Our Team

At the Academy of Dance, we firmly believe that a Dance Studio's reputation and success is closely related to the quality of its teachers.  We carefully select those teachers who we believe reflect our own beliefs of providing a fulfilling and well-rounded dance education in a family-friendly setting.
We are always looking to supplement our team with high-quality teachers.  If you believe you have what it takes to join us, please email amanda@theacademyofdance.org

Tracey Garland

Tracey Garland: T
racey has danced for as long as she can remember whether it be in formal classes or just dancing around the house. Music and movement has always run through her veins. Tracey has taught for a few local studio over her 10 year teaching career and has also choreographed for local high school’s musical productions as well as for Schoolhouse Arts Center. This will be Tracey’s 10th year with The Aacademy of Dacne. She has also been a part of the Children’s Nutcracker since its inception. You may recognize her as Mother Ginger or Grandma. Tracey is so excited to be back this year as a studio manager to share her love and passion for dance with all her students!

Danielle Payeur - is in her 3rd year at the Academy of Dance.   Dani specializes in Hip Hop dance style.  Her passion for dance and fun personality has ignited our Hip Hop program for boys and girls alike!  

Hayley Brown

Hayley Brown: This is Hayley's sixth year teaching for The Academy of Dance. She is very excited to be a part of the management team this year. Hayley has been dancing since 1993 in the Biddeford area and has been involved in competitive dance since competing in the 1998 Junior Olympic Games where she took home a gold metal. She has trained in and competed up and down the East Coast in Ballet, Tap, Clogging, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, & Contemporary dance. Formerly an NBA Gatorade League dancer, she has performed as well as choreographed for the Lady Red Claws. 

     Sarah Armstrong - This is Sarah’s 3rd year with AOD and feels very fortunate to be a part of the AOD team. Sarah has trained in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Musical Theatre Dance & Acro for many, many years throughout the seacoast area. 
She has also taught in preschools and elementary schools as a teachers assistant as well as, implementing dance programs and choreographing several musicals. She has produced and directed the shows at her own studio for 16 years. 
Sarah is very happy and grateful to be combining her love for children and her dancing soul, again.