Shauna Boyd’s life-long love for dance began at age 8 when she started studying ballet, tap, jazz, and musical theater at Performer’s Edge. At 12, she joined the pre-professional ballet company, Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, and danced with them for 5 years. Shauna was awarded a full tuition scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City at 17, and went on to perform at the New York City Center, Joyce Theater, and several other prestigious venues in NYC. Her student choreography was chosen to be performed in Philadelphia at the InHale performance series. Shauna was a company member of the Joffrey Ballet Touring Company, View Point Dance, and guested with
Ballet X and several other companies.
Shauna moved back to Indiana in 2012 and started teaching at several local dance studios, and eventually became a Zumba and Bootcamp fitness instructor for LA Fitness, as well as a choreographer for CYT and
Zionsville Middle School show choir.
Shauna is also working with Kids Dance Outreach, a program aimed at enriching the lives of inner-city elementary students. She is currently an instructor at several dance academies in the greater northern Indianapolis area, and strives to pull out personal excellence from every student she works with. Shauna's passion is to equip students with technique, artistry, confidence, and other life tools that her students will use to further their dance careers and any other goals they aspire to in life! Shauna is so thrilled to be joining faculty at A-List Dance Center!
Ms. Atkins is a native of Indianapolis, IN, and she began her career in entertainment as a professional ballet dancer at age thirteen. Under the tutelage of Irina Kolpakova, Vladilen Semenov, and Eldar Aliev, Adrienne is a graduate of the Vaganova Academy of Ballet Internationale. For a career spanning nearly two decades, she performed classical and contemporary ballets such as Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, 1001 Nights, The Nutcracker, Phaedra, Coppelia, Don Quixote, Fairy Doll, La Bayadere, Paquita and Creation of the World at theatres worldwide. Miss Atkins also has an extensive musical theatre background, and her credits include the principal role of Victoria in CATS, as well as appearances in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Hello Dolly, Hairspray, Pops Goes Vegas, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Yuletide Celebration. Additionally, Adrienne has been in numerous film and television productions for NBC, TLC and the National Geographic Channel. She was crowned Miss Congeniality United States and Miss Indiana United States in 2013. As an instructor, Adrienne’s students have been hired by companies such as San Diego Ballet, Ballet West as well as performing in Broadway and Off-Broadway National Tours. Her students have also majored in dance at Butler University, Indiana University as well as the University of South Carolina Dance Company.