Instructors


Who Are Your Teachers?

Who are your Teachers? We are small but a powerful team that produces great “Artists.”

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Shalay Johnson (Owner/Artistic Director)

Aspire/Artist In Training/Ballet/Pointe/Contemporary

(See Director Page…)

Bryanna Brown

Ballet Instructor (Artist Development I)

(Bio coming soon…)

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Gary Beauford

 Hip Hop Instructor

Detroit native Gary Beauford trained in the Washington, D.C. area, where he was a company dancer, choreographer & captain for the award-winning Culture Shock D.C. dance troupe for 5 1⁄2 years (04-09). His extensive industry background includes Sharaya J/ Missy Elliott, 6lack, Mya, Rihanna, Austin Mahone, Musiq SoulChild, Demetria Mckenny & Keith Sweat. He has trained/work with Lyle Beniga, CiCi Kelley, Bubba Carr, Kiki Ely, Sakinah LeStage, Tricia Miranda, Sean Bankhead, Nick Demoura, Tanisha Scott, Codie Wiggins, Chuck Maldonado, Hollywood, Rich & Tone along with many other accomplished choreographers & instructors. Gary has worked several music video’s Rihanna’s “Whats My Name”(2010), Austin Mahone’s “What About Love”(2013), Missy Elliott’s artist Sharaya J “Taking It No More/ Shut It Down” (2014), & Keith Sweat’s “Good Love” (2016). In 2011 & 2012, Gary toured with the nationally known UniverSoul Circus. While touring with the Universoul Circus he not only danced but he also hosted the nationally known tour. Gary has been in two (2) feature films “Bolden”, Alvin & The Chipmunks 4 “Road Trip.” He also assisted with choreography along side Kiki Ely for the feature film “The Founder.” Gary is the now choreographer for 90’s R&B sensation Keith Sweat & R&B singer Demetria Mckenny. Gary choreographed Keith Sweats Las Vegas Residency at the Flamingo Hotel (2017). Gary has recently just finished the musical “Holler If ya Hear Me” written by Todd Kreidler, directed by Kenny Leon & choreographer by Jared Grimes. Gary is now a dancer for 90’s R&B group Xscape & has been apart of “The Great Xscape” tour (2017 & 2018), he continues to teach & train dancers in his smooth style of choreography. You can find Gary in Atlanta training, dancing, teaching/choreographing with ATL’s hottest dancers, teachers, & Choreographers.

Niya Johnson

Jazz Instructor

(Bio Coming Soon…)

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Trey Terrell

Tumbling Coach

(Bio Coming Soon…)

Taurus Jerelds

Modern Instructor

A native of Orlando, Florida, Taurus has been trained in Ballet, Contemporary, Modern dance and traditional African dance. He has performed with The Atlanta Dance Connection under the direction of Mr. Allyne D. Gartrell. His dance training started on the Campus of Florida A&M University with Orchesis Contemporary Dance Theatre under the instruction of Dr. Beverly Barber. He later joined Essence Dance Theatre and The African Caribbean Dance Theatre of Tallahassee, FL., during his collegiate years.  He has also performed with The Southern Academy for Ballet ARTS.  He has served as guest faculty member for PACT’s Summer Dance Intensives (Tallahassee, FL), A.D. West Dance Company (Douglasville, GA) and Houston City Dance (Houston TX).  He is currently the fulltime Modern and Afro-Modern dance Instructor with Infinite Dane Theater in Stone Mountain Ga. He has been privileged to work with many world renowned choreographers and teachers across the country. His energetic teaching style and choreography inspires moves, and motivates the students who study with him.