Dancers Are the Athletes of God
~ Albert Einstein
These wise words epitomize our mission at Ave Maria Dance Academy, a mission to provide our dancers with the highest-quality training so they can explore, cultivate, and express their God-given talents while nurturing their love of the performing arts.
Ballet is a formalized set of movements performed with skill, technique, and grace. Class follows a consistent pattern involving barre and centre work, all of which develops strength, technique, and flexibility. The foundations built through ballet aid dancers in almost any other style including jazz, lyrical, modern, pointe, and more.
Our Creative Team
In order to achieve our mission of providing high-quality training to our dancers, we only hire the most qualified and exceptional instructors at AMDA. Our team consists of experienced dancers and choreographers who are willing to push our students to their fullest potential whilst still keeping our students' passion for dance alive. Each instructor brings a unique set of skills to the studio, skills that when taught to our students make for well-rounded dancers. We are beyond grateful for our team, incredible artists that bring out the best in our dancers.
Elizabeth Boyd's dance training began at Radomile Academy of Dance under Linda Radomile and Nancy Page, both principal dancers of the Brandywine Ballet and Tim Early of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet and co-director of Philadelphia based modern dance company, Opus. Ms. Boyd had the privilege of dancing in the Senior Company as a Soloist for over 4 years and performed in many lead roles, including the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker Ballet. Ms. Boyd graduated from DeSales University with a B.A. in TV/Film. During her time at University, Ms. Boyd continued to study and perform Ballet, Pointe and Partnering, Modern and Contemporary dance, and trained under Trinette Singleton of the Joffrey Ballet. Ms. Boyd has been teaching dance since 2013 and is grateful for the many blessings that dance has brought into her family’s life. She loves being at home with her wonderful husband and 4 children (soon to be 5 children) and now homeschools her oldest 2 children.
"My children have been attending classes at Ave Maria Dance Academy three times a week since October 2013. We were considering several dance studios at that time and I'm so glad we chose this one! My children could not be happier. It is a very kid friendly environment with professional, talented and very dedicated staff. The last year spring recital was heads and shoulders above the rest in Naples area. We look forward to the next one!"