Asst. Studio Director/Finance Manager
Jo is excited to be part of the 5678 Dance Studio. Having just retired as owner and director of JCA Dance Academy, she is happy to offer her 40+ year background in studio management to all the dancers and their families to help make this dance season absolutely worry free and fun!
5678 Dance Studio
Brooke is a former student of the Babara Rethlake Dance Studio trained in all genres of dance including ballet, pointe, tap, riverdance, hip hop, jazz, swing and line dancing. During her 15 years of dance education she was a member of award winning competition dance teams. She has actively participated in the Tremaine Dance Workshops and was named Studio Dancer of the Year.
While attending Greenville High School Brooke was a member of the Wavaires performing at some very prestigious venues including the Riverside Church, St. Paul's Chapel, and the Allen Room at the Jazz and Lincoln Center all in New York City. Brooke has also performed at Walt Disney World in Florida and at the Dayton Playhouse.
Currently Brooke is attending Indiana University East where she is majoring in Reportive Journalism. We are very lucky to have Brooke on staff at 5678 Dance Studio. She has a true passion for dance and loves working with all ages!
Gracie Marie McGill
Ms. Gracie has been dancing competitively beginning at the age of four. She is educated in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip hop and acro. Gracie has won many top solo awards and has been a member of many top national award winning groups. She is currently a senior dance student at Next Generation Dance located in her home town area. She actively participates in assisting in classes at her home studio and truly enjoy sharing her love of dance with the younger students.
Abbie Marie Clark -
With 28 years experience as an instructor, choreographer and owner of the former JCA Dance Academy, Abbie will be appearing throughout the season to work with Cari, Brooke and all the students of 5678 Dance Studio
Bill Plessinger, Co-Owner
Bill Plessinger was born and raised in Greenville, graduating from Greenville High School in 1980 and from the University of Cincinnati in 1984 with a Marketing and Management Degree . After 10 years in the banking business he moved back to Greenville and obtained his teaching degree from the University of Dayton. Bill is currently an elementary science teacher and a varsity track coach in the Greenville School District.
Cari Glancy Plessinger, Co-Owner and Artistic Director
Cari Glancy Plessinger has been a dancer, choreographer and dance instructor for over 36 years. She began dancing at the age of 5 under the direction of Carol Young's School of Dance located in Millville, Ohio. During her 18 years with CYSD she participated on nationally recognized and award winning tap and jazz performance teams. Cari also danced with the Tina Decker Performance Troupe at various venues throughout the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas with her teammate Tara Patrick better known in Hollywood as Carmen Electra. In addition, Cari has danced professionally at Kings Island.
Cari has been teaching dance for over 20 years. For 11 years she was the head choreographer at her family's dance studio, JCA Dance Academy, located in Fairfield, Ohio. She loves working with children and is excited to have the opportunity to share her love of dance with your child.