Joyce Slate Triche --- Director/Instructor:
EDUCATION - 10 years dance training at Dorminy Studios, including leading roles in
Ballet Guild Productions of Blue God and Giselle , BFA degree in Ballet from Texas
Christian University with minor in Theatre, performed in Sleeping Beauty,Kaleidoscope,
Brigadoon and Skin of Your Teeth, stage manager for Hamlet, and numerous technical
crews. Member of Dance Masters of America, Inc. certified by test to teach Ballet, Tap,
Acrobatics, Jazz and Modern and holds a continuing education certification from Dance
Masters of America, Inc by taking required number of hours of masters classes each
year. Mrs. Triche attended State Convention of Carolina Dance Masters Chapter #15
and Winter Convention in 2015-2016. She has completed four years of Teacher Training
School of Dance Masters of America, Inc. held in Buffalo, NY 2008 - 2011, graduating in
2011. She has taken post graduate work at Teachers Training School in 2013.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE - over 45 years of teaching experience including: NC Dept.
of Public Instruction Arts Enrichment Program, Ft. Worth, Texas Parks & Rec. Dept. Mt.
Airy Fine Arts Carnival, W-S YWCA, Dorminy Studios, workshops for preschool children
for Stokes County Arts Council, Master Classes for teachers in Children's Work for
Carolina Dance Masters, Inc., director and primary instructor for Miss Joyce's Dance
Studio since 1970
DANCE and BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS - Member of Dance Masters of America, Inc.
since 1972, having served Carolina Dance Masters Chapter #15 as a member of the
board of directors for five terms - Director of Performing Arts Competition, Co-Chair of
Solo Title Scholarship Competition, Election Committee Chairman and certified chapter
examiner for Ballet, Tap,Acrobatics, Jazz and Modern exams.
Member of King Chamber of Commerce
Named Business Leader of the year - 2009 by the King Chamber of Commerce.
Serving on the advisory committee for the entrepreneurship associate degree program at
FAMILY: Mrs. Triche lives in Walnut Cove. She is married to Ward Triche and they
have two children and three grandchildren. They are active in Stokesburg United
Susan Shelton - Vocal Instructor
EDUCATION - UNC-G degree in Early Childhood Education, music and voice training
TEACHING EXPERIENCE - Susan has been Choir director at Pinnacle View Baptist
Church Adult Choir for 18 years. She has also held numerous other positions in the church
for 25 years, including teacher and youth leader.
Susan has taught the vocal section of Musical Theatre class at Miss Joyce's Dance Studio
since 2005. Susan began her teaching career in public education in 1990 at Shoals
Elementary in Surry County. She has since worked in a wide variety of grade levels and
subject areas. She is currently a kindergarten teacher . This fall she will be entering her
eleventh year at Mount Olive Elementary. Susan has traveled to South Africa and Haiti to
sing, teach and learn from both children and adults in an exchange of music, culture and
PERFORMING - Sang with UNC-G's Woman's choir, Elkin Community Chorus and Vocé
appeared in the Surry County Arts Council's production of Sound of Music July 2005
FAMILY: Susan is married to Darrell Shelton. They live in King and have one daughter.
Jesse Morris - Jazz Instructor
EDUCATION - 14 years of dance training at various studios in south Florida focusing on
jazz and ballet, 6 years dance training at Miss Joyce's Dance Studio, teacher level master
classes at Carolina Dance Masters convention for 5 years, licensed to teach Zumba,
teacher training at Miss Joyce's Dance Studio. In October 2014 she passed her jazz
examination for Dance Masters of America, Inc. In November of 2014, she was obligated
and became a member of Dance Masters of America, Inc and Carolina Dance Masters, Inc.
Jesse is certified by test to teach jazz. In July of 2016, she attended Dance Masters of
America,Inc. Teachers Training School at Buffalo, NY. There she took over 50 hours of
classes in ballet, tap, jazz and modern. She received high scores on her level one evaluations.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE - assistant jazz instructor and substitute teacher at Miss
Joyce's for 2 years. The contemporary group number, Within, which she choreographed and
taught, won 3rd place overall senior recreational group at the CDM Performing Arts
Competition in 2014. The contemporary solo, Figure Eight which she choreographed won
second place senior recreational solo at the CDM Performing Arts Competition in 2016.
This is her third year as jazz instructor for Miss Joyce's Dance Studio
PERFORMING - Jesse has performed in numerous dance recitals, at the Stokes Stomp,and
in parades. She danced in a theatre production of West Side Story and in dinner shows
Manhattan Swings and Hollywood Escapades
FAMILY - Jesse is married to Roger Morris. They live in Rural Hall and have two
Jordan Turpin - Assistant Acrobatics Instructor
EDUCATION - Jordan had 14 years of dance training at Miss Joyce's Dance Studio including
acrobatics and jazz. She is currently attending Surry Community College with a major in
Pre-Physical Therapy and would like to pursue a dance minor.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE - Jordan was junior counselor at Dance Day Camp at Miss
Joyce's Dance Studio during high school. During 2015-16 Jordan assisted with spotting,
leading warm up, demonstrating skills and substitute teaching for five acrobatics classes per
week. This is Jordan's third year as acrobatics assistant.
PERFORMING - Jordan has performed in numerous dance recitals and parades. She has
competed with acrobatics and jazz groups at Carolina Dance Masters, Inc. Performing Arts
Competition, Tri-State Dance Contest and Marvonna Dance Competition.