"Little Dancers"/ Jazz / Ballet / Lyrical / Pointe / Adult / Dance Express

Molly is a 2003 graduate of Point Park University where she received her B.S. in Information Technology and minor in Dance. Molly, the daughter of Linda Dies, has been dancing since the age of 3. In her 38 years of dancing/performing, Molly has travelled the world! In 2011 she finished up a 3-year contract on the beautiful island of Guam where she performed as a Dancer/Magic Assistant in DREAM and performed 1,620 shows. Before that, Molly could be found on the Las Vegas strip as “Rio Rita” and a Float Dancer in “Show In The Sky” at the Rio Hotel & Casino. She also performed with Jean Ann Ryan Productions aboard the Norwegian Crown. Molly moved back to Warren in 2011, where she jumped right back into Dance Studio Life and added "Director" to her cap. Molly’s first major production back in her hometown was as Director for the reprise of the studio’s “Wonderful World Of Cats”. Since then she has Directed Warren Players 2015 "White Christmas", and Warren's first Christmas Musical "A Christmas Spectacular" (in production for 5 years!) where she created, directed, produced, choreographed and is so proud of her Team's amazing, hardworking, professional etiquette.

Molly officially took ownership of her mother's dance studio (Linda Dies' Dance Unlimited 1984 - 2019) in September 2019. She loves her role of Studio Owner and the Director of the Molly Dies’ Dance Express Company (this studio's Intensive Program) and all that she’s able to do with the Dance Studio. She is very passionate about what she does and this is reflected in both the Dance Unlimited (Recreational Dancers) and Dance Express (Intensive Dancers).

Miss Molly resides in Warren with her husband, J.R. Geer, dog (Jango) and cat (Jagger).


Dance Express

Carly began dancing at Linda Dies' Dance Unlimited in the Fall of 1997, completing 10 years of dance training, 4 of which she participated as a Dance Express Company member. Carly graduated from W.A.H.S in 2007 and Penn State Behrend in 2011. While attending college she continued to dance and was a member of Behrend's Dance Team all 4 years and served as Captain her senior year. After graduation she coached the dance team until she moved back to Warren in 2012.

Miss Carly joined the staff of DU in the fall of 2013. Over the past 10 years she has taught MDDU Tap, Jazz/Funk, and MDDE tap classes. She choreographs solos, duets, and groups for the MDDE Intensive Program and has won numerous awards, special awards, overalls, and choreography awards. She has also been one of the choreographers for MDDE's "A Christmas Spectacular" since it premiered in 2016.

Carly is also employed at Northwest Bank. She resides in Warren with her husband Dan, son Caden, and their two cats, Herman & Henry.

This is Miss Carly's 10th year of teaching on Staff. We are so very fortunate to have Miss Carly and all that she does. Her love & passion for her students & dance shines bright! Thank you, Carly!

Dance Express Ballet

Lauren began her classical ballet training at the age of 5. She spent 12 years at Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet under the direction of Monika Alch. During that time, she had training in classical ballet, pointe, contemporary ballet, lyrical, folk dance including Tarantella, and ballroom dancing, including waltz and salsa. She had the privilege to train under a number of wonderful dancers including Daniel Ulbricht, Jonathan Stafford, and Dennis and Tatiana Malinkine. Lauren started her college career in Boston, MA at Emerson College and joined the Emerson Dance Company. She then transferred to the University of Pittsburgh for her remaining education and participated recreationally in dance there as well. Lauren earned her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2018 and is currently an audiologist at Petruso Hearing in Warren.

Miss Lauren lives in Warren with her husband, Michael, and their dog, Finn. They are expecting a baby girl this summer and are very excited for her arrival! We are very blessed to have Miss Lauren on staff and part of our MDDE team ~ she sure keeps our dancers on their "toes"!


Dance Express

Madison is a 2013 graduate of the University at Buffalo where she received two Bachelor’s Degrees in Dance Fine Arts and Speech & Hearing Science. Following school, she was an adjunct professor for the University at Buffalo for two years teaching ballet, modern, contemporary and social dance. Growing up in the Cleveland, OH area Madison competed in many dance competitions throughout her elementary/middle/high school experience winning multiple overall awards, title awards, and special awards. During her college years, she was a member of the Zodiaque Dance Company at UB and choreographed her Junior and Senior years. She received two scholarship awards regarding her talent as well as dedication to the University at Buffalo's Dance Department.

Madison has been an award-winning choreographer for the Dance Express Company for 10 years, loves working with all her students and sharing her knowledge of dance! She is excited to continue to be a full-time MDDU staff member teaching combo 2!

Madison resides in Warren with her husband, Zach, and their dog Baxter and works at United Refining Company. We are SO excited to have Madison on our Team and love all that she brings to the table ~ especially her positivity, energy, and excitement for DANCE!

Combo 2 & 4 / MS/HS Program / Adult / Dance Express

Miss Brea is a 2022 graduate of La Roche University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts Dance with minors in Criminal Justice, Business, Psychology, and Religious Studies. A 2018 graduate of Southwestern High School, Brea has been taking dance for 21 years since the age of 2. Of those 21 years, she completed 4 years at Linda Dies’ Dance Unlimited as a part of Molly Dies’ Dance Express Company where she was also a teacher assistant for all styles and levels of dance. Her training consists of lyrical, contemporary, ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, acrobatics, modern, and hip hop. During her time with the MDDE company, she performed in many local shows and recitals, including: “Irving Berlins’ White Christmas”; numerous “ARTE” productions as a guest performer; an original Expressette in the 2016 & 2017 Christmas Spectaculars and a guest artist in the 2021 production.

During her college career she focused on a concentration in ballet and contemporary styles, with a hint of musical theatre, jazz, and modern. She has taken masterclasses and workshops from dance legends including Jo Rowan, Chebar Williams, Travis Wall, and Sarah Fagan. Brea has also had the pleasure of taking class from people across the globe including artists from Matrafisc Dance, BDblaq Dance, and from artists like Gabriel Ash, who has competed on SYTYCD. She has also performed at many events for Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteers.

Brea started working with the dancers of the Molly’ Dies’ Dance Express company in the summer of 2020 and has helped with the Summer Dance Camps.

Brea currently resides in Warren, PA with her HUSBAND Cade Poston and three cats Wilson, Harper, and Casper. Brea was able to join our studio staff in January of 2022 where she taught MDDE conditioning, MDDE group dances, and multiple MDDE solos and duet. This was her first year as an official full time staff member, where she was able to work with MDDU as well. Woot woot! Brea loves to share her talent of dance, and all that it is, to all her students!


Combo 3 / Dance Express

Hannah, a 2021 graduate of Warren County Home School, has danced at Linda Dies' Dance Unlimited/Molly Dies' School of Dance for 14 years since the age of 4, training in ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, tap, musical theatre, hip hop, & acro. Hannah participated in Dance Express Company for 10 years, making her 1 of only 2 dancers to have achieved “10 Years of DE Dance Excellence”. During her time in the company, Hannah had the opportunity to dance in numerous regional & national competitions throughout PA, NY, & OH earning many platinum & top score awards with her team. In spring of 2021, Hannah was awarded the Power Pak Award, an exclusive invite to participate at a Star Dance Alliance event with other talented dancers from across the nation. She also received a 2nd place award in the first-ever Warren County Talent Show.

Hannah has performed with Dance Express at Universal Studios FL, in Skate Dance Dream NY with SYTYCD finalists, & at a Harlem Globetrotters game. She has danced in many theatrical productions at Struthers Library Theatre including Alice in Wonderland, White Christmas, CATS, Christmas Spectacular, & Summer Festival of the Arts, as well as Christmas Magic at the Reg Lenna.

Hannah always enjoys any unique learning opportunities when it comes to dance. One of her most memorable experiences was when she attended Cleveland's AHA! Art Festival for a master class with Derek Hough (DWTS/WOD), where Hough chose Hannah & sister, Haeli, as 2 of only 5 people to dance a combo with him onstage at Playhouse Square. Hannah has taken master classes at Broadway Dance Center NYC & Millennium Dance Complex PGH with celebrity choreographers & Broadway/film stars including Robert Taylor Jr., Salim 'Slam' Gauwloos, Nick Adams, Elec Simon, & Howard Johnson. While in Dance Express, she has also participated in dance intensives taught by professionals including Alex Wong, Travis Wall, Trevor Sones, & others.

In addition to TA-ing DU classes, Hannah has assisted in teaching therapeutic dance & dance outreach. Hannah was the dance instructor & choreographer for SLT Academy's Christmas Cabaret. She has also choreographed and taught an original dance number for TNT Baton Corp, whose show routine was awarded the Atlantic Coast Championship Title. Hannah is excited to continue her dance journey on staff, as she also pursues her real estate & property management career through online training.

We're SO excited to have Miss Hannah on our Staff! She taught DU Combo 3 and Dance Express, as well as choreographed 3 beautiful solos and co-choreographed 2 fabulous group numbers for MDDE! She loves sharing her passionate energy for dance, watching her students grow throughout the year and seeing her choreography come to life on stage! She is so sweet, kind, and ready to just DANCE!