Talented, creative and caring instructors are the backbone of Wilson School of Dance.
Our inspiring teachers know how important it is to give individual attention to each student at all levels whether they are a new beginner or experienced dancer pursuing dance in college or as a career. The teachers here amazingly have over 90 years of collective teaching experience!
Our teachers love kids and have a passion for sharing their love of dance with each student from beginners to advanced. Their dedication and passion for teaching is what parents and students comment most on and remember long after the classes are over. They fill the dance rooms with kindness, support, and encouragement. It’s this positive impact that helps students develop confidence and build a healthy lifestyle, plus a love for dance they can enjoy through college and beyond.
Director Juanita Wilson continues with her passion for teaching everyone from the little Princess Ballet students to the advanced dancers. The numbers barely seem real but when we got to calculating it’s true - Juanita has taught over 18,000 students and choreographed over 1200 dances! She leads and mentors our staff of quality instructors.
The kids love Ms. Lynn (Tap, Jazz) discipline and warmth as she continues with us for 25 years. She consistently gives of herself to make sure students understand steps and feel successful. Her love of people and passion for dance shines!
Ms. Joely comes from a stellar dance background in LA she is a UVA student minoring in dance (Princess Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theater) has been teaching with the school 4 years and is an inspiring, expressive choreographer. Students love her innovative chorography and keen eye and warm smile when teaching.
Terrance T. (Tap) is here for a 4th year teaching awesome rhythm tap sounds. His energizing teaching style motivates the tap dancers. Adults/teens love his style that comes from early years with Debbie Allen in California and performing dance in professional shows.
Ms. Sydney (Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary) comes to us from Northern Virgina. An energizing teacher, she brings awesome hip hop and a fun style to her classes.
Ms. Lea is happy to be here for a second-year teaching (Princess ballet, Pre dance and Ballet/Broadway Jazz). She creates an organized, warm and caring atmosphere for the little dancers. You may recognize her from our performances as the “one that does all the fancy turns”. The little ones adore her!
Ms. Mia also returns to her second-year teaching (Pre dance, Jazz/Ballet) her nurturing and positive approach helps students feel comfortable as they learn her dynamic choreography.
Ms. Ashton comes from the Virginia Beach area and is an experienced teacher. For the older dancers she teaches (Ballet, Musical Theater, Jazz, Lyrical) and for the little ones (Parent and Me, Pre dance, Princess Ballet). She has awesome technique and inspiring choreography.
Ms. Kimia, (Princess Ballet) Kimia provides a sweet nurturing demeaner for the little ones. She loves all styles of dance and is a dynamic performer with a passion for teaching dance to the little ones.
Ms. Sarah, (Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary and Jazz/Tap), an experienced teacher, new to the Charlottesville area, she brings energy to her classes along with a keen eye for detail in technique while keeping class fun!