About our Instructors, Dance Educators & Office Staff Team!

Instructors at CDA are either college graduates of prestigious dance programs, have performed professionally, have trained under CDA’s Artistic Director in the CDA Teachers’ Training Program, or have degrees from an accredited college in the form of education/theatre arts.
All Instructors follow a graduated syllabus created by Owner/Artistic Director,  Niki J. Watkins over 15 years ago.  CDA’s Syllabi have been tested and proven over years of trial classes to be effective, age appropriate and the perfect blend of fun and technique that each young dancer needs as they grow.

Meet our Owner/ Artistic Director:

Niki J. Watkins, Owner/Artistic Director

Niki Jernigan-Watkins,    

Owner, Founder, Artistic Director & Company Director

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Meet Our Office Team!

 

Alice EditedAlice Shoemake, Studio Manager

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Brennan Byrd, Assistant Studio Director, Performance Group Manager, Dynamite Company Director

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Terry EditedTerry Fort-Bartlett, Fee Manager

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Julie 2016 Julie Alexander, Quality Control Manager, Dance Instructor

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 Meet Our Coordinators, Program Directors & Faculty:


Cheryl EditedCheryl Mahan, Events Coordinator

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Dawn EditedDawn Hudson, Company Choreographer, Fever Company Director, Dance Instructor

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Amber Colmey 2015Amber Colmey, Dance Instructor, Flare Company Director

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LIndsey editedLindsey Jane Brown, Special Needs Dance Program Director, Dance Instructor

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Jenelle EditedJenelle Lovell, Hip Hop CREW Director, Dance Instructor

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Sara EditedSara Shelton, Dance Instructor

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Tammi Godinez, Dance Instructor

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Nikki V editeedNikki Veillon Matthews, Dance Instructor

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Stacy editedStacy Wright, Dance Instructor

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Leisa EditedLeisa Littlefield, Dance Instructor

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Donna EditedDonna Hyder, Guest Dance Instructor

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Mirna EditedMirna Minkov, Dance Instructor

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Victoria EditedVictoria Shoemake, Dance Instructor

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Lydia BonannoLydia Bonanna, Dance Instructor

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Jeney editedJeney Wason, Dance Instructor

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Lauren Nolan, Dance Instructor

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LindseyLindsey Neal, Dance Instructor

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karmyn-moton-2016Karmyn Moton, Dance Instructor

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lisa-ortizLisa Ortiz, CDA North Dance Instructor

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Parker Bedore, CDA North Dance Instructor

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ansley-head-colorAnsley Head, CDA North Dance Instructor

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