About Us

Academy of Dance Dynamics is dedicated to enriching the lives of all students. We offer a diverse program where students may choose to dance as a form of recreation or strive to achieve a higher level of technique and performance skills. Whether the student's intent is to pursue a professional career, or develop grace and confidence as an individual, the cultivation of mind and body is fundamental to all.

We believe that the discipline, determination, and drive we instill in our students, stand them in good stead for the challenges they face, as they become adults. Our goal is to provide an environment that is both fun and gratifying for all of our students



STAFF

Renee Melanson

I have encompassed my life around the performing arts.  Some of the greatest experiences were due to my love of dance.  As a child, I trained in competitive gymnastics, performed with The American Entertainers, The Professional Children’s Theater, and The McDonald’s Kid Performers. I received a scholarship for dance in college. I have had the opportunity to travel abroad and perform with Extraordinary Students of America, The Devil Ray Dancers and the streets of New York are not unfamiliar.  I look forward to nourishing the love of the arts in each and every student.

Yulanda Minnifield is a Tampa native and danced on her school's color guard team. While on the color guard team, that is where she grew to love dance. She learned the basics in jazz and worked on her flexibility with color guard. She was on the color guard team for all 4 years of high school and was a captain for 3 years. She is excited to start her new journey at the Academy of Dance Dynamics!

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Caitlin Adcock is a recent graduate of USF and has been dancing since she was 6 years old and it has been a huge part of her life ever since. She started dancing in Ocala, FL at A Step Above Dance studio and over the course of 10 years where she became experienced in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and clogging. She was an assistant to several hip-hop classes for beginner as well as being on the performance team for several years! She attended the Tremaine Dance convention and trained under several amazing choreographers. During this time she was also a part of the dance team at Vanguard High School  Her senior year of high school, she attended Mary Ellen's School of Dance in Ocala, FL  when she discovered her love for contemporary and improv. In 2018, she moved to Tampa to attend USF and joined the Golden Bulls Dance Team. During her time with the Golden Bulls she was able to teach several hip-hop classes, win superior ratings and Gold level achievements at competition, perform in local events, participate in parades, perform solos and group dances at showcases, and make incredible memories with an amazing team. She's so excited to continue dancing and look forward to an amazing first year of teaching!

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Morgann Evette began dancing at age 5 at Danzsource (White Hall, AR). She is an experienced dancer and choreographer with 15+ years of training in various styles including (but not limited to) ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, hip hop, and pom. From age 7 to 18, Morgann was a competitive dancer and won numerous awards, scholarships and championships. While attending the University of South Florida for theater, she was a member of the Sundolls dance team for 2 years. During the same time, she joined VYB Dance’s adult company and placed first on World of Dance Atlanta 2017. In 2018, Morgann was awarded a scholarship to train with Joffrey Ballet at their Hip Hop intensive in LA. She is currently a member of the Florida Sunsations Cheer Team and captain for VYB Dance Company.

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Brenna DeLucia is originally from Reading, Pennsylvania where she began her love for dance at Roxy’s Dance Expressions at 5 years old.  She studied and performed Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Lyrical, Pointe, and Musical Theater for 12 years there under the tutelage of Angela Bugay, Sherry Hill, and Johan Cruz.  Brenna is very grateful for her time at Roxy’s Dance Expressions as they also provided her the opportunity to teach classes, strengthening her creativity and passion for choreography.  Brenna continued performing at the University of Tampa where she trained under Susannah LeMarquand and participated in the Dance Department’s  semi-annual recitals and was a member of The Spanish Dance Team.  Building on her love for dance and physical fitness, she is a certified Zumba instructor and led group classes at UT.  Brenna is very excited to share her enthusiasm of dance with the students at the Academy of Dance Dynamics.

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Gabbi Crane is from Brandon, Florida, and immediately fell in love with dance when she attended her first class at the age of 18 months.  She started assisting with classes at the age of 12 and landed her first teaching job at 17.  She grew up training in a variety of styles including Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, and Hip Hop.  Gabbi is currently in Aaron Tolson’s Speaking In Taps Company and is a captain of the Rhythm and Sole Tap Ensemble and  has been a member for 7 years. She has taught at a variety of studios and currently teaches at Contempo School of Dance.  Gabbi has performed at numerous events and shows such as Universal’s City Walk, Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel, Disney Springs and multiple venues in New York City. She performed at The Big Apple Tap Festival on 3 occasions including one self-choreographed solo.  Among Gabbi’s many accomplishments in other dance genres are her ABT certification and receiving her first choreography award in 8th grade. While attending a middle school dance program she started to focus on her interest on Tap dance and since has taken classes from and worked closely with many master teachers.  Gabbi is a full-time college student and plans to pursue a professional dance career after graduation.