Lynne Brinkley’s dance training began in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, where she studied ballet and tap. When Bowman School of Dance moved to Cherry Hill, New Jersey, in 1964, Lynne transferred to the Crystal School of Dance where she continued to study tap, ballet and completed one year on pointe. After five years of dance training, Lynne specialized in tap dancing. (Beginning in 1965, Lynne danced in many benefits and fundraisers throughout the New Jersey area. She also danced in U.S.O. shows at Fort Dix, McGuire Air Force Base and Philadelphia’s Veterans Hospital.) In 1969 Lynne continued her tap training at Anita School of Dance under the supervision of Anita Jimenez. In 1974, upon graduation from high school and entry into nursing education, Lynne discontinued formal dance training. In July of 1995, Lynne participated in a private internship with Anita Jimenez of the Anita School of Dance in preparation for the opening of The Tap Academy. Lynne was tested and certified by Dance Educators of America in March of 1998.
Audrey Brinkley began her dance training at the age of three and danced for 13 years at The Tap Academy. She also took lessons at The Academy of Ballet Theatre, Grace School of Ballet, and Lebanon Ballet School during that time. Her training has included tap, ballet, lyrical, jazz, musical theatre, hiphop, and modern dance. Audrey is a graduate of Anderson University where she earned a BA in Music Education and gained much training and experience in opera, musical theatre, and dramatic theatre. Audrey is currently teaching music to primary grades and writing choreography for middle and high school performances at Abu Dhabi International Private School. When she is stateside, she teaches Musical Theatre at the Tap Academy. Audrey was tested and certified by Dance Educators of America in March of 2013.
Miss Katie Camp started dancing at age four, fell in love, and never stopped! She began her training at Carmel Dance Center in tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, and musical theatre. She became a member of the Indiana Dance Ambassadors, a competitive team traveling the Midwest and South. At 13, Katie moved to Performer's Edge Dance Theatre. Here, Katie found her second home. A member of Edge Force Competition Team, Katie became a nationally ranked tap soloist and hardworking team member. She also became a student at the Ballet Theatre of Carmel, where she studied ABT and Russian curriculums. Katie holds a BA in Elementary Education from Purdue University and teaches at Rossville Elementary School. Besides dancing, Katie also loves singing, acting, and all things musical theatre. You can catch her in productions all around Lafayette and Indianapolis. Miss Katie teaches lyrical and ballet.
My name is Jordan Toby and I am currently a senior attending Purdue University where I will be graduating in the spring of 2018. I am majoring in Elementary Education and I hope to one day have the opportunity to teach in the primary grades. I come from an extensive dance background starting at the age of five. I danced at multiple studios including The Pink Slipper in Noblesville, Indiana and Performers Edge Dance Theater out of Carmel, Indiana. During my time at the studios, I competed on their competition teams both locally and nationally. I have dance experience in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary and lyrical. In addition to my ballet classes I have taken, I am certified in the Cecchetti Ballet Methods up to Grade 3. Dance is my passion, and I am looking forward to an amazing dance year.