ASHLEY L. TATE
Founder, Artistic and Executive Director
Ashley L. Tate is the founder, artistic director, and lead choreographer of ADC. Ms. Tate is a 2018 recipient of the Spencer T & Ann W. Olin Fellowship for Women in Graduate Study. She is a graduate student in the Performing Arts Department at Washington University in St. Louis, pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance.
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 second season as the company's assistant director.
Rehearsal Director and Modern Instructor
A graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, Thomas is beginning his seventh season with ADC. He is a graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis, pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance. This will be his first season as Rehearsal Director.
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.
Stretch and Strengthen Instructor
Garret Welker holds a BFA in Dance from Southeast Missouri State University’s Conservatory of Dance. He was an apprentice trainee for Giordano Dance Chicago and has danced with Movement Revolution Dance Crew. He studied at the Ruth Page and Visceral Dance Centers. Garret danced/collaborated with artists in Soilsigh, Ireland. In summer 2019, he performed with the Chicago Fly Honey Show.
Contemporary and 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 Imperium House of Dance and B. Elite Dance Academy.
Tiala Taylor is a graduate of Lindenwood University with a BFA in Dance and emphasis in Contemporary Dance. She is an instructor for five dance studios, freelance choreographer and professional performer. Tiala has performed solo features on The Fabulous Fox Theatre stage, opened for Danileigh’s concert, traveled for hired events in Los Angeles for the BET Awards, performed at many dance collectives such as The Boston Contemporary Dance Festival under Tricia Zweier, choreographed collegiate work presented at American College Dance Association, led Unlabeled Dance Crew in Redbull Bracket Reel, and much more like “A Brave and Startling Truth”, by the accredited Diana McIntyre, alongside former principle dancers of the Alvin Alley Dance Company; Alicia Graf, Kirven Douthit-Boyd, and Antonio Douthit-Boyd; as a company performer.
Hip Hop Instructor
D’Ron L. Yancey is a dancer, choreographer, and instructor from St. Louis, MO with over 10 years of teaching experience. His primary focus areas are in the genres of hip hop and krump. He has traveled and toured with a plethora of artists and choreographers, including, but not limited to Anthony “Redd” Williams, Alan “Phlex” Kirk, John Silver, and Jabari Odom. He has also been a contributing choreographer for R&B singer Ginuwine for a number of years.