Teaching Artists

Phoebe Ballard

Modern Ages 11-13 ○ DCIII Choreographer

Phoebe Ballard is a Brooklyn-based movement artist hustling between different writing, administration, dance-making and teaching engagements throughout NYC and NJ. She is a teaching artist at Dancewave and a guest teaching artist in public schools throughout NYC and NJ- creating, experimenting, and (always) cracking silly jokes to bring each class together. Her choreographic work has been presented at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, WAXWorks at Triskelion Arts, Read more…

Eboni Carter

DCII Coach

Eboni Carter has been dancing since she was three years old, training at schools around New York City, such as Dancewave. Through Dancewave she has learned the works of artists like Camille A. Brown, Kyle Abraham, Andrea Miller, and Larry Keigwin. Read more…

Martha Chapman

Ballet Ages 11-13

Martha Chapman is a dancer and dance educator with decades of experience in the studio with dancers of all ages and levels. She believes that dance unites body, mind, and spirit, regardless of student level, and that understanding ballet technique is a tool for dancers in all genres. Martha has been on faculty with Dancewave since 2016, and also teaches at Steps on Broadway and Peridance Center. Read more…

Hailey Kemp

Creative Ballet

Hailey Brynne Kemp, a native to Washington D.C., is a contemporary professional dancer and choreographer, who has worked with Reggie Wilson, Sarah Michelson, Rebecca Stenn, and Neil Greenberg. She is a graduate of Eugene Lang College: Read more…

Kameica Reid

AfricanAfro-CaribbeanHip Hop

Kameica Reid, renowned Jamaican choreographer, dance performer and instructor, has worked with artists such as Rev Run from Run DMC, Patra, Tarrus Riley, Sizzla, Beenie Man, Wayne Wonder, Tami Chynn, Alaine, Cecile, Elephant Man, Baby Sham, Alicia Keyz, and more. Read more…

Aria Roach

Modern Technique Ages 9-11 ○
Youth Modern Company Choreographer ○ DCI Coach

Aria Roach is a Vermont-raised, NYC-based dance artist. She holds a BFA in Dance & Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts (VCUarts) and Honors College (summa cum laude). As an undergraduate she spent a semester at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel and received Read more…

Ra Ruíz Leon

Salsa

Ra Ruíz Leon is a poet and dancer from Ponce, Puerto Rico. Ra began her studies in dance with traditional Boricua roots music, Bomba y Plena. Ra served as Managing Director for the flamenco dance company Xianix Barrera Flamenco. Currently she is Latin Dance Teaching Artist Read more…

Katie Skinner

Modern Ages 7-9 ○ Creative Modern Company Choreographer

Katie Skinner, born and raised in Brookfield, IL, is a performer, teaching artist, and dance maker based in Brooklyn. She has had the pleasure of performing works by Beth Gill, John Jasperse, Joanna Kotze, Nicholas Leichter, David Dorfman & Kendra Portier, Kayle and Company, Charlotte Adams Dance, Sean Thomas Boyt, and Caitlin Cullen Dance. Read more…

Madeline Warriner

Ballet Technique Ages 9-11

Madeline Warriner is a movement artist, educator, and advocate residing in Brooklyn. She graduated from Rutgers University with a BFA in Dance and an EdM in Dance Education, where she received university and professional awards. She currently performs with Shantelle Courvoisier Jackson’s loveconductors, JoAnna Mendl Shaw’s The Equus Projects, and has performed work by Stephan Koplowitz, Manuel Vignoulle, Doug Elkins, Read more…

Annalee Traylor

Ballet Technique Ages 13-16

Annalee Traylor is a NYC based freelance creator/choreographer and educator. She is a high school graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and received her BFA with honors from Point Park University. In 2009, she became a founding member of the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble (top 25 to watch in Dance Magazine in 2012) Read more…

Natalie Stehly

Storytelling Through Dance

Natalie Stehly is a Brooklyn-based dancer, maker, and educator. Raised in Wisconsin, she graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign earning her BFA in Dance. During her time in Urbana, she had the pleasure of performing in works by Elise Frost, Mauriah Kraker, Leah Wilks, Kendra Portier, Charli Brissey, Linda Lehovec, Renée Wadleigh, and Rachel Rizzuto. Read more…

Cennellis Baron

Hip Hop Ages 7-9 & 9-11

Cennellis Baron, a NYC native, began her dance training at the age of 15 after joining her schools dance team. After training at Peridance Capezio Center where she also began teaching, she earned her BA in dance from Point Park University where she had the opportunity to learn from inspiring teachers and artists. Read more…

Paige Horton

Ballet Ages 16-18

Paige has been a dancer from the very beginning, from twirling around the living room as a little girl listening to Grieg and the Beatles, to dancing with the Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble as a teenager, to continuing to explore the art form through college (VCU) and grad school (NYU)- and now she has the distinct joy to share her passion for and insights into dance with the Dancewave community! Read more…

Rebecca Oviatt

DCI Coach

After receiving a BFA in Dance and Arts Education from the State University at Brockport, and an MA in Dance Education from New York University, Rebecca Oviatt pursues dance performance, instruction, and choreography throughout NYC. She has danced since she was 5 years old and enjoys inspiring children, teens, and adults to express themselves through dance. Read more…

Loni Landon

Modern Ages 16-18 ○ DC1 Choreographer

Loni Landon is a Dancer, Choreographer, and Movement Consultant based in New York City. In addition to creating dances for her own collective Loni Landon Dance Project, her work is commissioned by Dance Companies and Film Director’s across the country. Born and raised in New York City, Landon received her BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School. While a student at the NYC High School of Performing Arts, Landon was a NFAA Young Arts Modern Dance Winner. After Juilliard, Landon performed with Aszure Barton and Artists, Ballet Theater Munich, Tanz Munich Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera. Read more…

Dedrick Lee Anthony

Modern Ages 13-16 ○ DCII Choreographer

Dedrick Lee Anthony is an awarding winning choreographer and international teacher who resides in Philadelphia, PA. He is a graduate of The Ailey School, the official school of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Saint Mary’s College of California and is a candidate for a Masters in Educational Leadership from Penn State University. Read more…