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    Buford, GA
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Meet Our Staff

At Elite Dance Academy, we are proud to say that all of our teachers are highly educated and experts in their chosen craft. Their goal is to instill a sense of confidence and achievement in every student, and to provide an educational and exciting dance experience for all! Our faculty of dance professionals truly loves to teach - and it shows!


 
Bethany Doherty Cruze
OWNER | ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
 

A native of Georgia, Bethany Doherty Cruze has been teaching dance professionally for over 20 years, and has studied ballet, tap, jazz and pointe since the age of 4. After attending Brenau University, she discovered her true passion of teaching and inspiring the next generation of dancers.

Miss Bethany's top priority as Artistic Director and Owner of Elite Dance Academy is to bring out confidence in all students in a clean, well-organized and safe environment.


 
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Skyler Brennan
BALLET | TAP | JAZZ | POINTE
 

Skyler Brennan has been an avid dancer for 23 years, studying ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, and contemporary. She has experience teaching and choreographing for multiple competitions while in college, and has over 14 years of class choreography and teaching experience.

Skyler holds a Master's Degree in Epidemiology from Emory University and also works at the Georgia Department of Public Health as a Zoonotic Disease Epidemiologist.


 
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Darbie Duff
CONTEMPORARY | HIP HOP
 

Darbie Duff started dancing at the age of three and is trained in ballet, contemporary, and hip hop. She was a member of Dance Theatre Suitcase (DTS), under Gabriel Otrevel. She has had the opportunity to dance alongside Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel at the Jewish 200th Holocaust celebration, and to dance for the Queen of England during her visit to Jamestown, VA, as well as working with some of the most amazing teachers and choreographers. She also made it to the final cut of the TV show "Live to Dance". Dancing truly is Darbie's life and dream and she is thrilled to share this talent and passion with the world. She has also recently appeared in several shows and films including Scary Movie 5, Necessary Roughness, Vampire Diaries, Fast7, and The Originals.


 
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Kayla Muirhead
BALLET | POINTE
 

Kayla Muirhead hails from Atlanta, GA where she obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Dance from Brenau University. Her training at Brenau involved Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Tap, Jazz, Ballroom, West African, Modern, and Contemporary. Her academic studies included Pedagogy, Dance Production, World Dance Perspectives, Composition, Choreography & Production, and Dance History. Kayla has been given the opportunity to engage in classes and perform works choreographed by Robert Barnett, Maniya Barredo, Anthony Burrell, Tiffany Carson, Allyne Gartrell, John Magnus, Nicholas Pacana, and Nick Palmquist.

Miss Kayla has received scholarships from and taken part in summer intensives at the American Academy of Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Nashville Ballet, and the National Choreography Intensive as a student choreographer. Her love and appreciation for dance fuels her desire to attain and share the knowledge that has been given to her.


 
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