Progressions Dance Center
Chelsea Davis Jernigan, Owner/Instructor
Chelsea is the owner and director of Progressions Dance Center. She is a native of the Roanoke Valley, having lived in Seaboard, NC her whole life. She has been dancing since the age of two and is always thrilled to share her passion for dance with others.
Chelsea is a graduate of Meredith College. She obtained a B.A. in Dance Education, as well as a K-12 Teaching License, making her highly qualified to teach dancers of all ages.
She has studied ballet, tap, clogging, lyrical, jazz, and modern dance prior to and during her time at Meredith College.
Now, Chelsea is utilizing the knowledge she has gained and sharing it with all students who are interested in dance.
Heather Cooke is a native of the Roanoke Valley and grew up in Roanoke Rapids, NC, but is now married and lives in Aurelian Springs, NC. She has been dancing since she was two years old. When she was in the fifth grade she became a member of the dance team where she danced and competed along side of Ms. Chelsea until high school graduation. Heather also helped teach dance as an assistant while in high school. Although the competition team was originally based on clogging, Heather also trained in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, and Lyrical. Heather works as a part-time dental hygienist, but loves being able to teach dance as well, as this is one of her true passions and most enjoyed hobby. She has one daughter named Hadley who is taking dance at Progressions and shares her mommy's love for dance!
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Sydnee Hargrave began dancing when she was eight years old. At age nine, she started taking a ballet class at her homeschool co-op. This served to further her training and love for ballet, which eventually led to her enrollment at a formal dance school, Inwood Performing Arts Company in Inwood, WV at the age of eleven. She danced at IPAC for three years studying ballet, pointe, and jazz.
Just before her freshman year, she transferred to Vostrikov's Academy of Ballet in Winchester, VA. VAB was founded in 1982 by the highly esteemed Russian ballet dancer Gennadi Vostrikov and his wife Susan O'Leary, former principal dancer for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. At VAB, Sydnee continued her studies in ballet, pointe, and jazz while also studying lyrical and tap, and occasionally touching on styles such as character and hip hop. She danced with VAB until her high school graduation in May of 2013. Throughout her years of training, Sydnee has participated in summer dance intensives at Inwood Performing Arts Company, Vostrikov's Academy of Ballet, and PAVAN, as well as at Ballet Magnificat in Jackson, MS. She has worked as a teacher's assistant and has also held a ballet/jazz summer camp for children. Since her high school graduation, she has enjoyed keeping her passion for dance alive by taking classes whenever she can. Whether it's ballet, pointe, jazz, or zumba, she doesn't ever like to pass up an opportunity to spend time in the studio!
Tiffaney is a native to the Roanoke Valley, and currently lives in Roanoke Rapids. She has a handsome son and two beautiful daughters, both of whom dance at Progressions.
She has been a part of the Progressions family since the studio opened in 2010 and has been teaching classes for a few years now.
Tiffaney teaches our younger dancers and is amazing at what she does! We are so thankful to her for sharing her talents with us each week.