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Brittany Mayak--- Bio
I began to dance at studios when I was in elementary school. I danced at Burlington Academy of Dance and Arts and Amber’s House of Dance focusing on jazz and modern/contemporary dance. I was also part of the group that started the dance teams at Turrentine Middle School and Williams High School and was part of the first All-Star competition team at Amber’s House of dance. I pursued dance into college and went to East Carolina University for 2 years and finished my Bachelor of Arts degree in dance in 2008 from UNC-Greensboro with a concentration in modern/contemporary dance.
Sophie McNeill –-- Bio
Sophie McNeill is a senior at Elon University double majoring in Dance Performance and Choreography and Arts Administration with a minor in Business Administration. In addition to dancing in various Elon Dance Company productions, Sophie has danced professionally with TERRANOVA Dance Theatre at the NC Dance Festival. She will also join The Kearns Dance Project's 2014-2015 season in August. She has also been able to intern administratively with Greensboro Ballet, Houston Metropolitan Dance Center and Company, and most recently Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. She loves teaching all forms of dance including ballet, jazz, contemporary, pointe, hip hop, and lyrical.
Stephanie Stone ---Bio
Stephanie Waschsen Stone took her first dance lesson at the age of three. She loved the experience and knew that she wanted to continue. At the age of four, she began to dance competitively. From the moment of her first competition, her whole life began to revolve around dance. She traveled extensively for master’s classes as well as competitions. When Stephanie was twelve, she began student teaching and immediately realized what an amazing experience it is to be able to share her knowledge and love of dance with others. She has had the privilege of studying under Al Gilbert, Gregory Hines, Nia Peebles, Debbie Allen, and many other industry professionals. Stephanie’s involvement with dance opened the door for her to explore modeling. She became a regular in a dance catalogue and a model for both Rose’s and Peaches and Cream. Her dancing also opened the door to acting opportunities. She was cast in a month long production of “The Sound of Music” at the Temple Theatre. She was a middle and high school cheerleader and has been asked to return to her alma mater many times throughout the years to assist with choreography. In 2009, Stephanie achieved her goal of sharing dance with children by opening her own studio. During her tenure as owner she was able to share her love of dance with over 300 children. Stephanie is excited to have the opportunity to provide quality, loving instruction as a part of the team of COPA instructors.
Jaleel Cheek ---Bio
Jaleel has been dancing, tumbling, and cheering for 10 years. Music has always been the driving force behind his passion for performance. He majored in dance and performing arts at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has trained under a variety of professional artists and instructors in all genres of dance and performance. Jaleel has been interested in cheer since he was a child, but did not pursue this dream until he was a freshman in high school. He tried out and made his varsity cheer squad and from then on his passion and love grew for this incredible sport. Jaleel went on to cheer competitively for a national championship team for two years and also cheered during college. He is passionate about teaching others and instilling in them the same love and passion that he has for cheer and dance.
Kristy Murray --- Bio
Cheri Bowers ---Bio
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