Kathryn (Katie) Roy, Owner
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.
Miss Emily is a current senior at Wichita State University obtaining her BFA in Dance Performance. Being part of Wichita State’s dance department has allowed Emily the opportunity to work with guest artists including Jammie Walker, Mary Lyn Graves, and Darrell Grand Moultrie. With WSU, Emily has had several opportunities to perform with Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre in shows such as Kansas Dance Festivals, annual spring concerts, and traveling to Paseo Performing Arts High School. Outside of school performances, Emily performed with Ballet Wichita for six years in their Nutcracker, four of those years she was a soloist. She also was a guest artist for Newton Dance Connections their inaugural year as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Additionally, she was a soloist for Metropolitan Ballet of Wichita for one season. Most recently, she was a member of Wheat State Dance Collective for their 2019 season. Further training includes summers spent with The Big Muddy Dance Company, Ririe Woodbury, Dante Brown, and faculty from the University of Utah. Emily is entering her third year of teaching dance and is excited to further the development of future dancers.
Courtney Wages is ecstatic to join another season with ADA as a teacher and choreographer for the 2020-2021 season! She is currently a senior at Wichita State University on a Performing Arts Scholarship where she is obtaining her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre with Dance as her Minor. At WSU, she has had the opportunity to work with Directors/Choreographers Amy Baker Schwiethale, Bradley Allan Zahr, Emily Orr, and Daxton Bloomquist choreographing and putting up shows for the past 3 years. In the past, she has trained in many styles one of her specialities being tap dance; hoofing with Sherri Hill, Broadway Style with Lynn Cramer, Chris Rice, Eloise Kropp, Amy Baker Schwiethale, and many more. She has had the joy of taking her pieces to KCACTF where she choreographed the entire Midwest region and offered multiple teachings of workshops. Courtney has also taught multiple masterclasses around the States in Tap, Musical Theatre, and Jazz. She also teaches and choreographs for multiple schools in the Kansas area and theatres back in OKC. Now let’s get those dance shoes on start DANCING :)