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 30 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 faculty and guests artists such as Sandra Neels, Mary Beth Young, Caroline Calouche, Meg Griffin, Stephanie Milling, Stacy McConnell, Bethany Tuffy, and Martha Connerton. Brian performed and choreographed for various shows while at Winthrop including Winthrop Dance Theatre, Senior Choreography Showcase, and Student Showcase. Brian was also a dancer and choreographer for the Winthrop Repertory Ensemble. Brian was first introduced to dance through the marching arts where he performed with multiple competitive groups around the country. Read more

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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.  Read more

Ashley Martin

HS Intermediate/Advanced Ballet & Pointe

Ashley Suttlar Martin holds an MFA in Dance from Temple University and a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her passion for the arts led her to explore many avenues as an educator, administrator, and advocate. She danced professionally for companies based in Philadelphia and New York City. Her choreographic works have been acclaimed and presented nationwide. She is founding co-producer of FRESH, a live-arts performance series and director of 4thrightdance.
Martin developed and implemented a dance minor curriculum at Morehead State University (KY), was guest faculty at Queensborough Community College – The City University of New York, has served on the faculty at Central Piedmont Community College (NC) and Coker College (SC). Martin has also worked in various schools systems as a Teaching Artist and at the Governor’s School of Arts & Humanities (SC). 
Recently, Martin became a member of the International Dance Council (UNESCO, Paris) and earned instructor certification in Umfundalai, a Contemporary African Dance Technique. Currently, Martin teaches at Queens University, Winthrop University. Charlotte Ballet’s Academy, Education & Community Engagement Programs and for various organizations across the Carolinas. She is thrilled to join the faculty at Northwest School of the Arts as Teacher, Secondary Dance.