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 2018-2019. 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 completing a Masters in Ballet Dance Education in 2019.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 1970DANCE 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 Forsyth Tech. 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 Methodist Church.
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. Most recently as a kindergarten teacher, having taught for eleven years 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 faith. 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 2005FAMILY: 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, 7 years dance training at Miss Joyce’s Dance Studio, teacher level master classes at Carolina Dance Masters convention for 6 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. She attended Carolina Dance Masters, Inc. Fall Convention and Winter Workshop in 2018 and holds a continuing education certificate from Dance Masters of America, Inc. She took her ballet exam in 2020 and is certified to teach ballet. 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 seventh 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 daughters.