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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 assistant professor of dance (tenure-track) at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.   She is a member of National Dance Education Organization and Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA).


Thomas Proctor

Rehearsal Director

A graduate of Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO), Thomas recently earned his MFA in Dance from Washington University in St. Louis (WashU).  He is full-time dance instructor at Grand Center Arts Academy.  Thomas is also the founder of the St. Louis Broadsword Academy. ADC 8-12-19100074.jpg

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.


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. 

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