Instructors

  • Melanie Emory profile image

    Melanie Emory

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    With a background in Early Childhood Education, Melanie has been teaching for 19 years. She trained and taught at Regina’s School of Dance and was in the competitive dance company, Southern Dazzle under the direction of Regina Gaskins Clark. She has been teaching at Dance Dynamics for the past 17 years.  She is beginning her 11th year as Director.  Melanie continues to update her training through annual workshops and conventions. Competitively, her choreography has won Top Overall Awards to Best Choreography at numerous dance competitions.

  • Kathryn Ginaldi profile image

    Kathryn Ginaldi

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    Kathryn has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from FSU. She has studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts and at the Joffery School of Ballet in NYC. While attending college she was a principal dancer with the Tallassee Ballet where she performed leading roles such as the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, Clara in The Nutcracker, and Swanhilda in Coppelia. Kathryn is in her 13th year of teaching at Dance Dynamics.

  • Allison Pohlman Swinson profile image

    Allison Pohlman Swinson

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    Allison grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, where she trained with Annette Wilson, Natalie Fotopoulos, and Alexei Moskalenko. She attended the University of Alabama, where she was a member of the Dance Department. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance in 2012, Allison moved to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue her career in dance, working with Project 7 Contemporary Dance Company, and teaching at various studios. Allison was recently part of Project 7’s “SHE,” and 1st runner-up at the Capezio A.C.E. awards in New York City in 2014.

  • Spring Joy Christensen profile image

    Spring Joy Christensen

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    Spring has a Bachelor of Arts in Dance with a minor in Psychology from Point Park University. She is certified through Southern Association of Dance Masters in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Acrobatics. Spring also has Level 1 certification through Dance Educators of America in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acrobatics, and Modern. In 2013, she founded Breaking Walls Dance Company. Her Company provides professional training for adults who show a unique style and passion through their dance.

  • Paula Aguirre profile image

    Paula Aguirre

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    Paula started taking ballet at 2 years old and continued dance classes in tap, jazz, lyrical and pointe until the age of 18, participating in her studio’s performance class as well as school dance teams. She moved to Macon in 2001 to attend Mercer University School of Engineering. When her son was born in 2006, she became a stay at home mom. A few years later, after her daughter was born in 2009, Paula found herself longing to reconnect with her dance background and found Cor Pilates. She noticed the way Pilates changed her body and made her feel better. It even improved the symptoms of her lymphedema and her heart condition – POTS. After 3 years of practicing, Paula took the opportunity to become a certified instructor. She looks forward to sharing the many benefits of Pilates with others while continuing to learn and grow in her personal practice and as a teacher.

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    Casie Freeman

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  • Miguel Parades

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  • Rachel Davies profile image

    Rachel Davies

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    Rachel began her dance training at the age of three and studied ballet, Pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, modern, hip hop, and musical theater. She competed in several different national competitions, traveling to various states, including Nevada, Missouri, and Ohio. Before graduating high school, she performed in Detroit’s Fringe Festival and studied under Meg Paul of the Joffrey Ballet for one summer. She continued her dance education and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Oakland University in Michigan, where she performed with the Oakland Dance Theater for three years. During this time, Rachel also performed as a guest dancer in the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble’s Motown in Motion. After graduating, she was a background performer in David Shelby’s “Kick a Little Dirt” music video. She then moved to Arizona where she became a member of the Phoenix Contemporary Dance Company.

    Rachel’s teaching career started when she became an assistant teacher at her local studio at 14 years old. She returned to the studio while at Oakland University to continue teaching. She has experience teaching ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary to children between three and 18 years old, and has also been a competition choreographer. In addition, Rachel is also a preschool teacher with four years of experience.

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    Elizabeth Yavnel

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    Elizabeth grew up in Lawrenceville, GA where she trained with Northeast Atlanta Ballet. Throughout the 15 years she performed with the company, she excelled in ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary. While being a student, she gained the experience of teaching and also choreographed several pieces on the apprentice and senior level company members. Elizabeth has also trained at top summer intensive programs including: Tulsa Ballet, Richmond Ballet, and Nashville Ballet. Currently, Elizabeth resides in Macon, Georgia to complete her double major in economics and finance at Mercer University.

  • Brady Michael-ST (student teacher) profile image

    Brady Michael-ST (student teacher)

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  • Reagan Simmons-ST (student teacher) profile image

    Reagan Simmons-ST (student teacher)

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