Amy Clark, Director

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 Wray Denke 

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.




Kyra Thompson

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.







Jamie Gibbins

Jamie Gibbins

Jamie has loved dance her entire life and became interested in the practice of yoga while she lived in New Jersey 20 years ago. After settling back in Virginia, she started practicing locally, enjoying the physical and spiritual benefits that the practice of yoga provides. After receiving her 200 hour “Registered Yoga Teacher” certification under Catie Nawrocki at Latitude Yoga, Jamie has taught Foundational, Restorative, and Flow classes at local studios and in support of local charities. One of her favorite teaching achievements is leading Puppy and Kitten Yoga in support of the Fredericksburg SPCA.







Xavier Clark

We are excited to add Xavier Clark to our team of dance professionals specializing in Hip-hop. Xavier had the honor to dance background for Jason Cerda and Jodeci Milhouse in the dmv area. Additionally, he has experience with hip hop competition dance teams (Ari’s House of Dance, Heart N Soul) and have competed as well as a dancer. I’ve trained on a competition team on Brooke Point High School, and at Florida International University (Tokyo Love Bots/Unit 305). He is versed in popping but also has a foundation in all styles. Recently, Xavier danced in a brief number at the Millenium tour 2019 (B2K) and looks forward to sharing his passion with dance box students.








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