Sidney-Clay Moser
Profiles

Sidney-Clay Moser

Sidney-Clay is a former AFAA Voice and Theatre student and is grateful to be a part of AFAA now as the Directors' Assistant in the Theatre department. Sidney-Clay’s passion for singing, acting, and creating motivates her to encourage students to use their talents for God’s glory. Currently pursuing a B.S. Degree in Fashion Design and a Minor in Music Performance from Liberty University, Sidney-Clay is inspired by her avid appreciation for classic black-and-white movies to bring back the fashions from the 1920s-1950s.

Marie Rouser
Profiles

Marie Rouser

Marie Rouser began dancing under Jo-Ann Stevens in Durham, NC, when she was about 9 years old. She graduated from Belhaven College (now Belhaven University) in Jackson, Mississippi in May 2007 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Minor in Dance. There, she studied under Cynthia Newland, Laura Morton, Britta Wynne, Stephen Wynne and many others. She volunteered as a counselor for the USA International Ballet Competition Dance School in 2006 and 2010. Marie owned and operated her own dance studio in Hillsborough for 7 years then taught at Arts Alive in Burlington for several years before becoming their interim director in 2016. Over the years, she has taught ballet to a handful of ice skaters. She planned and choreographed many dances for herself and others throughout her dancing career and led dance/worship arts ministries at local churches. Marie was a ballet instructor at Hillsborough Cheer Dance and Gymnastics for the past 2 years where she also served as a coach for one of the competition teams. Marie is passionate about teaching dance and making sure children, teens, and adults learn correct ballet technique to help them excel as a dancer. 

Susanna Sutton
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Susanna Sutton

Susanna has been dancing since the age of three. She is classically trained in the Cecchetti method of ballet and also has experience in pointe, tap, jazz, and modern dance. She has had the opportunity to take classes at UNCG and The University of Wales Trinity Saint David. She has over fifteen years of teaching experience with all ages and levels and has had the opportunity to perform internationally with the Project Dance in Israel, Gathering of the Artisans Conference in Asheville and Germany, and various other mission opportunities abroad. She is passionate about her family and being a supportive wife to her wonderful husband, Sam, and a mother to her three children, Joseph, Charlotte, and Colette. Her heart is to spread the gospel and glorify God through excellence in dance.

Acro
Project

Acro

Acro is short for "acrobatics," and it uses strength and flexibility to perform gymnastic-based tricks. At AFAA, our goal is to train our dancers so that they may incorporate these skills into choreography in their dance classes, which is why students must enroll in either a Ballet or Jazz class as a co-requisite when enrolled in an Acro class.

Both of our Acro classes are taught by Ms. Laney Lee, who has been trained and is certified by Acrobatic Arts. The classes will focus on safety, flexibility, strength, beginning and finishing positions, and proper body, foot, and leg positions. Acro I will work towards will include splits, bridges, forward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, round offs and starting walkovers. Acro II will continue to fine-tune and build upon these skills as well as add more as each class demonstrates their readiness to do so.

To be sure the students possess the strength and flexibility needed to begin the skills, the first few months will focus heavily on conditioning exercises for flexibility, balance, strength, and coordination so that they will be able to safely move into learning the basic skills above the second half of the year.

In order to enroll in Acro, students must also be enrolled in either a Ballet or Jazz class, or have had completed 2 years of Jazz.