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Melinda Leigh: Directress/Instructor
This will be Melinda's 25th year running M.L.P.A.C. She has instilled the love of dance in thousands of students, some of who continue to dance in their adult lives. Melinda's dancers have performed with the Sugar and Citrus Bowls, various cruise ships, Walt Disney World, Six Flags Over Georgia and many other performing venues. They have been invited to perform in the Jazz and Tap Festival in Atlanta, GA for the past several years. Melinda's dancers also compete at several dance competitions a year and have won hundreds of awards. Melinda is currently a member of the Florida Dance Association and Dance Teachers United.
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Anna Kathleen White: Dance Instructor
Anna has had 23 years of dance experience and has been teaching for 10 years. She was a dance instructor for Universal Dance Association for 5 years. Anna is the coach and choreographer for various high school dance teams in Southern Alabama. She toured for two years as a Dance Camp Kid and was an instructor for Joel Ruminer's Dance Camps. She was the choreographer for the NBDL's Mobile Revelers Interactive Squad (Mobile Mayhem) for two years. Anna has studied dance at New York University and Broadway Dance Center. She has been a guest performer in the Citrus Bowl, Nokia Sugar Bowl, Walt Disney World, New Orleans Hornets game, and aboard the Big Red Boat. Anna is currently majoring in Dance Education at the University of Southern Mississippi.
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Shawn Walker: Dance Instructor
Shawn has been an instructor at M.L.P.A.C. for a number of years. She was also a dance instructor in Honolulu, Hawaii for two years. Miss Shawn is also a kindergarten teacher at ABC Kindergarten and has three children. She holds a B.S. in elementary education from the University of South Alabama.
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Megan Johnson: Dance Instructor
Megan has been in the Melinda Leigh Dance Company for many years. She is a former instructor for Universal Dance Association. Megan was a dancer for the Mobile Revelers Interactive Squad in 2002. Megan is currently majoring in Fashion Merchandising at the University of Southern Mississippi. This is Megan's 3rd year on the MLPAC staff.
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Allyson Gates-Thompson: Dance Instructor
Allyson has been dancing for 22 years and has been teaching for 7 years. She has a B.S. and Masters in elementary education from the University of South Alabama. Allyson has been a MLD company member for 9 years, during which time she was a guest performer in Walt Disney World, Nokia Sugar Bowl, and on the Big Red Boat. Allysonís most recent production is the creation of Nolan Ryan Thompson.
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Alicia Lowery: Dance Instructor
Alicia is a student at the University of Mobile, majoring in secondary education. She has performed in Walt Disney World, aboard the Big Red Boat, and at the Nokia Sugar Bowl. Alicia has danced with M.L.P.A.C. for 18 years. This is her 5th year on staff.
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Danielle Clark: Dance Instructor
Danielle has been dancing with M.L.P.A.C. for many years. This is her 4th year on staff. Danielle has one daughter, Chloe.
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Christina Reid: Dance Instructor
Christina has been a dancer at MLPAC for 16 years. She is currently a Varsity cheerleader at MGM. Christina has been clogging since the age of 6. She won a talent preliminary award with her self-choreographed clogging dance at Mobile County's Junior Miss. This is her 4th year on staff at MLPAC as a cheerleading, clogging, and gymnastics instructor.
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Jackie Summers-Coleman: Dance Instructor
Jackie has been dancing for 21 years. She was a member of the Melinda Leigh Dance Company for many years. During that time she performed in Walt Disney World, aboard the Big Red Boat, in Six Flags over Georgia and at the Nokia Sugar Bowl. This is Miss Jackieís 6th year on the MLPAC staff. Jackie has one daughter, Lana.
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Jordan Tyler Squires: Vocal Instructor
Jordan has been a dancer at Melinda Leigh Performing Arts Center for 11 years. He was a part of the MLD Company for 10 years. Jordan is a Musical Theater major at the University of Mobile, where he is also a part of Voices of Mobile, Shosar, University Singers, Sounds of Mobile, Upper Room Dinner Theater, and Opera Workshop. This will be Jordanís 5th year on staff.
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Deanna Ledbetter: Dance Instructor
Deanna has been dancing with Melinda Leigh for many years. She has been a company dancer for over 8 years, and is currently at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she is minoring in dance. This is her first year on staff with M.L.P.A.C.