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Meet Our Staff


Terri Anderson

Terri developed a love for dance at a young age, which has continued to grow over the years.  Her commitment to the arts drives her to pull the creative side in her students.  Terri graduated from Speedway High School and went on to become a Marian College cheerleader.   She studied ballet at the Indianapolis Ballet Theater and was a competitive dancer at the regional and national level.   At the age of 12 Terri was part of a winning duo at the National Starpower Dance Competition in Ocean City, Maryland.  She also went on to win distinguished performer of the year at age 14.  Through hard work and unrelenting dedication, Terri also earned a scholarship to attend the LA Underground Dance Workshop in Las Vegas, Nevada.  To further reinforce the abilities that she brings to the table, she has had the opportunity to work with and learn from multiple well-known dance choreographers.  Terri opened Sister Act Dance Academy along with her sister in February 2010.  She is very honored and excited to be sharing her knowledge, talent, passion and love of dance with her students for years to come.


Annah Emmert

Annah is delighted to bring her performing arts experience to Sister Act Dance Academy. Her dance adventures began at the age of 4 at a small studio located in Plainfield, Indiana. After one year of dance education, Annah began competing with her studio in various regional competitions across the state continuing on to national championships. Miss Starpower is among the awards she received during her pre professional career. Along with dance, Annah has studied music and theater as well as recreational and competitive cheerleading. Her theater experience includes performances in several shows at the Indianapolis Civic Theater, “A Christmas Spectacular” at Beef & Boards Dinner Theater, and “Annie Warbucks” at Footlight Musicals as Molly. Annah is a 3-time All American Cheerleader winner at NCA and went on to follow in her sister’s footsteps to cheer at Marian College. After a lifetime filled with performing arts experience Annah, along with her sister and business partner, opened Sister Act in 2010. Annah is pleased with the progression the studio has made over the last three years and looks forward to many more with her students here at Sister Act Dance Academy.


Brooke Endres

Brooke’s love of dance began at a young age and has grown ever since. Her diverse background in ballet, jazz, lyrical and musical theatre has made her an “in demand” teacher. Having formerly competed, she is now involved in competitive dancing through her students. Her students have continuously placed in the top at many competitions and received dance titles at regional and world competitions. Her fast jazz and creative choreography have been recognized at many competitions with numerous choreography and entertainment awards. In addition to choreographing for local studios, various high school dance teams and productions, she has also judged for numerous competitions.

It’s undeniable that Brooke’s energy and enthusiasm is, without a doubt, contagious to all those who meet her. She is very excited to be sharing her knowledge, talent, passion and love of dance with all of her students at Sister Act Dance Academy.


Ashley Bishop

Ashley started dancing at the age of 4 and continued dancing for 19 years. Her passion for dance grew as she got older and began studying different genres of dance, venturing off to dance intensives include Akron University, Fort Wayne Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet and University of South Carolina. After she graduated high school she was accepted to Wright State University’s dance program. Ashley studied tap, ballet, pointe, jazz and contemporary dance. During collegiate studies she also danced pre-professionally with the Dayton Ballet Company where she performed with the 1st Company. After 4 years, Ashley graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and a few short months after started teaching ballet, pointe, jazz and lyrical to young dancers. She is very honored and excited to be sharing her knowledge, talent, passion and love of dance with all of her students at Sister Act Dance Academy!


Terri Dickerson

Terri has worked at Sister Act Dance Academy since December of 2013 as an administrative assistant. She enjoys meeting new people and helping others. The environment at the studio has allowed her to build relationships with families as well as watch other friendships grow.


Angela Battiato

Angela started her dance career at the age of 4 years old. Her passion for dance continued to grow as she competed her first jazz solo, along with group performances at the age of 5. As she continued her dance career, she auditioned and made the Butler Nutcracker. Angela began assisting and teaching dance since the age of 11. She competed in many regional and national competitions. Besides dance competitions, she was the captain of the Roncalli Dance Team. While attending the University of Indianapolis, Angela continued to teach dance to pursue her passion. Angela has been teaching at Sister Act Dance Academy for two years. She is excited to see what the future hold for her at SADA.


Benjamin Shepard

Ben is from Annapolis, Maryland and is currently a Dance- Arts Administration Major at Butler University. He started dancing at the age of 11, since then he has trained year-round at L’Ecole d’ Danse, Ballet Theater of Maryland, and Butler University. He has also attended summer intensives at The Kirov Academy of Ballet (Washington, D.C.), Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Ballet Theater of Maryland, Washington Ballet, and Alonzo King Lines Ballet. He graduated from Annapolis High School in 2014. While there, he danced for the Annapolis High School Dance Company for all four years, and was awarded medals for being an All-State, and All-County Dancer his Junior and Senior year. He has performed with the Annapolis Dance Company in the Maryland High School Dance Festival, Regional High School Dance Festival, and National High School Dance Festival. He was also a member of the Chesapeake Ballet Company, where he performed leading roles such as Cavalier in The Nutcracker, and Prince Desire in Sleeping Beauty. He has performed as Arabian Soloist and Waltz Cavalier in Butler Ballet’s Nutcracker along with performing in Butler’s Mid-Winter Dance Festival and Sleeping Beauty. He is excited to share his knowledge and love of ballet with his new students at Sister Act Dance Academy.


Nicole Wallace

Nicole grew up studying tap, ballet, pointe, modern, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop, pom, improvisation, choreography, and tumbling. She began recreational dance at the age of four and then was inspired to join competition dance at age eight. Nicole also danced on the Avon Gold Varsity Dance Team throughout high school where she performed at numerous recitals, galas, games, pep rallies, and competitions. During her eleven competing years, Nicole won six national grand championships with her team and first place at Talent on Parade's 2013 Nationals in her jazz solo. Other awards Nicole has received include first place in solos at Bravo's regional competition, an award for standing out the most on stage at Bravo regionals, a KAR Dance Convention scholarship, a T.O.P Solo Challenge invite and scholarship, and the Distinguished Young Woman talent scholarship. Since graduating from Avon High School in 2016 with Academic Honors, Nicole has been attending the Kelley School of business at IUPUI with a major in marketing while working on the side as a dance instructor and choreographer.

 


Interested in joining our Teaching Team? Email us at info@sisteractdance.com.