Wyndee McGovern is a master teacher certified by Dance Educators of America as well as Dance Masters of America.
Wyndee McGovern, Owner and Artistic Director
She is the Artistic Director of Spotlight Studio of Dance in Millersville, MD overseeing a complete program of Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Acrobatics, Lyrical & Hip-Hop for dancers ages 2 to 18. Under her direction, Spotlight Studio has become a competitive force in the dance community. Wyndee’s dancers are consistently recognized for their finely-honed technique and diversity of training. Spotlight has won many awards, both for performance and choreography. In 2002, her choreography for “Slippin’into Darkness” earned her a position as a finalist in the Jazz Dance World Congress’ Choreography Event sponsored by “Leo Dancewear”, which recognizes outstanding achievement in choreography throughout the world. In that same year, she founded “Jazzfuzion”, a pre-professional performance company, specializing in Contemporary and Jazz. In March 2004, Wyndee and her Company made their Broadway debut in “Nothin’ Like a Dame – 2004 at the St. James Theater with their interpretation of Michael Jackson’s “In The Closet”. Spotlight is also the home of “Oasis Dance Ensemble” consisting only of Spotlight trained dancers and choreographers and was awarded the “Silver” Medal for Choreography at the 2009 Leo’s Choreographic Event held at the Jazz Dance World Congress in Chicago, Ill.
Also in 2009, Wyndee was commissioned to choreograph for the noted Kirov Academy of Ballet’s Holiday Concert in Washington, DC. That same year they gave her the opportunity to implement a new Contemporary program for their advanced/pre-professional levels.
Wyndee serves as chief dance advisor the to the “Winning Way” College Preparation Program continuing to research and help advance young dancers through the college and career path and implements this program to her Junior and Senior year students providing mentoring, guidance and inspiration to those that participate. Wyndee continues to serve as a judge and adjudicator for many reputable organizations including Dance Masters of America Title Pageants and Performing Arts Scholarship Program, Showbiz National Talent Competition, Legacy Talent, Dance Educators of America, Onstage America and Accent on Youth Talent Competitions.
Her dancers are currently performing in hottest ticket on Broadway "Hamilton" on Broadway as well as the newly opened Hamilton in Chicago, Ill, “The Bad Boys of Dance - Rock The Ballet”, The Radio City Rockettes, The Lion King in Las Vegas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and many Collegiate Dance Companies and Dance Teams. Wyndee made her television debut in “Health Matters” discussing a program she developed in partnership with Dr. Alan Sokoloff of the Yalich Clinic and “Doc for the Baltimore Ravens for Dance Injury Prevention. “The McGovern Method” of body conditioning, training and injury prevention has been presented in Baltimore County Public Schools as well as MAPHERD Convention for the state of Maryland. Her proudest moment by far was when her Mentor and Teacher, President of Dance Educators of America - Fran Peters assisted in helping her "Method" get adopted by Dance Educators of America into their Teachers Training program.