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.
Hip Hop and Jazz Instructor
Ciara danced competitively with Studio CAC and Underground At CAC for ten years, and then becamea member of Ashleyliane’s Junior Training Program for three seasons. She served as a team officer on Arizona State University’s (ASU) Spirit Squad. She has also choreographed and taught for several dance teams and studios in the metro area. She is now the beginner hip hop and advanced jazz instructor for ADC.
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.