Talented dancer, choreographer, and instructor. Experienced with excellent class management skills and ability to help students grow. Over 10 years of experience teaching ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, contemporary, pointe and coaching dance teams. My classes are active, fun at all levels of ability, and indirectly enhances students overall wellness and character.
Engaging personality and teaching style
Great classroom management
Knowledge of curriculum and standards
Great Interpersonal communication with students and parents
Passion for children and teaching
Owner/Director Columbus, GAPassion Works Dance Academy/Aug 2011 to CurrentI am the owner, director, and head instructor/choreographer of a dance academy that focuses on the development of the whole person through the art of dance. Our students become more disciplined and flexible, enhance their work ethic, physical health, and cultural knowledge, while developing their dance technique. I do so in a fun, safe, and non-competitive environment because love dance and I'm eager to share my knowledge.
Dance and Drama Instructor Georgetown, GAQuitman County Schools/Mar 2017 to CurrentI am currently contracted in the school to teach ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and theatre. My classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and I teach classes from 9:00am- 2:00pm for grades Pre-K-12. Our students perform at various community events and have two big school performances during the year.
Dance and Drama Teacher Columbus, GAFort Service Learning Magnet Academy/Aug 2011 to May 2013I taught ballet and theatre and coached the school dance team. Due to my husband being assigned by the military to a duty station in North Carolina, I only taught at this location for two years. We had a fantastic fine arts program and successfully implemented a program, Fighting Obesity Through Ballet, that was funded by grants to allow our students to assist students in elementary schools with increasing their physical activity through ballet and learning about healthy eating habits.
Dance Team Choreographer Phenix City , AlabamaCentral High School /May 2015 to May 2017I trained CHS's dancers in jazz and hip hop and choreographed their routines for community performances, basketball and football games, and both regional and national competitions. I also coached this team from 2011-2013 when my husband was assigned by the military to move to North Carolina. They now have to be connected to a choreographer and dance school in Phenix City, Al., which conflicts with my dance school being in Columbus, Ga.
Dance Instructor Columbus , GAGayle Humphries Dance School /Aug 2006 to Jun 2010I had the honor of working under and dance school and owner with over 50 years of experience in dance and over 30 of that in dance instruction and studio ownership. Gayle Humphries mentored me for years focusing on excellence in dance instruction, reaching the students, maximizing parent involvement, and how to manage a business in the dance world.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: PsychologyColumbus State University2009Columbus, GA, United States
Master of Science: Marriage and Family TherapyCapella UniversityMinneapolis, MN, United StatesCurrent Student
Activities and Honors
Member, Miss Columbus Pageant Board
Certificate of Excellent from Quitman Count School District, 2017
Volunteer Senior Project Mentor, Columbus High School
Volunteer Senior Project Mentor, Kendrick High School