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Meet Our Staff


Mrs. Natalie Watt

(Owner, Director & Principal Instructor)

Point Park University Graduate - Conservatory of Performing Arts '11 Bachelor Degree in Dance with a Jazz concentration.  Over 30 years of experience in Ballet/Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Contemporary/Lyrical, Hip Hop, & competitive Baton Twirling. Former member & captain of our Senior Dance Team, & 2-Time National Dance Twirl Champion Senior Dance Twirl Team, & former Feature Twirler at Deer Lakes High School. Coach of the Knoch High School Majorettes, & former choreographer for Knoch's award winning musical department. Certified, licensed, judge with the National Baton Twirling Judges Bureau, & active member of the National Baton Twirling Association, Twirling Unlimited, & Three Rivers Winter Ensemble Association. Ms. Natalie currently teaches all baton classes, Solo/Private Lessons, oversees all dance classes, & is the head coach/instructor of our Twirl Legacy Competition Team.

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Miss. Morgan McMillen

(Dance Teacher)

Clarion University Graduate '17 - Dual Bachelor's Degree's, Physics with a concentration in Astrophysics, & Secondary Physics Education with minors in Mathematics & Dance Performance. Former Knoch High School Knochette & Gwen's School of Champions Alumni under the Direction of Mrs. Watt. Former Captain of the Clarion University Dance Team. Current Physics teacher at Butler Senior High School & pursuing her Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Administration through Pennsylvania Western University. Coach of the Karns City Gremlinette Dance Team & KC Musical Choreographer. Miss Morgan teaches dance classes on Tuesday evenings.

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Mrs. Stacy Jenkins

(Baton Teacher & Assistant Coach)

Penn State Graduate '17 - Bachelor's Degree, Chemical Engineering & minor in Environmental Systems Engineering. Over 20 years of experience in competitive Baton Twirling, Tap, Pointe/Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary/Lyrical, & Hip Hop. Former member & captain of our Senior Hip Hop Dance Team & 2-time National Dance Twirl Champion Senior Dance Twirl Team. Former Feature Twirler at Mars Area High School & President of the Penn State Twirling Club. Certified Level I Coach & Level I Judge with the United States Twirling Association. Ms. Stacy teaches solo baton lessons on Wednesday evenings & is Assistant Coach of the Twirl Legacy Team.

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Mrs. Autumn Longo

(Dance Teacher)

A seasoned dancer with 5 years of pre-professional ballet experience with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre & Orlando Ballet. Selected dancer in George Balanchine’s Divertimento No.15, Theme & Variations, Terrence Orr’s The Nutcracker, Paquita, Graduation Ball, & more with PBT. 10 years of competitive dance experience across ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, modern & hip hop genres. Currently pursuing degree in Early Childhood Education with Liberty University. Ms. Autumn teaches dance on Tuesday evenings.

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Mrs. Gwen Pysh

Founder & Creator of
Gwen's School of Champions

In 1974 Mrs. Pysh founded Gwen's School of Champions which began as teaching local children around the community how to twirl in her parents back yard & garage.  For 40 years she grew the studio into the great success it is today.  In the span of those 40 years, her students have won numerous State, Regional, Solo & Dance Twirl Championships including USA National Championships & the Beth Wilson National Choreography Award.  In 2014, following her 40th Anniversary Spring Recital, Miss Gwen & her husband retired to Florida where she enjoys teaches twirling lessons  & judges at local/state contests.  Now full time grandparents, they are loving the special time they get to travel & spending much time visiting their children & grandchildren.  

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