Susie Bainbridge
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Susie Bainbridge

Susanna Michelle Bainbridge was born and raised in Liberty, NC. She has 3 older siblings, David Jr., Julia, and Josh, and 4 younger siblings, Sam, Becca, Rachel, and Abby. She was homeschooled at Ten Oaks Christian Academy. Susie has danced at AFAA since she was 4 years old (with a 2 year break), so a total of 13 years! She has taken classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, and, her favorite, liturgical. One of her favorite opportunities at AFAA has been being part of Rejoice! dance ministry for the past 5 years. She has had a variety of roles through the years in ballet productions including “Jennifer” in The Best Loved Doll, “Good Queen” in Snow White, and “Aurora” in Sleeping Beauty. When Susie is not at AFAA, she spends time as a caregiver for the elderly (including her Papaw for a couple of years), and for the last 2+ years, as a nanny for 2 sweet little boys. She also loves organizing, helping out around the house, and finding ways to see her new nephew, baby Jake! Susie is excited to be able to continue her time with AFAA, now as a Dance Instructor!

Savannah Blackburn
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Savannah Blackburn

Savannah Blackburn is finishing up her homeschool career this year while also pursuing her associates in arts degree at Alamance Community College. She has been a part of the theater community for the past 9 years and has worked in various capacities including Directing, Music Directing, Stage Managing, Choreographing, and Acting! Savannah is passionate about her faith and hopes to pursue full time ministry post college. She is so thankful to get to be a part of the Alamance Fine Arts Academy team!

Jeremy Troxler
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Jeremy Troxler

Jeremy and his wife, Nicole, are both Alamance County natives; were married in 2000, and have six beautiful children. Jeremy graduated from NC State University with a degree in Engineering, and is the President of Piedmont Metals in Burlington, NC.  He is an elder at Antioch Community Church, where he and his family have been members for over 10 years.  He and Nicole are thankful to the Lord for allowing them the privilege of directing Alamance Fine Arts Academy since 2017, and pray that all who enter the studio will feel welcomed and encouraged in Christ.

Elizabeth Sharpe
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Elizabeth Sharpe

Elizabeth has many years of teaching experience in dance with a background in ballet, modern, contemporary, and jazz. She began teaching in 2013 with Arts Alive Fine Arts Studio and continued with Alamance Fine Arts Academy. She has studied various forms of dance since she was little with her main focuses being ballet and modern, and she is Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) certified. She is passionate about bringing emotion through movement and inspiring her students to dance for their Creator’s glory.  Elizabeth lives in Graham, NC with her husband, Caleb, and dog, Stella.

Jessica Johnson
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Jessica Johnson

Jessica, a homeschool mom of 5, has enjoyed making music as long as she can remember. In 2005 she received her BA in Vocal Performance from Evangel University in Springfield, MO and has enjoyed teaching and coaching voice students since then.  She and her husband have lead worship together for over 20 years.  She has directed Homeschool Choirs in Rowan and Alamance County for several years.  She loves sharing her love of singing with the students of AFAA.

Katherine Childs
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Katherine Childs

Katherine fell in love with acting when her mother signed her up at 11 years old, and she has been passionate about it ever since. She has been acting on stage and in film for over 15 years. Katherine studied acting for the camera, cinematography, and lighting at the Center for Creative Media in Texas, and spent a year in Atlanta working in the film industry. She is incredibly excited to teach theatre at AFAA. Her credits include, Mrs. Beaver (“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”), Mary Magdalene (“Jesus of Nazareth”), Mrs. Gardener (“Pride and Prejudice”), and Susy Hendrix (“Wait Until Dark”). Katherine lives in Elon with her husband, Andrew, and their four children:  Arwen, Vivian, Remington, and Baby #4 due in December!