Timberlane Arts and Dance Academy LLC

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Timberlane Arts & Dance Academy Faculty


Sarah Brown
Preballet, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Flag Twirling, Irish Step Dancing

Owner, Dance Director, Instructor
Ms. Sarah has been teaching and choreographing dance for over twenty 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 life… 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, jazz, lyrical and Irish step dancing.  In 2015, Sarah organized TADA's first professional irish step dancing company, Capital Celtic Dancers.  In 2018, she organized TADA's children's singing choir, Voices of Hope.  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.  Taking over ownership of Stubbs' Music Center and Jingle Jam Inc., Sarah is excited to offer both dance and music lessons to students of all ages. 

Holly Edenfield
Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap

Holly Edenfield is excited to be teaching dance again! She grew up studying and performing, and later teaching and choreographing, in Ocala, Florida. As a college student, she danced with The Tallahassee Ballet, FSU Golden Girls, and Dance Alive. As a young adult, she continued with The Tallahassee Ballet and choreographed several shows for Quincy Music Theatre. A few years ago, she decided to try Irish dancing with her daughter and that’s what brought her to TADA! In 2019, she joined the Capital Celtic Dancers. She has degrees in History, Political Science, and Social Studies Education, and has worked at the Florida Department of Education since 2003.

Dustin Batchelor


Janna Lewkow

Teen Lyrical, Jazz, Tap

Janna Lewkow was born and raised in Panama City, FL and was influenced by dance at a very young age. Her early training began in her mother’s dance studio. At the age of 14, Janna started training extensively around the country. She has worked with many renowned choreographers and artists including Jazz legend Frank Hatchett, Janice Barringer, Joan Lather, Keith Clifton, Linda Haberman, Julie Branam, Kristin Altfather, Gwen Stefani and Kathryn Mccormick. Janna moved to New York at the age of 18, where she performed at Radio City Music Hall with the Radio City Rockettes. Now living in Tallahassee, FL, Janna has taught master classes all over the country and many studios in the FL area.

Leslie Earnest
Ballet, Tap, Acro, Poms, Irish Step Dancing

Mrs. Leslie graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor's degree in Education and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education. She taught elementary school in her hometown of Panama City for 6 years. Since age 4, Leslie has been involved in dance, gymnastics and cheerleading. Leslie was an All-American Cheerleader and co-captain of her high school squad. She continued her love of cheer, gymnastics and dance in college, cheering at Gulf Coast CC.

Leslie continued coaching cheerleading teams and teaching Jazzercise well into adulthood. After moving to Tallahassee with her husband and 3 children, Leslie began Irish Step Dancing at Killearn Performing Arts and danced the role of the Summer Queen in their original Irish-Ballet, "The Snow Queen".

Leslie is currently dancing with her long-time friend, Ms. Sarah, in the Capital Celtic Dancers and teaching Princess Pre-Ballet, Irish Step Dancing and Acro. She is so happy that she gets to combine her love of dance and children everyday while teaching her precious dancers at TADA!

Natalie Towers-Best

Irish Step Dancing

Natalie was first introduced to Irish step dancing in England at the age of 9, and after moving to the United States with her parents, began taking regular dance classes at age 11. Natalie was formerly a member of the Tallahassee Irish Step Dancers and, in 2016, became one of the founding members of TADA’s Irish dance company, Capital Celtic Dancers. Now, as a continual member of CCD and teacher at TADA, Natalie enjoys choreographing and teaching original dances and performing at public events and recitals. In 2019, Natalie graduated Florida State University where she received a B.A. in Humanities. She is currently applying for a master’s degree in Literature, Media, and Culture, which she hopes to begin at FSU in the summer of 2021.

Quiana Allison

Hip Hop

Quiana Allison began dancing at the age of seven. She danced in her church summer youth praise dance team for a period of five years. After realizing she had a natural talent she joined the step and dance team at the Walker Ford Community Center.  Moving forward to high school Quiana found a new genre of dance she had never seen and loved. After the first semester of ninth grade she joined Cheryl Wimberly's dance class and became fascinated with the world of dance. This enlightenment gained her the ability to teach classes for her grade and pursue dance team leadership after high school. Between the ages of eighteen and twenty four she founded Burning The Stage Dance Company, Vibrate Dance Unit (by way of FAMU), Blue Sapphire Dance Team (by way of Godby High School) and achieved many more choreographing accomplishments. She specializes in hip hop dance, Caribbean dance, and jazz.

Nancy Witter

Preballet, Ballet, Tap, Irish Step Dancing


Mrs. Nancy was born and raised in Tallahassee.  She earned a bachelors degree in Psychology from Florida State University, a masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and is now a practicing Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Play Therapist here in Tallahassee.

As a young teen, Mrs. Nancy joined the Dance Studio here in Tallahssee, taking ballet, tap, jazz and pointe through her junior year in college.  After college, dance continued to be a major part of her life, falling in love with partner dancing such as the West Coast Swing and Two-Step.  In 2015, her daughter joined TADA and she quickly fell in love with Irish Dance, joining the Adult irish Class in 2016 and then becoming a member of the Capital Celtic Dancers in 2019.

Barbara Willis


Taylor Giorgio

Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano

Tiffany Vaughn

Guitar, Ukulele, Music Theory

Lisa Barry

Guitar, Ukulele, Voice, Piano

Megumi Terry

Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Music Theory

Kristin Dow


Sandee Wallace

Piano, Brass, Woodwinds, Guitar

Ayça Cetin


KC Brown

Office Manager