Please welcome our new Musical Theater teacher!

Please welcome our new Musical Theater teacher!

Kathryn Seppamaki has been active onstage in Columbia for more than two decades and has been recently seen onstage at Town Theatre in Nice Work if You Can Get It (Duchess) and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Muriel). She has more than twenty years of experience working as a choir director and made her debut as a musical director at Town Theatre in August of 2016. She has since also musically directed Elf Jr., Peter Pan Jr. and A Christmas Carol at Town Theatre. She has been teaching voice privately for more than 20 years and currently has students performing on Broadway, Disney and professionally around the world.

Welcome to our newest instructor Alyssa Stephens

Welcome to our newest instructor Alyssa Stephens

Alyssa Stephens began her dance career in Columbia under the direction of Debbie Spivey at Footnotes.  She later danced at The Center for Dance Education and with Carolina Ballet under Mimi Worrell.  She attended Palmetto Center for the Arts Dance Program at Richland Northeast High School, directed by Nicole Czekalski, participating in both PCA dance and theater productions.  She has taught at Footnotes, and the Center for Dance Education.   She attends USC where she is a Chemistry major, with a minor in Dance.  We are happy to have Alyssa join the ADA staff.

Meet our newest faculty member Marles Badillo!

Marles Badillo
Marles Badillo

 Marles Badillo is an ADA alumna, and former member of the ADA Competing Company.  She earned her degree in Early  Childhood Education from USC, and is a kindergarten teacher in Richland Two.  We are thrilled to have our former long time  student return as a faculty member.  Her love for children, and long dance experience make her a valued addition to the ADA  staff.