Teachers

The staff at Dance Connection focuses on embracing every child for who they are and providing them an open arms environment where they can explore their creativity and grow into healthy, positive and strong individuals.  Every student is expected to do their best… our teachers instill that in them very early in their study.  We believe that teaching is a life-long commitment full of love for dance.  When we combine this with an understanding that all children deserve the same opportunities to learn, it is amazing what children can accomplish!  Not only will Dance Connection provide your child with the best in his or her dance education, we will work to develop your whole child, complimenting his or her growth both in and out of the classroom.

Melissa Schott

DIRECTOR

  • Original Company of Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel
  • National Company of Irving Berlin's White Christmas
  • Broadway Dance Center New York City Faculty

Donna Hampton

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Michelle Martin

TEACHER

  • Regional Musical Theatre Production Choreographer
  • Performances in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Orlando, Florida

Traci Cosby

TEACHER

  • Masters' Degree in Dance from American University in Washington, DC
  • Choreographer for New York's Off-Broadway Musical, "The Club Harlem Revue"

Jessica Miller

TEACHER

  • Indianapolis Ballet Founding Company Member
  • American Contemporary Ballet
  • BFA in dance, specializing in Ballet, from SUNY Purchase in New York

Rowan Allegra

TEACHER

  • Indianapolis Ballet Company
  • Texas Ballet Theater, English National Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Bay Pointe Ballet
  • 3rd Generation Ballet Dancer

Hattie King

TEACHER

  • Company Dancer with Crossroads Dance Indianapolis
  • Attends Anderson University studying in the Dance Program

Savannah Martin

TEACHER

  • Dance Connection Teacher Training Program
  • Dance Connection Pre-Professional Team Founding Member
  • Plans to Pursue American Sign Language and Dance

Haley Hampton

TEACHER

  • Dance Connection Teacher Training Program
  • Dance Connection Pre-Professional Team Founding Member
  • Plans to Pursue Career as Nurse Practitioner, Minor in Dance/Performance Arts

Ashley Hyatt

TEACHER

  • Dance Connection Teacher Training Program
  • Dance Connection Pre-Professional Team Founding Member
  • Plans to Major in Elementary Education, Minor in Dance

Brandy Carbonell

YOGA INSTRUCTOR