Elite Feet Dance Studio

Elite Feet Faculty

Gay Lynn Meadows
Owner / Director

Gay Lynn is the Director and Owner of the Elite Feet Dance Studio. She has been teaching and choreographing for the past 38 years, in the techniques of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pointe and Lyrical. Besides being the Dance Director at Elite Feet Dance Studio Ms. Meadows is the Director of the Elite Feet Dance Company.  […]

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Jennifer Shipley
Instructor

Jenn has been at EFDS since we opened in 2005, and has taught with Gay Lynn since 2000. She teaches Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Ballet and Tap. Along with teaching responsibilities she has worked with the Elite Feet Dance Company choreographing and rehearsing competition numbers. Several of Jennifer’s pieces won top scores as well as choreography […]

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Whitney Courtney
Instructor

Whitney Courtney joined EFDS in 2007. She is a 2008 graduate of Shenandoah University where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Education, leading to her Virginia teaching license in dance for K-12. Following a comprehensive training program, Ms. Courtney also received her Pilates Mat Certification from the Pilates Method Alliance. During her […]

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Karen Ferguson Wall
Instructor

Ms. Ferguson Wall is a native of Frederick County and joined EFDS in 2007.  She has been involved in dance and gymnastics since the age of 2.  She has been teaching dance for over 10 years at various studios in the Frederick area.  Along with her teaching responsibilities, she has previously served as co-director of […]

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Victoria Darby
Instructor

Victoria Darby began dancing at 5 years old. She was a part of a dance ministry called Anointed Dance Ministry based in Prince George’s County. At the age of 8 she joined the company Adageé Divine, which is where she started her formal training in ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical, hip-hop, and African. For the next […]

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Amanda Brandenburg
Instructor

Amanda began her dance training at age 5 in the Frederick area and has been dancing ever since. She was a member of the Urbana High School Dance Company and joined Elite Feet Dance Company for her last two years of high school. Amanda then attended the University of Maryland-Baltimore County as a full Linehan […]

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Joanna Gibb
Instructor

Joanna Gibb joined Elite Feet Dance Studio in 2011. She is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. She is an Air Force dependent daughter and therefore studied dance all over the country, including in Colorado Springs with the Ormao Dance Company. She has performed in many shows, […]

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Lisa Irvine
Instructor

Lisa began dance at the age of 3 in central Virginia at a local community center. By age 5 she knew dance was for her and has worked hard to hone her skills ever since. She spent 5 years at a wonderful studio in Warrenton Virginia studying Ballet, Jazz and Modern and then auditioned for […]

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Katie Moore
Instructor

Katie Moore is a teacher and a independent working artist in the tri-state area. She primarily works with the Advanced Theater Studies Students in the Arts and Communications Academy housed at Governor Thomas Johnson High School. A graduate of the University of Maryland College Park with degrees in both Dance and Theater. Katie started her acting career at the […]

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Gabriella Di Giuseppe
Gabriella Di Giuseppe
Instructor

Gabriella Di Giuseppe (DMV-based dancer/choreographer/instructor) is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland, where she attended as a Creative and Performing Arts Scholar, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance focusing in performance and education. In addition to her training at UMD, she has also trained and performed with Culture Shock DC, DyNaMic […]

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Zaneta McKoon dance teacher
Zaneta McKoon
Instructor

Zaneta McKoon was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but grew up in Carroll County, Maryland.  She took her first class at the age of 6 and became hooked, performing in national and international ballet competitions during her high school years. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Dance at the University of Maryland […]

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Visiting Teachers
Visiting Instructors

Elite Feet Dance Studio recognizes the value in having a wide variety of educational experiences. That is why EFDS frequently invites visiting teachers. These teachers visit during the regular schedule or during the summer to give workshops, intensives and other classes. Our students benefit from learning new techniques and receiving fresh feedback from these professionals. […]

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