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.
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.
Be sure and read our guide to placement. These are broad guidelines and actual placement is determined by faculty.