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Philosophy
 
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.
 


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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, strength, coordination, grace and artistic awareness, can be achieved through dance. Our quality instruction is tailored to all levels.
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Faculty
 
Terilynne Muehleisen Knox
Artistic Director/Owner.  Former member of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Bristol Ballet and Roanoke Ballet Theatre.  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.

Megan Payne
B.F.A  degree in Dance from Ohio University and M.F. A degree from Hollins University in partnership with the American Dance Festival. Her choreography has been presented at the American College Dance Festival and the Detroit Dance City Festival

Mia Cunningham
N.C. School of the Arts, San Antonio Ballet, Zurich Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Professor of Dance at Winthrop College

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.  

Kiana Staton
B.A. degree in Dance from UNCC 2017, B.S. degree in Marketing from UNCC 2017,Honor’s Society, Chancellor’s List, Dean’s List 

Mindy Hudson Asa
graduated from Lees McRae College with a degree in musical theatre with a concentration in dance. She has choreographed & performed in many shows over the years, both professionally & regionally, & has received nominations for Best Actress & Best Choreography for local productions for BroadwayWorld.com’s Charlotte awards. 

Damon Silas
began his professional career & dancing with the Culture Shock DC Hip-Hop dance company. Working his way through the ranks from principal dancer, dance captain and eventually Assistant Artistic Director. Also danced with Aysha Upchurch’s Life, Rhythm, Move Project, and Kelly King’s Contradiction Dance company. He also served as Assistant Artistic Director for Dr. Darius Gaymon’s Splittin’ Image Crew. He has had the opportunity to dance at the esteemed Kennedy Center in Washington, DC multiple times. Finally, he served as the Artistic Director for Afta Shock DC, the more ‘seasoned’ group of dancers of the Culture Shock family, from 2013-2016. He served on the Culture Shock DC Board of Directors for many years.  Damon sees dance and movement as his life’s passion and purpose, and enjoys spreading that love wherever he goes.
 
In his spare time…….
Dr. Damon Silas is a Clinical Psychologist, Mind-Body Wellness Coach, Author and Speaker.  


Facility
 








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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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