Experienced Instructors

Karsha Schermbeck - Owner/Director

Karsha Schermbeck founded All That Jazz Dance Academy in 1996.   She has been involved in the dance field for  35 years.  Karsha has extensive training in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, contemporary and lyrical.  She is a certified dance instructor with Dance & Gym USA. In addition, Karsha is certified in dance awareness and terminology with Expert Rating Employment.  She is also a certified kettlebell and boot camp/group fitness instructor. Karsha believes all students whether competing or not deserve the same level of training.  She is emphatic about students understanding the concepts of movement, proper body alignment and correct terminology. Karsha's students have consistently been awarded top honors and scholarships at dance competitions across the country.Many of her former dancers have gone on to dance professionally or teach dance at studios.  Karsha has also been sought out to choreograph for theater productions as well.  She recently portrayed Sister Leo in "Nunsense" as well as choreographing the show. She has played Mazeppa and choreographed "Gypsy".  She also performed in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "Guys and Dolls".  She has choreographed "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up", "The Fantasticks", "West Side Story", "The Music Man", "Oklahoma", "My Fair Lady", "Fiddler on the Roof", "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Back to the 80s".

Karsha is also an adjudicator for dance competitions across the country.

Karina Browne

Karina has been involved in the dance industry for 25 years.  She has extensive background in ballet/pointe, tap, ballroom, jazz, lyrical, modern, hip hop, musical theater and acrobatics.  As an accomplished dancer in the competitive field, she has won countless awards, scholarships, titles and top honors at regional, national and international levels.  She has been an instructor at In Motion Dance Studio and Cleveland City Dance.  Karina is also an active judge, emcee and backstage manager at national competitions.  She has been invited to perform and choreograph various shows and events throughout the country.  Her choreography has won several awards including best choreography, most entertaining act and top overalls at regional and national competitions.  Karina is a 2010 graduate of Heidelberg University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Musical Theater.  She received her Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Contemporary Dance from Case Western Reserve in 2014.  She has most recently been dancing with RED Company and with real.edge.dance in Akron, Ohio.  Karina is signed with Pro-Model and Talent Management for dancing, singing, acting and modeling.

Halle Rice

Halle started dancing at the age of 8.  She has studied ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, tap, hip hop and tumbling.  Halle is a 2011 graduate from Margaretta High School and a 2015 graduate of The Ohio State University.  She earned  Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.  During her time at Ohio State, Halle continued to take dance classes to further her education and passion for dance.  She has been an assistant teacher with Karsha since 2011.  Halle is currently employed with the Sandusky County Department of Job and Family Services.  She has enjoyed teaching and watching each student grow and push to be their very best.