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Bridget Roosa

Bridget Roosa

Bridget received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from Florida State University and a BFA in Dance from Southern Methodist University. While at Southern Methodist University she began her studies in Labanotation, which led her to the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in London, England where she furthered her studies in Labanotation, modern dance and choreography. Bridget is teacher certified in Labanotation and has served on the Professional Advisory Committee of the Dance Notation Bureau. Her reconstructions from Labanotation score include works choreographed by Bebe Miller, Lester Horton, Ruth St. Denis, Doris Humphrey, Marius Petipa, Clay Taliaferro, Susan Hadley, Helen Tamiris, Susan Hadley, and Charles Weidman.



In addition to choreographing and reconstructing Bridget is still performing and has worked with many choreographers including George Staib, Anna Leo, and Gregory Catellier. She has taught and performed both locally and abroad and a career highlight was performing with the José Limón Dance Company in the historically renowned work Missa Brevis. Bridget is also certified to teach Pure Barre Classic, Empower and Reform techniques. Bridget is an Associate Professor of Dance and Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.

Danny Bevins

Danny Bevins

Danny Bevins is thrilled to return to the dance studio that helped raise him! After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Elon University with a BFA in Music Theater, he moved to NYC and began performing around the country. He’s performed at theatres such as The Muny, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Music Theatre of Wichita, Papermill Playhouse, Bucks County Playhouse, and Barrington Stage Co. Danny is also an ACE certified strength coach, and specializes in functional movement based training. He runs Bespoke Personal Training in between performance opportunities and is signed with People Store Inc and DGRW Agency. Danny is ecstatic to return to DSOB to teach what he’s learned from the entertainment and fitness communities of NYC and ATL!

Dom Savain

Dom Savain

Dominique Savain found her passion for dance at the age of 2. She continued her dance education after moving from New York to Georgia at the age of 4. She began training under the instruction of Erica Keating at Carla’s Dance Factory (CDF) at the age of 10 in Fayetteville, Ga. As a member of CDF’s junior and teen company, Dominique competed in dance competitions annually in styles such as tap, jazz, and lyrical. Throughout high school, she served as the Choreography Captain for the McIntosh High School Chiefettes Dance Team. As the Choreography Captain, she choreographed the winning UDA Jazz Home Routine for her teammates. The Chiefettes competed under the Universal Dance Association (UDA) at the state, regional, and national levels, and Dominique has won numerous state titles with the group in Pom and Jazz.

Dominique was named the first place teen soloist out of over 10 competitors at the 2019 Georgia State Championship; and choreographed the winning solo. Prior to leaving her hometown for college, she began her career as a studio instructor. She enjoys getting to know her students personally and loves building relationships with fellow dancers.

Dominique is continuing her dance education at Kennesaw State University as a dance minor, and is on track to complete her minor in the summer of 2022.

Jessica Paget Reese

Jessica Paget Reese

Jessica began her dance training at the Gainesville School of Ballet at age six. A professional performer with South Carolina Ballet Theatre, she also taught with the Columbia Ballet School before opening her own studio in Lexington, South Carolina. In addition to her classical ballet training, Jessica has performed in musical theater productions. With a BA degree in English and an M.Ed. in elementary education from Columbia College, she taught seventh grade for seven years. Jessica is an associate director of Decatur City Dance.

Kyme Hersi-Sallid

Kyme Hersi-Sallid

Kyme is a graduate of the acclaimed New York City High School of Performing Arts, and has performed nationally and internationally as a dancer, singer, and actress. Her credits include three Broadway shows and tours of an additional three Broadway shows. As a film and TV actress, Kyme played Rachel Meadows in Spike Lee’s film School Daze, and guest starred on TV shows such as 24, NYPD Blue, Frasier, and many more. Her love of the arts and teaching led her to found a performing arts academy in a charter school in Los Angeles in 2006. Kyme moved to Atlanta in 2012 where she continues to share her passion and passes on the fruits of her experience and success. As Associate Director, Kyme oversees the Junior Rhythm Keepers and the Rhythm Keepers of Decatur City Dance.

Meg Gourley

Meg Gourley

Meg is a graduate of the University of Georgia with her B.F.A. in Dance, with a K12 Certification, and a Minor in Anthropology. She began her dance training at age three at Decatur School of Ballet and continued through high school as a member of the Apprentice Ensemble of Decatur City Dance and Decatur School of Ballet’s Rug Cutters. Meg has studied with the Joffrey Ballet School, staibdance, the Governor’s Honors Program, and the American Dance Festival. During her years at UGA, she performed in various faculty and student pieces and was chosen to work with notable guests such as Alexandre Munz and Luis Piedra. She has performed with Danza Universitaria in San Jose, Costa Rica. Meg has worked for the Joffrey Ballet School and currently dances professionally with Kit Modus and AboutFace.

Micah Sallid

Micah Sallid

Micah Sallid is a Los Angeles native who began studying with Arlene Kennedy Universal Dance Design at 17 months old and danced with the Kennedy Tap Company. She moved to Atlanta, GA for her high school years and danced for Decatur City Dance in their Apprentice Ensemble ballet/jazz company and Junior Rhythm Keepers tap company. She later became a choreography intern with the Broadway Dreams Foundation and toured multiple cities. In May 2019 Micah graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California with a BA in Dance and a minor in Women & Gender Studies. Within her college career she received the Louis LeFevre Award and two of her choreographed pieces represented Saint Mary’s College at ACDA, including her senior thesis. Micah is currently performing with the Bay Area Tap company La Mezcla, Modern company Davalos Dance Company, and is creating work as a faculty member at Saint Mary's College.

Monica Garcia Bradley

Monica Garcia Bradley

Monica has been dancing for over 25 years, and grew up as a competition dancer in Houston, Texas. She spent nearly a decade in New York City performing professionally and is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association. She has traveled the country performing in Musical Theatre at Paper Mill Playhouse, TUTS, Ivoryton Playhouse, The Elektra and North Carolina Theatre. Now in Atlanta, Monica is a full time performing artist and teacher. Outside of dance, she is also an accomplished film actress, having been in feature films and network television shows, such as The Resident (FOX), MacGyver (CBS). Monica is currently a recurring guest star on Tyler Perry’s Sistas (BET), and is featured on numerous regional and national commercials. Dance is the heartbeat of her career and success, and she looks forward to working with the students of Decatur School of Ballet.

Nacoleon Hillsman III

Nacoleon Hillsman III

Nacoleon is from Atlanta, Georgia and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Oklahoma. Taking his first dance class at the age of 14 at the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School, he fell in love with dance. He has trained in multiple styles, including jazz, ballet, modern, and hip hop. He has performed on stage in New York, San Francisco, Beijing China, just to name a few. Nacoleon is excited to continue to inspire students in their love for dance and artistic creativity at Decatur School of Ballet!

Walter Carson Apps

Walter Carson Apps

Born and raised in Detroit MI, Walter started his dance training at the age of four. He received his BFA from Point Park University in 2016. During his training, Walter had the privilege to perform works by Aszure Barton, Garfield Lemonius, Septime Weber, Lar Lubovitch, Kyle Abraham, MADBOOTS, Mark Morris, Luke Murphy, and Ohad Naharin. After graduation, he worked with Texture Contemporary Ballet, Yin Yue, Rubén Graciani, Patrick O’Brien, and Andrea Ward. Currently Walter is a Dance Artist with Core Dance based in Decatur, GA.

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