Why should you choose the Academy at Terpsicorps for your training?  The single most important thing any school has to offer is their faculty.  Professional teachers with knowledge of the intricacies of the dance world, who understand the challenges and opportunities available are the back bone of a great program for aspiring dancers.  We are excited to have a curriculum created with the guidance of Dayna Fox.  Dayna is on faculty at UNC School of the Arts and for over a decade was the director of their preparatory program, arguably one of the most successful and prestigious programs for pre-high school aged students in the country. 


Heather Maloy - Artistic Director of Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, The Muses, and the Academy's Pre-professional Division Programs, Instructor for Intermediate and Advanced Ballet

Karen Ninos Carpenter - Director of the Petite Muses program, and instructor for Intermediate and Advanced Ballet

Allison Hertzberg - Ballet, Pre-Ballet, Pre-Tap, Adult Ballet, Parents Night Out Facilitator

Vanessa Owens - Modern and Contemporary

Gavin Stewart - Ballet, Modern, Contemporary

Trisha Wolf - Ballet, Pre-Ballet, Pre-Tap, Adult Ballet

Cary Petrusek - Contemporary, Tap

Cierra Budge - Tap, Contemporary, B-Boy

Elizabeth Huntley - Pre-Ballet, Creative Movement, Contemporary Jazz

Deirdre Smith Gilmer - Yoga For Dancers

Megan Waldrop - Tap & Hip-Hop

Zax Milkereit - B-Boy

Melissa Wilhoit - Outreach coordinator