W E N D Y A T T I X
Wendy Attix is the owner and main instructor at Wendy's Dance Company. She is a very accomplished dancer, teacher, and choreographer. She started her training in Lakeland with Dale Bates as a child. She then danced in Bartow with Mamie Robinson for over 14 years, 12 competitively. She trained at Florida State University for two years. She then transferred to the University of South Florida and was a member of the college dance team, The SunDolls. She graduated at USF earning a Bachelor of Art in Communications. She has studied with numerous famous choreographers and teachers in many places; i.e. New York and California. She has been teaching dance for over 26 years.
Evelyn is the Business Manager at WDC. She started dancing at age 3 and continued through her graduation from Bartow Senior Highschool in 1997. She danced under the instruction of Mamie's and Highland's School of Dance. She attended JR college at Santa Fe Community College. She then became a Fully Licensed Cosmetologist so she could open and manage her own full service salon, The Parlor on Wilson. After having three beautiful children she gained additional managing experience as the secretary of BEA for three years and the office manager at James Farm for six years. Evelyn's daughters were competitive dancers and her son was a BHS coed cheer leader, making Evelyn a vetted cheer and dance mom.
E V E L Y N J A M E S G R E E A R
A L Y S S A E L D R I D G E
Alyssa started dancing at WDC when she was 4 years old, and joined the competition team in 2011. She later became an assistant teacher in 2016. She Graduated from Fort Meade Middle Senior Highschool in 2021 fourth in her class with high honors with distinction, and then continued to Warner University to complete her Associate's Degree in 2022. She was the cheer captain at FMMSHS and cheered at the colligate level while at Warner. Currently she is seeking a Bachelor's in Communication Arts at the University of South Florida. She hopes to later get her Master's in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling which will help her reach her end goal to become a licensed Psychologist.
O L I V I A M C C A R T N E Y
Olivia began her athletic training as a competitive gymnast, and participated in both dance and gymnastics to aid in achieving a unique combination of artistry and athleticism that she would later take into her career as a professional dancer. She began her dance studies under the instruction of Hayley Stewart at Highland School of Dance during the school year, and spent her summers training with institutions such as Patel Conservatory and Modas Dance, while also working on earning her grade four certification in the Cecchetti technique. During High School, Olivia gained an apprenticeship with Collective Soles Dance Company under the instruction of Alexander Jones and performed at many events with the company in the Tampa and St. Pete area. In 2022, Olivia gained her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography at Florida Southern College and during her time there, got to work with notable guest choreographers and faculty such as Douglas Gilespie, Gregory Dolbashian, Doricha Sales, Sadie Lemker, Sarah Walston, Leah Pinder, Allison J. Baber, and CJ Inzinillo. Since graduating, Olivia has been teaching at Highland School of Dance, and she is currently dancing and performing with RAKR Dance Company in New Smyrna Beach, FL. She is excited to be joining Wendy’s dance company for this upcoming season.
B R E A N N A J O N E S
Breanna was raised in Auburndale and graduated from Auburndale Highschool in 2022. She grew up dancing at the Wright Step School of Dance in Winter Haven where she danced for 15 years and competed on the Xtreme Team for 11 of those years. She competed across Central Florida at many prestigious competitions such as West Coast Dance Explosion, Intrigue Dance Convention, Revel and more! She has been a dancer in the grand opening of Legoland Florida’s Heartlake City and appeared in the Fashion Society’s opening number choreographed by Lane Napper from Nickelodeon. She has also trained for a summer in New York City at Broadway Dance Center. After graduating high school, she now continues her dancing career at the University of Central Florida on the nationally ranked dance team and is entering her second season as a Knight. Aside from dancing, she is earning her Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Digital Media and hopes to get her Master’s in Sports Management.
F A I T H W O O D Y A R D
Faith is from Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology. She received her early dance training at Carroll County Dance Center & Ballet Conservatory under the instruction of Megan Logee, Bat Udval, Paul Wegner, and Jessica Huebner. She was awarded Top 12 in the classical category at Youth America Grand Prix, finalist at the Kennedy Center Ballet Master Class Series, and performed with American Ballet Theatre at the Kennedy Center. Faith attended summer programs, many on scholarship such as American Ballet Theatre, Carolina Ballet, Richmond Ballet, and American Repertory Ballet. She was a Trainee with the Richmond Ballet, American Repertory Ballet, and second company member of American Repertory Ballet. In 2021, Faith was a faculty member and guest performer with Carroll County Dance Center and was a guest performer with Misako Ballet. Faith joined Florida Dance Theatre as a company artist for the 2022-23 performance season. Faith is also passionate about health and fitness and is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Certified Nutrition Coach, and Barre Fitness Instructor. Alongside Faith’s professional dance career she started her own online personal training business, where she offered one on one personalized training sessions, 4-12 week workout programs, and nutrition coaching. She hopes that one day she can work with more pre professional dancers and help them gain strength that will help their dancing.
R O N Z A I L W A L K E R
Ronnie is originally from Bartow, FL. He cheered and graduated from Bartow in 2012. After graduating he attended Independence Community College (ICC) where he cheered until 2015. During his time at ICC he also started working for UCA from 2014 to 2022 and also coached at a local gymnastics gym called Flips T and T. After graduating from ICC he transferred to Pittsburg State in Kansa where he cheered for a year before moving closer to home and attending University of West Georgia from 2017 to 2019. During his time at UW he was fortunate enough to be apart of 3 National championship teams at UCA college nationals. After his time had come to an end he moved over to the coaching side in 2020 and started working at LA Power and Atlanta Elite All Stars Tumbling, where he coached levels 1-5 tumbling and coed stunting. In 2021 he moved home and took an assistant coaching job at Bartow High School. At the same time he started working at Brandon All Stars in Tampa, FL, where he coaches tumbling and previously cheered on a level 6 team.
J E N N I F E R S J O B L O O M
Jennifer feels honored to have grown up under the classical ballet instruction of Moscelyene Larkin Jasinski at Tulsa Ballet who was one of the original Five Moons Native American ballerinas who gained international fame in the 20th century. After moving to Florida as a teenager, she continued to dance and teach in Central and South Florida under the direction of Rogelio and Lydia Corrales at St Lucie Ballet, Jean-Hughues Feray Paris Ballet and Dance, Dance Space Vero, Vero Classical Ballet and into Lake Worth and West Palm.
She obtained her YTT 200 teacher certification at Yoga Pointe under Jana Whiddon in Lakeland where she currently serves on faculty. Yoga and ballet share many similarities especially in how you connect breath to movement. She has met so many wonderful people and friendships over the years thru dance and yoga. Sharing in community with others and building relationships is a highlight for her. And, it is definitely something she looks forward to sharing as a teacher and bringing it to our local community.
M A R Y A R M S T R O N G
Mary began dancing at the age of three and has never stopped since. The majority of her training took place at Southern Dance Precision in Villa Rica, GA. Mary grew up in the dance competition circuit, where she recieved national recognition and was associated with several pre-professional apprenticeships and companies. These include Artistic Dance Exchange, Dancelook, Artists Simply Human, Turn It Up, and Platinum. At the beginning of 2022, she had the honor of interning for Platinum Dance Collective and returning in the fall as a Pro-Apprentice. Mary is now entering her junior year at the University of South Florida, where she studies both Dance and Mass Communications. She's also a current dancer at Universal Orlando Resort and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Mary has a passion for both performance and choreography and looks forward to continuing dancing in central and south Florida!