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.

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