Northwest School of the Arts Dance Department Staff

Amelia Binford

Proficient Tap, Beginning/Intermediate Tap, Advanced Jazz, Proficient Jazz, Proficient Modern, and Middle School Dance 7th (Semester)

Amelia has been involved in dancing for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dance Performance and Dance Education Certification from Winthrop University. While at Winthrop, she performed in many shows with Winthrop Dance Theatre and Rhythm Quest, as well as, several student choreography showcases. Amelia has toured with Dance Caravan and has also performed with Sinergismo Dance Company of Charlotte, North Carolina. She has performed with the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra, Carolina Voices, and the Singing Christmas Tree. She was a semi-finalist in Fox Network’s television show So You Think You Can Dance. Read more

Brian Winn

Proficient Modern, Dance 6th, Intermediate Modern, Dance Majors 3, Advanced Modern, and Dance for Stage

Brian Winn, a native of Rock Hill, SC, received a B.A. in Dance Education from Winthrop University, where he was also a South Carolina Teaching Fellow. While at Winthrop, he studied under artists such as Sandra Neels, Mary Beth Young, Caroline Calouche, Meg Griffin, Stephanie Milling, Stacy McConnell, Bethany Tuffy, and Eddie Mabry. Brian performed and choreographed for various shows at Winthrop including Winthrop Dance Theatre, Senior Choreography Showcase, and Student Showcase. Read more

Alyce Vallejo

Intermediate Ballet, Proficient & Advanced Ballet, Proficient Ballet and Pointe

Alyce Cristina Vallejo began her training at North Carolina Dance Theater and The Charlotte School of Ballet. In her senior year at Northwest School of the Arts, Alyce was an invited guest artist with the Moving Poets Theater of Dance; Providing her with the footing to guide her to a professional career in dance as she entered Florida State University. While at FSU she had the honor of working with and performing in original works by Alex Ketley, Alonzo King, Rick McCullough, and many more. Alyce’s favorite ballet’s performed were Pas de Quarte, restaged by Richard Sias and Balanchine’s Western Symphony, restaged by Suzanne Farrell. She was invited to dance with Suzanne Farrell at the Kennedy Center, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and did a four month internship with Ballet Hispanico in NYC. Graduating Cum Laude in 2006 she moved to San Francisco to dance with the SF Conservatory of Dance. Upon moving back to Charlotte in 2007, Alyce joined Martha Connerton’s Kinetic Works Dance Company- just completing her eight season as soloist and acting as rehearsal assistant. Currently she is also in her second season with The Moving Poets Charlotte as a principal dancer. Alyce also performs as a guest artist with the Charlotte Youth Ballet in the Nutcracker since 2009, Cinderella (2012, 2015), and Alice in Wonderland (2014). She has also performed with CPCC Theater in: The Will Rogers Follies, Cabaret, Guys and Dolls and Legally Blonde. In December 2012, Alyce delivered her greatest ongoing role as mother to her baby girl, Amelia Jean. Her artistic journey is never ending and she looks forward to the adventures that await and couldn’t do it without the amazing love and support from her Family!

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Chandra McCloud-Glover

Dance Majors I, Dance Majors II, 7th Grade Advanced Ballet, 8th Grade Advanced Ballet, HS Beginning Modern, and HS Beginning Ballet

Chandra McCloud-Glover hails from Durham, NC, where her love of dance grew after seeing an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance in middle school. She studied at Florida State University and University of North Carolina at Charlotte, majoring in Dance Education and minoring in Marketing. She spent a couple of summers at American Dance Festival’s summer intensive as an intern and student, focusing on composition, as well as technique. While at UNC-Charlotte, Chandra studied dance education under Pamela Sofras, served as the Stage Manager for the spring faculty dance concert, interned at North Carolina Dance Theater under Amber Emory-Maier, and was in performances, such as Medea and the faculty dance concerts. After student teaching at Northwest School of the Arts and graduating Suma Cum Laude, Chandra taught dance and chorus for a year at Olympic High School in Charlotte, NC. Ultimately, Chandra knew Northwest was her home and landed a teaching position in 2004. Read more