Midwest School of Ballet
Dance Studio

133 1/2 Park Ave
Amherst OH 44001
(440) 988-3838
Meagan@midwestschoolofballet.com

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Mrs. Sprouse began her dance training at The Moving Company in Sandusky where she was a member of their competition team as well as at Midwest School of Ballet under the direction of Rachael Palermo where she performed with the Chamber Ballet. Mrs. Sprouse danced competitively with the Moving Company throughout the nation, winning top awards that enabled her to tour in the I Love Dance Sweethearts and Heartthrobs Production. Upon graduation from high school, Mrs. Sprouse continued her dance education at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio where she performed with the University’s dance ensemble and received her BFA in Dance in 2007. Additionally, Mrs. Sprouse professionally performed as the Lead Dancer for The Magic of Adam Williams in Hollywood, CA as well as dancer/assistant in Tower City’s Magical Holiday Spectacular (Cleveland, OH). Mrs. Sprouse has taught for many studios throughout Ohio including several studios across Northern Ohio as well as Dayton Ohio. Mrs. Sprouse has served as choreographer for many organizations such as high school musicals, dance teams, various dance studios and competition teams, to name a few. In 2008, Meagan was given the honor and privilege to become the Director of Midwest School of Ballet as well as Instructor and Director of the MSB Competition Team! Under her direction, the competition team competed and won many top awards, choreography awards, excellence awards, and specialty awards and so much more! Her students not only have placed top in several competitions, but also continue their dance training in college as well as many becoming professional dancers, teachers, choreographers and professionals in and out of the dance world.

In addition to her roll as Director/Instructor of Midwest School of Ballet and MSB’s award winning competition team, Meagan has been the Modern and Jazz instructor for Lorain County Community College since 2011. She also serves as an adjudicator for several different dance competitions across the nation. She is so honored and thrilled to be able to share and spread her love of dance to not only her students, but students across the nation.




Meagan Sprouse
  • Director of Midwest School of Ballet
  • Instructor; Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tricks, Tap, Improv, Stretch/Leaps/Jumps
  • Director of MSB Competition Team
Miss Kelly joins us for the first time for our 2015-2016 season and we are so happy to have her!
This is Miss Heidi's second season with Midwest School of Ballet and we could not be happier!
Kelly Cirbus
Heidi Herschleman
  • Instructor, Jazz and Hip Hop
  • Instructor, Ballet & Pointe, Jazz, Tap
Miss Simone is a Midwest School of Ballet alumni and we are so thrilled to have her with us again as an instructor!
Simone Lute
  • Instructor, ballet, jazz, & hip hop


Jen Scanlan
  • Front Desk Manager



Jennifer Scanlan studied dance at The Dance Institute in Akron, Ohio from 1981 to 1990. She also spent 3 summers training at The Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. She danced with the University of Akron’s Repertory Dance Company from 1986 to 1990 then spent three semesters at the University of Massachusetts where she was a part of the University Dancers as a dancer and a Stage Manager. After moving to Boston, Massachusetts, she danced with North Atlantic Ballet from 1992-1993. Jennifer has danced in The Nutcracker, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Le Bayadere, Le Sylphide, and Pas de Quatre as well as many original ballets. She has also danced with Atlanta Ballet and Ballet Met in The Nutcracker.