Dance Academy USA in Cupertino

Jane Carter, Owner and Director of Dance Academy USA, LLC

Dance Academy USA in Cupertino, California has made a number of leadership changes as they begin their 2017-18 season;

Ms. Jane will be adding to her responsibilities as Dance Academy USA’s, Program Director. Ms. Jane was the Managing Director of American Spirit Association which held three to five day dance camps at colleges all over the United States; she was also the Artistic Director of School House Sports which was the largest dance studio outreach program in Northern California at one time and offered dance classes to pre-schools, public schools, and private schools. She is also the Former Director of the NBA Warrior Dance Team and former Creator and Director of Arena Football’s, San Jose SaberKittens. In 2013, Ms. Jane was awarded America’s Dance Educator of the Year by Co. Dance. In 2014, she won the most prestigious dance teacher award in the United States of America when Dance Teacher Magazine awarded Ms. Jane the 2014 Dance Teacher Award in the Private Studio/Conservatory Category.

Ms. Terronique will transition from Jazz Director to Lyrical/Contemporary Director. While obtaining her Bachelor’s degree at Georgia Southern University, Ms. Terronique was a member of the nationally ranked Southern Explosion Dance Team from 2006-2008. She also cheered on the championship winning competition squad from 2008-2010 and served as the Director of Dance at Spirit & Truth Worship Center. While at GSU, she choreographed Dreamgirls, For Colored Girls, The Lion King, and many more plays under the direction of Mr. Mical Whitaker. After graduating college, she interned at Gotta Dance Atlanta, and was able to study and work with many of Atlanta’s best including CiCi Kelly, Kimmie Gipson, Allyne Gartrell, Mitchell Kelly, and many more.

Ms. Kiersten will become the new Jazz Director, in addition to her current role as, Production Company Executive Director. Ms. Kiersten joined Dance Academy USA in 2000 and is a veteran member of the staff. Her television credits include Beverly Hills 90210, In Living Color, and a Fox T.V. Special. Ms. Kiersten’s stage credits as the resident choreographer for Star-Brite Theater Group include Annie,…

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