CHERYL CUTLIP is the founding director of THE PROJECT DANCE FOUNDATION, formed in 2002 as a mission to bring hope and healing to the world through the universal language of dance. Cheryl currently directs The Space @ Project Dance, the foundation’s dance training and education program, as well as the precision dance company, The Carolina Snowbelles (www.thecarolinasnowbelles.com)
A native of North Carolina, Cheryl’s dance career began in Nashville, TN at OPRYLAND USA. After working on a cruise ship, living in Japan while dancing at TOKYO’S DISNEYLAND, and performing in the European tour of 42ND STREET, Cheryl moved to New York where she became a RADIO CITY ROCKETTE.Cheryl enjoyed performing with the ROCKETTES for 15 years where her duties included dance captain; assistant choreographer and spokesperson for nationally televised appearances including one-on-one interviews with Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, and Larry King. She was the co-choreographer for KICK INTO FITNESS; and choreographer for CHRISTMAS ACROSS AMERICA promotional tours, THE YANKEE PENANT PARADE and NBC’s ROCKEFELLER CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING special.
Other career credits include the Broadway National Tour of CRAZY FOR YOU and the Broadway benefit to the stars production of MACK AND MABLE starring Jerry Herman and Donna McKechnie. Cheryl also danced in the jazz company, WALKERDANCE under the direction of Tony Award recipient, Chet Walker where she performed in a benefit concert for lyricist and composer, Stephen Schwartz.
She is celebrating her 23rd year of marriage and has two children ages 14 and 11.
BROOKE CHURCH was born and raised in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. While in high school she was invited to attend the University of North Carolina School of the Arts under the direction of Susan Jaffe. After completing high school, Brooke continued at UNCSA and graduated with a BFA in Modern Dance. While completing her dance education, Brooke had the opportunity to perform works by Merce Cunningham, Doug Varone, Helen Simoneau, Shen Wei, Ming Lung Yang, Lee Sher and Saar Harari. Brooke participated in many continuing education opportunities through programs such as Paul Taylor Summer Intensive and the American Dance Festival. After completing her education, Brooke began to work for the Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Company in New York City as apprentice and later a company dancer in their work Deep Blue Sea. While in New York, Brooke also worked with choreographer Grady Bowman to Assist teaching the finale for Cher on Broadway.
ANNE JORDAN loves teaching, dancing, good coffee, and world travel. Earning a B.A. in Dance Education and Spanish from Hope College, she moved to Mexico where she fell in love with Graham technique, Latin living, and tacos de pastor. Returning to the States, she taught dance and choreography in public school near her hometown in Indiana where her expertise included writing dance curriculum for students K-12 as well as directing and staging productions. A teacher at heart, to Anne there is nothing more exciting than seeing a student “get it” for the first time.
BRAD PARQUETTE received his early training at the Toledo Ballet School (OH) with Marie Bollinger Vogt and Velta Cernonok, and continued his studies as a scholarship student at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. He performed as a member of the Colorado Ballet, Tampa Ballet, Ballet Mississippi, Maryland Ballet, Ballet El Paso and the West Virginia Dance Company and has performed the work of George Balanchine, John Clifford, Lew Christensen and Frederic Franklin. Brad is a former faculty member of the West Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts and The School of the Maryland Ballet, and has been a frequent guest teacher for the Professional Dance Teacher’s Association. He directed the dance department of the Performing Arts School of Worcester (MA), taught in the dance department at The University Of North Carolina at Greensboro, and served as the Ballet Master of the Greensboro Ballet (NC). Brad’s choreographic work has been shown on the gala program at Regional Dance America (formerly the National Association of Regional Ballet), as well as at the North Carolina Dance Festival, National High School Dance Festival, West Virginia Dance Festival, and American College Dance Association.
When AMANDA SHERRIN started dancing in early elementary school at the Kennesaw School of Dance, it was a dream come true, as she quickly told her first ballet teacher. At the age of 9, she started training at Conyers School of Ballet under Karen Fitzgerald and Hallie Cullen. Her training went on to include tap, pointe, jazz and modern. She had the privilege of dancing in the company with Griffin Ballet Theatre for one season at age 15. At 16, she danced of her favorite roles, the Snow Queen with Covington Regional Ballet.
She received her Bachelor's of Science in Musical Theater at Bryan College and returned to her alma mater as an adjunct faculty member to teach ballet, tap, jazz and ballroom. She also taught ballet and tap for two years at Dayton Christian Ballet while teaching at Bryan.
Most recently, she has enjoyed dancing with SG Dance Theater for a season in 2015/2016, teaching and dancing as a part of Verge Dance Collective here in the high country, and being a Carolina Snowbelle!
Amanda loves continually learning in all styles and expressing herself through dance! She is honored to be a faculty member at The Space at Project Dance this fall and desires for her classes to be a place where each dancer is able to push themselves to be their own personal best, without comparing themselves to others. Each person is made uniquely and with different gifts and she wants each dancer to improve their skills and be able to grow in their love for the art!
Amanda was born in Texas and began her training with Ballet Austin. She continued her dance studies in Brazil, at the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Hungarian National Ballet School, and the School of American Ballet.
In 1991, Amanda was invited to join the New York City Ballet, where she danced for 15 years. She appeared in several Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts, as well as the 1993 Warner Brothers movie, “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.” During her tenure with the company, she was featured in Shape Magazine, Oprah Magazine, Pointe, and Caledonia.
Amanda was an original cast member of Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular, and she subsequently performed with Phantom of the Opera on Broadway for 7 years. She was in the original Broadway cast of Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away, and when the show moved to Las Vegas, she served as the production’s dance captain.
Amanda has a B.A. in Arts Administration from Fordham University, and she was on faculty at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet from 2015-2018. Additionally, she is the Associate Artistic Director of the New York State Summer School of the Arts ballet program, and enjoys teaching fitness classes as a certified barre instructor.
Hanna has taught and directed theatre for over 20 years. From higher
education to local community theatres, Hanna loves to inspire people to be their best. Using improv techniques Hanna will help you improve control of your voice, discover techniques to channel “stage fright,” gain confidence, and learn to make your body work for you in a fun, interactive environment. Everyone has within them a unique way of expressing themselves that is compelling to others. Let me help you find your unique voice.
LINDSAY MASLAND began her dance training at age 8 in Atlanta, GA with the Atlanta Dance Works in ballet, tap, and jazz. She competed and performed with their junior and senior companies for 10 years, which included winning a national dance competition with a jazz quintet and a tap duo, which earned her the opportunity to represent the United States at an international dance festival in Italy. During her high school years, she also worked as an atmosphere entertainer for PartySphere Event Design, as well as performing in many school and community theatre productions.
Lindsay went on to receive a BA and MA in Experimental Psychology from Wake Forest University and a PhD in School Psychology from the University of Georgia. She is currently employed at Appalachian State University as an Associate Professor of Psychology and as a Faculty Development Coordinator, where she focuses all of her efforts on teaching other people how to teach well.
Although her college degrees and day jobs don't focus on dance, Lindsay has continued to make dance and theatre a prominent part of her life. She has been with The Space @ Project Dance from day one and has served as the Dance Captain of The Carolina Snowbelles since its inception, as well. Lindsay also loves teaching classes in musical theatre in our yearly Kick It Up dance intensive, as well as performing and choreographing for BeanStalk Community Theatre. Favorite past roles in the musical theatre space include Charity in Sweet Charity, Ado Annie in Oklahoma, Alice Beineke in The Addams Family, and Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.