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Alumni of Note
Successful Graduates of our Knoxville Programs


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Ashley Menestrina

Former Angela Floyd Schools Student and Angela Floyd Dance Company Member and Captain.

“I am truly honored and ecstatic to say that I am officially a company member with BARE Dance Company. This group of people has inspired me so greatly since day one and I can’t wait to dance alongside them.” www.baredanceco.org    https://www.facebook.com/baredanceco

“I am incredibly excited to announce that on February 27, 2015 I will get to perform my solo “Always a Creature” at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. This was only made possible because of your overwhelming support. You all really know how to make a girl feel blessed and loved. Stay tuned for more details, and in case you can’t make this show, I will be performing the same piece at The CURRENT SESSIONS on March 14 &15 alongside some sick talent. Thank you so incredibly much for the votes. I feel very lucky to have such inspiring people in my life.” – Ashley Menestrina

Performed 4 shows in Los Angeles with BARE Dance Company in March – 3 shows of VENOMOUS at Diavolo Performing Arts Theatre and one show of Drift at Celebrate Dance (performed at the Alex Theatre)

Performed my solo “Always a Creature” at the CURRENT SESSIONS. – chosen through an application process and performed twice at The Wild Project in Manhattan.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES:

Performing a piece for Julia Ehrstrand at the Peridance Capezio Center’s Gala on June 6th

Performing my solo one more time at Peridance’s student showcase on June 28th

I am going to Israel for three weeks in July to partake in Birthright but I will also be taking class at Batsheva and other studios around Tel Aviv.

 

Graduate: – Farragut High School 2010 & Point Park University 2013


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Ashtain Rothchild

Former Angela Floyd Schools Student and Angela Floyd Dance Company Member and Captain.

Toured: Japan from November 2013 – February 2014 with Hinton Battle American Variety Bang

Graduate: Webb School of Knoxville 2009 & Pace University 2013

McDonald Selznick Associates – Dancer New York, New York

Ashtain is currently under contract as “Captain Marvel” in the new show Marvel Universe Live.

The show opens on July 10, 2014 in Tampa, FL and premieres in New York on August 13, 2014. Ashtain’s Knoxville fans can catch the show while it is in Atlanta on Friday December 19, 2014 thru December 22, 2014 or Nashville on December 11, 2014 thru December 14, 2014.

The Official web site is www.marveluniverselive.com. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.

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Diana Bundy Warner

Former Angela Floyd Student and Angel’s Kickline Member.
www.dianawarnerstudio.com

Artist and jewelry designer Diana Warner has been creating art since her childhood in Tennessee.

In 2011, NBC-affiliate WBIR conducted an interview with Diana, on an episode of East Tennessee’s “Home Grown.” The feature chronicles the growth of Diana Warner from her Tennessee roots through 2011. Diana’s episode of “Home Grown” received such high ratings that it is still frequently aired.

Her designs have graced the red carpet at nearly every major award show and countless movie premieres. Her extensive client list from Blake Lively to Natasha Bedingfield, and appearances on hit TV shows such as ABC’s Nashville and all six seasons of the CW’s Gossip Girl, have made Diana’s designs highly sought after. Her jewelry can also be found on the pages of high end fashion magazines like Marie Claire and Lucky Magazine.

In 2012, Diana broke into the music world by creating jewelry lines for the legendary rock band STYX, singer/songwriter Hope Sonam, and country music superstars Tim Mcgraw and Faith Hill.

Diana has personally appeared on MTV Made, American Gypsy, Curvy Girls, and most recently touched millions with the story of her personal physical transformation on Ten Minute Trainer with Tony Horton.

The Diana Warner store was most recently featured on a new pilot starring America’s Next Top Model Whitney Thompson. Diana’s Jewelry was most recently featured in VOGUE Magazine’s Top 100 pieces under $100.00.


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Sarah Woods

Former AFS student and Angela Floyd Dance Company Member and Captain.

Since graduating Farragut High School in 2012, Sarah has been working towards her BFA in Dance. She spent her first year of college at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. There she was given the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Yoav Kaddar in his piece titled “Standing Tall,” and Keigwin+Company in their piece called “Bolero.” That following summer she moved to New York to participate in the Broadway Dance Center Summer Professional Semester. It allowed her to take classes from their esteemed faculty and learn about the professional side of the industry. This year, Sarah transferred to Pace University in New York to continue working towards a BFA in Commercial Dance. She just finished performing in Dance Out Loud, the dance department’s annual spring show.


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Morgan Lovelace

Former AFS student and Angela Floyd Dance Company member.

Morgan is a graduate of Hardin Valley Academy – 2011. She is currently studying Education and Dental Hygiene at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Morgan has also been a member of UTC’s dance team for 2 years, and the Sigma Kappa Sorority. She is currently on staff at Alicia’s School of Dance in Chattanooga, TN where she teaches ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling, lyrical, and acro. Morgan is also a co-teacher in the gymnastics department.

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Courtney Spencer

Former Angela Floyd Schools Student and Angela Floyd Dance Company Member and Captain.

Courtney currently a Junior at East Tennessee State University, majoring in Media and Communications with minors in dance and journalism. She also working as an Assistant Resident Director for ETSU’s Department of Housing and Residence Life.

Courtney danced on the Angela Floyd’s Dance Company for four years, which inspired her journey to a dance minor. Along with her dance courses at ETSU, Courtney on the Mountain Movers Dance Company, and the ETSU dance group Amalgam. She has been introduced to the joys of modern dance at ETSU, as well as Aerial dance, which she instantly fell in love with. Courtney is also currently in the advanced aerial course at ETSU which is predominantly aerial silks, with some trapeze and lyra.