Timberlane Arts and Dance Academy LLC

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TADA Faculty & Staff


Sarah Brown

Owner, Dance Director, Instructor
Ms. Sarah has been teaching and choreographing dance for sixteen years. She graduated from Florida State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education . Starting at the age of 4, Sarah began taking dance classes and immediately found one of her passions. She began taking piano lessons at the age of 10 which furthered her love for music and the arts. Upon graduating from college, Sarah taught pre-k, kindergarten, first grade and Title 1 and she found another passion in lifeā€¦ working with children. In 2001, Sarah was elected Teacher of The Year in Gadsden County. Today, Sarah is doing what she loves most, teaching children the art of dance and music. She specializes in pre-ballet, ballet, tap and Irish step dancing. As a member of the Tallahassee Irish Step Dancers, Sarah was featured in the role of The Snow Queen from 2007-2011. She was the Event Chair for the 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and is currently a Director on the Stubbs Educational Foundation Board.  In  June 2014, Sarah took over ownership of Stubbs' Music Center and serves as Director as well as piano instructor.  In January 2015, Sarah took over ownership of Jingle Jam, Inc. and serves as Director as well as Jingle Jam instructor. .

Elizabeth Rankin

Dance Instructor
Ms. Elizabeth has been teaching students of all ages for the past 16 years. After graduating with a Master's degree in Special Education from Florida State University, she taught elementary and middle-school students for 2 years. Elizabeth began teaching preschool when she moved to Alabama, educating pre-kindergarten students for 11 years. She also directed her church's preschool children's choir and taught Sunday School for 5 years. Elizabeth has been ringing handbells and singing in church choirs for many years as well. Elizabeth began taking dance lessons at the age of 4, learning ballet, tap, jazz and pointe. She began taking piano lessons in elementary school and enjoys teaching piano to students of all ages. She also enjoys teaching Jingle Jam lessons to preschool children in Tallahassee. We welcomed Elizabeth to the TADA staff in the summer of 2014 and are thrilled she is on our team!

Lindsey Ansola-Crowley

Dance Instructor
Ms. Lindsey has been dancing since the age of four. Her dance education began Lincoln, Nebraska and Lindsey has trained in almost every discipline with the exception of Irish - she leaves that to Sarah! She has studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe, pom and hip hop for over 20 years, Lindsey began teaching dance at the age of 16 as an assistant teacher and has been teaching dance in Tallahassee for 12 years to dancers as young as two, all the way through adults!  Lindsey was a four year member and two year captain of the Lincoln High School dance team, and was also danced competitively for 15 years. She has traveled all over the east coast and throughout Florida to take master classes, compete and attend dance conventions. When she's not dancing, Lindsey spends her time doing CrossFit with her husband, cooking all the time, doing projects around her house and spending time with her family. Lindsey joined the TADA staff in June of 2013 and has been in "Sarah's back pocket" ever since - even though she took some time off to get married! We are so glad she is back with TADA!

Emily Brown & Meghan Rankin
Assistant Teachers

Emily and Meg are the wonderful daughters of Sarah & Elizabeth, are cousins and best friends. They have both been dancing for over ten years and take classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Irish AND Flags! These are two hardworking girls. They assistant-teach classes for our littlest dancers and are a huge help around the studio. At dance studio almost every single day, both girls are sophomores in high school at Chiles and Florida High. They excel academically, in the studio, on the volleyball court, in chorus and in theatre! These girls are everywhere! We are so thankful for them! 

Dawn Sweeney

Office Manager