Ashlyn Keller Sumner


Educational Philosophy

Success is achieved by overcoming failures and proceeding with enthusiasm and never losing sight of one's goal.  Through dance, you can challenge yourself in new ways, learn to accomplish what you once thought impossible and discover the gift of hard work and perseverance to achieve your dreams.  Come dance with us, create something marvelous and meaningful through movement and the arts.   

If you can talk, you can sing.  If you can walk, you can dance.

Spring Offerings:

First Block:  Intermediate Dance
Second Block:  Beginning Dance
Third Block:  Planning
Fourth Block- Advanced Dance- Musical Theatre (Honors)

Other courses offered during alternate semesters: Proficient Dance (Honors), Advanced Dance (Honors),  Advanced Dance (Honors) Special - Ballet Technique,
Choerography, Dance Therapy- Special Internships. 

What We Are Doing This Semester
Performing for the school and community is one of the highlights of our school year. 
Come out and catch one of our upcoming performances and events:

Open House Lecture- Demo- February 2 @ 6pm in the Dance Studio
Spring Arts Festival Dance Concert- 7pm in the KPAC

Want to be a choreographer?
      Wonders Lab meets every Thursday in the dance studio 3:30-4:00 for aspiring young choreographers to create dance pieces of their own.  
 Come join us!  


Coming this spring, A. L. Brown Arts Department presents
April 6 at 7pm, April 9 at 3pm
Kannapolis Performing Arts Center

Ashlyn Keller Sumner

UNC Greensboro  BFA Dance, Magna Cum Laude
UNC Charlotte K-12 Certification
National Dance Institute (New York City)  Teaching Artist Training

Teaching Experience

A. L. Brown HIgh School 2012-present
Children's Theatre of Charlotte (Choreographer/teaching artist) 2015- Present
NC Arts in Action (Chapel Hill, NC)  2009-2012
The School of the Charlotte Ballet  2001-2008
Duke University- Summer Youth Programs 1994-96
Durham Public Schools 1991-95
Cabarrus County Schools 1988-91

Contact Info: 
704.932.6125 x 22113
Office hours: M-F 8:00-8:40am, 3:30-4:00pm

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