Meet Our Staff!

~ Inspire ~ Encourage ~ Teach ~

Linda Cavella

Linda is the proud owner of A Time to Dance Studio! She began dancing at the age of three and has trained in almost every style. Through both training and dance conventions, Linda has accumulated a notable history of working with a wide variety of renowned, professional teachers. In addition to this, she is very proud to have started the first studio that supports Dance Abilities in Northeast Ohio. Linda attended the Canton School of Automation to gain business knowledge, which has helped her original one room studio grow and develop into the beautiful, North Canton location it is today. She has an amazing passion for dance and an even greater passion for sharing it with each student, parent, and friend that walks into the welcoming front door of A Time to Dance!

Janice Ivan

Office Manager

Norma Cappoci

Promotions Manager


Janet Walters

Janet has grown up dancing at ATTD and is trained in styles including hip hop, ballet, lyrical, jazz, and musical theatre. Alongside teaching these styles, she leads our inclusive dance group, Mix-It-Up!

Carole Gibson

Carole taught Irish step dance and troupe at ATTD for several years before relocating to England. Now she is back and teaching Irish and directing our Eternity Irish Dance Troupe once again!


Tiffany Casturo

Tiffany has been training in multiple styles of dance for 16+ years  with over 8 of them at ATTD. She currently teaches ballet, dance ability, and toddler classes while working on her BA in Nursing.

We would like to welcome the following teachers for 2017-2018:

Katrina Benson

Patchouli Draper

Lauren Ferster

Cecelia Garton

Erin Hawkins

Kailey Hester

Jenny Rigdon

Madalyn Staudt

Marley Welker

Marley has been dancing since age three, training in numerous styles of dance along the way. She has been an instructor and choreographer at ATTD for over 8 years teaching tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, Irish, and modern. She serves as Artistic Director of the ATTD Junior Company and the Jr. and Sr. Kicklines.

Pat Rozenek

Pat has taught with A Time To Dance for over 25 years! She still dances as a member of the tap group the Sophisticated Ladies and works with our inclusive dance group, Mix-It-Up. She also teaches toddler ballet and special needs classes.

Shananne Lewis

Shananne received her BA in Dance from The University of Akron in 1995. Her professional credits include dancing missionary for Youth with a Mission Summer of Dance (Switzerland), Trumpet in the Land (New Philadelphia), Carousel Dinner Theatre (Akron) and Carousel Jupiter Theatre (Florida). Miss Shananne has been teaching dance consistently every year since 1998. Her styles include Creative Movement, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip-Hop, Zumba, Pilates, Lyrical, and Liturgical/Worship dance.

Class Peers

Our class peers are a huge help offering an extra hand in our younger classes. We would like to thank our students volunteering as 2017-18 class peers!

Alexandria Heckaman

Alyssia Garton

Aubrey Neely

Carleigh Culver

Emily Howard

Erin Cramer

Gracie Howard

Heidi Kaczynski

Joelle Morgan

Jordan Geisberger

Karson Suppes

Lilliana Schmidt

Loren Moore

Makayla Anderson

Rikki Jones

Riley Thole

Sarah McHolm

Shari Soza

Tess Rosler