Hill Dance Academy Theatre (HDAT)

2900 Bedford Avenue

Second Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15219


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This website was created officially by

E.A. Smith

Hill Dance Academy Theatre is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization located in the Historic Hill District, Pittsburgh, PA.


The Mission of Hill Dance Academy Theatre, to develop and train students 3 to 18-year-olds, in Black Dance Traditions, expand knowledge of Black Dance Traditions and develop emerging Dance Artists to sustain Black Dance as an Art form in Black communities.

© 2018 Hill Dance Academy Theatre Home of Ju.B.Lation Spirit Filled Feet

Joni Caroll, PharmD, BCACP

Ballet and Jazz

Joni Carroll is a native of Erie, Pennsylvania.  She started dancing at the age of three and received the majority of her training at the Lake Erie Ballet School and the Little Dance Studio.  During high school, Joni was selected to be a member of the Jazz Kids Dance Company and was also an apprentice with the Lake Erie Ballet Company. Her extensive training allowed her to perform nationally and internationally.  Joni has a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Mercyhurst University; she completed a Pharmacy Residency at the Stratton VA Medical Center and she is currently a Pharmacist Senior Program Manager with the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.  Her extensive dance experience as teaching artists has allowed her to teach ballet to students in diverse community arts programs. Joni has been a HDAT Teaching Artist since 2011, where she teaches jazz, ballet, and modern dance. She is thrilled to continue to pass on her love of dance to her students!




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