Our teaching staff brings years of experience as performers, choreographers, and teachers. Many of our staff members are active as instructors, choreographers, and performers in the Charlotte area Community.
Treshawn Brown, Owner/Director, was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana where she began dancing and performing at the early age of 2. She has a cumulative experience of 20 years teaching and choreographing beginning, intermediate and advanced levels for both children and adults. Her earliest influences began at Deirdre School of Dance and Gymnastics and New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA). Throughout her 30 plus years of dance training she has studied intensively in the art of ballet, tap, jazz, Horton-modern, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Pointe. She has had the opportunity to travel across the United States taking different styles of dance and also teaching. She has taken dance studies at Broadway Dance Center, She was an invited dancer for the 1992 Olympic Track and Field Trials Opening Ceremonies and has performed for the Delta Festival Nutcracker. She has also had the honor of meeting and performing for actor and comedian Bill Cosby and dancing alongside actor, tap dance performer, and youngest man to be nominated for a Tony Award, Savion Glover. As a teacher, it is her desire to do more than demonstrate what dance and technique look like, but rather to impart an understanding of How to achieve desired results. Her teaching seeks to achieve a blending of artistry, integrity and musicality along with knowledge of movement, placement and technique.
Angel Wilkes is a native of Baltimore, MD she grew up dancing throughout the east coast. Angel began her dancing career at the age of 3, and has not stopped since. Her training included dancing at Dance Connection under the direction of Sheryl Patton. While at Dance Connection Angel performed with the competition teams, winning top honors and overalls around the region. Besides dancing with Dance Connection, she was a company member of Weaver School of the Performing Arts & participated in the ballet program at Baltimore School for the Arts and Experimental Movements in Baltimore, MD.
Angel is also the owner of Children’s Party Plus parties and boutique, specializing in children’s parties and entertainment. She continues to travel the region guest teaching and choreographing fun, show stopping pieces along with taking workshops from dance biggest names such as Mia Michaels, Desmond Richardson, A.C. Ciulla, Shane Sparks and more.
She has been teaching for eleven years, her experiences include instructing students in Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Modern and Musical Theater in various studios. Recently Angel has been teaching at a variety of studios in the Charlotte area, for their recreation and competition programs. Angel has performed for nationally ranked dance teams and has been seen in One Tree Hill, Dawson’s Creek and more. She also was featured in Dance Teacher magazines January 2009 issue.
Angel enjoys teaching students of all ages & skill levels, and encourages fostering a love and appreciation of dance.
Jennifer Tucker - also known as "Tuck" is 24 years old has been dancing for 21 years. Jennifer grew up in Rock Hill SC. She has studied in all types of genres of dance including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Pointe, and Ballroom.
Through out her years of dance her passion for dance grew stronger each year. Jennifer was made to perform she is an energetic and sassy dancer. In her earlier years of training she studied at Sullivan Dance Studio where she competed and won numerous awards. She also Won the World Cup of Dance in Barcelona in 2005. As she has grown as a dancer she has trained under the best choreographer such as Mia Michaels, Wade Robinson,Tabitha and Napoleaon, Rhapsody, Luam, Jaquel Knight etc. Jennifer wants to be known for leaving an impact on the world through dance.
Jennifer, has been teaching at many different studios in the area and she coming to Dancerz Stage to share her passion and love of dance with the students that she teaches.
Kyle Garrison Shawell received his training at the University of the Arts, Theatre West Virginia, Winthrop University and the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts. His training includes the dance styles of Lester Horton, Martha Graham, Paul Taylor and jazz taught by renowned teachers such as Ruth Adrien, Ronen Koresh, Milton Myers and Pat Thomas. He brings together a wide breadth of knowledge, expertise and experience in a diverse style of movement for the community. Shawell has been a teaching artist for North Carolina Dance Theatre and North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, and a dance educator for the Governor's Award-winning Janice Wyatt Summer Arts Institute at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. His choreography has been seen at Gaston Dance Theatre, Girl Talk Foundation of Charlotte, NC, KAOS Dance Company, SCDA, SCAHPERD, Winthrop Dance Theatre and Valley Forge Dance Theatre, and he choreographed the summer musical production of Once on this Island at Delta State University. He has been a guest teaching artist in several Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, most recently at Northwest School of the Arts. As a Lecturer of dance, Shawell taught modern, jazz, hip-hop and musical theatre for several years at Winthrop University.
Shawell’s performance career includes such classic works as: Doris Humphrey’s Life of the Bee, David Parson’s The Parson Etude, Charles Weidman’s Christmas Oratorio, and he was a soloist for Donald McKayle's Rainbow Etude. He has been a member of KAOS dance company of Charlotte, Martha Connerton/Kinetic Works, Theatre West Virginia, Philadanco II and the Valley Forge Dance Theater, and has performed for the American Dance Festival ,Charlotte Dance Festival and North Carolina Dance Festival. He has appeared in performances for Opera Carolina and in musical theatre productions of Anything Goes, Bye Bye Birdie, Bubbling Brown Sugar and West Side Story.
Megan Hively, I took my first Zumba class in 2007 and immediately fell in love! The freedom of the movements and the fun, uplifting music kept me coming back week after week. I realized quickly that I wanted to share this workout with others and took my first instructor training in August 2008. Since then I have continued my enthusiasm for Zumba and fitness by becoming AFAA certified and teaching Zumba and other dance fitness classes in the Cornelius/Huntersville area.
I have always had a passion for dance and have done my best to keep it as part of my life. Growing up in West Virginia I took numerous dance classes and was a cheerleader. As an adult, I continued to take classes and had the amazing opportunity to be a dancer for a semi-pro team in the Charlotte area for 5 years. Still today, whether I am watching a performance, taking a lesson, or jamming out in a dance fitness class, I am always captivated with how dance allows us to express ourselves through movement. I am very excited to have the opportunity to combine this passion with fitness at Dancerz Stage. I look forward to working in an exciting, energizing, non-judgmental environment in which students can have fun and get a great workout.
Katherine "Kat" Duqette - Katherine graduated from Concord High School in 2009. After studying dance for four years at Motion Dance Studio she continued her dance education at Western Carolina University, where she minored in dance. Dancing has always been a passion of hers and definitely something she wants to share with others. Katherine began and directed the Student Dance Team at Crossroads UMC and traveled on mission trips to places such as Peytona, WV and Boston, Massachusetts to perform with her dancers. Katherine loves children and can’t wait to work with the younger kids at the studio; eager to teach them as much as she can to get them ready for the next level dance class.