AAP Dance celebrates a highly skilled, professional, and diverse instructional team. Read about two of our returning team members below:
Aileen Mapesteaches Modern, Ballet, and Tap classes at AAP Dance.
Aileen, originally from Houston, TX has an MFA, Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Arizona State University, where she was under a performance scholarship, teaching assistant and awarded Excellence in Community outreach.
She is classically trained (Houston Ballet) as well as trained by some of the leaders in contemporary dance. Aileen started teaching dance in 1999 and has since branched into several forms of movement instruction from the introductory technical level through advanced movement practices. Currently in her 16th year as an instructor she maintains a core philosophy in student centered learning. Teaching is designing an environment where collaborative problem-solving experiences construct student knowledge. Guiding diverse student populations she has found it vital to assess through mindful learning and embodied knowledge to unlock critical thinking skills, technical strength and artistic potential.
Jasmine Gray teaches Hip Hop classes at AAP Dance.
Jasmine Gray is an Atlanta, GA native with over 17+ years in the entertainment industry. Some of her accomplishments include BET Network Spring Bling Champion 2010, three time BET Network 106 & Park Dance Champion: Chris Brown Edition, dancing roles on MTV Network, international star Usher Raymond's Dance Program, multiple music videos incuding international dancehall artist T.O.K & the Home Shopping Network with Mark Ballas from "Dancing With The Stars". Also, Jasmine has been a performer for Walt Disney World and Universal Studios for over 4 years. She has been an Assistant Choreographer for The Orlando Magic Dancers & Royce Reed's (VH1's Basketball Wives) Fantashique Dance Company. Jasmine holds a Bachelor's of Science in Event Management with a minor in Dance from the University of Central Florida