Come experience the Not Just Dance difference! Our teachers are energetic, patient, invested in our students (100% present serving the needs of our students), consistent and role models.
Adriana graduated from Chantilly High School in 2017. She has always been a huge theatre nerd, and love spreading her love of theatre with anyone willing to learn! During her time at Chantilly, Adriana was able to step into amazing roles as well as win some awards. These include; 2016 Forensic State Champion for Storytelling and overall team State Championship, 2017 Overall Forensic State Championship for Comedic Duo, 2017 Theatre One Act state champion ship as well as Best actress in the state award. Adriana is a student at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Brittany is our Director of Marketing in charge of all marketing campaigns and social media. Brittany graduated from George Mason University with a degree is in Marketing with a minor in Art and a concentration in internet marketing. As a gifted artist, Brittany has also created props and set decorations for many shows. She was the Lead Paint Designer for Peter Pan (Not Just Dance), Little Shop of Horrors (The Alliance Theatre) and Grease (The Alliance Theatre). Brittany is also a certified Zumba instructor. Brittany is currently a member of the marketing team for the Justice Federal Credit Union. She brings her unique experiences in marketing, balanced by her theatrical and artistic talents, to help market our dynamic and growing demographics. Brittany is also a graduate of Chantilly High School where she took all 4 levels of art and both of the fashion marketing classes. She is a state DECA winner, representing Chantilly High School at the International Competition. She appeared as an actress/featured dancer in The Alliance Theatre’s productions of Oliver!, Music Man, Honk, Cats, Beauty & the Beast and Mulan, Jr. She was the assistant choreographer for Aladdin Jr (The Alliance Theatre).
Carla began her acting career as a young Girl Scout Brownie, offering dramatic interpretations of catchy camp songs. As a nine year old, she began competing in 4-H Talent Shows, locally and later at state levels. This led to roles in her community’s Little Theatre and high school plays. Though Carla studied Psychology and Special Education at Longwood University, she couldn’t stay away from theatre. After several cameo roles, assistant stage managing, countless hours spent on running, publicity, and FOH crews, Carla was accepted into Alpha Psi Omega’s National Theatre Honor Society.
Raising two children in Tokyo kept Carla away from theatre for a few years. But after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, she found her way back with a renewed spirit! She began by playing a double role in Tokyo Theatre for Children’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ and continued performing for the troupe while simultaneously co-producing the shows on a volunteer basis. She soon found herself as an elf and Mrs. Claus in Christmas dinner shows for Tokyo International Players.
Performing with World Family Club from Disney’s World of English, Carla spent five years in a variety of seasonal and traveling shows that took her to every corner of Japan. After arriving back in the USA in 2017, Carla joined Reston Community Players as Black Stache in ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ and was seen on stage with her son at the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival.
Emily is a professional actress and musical theater performer born and raised in NOVA heavily involved in local theater from a young age. She recieved training from Broadway performers and choreographers at The CAP21 Conservatory in NYC and was accepted into their Industry Practicum allowing her to work personally with Casting Directors and NY Agents. She also trained at a Meisner-based Acting Studio, the Maggie Flanagan Studio for Actors as a part of their 2 year Professional Acting Program. Emily’s most prominent credits include: Theater: Mamma Mia! National Broadway tour (ali) , Next to Normal (Human Race Theater Co., Natalie Goodman) , The Secret Garden (The Adventure Theater, Mary Lennox). Film/TV: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Dir:Amy Sherman Palladino with Amazon, Fan Girl #2) , Organic (short film by Joseph Stankus, Alice)