Footsteps Dance Academy
Footsteps Dance Academy:
Founded in 1997, Footsteps teaches classical ballet & Pointe in the Vaganova & Balanchine style. Students are also offered Contemporary, Jazz & Irish Dance technique. From its humble beginnings at Salisbury Christian School to its current location in the E.S. Adkins Business Center, Footsteps' reputation for producing well rounded dancers who are properly prepped for professional audition has grown with each passing season.
Kelley Taylor teaches our advanced Ballet & Pointe classes. Ballet level 2 through level 7. She teaches Lyrical, Contemporary and Irish. She is our head Dance Team choreographer and coach. She also enjoys teaching adult beginner classes.
Mrs. Taylor oversees all student placement and offers dance career counseling.
Mrs. Kelley Taylor brings a lifetime of professional dance performance
experience to her students. Mrs. Taylor is fully certified by Dance Master's of America, our nation's most prestigious dance organization. She trained at The Washington School of Ballet in our nation's capital with the legendary Mary Day and other renown teachers. Her additional studies include Dance Conservatory, Dover DE & many others including the fine local studio and
pre-professional company of her childhood. She is the founder and director of the Academy, Footsteps Irish Dancers, Footsteps Dance Team, His Footsteps and of The Atlantic Youth Ballet.
Her choreography has won many awards over the years as her students have traveled and participated in regional dance competitions.
Under Mrs. Taylor's tutelage many Footsteps' students have gone on to dance professionally and continue their dance career pursuits at institutions including:The New York State Ballet, The Ballet Theater of Maryland, Ballet Magnificat!, North Carolina School of the Arts & University of the Arts, BTM school, Maryland Youth Ballet, DeSales University SDI, School of American Ballet, & University NC Greensboro, Radford University, The Philadelphia School of the Arts, among others .
Additional Footsteps Faculty
Office Manager:Christine Brickman
Tori Anderson: Pre-school dance through ballet level 2. Creative movement, tap and Jazz 1-Jazz 2.
Christine Brickman: Pre-school dance through ballet level 1. Creative movement and tap
Diana Bartlett: Jazz and Contemporary level 3 to advanced. Team choreorgrapher
Laura Foster: Contemporary and Jazz level 2 to advanced. Tap level 1 to 3. Ballet level 1 to 3.
Miss Foster is also assistant to the director of our new contemporary worship team "His Footsteps"
Sunny Helgeson: Irish Step level 1 - 4, Ballet, Tap & Jazz level 1 -2
Artistic Director: Kelley D. Taylor (above)