Our Mission...

We are here to help you on your journey to explore the joy of dance! Students are encouraged and nurtured to believe in themselves, confront challenges, and overcome obstacles. All classes are kept small and intimate so we can concentrate on being goal oriented for each individual student and their unique needs. Small classes ensure a consistent quality of dance and acro training, while allowing individualized attention for our students to gain trust and familiarity with one another.

Our studio philosophy is based on 3 things: Technique, Focus and Confidence. At the root of all dance and acrobatic training is good, solid technique. Technique starts in our Wild Ones and Little Explorer classes. Our students learn and master basic gross motor skills. As students mature, their dance technique takes shape. Focus is our next limb. Increased focus helps us learn and improve, which in turn boosts self-confidence and builds self-esteem. Confidence is our final limb and most important. Students learn how to be confident in who they are and are embraced being their true selves.
Students are shown that you can be confident while learning something new, making mistakes and working hard.

Mountain Dance Company
Technique. Focus. Confidence.

Meet our Dance Professionals...

Mrs. Kimberly Gross

Ms. Kim (Founder, Owner, Artistic Director) - Kimberly Gross is a Pennsylvania transplant that has a deep passion for dance education. She has worked with prominent artists such as Caroline Dublisky, Chris Darrell, Lynne Mariani, Karen Arceneaux, Kim Dooley, Darnetha M’Baye, Merle Holloman, as well as many others.

She settled into a full time teaching position, and for the past 15 years has been instructing dancers and performers all over Northeast Pennsylvania.

Ms. Kim established Mountain Dance Company in 2019, with the goal of building a dance community for all. A nationally awarded teacher/choreographer in both competitive and concert dance, Kimberly believes in the structure and discipline of dance infused with a body positive and goal-oriented curriculum.

Ms. Kim is most proud of the accomplishments of her students. Many have been accepted and attended the Lehigh Valley Charter Arts School. Her students have been accepted to dance programs at universities such as Point Park, Temple, DeSales, Drexel, AMDA, University of Pitt as well as many others. Dancers have also gone on to professional careers with the San Francisco 49ers, Dorney Park, RWS Entertainment Group, as well as innumerable national and international performances.

Ms. Kim resides in Pocono Lake with her husband, Michael, and 2 daughters, Aliza and Tessa. Her lifelong dream of owning her own studio has only been possible due to the support, strength and encouragement of her entire family

Ms. Nicole Potts

Nicole was born in Philadelphia PA. Her love for dance began at The Dance Academy in Holland, PA under the direction of DonnaJean Kline. This is where she began her formal training, mastering all forms of dance, the techniques required for execution.

Nicole achieved many awards and titles throughout her dance career. Rhee Gold’s American Dance Awards placed her overall highest score at the national level and she became national dancer of the year. Her choreography received national overall high scores at American Dance Awards and Kim Mckimmie's I Love Dance. Nicole was crowned Miss Dance of Pennsylvania Dance Master of America, and went on to nationals where she placed runner up to Miss Dance of America.

As her love for dance grew into a way of life she went on to study at various dance schools, some including The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Rock School, The Juilliard School, Joffrey Ballet, Marymount Manhattan College and New World School of the Arts.

Nicole was involved in the Newtown Arts Company, which exchanged performances with dancers from Holland PA to Holland Netherlands.

She performed in the Harlem Nutcracker at Camden Waterfront under the direction of Scott Jovovichn, Joffrey Ballet and with The Fusion Dance Company at the Fring Festival in Entenburg Scotland.

Nicole performed at the Tropicana in Atlantic City in a Christmas Production staring Andrea McCardell. She also enjoyed many contracts dancing on cruise ships and appreciated exploring the world and all its fascinating cultures.

Nicole currently resides in Albrightsville, PA with her family Charlie, Tyler, Coen & Lacey. She choreographs for the MDC Dance Ensemble and genuinely enjoys teaching ballet, modern, and technique classes at Mountain Dance Company, under the direction of Kim Gross.