Hours of Operation: MONDAY - THURSDAY 3:00PM-9:00PM


Susan Barcus

The Owner/Director of Avanté Gymnastics and Dance. She is certified to teach by Dance Masters of America, Ohio Dance Masters, Dance Educators of America, and International Dance Entrepreneurs Association. Since the age of three, she has danced and has taught many regional, state, and national champions. Her top priorities include instruction, music, and costumes that are age-appropriate and techniques being taught in a positive, nurturing environment.

Eva Cannon

Holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from The Ohio State University. She has participated in many dance and gymnastics workshops throughout the country. Her connection to our young students is evident every day, as she can motivate each child to reach their potential in their individual endeavors.

Aly Bowman

A homegrown product of Avante, she started as a student here at the age of 18 months and began teaching full-time in 2016. She is the daughter of Eva Cannon and was a competitive dancer here at Avante. She is a graduate of the Dance Masters of America Teacher Training School and is certified to teach Ballet, Tap, Jazz, & Modern. Aly is a member of USAG and is certified to teach/coach gymnastics at every age and ability level. She is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training.

Krista Bowman

Bio coming soon!

Kristie Bush

She began her life at Avante when she was a child. She was on both the competitive dance and gymnastics teams. Kristie graduated from Denison University and has returned to coach for us. Following in her footsteps, her 3 daughters are also on both competitive teams.

Jennifer Wygle

She started her time at Avante as a student on our competitive gymnastics team. She has not only returned to teach for us, but her children are now on our gymnastics team. She teaches all levels of gymnastics at Avante. Jennifer is the mother of 6 children and works as a Nurse for Forth Fork Local Schools and in the labor and delivery department at Mount Carmel St. Ann's. She graduated from Mount Carmel College with a Degree in Nursing.

Megan BeVier

She was a dancer and gymnastics student of ours when she was a child. She has now returned to Avante and her two children and has been coaching pre-school gymnastics since 2017. Her daughter is on our competitive dance and gymnastics teams, and her son is also a gymnastics student. Megan is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelors's Degree in Architecture and has worked at the university for 15 years.

Brooke Lee

Brooke started at Avante when she was 5 years old. She took gymnastics class and was on the competitive dance team for many years. Brooke has a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from The Ohio State University and has spent the past year teaching remote classes for Heath City Schools.

Courtney Kinsley

Bio coming soon!

Shannon Karrenbauer

Bio coming soon!


I have been dancing here for 16 years, from 3 to now at the age of 19. I joined the competition team at the age of seven, and I wouldn’t have changed anything about my experience. The staff is so sweet and makes everyone feel at home! They are definitely like my second family, and Avante will always be my home.

Ashton Byers

A great family-owned business cares about its students: I have three children dancing there and have for years: very age-appropriate choreography and costuming.

Emily Matuska

I have loved dancing at Avante and watching all of the dancers progress year after year. Sue teaches her students how to dance and the history and evolution of dance as she instructs. All of the staff are friendly and professional.

Sandra Justus

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