I have been teaching dance since 2006 and started choreographing for competitive teams since 2010. I am lucky enough to have worked with some amazing dancers that have helped me win several awards over the years. Awards such as “Most Entertaining dance”, “Best Choreography”, “You Better Werk Award” , and numerous first place and over all awards. I am excited to start this new chapter in my life with Own The Stage Dance Academy family!
Teacher and Competition Choreographer
Ashley attended the University at Buffalo and was an active member of the university’s dance team, the Dazzlers. Shortly after the Dazzlers, Ashley auditioned and was blessed to cheer in the NFL. Ashley has been teaching recreational and competition dance for the past 6 years. Ashley’s competitive teams have won numerous judges and choreography awards, overall placements, and national titles! Ashley is excited to continue educating and sharing her love for dance at Own the Stage Academy.
Patrice has been teaching dance since 2000 and has experience in ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz, and tap. She has taught for multiple dance studios in Pittsboro, NC and Charlotte, NC. She was a Dance Caravan Kid for Hoctor’s Dance Caravan in 2002 traveling to 8 states performing and assisting professional dancers and teachers such as Barry Youngblood, Jeff Hill, Quentin Bolden, Freddy McGriff, Jerry Rose, Sonya and Susie Livingston, and Loree Russeau. Patrice has also danced in the Capital One Bowl which was televised.Has taught master classes at multiple dance studios in other states. Also she was a judge for The Dancer’s Spotlight competition and taught master classes for their convention. She has taught competitive dance since 2001 and won numerous awards from overalls, best costume, most energized, etc. She said she is excited to be joining the Own the Stage family!
Miss Dance 2016-2017
Teen Miss Ultimate Starz 2017-2018