Co-Owner, Executive Director, and Instructor
Miss Tina has been dancing since age 3. She became a company member of the Parou Ballet Company in Pennsylvania and a competitive gymnast at age 10. She performed lead roles in the Nutcracker, Coppelia and Cinderella. Miss Tina has been teaching dance since 1990 and has trained under master teachers such as Pat Sorrell (Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet), Robert Steele (Alleghany Ballet), Richard Cook (Julliard), Cheri Noble (Alleghany Ballet), and Mansur Kamaletdinov (Point Park).
Miss Tina has staged numerous ballets and productions around the country including the Nutcracker, Into the Woods, Cinderella, Swan Lake and Coppelia. She also designed a successful Stretch/Turn/Leap Class that is being used at studios in VA, TX, CA and PA and started new competition teams in several states. Many of Miss Tina’s former and current students have won regional and national titles, as well as, convention scholarships for ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop. And her students have been accepted into prestigious colleges as dance majors. Tina’s son, TJ Singer, won Tremaine’s National Junior Dancer of the Year in 2014-2015 and is currently touring as a Tremaine Performance Company Member as well as being a member of Amyclae Competition Company. Miss Tina has choreographed for the Miss Hampton/Newport News Pageant, has been a judge for The Cinderella talent pageant, and has coached students individually for talent pageants. She is currently judging competitions around the country as well as her regular roles as Amyclae owner, Artistic Director, and lead instructor for Amyclae Competition Company. Tina’s motto is teaching life lessons through dance by teaching the 3 D’s – Discipline, Dedication and Determination to dancers of all ages.
Miss Tina is trained in Cecchetti, Ballet, Vaganova Ballet, Soft Shoe, Broadway Tap, Rhythm Tap, Luigi, Broadway, Fusion Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, and Competitive Gymnastics. She is a certified instructor in Rhthym Works Integrated Dance and provides dance lessons for special needs children and adults. Miss Tina also has a certification in Acrobatics Arts to provide 12 level certification to Amyclae acro students.
Miss Lauren, a native of Spotsylvania, VA, has been dancing since the age of 4. She is classically trained in ballet, pointe, modern, and jazz. She graduated cum laude from Randolph College in 2014, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Studio Art Minor. While at Randolph, Lauren had the privilege to work and train with many talented professional dancers and choreographers in a range of different styles of dance through the Helen McGehee Visiting Artist Program. In addition to dancing in all eight concerts and several other events during her time at Randolph, she performed at the baccalaureate ceremony for her graduating class. Her senior year she was co-director of the Annual Student Choreography Concert. In high school, Lauren trained at Amyclae Dance Academy, and her senior year she was a part of their competition team. In 2009 and 2010 she taught as both an assistant and an instructor at Amyclae. From 2014 to 2015, Lauren was an instructor at MFA Studios and enjoyed choreographing for the competition team. She is diligent in continuing her and her students’ dance education by frequently attending workshops and seminars. Lauren is more than thrilled to be returning to Amyclae, and looks forward to what the future holds.
Miss Kasey has been dancing for 15 years. She has studied many different styles of dance such as ballet, pointe, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, musical theatre, tap, and hip hop. During that time, she has participated in many regional dance competitions and conventions. She attended Joffery jazz & contemporary New York summer intensive program.
Instructor - Tap dancer, choreographer, and master teacher.
Mark was a soloist with the Tap America Project (TAP) and featured in such events as the Kennedy Center 25th Anniversary and Smithsonian 150th Anniversary. Mark is a former member of the tap company, Tappers With Attitude (TWA). During his time with TWA, Mark had the opportunity to perform on a regular basis on stages and theaters across the United States. Mark was also an original cast member in the Debbie Allen production of Brothers of the Knight. His choreography was recognized in 2015 by the Young Choreographer’s Festival in NYC and he has co-choreographed the closing number for the Fred & Adele Astaire Awards. Mark is currently on faculty for dance conventions such as the KAR Dance Convention, Starpower Power Pak, and Dance Masters of America. Mark is the co-founder of the company, The JaM Project, and was recognized by Dance Spirit Magazine and The Washington Post for his choreography and concept video production. The youth sector of the company, The JaM Youth Project features tap dancers from across the United States and has recently been featured on WUSA 9 Great Day Washington and received recognition from classic rock artists The Doobie Brothers.
Such a remarkable person and we are honored to have her join the staff at Amyclae. Her kindness and gentleness, along with her degree in Elementary Education, makes her the perfect dance instructor for the wonderful children at Amyclae. Her dance style loves are Lyrical, Contemporary, and Jazz, as you will notice by her choreography in the links below. The University of Mary Washington staff sent Karly to us and we are so glad they did! Karly was a choreographer and dancer at UMW, and also was President of the Performing Arts Club, Captain of the UMW Dance Team, and the UMW Dance Company. She was the choreographer for PAC, UMW Dance Team and Dance Company. In addition, Karly was awarded the Sonja Dragomanovic Haydar Ballet Scholarship through the University of Mary Washington Dance Company.
Nicole Moran is an ADA alumna who graduated from James Madison University with a BA in Dance in 2017. Her training includes two summers at the American Dance Festival and several intensives with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. She currently performs alternately between Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion, and is a member of Dance Matrix and Company in Fredericksburg. Nicole has been teaching dance for 7 years, and has had the opportunity to write, direct, and choreograph three original ballet productions. She is grateful for the opportunity to return to ADA as a teacher!
Miss Hannah J.