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Meet our TEAM!

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Owner and
Artistic Director

Lynn Fleetwood-Dukes

Lynn is the current owner of Fleetwood Dance Center and the Artistic Director of Fleetwood Dance Theatre, Inc. She received her early dance training under Pittman Corry, Karen Conrad, Yurek Lazowski and Richard Gain. She furthered her studies at Florida State University and North Carolina School of the Arts. Lynn also holds a BBA degree in Marketing from Georgia State University. Her students have been seen in performance with Fox 5 Good Day Atlanta, Walt Disney World and FOCUS.

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Ballet, Pointe,
Lyrical, and Modern

Joy Pyle Dameron

A native of the Washington D.C. area, Joy studied dance at The Washington School of Ballet under the direction of Mary Day, Lupe Serrano, Victoria Leigh, Patricia Berrend and Rudolph Kharatian. As a youth she was selected to join The Young Dancers of the Washington Ballet with performed with the Washington Ballet Company. She later joined the Southern Ballet Theatre (now The Orlando Ballet), and continued her career dancing with the company and teaching at The Southern Ballet School of Dance. Joy has been instructing at Fleetwood Dance Center since 2000.

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Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary,
and Modern

Rachel Zervakos

Rachel earned her B.F.A. in Dance at The Boston Conservatory. She received her initial dance training at Tolbert-Yilmaz School of Dance in Roswell, GA, and attended summer intensives including American Ballet Theatre, Kaatsbaan Extreme Ballet, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and Walnut Hill. She has performed major roles in many classical ballets including The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Giselle, as well as contemporary works by José Limón, Trey McIntyre, and Twyla Tharp. Her choreography has been performed at BalletFest Atlanta, Fleetwood Dance Theater's "The Nutcracker," and Dance 101 Atlanta’s Performance Series multiple times. Rachel is an American Ballet Theatre ABT® Certified Teacher.

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Hip-Hop, Jazz, and contemporary

Perlizbeth De Leon

Perlizbeth De Leon is originally from North Carolina, graduating from Appalachian State University with a B.S. degree in Art Education (K-12). Her style is a unique fusion of hip hop, contemporary, jazz, popping, house, and waacking. She has choreographed for local Atlanta artists like Jennifer Chung, Sadie Nicole, and Ambra Denise. Other creative work includes showcases, and video concepts. Perlizbeth was recently selected for the new Summer Choreographic Residency at Dance Canvas and Atlanta Contemporary. We're excited that she is a part of our team!

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Hip-Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theater

Laura Uchida

Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Laura started her dance training competing at local studios and deepened her love of the theatre arts in high school. She went on to obtain a BFA in Acting with a dance minor from Pace University (NYC). After furthering her dance/acting career in LA, she returned home to Atlanta to start a family and Q&U Productions (a videography company). Laura started teaching at various studios in high school, has choreographed numerous theatrical productions/films, and has been a proud member of the Fleetwood staff since 2013.

Victoria

Hip-hop, Modern, Contemporary,
Tap, Jazz, Ballet

Victoria Diamond

Victoria Diamond, a native of Atlanta, GA, began dancing at age three and continued to perform throughout her childhood in numerous community performances, regional and national dance competitions, and the 1996 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies. She accepted a dance scholarship to Brenau University Women’s College, where she received her BFA in Dance Pedagogy with a minor in French. She was a member of the Brenau Dance Ensemble, the Gainesville Ballet Company, and Duende Dance Theater. For over 20 years, Victoria has been teaching and sharing her love of dance to students throughout Georgia, Ohio, and Oregon. At home, she is a busy mom to her four sons.

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Hip-Hop

Xavier Lewis

Xavier Lewis, aka Xay Zoleil, is an American dancer, musician, writer, comedian, and DJ. Xavier has been teaching and performing in the Atlanta area for almost 10 years. Xavier is the former Dance Director for Grayson High School and teaches at many studios in and around the metro-Atlanta area. Xavier has also been a background dancer for musical artists, such as B.O.B. Xavier has received multiple awards for choreography. Xavier directs and produces two dance concerts a year. Xavier recently signed a contract to be a part of the traveling dance intensive, Elevate Dance Workshop. He is also currently touring with Kids Artistic Revue dance competition as well as finishing his residency with Dance Canvas and Atlanta Contemporary.

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Front Desk

Beth Leigh Welsh

Beth Leigh joined the Fleetwood staff in 2016 and keeps our operation running smoothly. As a mother, she loves working with the children at the studio, and watching them grow in their aspiration of dance. Beth Leigh is your “go-to” person whenever you need assistance or information about the dance center.

* We also invite guest artists who teach and perform throughout the season *