Miss Kate has 17 years experience as a dance teacher, and 11 years as a studio owner. Her students' ages have ranged from 2-76 years old! Miss Kate's favorite class to teach is Stretch & Strengthen, where she is able to help dancer's achieve their goals with flexibility and technique.
Over the past 17 years, Miss Kate has received numerous "Choreography" and "Entertainment" awards for her work. Her students have won numerous overalls and scholarships for regional programs. Miss Kate's students have also been accepted into college dance programs and dance teams, including The University of Richmond and the College of William and Mary. Other students have gone to follow their passions for dance, theatre, and art in Los Angeles and Florida!
Miss Kate believes in pushing her students to maintain focus and drive during class, but also doesn't forget it is important to be silly and fun at times! Instilling confidence in her dancers is of the utmost importance to her, along with teaching other characteristics such as respect, time management, work ethic, and kindness.
Sean started his dance training at the age of sixteen as a competitive competition dancer. He accomplished wins and over-all regional titles and placing in the top five for national titles. After graduating high school, Sean was offered a full scholarship to study at the International Ballet Academy, a vigorous ballet program studying six hours a day, six days a week in Raleigh, North Carolina. Soon after he joined the International Ballet Academies traveling company.
Furthering his studies, he was offered another full scholarship to attend the Joffrey Ballet Jazz & Contemporary Program in New York City, New York. Sean studied various forms of dance, including: ballet, jazz, contemporary, Horton, musical theater, Cunningham, hip hop, heels, commercial jazz, and acting. While in New York, he also studied and performed at places such as Broadway Dance Center, Perry Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, Alvin Ailey, and Martha Graham Studios. Sean has also performed lead roles in Swan Lake, Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty. A Spotlight Dancer in Dancing Under the Spotlight, off Broadway Musical Productions such as Hairspray and Chicago, and also a choreographer for the Young Choreographer Festival in New York City.
He’s signed with RWS entertainment group based out of NYC where he has had the opportunity to perform on cruise ships and at amusement parks around the world. He’s currently traveling across Virginia teaching and sharing his passion of Dance. With hopes of helping his students reach their highest potential while also inspiring them to not be afraid of living a life chasing their dreams. Because behind every dancer that believes in themselves is a dance teacher who believed in them first.
Erica began her dance journey at the age of seven years old. Growing in love with dance, she continued through high school where she also found a passion for cheerleading and theatre. Erica attended Syracuse University in New York where she studied theatre and dance. She eventually transferred to Arizona State University, continuing her pursuit in both areas, taking the Modern Track for her dance studies.
While in Arizona, she discovered the competitive side of both cheer and dance. She began coaching and teaching and fell in love with with the work. Her high school cheer and dance teams both won state titles. She also was an instructor at a competitive dance studio, teaching and choreographing for numerous ages and genres. Her choreography has been featured at Disneyland, Phoenix Sun’s and globetrotter games. Erica’s dancer’s have earned a multitude of awards including top placements at regional and national competitions. She has also received numerous choreography awards. Erica received the Universal Dance Association’s Coaches Leadership Award and has been nominated for Coach of the year.
Jordyn began her dance career at the age of 2. She grew up with an intense passion for dance and the studio quickly became her second home! She is trained in numerous styles including hiphop, jazz, lyrical, modern, ballet, contemporary & street jazz. She began her competitive dance career at the age of 8 and attended dozens of competitions and won numerous awards with her studio of 16 years. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jordyn has taken several dance classes led by world famous choreographers at Broadway Dance Center in New York City.
Jordyn found a love for teaching dance in high school and has taught students ranging from ages 2-17 in various forms and styles. She was also a cheerleader for 10 years, and found a love for coaching as well!
New to Virginia, Jordyn can’t wait to get back in the studio and continue pursuing her lifelong love for dance, along with helping little dancers find and build their passion as well!
Xtina Suzanne Hamilton has been teaching professionally for 20+ years in Richmond and up and down the East Coast. She has dedicated her entire career to facilitating the creative growth of all ages of dancers and is extremely proud of her many former students that have chosen to become Professional Dance Educators as well.
While Christina was the head of her own dance company, XF Company of Dance, she received much acclaim including a MUSE Award nomination from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, was listed as one of the top 25 most influential people in the Arts scene in Richmond, and one of the ‘101 Things that make Richmond cool” by RVA magazine. All of this is attributed to the fact that she believes Dance should be accessible to all people and more importantly that ANYONE can become a brilliant dancer.
As a Choreographer Christina has worked with thousands of dancers, and is always invigorated to work with new artists and create unique pieces incorporating the strengths and aspirations of each person into their work. The art form of Dance is ever evolving, and throughout the years she has guided countless dancers to Regional and National Competitive Titles. She has also been awarded numerous Choreography and Special Judges Awards. But she says nothing compares to sharing this insanely cathartic form of expression with other human beings.
A Native of Western MA, Danielle Quenneville began her ballet training at Pioneer Valley Ballet under the direction of Ms. Maryanne Kodzis and Mr. Thomas Vacanti. It was at this facility Danielle had the opportunity to perform leading roles such as Clara in The Nutcracker and Aurora in Sleeping Beauty. Expanding her horizons, Danielle has spent summers training with various ballet schools, including The Rock School of Dance, American Ballet Theater Collegiate Summer Program, and Mercyhurst University Summer Dance Experience.
Recently, Danielle graduated with her BFA from Mercyhurst University under the direction of Ms. Tauna Hunter and Ms. C.Noelle Partusch. Danielle has performed many roles with The Mercyhurst Dancers, most notably including Peasant Pas in Giselle. During her senior year, Danielle had the opportunity to perform with SoMar Dance Works under the direction of Mark and Solvieg Santillano.
Danielle currently dances and teaches throughout the greater Richmond area.
Ms. Christian's dance career began at the age of two while taking classes, and later competing for Miss Donna's School of Dance in Charlotte, N.C. Ms. Christian attended Virginia Commonwealth University where she was a former member, Captain, and Assistant Director of the VCU Gold Rush Dancers. While Miss Christian enjoys sharing her love of dance with her students, her true accomplishments are defined in the growth she sees in her dancers; both in and out of the studio. Ms. Christian credits her dance career to her parents who sacrificed so much to allow her to pursue her passion. Outside of the studio Ms. Christian enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and connecting with friends.