INSTRUCTORS 

VICTORIA NICHOLSON

creative movement / preschool - INSTRUCTOR


Victoria is a graduate of Columbus High School and has over 15 years of dance training. Recently she was seen on the Springer Opera House stage in their production of 'A Chorus Line' playing the role of Judy, and again in 'Beauty and the Beast' playing the role of a Silly Girl. Her teaching style is fun and enthusiastic, and she is looking forward to sharing her passion for dance with all of her students! 

CURTIS CAUTHEN

ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/OPERATIONS MANAGER


Curtis began his training at an early age, and has had the opportunity to work under many influential instructors. Curtis has competed at many regional and national competitions throughout his years of dance education and has been awarded top honors many times, including title recognition among other achievements. In 2001, Curtis had the opportunity to perform in Greece with the World Dance Showcase. He has also had the great fortune to perform on board of the Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas cruise line. In 2008, Curtis became a member of the Dance Masters of America organization and now serves on the Board of Directors for Chapter #33 as the Performing Arts Chairman. His choreography has been awarded many top honors on both the regional and national level. Curtis travels all over the South East teaching and choreographing for studios and University’s.

 




Ashley Ginn

Jazz / HIP HOP / Lyrical - Instructor


Ashley is a recent graduate of Hardaway High School. She has been dancing since the age of 3 and was a member of the PDC Dance Company for 8 years. She has assisted in teaching the Creative Movement and Beginner Jazz classes. She has received multiple scholarships from conventions over the years and traveled to New York City to take classes at Broadway Dance Center. She loves teaching young dancers, helping them grow into beautiful artist who have a strong passion for dance. 

SHANE HALL

OWNER/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR


A native to Phenix City, Alabama, Shane has been dancing since the age of 2 training in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Musical Theatre. He was a member of the U.S National Tour of the TONY award winning Broadway Musical CATS in the role of the Magical Mr. Mistoffelees. Other credits include: Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol, Peter Pan, White Christmas, and Dr. Doolittle. Locally, he has directed and choreographed productions for the Springer Opera House which include: Little Shop of Horrors, A Chorus Line, & Beauty and the Beast. Shane is a current, active and PROUD member of ACTOR'S EQUITY ASSOCIATION, the world's largest Performing Arts Union and continues to work not only on stage but with choreography and casting in NYC.  




AMANDA BRYAN

Tap / jazz / company  - INSTRUCTOR

 

Amanda has been an instructor and company choreographer with Prodigy for 8 years winning many regional and national awards and has been recognized as a Top Choreographer for her tap choreography. She is a Native of Harris County and is a mother of 3 boys and 1 girl! Amanda is no stranger to the dance industry as she has been dancing for 31 years, competing for 15 years and been an instructor for over 15 years. Amanda grew up training here in Columbus and Lagrange in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Hip Hop and was a former studio owner for two years. She was a member of Energy Source National Dance Competition for 4 seasons which is based out of Chicago. 

 

Haley Coates

Jazz - Instructor


Haley is a Senior at Central High School. She has been dancing since the age of 7 and has won many regional and national awards. She has been a member of the PDC Dance Company for 6 years. Haley was awarded the Project Future Dancer with Project 7 Contemporary Dance Company in 2014. Haley was a guest performer in the 2013 and 2015 collaboration of choreographers for Cici Kelly's Phazes of Love under the direction and choreography of Shane Hall and Cherrise Wakeham. Haley has traveled to NYC on numerous occasions and trained at Broadway Dance Center with choreographers Tom Richards, Mishay Petronelli, Sheila Barker, Richard Hines (Newsies, Broadway) and more. Haley had the privilege to travel to Los Angeles, CA last summer with Project 7 and perform in the 2014 Capezio ACE awards' 1st runner-up Cherrise Wakeham's show "She". She recently was awarded the honor of placing 3rd Overall Grand Champion Senior Soloist at Platinum Nationals in Panama City Beach, FL. 

JAIME MOORE

Tap / acro - INSTRUCTOR


Jaime Moore is super excited to be joining the Prodigy dance family as a tap instructor this year.  For 22 years, she has shared her love of all genres of dance with dancers of various ages and levels.  Jaime received a degree in Commercial Entertainment from Columbia State in Franklin, TN, which helped her to obtain jobs in demos, music videos and at various theme parks.  Her training began at age 2 at her mother's dance studio in Auburn, AL.  She has been blessed to study from tap legends of old, as well as up and coming legends in the making.  She found her calling for tap choreography at a young age and has worked extensively on developing this gift.  Additionally, her choreography has received numerous accolades, including National titles and Choreography Awards.  Her students have gone on to pursue careers in stage, video, TV, and commercial dance, with her most famous student to date being her niece, Mallory Hagan, Miss America 2013.  Jaime can't wait to make some noise at Prodigy this season!


KATELYN PAWLOWSKI

CREATIVE MOVEMENT DIRECTOR - instructor


Katelyn is no stranger to the dance studio as she has been a dancer for over 15 years training in various styles and techniques of the art form. Professionally, Katelyn is Ballet and Tap certified within the Dance Masters of America system. She also holds certifications in tap n’pow{h}er, Buti yoga, Hot Buti Yoga, Buti Sculpt and personal training certification. In December of 2014 Katelyn Graduated from Columbus State University with her Bachelors in Exercise Science. She currently is a Graduate Assistant for the Columbus State University Graduate and Global Recruitment and is working toward her Masters in Middle Grades Education. Katelyn was the representative for Harris County at the Miss Georgia pageant in 2016 as Miss Harris County and was awarded the Frances Frazier Non-Finalist Talent Award for her Tap solo, “Thunderstruck”.