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

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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