Board of Directors- Brooke Bissell, Danielle Boe, Amanda Roa, Anthony Vito

Technical Director- Jeff Boe

The Company

 

Brooke Bissell grew up in Longwood, FL where she danced throughout her childhood. She has traveled around the country dancing and performed for several big names including the Backstreet Boys and Busta Rhymes. She even traveled to Paris to study dance abroad. In 2007, she graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in Television Production and a minor in Dance. Currently she works for My TV Tampa Bay as a Creative Services Producer and is a founding member of Shoes At The Door. Brooke continues to pursue her dreams of dancing and performing for audiences everywhere.

Danielle Boe graduated with her BFA in Modern Dance Performance from the University of South Florida. Upon graduation she enjoyed spending a summer dancing in Paris with fellow USF students and alumni.  Danielle is one of the original founders of Shoes At The Door Dance, Inc. and is incredibly proud of the company’s mission and continued growth. In addition to enriching the Tampa dance community with her work with Shoes At The Door, Danielle has enjoyed supporting the USF Dance Department for the last 6 years in her administrative role as Assistant to the Director.  Danielle previously assisted in developing a modern dance program at Jansen Dance Project and has performed with Bay Area Dance Company, at the Mosaic Dance Concerts, and at previous Four Days of Dance, NewGrounds, and Florida Dances. Danielle would like to thank her family for always being in the audience, her husband Jeff for all of his love and support, and her son Jasper for changing everything.

Laurel Frye  grew up in Dade City, FL where she studied dance at Blackwood Studios for 15 years. She is teaching modern and acrobatics at Blackwood Studios this year. She resides in Tampa, FL and is pursuing her Associates in Science in Business Administration at Everest University.  She has performed works choreographed by Michael Foley, Janis Brenner, Brittany Antle, Lindsey Wyrick, and Hope Goldman. This is Laurel’s sixth season with Shoes at the Door.

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Laura Mobley, Born and raised in a small town near Orlando, dance was first introduced to Laura at the age of three. This summer she graduated with a BFA with a focus in Modern Dance at the University of South Florida. During her education she recieved the Henry S. Parrish Scholarship and numerous talent grants from the USF Dance Faculty. In the summer of 2014 she was accepted into the USF Dance in Paris Program under the direction of Michael Foley and Collen Thomas where she studied dance in France for a month. Last fall, Laura was also invited to travel with faculty member, Jeanne Travers, to the Visionary Dance Company showcase in San Diego, CA and theCoCo International Dance Festival in Trinidad and Tobago to perform Jeanne’s choreograhy called, “Into Mergence”. Throughout Laura’s college career she has had the pleasure of working with choregraphers such as Bliss Kohlmyer, Michael Foley, Jeanne Travers, Paula Nuñez, Andrew Carroll, Robert Moses, Stephen Pelton, Heather Melaoney, Sarah Gamblin, Alonzo King and Xiao Xiang Rong. This summer she continued her training while attending the Robert Moses Kin workshop, Repertory Dance Theatre workshop, and BODYTRAFFIC’s three week program.

Amanda Roa, began her dance training in Ft. Myers, FL as a dance major at the Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts. In 2006, she received her B.A. in Dance Studies from the University of South Florida. She has taught Ballet and modern dance curriculum classes for Patel Conservatory Youth Ballet, New Tampa Dance Theatre, and America’s Ballet School. She has taught creative movement and tap for WEBBY dance enrichment programs in schools all over Hillsborough County. For over five years, she has enjoyed investing in the community by bringing dance outreach classes to those who would not ordinarily have the opportunity at places such as Redlands Christian Migrant Association Academy, Metropolitan Ministries charter school, the Parkinson’s Group at USF, the Alzheimer’s Institute, and classes through the Hillsborough County Library Cooperative. She is proud to be a founding member of Shoes at the Door and a current Director of the company.

Originally from the small town of Dunnellon, Fl, LaTisha Zeledon began dancing at the age of eleven at Victoria’s School of Dance. She attended Santa Fe College on an arts scholarship, where she became a member of the resident company, The Brown Dance Project, led by Rodney Brown. In the spring of 2010, LaTisha graduated from Santa Fe with her A. A. in Dance, and transferred to the University of South Florida, where she earned her B.A. in Dance Medicine. During her time at USF, LaTisha has performed in Le Sacre Du Printemps by Doug Varone, Lies Like Truth by Michael Foley, and a restaging of Talley Beatty’s Come and Get The Beauty of It Hot by John Parks to name a few. She has studied and performed in Paris, France under the direction of Michael Foley and Colleen Thomas.

 

Past Dancers

Erica Lessner, 2009-2013

Sadie Lehmker, 2010-2015

Dana Snell, 2009-2012

Allie Schnieder, 2009- 2012

Brie Hinman, 2009-2011

Madeline Fitzpatrick, 2012-2013

Esophia Higgins, 2011-2013

Nina Sawant, 2009-2010

Brooke Bradley. 2010-2011

Jennifer Petuch,2011-2013

Sean McDonald, 2012-2013

Tina Tidwell, 2009-2011

Loris Velazquez, 2010-2012

Della Thomspon, 2010-2012

Brianna Childress, 2013-2015

Mariya Colwell-LaFleur, 2012-2013

Tori Sarau, 2014-2015

Steve Jones. 2014-2015

Kelsey Green, 2014