The Detroit Dance Center team of professional, nurturing experienced, and friendly dance instructors have a range of skills and expertise to share with our dancers.
Born and raised in the city of Detroit, Dominique began her dance journey at the age of 10. Studying heavily in Jazz and Modern dance, Dominique received her formal dance training at Detroit-Windsor Dance Academy, where she was a member of their Pre-Professional Dance Program and Teaching Assistant program. Dominique obtained an Associates of Arts degree from Schoolcraft College and specializes in Project Management.
With more than ten years of experience training dancers and choreographing for students ages two and up, Dominique is also known as a resource for concert planning, staging, lighting, logistics, and music editing. Dominique also holds a certification in Meditation from the Complimentary Therapist Accredited Association.
Jasmine began dancing at age 5 at Detroit-Windsor Dance Academy and hasn’t stopped dancing since. She received training in ballet, modern, hip-hop, and jazz there. While dancing there, she learned her love for teaching by being a part of the Teen Mentoring Program. She has performed locally, regionally, and internationally, representing Detroit-Windsor Dance Academy, Cass Technical High School, and Michigan State University. After graduating from Michigan State with her BA in Chemistry, she went on to teach in the Detroit Public Community District as a science teacher.
Her love for education and curriculum extends far beyond the classroom. After graduation, Jasmine returned to her roots and began teaching dance as an instructor at Detroit-Windsor Dance Academy. During the duration of her teaching, she obtained a Master of Science in Chemistry to extend her knowledge of Chemistry beyond high school. Jasmine has over ten years of experience in teaching and curriculum. Teaching children is truly her passion. Jasmine currently holds a certification in Horton Technique.
Linda put on her first pair of tap shoes at age 3. She competed in dance competitions locally, regionally, and nationally throughout her training, representing Sheryl's School of Dance in Novi, MI, and Wendy's School of Dance in Detroit, MI. After receiving a BBA in Accounting from Howard University, Linda worked in auditing for a Big 4 accounting firm and became an instructor at Detroit-Windsor Dance Academy, specializing in jazz and tap. Once accepting a position as an internal audit manager in New York, she simultaneously continued her dance training in ballet, hip-hop, and tap at Alvin Ailey Extension and Broadway Dance Center.
Linda has over 20 years of experience in training students in the art of dance, ranging in age from 3-adult, and has been choreographing pieces for various performances and competitions. Linda is an ABT® Certified Teacher who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She also holds certifications in the Acrobatic Arts and the Progressing Ballet Technique curriculum.
Ryan C. Harvey was born and raised in the city of Detroit and began his formal dance training at the age of 11 at Detroit-Windsor Dance Academy. With his amazing talent, Ryan quickly became a member of their Pre-Professional Dance Company and even traveled abroad to South Africa to perform. Continuing his love of dance, Ryan attended the Detroit School of Arts High School (DSA) as a performing arts major and was a member of the DSA Dance Workshop. As a workshop member, Ryan participated in All-City Performing Arts Showcase and Michigan Youth Arts Festival. Ryan began teaching dance in 2006 and was selected to be the choreographer for the stage play "Fatherhood," which premiered at the Detroit Opera House.
Ryan has over 15 years of experience training young dancers. As an accomplished choreographer and performer, he brings a wealth of knowledge about the dance industry and what it takes to have a successful career in dance.