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Grades 5-12. All-Girls Middle and Upper School.

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Grades K - 12. Coeducational Lower School, Grades K - 4 and All-Boys Middle and Upper Schools, Grades 5 - 12.

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TDC Faculty

Natasha Cooper: Artistic Director of The Dance Conservatory

Natasha Cooper 

has been dancing for over 20 years and received a BA in Dance and Arts Administration from Elon University. She is an ABT® Certified Teacher Primary through Level 3. Additional credits include: Parsons Dance Company intern, Broadway Dance Center, Baltimore School for the Arts, Elmhurst Ballet School, UK, Baltimore Actors Theatre Conservatory, and The American Academy of Ballet. Natasha currently directs TDC’s Company, teaches Jazz and Ballet I-Ballet IV. Natasha also teaches Middle and Upper School dance, directs Inertia, SPSG’s elite performance group, and is the choreographer for Upper School Musicals at SPSG.

Alaina Tary

Alaina Tary 

studied ballet and modern at Baltimore School for the Arts. She continued training at The Juilliard School under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, receiving a BFA in Dance. Alaina danced with Bowen-McCauley Dance Company for two seasons in Washington, DC. She performed in a number of Broadway reviews and pop shows, in addition to flying as an aerial artist for Celebrity Cruises. On board these ships, Alaina's cirque style led to a performing tour with the Ringling Brother's and Barnum & Bailey Circus. She toured with the world renowned "Radio City Rockettes" in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Alaina currently co-directs TDC’s Company, and teaches Jazz and Ballet. Alaina also teaches Middle and Upper School dance at SPSG.

Alayna Dutcher

Alayna Dutcher began her dance training at Balleraena Dance Studio in Sioux Falls, SD, in genres including Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and as well as being Company member. In January of 2014, Alayna was one of seven dancers in Freedom, a project based on women standing against sex trafficking in South Dakota. Alayna currently attends Goucher College to pursuing a Chemistry Major, Dance minor, and Pre-Med concentration. Alayna was a founding member in LiRa Dance Company and is now participating in her second year as well as the Hip-Hop team. She currently teaches Hip Hop, Acro and Stretching/Conditioning at TDC.

Julia Piper

Julia Piper is a dancer, instructor, and choreographer from Ann Arbor, MI, currently residing in Baltimore. She has been teaching dance for over 8 years and has trained in ballet, pointe, modern, contemporary, jazz, tap, musical theatre, African, and street styles. She is a graduate of Goucher College where she studied Dance, and Environmental Studies. Julia has had the opportunity to teach and perform in Maryland, Michigan, New York, and abroad in Germany and Italy. She is also classically trained in flute, voice, and theatre. Combining varied her interests in the arts and sharing that with her students is her passion.

Maya Basik

Maya Basik received a BA in Dance from Muhlenberg College. She studied in Arezzo, Tuscany under a variety of Italian and International Dance and Physical Theatre artists and professors. In 2013 she studied and performed with ClancyWorks, a resident company at Dance Place in Northeast DC. Maya has completed the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at Charm City Yoga. She currently co-directs TDC’s Senior and Junior Company and teaches Ballet and Contemporary.

Lindsay Hurley

Lindsay Hurley has 20+ years of dance training and performance experience. Lindsay has danced Royal Caribbean International performing in a tango production and two Broadway-style production. Lindsay graduated from Wake Forest University with her BS in Finance and a Minor in Dance, awarded the Presidential Scholarship for Excellence in Dance Performance all four years at Wake Forest. Other credits include dancing with the Alternative Dance Project, Maryland-based Contemporary company. She studied ballet under the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, jazz, tap, musical theater, pointe, and contemporary. Lindsay teaches Pre-Primary.

Amber J. Merrick

Amber J. Merrick received a BFA in Dance Performance from Towson University and had the pleasure of studying abroad at Palucca Schule Dresden in Dresden, Germany. She began her training at the Baltimore School for the Arts, and continued with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Miami City Ballet and American Ballet Theater. Professional credits include Die Theater Chemnitz, Oakland Ballet Company, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna and Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour on Broadway. Ms. Merrick has previously taught at Dallas Black Dance Academy and Supernova Dance Company. Ms. Merrick is currently teaching Ballet 1 and Ballet 1A.

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