At Salisbury Dance Academy, we believe in making dancers the best they can be. We believe that music speaks through our bodies and can bring communities together. Our approach is teaching beautiful technique, connecting emotionally, and relating to the audience through movement.
Spencer Ann Brown is one of the founders, owners, and choreographers at Salisbury Dance Academy. She teaches ballet, tap, modern, pointe, performing company, and competition classes. She is a former instructor of Steppin' Out Dance Company. She has been dancing for twenty-five years and teaching for nine years. Spencer Ann graduated from Catawba College in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education and is currently employed with the Rowan Salisbury School System as a third grade teacher at Granite Quarry Elementary School. While at Catawba College, Spencer Ann was a part of the cheerleading team, dance ensemble, Catawba Women’s Choir, Catawba Singers, and the Catawba Chamber Singers. Following college graduation, Spencer Ann made the Charlotte Hounds dance team. She has also coached middle and high school cheerleading at Cannon School and was the 2018-2019 Catawba College dance team coach. Spencer Ann graduated from Salisbury High School, where she was a varsity cheerleader for four years and served as a captain for two years. She also participated in All County Chorus and Honors Chorus all four years. When she wasn’t cheering or making music, she was spending all of her time at Salisbury School of Ballet where she was trained in all styles of dance, including Cecchetti. Other activities include a Disney Performance with Steppin’ Out Dance Company, collaboration of Alice in Wonderland with Catawba College and Lee Street Theatre, Lee Street's Willy Wonka Jr., and Norvell's production of Madagascar. Spencer Ann has been blessed with so many amazing opportunities and is excited about the future of Salisbury Dance Academy.
Kristie Thomas is one of the owners of Salisbury Dance Academy. She has been dancing for 30+ years and teaching for 19+ years. Kristie graduated from Catawba College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and is currently employed with the Rowan Salisbury School System, teaching 1st Grade at Hurley Elementary School. Kristie graduated from North Rowan High School, where she was Captain of the Cheerleading Squad, participated on the Color Guard squad and played softball. As if this didn't keep her busy enough, Kristie also found the time to compete in dance every other weekend, winning numerous awards for her studio, performing on a cruise, performing during the 1998 halftime show at the Orange Bowl, and participating in the Myrtle Beach Parade with the Radio City Rockettes. She was also a member of the Chamber of Ballet, which would travel around and perform at different schools around Rowan County. In 2004, Kristie was also named Miss Holiday Caravan. Other activities include multiple performances at Disney with Steppin' Out Dance Company, where Kristie was employed for 18 years, collaboration of Alice in Wonderland with Catawba College and Lee Street Theatre, choreographing for Polar Express, Lee Street's Willy Wonka Jr., and the Norvell's production of Madagascar. Kristie feels like her life has been very blessed, and she is also the proud mother of two boys Chase and Colton, who are her entire world!
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All performing company dancers and competition dancers must attend one of the intensive weeks.
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204 S Main Street Salisbury NC 28144