Laura Brown, Assistant Director and Instructor
Laura began dancing at the age of 11 at Miss Lisa's Dance Studio in St. Louis, Missouri, where she studied jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical, and modern techniques. She moved to Noblesville, Indiana in 2005 where she began dancing with and assisting April Jamerson - previous director of Renovate Dance - in jazz, ballet, tap, hip-hop, broadway, modern, and contemporary techniques. From 2006-2010, Laura toured over 20 Indianapolis high schools performing hiphop and contemporary with Eastgate Studios Inc. for over 15,000 students. Laura has also gained global teaching experience training students overseas. In June 2010, Laura traveled to Nairobi, Kenya where she taught dance classes for students residing in the Mathare Valley slum. In June the following year, she had the opportunity to travel to Lusaka, Zambia where she taught dance in a small, private school. Laura has over ten years of teaching experience, in many techniques, for students ranging ages 2-56. She currently lives in Indianapolis with her husband, Emory, and their two kitties. When she's not dancing, you can find her tending exotic plants, eating chocolate chip cookies, camping with her family, and traveling as often as possible.
Kelly Follett, Instructor
Kelly began dancing at the age of 8 with April Jamerson, previous director of Renovate Dance. Kelly’s training includes jazz, ballet, modern/lyrical, tap, and hip-hop. Six years ago, Kelly became an assistant teacher at Renovate and developed a love for teaching and working with young children. In 2015, Kelly was promoted to lead teacher at Renovate and has truly loved every part of it. Kelly has also had the opportunity to take dance to other parts of the world through her missions work. In 2014, she traveled to Jamaica, alongside April Jamerson, to help teach dance clinics in several different schools. In 2015, Kelly traveled to Nairobi, Kenya, and led dance classes for children attending the Bondeni School. Kelly recently gradated from Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School and will be attending Moody Bible Institute in the fall of 2017. Kelly is passionate about being able to connect, and share the gospel message, through dance.
Angela Williams, Director and Instructor
Angela began her classical ballet training at age 8 at the Brighton School of Ballet, a Russian Vaganova pre-professional ballet school located in Brighton, Michigan. During her teen summers, she traveled and attended the summer dance programs for the Boston Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, Cechetti Council of America as well as several others. She trained in many forms of dance including: classical ballet, pointe, pas de deux, variations, modern, lyrical, character, jazz, hip-hop, African, improvisation and more. During her training, Angela attended lectures and classes focusing on nutrition, injury prevention, anatomy and dance history. She attended Butler University with an arts administration major, which provided an excellent opportunity to continue her dance training in a pre-professional environment while working towards a business degree. After several injuries at Butler, she lost her passion for dance and decided to focus all her efforts on school work and changed her major to journalism and double majored in public and corporate communications. After graduating from Butler in 1999, she married her husband, Max, and started a career in public relations, event planning and marketing. After the birth of their first child, Angela became a stay-at-home mom. Angela and her family moved to Zionsville in 2008 and began attending Traders Point Christian Church. Shortly after, Angela began taking and teaching dance classes through the TPCC Dance Ministry. During this time, Angela found a new joy in dance using movement as a way to honor and glorify Jesus. In 2013, the dance ministry became Renovate Dance. In 2015, the creator and director of Renovate Dance, April Jamerson, relocated to Texas with her family to plant Renovate Church Austin. It has truly been a blessing and an honor for Angela to carry on the heart and mission of Renovate Dance.