HERE, the bond between art AND entertainment is understood AND explored.
At TAME Dance Academy our philosophy is to provide the highest quality movement education to aspiring dancers throughout the South Florida community.
Created in 2015, under the direction of Teddy Talbot and Luke Stockton, our program fosters beginner through advanced levels in ballet, jazz, modern, tap, pointe, hip-hop and contemporary programs for dancers ages 3 to Adults.
TAME instructors also mentor students who are interested in higher education and professional careers in the arts. While we offer the opportunity for select students to work in a competitive company, our goal is not only to win awards, but more importantly to create artists. The performance opportunities offered are meant to cultivate our students' technique as well as what they, as individuals, have to express as movement artists.
TAME's goal is to aid dedicated, passionate youth into becoming hardworking, responsible adults, through the practice of discipline and respect in the studio. With exceptional classes, various performance opportunities and exposure to renowned instructors, choreographers, and working professionals, our students have access to what is needed to excel as professionals in the dance world, from concert to commercial work.
CEO & CO-CREATOR
Teddy holds a BFA in Dance from New World School of the Arts/University of Florida. He furthered his professional training in New York City at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and the School of American Ballet. Teddy has traveled the world dancing for Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines as dancer, dance captain and production manager. He has worked with dance companies such as Florida Grand Opera, Miami Contemporary Dance Company, Dance Now! Miami and Florida Grand Ballet. Teddy recently served on faculty at his alma mater, New World School of the Arts, where he taught ballet and jazz. Teddy is currently the Assistant Director of the Miami Arts Charter Dance Department in Wynwood.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CO-CREATOR
Luke Stockton is originally from Prunedale, Ca. He received his Bachelor's of Arts in Dance from California State University, Long Beach in 2009. Thereafter, he has worked with Royal Caribbean Productions, Norwegian Cruises Lines, Kevin Black Productions, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, and Dance Now Miami. Luke is the Co-Founder of Talton Arts, a performing arts company dedicated to teaching quality dance and mentoring talented artists. Luke is currently on faculty at New World School of the Arts teaching in the Musical Theatre Department in both the High School and College Divisions.
Jenny is a Company Dancer & Rehearsal Director at Dance Now Miami. She holds a BFA in Dance Performance from Marymount Manhattan College & has worked with companies: RIOULT, DeXdance, and Gehring Dancetheatre. Favorite theater credits include: La Cage Aux Folles (Asst. Choreographer), Flashdance (Dance Capt.), Saturday Night Fever (Asst. Dance Captain), Chicago & On The Town. She is on faculty at Interlochen Arts Academy, on staff at VIP Dance Competition & works as a repetetiuer for multiple choreographers.