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Michele Xiques

Award winning choreography awarded by Delaware Division of the Arts, 2014! Vaganova background- Over 40 years of dance experience, Professional Ballerina with the Empire State Ballet, NY & the Atlanta Ballet, GA. Obtained the Actor’s Equity Card and...

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Destiny Clark

Destiny began dancing at FSDA when she was three years old. She continued to dance until in her later years she began to venture off into other things such as cheer leading, softball, and gymnastics. Nevertheless, she intermittently came back to dance between...

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Jessi Jones

Former student of FSDA, trained by the late Tatiana Akinfieva-Smith, (Vaganova) Michele Xiques & Michelle Parisi. Jessica was a soloist with Towson University’s dance company, principle dancer with Ballet Mobile. She has performed in excerpts choreographed...

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Kaitlyn Conboy

Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC as well as eight years of dance instructing experience. Kaitlyn has taught all ages, levels and needs, including ages two through adult and special needs dance classes...

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Mandi Plump

Mandi started dancing at the age of five, and has danced under the instruction of Maria Fry, Michelle Parisi, Tatiana Akinfieva-Smith, (Vaganova instructor)Michele Xiques, Heather Johnson, Allison Crouse and Tanya Potts. She has been a member of A Dance Class, Diamond Dance Company,...

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Maria Fry

Former owner and director of A Dance Class, Maria Fry has had over 30 years of teaching experience in New England, Tucson, AZ and Delaware. She has performed professionally with the Tucson Metropolitan Dance Company, Desert Gems Productions, Footlights Productions, DE Regional Ballet Company,...

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Nicolle Leeuwen

Creative Movement- Nicolle started dancing at the age of 5, has danced under the instruction of Diane Drulis, Daniel Kaiser, Kelly Millar, Michelle Parisi, Maria Fry, and Michele Xiques. She has been a member of Delaware Ballet and Diamond Dance Company...

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