He began his training in Dayton, Ohio with Ann O'Hara and the Dayton Ballet School where he danced pre-professionally with Dayton Ballet II. Adam also studied with the Virginia School of the Arts, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Pontecorvo Ballet Studios, and Burklyn Ballet Theater.
During his professional dance career he danced with the Ballet Theater of Maryland, Charleston Ballet Theater, Ballet Tennessee, and the Charleston Ballet of West Virginia. In 2002 he was asked to dance in Scotland at the Festival Fringe, where he danced the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland.
Adam has choreographed both classical and contemporary works for Burklyn Ballet Theater, Wilmington Performing Arts Studio, Columbus Modern Dance Company, and the University of Dayton Dance Ensemble.
Adam is a Power Pilates certified Pilates instructor and holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from the Ohio State University.
Adam is excited to begin his 3rd year with us at Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics.
"I am blessed with the ability to share my knowledge and love of dance with others. When I watch my students dance, I am overwhelmed with pride. I know this is what I am meant to do. If my students walk away with love and appreciation for dance, and confidence in themselves, I have done my job. Dancing just makes you feel good. Everybody should feel the freedom of movement!"
Erika is currently a company dancer with Columbus Dance Theatre and has choreographed for CDT’s Dancers Making Dances and was a winner of the 2014 Columbus Dance Fellowship. Erika is passionate about her dancing, teaching, and choreography and is excited and grateful to be part of the DDC&G teaching staff!
"As a past student of Dublin Dance Centre and Gymnastics, I love being able to help my students find the same confidence and self-growth that I found taking classes here. Being able to express yourself through movement is the greatest joy, and I am very blessed to be able to share this passion with my students."
JAIME KOTRBA WILSON
Martine’s students have studied and trained with Boston Ballet School, Houston Ballet Academy, Ballet West, Cincinnati Ballet and American Ballet Theatre among others. Graduates have been accepted to study dance with The Ohio State University, Indiana University, Ohio University, University of Michigan, University of Cincinnati, Ball State University, University of Oklahoma and Trainee positions with BalletMet, Joffrey Chicago and Louisville Ballet.
This is Martine's 8th season with DDC&G.
(MARY) CLAIRE PLUMMER
A Columbus native, Kristina trained at the New Albany Ballet Company and at the Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive programs. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati with a B.F.A. in dance where she studied on scholarship. While working towards her undergraduate degree she danced professionally as a member of the Tulsa Ballet II and the Louisville Ballet and performed as a guest artist with the Dayton Ballet and Kentucky Ballet Theatre. After graduating Kristina danced for three years with the Festival Ballet Providence in Rhode Island and also worked with Colleen Cavanaugh’s contemporary dance company Part of the Oath Dance Theater as a performer and instructor in her outreach after school program.
Kristina has enjoyed teaching and choreographing for students of all ages for over ten years in Columbus, Cincinnati and Rhode Island. In addition she has been an instructor at the Joffrey Ballet South Summer Intensive and the Festival Ballet Providence Senior and Junior Summer Intensive programs. She has received a Columbus Dances Fellowship award for choreography and her work has been presented at the Columbus Arts Festival and the Tedx Ohio State University 2016 event.
Our approach to movement education is for the whole individual. Dance is an art form- expressed with the heart and soul. Our professional faculty understands the depth of influence they have on their students and know the power of experience they bring to the classroom can only be shared with an understanding and respect for each student.
Our youngest students (ages 2 ½-5) are taught through a unique creative methodology. Using themes and allowing for freedom in movement, Creative Dance and Creative Gymnastics classes give young students the opportunity to use movement as a tool for self expression. Teachers use the art form’s technique as a building block for this expression and young students leave the classroom acquiring skillfulness and fulfilled in their accomplishments.
Older students are exposed to more traditional approaches as their capabilities advance. All classes are divided by age and skill level to ensure the optimum experience. Teachers guide students through mechanical details and individually help each find the artistry within. Safety in the classroom for all students is extremely important. All gymnastics teachers are trained in spotting and safety practices.
Advanced students are challenged with high expectations and a focus on the students’ personal goals. Students preparing for Pointe work, must be physically examined by an orthopedic doctor, and technically prepared for the demands of this achievement. Intensive program students are encouraged to study more than one art from, giving strength in diversity and helping them to excel in summer intensives, in college and beyond. Our Education Director aids students by constructing personalized plans of study and recommending realistic paths toward their goal.