Kathryn (Katie) Roy
Miss Katie is a Wichita native who has committed herself to the Fine Arts and the positive effects it provides in the community. A graduate from Wichita State University with a BFA in Dance, she has been able to travel the world performing while learning from many extraordinary and talented artists. Kathryn has danced in multiple states such as Kansas, New York, North Carolina and Missouri. She is a former member of the Wheat State Dance Collective, has performed as a Company Member in the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company, performed in the New York Jazz Choreography Project, toured throughout Italy for the US Troops and also danced for Twyla Tharp, in one of her World Premieres. Kathryn is dedicated to sharing her passion and knowledge with the next generation while also providing an environment where young dancers can thrive and grow.
Brennon Madrid, originally from Colorado Springs, CO, began his career at a young age in acrobatics, eventually adding in other forms of movement training including: tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop. He moved to Lawrence, Kansas to continue his training in dance at the University of Kansas, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. He has had the privilege of working with Thodos Dance Chicago, Lindsay Hawkins from MADCO in St. Louis, LaneCoArts, Justin Giles from Soulescape and many more. Returning to his former “studio home” at ADA, he is excited to take on the role of Company Operations Director and continue teaching the next generation of dancers.
As a sixth year teacher, Emily teaches dance at ADA and Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts. Emily obtained her BFA in Dance Performance in 2021 from Wichita State University. Being part of Wichita State’s dance department allowed Emily to work with guest artists like Jammie Walker, Mary Lyn Graves, and Darrell Grand Moultrie. Emily performed with Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre in shows such as Kansas Dance Festivals, annual concerts, and traveling to Paseo Performing Arts High School. Outside of WSU performances, Emily performed with Ballet Wichita for six years in their Nutcracker, (four as a soloist). She also was a guest artist for Newton Dance Connections their inaugural year as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Further training includes summers spent with The Big Muddy Dance Company, Ririe Woodbury, Dante Brown, faculty from the University of Utah, and drop in classes at New York institutes such as Broadway Dance Center, Peridance, and Alvin Ailey.
Bailey Buchanan is a senior BFA dance major at Wichita State University. She began dancing at 3 years old and has 8 years of teaching and choreographing experience at The Pointe School of Dance and Andover Dance Academy. At WSU she has been involved in multiple dance films, attended the National Dance Education Organization’s 2022 Atlanta Conference, and performed multiple times with Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre. She has been the Marketing/Social Media Manager for the WSU Dance Program for 2 years and is in her fourth year on the Shocker Dance Team where she has been recognized by the National Dance Alliance as a Collegiate All-American. WSU has allowed her to travel and compete nationally, perform, choreograph, and most recently work closely with renowned choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie.
Liberty Joy was raised in Casper, Wyoming after being adopted at a young age from China. Liberty soon discovered her love for dance through local studios where she would continue performing until she graduated high school. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with minors in Music Theatre and Sociology, as well as a certificate in Commercial Dance at Wichita State University. Some of Liberty’s favorite shows she has performed in include Spring Concerts (WSU), A Midsummers Nights Dream (Ballet Wichita), and A Chorus Line (WSU).
Piper Patterson is currently a senior at Wichita State University pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Dance. She grew up dancing in the mid-west at Little Steps Dance Studio in Seneca, KS. During her time at Wichita State, she has performed in various films and concerts with Wichita Contemporary Dance Theater. Her time at WSU has been well spent training in multiple styles of dance under not only the guidance of the truly inspiring dance faculty but guest artists as well including Darrell Grand Moultrie, Hui Cha Poos, and Charlotte Boye-Christensen. When she isn’t taking class herself, she is sharing her dance knowledge with students of her own at Andover Dance Academy.
Madison was born and raised in Wichita, KS where she began her dancing career at Young World Dance Studio from ages 3-18. Madison then spent three years at Wichita State University, where she was on the Shocker Dance Team for one year. She then made a career change and is now attending Butler Community College for pre-nursing. She is excited to be back in the dance world, as she took a two year break, and is ready to dive back in! Madison is also excited to gain teaching experience and making ADA her second home.
Hayley was born and raised right here in Andover, Kansas. She graduated in 2023 from Andover Central High School and is now getting her degree in Business Management and Leadership. Dancing has always had a place in her heart, from dancing around her house, to being in musical theater in high school, or on the competition team at ADA. Hayley loves to share her passion with the younger dancers and watch them grow in the dance world. She looks forward to being a part of the ADA family in a whole new light as a faculty member and first time teacher.
Emma is a sophomore in high school at Andover eCademy. She has been dancing since she was three, and started at Andover Dance Academy in 2017. She plans to continue to dance throughout her high school years. Emma has been apprenticing classes for 4 years at ADA and she absolutely loves working with young dancers! She is very excited to begin her first semester of teaching and can not wait to see what is to come.