Anne-Marie's Academy of Dance

Meet Our Dedicated Dance Instructors

Miss Anne-Marie

Owner and Founder

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Miss Anne-Marie has over 38 years of dance experience

including a minor in dance from Sam Houston State University.  Her dance training began in New Orleans where she developed her own technique as well as began choreographing for local high school dance teams.

In her  teen years, she was a member of the American All-Star Staff where she taught dance camps at major universities and selected students to perform in the Superbowl.

Three NFL dance teams have been proud to call her a member:  the New Orleans Saintsations, the Houston Oilers Derrick Dolls, and the Carolina Panthers Top Cats. She was also a member of the Charlotte Rage dance team.

Her love of dance, and teaching dance has afforded her many opportunities.  Miss Anne-Marie  has performed and studied in New York, London, and Walt Disney World, to name a few. Her experience includes teaching, performing, coaching, and judging.

She has spent the last several years teaching both competition and non-competition dancers in local studios and schools as well as performing and choreographing.  She served as  the Director of Camp Choreography for Weddington Middle School in 2011.

By opening her own studio, Miss Anne-Marie hopes to continue dancing and inspiring young dancers to learn the classic techniques of dance and to pursue their own dance dreams.

Anne-Marie resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband, Mark, and children Antonio, Joshua and Francesca.

Miss Cathie

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Miss Cathie began dancing at the age of five

with Miss Donna’s School of Dance and continuing on with other various studios in the area.

Her love of dance has continued for over thirty years where she trained in tap, ballet, jazz and cheer.

She performed with the Lettergirl Dance Team in high school, competed in dance competitions from youth into adulthood, cheered for the Charlotte Rage of the Arena Football League and was later chosen as a TopCat for the Carolina Panther’s where she cheered professionally for two years.

Now a Topcat Alumni, Cathie continues to be involved and enjoys helping annually with the Junior Topcat Program.

Cathie attended Mercy School of Nursing and Gardner Webb University where she obtained her Bachelors Degree in Nursing.

Developing a love of health and fitness over the years, she acquired a Primary Group Certification through AFAA.

She currently teaches fitness classes at local country clubs.  Merging her love of dance and fitness, Cathie later trained in Zumba and is presently a member of the Zumba Instructors Network.

Cathie resides in Davidson, NC with her husband, Garland, and three daughters, Gracie, Bethany, and Ella.

Miss Angel

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Miss Angel was raised in Beaufort, South Carolina where she began her dancing career on her high School Dance Team

She has a BA degree in Dance Performance and Choreography from Coker College. She was head ballet instructor with Crystal School of Dance. Dance Director/Choreographer for extreme talent Productions.

Miss Angel graced the football field as a Carolina Panther Top-Cat. During this time she was given the opportunity to perform with MC Hammer. She was a featured dancer in Jake Clayton’s music video.

She has been guest artist and choreographer for Beaufort Dance Festival, Coker College, Miller Street Dance Academy, and Krista Whitene Dance Academy. Her Hip-Hop choreography has won Top-overall awards.

Currently she is a dancer/choreographer with Electrik Dance Crew and Company. As a member of this Crew she had the opportunity to audition in New York for America’s Best Dance Crew. Miss Angel resides in Charlotte with her husband Marvin and daughter Aidynn.

Miss Brittney

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Miss Brittney was born in Brooklyn New York and raised in Westfield New Jersey

She has a BA Degree in Dance Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her love for dance began at a young age at her local dance studio in New Jersey.

Miss Brittney has studied on scholarship at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York City and Vassar College studying with the Pascal Roiute and Ellis Wood Dance companies. She has also studied Jazz, Hip-hop, Funk, Tap, Ballet, West African, Latin, Musical Theatre and Modern dance at multiple professional New York City dance studios including Steps on Broadway, Perri Dance and Broadway Dance Center.

Miss Brittney is a two year alumni with both the New York City Radio City Rockettes Summer Intensive Program and the New York City PULSE Tours. Her teaching credits range from Northwest Cabarrus Middle School to the Charlotte Mint Museum Summer Dance Program. She has taught at several Dance studios in Charlotte and Kannapolis.

Miss Brittney is currently a Charlotte Checkers CheckMate dancer for the AHL Charlotte Checkers Hockey team. She is the dance director and teacher at Randolph International Baccalaureate Magnet School in Charlotte. Her and her students have participated in the CMS Honors Dance program in conjunction with the North Carolina Dance Theatre. Miss Brittney loves to share her love for dance with all of her students.

Miss Janna

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Miss Janna Special Guest Instructor

Miss Janna Driskel
is a Sophomore at Nebraska Wesleyan University majoring in Spanish and Political Science. She is a second year member of NWU Dance Team. Miss Janna has had the opportunity to choreograph for the dance team as well as being a member.

She has trained with the Nashville Ballet and have performed in there productions. She has also had the opportunity to perform in the Moscow Ballet Productions.

Miss Janna has 17 years of dance training in many areas including Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Jazz, Hip Hop and Pom. She attended Mary Lorraine's Dance Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She danced through her years in High School and also taught dance club at Beadle Middle School for two years.

Miss Janna resides in Nebraska where she intends to complete her education.

We would like to welcome her to Anne-Marie's Academy of Dance

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Class Schedule

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Instructors

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Years of Training and Professional Experience