Our Teaching Artists

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.

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 grew up overseas as a missionary kid, and caught the dance bug shortly after moving to the US. She has been involved with ballroom and Latin dance for almost 20 years, having taught and competed professionally and with students all across the US and the Caribbean. Her competitive specialty is American Smooth, including Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango and Viennese Waltz. Laura has also won several teaching awards, having helped to build various studios. In 2017 she opened her own studio, Best of Ballroom, with Ranko Bogosavac!  Sharing dance with the community is Laura’s passion. She is a strong believer that everyone needs to dance! 

Audra Collins became a Teaching Artist for Dancing Classrooms after training as a student of Ballroom Dance for 3 years.  “I realized the monumental impact dance made in my self confidence, and I believed if I had been afforded the opportunity to learn dance at a younger age, I could have been walking with my chin up a lot earlier!  Through my years of teaching Dancing Classrooms to the kids in our community, I know that what we are doing here makes a difference. These children need what offer, and I want to give them my best”!


Dance is a means of breaking down barriers, learning about honor and civility, treating others respectfully, building confidence and self-esteem, collaborating and working as a team, and accepting and appreciating differences.