Ashlyn is an early childhood instructor. For 6 years, she has taught young, inspiring dancers at various studios. She has taught ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, and more. Ashlyn graduated Cum Laude and received a BA in Modern Dance from Kennesaw State University. As an honor student she has been a part of the Spring Company and the American College Dance Association. She has trained with Dazz with Jazz, Elite Atlanta Performers, Ballethnic Dance Company, and Metayer Conservatory for the Arts. She has studied ballet, pointe, modern, African, jazz, and various other dance forms. As a rising professional, she has been an apprentice with City Gate, performed with the Esthete Collective, and Southern Arc Dance.
Above all, Ashlyn believes dance should be an outlet for all to create and learn.
Jasmine Roberts received her formal dance training from the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, where she was a fellowship student. She has danced professionally with the Dance Theatre of Harlem DTB Ensemble, Ballethnic Dance Company in Atlanta, Dance Canvas, and The Atlanta Dance Connection. She has had the opportunity to perform internationally, and work with many outstanding choreographers, such as Nathan Trice, Dwana Smallwood, Scott Rink, Debbie Allen, and Hinton Battle among many others. Ms. Roberts, is an American Ballet Theatre certified teacher and has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She has worked with Elliot Feld’s Ballet Tech, Alvin Ailey Arts & Education, and Atlanta Dance Canvas as a teacher and choreographer, as well as various dance studios in the southeast region.
With over 20 years of experience as a dance professional, Jasmine uses her years of teaching and performance experience to provide personal ballet training and coaching for beginners through skilled dancers. Ms. Roberts is passionate about helping each dance student find their unique path while guiding them on their journey. She aspires to create and inspire confidence, humility, perseverance and commitment, by motivating dancers to live and dance with joy and artistry.
Jennifer Davis was raised in Atlanta, Ga where she began her training with humble beginnings at a local dance school in Decatur. She continued to pursue her passion after being accepted on scholarship to both The Atlanta Ballet and The Alvin Ailey School where she pursued her pro- fessional training. Afterward, Jennifer received her BFA in Dance from The Florida State Univer- sity and was blessed to work under such instructors and direction of Suzanne Farrell (NYC Bal- let), Jawole Zollar (Urban Bush Women), and Anjali Austin (DTH). Jennifer then pursued dance in several different avenues from a soloist with The Universal Circus, to more contemporary work with Dance Iquail (NY) and Surfscape Contemporary Dance Theater (FL). She performed more classical works with Urban Ballet Theater (NY), as well as Ballethnic Dance Company (GA). Currently, Jennifer is an instructor at Sugarloaf Performing Arts, and resides as the Executive / Artistic Director of City Gate Dance Theater!
Katelyn began her dance training from a very young age at Showbiz Kids and Dance Company and other various studios in the Atlanta area. Along with her early dance training, she also started dancing competitively at the age of 5. She competed at competitions such as Showstoppers, Stage One, Applause, BravO!, and many others where she won a variety of adjudication awards, titles, and overall awards. During her time in high school, she decided to focus on furthering her Ballet and Pointe training at Metayer Conservatory of the Arts. She then had the opportunity to perform in Regine Metayer’s rendition of the “Nutcracker”, titled, “A Christmas Fairytale”, where she performed lead roles such as Marzipan, Chinese, and Spanish.
After graduating from high school, Katelyn chose to expand her training at a collegiate level at Florida State University as a Dance major and plans to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2021. Since her time at Florida State, she has performed in re-staging of works from artists such as Dan Wagoner, Ann Carlson, and Jennie Petuch. She has also worked alongside Master of Fine Arts Candidates at Florida State University such as Ryan McMullen, Christa Williams, and Francisco Graciano. Katelyn has spent some of her summers at local dance intensives in Atlanta, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Camp, and Paul Taylor American Dance Intensive where she trained under many professionals in the field and learned repertoire created by known choreographers such as Peter Chu and Paul Taylor. Katelyn has recently created a piece in collaboration with her fellow colleague, Aaron Smith, titled, “Relief in Tandem” which was performed at the American College Dance Association Southeast Conference 2019 and Florida State University’s School of Dance 2019 spring concert, “Days of Dance”.
Psalm Gadson, a native of Kennesaw, Georgia, is a graduate of Alabama State University’s Bachelors of Fine Arts Program in Dance. Her training began at The Metayer Conservatory for the Arts, under the direction of Regine Metayer. For two consecutive years Ms. Gadson has performed at the International Association of Blacks in Dance conference. She has worked with artist such as Micheal Medcalf, Anthony Burrell, Deshonna Pepper-Robertson, and Allyne Gartrell. Ms.Gadson is excited to see what her future holds, and thanks her loved ones and mentors for the love and support.