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OUR TEAM

BECKY JONES
AMELIA ROGERS
BRANDY RAY

OWNER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

 

Ms. Becky has been teaching dance classes for over forty years.  She is an Atlanta native who has been dancing since the age of six.  Becky trained under Jack Epply and performed recitals with orchestration in the old Roxy Theater where Peachtree Plaza now stands.  Her studio has received many top awards at various regional competitions. Her company has performed at Disney World many times as well as on several cruise ships, and many local festivals. Although Becky excelled in several dance styles, tap is her forte. 

LOGAN TURNER

PERFORMANCE COMPANY INSTRUCTOR

 

Logan started dancing at Becky Jones School of Dance when she was eight years old. She joined the Becky Jones Dance Performance Company when she was 9 years old. She has been trained in tap, ballet, jazz, contemporary,lyrical, and musical theatre. In 2015, she graduated with honors from the International Baccalaureate program at Campbell High School. Throughout her dance career at Becky's she had the opportunity to perform at Disney World in 2008, the Smyrna Jonquil Festival in the fall and spring every year, and a variety of competitions. She currently attends Kennesaw State University.

PERFORMANCE COMPANY DIRECTOR

 

Amelia started dancing at Becky Jones School of Dance when she was two and a half years old. She danced with Mrs. Becky for sixteen years and was in company for fourteen years. Amelia is trained in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, musical theater, contemporary, and lyrical. In 2012, she received scholarships and recognition from various conventions including A.S.H., iHollywood, and Flow 40. Amelia is currently in her seventh year teaching tap, jazz, and musical theatre Company classes, and has been the director of the Performance Company for four years. Over the past few years, many of her dances have won achievement and high point awards at regional dance competitions. Amelia graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering in 2017 and currently works at Atkins North America. She is also a teacher at Pure Barre Woodstock. 

PERFORMANCE COMPANY INSTRUCTOR

 

Brandy graduated from The University of Georgia with a B.S. in Dance Education. She has been teaching for over 25 years around the Atlanta area specializing in ballet and contemporary. She has owned her own studio, as well as judging for the Governor’s Honor program for dance in 2010. She also received her certificate from Royal Academy of Dance for the primary levels in ballet. She actually began her studies as young girl at Becky Jones School of Dance and then went on to attain her degree and study from such teachers as Bala Sarasvati, Virginia Carver, Joan Buttram, Ruth Mitchell and Zanne Colton. Dancing with Core Concert Dance Co. and attending summer programs at University of Utah with the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Co. She is looking forward to another great year at BJSD.

GENEVIEVE COLANGELO

PERFORMANCE COMPANY INSTRUCTOR

 

A native of the Atlanta area, Genevieve has spent most of her life dancing. She attended a pre-professional school from ages 3-18 where she studied all forms of dance, but focused primarily on her Ballet technique. After high school she attended Kennesaw State University where she graduated cum laude with a BA in Dance. Having taught locally in the Atlanta area for over 5 years in multiple genres, Genevieve loves sharing her passion for all forms of dance with students and co-workers alike. She’s particularly excited to join the staff here at the Becky Jones School of Dance!

ELIZABETH GREEN

BALLET/TAP/JAZZ INSTRUCTOR

Elizabeth has studied all forms of dance with a forte in ballet. She grew up dancing at BJSD and has been a teacher or student for the past 25 years.  She was in the BJSD Performance Company until she graduated from high school. Elizabeth teaches tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, and lyrical. In the summers, Elizabeth is Director of the Princess Camps. Elizabeth is currently a high school science teacher. 

KAYLA KROEGER

TAP/JAZZ INSTRUCTOR

 

Kayla started at Becky Jones School of Dance at the age of two. She has been dancing at the studio for over 15 years and participated in company for 11 of those years. In 2005, she was able to perform with the studio at Epcot in Orlando. She has attended many dance intensives, such as iHollywood and Flow 40. Kayla has been teaching at Becky's since 2012. In addition, Kayla currently teaches our summer classes and assists with our summer camps. She has trained in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, musical theatre, contemporary, and lyrical. Kayla graduated in 2018, from Kennesaw State, with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She is currently an elementary school teacher. 

MATT DOBBINS

HIP HOP INSTRUCTOR

Originally a ambitious basketball player, Matt decided to pursue dance back in 2012 by auditioning for a local dance crew. Shortly afterwards, the crew dismembered to pursue a singing career. After already making the decision to drop everything to dance, he made the decision to pursue a career of his own. Matt, has been in 3 movies; his most recent being, Alvin and the Chipmunks. Dances for the talented Jacob Latimore. And of course travels the world as a member of, America's Got Talent’s season six finalists, iLuminate, and is now performing in their amazing Off Broadway show. Matt’s appreciation for the art of dance and love of music, inspires him to continuously create, expand and grow. Matt has been apart of the Becky Jones team for three years. 

SARAH KEENAN

BALLET/JAZZ INSTRUCTOR

Sarah started dancing at Becky Jones School of Dance when she was 4 years old and she joined Becky Jones Dance Company when she was 5 years old. She has been at the studio for 12 years. She is trained in tap, ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre. She is currently a senior at Metro Academic Studies. Last year, she was an assistant teacher for 3 and 4 year olds in ballet and tap. 

BROOKE TURNER

BALLET/JAZZ INSTRUCTOR

 

Brooke started dancing when she was two years old. She’s been dancing for 14 years and started company when she was four. She is a member with Becky Jones' elite performance company and is a senior at Hillgrove High School. She trains in tap, jazz, musical theatre, pointe, ballet, lyrical, and contemporary. Brooke has participated in multiple conventions including Flow 40, KAR, and Dare to Dance. Brooke currently teaches recital classes. She also has experience in assisting recital classes, and Becky’s summer camps. She is looking forward to teaching kids dance, and watching them grow into beautiful dancers.