Department: youth-dance-programs

Amy Schadt smiling in front of a window.
Tap and Musical Theater Instructor
Amy Schadt is an established dancer, choreographer, and teacher who has worked with Hama and the late Claude Thompson, and was lead dancer in various Jazz Dance LA productions.
Chair, Tap and Musical Theater
In Seattle, Denise Scheerer founded and performed with That’s Jazz, a Seattle-based jazz dance company.
Chair, Ballet
Kelly Ann Sloan has been Ballet Chair of the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts since 2014. She began her ballet training at the New Jersey School of Ballet, and then attended Indiana University School of Music where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Ballet and Outside Field in Journalism.
Chair, Voice Department, Voice Faculty, Musical Theater Faculty
Mr. Stevens teaches at the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts, where he has been Chair of the Voice Department since 2008.
Melinda Sullivan smiling in front of a window.
Tap Dance Instructor
Melinda Sullivan is a Los Angeles-based artist with a diverse career in dance, television, and theater.
Dean of the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute
Tracey continues to dedicate her efforts as a dance educator with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access to champion change. She has served on panels for MoBBallet’s annual educational symposiums (2019, 2020, and 2022) and has worked with colleagues at Dance USA School Directors Affinity Group to share learning around culturally responsive teaching practices to better support faculty.