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CARO FERNANDEZ

Flamenco   


Founder at Rosa Flamenca Dance Professional Dancer,

Instructor & Choreographer


Bailora- Caro Fernandez Founder at Rosa Flamenca Dance Professional Dancer, Instructor & Choreographer Caro discovered her love for Flamenco at a very young age, and became a consumate life-long learner of embodying and transmitting this beautiful art.


She has studied Flamenco dance for the last 20 years in specialized Flamenco academies in Spain, Holland and Mexico. Lucky enough to have learned from some of the most inspiring dancers, such as: Maria Juncal, Patricia Guerrero, Javier Martos, Daniel Navarro, Karin Dieters, Gretta Salinas and Sabas Santos.


She has also taught students of different cultures, ages and skill levels; and performed with amazing singers and guitarists such as Amsterdam-based group "Fusion Flamenca".

​Dara wells ​​​

Jazz / Hip-Hop / Tap


Offers over 20 years of knowledge and successful practice from all angles of the entertainment industry through progressive advancement as Performer Choreographer, Master Instructor, Artistic Director,  Operations Executive ,  Studio Owner, and Hospitality Host.  Qualified in educating levels from preschool through adult for the purposes of technical training, recreational and professional performance, as well as integrated health.
Twelve successful years as an event planner. Organized, Flexible, Driven, Meticulous attention to detail and Welcoming to any challenge. Will utilize experience, training and optimism to execute and maintain an effective artistic environment from all angles. 

DANCE AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Florida State University, Full scholarship for dance
Brenau University, Scholarship for dance
Governor’s Honor Program for dance
Dance Olympus VIP Tour, summer program touring the United States
Tremaine Sleight Dance Studios, Los Angeles, California, Full scholarship
Star Power National Dance Competition, Choreographer’s Award

 DANCE TRAINING
Over 27 years (and still counting) of Technical training in:                                                                  Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Tap, Clogging, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Broadway Theater ...11 years
Brenau University ...............................................................................................................1 year
Gary Harrison Dance Company ......................................................................................... 5 years
Northside School of the Performing Arts ............................................................................ 4 years
Druid Hills Dance Theater .................................................................................................. 6 years


​​Ricardo Romero
Latin Dance Instructor 

I moved to the USA from Honduras in the mid-‘90s. Never having danced before to any kind of music, I met a new friend from my country and was then introduced to the new world of Latin Dance. The name of the dance club responsible for my new, life-long hobby is Sanctuary, which is located in Atlanta, GA.

I called one of the best schools at that time in the area, Arthur Murray Dance Studio, to learn how to dance the Mambo/Salsa, the Merengue, and the Cha-Cha.

The opportunity to become a dance instructor was offered to me — and I went with it and never looked back.

After more than 20 years of dancing socially in the last 10 years I have dedicated time to teach my students the system I have developed. This well thought out system will help you dance right away, like it has helped so many of my students. It is a gradual progression to dancing that allows you to be on the dance floor sooner rather than later. You will be acquiring the building block for a solid and enjoyable dance experience that you will be sharing with your new found dance friends.

I believe that the formula to be able to learn how to dance is: understanding what you are doing  + repetition of the steps = fun at the dance floor.

Remember, anyone can learn to dance Salsa or Bachata just like I did in my beginning. I have to say, it brings to me so much fun every time that I am out there dancing with my friends.


Come and learn from us!


Ashlyn Macie

Ballet (early childhood)


Ashlyn starting teaching in 2010, she has trained with Ballethnic, Elite Atlanta, City Gate Dance Theater, Metayer Conservatory for the arts and she is currently finishing her dance and psychology degree program at Kennesaw State University.

Ms. Macie, has been performing and choreographing since 2013 performing in the Urban Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Inman Park Dance Festival, Five Arts Festival, and KSU dance festival.

She is thrilled to now be a part of Southern Arc Dance Theater, as well as an instructor at Southern Arc Dance Center.



Barbara Duke

​Ballet / Tap (early childhood)

Miss Duke Started taking class at the age of five and by the age of 15 she had become an assistant teacher for Jean Morris School of dance in East point, Georgia. After graduating from high school she went on to teach dance full time for 40 plus years. During that time she taught for various other dance schools: Collage Park School of dance for six years, Griffin Studio D for one year, Ballethnic Ballet Company in East Point for one year, and Doris Russell School of Performing Arts for nine Years in Tyrone, Georgia.

Miss Barbara’s dance groups have won many awards at DEA (Dance Educators of America) competitions. She also has a full time job working at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  

Barbara Duke always says “it is nice to do what you love and dancing is the love of my life”
   

​​​​​Jonsie Pollock

Ballet  


Jonsie Pollock received her dance training in Connecticut at Ballet Etudes Repertory Company, achieving the rank of soloist; and in New York at the Joffrey Ballet and Ballet Theatre School.  She was a member of the ballet corps at Radio City Music Hall, danced the role of Graziella in American Musical Theater's stock production of West Side Story, and was co-director and principal dancer with City Center Dance Theatre in Montreal.

Jonsie began her teaching career with Harrison Studios and at John Abbott College in Canada.  After

relocating to Georgia, she taught at the Dancer's Collective Theatre and established Dance South Academy. She has been on the faculty of Doris Russell School of Performing Arts, Dance Clayton and  the Magdalena Maury School of Classical Ballet. She is Artistic Director of Georgia Youth Ballet, a nationally ranked Southeastern Regional Ballet Association performing company.  Former students have gone on to perform with the Vienna State Opera Ballet, Louisville Ballet, Basel Ballet, Limon Dance Company, Ballet Met, Atlanta Ballet, Ballet Trockedero de Monte Carlo, Nashville Ballet and Charleston Ballet, or have been accepted to continue their training at Juilliard, NYU, SUNY Purchase, UGA, USF, Butler University, FSU, and London Laban Institute.

Jonsie's musical theater credits include choreography and staging for South Pacific, Finian's Rainbow, Carousel and West Side Story for Darien (CT) Suburban Theater, Clayton Arts Summer Theater productions of Carousel, Music Man, and The King and I, and the Fayette Community Theater's Guys and Dolls, Annie, Music Man and The Sound of Music.  She has also choreographed the Sandy Creek High School productions of Hello Dolly!, Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, Beauty and the Beast and Little Shop of Horrors.  She made her directorial debut with Les Miserables, which received a nomination for Best Overall Production at the 2010 Shuler Hensley awards.



SOUTHERN ARC DANCE CENTER

Artistic staff

Shawn Evangelista

Improv / Composition 

 

Shawn currently a member of Full Radius Dance began his formal dance training under Ferneasa Cutno (former Garth Fagan dancer) studying primarily West African, Haitian, and Afro-Caribbean Dance.  Then moved on to several college dance departments in which he broadened his dance training to include ballet, modern, jazz, and aerial dance.  He has also supplemented training by attending  the American Dance Festival as a full scholarship student, and historical dance centers including:  Philadanco,  Ailey, and Limon.  He has performed in repertoire by prominent choreographers such as: Carlos Oarta, Ronen Koresh, Akiko Kitamura, Christopher Huggins, Donald McKayle, Alwin Nikolais, Shapiro & Smith, Jacques Heim, Lauri Stallings, Ballethnic, ans Southern Arc Dance Theater.