracker and is the choreographer for the Batavia Players theater productions.  She was recently selected as one of the 50 Up and Coming Dance Studios by Dance Teacher and Dance Spirit Magazine. Robin's students have been recipients of countless scholarships, including scholarships to universities and to study in New York City with major dance companies. Many of her students are currently working professionally with local and international dance companies, cruise lines, production companies, theater companies and appearing in commercial work.  Robin's goals are to continue to explore movement and creative avenues to cultivate future dancers and choreograph original new works that inspire her dancers and the audience.

 

Dana Bojarski - Manager and Teacher in Akron

 

Dana grew up in Akron, NY dancing at Images In Dance since the age of 5. This will be her 9th season teaching for Images. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Dance and was awarded the Dean’s Outstanding Senior award for the department of  Communication. She has performed in several dance concerts at SUNY Buffalo and has danced in Poland with Evolution Dance Company. Dana is an Adjunct Dance Professor at UB and is a certified Pure Barre instructor for Pure Barre Buffalo. Lastly, Dana is a Project Manager/Marketing Assistant at DanceFit Marketing LLC. and the Event Coordinator at SPACE Buffalo. She loves sharing her love of dance with all her students and is happy to be a part of the Images In Dance family!

 

Jackie Bartels - Teacher in Akron

 

Jackie is a graduate of Niagara County Community College with an associate degree in Applied Science.  She has been teaching Kinderdance since 2006 which consists of classes in dance and fitness.  Jackie is the Cheer Commissioner for Upward Cheer Camp, Dance Director at Family Fusion/Inside Out and conducts musical theater workshops at various after school programs.  Jackie is looking forward to teaching and making new friendships with the students she will be instructing at Images In Dance.

 

Kaeleigh Charmichael Eldridge - Manager and Teacher in Perry

 

Kaeleigh grew up dancing at Images In Dance since she when she was 7 years old. She competed on the competition team at Images and taught for the Perry and Akron locations for several years. Kaeleigh attended SUNY Brockport for English and Childhood Education with a minor in dance. While attending SUNY Brockport she was part of the Brockport Emeralds Dance Team. Kaeleigh performed as a Buffalo Jill, Rochester Rhinestone, Rochester Lady Shark, and is currently dancing with the Rochester Rattle Shakes.