WELCOME TO DAVIS DANCE COMPANY
At Davis Dance Company, we strive to provide exceptional dance education, a welcoming studio environment, and instill a lifelong passion for dance in our students. We pride ourselves in our ability to challenge and push dancers of all ages and levels to be their best while also having fun in the classroom. Our students are encouraged to develop their artistic voice and express themselves through dance. We aim to produce confident, responsible, and hard working dancers that can use these skills in all aspects of their life.
MEET THE FACULTY
CO-OWNER & CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Kaitlin Davis (she/her) holds a BFA in Dance Performance from East Carolina University, where she was also recognized as the 2014 Outstanding Senior in Dance. After graduation, Kaitlin performed in North Carolina with Opera House Theater Company, Forward Motion Dance Company, and at the Cucalorus Film Festival. She then moved to the Atlanta area where she has danced with SIDEWAYS Contemporary Dance Company, Atlanta Dance Collective, Stella Entertainment, and Britt Fishel & Artists. Kaitlin has performed as part of the Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Asheville Fringe festivals, Dance Canvas, and Fall for Fall Dance Festival. She choreographed for the NBC film Gametime: Tackling the Past in which she was also a featured dancer, and has performed with Earth Wind and Fire on tour. Kaitlin has taught students of all ages for ten years and loves bringing her passion for dance to her students at DDC. She is a Judge for Beyond the Stars, Breakout, and Fusion National Dance Competitions. In her spare time she enjoys relaxing with her boyfriend Daniel and their dog Lainey.
CO-OWNER & CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Sarah Davis (she/her) is from Wilmington, North Carolina and holds a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from East Carolina University. For four years, Sarah danced professionally during her summers at the Tony Award winning The Lost Colony in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. There, she played the role of Elizabeth Glane in 2016 and in 2017-2019 she acted as dance captain. Sarah has performed in the Cucalorus Film Festival and Fall for Fall Dance Festival. Sarah performed for three seasons with SIDEWAYS Contemporary Dance Company. She has taught a variety of dance styles in both Wilmington and Atlanta. She is also a judge for Beyond the Stars and Breakout Dance Competitions. Sarah loves inspiring her students to be the best that they can be! In her spare time, Sarah enjoys going to the beach, taking her dog Sushi on adventures, and spending time with her boyfriend Tucker.
Becca Gargiulo (she/her) is a dance artist based in Durham, NC. In May 2022, she graduated, summa cum laude, with her BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. Shortly after graduation, Becca performed in the Richmond Dance Festival and also received her teaching certification for the Elemental Body Alignment System, a movement modality developed by Scott Putman. Since returning home to NC, Becca has continued her training at various local studios and intensives, and she works as the Marketing and Audience Services Associate at the American Dance Festival. She performs regularly with Footnotes Tap Ensemble and is currently in process with North Carolina Dance Festival Artist in Residence, Chania Wilson. Becca is excited to join Davis Dance Company this year and share her knowledge and love of dance with her students!
Michelle Moss (she/her) is from Henderson, North Carolina and is currently a full-time college student pursuing a Bachelor's/Master's degree in Psychology/Clinical Social Work. Michelle's youngest daughter, Ava Grace, has been a student at DDC since the very first summer camp prior to opening the studio and is also an assistant on Saturday mornings. Since DDC is our second home, it only seemed right to work here as well! She is a parent representative for Ava Grace's summer swim team. In addition to Ava Grace, Michelle has 2 adult children, daughter-in-law, adult step-son and a granddaughter. She was previously active in several different community theatres acting/singing/dancing in productions such as A Chorus Line as Bebe, Godspell as Gilmer, and Crimes of the Heart as Lenny among many other productions. Michelle worked as a corporate/government travel consultant for 15+ years prior to returning to college.
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