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Dance Instructors

Experienced and Dedicated Dance Instructors

Meet our dedicated team of dance instructors!

Debbie Dye, Director and Owner

Debbie Dye, Augusta Youth School of Dance owner and operator, believes in teaching children basic dance principles that will serve them well the rest of their lives.

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Debbie Dye is the owner of Augusta Youth School of Dance, one of the area’s preeminent dance schools. She is also one of our most experienced dance instructors. With over 40 years of dance and teaching experience, Debbie believes that the preschool age is the perfect time for children to learn basic dance principles and that this will serve them well the rest of their lives. She has trained thousands of students, primarily in the Augusta and North Augusta area, in ballet, tap, jazz, and fitness. Debbie Dye is focused on providing the best atmosphere of discipline, learning and fun.

April Storm Hartsell – Artistic Director

(pictured with Melanie Moore winner of SYTYCD)

I am very excited and honored to return for my second year as Artistic Director for Augusta Youth School of Dance.
April has been a student of the Art since she was 5 years old. April was Owner/Teacher/Director of Martinez-Evans Dance Studio for 24 years.  She worked with Mr. Johnny Carr for 16 years choreographing dances for the 4th grade at Brookwood Elementary to the Nutrcacker. She was a judge and Director for Dance Troupe Competition, Inc. for 14 years. She was an Assistant Choreographer for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies 1996 Summer Olympics.
She is, very, excited to produce “The Glass Slipper” introducing our parents and students to this magical world through Cinderella’s eyes.

Molly Sullivan – Dance Instructor

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Molly Sullivan began dance at the age of 2-1/2. She has now been dancing for more than 17 years. She began student teaching at the age of 13 and is now one of our lead dance instructors. Molly teaches ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop to children of all ages. When not dancing in the studio, Molly teaches in our outreach program in daycare centers. Here she teaches ballet and fitness to preschoolers. Her passion is to inspire and motivate young dancers to chase their dreams. Molly has been a tremendous asset to our program, bringing her positive attitude and energy into our studio. Molly looks forward to sharing her passion and style of dance with all her students.

Haley Sullivan – Dance Instructor

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Haley began dance at the age of 3 in Augusta, Georgia. She started out as a greeter, progressed to helper student teacher and is now assisting our lead dance instructors. She has danced at national conventions and has experienced training under master teachers. Haley has performed locally and nationally, but her love of dance led her to teaching children. She is an asset to our parents, children and studio staff.