Our Team

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Tasha

Artistic Director

Growing up as a military child, Tasha's dance experience spans over thirty years throughout the United States varying from traditional ballet instruction to competition teams from California to Virginia. Tasha holds a doctorate of education in curriculum and instruction from the University of Florida, has been trained in ABT PrePrimary through Level 3 Ballet in New York and is certified in Acrobatic Arts. Tasha has a passion for dance that she loves to share with children of all ages.

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Ballet

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Chloë

Company Director

Chloë has trained throughout north Florida since the age of 2 in all genres. She has attended multiple intensives from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts to the Rockettes' Summer Intensive in New York. Chloë has a bachelor degree in Entertainment Management from Rosen College and is certified in Acrobatic Arts. She strives to set a positive example when she is in our studio as an excellent role model and mentor for all other dancers.

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Contemporary

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Katie

Company Director

Katie started dancing at the early age of two. She has trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, modern, and hip hop in Las Vegas and Jacksonville/St. Augustine. Katie is trained in ABT PrePrimary through Level 3 Ballet and Acrobatic Arts. Katie believes that dancing allows you to express yourself in ways that you can't with words. She loves to teach and inspire children to achieve their dreams in dance.

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Any style--  performing is my favorite part of dance!

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Aubrey

Instructor

Since the age of 4, Aubrey has trained throughout north Florida in ballet, tap, contemporary, jazz, and acro. She has attended conventions and competitions all over the United States as a member of our performance company since 2013. As a graduate of our Preprofessional Teacher Apprentice Program, Aubrey is excited to share her passion for dance with all children.

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Tap

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Lauren

Instructor

Lauren is trained in ballet, jazz and lyrical/contemporary with a B.A. in Dance from Jacksonville University. She was a choreographer and dancer for Kankakee County Soldiers professional basketball team in Illinois. Lauren is Pilates certified and has many years of company choreography experience as the former assistant director for Dance Alive! Dance Studio. She has a passion for technique and shares her love of dance with students of all ages.

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Ballet

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Tori

Instructor

Tori began dancing at 3 and accompanied her training with competitive cheerleading, track and girls weightlifting. She received her BFA in Dance from UF with highest honors. Tori is skilled in various techniques such as modern, contemporary, jazz, ballet, tumbling, hip hop, and West African. She has lived and performed all over, including NYC, San Francisco, Honolulu and Nashville. Tori is currently a yoga instructor and also sharing her love of dance at several studios in NE Florida.

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Ballet

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Rose

Instructor

Rose has been dancing since she was 4. She has been trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, modern, and musical theater in New York, Colorado, Florida, and the Netherlands. She has learned from the Joffrey Ballet, ABT, and the Rockettes while also leading her own dance troupe in the Netherlands and choreographing musicals and dances in Florida. Rose believes dance is one of the most important forms of art and aims to share her love of dance with students of all ages and abilities.

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Hip Hop & Tap

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Cecilia

Instructor

Cecilia's love for dance began early on. She has trained in all genres and is an award winning soloist. Cecilia has traveled as a member of our performance company to many conventions and competitions throughout the nation, earning several scholarships. Last year, she was chosen as an apprentice teacher for the Platinum Dance Experience and is a graduate of our Preprofessional Teacher Apprentice Program. Cecilia loves to spend her days dancing with everyone around her.

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Ballet & Contemporary 

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Danielle W.

Instructor

Danielle started dancing at the age of 2 in South Florida where she trained in various dance styles including tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary and hip hop. She graduated from Florida State University with her Masters in Sport Management. During her time at FSU, Danielle had the pleasure of taking many dance courses for non-majors through FSU’s School of Dance. She was also an instructor in FSU’s Lifetime Activities Program where she taught undergraduate level Jazz Dance, as well as Stretch & Relaxation courses. Danielle is excited to share her love for dance with students of all ages, including our Adult students!

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Tap!

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Susan

Instructor

Susan ran a successful studio in New York's Hudson Valley area for 30 years. At national dance and talent competitions, she received recognition for her choreography and "Teacher of the Year". Susan completed Dance Educators of America's certification program and is a lifetime member. She teaches dance and fitness lessons in her neighborhood and loves sharing her passion for dance with students of all ages and abilities.

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Jazz; especially musical-style pieces

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Melissa

Instructor

Melissa has had a love for dance from very early on in her life. She began her dance training at age 2 in the northeast. Throughout her training she had the opportunity to take intensives from the Radio City Rockettes and to perform at Lincoln Center. While attending college, she became a performer with the Walt Disney World Company. Melissa loves performing and teaching that love to dancers of all ages. Her favorite part of teaching is watching the dancers blossom and grow.

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Musical Theater

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Lindsey

Instructor

Lindsey began training in South Florida and furthered her studies at Jacob's Pillow, North Carolina School of the Arts, Miami City Ballet, and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. Upon graduation from New World School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance, she was selected to perform on stage with Mikhail Baryshnikov. As a certified teacher of Florida Dance masters with 20+ years of experience teaching all ages, she is honored to be sharing her love of dance with our students.

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Jazz

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Aaliyah

Instructor

Aaliyah has trained in a wide variety of dance styles for over 15 years. Growing up, she danced competitively at the Southern Strutt in Columbia, South Carolina. Aaliyah attended the University of South Carolina where she was a member of the Carolina Girls Dance Team. After graduating, she moved to Jacksonville, Florida and is currently a cheerleader for the ROAR of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Aaliyah is passionate about dance, and is so excited to share her knowledge.

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Jazz

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Ashley

Instructor

Ashley grew up in California and began dancing at the age of 3. She trained in several styles and is a very versatile dancer. Ashley is a SADA performance company alumni having received many awards and scholarships at dance conventions. She is in her second year as an apprentice for Dancelook’s Pre-Professional Company. She currently attends FSCJ as a memober of their danceWorks repertory company. Ashley is very passionate about dance and is very excited to share that with her students.

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Tap!

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Katrina

Instructor

Katrina started dancing at 4 years old in Southern California. When she moved to Florida, she began dancing with St. Augustine Dance Academy. Katrina trained in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and acrobatics. She's traveled as a member of the Performance Company to numerous competitions and conventions. Katrina has been accepted into FSCJ’s DanceWORKS Repertory Company as well as the Dancelook Apprentice Program. She's super excited to share her passion of dance with her students.

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Tap!

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Danielle A.

Instructor

Danielle began her passion for dance in Eden Prairie, Minnesota where she was trained in ballet, jazz, high kick, tap, hip hop, lyrical and pom. As well as receiving multiple awards for dance and academics such as All-Conference throughout high school, Danielle had the opportunity to dance backup for Justin Timberlake in the 2018 Super Bowl Half Time Show. During her 4 years of college, she represented Georgia Southern University on their dance team as well as served 2 years as the Captain. Danielle is excited to continue her passion of dance and spread positivity through the students.

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Lyrical

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Scarlett

Instructor

Scarlett began dancing when she was two years old and started competing at the age of five. She is trained in ballet, jazz, musical theater, modern, lyrical, contemporary, tap, hip hop, pom, and ballroom. She trained at various studios in Phoenix, Arizona including Master Ballet Academy and most recently was a part of her college Dance Performance Company. Scarlett is currently a middle school dance team coach. Dance has provided Scarlett so many valuable life lessons, countless opportunities, and rewarding experiences that she loves to be able to share with others.

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Musical Theater

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Serena

Instructor

Serena started dancing at 2 years old in the North Shore of Massachusetts. She has trained in many styles of dance and was a competition dancer for seven years and competed at the IDO World Tap Championships with Team USA in 2016. Serena was also a part of the American Tap Company. She continues to grow through dance while attending Jacksonville University as a dance student. Serena’s goal as a teacher is to make the classroom/dance environment as free and safe as it has been for her.

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Hip Hop

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Cathy

Instructor

Cathy began dancing at the age of 6.  She was a competitive dancer who continued her education at Jacksonville University as a dance major. Upon college graduation, Cathy was employed at Walt Disney World as a dancer. In 2002, she opened Studio 1014 Dance where she trained many students who now have professional careers. Cathy is very excited to be a part of the St. Augustine Dance Academy dance family and is looking forward to an amazing dance year!

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Jazz

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Cat

Office Staff

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Kate

Office Staff

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Heather

Office Staff

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Avery

Office Staff

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Cindy

Office Staff

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Leia

Assistant

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Marisol

Assistant

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Elizabeth

Assistant