Horizons Dance Conservatory
Ms. Donielle Bailey Horst
(Ballet, Modern, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary, Acro)
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 and performed two of his repertory pieces, All Will Be Before Become and Inevitable. She acted as the Assistant to the Director of the Eastern PA Ballet Theatre and performed as a soloist in The Nutcracker (Snow Queen, Arabian, Sugar Plum). 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.
Donielle opened Horizons in 2007 and is thrilled to be embarking upon her 13th season!
Ms. Amber Blatt
(Tap, Ballet, Combo, Jazz)
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 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. Thank you to Ms. Amber for sharing her talents with us for the past 8 years. Looking forward to many more!
Ms. Haley Delcid
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. She excelled in this role just as she has 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.
Mr. Matthew Zimmerman
(Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop)
Matthew found his love for dance at the age of 8. He trained the last 6 years at Horizons Dance Conservatory and previously with Melanie Wright and Berks Ballet Theatre. Matthew is trained in all genres but finds his true passion in Contemporary & Ballet. While at Horizons, he was a Student-Teaching Intern for 5 years. Matthew also attended the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet and the Joffrey New York City Jazz & Contemporary Intensives. His solo choreography & performance "Head vs. Heart" was recently showcased in Philadelphia at the Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers Inhale Performance Series. Matthew is currently a company member of West Chester's Brandywine Ballet. We are excited to welcome Mr. Matt back to the Horizons' Staff for his 3rd season!
Ms. Sarah Degler
A Former Horizons' Dancer, Sarah is a graduate of Towson University in Maryland, where she studied under Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell, Runqiao Du, Susan Mann, Betsy Romer, & Sandra Perez. She has also performed with Charm City Ballet & The Towson University Dance Company. In 2017, she received the Towson Dance Dept.'s Outstanding Dance Educator Award. Sarah graduated summa cum laude in May of 2018 with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography as well as a PreK-12 Dance Education Certification. Currently, she is an elementary dance integration specialist for Baltimore County Public Schools. We are excited to have Sarah share her talents again with us this coming season!