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Elizabeth Shaffer – Costume Director and Public Relations Director

Elizabeth Shaffer, Kate Price’s mom wears many hats at the Academy of the Arts. She is the Costume director for our studio and for the Jackson Dance Company. She and her staff design, sew, order and alter all of the beautiful costumes used in the Academy and JDC performances. Elizabeth is also our Events manager,…

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Kendall Stephens – JDC Assistant Tap Director

Kendall began dancing when she was 3 years old. In the years that she studied at the Academy of the Arts she trained in tap, ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, modern, and gymnastics. She was a member of the Jackson Dance Company for 7 years, and worked at the studio assisting and teaching classes during that…

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Christina Perry – Assistant Artistic Director JDC Rehearsal Director

Christina has been dancing for 20 years and her passion for dance was inspired from her early training under Betsy Carr, Marjorie Randazzo, and Melissa Ray at Dance Arts Academy in Traverse City, MI. She then earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Performance at Butler University’s prestigious Jordan College of the Arts…

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Upcoming Events

September 4 Classes begin October 1 – 6 Bring a Friend Week October 15 Tuition Due 1/3 Costume due Nutcracker Performance fee due October 20 Princess Night October 24 – 30 Halloween Week October 27 Red Egg Farm JDC Fundraiser October 31 Halloween! No Dance November 15 1/3 Costume balance due November 20 Final day…

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