Velocity Dance is a celebrated dance studio in Vienna with successful all-star competition teams and a wide range of weekly studio classes for all ages in ballet, jazz, lyrical, pom, hip hop and tumbling. Velocity Dance is under the direction of owner Suzanne Mansfield who is known for pushing dance to the “next level” in the mid-Atlantic. After studying with the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in DC and the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater program, earning a bachelors degree from Marymount University and being selected as a Washington Redskins cheerleader, she has achieved over 20 years of experience as a dancer, cheerleader, competitor, choreographer, and coach. Suzanne opened Velocity Dance with the vision of a facility that would not only foster talented and award-winning dancers, but provide a safe, wholesome and positive environment. Velocity’s all-star program has earned two Summit National Championship titles and a coveted Dance Worlds trophy.
Working closely with Suzanne at Velocity is Krissy Schnebel who will be teaching Hip Hop at Compass. Krissy immersed herself in many forms of dance from a young age including hip hop, contemporary, jazz, ballet, musical theater and lyrical. She later completed bachelors and masters degrees in education and taught special education in FCPS. Today Krissy is certified by the US All-Star Federation of Dance. She serves as the Studio Manager at Velocity and teaches outside dance programs in local elementary schools and community centers while also working as the Head Coach of James Madison High School’s Junior Varsity Dance Team.