Chicago Dance Academy

Faculty

Jane Meredith - Director; Academy, Open and Adult Divisions - Chicago Dance Academy

Jane Meredith

Director; Academy, Open and Adult Divisions

Jane Meredith, School Director, is a native of Norfolk, Virginia. She received her early training at the Academy of Tidewater Ballet and the Norfolk Civic Ballet. She then continued her studies at the University of Utah, where she was placed in senior and graduate level dance classes upon entry and was a William F. Christensen Scholarship recipient. She joined Ballet West after her freshman year. Read more.

Caroline Anglim - Primary, Academy and Adult Divisions - Chicago Dance Academy

Caroline Anglim

Primary, Academy and Adult Divisions

Caroline Anglim is a dancer and dance educator from Knoxville, TN. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Religious Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School. She has enjoyed teaching creative movement and ballet for the last nine years and during that time has also had the privilege of performing lead roles Read more.

Brittany Benington - Primary and Academy Divisions - Chicago Dance Academy

Brittany Benington

Primary and Academy Divisions

Brittany Benington began her dance training in Huntington Beach, CA. She later traveled to San Francisco to train with the San Francisco Ballet School in the advanced division. Brittany has also studied during the summers with American Ballet Theatre, School of American Ballet, Boston Ballet, and Houston Ballet Academy. She began her professional career dancing with the City Ballet of San Diego. Brittany went on to dance as a company artist with the Los Angeles Ballet, Ballet Tucson, and Madison Ballet. Read more.

Becca Cain - Academy, Open and Adult Divisions - Chicago Dance Academy

Becca Cain

Academy, Open and Adult Divisions

Becca received her early dance training in her hometown of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, and at the Minnesota Ballet and Royal Winnipeg Ballet professional programs, Read more.

Chloe Duryea - Guest Teacher - Chicago Dance Academy

Chloe Duryea

Guest Teacher

Chloe is currently a dancer with James Sewell Ballet. She  received her early dance training near her hometown of Haslett, Michigan. Upon attending the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Summer Intensive in Detroit, she was selected by ABT as a National Training Scholar in 2007 and 2008 and subsequently attended the ABT Summer Intensive for two years as a full-scholarship student. Read more.

Jacob Frazier - Rocket Boys, Academy and Adult Divisions - Chicago Dance Academy

Jacob Frazier

Rocket Boys, Academy and Adult Divisions

Jacob Frazier, Giordano Dance Chicago, started his dance training in Ballet, Modern, and Jazz in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Butler Tech School of the Arts in 2012 and attended Point Park University where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance with a concentration in Modern Dance. While attending Point Park, Jacob has had the privilege of training and performing a variety of works by José Limóne, Lar Lubovitch, Dwight Rhoden, Mark Morris, Brian Enos, Jessica Lange, Douglas Bentz, and served as dance/fight captain for Oklahoma! under the direction of Patrick Cassidy. Read more.

Amanda Newman - Primary Division - Chicago Dance Academy

Amanda Newman

Primary Division

Amanda received her BA in Musical Theatre Performance from Columbia College Chicago. While there, she emphasized training in ballet, studying with Anna Paskevska, Natalie Rast, and Emily Stein. Read more.

Maxine Patronik - Primary and Open/Adult Divisions - Chicago Dance Academy

Maxine Patronik

Primary and Open/Adult Divisions

Maxine is a Chicago based dancer, teacher, and choreographer. Originally from Barrington, IL, she grew up training classically at Barrington Dance Academy and Faubourg School of Ballet, as well as Visceral Dance Center and Lou Conte Dance Studio. She recently graduated summa cum laude in 2017 from Alonzo King's LINES Ballet BFA Program at Dominican University of California, with her degree in dance. Read more.