AAP Dance celebrates a highly skilled, professional, and diverse instructional team. Read about our new team members below:
Jessica Bell teaches Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Fun Fusion, Creative Dance and Worship Technique classes at AAP Dance.
Jessica Bell was born and raised in Ormond Beach, Florida. She attended Father Lopez Catholic High School where she competed in national competitions with the Dancing Green Waves. With this team she won many titles including UDA National Champion in Prop 2007. After high school, Jessica attended Santa Fe College and began to get plugged into the dance community in Gainesville. After a year, she transferred to the University of Florida earning a BFA in dance. Here, Jessica trained not only in modern and ballet, but in West African dance as well, under the direction of Mohamed Dacosta. Jessica also trained with Kritsin O’Neal, David Dorfman, Tiffany Rynard, Tzveta Kassabova, and Orange Grove Dance. Through Shands Hospital, Jessica became interested in Arts and Medicine, receiving a scholarship to research the benefits of dance on recovering cancer patients.
In her teaching, she strives to look at dance through the lens of anatomy, understanding the body to enhance movement quality.
She currently dances with Emotions Dance Company and is working on her own project to premier at Creative City this October.
Laura Moore teaches Ballet classes at AAP Dance.
Laura Moore has 20-years’ experience performing as principal dancer with Atlanta Ballet, Ballet South, Cleveland/San Jose Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Sarasota Ballet and St. Louis Ballet. She has performed across the country and internationally, and shared the stage with Cynthia Gregory, Ethan Stiefel and Rudolf Nureyev.
Laura has been a faculty member of the Atlanta and Sarasota Ballet Schools, with over ten years’ experience teaching all levels of ballet, staging ballets and creating choreography. She is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level III of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. Laura has also completed John White’s seminars for teachers covering Years 1 through 6 of the Vaganova (Russian) Syllabus.
After retiring as a dancer, Laura attended the University of South Florida, gaining her undergraduate degree in accounting and her MBA. She is forever grateful for the opportunity to pass on the discipline, technique and artistry of ballet.
David Arrington teaches Hip Hop classes at AAP Dance.
Willie "David" Arrington II is a native of Orlando, Florida. He specializes in Hip-Hop and Pantomime. David has choreographed for many recording artists around the Central Florida area, as well as being a background dancer/singer for various artists. He is the founder of several Hip Hop based dance groups and loves working with and teaching dance to his students of all ages. David has a special gift and passion for inspring youth to be their best. Aside from the movement, David says the most important thing for him is making sure his students stay encouraged and that they believe in themselves no matter what.
David is an all around performer and he embodies several musical/artistic gifts. Not only does he sing and dance, but he also has been playing the piano and drums since he was 11yrs of age.
David is excited to be joining AAP Dance this year. He looks forward to sharing his style of hard-hitting, precise movement, an encouraging personality, and lots of fun.