Dance To EvOLvE

Our Friendly Teachers

We take our mission seriously ‘to evolve our students through dance while creating heart-warming smiles!’ This means great, highly trained teachers.

Hello Parents and Dancers!

Our Friendly Dance Teachers

We take our mission seriously ‘to evolve our students through dance while creating heart-warming smiles!’ This means great, highly trained dance teachers.  I hand pick them based on their teaching background, dance experience, charisma, and professionalism.  New EvOLvE teachers must also complete teacher training before taking on their own dance classes and all are required to complete yearly Dance To EvOLvE professional development workshops.  This continuous training ensures that our teachers are always growing and improving, which is what I believe sets our company apart. 

Our teachers also follow the copyrighted EvOLvE curriculum which gives enough flexibility for the teacher to adapt to specific class needs while also utilizing their own teaching strengths. The curriculum also ensures that all classes are learning progressive, age appropriate movement and technique.  Although all our teachers follow the same class structure and format, they obviously have different personalities and teaching styles that will suit different dancers.  Please read the bios below and feel free to call us to help you find the right class and teacher for your dancer!

BRITTANY WHITE

EvOLvE Director

Brittany has over twenty years of teaching experience, a diverse dance background, and lived and danced in five countries.  Studying with acclaimed dance instructors, she attended Gus Giordano Jazz Chicago and was awarded a dance scholarship from the nationally recognized dance program at the University of Arizona.  She directed Ceroc Dance in London, the largest UK partner dance company.  Brittany was a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, Africa and attended graduate school at Hawaii Pacific University to earn a Masters in Business Administration.

She has recently relocated to the Cleveland area with her husband after spending 14 years in San Diego, where Brittany started Dance To EvOLvE in 2008.  This included the unique Dance To EvOLvE program, a student-directed leadership dance program that develops dancers’ character, life-skills, and creativity through dance.  Brittany creates a positive and dynamic class, combined with heartfelt energy, excitement, and a love for teaching.  She teaches with a passion, realizing the direct impact dance has made on her character and professional career.  Brittany teaches a diverse range of classes including jazz, contemporary, tap, ballet, and hip-hop from tiny tots to adults.

Brittany White is the Owner and Director of Dance To EvOLvE

Parent’s Corner:  “Miss B, you are just the best teacher. I feel like I have found Juilliard for my 4-year old. 🙂 I am telling all my friends as EvOLvE is the best program.”  -A Mom Of A 4-Year Old In Our Children’s Dance Classes

SHAUN F.

Teacher

Shaun is a senior at Case Western Reserve studying Marketing and Theater. He has been studying and teaching dance for years in both Cleveland and back in Houston for 12 years now. His dance journey began in theater, performing in shows like Peter Pan, Little Mermaid, and Les Mis. He then began his training at the Houston Performing Arts Company with Jade Whitemire and Terrill Mitchell along with competing at regional and national competitions such as Radix and Starquest, where he placed first. At university he has choregraphed two musicals for the CWRU Footlighters Theater Organization, She Loves Me and The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

He has been sharing his passion for dance with students at Dance to Evolve for the past 2 years now. He is incredibly excited to help grow and start new locations to share the beauty of dance and instill them with a love for the art.

Erica J.

Teacher

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KATE J.

Teacher

Kate is a native of the Youngstown area, and has been dancing for 30 years and has 17 years of teaching experience. She is trainedphoto in many facets of dance including: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Production. Through the years she has attended classes at the Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway,Tremaine and New York City Dance Alliance workshops

She has competed in competitions around the country, and coached several Competition Teams throughout Northeast Ohio area. Her musical theater background has given her the opportunity to choreograph several musicals, plays, and productions. She was also a member of the Universal Dance Association where she would teach dance camps across the region. Her passion and love for the art is reflective in her teaching style.