Beverly Petersen-Fitts opened the Cuyahoga Falls Dance Center in 1994 in St. Joseph School and moved the Dance Center to its present location in 2010. Ms. Petersen-Fitts received her undergraduate degree at Rhode Island College and her Masters in Education at Kent State University. While in Rhode Island she danced with Festival Ballet of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Ballet Theatre. Her teaching career began in Rhode Island at the Rhode Island Ballet Arts Academy under the guidance of her teacher and mentor, Nancy Carey McAuliffe.
When not teaching at CFDC, she is busy teaching all forms of dance at Kent State University. In 1999, Ms. Petersen-Fitts received a Distinguished Teaching Award from Kent State University