2022 Instructors

Miss Chylene Player Burdick

Owner & Lead Instructor

Miss Chylene is Sumter native and Winthrop University alumni with over 36 years of teaching experience, Mrs. Chylene began her training at Betty Freed School of Dance where she quickly climbed up the ranks of Freed Spirit  at the age of 12, studying under Andrea Freed-Levenson. Majoring in business and minoring in dance, she would act as the captain/choreographer, and eventually coach of the Winthrop dance team. After her time in Fort Mill, she returned to Sumter to teach and co-founded the Rising Stars at Miss Libby's, leading them to a National Title before leaving to join forces with Miss Brenda Cranford of Hartsville and open their own dance school in Darlington, SC.  Miss Chylene later returned to her roots once again to open DREAMWORKS and uses her gifts to minister to the youth of Sumter.  Her students have traveled internationally on mission trips and have found that dance is the international language and a gift in sharing Christ with others.  

 

She traveled to Botswana, Africa in the summer 2011 to help lead a Christian children's conference. She volunteers at Crosswell Children's Home, ADMS Special Needs, ADBC Sunday School and VBS, and Harmony Church Bible Alive. Miss Chylene has taught choreography for the Alice Drive Elementary Spring Fling for the past 10 years and was the Dance gifted and Talented instructor for School District #17 for 5 years. She has national titles and choreography awards to her credit.  She was a special needs dance instructor at Public Schools in Florence and Sumter and Owned Dance Dynamics Darlington for 7 years. She is married to Paul Burdick and they have 3 wonderful children: Olivia, Austin, and Bryan. It is her true desire that every Dreamworks student feel loved and appreciated for whatever they are interested in pursuing, regardless of level or talent.  Available for solos, duet/trios and technique work.

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Miss Rebecca Koenig 

Praise dancer, Singer, & Choreographer and Dream Team Hip Hop/Jazz instructor
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Miss Rebecca will be joining us again for her 6th season with her extensive knowledge and terrific classroom manner!!! Her routines were a showstopper in our Spring Recital and her students love her!   She started dancing at the age of 5 in Manning, SC. In elementary school, she moved up to Sumter and joined Miss Libby’s Dance  where she studied several different styles of dance and worked her way up to be a company dance team member.

Rebecca has experience in leading and choreographing hip-hop, lyrical, jazz and praise dance. In the summer, Rebecca traveled to Dallas, TX to choreograph performance shows for Premier Designs National Rally. She is a also a singer and performer.

She is the Hip Hop director for competitive and recreational classes, as well as, her innovating tap, jazz, and lyrical choreography.  She is a preschool dance specialist.

She has led VBS worship at Alice Drive Baptist Church and Harmony Church.  She has been the director of our Westside Christian Academy program for the past 2 years and will continue.  She has been an asset to our Adult dance program for years. She absolutely loves using her talents for the Lord and would like to give it all back to Him. She is married to Ehrin and has three daughters, Lilly, Mills and Ross.  She is the owner of RKphotography and one of the best in town!

Jane Player Privette

Front Desk
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Miss Jane has called Sumter home for over 50  years. She has been the entertainment director for the Iris Festival for years.  With more than 40  years of experience under her belt, she is the director of the Little Miss Sumter/Manning preliminaries and the Iris Festival Pageant.  She ran her own baton and modeling school for several years in the Sumter Community at PARD and the Sumter Y.  She is now teaching baton for us.

 

She worked as a realtor and administrative assistant at Alice Drive Baptist Church. She has been with DDA since the beginning, she loves people and is always willing to help. She is married to Ken Privette and they have 5 children  and ALOT of grandkids and great grandchildren who love to dance.

Miss Misty Washburn

Assistant to the Director, Dance Instructor
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Miss Misty  grew up in Texas dancing for years. Dancing herself and watching her 4 children take multiple classes at DDA makes her a wealth of knowledge at our studio.  She is one of our Adult dancers in our tap. She is a wonder with our Wiggle and Giggle at ADBC.

Misty handles all things in the lobby during classes and loves to help.  She is active at Alice Drive Baptist Church in  AWANAS.  We are grateful for her delightful soul and encouraging ways.

LTC Jason Washburn brought her to us thanks to the US ARMY with their 4 wonderful children.  Marti, Chris, Daralynn, and JJ are all dancers and make our studio a happy place. 

All four of her children volunteer daily at the studio in any capacity to make DDA as awesome as possible!

Miss Riquelle Robinson (Coach Rocky)

 Gymnastics and Acrodance
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Miss Riquelle has a extensive and diverse background in gymnastics, cheer, and dance.  Riquelle AKA Coach Rocky is a Sumter Native and a graduate of Sumter High School. In 2015, she graduated from Coker University with a Bachelor of Arts degree n Exercise Science and a Dance Minor.  She went on to receive her Masters in Higher Education Administration from Columbia College in 2016.  Growing up she was always involved in gymnastics, cheer and dance.  Riquelle has 16 years of coaching experience.  She has a mobile business for Private Gymnastics training in your home.   She hopes to inspire her students to push for their personal best and never give up!  Available for private lessons.

Team Jazz 

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Miss Kimberly Langley McCorquodale
began her training in Columbia. She studied at Calvert Brodie and The Southern Strutt and received a dance scholarship to attend the University of SC with Susan Anderson.  Kimberly has been and adjudicator fpr several national talent competitions including Starpower and Star Systems.   Her choreography was teliveised on the Miss America pageant and featured in the Carolina Magazine.  She has coached severla High school teams.  Students under her tutelege have received numerous honors including scholarships to Youth American grand prix, The Dance Awards, Grand talent at Miss Sc pageant, admissions to Point Park and performances with The Rockettes, Joffrey, The Rock, on Broadway and Disney.
She has two awesome kids Kamrym (18) and Dustin (16). 
 

Cheer Pom

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Miss Brittany Baker
grew up cheering and enjoyed all aspects of it. 

She is a ISSA certified personal trainer and kickboxing instructor.  She is a certified nutritionist and owns BBs Fitness & Spray tans and Ann's Fireworks.
She is married to Dustin and has a daughter Harley.  Most weekends you can catch them racing at Sumter Speedway.

Classical Ballet

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Kirsten Ferlazzo
is a dance education major and the University of SC and ballet is her first love.  She was born and raised in Culpepper VA.  She danced at Marie's School of Ballet and Avery Ballet in Culpepper and Fredericksburg.  She has been teaching for 5 years and loves the classroom.  
She is performing with the USC dance company.

Team Tap

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Miss Cassidy Jones Allen

 is a Sumter native who has been dancing since the age of 3 and joined the Dreamworks Dance competitive team at age 12 where she learned multiple styles of dance under the guidance of Miss Chylene. 

During her time as a student she was a student assistant and went on to teach on her own in 2014. 

In 2017 she also was given a job as a tap instructor for Dancin on Main in Lake City. 

Over the past 6 years her choreography has won numerous awards and continues to challenge her students. 

Miss Cassidy is also an ISSA certified personal trainer and nutrition coach. Along with dance she is currently the studio manager for F45 training in Sumter. 

She is married to Jaka Allen and have a son named Henry. 

Miss Cassidy is super excited to be back “home” at dreamworks and loves working with the students she has seen grow as dancers. 

Miss Olivia Burdick

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acro Substitute Instructor 
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Miss Olivia is a full time nursing student at Midlands Tech and a professional dancer with the UnBound Dance Company.  Olivia is a master teacher in the Carolinas and on staff with Southeast Showdown Dance Competition.  She is our favorite sub and one of our competition choreographers.  She grew up dancing at Dreamworks. At 16, she was selected and attended a 5 week intensive ballet study with the Governor's School for the Arts in Greenville, SC in 2018. She is a Jump VIP Finalist, REVEL scholarship winner, Dance Makers scholarship winner and also has won numerous regional and national dance awards, National scholarships, New York and LA dance scholarships.

She toured with Southeast Showdown as emcee and judged.

She was selected as  Most Friendliest as her SHS Senior Superlative, where she was on the track team, SHS Pageant winner, SHS Dance Team and a member of the National Honor society. 

She attended the Acrobatic Arts Training in 2017 as an assistant.  She began assisting classes at DDA at 10 years old.  She is sought after as a teacher and choreographer and will be offering private lessons this year. 

*photos curteousy of Rebecca Koenig Photography, Limelite Photography, and Kari Sprinkle Photography.

Mr Joseph Boyd - guest instructor and choreographer

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Miss Heather Dubose - guest instructor and choreographer

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