Meet our dance instructors
We are passionate about our student's success in dance and in life. Children often look up to their dance teacher. We strive to make sure that what they are seeing is an example worth following. Our instructors use only positive, age appropriate music and choreography. And we promise you won't be embarassed at recital time - elegant, modest costumes only!
Young or inexperienced dance instructors instill bad habits in students that have to be unlearned in the future. This can lead to injury and other problems. Our instructors have degrees in dance and/or are members of professional ballet companies. They are dedicated to teaching strong technique. This commitment helps our students get stronger, avoid injury, and gives them the firm foundation they need to enjoy other styles of dance in the future.
Artistic Director Tiffany Cotton Willis has been studing dance for over thirty five years. Mrs. Willis is a Native of Jacksonville, Florida. She is a graduate of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Florida School of the Arts and Florida State University. Tiffany holds a Bachelor of the Fine Arts degree in Dance. She has been teaching dance to students of all ages since 1997. She has had the privilege of studing with world renown choreographers and teachers. Tiffany has performed in the National High School Dance Festival, the Florida Dance Festival and the American College Dance Festival. She had the honor of being a member of Arts Triumphant Dance Theatre where she danced professionally under the direction of Yvonne Salcedo Williams. Mrs. Willis is the founder of Destiny Dance Center and Destiny Dance Company. It is her desire to see lives changed for the glory of God through the art of dance.
Instructor Jamie Ulrich has had the honor of working in the world of dance as a teacher and performer for over a decade. She has danced professionally with Arts Triumphant Dance Theatre, East Coast Ballet Dance Company, East Coast Ballet Contemporary and currently with Unforced Rhythms Dance Company. Her training is rooted in Ballet but her love for dance spills over into Contemporary, Jazz and Musical Theater. Jamie has a passion for dance ministry and has been blessed to work with organizations such as Arrows International and the Project Dance Foundation. She has performed and taught internationally in Guatemala, Kenya, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Holland and Israel.
Tiffany Lee has been teaching dance for over twenty years. Tiffany studied at Switzerland Dance School where they encouraged her to “Praise the Lord with your Feet”. She received her minor in dance from the University of Florida and has also studied and toured with Ingredients Dance Company. She has used dance as ministry and cultural awareness in Peru, Dominican Republic, Brazil, and South Africa as well as Seaworld and industrials in the United States. While she enjoys most all forms of dance, jazz and tap are her favorite.
Tiffany has taught elementary school grades 1-5 for the past 12 years and this is her first year staying home with her new son, Caleb. This is such a blessing for her to spend this time being a new mom. She is excited to be teaching for Destiny Dance and encouraging young dancers to dance in freedom and joy.
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