Brittany D. Forrester- Owner/Director

Mrs. Brittany was born and raised in central Florida. She started dancing at a young age and was forced to quit in her preteen years due to a hip surgery she under went at 8 that took her 3 years to recover fully from. At 13 she joined Stetson University- Academy Dance under Kim Norman. She went on to become a demonstrator then teacher at 16. With the Academy of Dance she performed in the Nutcracker and various art festivals in the community. After high school she attended Florida State University majoring in Apparel Design to learn how to make costumes for dancers. She continued to dance in all non major classes and was apart of the Aqueous Myth: Tales of a Water Planet, a full evening of modern dance performed in a media-enhanced environment of projected video and surround sound. The first of its kind ever at FSU. After college she lived in South Carolina shortly then went to California and taught at various studios and dance programs for years including a non profit after school dance program that she built in the North San Diego County area. During this time she had her first child and moved to North Carolina where the opportunity arose to open DFOR. She has continued her dance education at  Millennium Dance Complex LA, Palomar College, Dance Teacher Summit NYC, Rhee Gold IDEA and Dance Teacher Web conference. Dance is a passion for Mrs. Brittany and is in her soul and she only hopes to be able showcase that love and passion to each and every single child she meets at the studio!

Thelia Miller- Assistant Competition Director

Thelia Miller is an Onslow County Native. Her dance career started at the ripe age of two years old. She began competing and did so until ten when her home studio had closed. In high school, she joined the Richlands Dance Company, the musicals, and marching band/color guard.

Her senior year for her senior project, she started a nonprofit dance program through her church. Since high school, she became a part of a Polynesian Dance Group and has attended Dance Masters of America training. Her choreography career started at a young age where she choreographed her cheer team’s competition routine. Blossoming from there to choreograph for the Color Guard and Richlands High School Show Choir. Thelia recently graduated from  Campbell University majoring in Early Childhood Education.

Dance has been a huge influence and her life and hopes to help influence others with the love, passion, and art of dance.

Morgan Bergeron- Instructor

Morgan Bergeron is from Luling, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Hahnville High School and was on the Hahnville Hi-Steppers Dance Team for 4 years and was also Co-Captain for her Junior and Senior year. Morgan has danced since she was 3 years old at Dance Company Ltd. While at DCL, she was on the competition team, an assistant teacher in high school and college and choreographer for the competition team for 2 years. Morgan was a staff member for American All -Star for 4 years where she traveled around the South-East Region teaching Junior high and High school camp routines, judged dance tryouts and worked at State and Regional competitions. Morgan graduated from UNO in December 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Management with a concentration in Human Resources.

Al Houston-Instructor

Mr. Al Houston is DFOR's resident Hip Hop Instructor. He is also a professional dancer with a dance team out of Philadelphia. Al also has many years of experience as a competitive cheerleading coach.  He brings a unique style of movement and a vast knowledge of choreography and commercial experience to the DFOR Team.

Katie Cox

Instructor/ Office Assistant

   When you see me around the studio you'll mostly see me with the babies! My passion for teaching and dance has led me to DFOR. I am 22 years old and have been dancing for 20 years! I began at 2 years old doing ballet and tap but eventually progressed into more styles! I was a competition dancer in Georgia from ages 12-17 and loved all the experience I gained from the competition world. My favorite styles of dance would have to be Jazz and Ballet! They are both so fun yet so challenging. I am a University of North Georgia graduate, with an Associates in Health Science. I am also currently attending Cape Fear Community College to pursue Nursing. Lasly, If I am not at the studio, you'll probably find me with my horse. His name is Jigsaw and I have had him since I was 9 years old! I am looking forward to the future with DFOR and meeting all the smiling faces in dance classes!
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