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 Underground

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"

Allie Hadley

TEACHER

  • Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology and Modern Dance studies from Ball State University
  • Production Coordinator for Ball State Dance Theatre

Leah Cauley

TEACHER

  • Ballet Mistress, The School of Evansville Ballet
  • Bachelor of Arts in Dance, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Cum Laude

Hattie King

TEACHER

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

Kelsey Burks

TEACHER

  • National titlist: 2013 and 2014 Showstoppers, and 2015 Tremaine
  • Studied with Meghan Sanett, Joe Tremaine, Tony Bellissimo, and Tiffany Maher

Brandy Carbonell

YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Haley Hampton

STUDENT TEACHER

Ashley Hyatt

STUDENT TEACHER

Savannah Martin

STUDENT TEACHER