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Miss Cassey has been dancing since a very young age and has several years teaching experience throughout the triad area. Cassey went to the North Carolina School of the Arts for dance where she performed for numerous audiences with lead parts in Peter and the Wolf and The Nutcracker. Additionally, Cassey spent 3 years performing with the Schrader’s Youth Ballet. While in High School Cassey spent her summers training in Master Classes throughout the U.S., at the Adriatic Ballet Dance Intensive in Italy, at the Radio City Rockettes Intensive in California, and right here at the Wake Forest Community Ballet Intensive and North Carolina School of the Arts Dance Intensives. Her awards and honors include National Dance Titles in NV, GA, and FL; Dance Scholarships with the Kids Artistic Review Dance Competition, Showstoppers American Dance Championships, Star Systems National Dance Competition, Star Power Talent Competition, Nexstar Talent Competition, and Encore National Dance Competition. As a dance instructor on the competitive level, Cassey has been able to translate her own expertise and honors in dance into choreography that receives top titles and awards for her students. Cassey also enjoys the Beauty Pageant scene and has received titles as Teen Miss Merry Christmas, Little Miss Lake Hickory, and a top runner-up in the Miss North Carolina pageant. For the past few years, Cassey has expanded her dance knowledge into judging multiple well know Regional and National Dance Competitions.  Cassey loves teaching at Pro Dance Academy and looks forward to many years to come!

Rain was born and raised in Maryland and has been dancing since the age of 6. Rain is trained in all styles of dance but through his inspiration from legends like Michael Jackson, James Brown and old school movies like Beat Street and Breakin’, became most passionate about hip hop. While at Ft. Meade High School, Rain broke through barriers by becoming the first male dancer on the Ft. Meade Dance Company. Since then he has been trained in, and has taught, various styles of Hip Hop including, competitive hip hop, Freestyle, King Tutting, Krump, Popping and Old School dance. He has been a backup dancer for Laura Edwards, Gary Beauford, and local Maryland artist Emerj. Rain looks up to Hip Hop legends Poppin Pete, Boppin Andre, and Mr. Wiggles and is excited to join Pro Dance Academy to make sure hip hop will always be taught to students the right way.

 

 

Mrs. Stefanie started dancing in 1983 with Voglar Studios in Winston Salem learning Tap, Ballet, Jazz and Baton. In 1988 Mrs. Stefanie began clogging and has continued that study throughout her adult dancing career. She is a 2005 graduate of Mars Hill College (currently renamed Mars Hill University). During her time at Mars Hill College, Mrs. Stefanie was a member of the Bailey Mountain Cloggers. Dancing with BMC allowed her to travel to different parts of the world to entertain people of all nationalities through the art of American Folk Dance and clogging. From 2006-2008 Mrs. Stefanie operated the Carolina Cheer & Dance Company in Newland NC specializing in multiple areas of dance and competitive cheerleading. In January of 2007 she founded the Carolina Fusion Cloggers. Over the past 10 years Carolina Fusion has become a driving force in the traditional styles of clogging holding multiple National Championship wins in areas such as Southern Appalachian, Line Formation, Small Team Exhibition and Artistic Expression also known as Show. Carolina Fusion has been named the Young Adult Team of the Year three times by America’s Clogging Hall of Fame and in 2015 was named the Traditional Team of the Year by Clogging Champions of America. In August of 2015 Mrs. Stefanie started working with a small group of children from all over NC called the Fusion Minis. Mrs. Stefanie is a 2007 Inductee to the Americas Clogging Hall of Fame All American Team as well as a 2010 Member of the ACHF Team of the Decade. She is the owner of Carolina Premier Dance Company formerly located in Newton, NC. Mrs. Stefanie is thrilled to be heading up the clogging program at Pro Dance Academy and is looking forward to new challenges and great results from all of the wonderful cloggers at PDA.

 

Miss Kristin is originally from New York where she trained in all forms of dance at Platinum Performance Dance Academy on Long Island.  She went to the University of Georgia where she earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in dance.  While in college she performed in multiple student, faculty, and guest choreographic works. She also choreographed and staged 2 of her own pieces in her final two years in the program. In addition, she was a member of the pre-professional company, CORE Contemporary and Aerial Dance, where she continued to grow and challenge herself as an artist, performer, and athlete.  Kristin began teaching in New York at her home studio and continued to teach and choreograph in the Athens, Georgia area during her undergraduate studies. She has experience teaching styles ranging from Contemporary, Jazz, and Ballet to Tap and Acrobatics. Miss Kristin looks forward to being able to share her love for dance with all her students at Pro Dance Academy!

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