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Dance Davidson was started by Terilynne Muehleisen Knox in January 1984 in order to provide dance instruction and create expression for children and adults.  Small classes and discipline promote serious growth for students, which has led to a flourishing studio.
Instruction at Dance Davidson is based on the premise that dedication and devotion lead to success, whether in dance or any other chosen field.  Children and adults need a fun but disciplined environment in which to accomplish their goals.  Not every student will be a professional dancer, but many other goals, such as posture, weight control, coordination, grace and artistic awareness, can be achieved through dance. Our quality instruction is tailored to all levels.

Terilynne Muehleisen Knox
Artistic Director/Owner.  Former member of the Central Pennsylvania Ballet, Bristol Ballet and Roanoke Ballet.  BA degree in the teaching of ballet from Virginia Intermont College. 
Diane Bellas-Brackett
BA degree in dance from Adelphi University.  Founder, principal dancer and soloist with the Contemporary Ballet Company of Oyster Bay.  Principal dancer and soloist with Dance Theatre of Long Island, Zawacki Ballet Company and Orlando Ballet, New York.

Pam Janas
Danced with Gene Kelly and Radio City Rockettes.  On the board of directors of the Pan American Teachers of Dance.

Delia Neil
Butler University BA cum laude and University of North Carolina-Greensboro MFA.  Professor at University of North Carolina-Charlotte teaching ballet technique, history and repertory.  Taught  at Ballet Hispanico and for Zena Rommet in New York City.  Trained extensively with the Martha Graham and David Howard Schools.  Performed as soloist with four major companies. 
Lisa Leone
Danced with the Atlanta Ballet and the Ballet Rotaru, touring Romania and performing at the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest.  Danced as a soloist with the Oregon Ballet Theatre for three years. After relocating to NC, performed as a guest artist with area companies.

Yaqshaan Medan
Trained with Freedom Theatre and Dance Kidz in Jazz, Modern, Tap, Ballet, and African. He went to University of the Arts, where he received his BFA in Jazz Performance. He performed with  Dance Theatre X, Philadelphia Opera Company, has received numerous awards such as Outstanding Choreography and Contemporary Ensemble 1st Place in the Semi-Finals of Youth America Grand Prix. 
Mia Cunningham
Attended the North Carolina School of the Arts.  Dancer with San Antonio Ballet, the Zurich Ballet, the Kathryn Posin Dance, the Connecticut Ballet Theater, the Stars of the Soviet Ballet and North Carolina Dance Theatre.
Wendy Bradley
BS degree in dance education from East Carolina University, magna cum laude. Performed with East Carolina Dance Theatre and Mid-Atlantic Dance Festival.      

Tracy Heim
4 year student at University of North Carolina at Charlotte,
Dance Davidson Student alumni,
Pursuing a B.A. in Dance Performance and a B.S. in the study of Kinesiology and Exercise Science,
Studied Graham technique under Kim Jones (former Martha Graham Company dancer and Professor)
Danced with a select group to perform the recreation of Martha Graham’s 1936 Steps in the Street with the Martha Graham Dance Co., Participated in a choreography experiment directed by Twyla Tharp (well-known choreographer and       dancer)

In addition to the pride we take in our instruction and performance, we are also pleased to offer great studio space for our students.  Our three, air-conditioned studios have sprung floors to prevent injuries and OBSERVATION WINDOWS!! and are designed to create an atmosphere of learning and beauty.  All of our instructors are professionally trained, so our students receive the best teaching in the finest facility available.
We are located at 140 Jackson Street in historic downtown Davidson beside the Davidson Post Office parking lot and directly behind the Soda Shop.
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