401 N. Center Street
Statesville, NC 28677

704-872-6438
@tilleys_dance_academy
Tilley's Dance Academy Staff




Denise Tilley LeVan

  • 33 Years Teaching Experience
  • Training Preschool thru Professional levels
  • 1992, 1994, and 2001 American Dance Achievement Award
  • 1997, 2001, and 2003 Director’s Club Award
  • 2001-2006, 2009, 2010 Top Teacher Award
  • National Dance Championship Teacher for 24 Years
  • Certification from Professional Dance Teacher Association
  • Certifications from Dance Caravan USA & Dance Makers Inc.
  • Certifications from Tremaine Dance Company
  • 2nd Place Runner Up - People’s Choice Award - Dancing with the Iredell Stars

Amy Davidson Brookshire
  • 19 Years Teaching Experience
  • 1996 Macy’s Parade Dancer
  • 1998 “Dance Caravan Kid”
  • 1997, 2001 & 2003 Cruise Performer
  • 1998 & 2000 Theme Park Performer
  • 2003, 2005-2007, 2010 Top Teacher Award
  • Certifications from Dance Caravan USA & Dance Makers Inc.
  • National Dance Championship Teacher for 13 Years
  • 3rd Place National Grand Champion 2011 & 2014
  • 1st Place Runner Up - Judges Choice - Dancing with the Iredell Stars

Melissa Marlowe
  • 15 Years Teaching Experience
  • Dance Caravan Kid
  • Theme Park Performer
  • World League of American Football Dancer
  • Charlotte Hornets HoneyBee
  • Universal Studios Performer
  • Walt Disney Company Performer
  • Nickelodeon Performer


Lauren Dixon
  • Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Dance
    with a concentration in Performance, Choreography, and Theory
  • Performer at the Joyce Theatre in NYC and the Knight Theatre in Charlotte doing
    restaged work of the Martha Graham Dance Company
  • Performed in Christal Brown's work and the Tony Award winner George Faison's
    Suite Otis
  • Dancer in rapper Remi's music video for his single "Smile"
  • President of a dance organization at UNCC called Range of Motion
  • Assisted Professor Kim Jones from UNCC in restaging a work called "Mauri" at
    many schools and companies