Own The Stage Dance Academy

 

Nicolette Agosto  

​Owner and Director
  

My love for dance started at The Dance Connection at the age of 5. My Mom enrolled me in every class possible. I studied ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, hip hop, Latin, Irish, and clogging. The list could go on forever.  I have trained with many of today’s hottest teachers and choreographers.  Growing up I attended numerous workshops at “Broadway Dance Center” and have taken classes from Dave Scott, Brian Freidman, Mia Michaels and Tabitha D’umo, just to name a few.  After high school I continued my dance education at University of North Carolina at Charlotte on a scholarship. During my college years I danced for the “Carolina Force” and “Charlotte Hounds.”  I am currently still involved with the “Charlotte Hounds.” Also, during college I was one of the 3 founders of the first ever dance sorority “Delta Alpha Nu.” 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 my  Own The Stage Dance Academy family!

Jacqui C.


Jr Teacher and Student Choreographer 


Bio Coming Soon!

Cassie M.


Jr Teacher and Student Choreographer 


Bio Coming Soon!

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!​



​OTS instructors are dedicated to promoting the performing arts and dance. We hope that the children here will develop confidence, poise, and a positive self image while learning and experiencing the art of dance.




Ashley M.


Teacher and Competition Choreographer




About Us

"So so happy we found this place! The teachers give instruction with so much love. Welcome to a true dance family!"                                                 - Danielle M. OTS Parent

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Natalie F.


Jr Teacher and Student Choreographer    


Bio Coming Soon!

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 S.


Teacher 




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