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Meet the Staff

Who We Are

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Regine Metayer

Founder & Artistic Director

Regine Metayer began her dance training in Port-au-Prince (PAP), Haiti at the Haitian-American Academy of Ballet & Arts.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Florida State University.  She has performed with noted Florida dance companies such as the Orchesis Contemporary Dance Theatre, the Boracha Dance Ministry and the Tallahassee Ballet Company.  Her dance education includes Classical Ballet, Horton, Graham, Jazz, Afro-Contemporary, and African-based dance studies.  After graduating from FSU, she relocated to New York City and studied at Ballet Hispanico.   She also danced with the Dance Continuum as solois, the Albano Ballet, Ballet NY,  the Brooklyn Ballet Company and the Staten Island Ballet.


She joined Ballethnic Dance Company in East Point, Georgia where she performed for 7 seasons. In 2010, she performed with World Ballet as a principal dancer under the direction of Henry Hernandez and Dr. Elizabeth Delancy in Tallahassee, Fl. She joined City Gate Dance Theater as a soloist in 2012, and then Southern Arc Dance Theatre in 2016 as a principal dancer under the direction of Paulo Manso de Sousa in Newnan, Georgia.  Today, Regine is the Artistic Director and founder of Metayer Conservatory for the Arts and the Ballet Mistress of Fusion Dance Company, City Gate Dance Theater, City Springs Theatre, and Sugarloaf Performing Arts in conjunction with the non profit Sugarloaf Youth Ballet Company and professional company Gwinnett Ballet Theatre. She was one of five national Visiting Fellows in 2017 at the School of American Ballet in NYC; assisting with diversity initiatives.

Ashlyn Bronner

Assistant Director

Ashlyn Bronner is the Assistant Director of Metayer Conservatory for the Arts. She graduated Cum Laude from Kennesaw State University in Modern Dance. Her dance training began at a young age and over the past few years she has trained with Dazz with Jazz, Elite Atlanta Performers, Ballethnic, and Metayer Conservatory for The Arts. During her time at school, she went to the America College Dance Association (ACDA), has been in spring company, and has even choreographed staged work. Ashlyn is also proud to say that not only has she taught locally, but internationally as well. Above all, Ashlyn believes that dance should be a shared language between all. She strives to share her passion of dance to everyone who will listen.

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