Ashley Tucker Kisamore
Racheal believes that home is where the heart is. Currently, she and her daughter reside in Louisa, Virginia but loves traveling as often as possible. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance and performance and a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certification. Prior to this she has received an Associates of Arts for Dance, an Associates of Science for Exercise Studies from Anne Arundel Community College, a graduate from the Kirov Academy of Ballet and has performed with Corps de Danse, previously DragonFly Dance Experiment. Racheal has taught at both Towson University and Anne Arundel Community Colleges’ Departments of Dance as an adjunct faculty member, worked with CREDO (Capital Region Education Dance Organization) as a board member, and CORPS de Ballet International as an intern to the President of the Board. She has traveled and lived throughout the US and abroad, most notably she initiated a collaboration where she staged and managed Amman, Jordan’s first “Nutcracker Spectacular,” which included a children’s choir, local dance students, and the Amman Symphony Orchestra.
As an Artist, there is no greater honor than to serve a purpose in opening the minds and hearts of an audience member or student. As an Instructor/teacher it is her belief that every person deserves the opportunity to share thoughts through movement, kinetic and potential spaces, and to engage in critical thinking as a result. It is a kinesthetic awareness that unleashes the mind to open within a diverse environment, develops the brain through multi-intelligence processes, and allows organic freedom to begin from within. To see, to experience, and to acknowledge a cultural aspect of life, is a passion for life!
Geri Carlson Sauls ~ substitute teacher
Sarah Herndon Sydnor ~ substitute teacher
Sarah began her dance training at BSD at a very young age and continued throughout her childhood and youth. A charter member of the BSD Performance Company she gained an appreciation and love for the performing arts. Sarah earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in dance and theater from Sweet Briar College and has performed as a member of Artichoke Dance Company in New York City. Sarah has taught dance and drama in New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Sarah and her family live at Woodberry Forest School where she also choreographs musical productions and serves as Director of Events and Hospitality.