Our Staff

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Deborah Stanley, RN
Studio Cooperative Principal
ABT® Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum
EBAS Certified Instructor


Ms. Stanley firmly believes the joy of dancing and the joy of health/well being coexist. She believes carefully trained dancers should be able to pursue their art for as long as they like, unlimited by avoidable injuries. Her teaching style offers students of all ages the opportunity to develop an ideal balance of flexibility and muscle strength to ensure that they will have a lifetime of dancing, be that as a career or as a hobby for personal fulfillment.

As an adult, Ms. Stanley came to ballet after suffering a back injury at work, first studying with Deena Shroyer in Leavenworth, Kansas. Through the discipline of ballet and the study of other forms of motion, she was able to recover from her injury and strengthen her back to live free of pain without surgery. She continues her education in ballet through annual training with teachers such as Heidi Winton-Stahle, Danile Geisy, Scott Putman, Kathy Sawyer, Pedro Szalay, and Randall Marks. Before creating The Studio Cooperative, Ms. Stanley was a cofounder and founding member of the Board of Directors of the Ballet Arts Academy at the Old Waldorf School. Her years there gave her the opportunity to study ballet and pedagogy with Jayne Stefani-Keating. Ms. Stanley’s roles as administrator, instructor, grant writer, web and marketing developer, regisseur, and costume designer gave her invaluable experience in the practical aspects of the dance world. Ms. Stanley is
an ABT® (American Ballet Theater) Certified Teacher who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

Ms. Stanley is one of the first ten instructors ever trained and certified to teach Elemental Body Alignment System (EBAS).
EBAS is a series of stretching and strengthening exercises designed to integrate the body while increasing flexibility, range of motion and core strength. The focus of EBAS is to understand basic principles of initiating and anchoring movements from the pelvis while finding efficient and effective alignment through experiential anatomy. This system is currently finding its way into dance curriculums and companies internationally. It is the perfect complement to the whole body approach of training at The Studio Cooperative. For more information on EBAS see www.doebas.com.

Ms. Stanley’s 17 years of Critical Care and Emergency nursing experience provide the perfect foundation for teaching anatomy, kinesiology, and nutrition. She is proud teach the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. Ms. Stanley uses this curriculum as well as the integrated movement techniques of EBAS, the scientific techniques of Pilates, and a varied background in educational techniques to teach students how correct movement and nutrition provide a sound base for long term health and well being.
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Tere Erdmann Hubler
Peak PilateSystem® Professional Comprehensive Certified Instructor
Ballet Instructor
Nia White-Belt Trainer


Tere Erdmann Hubler has been a student of movement for over 35 years. Her knowledge in Ballet stems from her early study of Cecchetti Ballet with Les Cher Ballet Academy and includes studies at the North Carolina School of the Arts. She danced semi-professionally with Ballet Theater of Maryland under the direction of Edward Stewart (1980's), as well as Southern Maryland Modern Dance Collective (2004-2005). Tere graduated from University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1989. In addition to her Ballet training, Tere is a White Belt Trainer in Neuromuscular Integrative Action (Nia Technique) and Pilates. She began teaching Pilates in 2004 and is certified in Peak PilateSystem-Professional Comprehensive. This is the highest possible Peak PilateSystem certification requiring a minimum of 476 hour program with successful assessment on the Mat, Reformer, Tower, Chairs, Barrels and auxiliary equipment.
Mary Rizzo
Peak PilateSystem® Certified Instructor, Wellness Coach


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Lindsey Cundiff
Studio Cooperative Administrative Assistant
Karma Kids Certified Yoga Instructor

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Formado Matt "Band-aid" Strobel
Capoeira Instructor

Formado Band-aid of Capoeira Karkara, studying under Contra Mestre Betinho is excited to offer Capoeira at The Studio Cooperative in Waldorf, MD. Involved in numerous sports and activities his whole life he could never find the "right" one. In middle school he was exposed to Capoeira through a video game called Tekken. Instantly intrigued by a character, Eddy Gordo, who was "break dance fighting" he began researching as much information as possible (sadly youtube was not around at the time). It wasn't until moving to Florida in 2004 where he found a flier for Capoeira.

Drawn to the movement originally, after being exposed to the art he was hooked by the culture. Through his practice he soon discovered that Capoeira was more than physical. It was when he started teaching in 2010 that he realized the impact the art had on peoples lives, including his own as well as his wifes, as a whole. This led to his mantra of "Bending, Blending, and Mending, Mind, body, and Spirit."
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Nykia Strobel
Capoeira Instructor

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Becky McCoy
Dance Instructor

Becky received her technical training in Musical Theatre and Dance at the Imperial Academy of Dance (East Lyme, CT), Wagner College (New York City), The Centre - Performing Arts College (London), and Gibney Dance (New York City). Her favorite performance credits include Crazy for You (Betsy), Opera Workshop (Cinderella/Hansel), and Pajama Game (Gladyss). As Department Head of the Dance Department at Sunrise Mountain High School in Las Vegas, NV, Becky’s piece “Discombobulated Spirits” was awarded the 3rd Place Award for Choreography at the 2011 Utah Shakespeare Festival. She is certified in Ballet, Tap, and Modern through the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and enjoys teaching ballet, contemporary, modern at yoga at The Studio Cooperative. Becky also serves at the photographer for The Studio and enjoys her full time job as mom to future dancer, Caleb.