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Owner and Manager Tricia Hennessy has been in the dance world for the more than 30 years. She danced seriously through high school and college and continued as an instructor. Tricia has taught ballet, jazz, tap, and pointe in Indiana, Southern California, North Carolina, and Florida. Her other passion is musical theatre. Tricia has performed in numerous community and regional theatre productions in the last 25 years. ​


Tricia is thrilled to bring her knowledge of dance technique and her love of dance apparel to Southwest Florida.

Giving Back

Giving back is at the heart of our company. Whether it's with time, talent, or gifts...we love to support local arts and humanitarian organizations.


Empower Dance & Athletic Wear has donated costumes to local theater productions, sponsored fundraisers for dance and theatre teams, and partnered with Dress for Success of Southwest Florida for their "Recycled Through the Decades" fashion show.


Photo Credit: Tom Hall,

Photo Credit: Tom Hall,

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