Our Instructors

Danielle Tucker


Originally from Tennessee, Danielle began her dance training at the age of 8 under the instruction of Pat Brown-Seltzer. Ballet being her main focus, she went on to join a youth company (Ballet Arts Inc.) and danced major roles in many memorable performances such as The Nutcracker and Cinderella. At the age of 18, Danielle moved to Nashville to further pursue a career in professional dancing. She continued her studies with programs at Nashville Ballet, Joffrey Ballet of New York, and The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School of Canada, among others. In 2012, she accepted company positions with Husted Dance Company and Found Movement Group before moving to Michigan. Upon arriving in Michigan, Danielle began teaching at a local dance studio and realized she had a passion for teaching and choreographing, as well. After 3 years she, along with her mother Roxanne, decided to open Dance Arts of Holly. Danielle currently teaches ballet 1-3, tap 1, jazz 1 and 2, and contemporary 1 and 2. Outside the studio, Danielle enjoys baking, practicing photography, and spending time with her husband, Zach, and three children, Noah, Elliana, and Alden.

Aensley Meythaler

Hip Hop 1 instructor


Aensley started dance at the age of 3 at Broadway Dance Academy, and began dancing competitively shortly after. Aensley won many awards and scholarships, from competitions and conventions such as Velocity and 24 Seven, and also participated in many pageants and modeling events. After her studio closed, Aensley moved on to Dance Arts of Holly, where she met Danielle and Roxanne. She also continued on to pursue Cecchetti ballet, in which she has completed 4 grades, and is working towards her fifth. Aensley currently teaches Hip Hop. When away from the studio, she spends time with her five dogs, and her family.

Roxanne Jones


Roxanne started gymnastics at the age of 6 and went on to compete until age 16. For over 20 years, she taught preschool through advanced gymnastics and coached the competitive team at Cain's Academy in Tennessee. In addition to teaching, she also ran a day care in her home for 20 years. Upon returning to Michigan, Roxanne began teaching acro and creative movement at a local dance studio. She and her daughter, Danielle, opened Dance Arts of Holly in 2016. Roxanne’s love of children shows in her teaching! She currently teaches Preschool combo, acro 1-3, and Adaptive Dance. When Roxanne is not at the studio, you can find her spending time with her three grandchildren and pet rabbit, Gus.

Emilia Southerland

Tap 3 instructor


Emilia began taking dance classes at the age of 2, at Broadway Dance Academy. At age 5, she began attending national dance conventions and competitions such as ASH and Energy, earning many awards and scholarships. Emilia currently teaches children ages 1-12 swim lessons through Southern Lakes Parks and Rec.  At home Emilia enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs, cats, guinea pig and chickens.

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