About The Owners
For the past 35 years, Angie has been dancing and teaching in the Atlanta area. She trained extensively in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz under the direction of Debbie Wells, and continues her studies in New York, Los Angeles, and dance conventions in the Atlanta area. As a young dancer, Angie won numerous awards for tap dancing as a soloist and with her competitive dance group.
As a performer, Angie performed in the Henry Players production of Singing in The Rain, a background actor in a television series produced and directed by Ms. Debbie Allen, and several industrials.
As a teacher of 35 years, She has taught locally for dance studios, daycare centers, church programs, a guest instructor in Tifton, GA, and internationally in Mexico. Angie choreographed The Christmas Post, award winning choreography for her competitive students, and choreography for her students that have performed at Jazz on Tap, community performances, and Disney World in Florida.
Angie is in the process of obtaining her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys teaching students of all ages, and especially loves the littles. Angie has 2 grown children, and resides in Paulding County. She is also the owner and director of Dance Expressions dance studio in Douglasville, Georgia. Angie is passionate about teaching and passing on the love of the art of dance and it has been her greatest joy to share this passion on to all of her students of the past 35 years. Angie is so excited to work with your program!
Jamie has thirty -five years of dance training and has
been a dance instructor for the twenty-two years. As a child
she trained under Angela Franko-Burns at Dancer’s
Pointe. From there she went on to train at many other
studios across Georgia including the prestigious Georgia
Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, and Ruth Mitchell. Jamie has
performed many leading roles such as Cinderella, Roxie in
Chicago, Christine in Phantom of the Opera, and Alice in
Alice in Wonderland. Jamie is an energetic teacher who is
proficient in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical,
bachata & salsa. She is a graduate of Georgia State University
and holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology with an
emphasis in Early Childhood Psychology.
Jamie enjoys teaching adults and children of all ages.
She has owned and operated her own studio, Steps Dance
Center in North Georgia for over 16 years. Her competitive
dancers have won numerous awards at both regional and
national dance competitions and she also won numerous
“Best Choreography” awards. She also choreographs and
guest teaches for many studios across the east coast. Seeing
students making improvements in their technique and artistic
growth is her greatest joy.
Jamie choreographed scenes in the movie “The
Change Up” starring Ryan Reynolds & Jason Bateman. Not
only did she train the child actresses Sydney Rouvieve and
Faith Aldhoff for the dance scene, she worked along side
legendary stuntman Jack Gill to choreograph stunts in the
movie. Jamie is so proud of her tiny ballerina’s who were
also cast in the dance scene.
For the past four years Jamie has produced an in-house
studio convention called Elev8. She has brought in numerous
choreographers and instructors spanning from the artists of
So You Think You Can Dance to up and coming
professionals working in the dance industry.
Jamie is extremely proud of her dancers that have
gone on to pursue dance as a career as studio owners,
Broadway and cruise ship performers and gifted dance
Jamie is extremely dedicated to the art of dance and
considers herself blessed to have a career encompassing her
passion for dance and love for children.