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Alexis Manickas – Substitute Instructor

From the age of 2, Alexis has loved anything “dance”.  She graduated high school from UNC School of the Arts, with a ballet major.  She has also trained with Miami City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet.  She attended UNC Charlotte and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.  Miss Alexis is currently a teacher in Iredell County.

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Cara McMahon – Instructor

Cara McMahon is from Cary, NC and is currently studying Dance Education at UNC Charlotte. She began her dance journey at the age of 2, and joined a competitive team when she was 7 years old. Growing up she studied many different styles of dance such as hip hop, ballet, tap, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, musical theatre and more. She has had the privilege of performing in the NYC Macy’s Day Parade and  American College Dance Festival. Since her time in college, Cara has joined the dance team and competed with them at the NDA Collegiate Nationals in Daytona, Florida. In her free time, she performs with an on campus dance group called: Range of Motion, and holds a position as an executive board member. Cara is so excited to get to know her students this year and become a part of the Dance Fever family!!

Tori McGinnis – Instructor

Tori is an alumni of Dance Fever Charlotte, where she spent 7 years starting at age 11. Throughout her years as a student her love of dance began to develop and through student teaching, she was able to share that love with younger dancers. Now she is overjoyed to join the staff this year as an instructor! Tori is a high-school graduate, and is currently finishing up her Associate in Art Degree at Central Piedmont Community College. Her favorite part about Dance Fever Charlotte is the sense of encouragement for individual growth while still maintaining a family-like bond with others. 

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Alexis Manickas – Substitute Instructor

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April Carte – Instructor

April has been a part of the Dance Fever family since she was 5, eventually joining the competition team at age 8. She has been assistant teaching for 5 years & is excited to begin her role as teacher! Last year, April had the opportunity to perform a piece done by Clay Daniel, the dance director at CPCC in CPCC’s spring dance concert in. April is now attending UNC Charlotte majoring in Communications & minoring in Dance.

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Cara McMahon – Instructor

Cara McMahon is from Cary, NC and is currently studying Dance Education at UNC Charlotte. She began her dance journey at the age of 2, and joined a competitive team when she was 7 years old. Growing up she studied many different styles of dance such as hip hop, ballet, tap, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, musical theatre and more. She has had the privilege of performing in the NYC Macy’s Day Parade and  American College Dance Festival. Since her time in college, Cara has joined the dance team and competed with them at the NDA Collegiate Nationals in Daytona, Florida. In her free time, she performs with an on campus dance group called: Range of Motion, and holds a position as an executive board member. Cara is so excited to get to know her students this year and become a part of the Dance Fever family!!

Tori McGinnis – Instructor

Tori is an alumni of Dance Fever Charlotte, where she spent 7 years starting at age 11. Throughout her years as a student her love of dance began to develop and through student teaching, she was able to share that love with younger dancers. Now she is overjoyed to join the staff this year as an instructor! Tori is a high-school graduate, and is currently finishing up her Associate in Art Degree at Central Piedmont Community College. Her favorite part about Dance Fever Charlotte is the sense of encouragement for individual growth while still maintaining a family-like bond with others. 

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Alexis Manickas – Substitute Instructor

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Lisa LePine- Instructor

Lisa’s early dance training began in her hometown in Upstate NY, and shaped her love and desire for the art. After receiving her BA in Psychology and Minor in Dance, Lisa became the founder and director of Lisa’s Centre of Dance Artistry (LCDA) in Oswego, New York, from 2003 to 2012. Some of the LCDA’s aluminis have landed auditions at the most prestigious dance colleges and programs in America. Others have been featured in commercials, toured with Sesame Street Live, danced with the Metropolitan Dance Company, and were featured as performers in the NYC Nutcracker Ballet, the Russian Nutcracker Ballet, and Western Line Cruise Ships. One of Lisa’s personal accolades included a bid to Vegas for the 2nd season of Fox’s hit reality television show “So You Think You Can Dance”, in the ‘Top 100 Dancers’. Her choreography has been recognized with numerous Outstanding Choreography, Technique, and Entertainment awards, along with many judges and high scores awards at nationally renowned dance talent competitions, throughout her 20 year dance teaching career. She currently is a 2nd year student, working toward her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at Wingate University. She feels blessed to be a part of the Dance Fever family, and is excited to continue her passion of teaching the art of dance.

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April Carte – Instructor

April has been a part of the Dance Fever family since she was 5, eventually joining the competition team at age 8. She has been assistant teaching for 5 years & is excited to begin her role as teacher! Last year, April had the opportunity to perform a piece done by Clay Daniel, the dance director at CPCC in CPCC’s spring dance concert in. April is now attending UNC Charlotte majoring in Communications & minoring in Dance.

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