For over 20 years, our philosophy has been to provide expert dance instruction in a fun and positive environment. Our students are encouraged to reach their personal best while improving their self- esteem and overall physical fitness. Our highly qualified staff of teachers, administrative assistants and student teachers, work together as a team to insure that each student and parent receives the highest quality of service. From the day you register, to the June recital, we hope your experience at RMSD will be rewarding and stress-free!

Robin McGill

Miss Robin has been happily teaching dance for over 25 years. She received her early training at the Rebecca Martin School of Dance in Point Pleasant. She studied in New York City with many legendary teachers like Frank Hatchett, Charles Kelly, Germaine Salsberg, Raymond Lukens, and Steve Sirico. While attending Georgetown University, she was a member of the Georgetown Dance Theater.

Miss Robin received her teaching certification from Dance Educators of America and is a member of the Associated Dance Teachers of New Jersey. She is very proud to say that many of her students have gone on to pursue careers in dance and dance education.

Miss Robin continues her dance studies at the Broadway Dance Center and Steps in New York City. She also has attended the Jazz Dance World Congress in Chicago. Miss Robin loves to teach dance and hopes that all of her students leave the studio with a sense of pride and accomplishment.

Shannon Summers
Miss Shannon grew up dancing at the Robin McGill School of Dance, where she was a student teacher, as well as a member of the competition team. After graduating from Red Bank Regional’s Dance Program, Miss Shannon attended Catholic University where she was a member of their nationally ranked competition cheerleading squad.

Miss Shannon joined the staff at Robin McGill School of Dance in 2006. For the past ten years, her positive, high energy teaching method has kept her students in jazz, lyrical jazz, hip hop and acrobatics motivated and smiling. Miss Shannon is also the choreographer and coach for the Rockin’ Robins Junior and Senior Competition Teams. Under her direction, the students have won numerous awards and just completed their most successful season ever!

Always striving to inspire and challenge her students, Miss Shannon continues her dance training at Broadway Dance Center and Steps in New York City, and her teacher training at the Dance Teacher Summit.

Amanda Nolan

Miss Amanda has the honor of being the first and only American to graduate from a Ukrainian Ballet Academy. She graduated from the prestigious Opera of the Ukraine with a degree in classical dance, historical dance and choreography. She also trained with top European teachers and choreographers in both classical and modern dance at the Detski Musical Theatre.

As a performer, Miss Amanda danced soloist roles with the Donestk Ballet Theatre and toured the East Coast as Clara in the company’s Nutcracker production. She also participated in the Ukrainian Youth Exchange program, Ukrainian/Italian Exchange and the Ukrainian/Spanish Exchange in Kiev, Ukraine. In addition to performing in Europe, Miss Amanda danced for many American companies such as the International Ballet Theatre, The National Ballet, The Philadelphia Ballet Theatre, and the Tressor Group.

In addition to her extensive performing experience, Miss Amanda has also worked as a teacher and coach. She taught choreography to children for the Donestk Ballet Theatre and worked with younger students as part of her training with the National Opera. She was the resident ballet coach for Dance with Me studio of Long Island. Miss Amanda has had 3 students progress to Las Vegas on So You Think You Can Dance as well as 3 students appear on Dancing with the Stars. Miss Amanda’s classical Russian teaching method inspires her ballet and pointe students to become technically proficient as well as lyrically beautiful dancers.

Christina Wright
Miss Christina began dancing at First Class Dance Academy, where she studied with Joey Dowling, Todd Shanks, and Danny Wallace. As a member of their award winning competition team, she received scholarships to join the Joffrey ballet trainee program and Starpower Competition’s Power Pack. She auditioned for Ocean County Vocational Technical School’s Performing Arts Academy and spent her four years of high school studying the fine arts.

At the young age of fifteen, she started teaching her own classes. She fell in love with the passion her students showed towards the arts. In 2013, she was recognized by The State Organization on Arts and Disabilities and was presented with a Governor’s Award and an Arts Excellence Award in dance for acting as a role model and inspiration to all students with disabilities.

After high school she received a full scholarship to attend Georgian Court University as a dance major. While there, she performed as a guest dancer with Hee Rah Yoo and Company at the “2015 Choreographers’ Canvas” in New York City as well as with Rennie Harris’ company Puremovement. This spring she will graduate with a Bachelor of the Arts in Dance. She hopes to continue to inspire her students the same way her students continue to inspire her!

Eileen Farrell

Miss Eileen has been a certified dance instructor for over 29 years. She is certified with Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire Dance Studios to teach American Social Dance and with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (I.S.T.D) out of London, England and the United States. Miss Eileen received her Associate and Licentiate degrees (highly commended) for both International Latin American and Modern Ballroom Dancing.

Miss Eileen has taught ballroom dancing at Adult Education at Neptune High School, at Fort Monmouth Military Base, and throughout the world on cruise ships. She has participated in shows, exhibitions, and competitions throughout the New Jersey area.

Miss Eileen currently teaches private lessons as well as group classes in Avon, Neptune City, Colts Neck, and Little Silver. Her expertise is in Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Cha Cha, East and West Coast Swing, Samba, Bolero, Viennese Waltz, Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Hustle, Quickstep, Bachata, Country Two Step, and Night Club Two Step.