Horizons Dance Conservatory


See What Our Students Are Saying...

"Life lessons I carry with me ..."

"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."

"Horizons is a safe place where I can grow and learn without fear of judgment."

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 14th season!

Ms. Amber Blatt

(Tap, Theatre Jazz, Vocal & Acting)

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 9 years. Looking forward to many more!

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. 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, Improvisation)

Matthew found his love for dance at the age of 8 and trained at Horizons and with Melanie Wright. Matthew is trained in all genres but finds his true passion in Contemporary & Ballet. Matthew attended the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet and the Joffrey New York City Jazz & Contemporary Intensives. His choreography was recently showcased in Philadelphia at the Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers Inhale Performance Series and also at the Koresh Artist's Showcase. He has performed with Brandywine Ballet & Contemporary, NUVO, Ballet 180, and Opus Dance.

Ms. Sarah Edris


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 Elementary Education.  Sarah is excited for the opportunity to share her love of dance with the young Horizons' dancers.  We are so excited to welcome Ms. Sarah to the Horizons' Staff!