The Joy Dance Academy

Meet Your Instructors

Meet Ashleigh
Ashleigh began dancing at the age of three years old with the help of her father's inspiration. She now has over 20 years of experience all while receiving numerous awards such as; Outstanding Jazz, Outstanding Hip-hop, Most Dedicated, as well as yearly scholarship in college. Ashleigh has worked with various famous choreographers including, Tyce Diorio, Kathryn McCormick, Dejan Tubic, and more.

Ashleigh graduated in 2017 from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in Business Administration. During her time in college, she served as dance chair for her sorority, Sigma Kappa, while also taking numerous dance classes. She has worked exclusively with a dance instructor from the Martha Graham Dance Company. Ashleigh has years of training in ballet, lyrical, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop. Her choreography is unmatched and she has multiple years of teaching dance under her belt.

Ashleigh Joy

Meet Maggie
Maggie started dancing when she was six and has been hooked ever since! She danced competitively for most of her life and is trained in ballet, jazz, and lyrical/contemporary, but has a special love for tap!

After she graduated high school she decided to try her hand at choreography and found a love for teaching while choreographing multiple competitive and recreational dances alongside our studio owner Ashleigh! She recently finished a year in New York City studying dance and theatre and debuted in numerous plays, showcases, and dance performances/festivals during her time there.

She now attends Winthrop University right here in Rock Hill and is currently majoring in musical theatre. She could not be more excited to continue her dance journey at Joy Dance Academy and help our dancers discover their love for dance!

Maggie moore

Meet Taylor
Taylor is from Piedmont, SC and began her dance career at Upstate Carolina Dance Center (UCDC) under the supervision of Heather Owens at age 5. Taylor has also worked with some of the most highly trained clogging instructors in the area, such as Brandon Norris, Bryant Brodgen and Chip Harrison. While attending Powdersville High School she was a member of the sideline dance team. Taylor continued her love of dance/clogging at Mars Hill University with the Bailey Mountain Cloggers and the dance team. Taylor accompanied her team to the Netherlands for an International Dance Festival to showcase America's National style of dance.

Taylor has been exposed to many styles of dance including contemporary and traditional clogging, hip-hop, Irish, Jazz, and more. She has attend and assisted with summer camps while on the BMC and she has taught hip-hop classes at Dimension's Studio of Mars Hill.

Taylor's biggest accomplishment was becoming a four-time National Champion with BMC. After graduating with her Bachelor's in Computer Science, she continued performing and competing with Unity under the direction of Morgan Leverette. Taylor strives to provide each student with the training encouragement and support they need and be able to reach their full potential as a dancer. Taylor cannot wait to share her love of clogging and hip-hop with the next generation.

Taylor Davis

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