Erin Rebecca Adcock (Dancer) has been dancing since she could walk, whether in a studio, her room, or on stage. She attended Murphy Dance Studio starting at the age of three, and remained until her teens. She was reintroduced to dance while attending Darton College. She has performed many times on Darton’s campus. Erin is now a second year dance major at Darton College with plans of continuing her dance degree at a four-year University.
Catherine Jenkins (Choreographer/Dancer) is a choreographer, dancer and teacher. Her background is predominately liturgical where she incorporates African, ballet, mime, and modern dance types. Catherine has led several dance ministry teams in the cities of Albany and Columbus, Georgia. Her goal has been to build and repair through biblical principles as it relates to dance, so that each individual can display an inner beauty through expressions within a spiritual setting and beyond. Catherine currently holds an AS in social work and will graduate in the spring with an AA in dance.
Joana Lindsey (Choreographer/Dancer) was born in Panama City, Panama and has been studying and performing dance since the age of eleven. Upon moving to Albany, Georgia in 2001, she became a member of an African dance club called Imani Dance Troup which was later renamed Basha Dance Collectives. Basha performed at many events such as family reunions, fashion shows, black history programs, and others in Albany and the surrounding areas. After Basha was concluded, Joana went on to join Studio 101 to take ballet and jazz classes. Studio 101 later became The Albany Harlem School of Dance and established a competition dance team. In February 2006, the team competed at the Star Systems Competition in Athens, Georgia and won 1st Place Gold in both the Variety and Duet categories. The team also performed at the Kids Expo in February 2006 at the Albany Civic Center. She was a member of the Adult Praise Dance Ministry at Church of Deliverance Christian Center, Inc., and was later appointed as Director of the Youth Dance Ministry. Joana is currently a member of the “Urban Misfits,” a dance club that promotes creativity, individuality, and the fusion of all dance genres. In November 2006, the Urban Misfits won 1st Place in the Albany State University “So You Think You Can Dance” Contest. Her dance background and experience includes but is not limited to praise dance, African dance, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, tap, contemporary, modern, and cheer-dance.
Lisa Price (Choreographer/Dancer) is a Criminal Justice, Dance, and Business Education major. She will be graduating in Spring 2008. Lisa began dancing when she was a little girl: however, she never had training until she came to Darton College. She was a member of the dance team while in middle and high school. Lisa is now serving as the President of DCDC (Darton College Dancing Cavaliers). In the future, Lisa hopes to open up her own studio, where she can train and educate people about the art of dance.
2008 – Present
Marie Harper (Choreographer/Dancer) has loved dancing since she was a little girl. She has trained a total of ten years, eight of which were under the instruction of Leslie Hodges, who is the Director of Dance Theatre South and owner of the Camilla-Pelham School of Ballet. Marie enjoys many types of dance including classical ballet, contemporary ballet, modern, jazz, lyrical, as well as many other dance forms. She is currently working towards a dance degree here at Darton College. Upon receiving her associate’s degree, Marie plans to further her education at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida, to get a Bachelor of Arts degree. At some point in the future, Marie plans to open a dance studio of her own. Her backup plan is to become a movie actress. She hopes to be in a professional dance company, even if it means establishing one herself. Marie loves coming up with choreography and is constantly making up new dances. For this performance, she choreographed the ballet pas de duex called Agape, which means "unconditional love." She would like to dedicate this performance to her great-great aunt and uncle who were like a third set of grandparents to her family. Soli Deo Gloria.
Deroccus (Rocky) Harris (Dancer) is a student at Darton College, and he is majoring in dance and theatre. Rocky is part of the Darton College Dancing Cavaliers as well as the Southern Jo, a community dance group put together by local artists. He has been dancing as long as he has been walking and has been a choreographer for almost six years. He is currently working with Monroe High School Band Dance Line.
Regina Renay Harris (Choreographer/Dancer) is an anointed, prophetic praise dancer. Dance has always played a vital role in Regina’s life. She was a faithful member of the Monroe Comprehensive High School Dance and Auxiliary Unit, where she learned to execute various dance techniques, flag routines, and prop skills. There she worked with Eddie Morris, Pamela White, and Cynthia Divine. Regina continued her dance career at the New Fellowship Full Gospel Baptist Church and New Dimension Christian Church where she worked with Minister Alfefa Qutal Jones and Nicole Smith Reid and learned to use dance for the glory of God. In 2002, Regina became a choreographer for the Music and Art Division of the New Dimension Christian Church; here she produced various performances for special events, church services and outside functions. She was mentored at the time by Jackie Bell, who taught her how to be a true performer. Regina later attended Darton College and received her AA in theater under the direction of Jack Carroll. While at Darton she also took dance courses from Shelly Moore, who is also the choreographer and owner for Pink Slippers Dance School, and Michelle Oaks, who teaches ballroom courses. Currently, Regina has returned to Darton College to obtain a second degree in dance, and she has joined the Darton College Dancing Cavaliers. She is also currently a teacher education student at Albany State University and a faithful dance leader and choreographer for Victorious Life Church. In 2007, Regina founded Twelve Inspirational Dance and Theatrical Company located here in Albany, Georgia. The mission of her company is “We are committed to changing our world through the art of spiritual dance and theater.” This company’s motto is also to keep kids off the streets by teaching them to become creative, positive, motivated children by means of music, dance, and theater arts.
Brandon A ravago (Choreographer/ Dancer) is a pervious dance company member. He has been in two theater productions, Babes in Arms and Men, Women, & Other Crazies. He plans on attending Georgia State after graduating from Darton.
Laura Sullivan (Choreographer / Dancer) is a dancer for life. She has trained under the wonderfully talented Leslie Hodges of Camilla-Pelham School of Ballet and Dance Theater South since the first grade. Her experience is in ballet, hip hop, jazz, modern, and pointe. Dance has taken her on many excursions throughout her career, including USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi and Lebanon, Pennsylvania to model for Curtain Call Costumes Catalog. She has trained, performed, and competed in cities all across Georgia. Right now she doesn’t know where the years of dancing will take her, but is simply content with the happiness it brings to her in life and grateful for Darton’s Dance Department for giving her the opportunity to continue it.
Kyle Whitaker (Choreographer/Dancer) was born in Cordele, Georgia. Kyle’s background is in cheerleading. He started cheering in the seventh grade. At the end of the nineth grade, he joined the Tiger Allstar squad and has been there ever since. Kyle’s plans for the future are to get a double major: one in education and the other in dance. Kyle wants to teach middle school math and coach cheerleading.