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About Expressions Dance Center

Don’t Think. Just Dance.

Our mission at Expressions Dance Center is to provide students of all levels with more than just dance classes, but a unique experience in which the student can grow both mentally and physically as a dancer. We welcome dancers from Fostoria and all surrounding areas!  Our teachers are highly trained in all areas of dance with more than 20 years of teaching experience.

Jennie Zibbel, the director and owner of Expressions Dance Center, has been  teaching dance for more than 20 years all throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.  She is a classically trained ballet dancer and brings that training into all of her classes.


Jennie Maas Zibbel

Director and Owner

Jennie began her ballet training at the age of 3 and has never stopped dancing.  She received her training at Toledo School of Ballet under Marie Vogt, Velta Cerenok, and Nigel Burgoine.  She performed in the annual Nutcracker from the age of 6 through 17.  She has also danced in productions of Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Giselle.  After graduating from St. Ursula Academy in 1997, she went on to study at Bowling Green State University where she received a B.A. in German and History and a M.A. in History.  While at BGSU, Jennie took many dance classes and was a member of the University Performing Dancers. 

She began teaching Ballet through the Creative Arts Program at BGSU at the age of 19.  She has taught at multiple schools in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan including The Beat Dance Company, Daryl Jervis Dance Studio and most recently Viva Dance Company.

She loves teaching dance and spreading her love of dance to all of her students young and old!

At home Jennie is married to Fred, who runs his own Pole Barn Construction company and is mom to Nina a junior at Elmwood High School, Jakob a freshman at Elmwood and Nickolaus a 7th grader at Elmwood.  When not teaching she is watching them play their sports and babying her German Shepard Veruka.

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Harley Donnelly

Dance Instuctor

Harley is our Advanced Dance Instructor and one of our most loved team members, well respected by our team and students alike. Her passion for dance and teaching others to feel confident dancing is a true inspiration.

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