Our Teachers

Photo Credit: James Jin Images

Photo Credit: James Jin Images

Audrey Crabtree

Audrey holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts degree in Dance Performance from the School of American Dance and Arts Management at Oklahoma City University. Georgia raised, she trained at Dancentre South in Woodstock in her youth. 

Her professional work includes the theme park stages of Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Six Flags Magic Mountain dancing at Howl-O-Scream, Christmastown, Looney Tunes Kids Club, Fright Fest, and Holiday in the Park. As a newlywed living in Los Angeles with her husband Jake, Audrey performed with L.A. Unbound, the Speak Hill Dance Project, City Ballet of Los Angeles, and Amaterasu Dance Company. 

 Audrey is currently performing with Sideways Contemporary Dance Company and the Fuerta Dance Company!

 

Photo Credit: James Jin Images

Photo Credit: James Jin Images

Photo Credit: Gabrielle Photography

Photo Credit: Gabrielle Photography

Alyson Quigley

Alyson trained for 7 years with S&R Dance in Illinois. She then went on to study dance and film at Northwestern University, graduating in 2012 from Northwestern's School of Communication with a B.A. in dance and a collection of dance films she created. She interned with HMS Media and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago to continue her work with dance on film. 

Since moving to Atlanta in 2013, Aly has worked with Fizz City Films, Pogo Pictures, as the Video Producer at Impact Partnership, and as an editor and news assistant at CNN. Aly has been a company member of Sideways Contemporary Dance Company, Graffiti Dancers, and Fuerta Dance Company. She is also the cofounder of Fuerta Dance Company.

 

Photo Credit: Daemon Baizan

Photo Credit: Daemon Baizan

Photo Credit: Will Day Photography

Photo Credit: Will Day Photography

Bonni Bigler

Bonni began dancing at the age of 19. With a little talent and the help of a couple of amazing friends/teachers she was soon teaching and choreographing as a career. Bonni’s experience with cheer and gymnastics led to her college dance experience at GC&SU with the Sassy Cats dance team and then to earning her minor in dance. Bonni was taken on as a faculty member at Studio One School of Dance in Milledgeville, GA. Her time at Studio One exposed her to every facet of the dance world: stage and audio production, costuming, instruction, choreography, competition, and studio management on the high school, middle school, community theatre, studio and university levels. 

Bonni moved to Atlanta in 2007 where she danced with the Atlanta Dance Project and began taking classes with Zoetic Dance Ensemble. She is the founder of Druid Hills Dance Center.

 

Photo by Richard Calmes, from Atlanta Dance Project

Photo by Richard Calmes, from Atlanta Dance Project

Mati Anderson

Hailing from Franklin, Tennessee, Mati has had the opportunity, throughout her education in dance, to train all over the world with many dance companies, institutions, and festivals including NYU: Tisch School of the Arts, The American Ballet Theatre, The Radio City Rockettes, AbrahaminMotion, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The American Dance Festival, Florence Dance Company, and others. Mati graduated Summa Cum Laude from Troy University in December 2016, obtaining her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. In addition to joining Fuerta Dance Company, Mati is a company member with Gotta Dance Contemporary and Underground Ballet. Mati also teaches in conjunction with choreographing at dance studios around the southeastern region as well as teaching Pure Barre in the Atlanta area. She is ecstatic to be in her first season with Fuerta.

Emma Alley

Emma is a movement artist and healer. She is interested in investigating the repression and resurgence of feminine power in the modern world. Her creative practice explores pleasure, pain, and power as they manifest in our physical bodies, language, and personal narratives. After receiving her BFA in dance from Florida State University in 2014, Emma moved to Atlanta to continue fleshing out her relationship to movement as a tool for expression, connection, and healing. Since then she has begun work as a yoga instructor, energy healer, and performer. Her dances have been shown in Atlanta at Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, Mammal Art Gallery, and 368 Ponce. She is currently a resident artist at the Work Room. She seeks to create performance experiences that engage the audience in ways that are probing, direct, and activating.

Amanda Sieradzki

Amanda is an interdisciplinary dance artist and educator with her MFA from Florida State University and BA from the University of Tampa. A native Floridian, she traded sun and surf for New York City’s polar vortex to receive training at the Ailey School in ballet, Horton, Taylor, Graham, and Dunham techniques. Amanda has taught for a wide array of ages and abilities inside and outside studio settings, including universities, children's programs, healthcare facilities, & retirement communities, incorporating movement and creative writing elements into her choreographies and classes. She was recently on staff for the American Dance Festival's Three Week School, and has served on faculty at the Ballet Arts Conservatory of Tallahassee and the Suzanne Farrell Workshop for Young Dancers. Currently, she's an instructor for Expressions in Motion Dance and her articles for Tallahassee’s Council on Culture appear weekly in the Tallahassee Democrat and USA Today’s syndicated publications. 

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Jen McQuiller

Jen is a hip-hop choreographer hailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her dance career started with a co-ed dance troupe at Florida State University. Post graduation, she moved to Dallas, TX, to begin her professional choreographer career. It was there that she began teaching middle school students through the DEA Youth Dance Program. She then went on to teach at Dallas International School. Throughout her time in Texas, she was a part of Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) to DFW Airport promotional tour, Choctaw Casino promotional tour, and RAW Dallas.

Since moving to Atlanta in 2016, she has been able to collaborate with local choreographers, as well as showcase her work at the Harlem Globetrotters pre-show. She continues to instruct various beginner, intermediate, and advanced training classes throughout the metro Atlanta area.