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GUEST CLASSES

This summer we are so excited to welcome professional instructors as well as emerging choreographers to ADC to teach hour long guest classes.  They are only $10 per person, per class and open to the public.  All are taught at the intermediate/advanced level, with the exception of the Lindy Hop/swing class.  These classes are held on Wednesday nights from 8:30-9:30 p.m.  We hope that you will grab a friend and join us!

MARGARET HASSENSTAB - JUNE 12

Musical Theatre Dance

Margaret Beaver Hassenstab holds a BFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She danced professionally in New York City for 11 years, including six seasons in Radio City's Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall and numerous operas at the Metropolitan Opera. She is trained to teach the Vaganova Syllabus through level 5, Horton Technique pedagogy and is a Wolf Trap Teaching Artist. Locally she has taught at Lindenwood University, Grand Center Arts Academy and currently teaches for COCA and Springboard, where she teaches an arts integrated ballet and literacy program in the St. Louis public schools.

MARIO HARRIS - JUNE 19

Contemporary

Mario Harris is a recent graduate of Grand Center Arts Academy. Mario is a former member of the Ashleyliane Dance Company Junior Training Program and recently trained and performed with Kode Redd. He has performed at numerous venues around town and is headed off to college in the fall.

DUSTIN CRUMBAUGH - JUNE 26

Contemporary Partnering

Dustin Crumbaugh initially trained with Rose Thayer of Thayer Dance Academy in Orange until he joined Houston Metropolitan Dance Center’s Houston Met Too. He spent two years as a dance major at Point Park University, where he performed in the tap show “The Rhythm Chefs” at Busch Gardens in Virginia and with Neil Goldberg’s Cirque. He then completed his traineeship with Ballet Austin, joined Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, trained at Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet School and in 2007 joined Luna Negra Dance Theater and continued his training with Hubbard Street Dance Center. Dustin is happy to be entering his ninth season with The Big Muddy Dance Company.

PAYTON CASE - JULY 3

Hip Hop

Payton Case, originally from Springfield, Illinois began dancing at the age of seven. Payton trained in multiple genres as part of the ADC Junior Training Program, including contemporary, jazz and hip hop under the direction of Ashley Claybrook and Ashley Tate. Currently Payton is a member of the Kode Redd Company and COCA Hip-Hop Crew under the direction of Anthony “Redd” Williams. He is also a member of the IMMABeast Company based out of Los Angeles. He is currently signed to 411 South Talent Agency based out of Atlanta, Georgia. When he is not training, he is teaching and choreographing for students at Dance Arts Studio in Springfield, Illinois.

ERIN MORRIS - JULY 10

Lindy Hop/Swing

Erin Morris is a champion solo jazz dancer, celebrated lindy hop artist, and a working jazz musician.  She began teaching dance in 1999 for the University of Michigan swing club.  In 2011 she founded Michigan’s first chorus girl troupe, Erin Morris & Her Ragdolls, to explore her voice as a choreographer and to become an ambassador for women in jazz.  She choreographed more than 40 original routines for the Ragdolls and worked closely with local band leaders, including the acclaimed James Dapogny, to present revues and performances that featured live music.  Erin moved to St. Louis in 2016 to continue her journey as a working musician and dancer.

SAVANNA STEFFENS - JULY 17

Contemporary

Savanna Steffens, 19 years old, was born and raising in St. Louis. She trained at MAC Dance LLC for 7 years, joined ADC’s Junior Training Program for the summers of 2016, 2017, and 2018, and trained with Ashley Tate in the UNBOUND program during it’s first season. Savanna is currently attending Columbia College Chicago. While in Chicago, she attends classes Visceral Dance Center and trains with InsideOut Professional Company.

MARCUS JOHNSON - JULY 24

Contemporary

Marcus trained with the Perry Mansfield School, Kansas City Ballet, Lehrerdance, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Marcus received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance with honors from Webster University. Currently living in Saint Louis, Marcus is an artist with “The Helix Effect”, guest artist with the Modern American Dance Company (MADCO), freelance competitive and concert dance choreographer, and judge with the Revolution Talent Competition. Marcus is proud to be a DMA certified teacher teaching Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Hip Hop around the St. Louis area.

ALEXIS ROBERTS - JULY 31

Jazz

Alexis Roberts began her training at Dance Craze in Washington, Missouri. She has worked with choreographers such as Kent Boyd, Alexa Anderson, David Moore, Liz Imperio, Karen Chuang, Anthony Redd Williams, and Kelly Daugherty, to name a few. She is a former junior member of the Ashleyliane Dance Company. Roberts has assisted for Hollywood Vibe, Celebration Dance Talent, and Soul de Soul. She danced in the “Leave It Alone” music video by Kylie Hughes. Most recently, Roberts choreographed for Chapman Dance Alliance, Concert Intime, and a short film called “Come On Eileen”. She is currently a junior at Chapman University in Orange, California pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance.