People



Ann Holton Guill is the founding Director of Take the Lead North Carolina and the Site Director of Dancing Classrooms in NC. Ann has life long training and performance in ballroom dance and studied modern dance at UNCSA.   She is a certified Teaching Artist with Dancing Classrooms. She holds a BA from UNC-Chapel Hill and a JD from the Univ. of California at Berkeley. Ann has partnered TLNC with the Bethesda Center for the Homeless to create “Take the Lead Winston-Salem,” a popular and successful community fundraising dancing-with-the-stars competition.

Debra Berger started her dance training with the School of American Ballet, and has performed in numerous ballet and musical theater productions in NYC and elsewhere. She is on the faculty of the Academy of Dance Arts in Winston-Salem, and is a certified Teaching Artist for Dancing Classrooms.

Jami Ross Avent studied ballet at UNCSA and earned her BSA in dance and drama from East Carolina Univ. She has performed Off Broadway and in numerous productions, and is on faculty at the Academy of Dance Arts in Winston-Salem. She is a certified Teaching Artist for Dancing Classrooms.

Eryn White has danced and performed all her life, most recently in Take the Lead Winston-Salem. She taught jazz, tap, ballet and cotillion at the Baylin Studio in Clemmons, NC for 14 years, and is a certified Teaching Artist for Dancing Classrooms. She holds BA and a BS from Guilford College.

Julianne Harper holds a BFA from UNCSA in contemporary dance. She has performed throughout the nation, including tapping with Gregory Hines. Julianne also plays drums and co-founded Big Happy Boot Camp, a rock’ n roll camp for children. Julianne currently teaches and performs with Twin City Stage and The Open Dream Ensemble.  She is a certified Teaching Artist for Dancing Classrooms.

David Hawk is the founder of the Hip Hop Out the Box dance workshop and the creative ministry Breaking Point. He was the Hip Hop dance director for Eddie James Ministries which travels extensively across the US. He has also taught at Triple Threat School of Dance, Music and Acting for 5 years and is a certified Teaching Artist for Dancing Classrooms.

Laura Stainback

Audra Collins

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