Price Performing Arts Center

Ms. Nicky is the Co-Director of the regionally celebrated Atlanta Chiefs Cheerleaders and was a dancer with the world renowned NFL Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Having performed in several Super Bowls and Playoff Championship games, Ms. Nicky was also a member of the notable NBA Dallas Mavericks Dancers, as well as the Captain of the Dallas Desperados Arena Football Cheerleaders. A technically trained dancer of 14-years, Nicky is a native of Manhattan, New York who has also choreographed for leagues such as the NBA, NFL and AFL. She began her dance training with Dance Theater of Harlem and ultimately received multiple scholarships with Alvin Ailey, Gus Giordano, Tremaine, LA Dance Force and a few other revered and acclaimed companies. She has also served as the Dance Department Director at North Atlanta High School and has instructed classes in ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, and pointe at several local Atlanta area dance studios and centers for dance education. As an actor (film, television and commercials), a few of her national and regional accolades include: The WB station's "One Tree Hill", recurring role on the Lifetime Channel's "Army Wives", "Fighting Temptations", Nicky also guest-starred along side Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson and Sophie Okonedo in the critically acclaimed book written by Sue Monk Kidd turned movie "The Secret Life of Bees", "Marry Me" starring Lucy Liu ,"Playing the Field" starring Gerard Butler from the movie "300", "Reed Between the Lines" starring Malcolm Jamal Warner from "The Cosby Show" and Traci Ellis Ross from "Girlfriends", the made for TV movie, "Firelight" playing the wife of Academy Award Winner Cuba Gooding Jr. for whom she has worked with twice and recently, Nicky booked a recurring role on the hit show "Powers" and "The Vampire Diaries. A couple of Nicky's National theatre journeys include: "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" as Mrs. Potiphar/Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain, "Kiss Me Kate" and West Side Story as "Anita". PPAC is pleased to have Ms. Nicky join our staff instructing classes in ballet, technique, and jazz.
indy Indya Childs is a native of Atlanta and has been dancing most of her life.  Indya attended the dance programs at Valdosta State University and Kennesaw State University.  She completed her dance studies in May of 2013 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Dance; with a concentration in Ballet.  She has instructed and choreographed at local area Atlanta dance studios.  She currently performs professionally with the T. Lang Dance Company and has performed as a back-up dancer for gospel awarding winning duo “Mary Mary” in 2013.  In addition to her many accomplishments in dance, Indya was featured in national magazine publication “Dance Magazine” article entitled “Top 25 to Watch in 2015”.  She will also be a featured dance model for dance costume company “A Wish Come True” in their dance costume catalog.  Price Performing Arts Center is proud of our PPAC Alum, as Indya spent some time training in our program.  PPAC is excited to have Indya join our staff instructing ballet, jazz, contemporary, and technique classes.
indy Jade Clark is a native of Atlanta and has extensive training in the dance disciplines of ballet, jazz, hip hop and modern. Upon her completion of studies at the Mt. Zion High School Fine Arts Dance Magnet Program, she enrolled at Kennesaw State University where she participated in an international arts program where she studied abroad at the National Taiwan University of the Arts in 2013, and received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Dance during the summer of 2015. Jade has served as Artistic Director at Sandy Springs School of Dance and Performing Arts, Company Assistant with Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, and Dance Instructor with Smyrna Community Dancers. Jade will be joining our PPAC Artistic Staff instructing dance classes in ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern.
Erin Gillum is a native of Detroit, Michigan.  Erin received her training at Dillard University, completing the program with a BFA in Theater Arts, minoring in Speech Communication.  Her training also extends to the Alvin Ailey Junior Training program and the Cecchetti Council of America Teacher Training School.  Erin's performance career includes Sea World and Disney World in Orlando Florida, and Mickey's Rockin Review in Asia, Australia, Italy and the US.  Erin currently shares her gifts and talents as the dance director at Drew Charter School, as well as instructing at other local dance programs.  
Price Performing Arts Center welcomes Ms. Zubaidah Guy as a new hip hop instructor for our program!  This will be Ms. Guy’s first year with our program and we are excited to have her be apart of our artistic staff.  Ms. Guy is originally from New York where she received extensive training and experience in dance, choreography, dance instruction, and film production.  She has instructed and choreographed for numerous New York based dance companies including but not limited to Genesis Dance Company, Blok TV, Seasons Dance Center, and music artists “Tanay” and “Sharp”.  During the year of 2001, Ms. Guy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Production and Minored in Dance from Hofstra University.  Ms. Guy is excited to share her background with our PPAC students and instill versatility in their hip hop training.
Briana Mathis begin her dance training at the age of five in Atlanta, Georgia at Price Performing Arts Center. Briana has won several platinum, high golds and overall high scores at various dance competitions. In 2012 she was accepted into Darton State Dance Company at Darton State College in Albany, Georgia. While at Darton, she was chosen to choreograph a modern/contemporary dance which was called "Donne Forte" which means "strong women". The dance made it to ACDFA semi finals. Briana's favorite dance quote is "dance is the hidden language of the soul" by Martha Graham.  It is Briana's goal to inspire and motivate the students of PPAC in the manner that she has been trained; thus contributing to the artistic growth and development of the young artists.
Mistye Momon is a native of Atlanta, GA. After studying dance at College Park School of Dance in College Park, GA, she became more interested in gymnastics. Mistye trained and competed with the College Park Tumbleweeds USAG competitive gymnastics team for eight years before retiring as a level 8 gymnast. During that time, her love for dance resurfaced as she was accepted into the dance department at North Atlanta School of Performing Arts. There she toured with the nationally recognized Tour Show Company, training under various choreographers, and attending studio classes around the city of Atlanta. Her passion for dance landed her a job as a professional dancer for R & B group TLC and music artist Monica, as well as a dancer for the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. Mistye is a graduate of Georgia Southern University where she danced with the National Dance Team, Southern Explosion, for four years. She competed in the NCAA and UDA National competitions and was named most valuable dancer for three consecutive years. While studying education at Georgia Southern, she was a member of the dance troupe QUEENS. She then went on to choreograph for music artist Pressure (Splakavelli) and singer lil’ Will (Looking for Nikki) as well as securing a spot in Culture Shock’s Choreographer’s Showcase in San Diego, California. In addition to coaching at InFlight Gymnastics in Decatur, GA and College Park Gymnastics, she choreographs the girls’ competitive floor routines. Mistye joins our PPAC staff as Tumbling Instructor.
Aldawna Morrison, Jr. began his dance training at the age of nine.  He has danced with the Atlanta Ballet, Donald Byrd the Group, Complexion Ballet, the Elisa Monte Dance Company and the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company.  After many years of dancing and touring the world, Mr. Morrison decided to pursue a teaching career and further his education.  Aldawna currently instructs ballet for our pre-teen through advanced levels, as well as our performing company technique classes.  He has served proudly on the PPAC artistic staff for the past 8 years.
Nicole Patterson is a native of Atlanta.  She trained for 12 years at Price Performing Arts Center where she later became an apprentice instructor. She has received numerous awards for her outstanding work as a dancer. She has trained in ballet, tap, modern, pointe, jazz, African, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop; and has extensive performance experience in parades, concerts and competitions. Nicole participated in the 2002 Alvin Ailey six week summer intensive program in New York City. She is an alumnus of Tri-Cities High School where she was a Varsity cheerleader and a member of the Dance Magnet program. She now works as a Pre-Kindergarten Teacher in the metro area.  Nicole also currently is a member of the Price Performing Arts Center Pre-Professional Company VISIONS, and instructs PPAC classes in ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop.  Nicole is a diverse dancer who has a passion for the art and continues to share her gift with everyone through both education and dance.
Rosoe Sales is a graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance.  He continued his training as a fellowship student at the Ailey School.  Mr. Sales began his professional career with The Dance Theater of Harlem and performed with the Metropolitan Opera House in Porgy and Bess.  He is an original member of the Atlanta-based Ballethnic Dance Company and a former member of the Atlanta Ballet.  He has performed with the North Carolina Dance Theater, Greensboro Ballet, and the High Point Ballet.  He is currently on staff instructing ballet and modern at the Atlanta Ballet Center for Dance Education, Price Performing Arts Center, Tolbert-Yilmaz, The Metropolitan Ballet, and Tri-Cities High School.
Erica Spear was born and raised in Decatur, Ga. She began her dance training at the age 4 at a local dance studio for 12 years. To further her dance training, she attended Price Performing Arts Center and was a member of the senior division in the performance company for 2 years. During her 2 years at PPAC, She was the recipient of The Rising Star Scholarship awarded through the Price Arts Foundation, Inc. Erica’s training includes, ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, hip hop, and African dance.  In addition with her formal training, she performed with the Southwest Dekalb Dancing Divas for 2 years, and also danced with her church dance ministry throughout the metro Atlanta area. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree at Clayton State University in Morrow, GA. 
Ciara White is a native of Atlanta. She received her early years of training at various dance studios. As she pursued formal and professional training, she transitioned to Price Performing Arts Center where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, pointe and hip hop for more than 8 years. As a PPAC student, Ciara was an active member of the Price Performance Company. In addition to her dance training, Ciara is a gifted baton twirler and was an active member of Georgia's Youth on Parade. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia where she was also a choreographer for Pamoja Dance Company and a member of the UGA Red Hotz Competition Team. In addition to training up our youth in the arts, Ciara serves a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines.
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