MEET THE TEAM

Farah Abdullah

Hi, I'm Farah Abdullah. I'm 15 years old and I've been dancing for 7 years. I love dancing because it is my way of expressing myself and my emotions. While all styles of dance have a way of speaking to me, my favorites are jazz and contemporary. Regency Dance Academy has provided me not only an amazing studio to dance in, but also a loving dance family and second home. I did gymnastics for a few years, but ever since I found my passion for dance, I haven't been able to let go of it. 

Fun Fact: I love to bake in my free time!

Paisley Allan

My name is Paisley Allan and I am 12 years old. I have been dancing for 9 years. My favorite styles of dance are jazz and contemporary. Dance is my passion! I eat, sleep, breathe DANCE! It's all I ever think about 24/7. This is my fourth year on the team and I have no plans on stopping! I love seeing my best friends every day and being able to share my love of dance with them!

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Childress Alverson

Hi, my name is Childress and I am 13 years old. I have been dancing since I was 3 and I have been competing since last year. My favorite style of dance is contemporary. There are all different kinds of contemporary techniques that you would not normally do in jazz or ballet, but it incorporates the simple moves. I love dancing at Regency because everyone is like my family and the teachers are so accommodating to what we want to improve on. I am so excited for next year and many years to come! 

Ella Brown

My name is Ella Brown and I am 16 years old. I have been dancing at Regency for 13 years and have had the time of my life. I have met the best teachers, friends, and second moms throughout my time at the studio. My favorite styles are hip hop and tap because I love the energy both genres give off. I have been on Show Troupe for 5 years now and I have made almost all of my favorite memories with the team. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to grow as a dancer and share my talents with the wonderful dancers at the studio. Here's the many amazing dance experiences to come! 

Fun Fact: Aside from dance, my favorite thing to do is make people smile and laugh!

Abby Crowe

Hey! My name is Abby Crowe and I am proud to say dance is my thing. I started out as a competition gymnast and slowly realized I was more drawn to dance. I joined Show Troupe in 7th grade after dancing for a year recreationally. I can easily say that dance at Regency has gotten me through so much. I am now a sophomore at Freeman High School and 15 years old. My favorite dance style is contemporary or lyrical. I love how accepting and compassionate the Show Troupe dancers are. Dancing alongside my best friends has been the greatest blessing and I have Regency to thank for that. 

Fun Fact: I still like cookies!

Caroline Ellis

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Stella Hornik

Hi, my name is Stella Hornik and I am in the fourth grade at St Catherine's School. I have been dancing since I was 3 years old. This is my first year on Show Troupe and I love it. My favorite type of dance is Jazz because I love the music and the movement. When I am not dancing, I am spending time with my friends and family. I have two little sisters who like to do gymnastics and dance!

Mabel Horrigan

My name is Mabel Horrigan. I am 5 years old. This is my first year on Show Troupe and my third year of dance. I take ballet, jazz, and acro. My favorite type of dance is acro, I love Regency Dance Academy because I have a lot of friends I can dance with here. 

Fun Fact: I can touch my tongue to my nose!

Anna Howell

Hi everyone! My name is Anna and I am 9 years old. I have been dancing with Regency Dance Academy since I was 3 or 4 years old. I can't imagine my life without dance - what would I do? I love all types of dance but my favorites are jazz and tap. I also like contemporary, hip hop, and ballet. This is my first year on Show Troupe and I'm a "mini". My dance partner is Mabel and dance has made us become such good friends. When I'm not in dance class, I love to do freestyle dance in my house. I just can't stop moving!

Paloma Lhéritier

Hi! My name is Paloma Lhéritier. I am a sophomore and dance is my passion. I've been dancing since 2013 and this will be my 6th year on Show Troupe competition team. My favorite style is Broadway jazz, and modern is always freeing. Dance is my way to show my feelings to the world. With improv, I can take all of my inside feelings, ball them up, and portray them as dance. Regency is like my second home, and I always look forward to going into the studio to simply just dance. I've made so many amazing memories here, and all of my dance buddies would agree! 

 

Fun Fact: I speak French, I'm learning Japanese, and I love to draw!  

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Emilee Lowry

My name is Emilee Lowry and I am 14 years old. I have been dancing for 12 years and this is my first year on Show Troupe. I love dancing because you can express what you're feeling without using any words. I love all styles of dance but my favorite has always been contemporary. I love dancing at Regency because the amazing teachers and supportive friends that I get to see every day. 

Fun Fact: I play violin!

Anna Mason

My name is Anna and I am 11 years old. I have been dancing for 3 years, 1 of them on Show Troupe. I moved from Norfolk and did gymnastics for 2 years. Then I decided to follow in my sister's footsteps and switched to dance. Dancing makes me feel comfortable and I can express whatever emotions I have. My favorite style is most definitely contemporary. Regency Dance Academy is like a second home to me. 

Fun Fact: I have two dogs, Scout and Otis. 

Sydney Mason

My name is Sydney and I have been dancing with Regency for 7 years now, and I can say with pride that I love being part of this family. When I first began at Regency I was in the fourth grade and had just moved from Norfolk VA. I realized that dance was my thing in fifth grade when I started taking multiple classes and discovering new styles of dance. I am now a sophomore at St Catherine's and 15 years old. I could never ask for better friends to spend my countless afternoons with. I have gone through so much with them in these past years and I don't know what I will do without them in two years. Dance is a way that I can not only get exercise, but I can release everything that I am feeling and forget the day's previous events. I feel so special to be a part of this amazing group I am proud to call my family. 

 

Fun Fact: I want to save enough money to go on vacation to Bora Bora with my mom! 

Henley Mills

I am Henley Mills and I am 13 years old. I have been dancing for 8.5 years and I have been competing for 4 of those years. I have competed in various styles of dance including tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theater, and contemporary, but I cannot choose a favorite. Regency is my favorite place to be!  

Kaysen Mills 

My name is Kaysen Mills. I have spent most of my life dancing at Regency Dance Academy. My favorite styles of dance are tap, jazz, acro, musical theater, and contemporary. I love dancing at RDA with my best friends and I am excited to continue competing in the future!

Fun Fact: I like to play the guitar!

Louisa Mills

I'm Louisa and this is my fourth year on on the competition team. I have been dancing for 8.5 years. I don't have a favorite style of dance. I love dance and always look forward to it. 

Caroline Moore

Hi, my name is Caroline Moore. I've been dancing for 6 years and this is my fourth year on Show Troupe! I first found my passion for dance by watching one of Regency's recitals. After the show, I knew I had to sign up for classes! My favorite styles of dance are modern and contemporary, and I also love to assist the children's and beginner level classes. Dance is my safe space and the place where I feel the most alive. It has helped me in so many ways and I can't imagine who I would be without it. I love dancing at Regency because of the amazing bond I have with my teachers and teammates. Thanks to them, I have a place where I can truly be myself. 

Fun Fact: I was the first girl born into my dad's side of the family in 47 years.  

Kaitlyn Plemons

Hi! My name is Kaitlyn Plemons and this will be my third year on Show Troupe at Regency Dance Academy. I am 16 years old and a junior at Freeman High School. My favorite dance styles are hip hop and contemporary because one is fast-moving and high energy, and the other is expressive with softer moves. I have been dancing for 12 years and love dancing at Regency. The girls have become some of my best friends and I couldn't ask for better teachers. Dance allows me to express myself in ways that words cannot, which is why I enjoy it so much! Getting to exercise and dance with my friends has made being on the competition team so much fun!

Natasha Romero

Hello! My name is Natasha Romero. I've been dancing for 11 years and this is my third year on Show Troupe. My favorite style is contemporary. Dance is an outlet where I get to express myself through movement and disconnect from everyday life. 

Helen Rosenstock

Hi, my name is Helen, I am 13 years old, and I have been dancing for 5 years! This past summer, I moved to Virginia from New York. I tried a class at Regency Dance Academy. After that, I knew I had to sign up for classes! Everyone was so welcoming of me! Although I love all styles of dance, my favorite would have to be jazz. I love dancing at Regency because everyone is so supportive of one another!

 

Fun Fact: I lived in London for 2 years! 

Paige Schaffranek

Ramsey Slye

Hello! My name is Ramsey Slye and I have been dancing for 12 years. I am 15 and a sophomore at Freeman High School. I joined the RDA Show Troupe when I was 9 after 6 years of recreational dance. I have always loved hip hop and jazz. The fast movements and crazy facials call to me! However, after a few years of of competition, modern dance began to grow on me. My loving dance teachers have also opened my eyes to other genres and ideas! I have been assisting and teaching children's classes for over 4 years. The energetic personalities never fails to brighten my day! I enjoy dancing because it allows me to express myself without using words. Dance lets me de-stress and and exercise, all while having fun and exploring my artistic side. The dancers and teachers at RDA inspire me everyday. Being a member of Show Troupe allowed me to make lifelong friendships and meet my best friends!

Fun Fact: I love key lime pie!

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