Ms. Angel (Jazz)
Angel Edwards is a 20 year old girl who has been dancing since she was 3 years old and competitively danced for 10 years performing many styles such as ballet, pointe, hip hop, lyrical, tap and jazz. She has received many different awards and scholarships including the opportunity to perform in Los Angeles, California and a standout award from So You Think You Can Dance choreographer, Travis wall. She has danced with the Orlando ballet school and was chosen to dance with professional modern dance company, Koresh Dance Company. She loves being a dance teacher and hopes to make it on the Jacksonville Jaguars Roar dance team in the upcoming season.
Meet the Teachers
Ms. Crista (Tap)
Crista moved to Jacksonville, FL seven years ago. Crista has been dancing since the age of three. She has over 50 years of experience as a performer, choreographer, and teacher. Crista’s training and experience includes jazz, tap, ballet, acrobatics, musical theater, musical theater dance and Dunham(African). She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Point Park University in Pittsburgh PA in Dance with a concentration in Jazz and committed her life to studying, teaching and choreographing dance and musical theater. She recently taught all levels of tap and musical theater dance for "Artists in Motion" in St. Augustine, Florida. Crista is an Equity actress of 21 years, performing in shows such as Lucy Harris in “Jekyll & Hyde”, Adelaide in “Guys and Dolls”, Electra in “Gypsy”, Lily St. Regis in “Annie” and Fastrada in “Pippin” just to name a few. Crista was also a dance studio owner of 8 years in PA(many, many, moons ago). She has choreographed over 25 musicals.
Ms. Brittany (Hip Hop)
Brittany is from the Orlando area and danced from the ages of 3-18. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary and enjoyed the many opportunities to perform in the local community. She attended Florida State University and received and Bachelor and Master’s degree in Education for students with Visual Disabilities. As a teacher of the visually impaired she found dance to be a wonderful tool for her students and incorporated in many ways. Some of the most memorable were choreographing and teaching an adaptive version of the Nutcracker, starting an after school dance program with performances, and teaching popular line dances to high school students to enjoy at prom.
She had also been a fitness instructor since 2007, teaching a variety of strength and dance fitness formats. She started Adaptive Dance Superstars and also teaches hip hop and ballet at St. Augustine Dance Conservatory.