Cindy began dancing at the age of 4 and became a dance instructor at the age of 15. She taught for 9 years at The Dance Studio in Orange Park under the direction of Linda Strickland while finishing high school and college. In 1985 Cindy was first runner up in the Miss Clay County Pageant with dance being her talent. During college she studied dance at Jacksonville University for one year and as soon as she graduated from the University of North Florida she opened her own business and took her talent to daycares offering parents the convenience and joy of their children dancing without the commute. Once Cindy began teaching high school, she added the role of dance team coach and led both the Clay High Devil’s Dance Team as well as the Golden Girls at Fleming Island High School. Cindy married her high school sweetheart, David, on May 17, 1986 and has 3 incredible children.
Ramsey began dancing at the age of seven years old under director Amy Lowe of the Performing Arts Center of Tallahassee. Mostly trained in ballet, her extensive dance background also includes pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, acrobatics, modern, musical theater, and hip hop. As she continued her dance career, she competed in many local, national, and even international competitions all over the country. Ms. Brightman still holds the 2007 “Miss Young Senior” Title for Dance Educators of America in Orlando, Fl, and the title for “Miss International Dance Challenge” in 2004. She was chosen to dance and compete with the American Academy of Ballet under Mignon Furman in New York City, and she also received a full scholarship to attend Dance Educator’s of America’s month long ballet seminar in Las Vegas, NV. Here, she studied at the University of Las Vegas with Mia Michaels, Juan Sanchez, and Suzanne Ferrel. Ramsey also participated in the Moscow Ballet Nutcracker as it toured the Southeastern part of the country. Now, Ramsey teaches several types of dance all over the Jacksonville area, and her choreography has received prestigious recognition and special awards. She graduated from University of North Florida in 2015 with her Bachelors in Health Science. When she’s not at the studio, Ramsey pursues her full time career working as a certified personal trainer at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, where she hopes to continue her education to become either a physical or occupation therapist.
Lauren McClure, Instructor
Lauren began dancing at the age of 4. She has trained in ballet, contemporary, pointe, tap, jazz and hip hop. She danced on both the Green Cove Springs Junior High and Fleming Island High Dance Teams. She has competed at several local competitions and has participated in numerous conventions to expand her dance experiences. She has been an instructor at All-Starz Dance Studio since 2003 and spent 3 years as a Jacksonville Jaguar Cheerleader. Lauren graduated from the University of North Florida majoring in Elementary Education, is currently a teacher at Shadowlawn Elementary and married her high school sweetheart, Kevin, on May 7, 2012.
“Dance has been my passion since the first modern class I took with Linda. I have been chasing that dream ever since and I am extremely excited to share my passion for dance with your children.” ~ Cindy
Emily Poli, Instuctor
Emily is a student at Jacksonville University studying for her BFA in Dance while also working towards a minor in Kinesiology. She has been dancing for about 9 years, with experience in ballet, modern, and jazz. For the majority of her career, Emily has a large focus on ballet, with knowledge of the ABT curriculum as well as the Cuban training method. She has danced in roles from The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, and Don Quixote, but now that she has been with Jacksonville University’s dance department, she has had the opportunity to perform works choreographed by Paula Weber, Michael Lomeka, Katie McCaughen, Brian Palmer, Antonio Brown, and Lana Heylock. She has also had the opportunity to take master classes with Jennifer Archibald, Suzanne Farrell, Miguel Perez, Eric Rivera and several others who have all pushed her to explore her limits and diversity as a dancer. She looks forward to spreading her knowledge with younger dancers and breaking the mindset that every dancer can only specialize in one style.
Madison Terhune, Instructor
Madison started dancing at All-Starz Dance Studio at the age of four. She is trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, tap, hip hop, and lyrical. She continued her dance training and began competing in many regional and national competitions, as well as taking classes from many well known dancers and choreographers. She started teaching at All-Starz Dance Studio in 2017. She currently is pursuing a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of North Florida and wants to continue her education and become a pediatric occupational therapist.