Current Faculty and Staff

Our Faculty

Our talented faculty brings to Southern Strutt years of professional experience from the national stage, television, film, and Broadway as well as local productions.

Under their tutelage, Southern Strutt dancers have gone on to win numerous national titles and have appeared in national commercials, film, Broadway, television, music videos, Las Vegas productions, the national stage, and much more.

In 2007 Southern Strutt won the honor as national winners to perform at Radio City Music Hall. All members of the company were in the performance. Other productions include winners on the Ed McMahon “Star Search”, Lisa Canning’s “Destination Stardom”, and the TV hit “So You Think You Can Dance”.


Our Staff

Owner and Business Manager

Owner and Artistic Director

Office Manager

Co-Director of Company
Studio Costume Designer
Itty Bitty Company
Pee Wee Company
Petite Company
Company Acro

Leah Evans

Junior Company
Senior Company
Teen Company

Company Tap
Adult Tap
Razzle Dazzle Tap
BOSS Beats
Mini BOSS Beats
Mini/Shining Star Tap
Small./Super Star Tap
Preteen/Teen Tap

Erin Jaffe-Gardner

Elite Ballet Program
Itty Bitty Ballet
Pee Wee Ballet
Petite Ballet
Junior Ballet
Senior Ballet

Mini/Shining Star Ballet
Small/Super Star Ballet
All Star/Preteen Ballet
Small/Super Star Acro
All Star Acro
Preteen Acro

Razzle Dazzle
Tiny Rockstar Ballet
Tiny Rockstar Tap/Jazz
Tiny Rockstar Jazz
Broadway Babies
Wiggles and Giggles
Small/Super Star Hip Hop


Morgan Passman

All Star/Preteen Company
Mini Strutt
Mini/Shining Star Acro
Tiny Rockstar Acro
Tiny Rockstar Ballet
Shining Star Jazz
Shining Star Acro
Shining Star Hip Hop
Preteen Contemporary
Preteen Hip Hop


Bree Outman

Razzle Dazzle
Broadway Babies
Tiny Rockstars


TJ Daley

Musical Theater


Chris Aldeguer

Teen Hip Hop

McCall B

McCall Bethurem

Wiggles and Giggles
Musical Theater 1
Musical Theater 2
Musical Theater 3

Nicole Czekalski-crop shes in black

Nicole Czekalski

Junior Ballet

Allie Elsey

Small Strutt
Rising Stars 2
All Star/Preteen Company

Anna Porter

Anna Porter

Preteen/Teen Pointe
Junior Ballet
Teen Ballet

Stephen Fisher

Stephen Fisher

Musical Theater

Sakura Oka

Petite Pointe
Senior Ballet