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About our Staff

Here at Children's Dance Theater, we are proud to employ wonderful educators in the field of Dance and Drama. Our staff is highly trained in non-discriminative, artistic and technically based dance styles and practices.

Our Front Desk Staff will be happy to help you with any questions, Carey Puumala, Kim Etcheverry, Elisabeth Dambam, and Brooke Rush.

Children's Dance Theater

Meet the Faculty!

Stephanie Cox

Stephanie Cox, is the proud owner and Artistic Director of Children’s Dance Theater. She teaches Ballet, Pointe, Acro, Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theater, and Children's classes. 

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Ciena Collazo is a Senior division student of CDT, trained in our teaching program, this is her third year teaching at CDT. She teaches our children's classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Tumbling

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Amanda Enz is entering her first year with CDT. She will be teaching Jazz, Hip Hop and kids Combo classes

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Candace James: is entering her second year at CDT. She teaches Encore, Showtime & Drama Club.

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Alashia Jefferson, is entering her ninth year at CDT.  She teaches Contemporary, Lyrical and Hip Hop. 

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Katie Jones, is entering her seventh year of teaching at CDT. She teaches Encore, Showtime & Voice lessons.

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Tesee George, is the Competition Director of the Thrive competition team. She teaches Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Improvisation

 

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Mario Manasala is entering his second year at CDT. He teaches Ballet, Pointe, and Partnering.

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Hannah Meethaven, is entering her second year at CDT. She teaches Ballet, Pointe, and children's classes. 

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Amanda Moore is entering her first year at CDT. She teaches Ballet and Pointe.

Kilee Nathe

Kilee Nathe is entering her third year teaching at CDT. She teaches Tap, Jazz, and combo classes.

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Amber Olsen is a senior division student of CDT in her third year teaching at CDT, she teaches childrens classes in Ballet, Jazz, and Tap

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Sarah Robinson, is in her eighth year teaching at CDT, she teaches Ballet, Pointe, and Nutcracker.

 

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Chrystal Stankovitz starting her third year with Cdt, she teaches Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and childrens classes.

 

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Michelle Wheaton, is in her sixth year teaching at CDT. She teaches Ballet, Jazz, CBT, Lyrical and stretch and strengthening.

Arabesque Academy

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Andrea Edgmon is in her third year as our wonderful preschool educator for our inhouse preschool program, Arabesque Academy

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Carol Collazo is in her third year as our assistant educator for our inhouse preschool program, Arabesque Academy