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AMANDA NIXON
OWNER & DIRECTOR

Amanda danced for 20+ years under the instruction of Verna (Purdy) Cross. She is trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop, clogging, belly dancing, and hula. She also devoted 18 years to gymnastics. Amanda has owned and operated Le Rose Dance Academy since 1994. Early in her career, she won several state and national dance awards including the National Championship at Tremaine Nationals in New York City. She performed on television for “Kids Around Town” for one year and was selected to perform in the Pan Am Games, as well as in Europe as part of a traveling company. She is a graduate and past faculty member of the Indiana State Dance Convention. She has been named top choreographer at the Indiana State Dance Championships. She taught dance classes for three years for the Franklin Community High School Winter Intensive. She is a graduate of Franklin Community High School where she was given the Outstanding Citizen award her senior, crowned prom queen, and cheered Varsity all four years. Her cheer squad made it to NCA Nationals in Dallas, Texas. She was named a National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) All American Cheerleader for three years. She worked with NCA for five years and was selected as part of the top 35 Veteran Cheerleaders in the United States. She was the assistant coach for Franklin Community High School’s cheerleaders for two years and coached for one year. She was a pre-school teacher for the Franklin Parks and Recreation Department and also ran their dance and gymnastics department for two years. She also choreographed musicals for Franklin Community High School including “Wizard of Oz”, “Oklahoma” and “Guys and Dolls”.

Her studio was selected to perform in the 2000 Indianapolis 500 Parade. They are also a six-time performer for the Indianapolis Circle of Lights. They have also won the opportunity to compete at the National level in Missouri and Ohio. Her students have several local, state, and national titles.

Amanda lives in Greenwood with her husband, Andy Nixon. She has one son, Tyler, a step-daughter, Hannah, and a step-son, Kyle. She would like to welcome all of you to our dance family.


MEET OUR STAFF
 

LRDA instructors are professionally trained and continue their dance education through classes, seminars and workshops.

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HOLLY HANDLON
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
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LAINEE BULLER
INSTRUCTOR
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KAITLYN HITZ
INSTRUCTOR
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MACKENZIE HANEY
ACADEMY PROGRAM DIRECTOR
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KYLE HAWK
INSTRUCTOR
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AMY BULLOCK
RECEPTION
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JESSICA RHINEHART-BUCHANAN
INSTRUCTOR
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WYNTER HAWK
INSTRUCTOR
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ERIKA HUFFMAN
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE
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HANNAH NIXON
INSTRUCTOR
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OLIVIA ALVEY
INSTRUCTOR

MEET OUR STAR PROGRAM MEMBERS

We are so excited to announce our BRAND NEW, totally revamped teacher assistant program! LRDA prides itself in our teacher assistants and student helpers that make our recreational classes possible!

The new Student Teacher Assistant Roles program will truly train and showcase our helpers, and we hope to create a future of role models and leaders.

It is our mission to provide a positive and caring environment for all dancers, and help facilitate the next generation of leaders and role models.

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MISS ABBY
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MISS IVY
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MISS MADISON
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MISS EMILY
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MISS JOVIE
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MISS MOLLY
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MISS EVELYN
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MISS KIMBER
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MISS SAMMIE
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MISS GENNY
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MISS LAILA
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MISS TENLEY
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MISS HAYLEIGH
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MISS LILY
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