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WDC Staff

Lucetta Furr, Artistic Director

She returned to this area after four years of studying, performing, and incorporating dance and dancers in high designer fashion shows throughout the Los Angeles area. While in CA, Lucetta had the opportunity of working with many dance artists such as Joe Tremaine, Gregory King, Geoffrey Cascio and the dancers of Tap Dog. She performed in Washington, DC on National Tap Day with guest stars, Gregory Hines, Joe Webb, and Savion Glover, and performed in the Stand for Children event hosted by Rosie O’Donnell. Lucetta attended The Juilliard School of Performing Arts, The Joffrey Ballet School in New York, and was a company member of the Center Dance Company in Arlington, VA. Lucetta’s talent for choreography has won her several choreography awards at local competitions; Lucetta also choreographs gymnastic level 7-9 floor routines for area gymnasts. She is currently a member and instructor for the Capitol Movement Inc.  Most recently she has become an American Ballet Theater certified instructor.

Dawn Whitaker, Company Manager 

Dawn began dancing at the age of 3 and has studied ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical at studios in New Jersey, Georgia and Washington. While living in Georgia she was chosen to perform in the opening and closing ceremonies of the Atlanta Summer Olympic Games. She danced competitively for many years in the north east and the south winning many top honors at both regional and national competitions. Dawn attended the University of Washington in Seattle where she majored in dance with a focus in modern dance. After graduating she pursued a career in corporate America and left the world of dance for a few years. During this time she started a family and quickly realized that dance was something she would love to share with her daughters and she sought out a studio to begin training once again. Dawn began attending classes at Woodbridge Academy of Dance in 2010 and enjoys the vision and direction of the studio. She has also had the wonderful opportunity of performing with the Woodbridge Dance Company as well. Dawn looks forward to sharing her passion for dance with others in any opportunity she has.

Krista Faulkner, Resident Choreographer

She passionately pursued dance for the last twenty years. She received a full tuition scholarship from the Maryland Council of Dance to attend Towson University Children’s Dance Division in Towson, MD. There, she studied Royal Academy of Dance Ballet, Vagonava, Pointe, Cecchetti, Modern, Tap, Jazz and African. During her time studying in Towson, she had the opportunity to perform with the Kirov Ballet in the Nutcracker. Krista later switched her focus from ballet and modern to contemporary and hip hop at B. Funk Dance Company in Ellicott City, MD. Krista then attended Virginia Tech where she performed with and choreographed for the Dance Company of Virginia Tech. Since graduating, Krista has been busy teaching contemporary, jazz and hip hop at various studios in the DC Metro area. Her choreography has won her many awards at both regional and national competitions. Krista has also traveled as a judge and master class teacher for the last four years for various regional and national competitions. This is Krista’s third year choreographing for the Woodbridge Dance Company.

Shontal Snider, Resident Choreographer

She attended Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, FL on a music scholarship and has studied both Percussion and the Trombone. Shon returned to the area and began her training in Hip-Hop dance and currently choreographs all over the Metropolitan area. She is a founding member of the Capitol Movement organization and a faculty member oat the capitol Movement Dance Studio located in Washington, DC. She has performed and choreographed for the CMI Company at several venues for over 5 years. For the past three years Shon was Assistant Director for NBA Jr. Wizards dance team, known as the Capital Kidz as well as the WNBA Mystics Mayhem dance team. Shontal is the Hip-Hop instructor and choreographer for the Woodbridge Academy of Dance, Tumble & Cheer and has been a choreographer with the Woodbridge Dance Company for two years. Shon is an advocate for Hip Hop and has founded the G>U>M> Crew which continues to perform all over the supporting dance as a culture.