Meet our nurturing and dedicated staff that are fully committed to working together to turn your child's dreams into reality.   


Faculty and Staff

Amy DeShong (Owner/Director)

Amy is a national award winning choreographer recognized for her innovative and age appropriate choreography and high level of technique and discipline shown in her students. She has performed with International Ballet and Kiev Municipal Ukrainian Academy of Dance (Ukraine) as a Soloist.  She studied Historical dance at the Amherst Early Music Festival in New London, Connecticut, and was featured as a soloist in Charpentier's Les Arts Florissants, A. Scarlatti’s La Principessa Fedel, and Telemann’s Der Geduldige Socrates.  She participated in the International Ballet Exchange and performed in the National Theater of Opera and Ballet, Kiev (Ukraine).  Stage credits include soloist roles in Coppelia, La Bayadere, Le Corsaire,  Paquita, Nayada and the Fisherman, Francesca Di Rimini, A Soldier’s Tale, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker. 

Amy has trained and coached students for Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) and Universal Ballet Competition where her students have placed in the Top 10 and 12 of the Classical Division,  been invited to participate in NYC Finals, and received both full and partial scholarships to world class intensives.  

Davina Schnaar 

 

Davina is a certified instructor with the organization Cecchetti USA (CUSA) and has been teaching ballet since 2005. Under her tutelage, Davina’s students successfully complete national CUSA exams every spring. She holds a TC-2 with CUSA and is studying for her Associate. 

Davina trained in classical ballet for thirteen years in Indiana before moving to South Carolina with her husband. Here, she took on the role of artistic director, directing The NutcrackerCinderella and Jeweled, constructing ballet costumes, developing curriculum and winning grant awards from Greenville's Metropolitan Arts Council. As a dancer, her soloist roles included The Sleeping BeautyCoppeliaTarantellaGraduation BallThe Nutcracker and Cinderella. She participated in scholarship competitions and was awarded monies and top awards to university.

Davina earned a Bachelors of Arts in Writing from Indiana Wesleyan University and has been published in several magazines and literary journals. She is the mother of two children. 


Employment Opportunities

We are always on the lookout for passionate, energetic and experienced teachers to join our faculty. If you're interested in teaching please fill out the form below why you would like to join our inspiring team of teachers and email us your resumé detailing your experience at carolinadanceconservatory@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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