Horizons Dance Conservatory


See What Our Students Are Saying...

"Life lessons I carry with me ..."

"It's almost like the studio is magic. When I walk in, I am unapologetically me, and I can let my guard down. You really have created something special--a refuge for kids who are afraid to express themselves."

"Horizons gives me a place where I can put everything else going on in my world aside and just dance."

"I wouldn't be the same if it wasn't for you. Not only have you taught me how to dance, you made me have an extremely strong work ethic which I can use in the real world."

"Through dancing you have taught me that the most important thing isn't always what you want to become, and that sometimes it is ok to just be.  I learned to enjoy the procession of movement across the floor instead of worrying about just getting to the other side."

"Under your careful gaze and meticulous instruction, I remember feeling that I was finally being taken seriously by an adult I respected.  I cared about myself because you cared about me."

"Ms. Donielle:  You are the most perfect and rare breed of an individual.  Your true grit truly showed years ago when you decided to take on the role of raising us on your own, and molded us into amazing young dancers.  Thank you for allowing me to be weird, awkward, and funny all the while you whooped me into shape."

"Ms. Donielle always does what is best for her students.  Even when circumstances are challenging, she prioritizes us.  Horizons is a safe haven!  You always leave it in a better mood than when you first arrived."

Ms. Donielle Bailey Horst

(Ballet/Pointe/Variations, Contemporary Ballet, Modern, Jazz-All Styles, Lyrical/Contemporary, Acro, Dance Composition/History, Conditioning/Stretch, Pilates/Yoga)

Donielle holds a BFA in Modern Dance Performance from The University of the Arts where she graduated with Honors. In the seven years following graduation, Donielle taught all forms of dance throughout Berks County.  Musical Theatre credits include The Meeting House Thriller at The Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse.  Donielle danced with Ronen Koresh, acted as the Assistant Director of the Eastern PA Ballet Theatre, and performed as a soloist in The Nutcracker.  Choreographic credits include Aida and Beauty and the Beast for Kutztown High School, Stars of the Future for the Outstanding Young Woman Program, and Journey which was showcased in Philadelphia.  Donielle is also PowerHouse Pilates and NESTA Sport Yoga certified.  She judges Dance competitions throughout the US, has received numerous choreographic and technique awards, and acted as mentor to countless students now successful in both the fine arts field as well as numerous other vocations.

Currently, Donielle is pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing from Arcadia University.

Ms. Amber Blatt

(Tap, Theatre Jazz, Vocal & Acting, Combo)

Amber has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. Credits include Dance Captain and Show Manager at Idlewild Park, Villa Roma Resorts, and Sea Escape Cruise Ship, as well as touring the country (at least 48 states) and South Africa. Amber is also a performer and resident choreographer for Pines Dinner Theatre in Allentown, Pa.  She has choreographed & directed shows for Tulpehocken High School and Wyoming Valley West High School.  Amber continues to train in all forms of tap.  Check out www.PinesDinnerTheatre.com.  We thank Amber for sharing her talent and dedication with us for the past 10 years.  

Ms. Haley Delcid

(Lyrical, Acro, Street Jazz/Hip Hop, Combo)

A former Horizons’ Dancer, Haley is a 2013 graduate of The University of Valley Forge with a BA Degree in Intercultural Studies. Haley has studied all forms of dance since the age of 3 and was a Horizons’ Student-Teaching Intern while she excelled at dance competitions throughout PA. Haley has instructed dance internationally in Belgium, where she used her skills in Dance Therapy exercises. She has been a Guest Judge for 5 years at the Sectional and National Levels of the National Fine Arts Festival, and has acted as the Dance Captain for the "Front Line" Hip Hop Troupe.  Haley has received her Barre Certification. Thank you to Haley for sharing her love of dance and teaching with us for over a decade!

Ms. Sarah Edris

(Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical)

Sarah has studied dance for 15 years with a primary focus on Ballet & Pointe.  She has trained at Horizons since the age of 7 & was a Student-Teaching Intern for many seasons.  Sarah also competed successfully at numerous Dance competitions.  She is currently attending Kutztown University and majoring in Anthropology.  Sarah is excited for the opportunity to share her love of dance with the young Horizons' dancers.  We are so excited to have Ms. Sarah on the Horizons' Staff for another season!