Ashley L. Tate

Artistic and Executive Director

Ashley L. Tate founded ADC in 2007 and serves as the artistic and executive director. Ms. Tate earned her MFA in Dance from Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) and is an adjunct professor at Southeast Missouri State University, Saint Louis University, Webster University, and WashU.  

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Morgan Cameron

Ballet Instructor

Morgan Cameron is a native of St. Louis who has taught dance and movement for all ages for over fifteen years. Ms. Cameron went on to perform with Milwaukee Ballet II, Milwaukee Ballet, Atrek Dance Company, Collective Motion, and The Slaughter Project before joining The Big Muddy Dance Company as a founding company member, where she performed for five seasons.


Abby Zaiz

Jazz Instructor

Abby Zaiz is a member of the Ashleyliane Dance Company. She has four years of concert dance and nine years of competitive dance experience winning many regional and national awards. She has trained at Center of Creative Arts (COCA) in St. Louis and has attended Point Park University (Pittsburgh, PA) in the BFA dance program. Abby is a dance instructor at B. Elite Dance Academy, Vitality Ballet, and DPU Dance.


Jaci Proctor

Assistant Director

Jacquilynn began her affiliation with ADC as a junior program trainee.  After performing with the company for six years, she was chosen as the rehearsal director and served in that capacity for two years.  She is now entering her fourth season as the company's assistant director.


Prince Lyons

Contemporary Instructor

Prince Lyons received his BFA from Webster University— Cum Laude with an emphasis on ballet. Prince has choreographed on Visceral Dance Chicago, Big Muddy Dance Company, is the 2018-2019 winner of Western Michigan University's Department of Dance National Choreography Competition, and Co-Founded and premiered The K/P Project St. Louis in June of 2021. 


Thomas Proctor

Rehearsal Director

A graduate of Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO), Thomas is in his eighth season with ADC.  He recently earned his MFA in Dance from Washington University in St. Louis.  This will be his third season as Rehearsal Director. He is also an adjunct professor at SEMO and Principia College.


Jordan McDaniel

Hip Hop Instructor

Jordan graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance. He has participated in the ArchCore40 Intensive in New York for two years. Also, he is a dance instructor for Anointed Feet Christian Dance Academy of the Arts and Dynamic Fusion Dance Center. This is his third season in the company..


Jeanie Stephenson

Social Media Assistant

Jeanie started dancing at Dynamic Edge Dance Center and performed in various productions with the Missouri Ballet Theatre. She was a member of the ADC Junior Training Program and a founding member of ADC UNBOUND Mentoring and Training Program. She is studying Therapeutic Recreation, Adapted Sports, and Dance and Lindenwood University.

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Tessa Miller

Ballet Instructor

Tessa graduated from Principia College with a BA degree and a minor in Dance. Tessa has been in three world premiere pieces, choreographed by John Gardner. She spent the last three years teaching and choreographing for the Principia Upper School. Her primary focus has been in ballet and contemporary.  She has also served as a certified group facilitator for Cedars Camps.