Ms. Lindsey has been dancing since the age of four. Her dance education began Lincoln, Nebraska and Lindsey has trained in almost every discipline. She has studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe, pom-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 14 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 also danced competitively for 15 years and was a member of the award winning DancEffects team in Tallahassee. She has traveled all over the east coast and throughout Florida to take master classes, compete and attend dance conventions. Some of her favorite instructors include Wade Robson, Brian Friedman, Savion Glover and Mia Michaels.
When she's not dancing, Lindsey works full time for the State of Florida, and spends her free time with her husband Jon and daughter Emma Clare. She loves to cook, and doing projects around her house. Lindsey joined the TADA staff in June of 2013 and has been in "Sarah's back pocket" ever since! She is our resident webmaster and recital-program developer.
Ms. Lindsey teaches ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical and is SO excited to start the first year of the TADA Performance Company with Ms. Marissa!
Marissa is a Tallahassee native who started dancing at the age of six after obsessing over all things ballet since she can remember. Marissa has subsequently danced, competed, and performed in numerous styles of dance including ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, tap, hip-hop, pom-pom, and even folk dance.
Her favorite dance experiences include Royal Academy of Dance examinations, Disney Magic Music Days, taking classes at Broadway Dance Center in New York City, Access Broadway competitions, being a part of the award winning DancEffects team in Tallahassee, and performing in Quincy Music Theatre’s Sweet Charity (2012) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (2017). She also recently choreographed Quincy Music Theatre’s production of Annie (2017).
Marissa was Assistant Director for the afterschool program School’s Out in the South Burlington, Vermont School District and worked in many capacities within the school district as a paraeducator, substitute teacher, and tutor. She also directed many summer camps for children in Vermont ages 5 and up. Marissa subsequently moved back to Tallahassee and tutored and directed summer camps with the Magnolia School.
Marissa has been a dance instructor and choreographer for fourteen years and has taught ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre dance, and hip-hop with Eastern Dance Association, The Edge Dance and Fitness, The Arts at Good Samaritan, Fusion 802 in South Burlington, Vermont and now TADA. She is beyond excited to work with the TADA dancers and start the first year of TADA Performance Company with Ms. Lindsey <3