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Our Team

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Tasha

Founder

Growing up as a military child, Tasha's dance experience spans over forty 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

Studio 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 both Acrobatic Arts and Pilates Mat. 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

Studio 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 former member of our performance company (2013-21). Aubrey has completed her associate of arts degree and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in finance at Florida Atlantic University. She 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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Abbey

Instructor

Abbey is trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, and lyrical. She is currently attending Flagler College to pursue her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. Abbey is a Saint Augustine Dance Academy Performance Company alumni and has received numerous awards at dance competitions and conventions throughout the United States. Abbey loves to teach all ages of dancers and hopes to instill a love of dance in all of her students.

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Contemporary

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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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Maggie

Instructor

Maggie has trained at the School of American Ballet, the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, the Bolshoi Dance Project and Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Her repertoire includes The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Cats, Crease, A Chorus Line and Untitled White with the Paul Taylor dancers at Jacob's Pillow. Maggie is the founding artistic director of the Hudson Valley Dance Center and is a dean's list graduate of Emerson College where she earned a BFA in Literature and Dance. Maggie is excited to work with dancers in a safe and enriching environment.

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Ballet

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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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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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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. Ashley was a part of Phase 4 and 5 of The Dancelook Apprentice Program and is now employed as an assistant with Dancelook. She is currently a member of FSCJ's danceWorks Repertory Company as well. 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 is a member of FSCJ’s danceWORKS Repertory Company as well as an employed assistant to Dancelook (having completed their 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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Baylee

Instructor

Baylee started dancing at the age of two and has trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern, and West African. She earned her bacherlor's degree in Dance with a concentration in pre-physical therapy at Brenau University. Baylee is currently attending the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences to earn her doctorate in physical therapy. She is excited to share her love of dance with her students.

FAVORITE STYLE OF DANCE TO PERFORM AS A CHILD?

Ballet and Tap

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Cat

Customer Service Manager

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Cindy

Office Staff

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Carrie

Office Staff

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Leia

Assistant

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Sydney

Assistant

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Jordan

Assistant

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