Faculty

 

Phyllis R. Guy – “Miss” Phyllis is the founder and owner of Phyllis Guy Dance Center which opened in 1976. The Dance Center has been successfully teaching the art of dance to hundreds of students. For over 40 years Phyllis has progressively been training in the art of Dance including 35 years of teaching Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Pointe, Hip Hop, Acro, Musical Theatre, Ballet Productions, Drama, etc. Phyllis is a member of several National and Chapter organizations including Dance Masters of America, (where she is Past National President), Dance Educators of America, and  Louisiana Association of Dance Masters, Chapter 6.  Phyllis completed 3 years at DMA’s Teachers Training School in Buffalo, NY and is currently an Administrator, learning the most up-to-date choreography and modern methods of teaching the art of Dance. She has judged local, regional, and national dance competitions throughout the United States. Teaching dance has always been a passion, especially seeing the passion transferred to students and watching them grow into beautiful, talented dancers. Motivating Young People, Enhancing Lives, Building Character.

 

Julie G. Sharp – Julie began dance at the age of 2 and hasn’t stopped yet. In 1996, Julie proudly achieved her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from LSU School of Dentistry, following she achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from LSU Baton Rouge. Julie continues to teach dance, while practicing dental hygiene. She has taught dance for 14 years at PGDC. She is currently associate director at PGDC and is proud to be a student and assistant to her mother, PGDC owner, Phyllis Guy. She has studied throughout the United States including New York City and Los Angeles. She is very proud of her numerous groups and soloists receiving highest honors at the national level. Her passion is Tap, but she enjoys teaching those of all ages in the subject of ballet, tap and jazz. She is also a member of Dance Masters of America and Louisiana Association of Dance Masters and is currently serving on the LADM Board of Directors.

 

Office Manager - Kathy Addison 

 

Instructors

 

 
 

 Shene' Ashley -

Sarah Bates Camp – Dance has been a part of Sarah’s life since she was only 2 years old. A few of her accomplishments include Teen Miss Dance of Dixie, Teen Miss Stars of Tomorrow, Miss Starpower, and scholarships from Tremaine Dance Convention, Company Dance, and Dance Masters  of America that allowed her to travel across the country, studying with Master Teachers and Choreographers, such as Debbie Allen.  Sarah has been a teacher and choreographer for Universal Dance Association as well as a local choreographer and dance coach. She is a member of the nationally recognized "Lionette" dance team at Southeastern Louisiana University.  Sarah is inspired to share and educate students on the art and athleticism of dance, at the studio that shaped her own life.  Along with being a dance teacher, Sarah is a Registered Nurse and mother of two sons and one daughter. 

 

Hope Fields Carline - Hope has been a student/teacher at PGDC studio for 25 years.  She is a honor graduate of Louisiana State University in Elementary Education.  She now teaches third grade at Tanglewood Elementary.  You may have seen her in the rolls of Chip, (Beauty and the Beast), Lilly (Annie), and The Genie (Alladin) in PGDC's annual recital.  She loves dancing and sharing her passion for dancing with her daughter, Samantha, and her students. 

 

 

 

 

Yanee Charoenpap - 

Lauren Domingue -  

 

 Dr. Amanda McCann Holland -

 

Samantha McCartney - Samantha is a graduate of Live Oak High School and is currently a sophomore at LSU majoring in Child and Family Studies.  She has danced at Phyllis Guy Dance Center for 16 years and was a part of their company for 10 years.  She is excited to be teaching and share her love of dance at the studio where she grew up.  Over the past several years, Samantha has been cast in prominent roles in the PGDC's annual dance recital; including, "Ariel" in "Little Mermaid" and most recently as "Fairy Mary" in the 2010 production of "Tinklerbell".

 

 

 Glen E. Meynardie has a diverse background in the field of dance. After training with Kelly’s Dance Academy and Mobile Ballet in Alabama, Glen performed in Disney MGM’s Indiana Jones Stunt Show and on USA’s series “Mortal Kombat” as a stuntman. He has danced on Celebrity Cruises and for Opryland Productions, and has been a principal dancer for several professional modern dance companies in N.Y.C and Washington D.C.


Glen holds a B.F.A in Dance Performance and Choreography from The University of Southern Mississippi and trained at the American Dance Festival at Duke University and at the Bates Dance Festival in Maine. While at ADF in 2004 his performance in the International Choreographers Concert received positive reviews in Dance Magazine. Glen has studied with and worked with an endless list of respected dance professionals in the classical and commercial dance world. He also has been featured in Dance Magazine and Dance Teacher Magazine. 

Since returning home from New York Glen has become one of the most sought after teachers and choreographers in the Gulf Coast area. He brings a unique blend of emotionally charged; humanistic modern/contemporary movement and improvisation to young dancers across the southern states and also teaches tumbling, jazz, ballet, modern, strength/conditioning and hip-hop. Glen is the former Artistic Director/Choreographer of Moving Images Dance Company and was the Director of Dance at John L. Leflore Magnet High School in Mobile, AL. He has also served as a judge and master teacher on the convention and competition circuit. He has been a Guest Artist at George Washington University, The University of Southern Mississippi and was on faculty for the Mississippi Dance Festival. Glen is also the owner of premeditated Dance projects.

His choreography has been recognized with numerous entertainment, choreography and critics’ choice awards. His students have been awarded numerous regional and national titles and scholarships and have been regional and national competition winners. Glen’s former students are pursuing dance careers in NYC, L.A, at Universities across the country, on college dance teams across the south and some can even be seen dancing or cheering for NFL and NBA teams. Currently Glen is a freelance teacher sharing his knowledge with dancers throughout the south on faculty at 3 studios and a guest teacher and choreographer at more than a dozen more on a yearly basis. Glen’s love for dance is the driving force in his life, his passion for educating young dancers is what keeps him happy, humble and hopeful for the future of every dancer he encounters.

 

Katie Yarborough Skupien -  

Yanee Charoenpap -  

 
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