Amy Clark began her dance training at the young age of three, when she trained in the Vaganova Method (a Russian ballet technique). She has studied under a wide range of dance professionals, including Adrienne Dellas of the Kirov Academy, and Stephanie Walz from the American Ballet Theatre. She has also studied Tap, Jazz, Pilates, and Broadway during her dance years. Mrs. Clark has performed in many famous production, including Les Sylphides, La Bayadere, and The Nutcracker. She has previously served as Assistant Director for the Montgomery School of Ballet, Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet, and the non-profit Chesapeake Ballet Company. She has taught at a wide number of dance schools throughout the state of Maryland. She has considerable experience in the instruction of Ballet, Pointe, Stretch, Tap, and Jazz (for ages 2 through adult), and has been teaching dance for over sixteen years. As well as pursuing her dance career, Mrs. Clark has also followed her passion for teaching children by graduating from Towson University in Baltimore with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education.
Kelly started dancing for Marion Mease School of Dance in Richmond, VA at age 2 and a half. She studied with Ms. Mease for 23 years, staying with her until she retired. When the studio closed she was a Senior Assistant and 1 of 3 lead teachers. Her studies included the following: Ballet, Pointe, Musical Comedy, Tap, Jazz, & Acrobatics. Along with these, Kelly was also involved in specialty classes including: Lifts, Break Dancing/Hip Hop, Hindu, Hawaiian & Baton. Kelly Wray also cheered for the varsity for Virginia Commonwealth University. While there her squad was ranked in the Top 10 College Squads in the USA through Universal Cheering Association, UCA. Kelly has experience teaching ages 3 through adult in various dance techniques and styles and truly enjoys having the opportunity to work with our youth.
Madison Bartosh is an accomplished dancer, who started teaching dance four years ago. She is trained in jazz, ballet, tumbling, contemporary, musical theater, tap, as well as hip hop. Madison attended Grace Preparatory School and is currently attending Germanna Community College. She has danced competitively for almost seven years and was apart of an award winning competition team, The Fierce Squad of Artistry. Madison has won many high ranking awards with the Fierce Squad. Above all, Madison believes that dance should be fun and accessible for all and is so excited to start her new journey with The Dance Box!
Kyra Thompson has been dancing classical ballet for as long as she can remember. She has since expanded her dancing interests to include lyrical, contemporary, jazz, hip hop and several styles of ballroom dance. She is also very excited to return to teaching dance at the Dance Box after recently graduating Liberty University with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Cinematic Arts.
Holly Hayden, RYT-200
Holly fell in love with the peace she felt during and after class as a yoga student. She learned valuable tools, such as focusing on the breath to quiet the mind and being in the present moment, to better manage stress. Years later, she decided she wanted to share this with others, so she completed a 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training with Deborah Bennett at Heal Me Yoga Institute in June 2017 and began teaching at The Dance Box in November 2017. In her class, she incorporates breathing exercises, meditation and deep relaxation along with gentle postures to nurture the mind, body and spirit.