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Our Directors

Our directors bring experienced leadership and ongoing dedication for both students and staff.
Learn more about them below!

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Marlyn Abramson

Executive Director

The journey began at the age of 4 years old when my mother enrolled me in my first dance class. Although it was many years ago, it seems like yesterday that I was experiencing the excitement and thrills of my classes and recitals. My family was encouraging and supportive of my dance performance goals, which is so important for a child.
As a student I took multiple classes which gave me the skills and confidence to dance with the Philadelphia Civic Ballet company when I was 15. Although I had minor parts, the experience was awesome, challenging, and rewarding. I have to say again that family support and encouragement is so very important!
During high school I taught dance at a
neighborhood music school, and knew that someday I wanted to have my own studio, and express myself with original choreography.
My husband built a studio in our house
in 1973, and I opened the Marlyn Abramson School of Dance with 12 students the first year.
Now I could share my love of dance by teaching children in my own school. What a great feeling that was. The enrollment grew, I rented space in a local nursery school in Lansdale and my daughters started taking dance lessons from me. It was a very proud moment in my life.

Over the last 48 years we have increased to 4 primary studio locations, and several satellite schools offering our dance instruction in pre- schools, community centers, and day care facilities. We perform at Walt Disney World, the 76ers ,and senior centers. Regardless where we teach, I
make sure that we provide quality instruction in a professional, caring, and loving way.

This has always been my
philosophy and my goal, because the children come first.
I have been so fortunate to be able to share my love of dance with multi- generations of families over the years. In my own family, our daughters and  granddaughters have taken lessons in our schools. Words can not describe how I felt watching my granddaughters on stage. Not only has the instruction spanned generations, but my daughter, Jennifer, is carrying on the legacy as our studio director with me. This is a true blessing!
Dance is a great performing art.
It builds confidence, self esteem, and character. It’s the experience that counts most of all. I want to thank all of the parents and students who have allowed me to share my love of dance with them, and enabled me to fulfill my life long dreams.
Keep on dancing!

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Jennifer Abramson Green

Studio Director, Spring House

Miss Jen began her dance journey at the age of three in her mother’s dance studio. She loved dance instantly and began to take multiple classes at a young age and student teach the younger students.

She received BFA in dance and child development from Ohio State University. Jen studied with many choreographers throughout the years, Twayla Tharp, Roni Koresh and Broadway Dance Center.

She is the director of the Lansdale and Spring House studios, also directing many company projects. 

Including Disney, The Philadelphia Sixers and many more. Jen is very involved with the local community and helps with many philanthropic causes. Jen is celebrating her 24th season of dance education.

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Erin Griffith

Studio Director, Harleysville

Miss Erin is the Studio Director of the Harleysville studio. Erin studied Dance at Montclair State University in New Jersey, and Dance Education at Kutztown University, where she minored in Theatre Arts. She started dance at the age of five at the Lansdale studio, she is one of the original company members of the Marlyn Abramson School of Dance. Erin is also a founding member of The Lansdale Catholic Dance Company. Erin choreographs and trains our students for our Nutcracker Performance. In addition to her classical training she has been the choreographer for the musical theatre department at Souderton Area High School for many years. Erin is the dance director at Camp Nockamixon since 2003, and has choreographed for Laymen Playmen.

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