Ashley L. Tate founded ADC in 2007 and serves as the artistic and executive director. Ms. Tate recently earned her MFA in Dance from Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) and is an adjunct professor at Southeast Missouri State University, Webster University, and WashU.
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 third season as the company's assistant director.
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.
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.
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, traveled for hired events in Los Angeles for the BET Awards, and much more.
Stretch and Strengthen Instructor
Garret Welker holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts 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.
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 John Silver and Jabari Odom. D'ron has served as a contributing choreographer for R&B singer Ginuwine for a number of years.
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.