• Mina Hamilton

    Programs Director & Dance Instructor

    Mina graduated FADC in 2004 with fourteen years of ballet and four years of jazz training. She has been a teacher at the studio for more than ten years.  Mina has a bachelor's degree in finance from Florida Atlantic University.

     

     

  • Lindsay Salcedo

    Dance Instructor

    Lindsay is from Palm City, has studied ballet, modern, tap, jazz and contemporary artistry. After graduating from Palm Beach Ballet Center under the direction of Joan Miller, she moved to New York City to further her dancing with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
    She has won numerous awards, including the Triple Threat Award from the New York City Dance Alliance. For five years, Lindsay traveled the world dancing for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Her most recent accomplishment is getting her 200 HR RYT, Yoga Teacher Certification.

  • Adam Schnell

    Ballet & Musical Theatre Instructor

    Adam brings to us a vast international performance and teaching experience. His professional performance experience includes: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Sarasota Ballet, Nevada Ballet, Omaha Theater Ballet and Channel Islands Ballet. Adam is currently working toward a Bachelor of Arts degree in arts management and dance education. We are thrilled to add a male teacher to our ballet program to teach a pas de deux class. This will allow our students to experience partnering on a more regular basis.

  • Dominique Shepherd

    Hip Hop & Tumbling Instructor

    Dominique started dancing when she was 4 years old, taking ballet and tap. She loved to tumble and added gymnastics to her dance training. Later, she started taking hip-hop at FADC and combined her love for dance and tumbling. FADC saw her passion for dance and natural skills and asked her to share that with the kids through teaching. Dominique is in her third year of teaching tumbling and hip-hop at FADC and believes that it is the "best job ever". Dominique also creates music. She writes and has recorded her own songs. She has been known to use some of her own music in her classes.

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  • Kaileigh Bates

    Dance Instructor

    Kaileigh began her dance career with ballet at just two years old here at FADC. As her passion for dance grew, so did her love for different styles such as jazz, lyrical and hip hop. While attending FADC she found herself working every summer camp. That's when she realized her overall passion was to share her love and knowledge of dance with the kids around her. Now she finds herself back home at FADC doing just that!

    In addition to teaching at FADC, she is an active company member of Wings To Fly Dance Company.  She loves to share that while she's training her students to grow and develop in the dance world, she herself is also training alongside them.  Teaching here at FADC is her favorite thing in the world and she couldn't imagine herself employed anywhere else!

     

  • Samara Shevlin

    Jazz and Lyrical Instructor

    Samara Shevlin was born in Stuart, FL and began studying dance at The Dance Academy of Stuart at the age of three. She continued her dance education at Florida Arts & Dance Company, and later became a member of Wings To Fly Dance Company under the instruction of Tasha Patterson. She’s performed in local productions with each of these studios as well as The Rock School of Ballet in Pennsylvania, and The Joffrey South Workshop in Georgia.

    In 2013 Samara was accepted to The Joffrey Ballet School in New York City where she studied, choreographed, and performed under the instruction of artistic director Michael Blake until 2015. Here she studied with principal dancers, teachers and choreographers stemming from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Alvin Ailey, as well as master classes from award winning choreographers such as Sonya Tayeh and Ellenore Scott at Broadway Dance Center.  

    She continues dancing with Wings To Fly Dance Company and is currently working as assistant choreographer to Tasha Patterson. 

  • Maureen Armstrong

    Irish Step Instructor

    Maureen Armstrong performed Irish dance at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall in New York.  

    She is an adjudicator of Irish Dance Competitions throughout North America.  Maureen's students have successfully qualified to compete at the World Championships in Irish Dance held in Ireland.