Clark Academy Core Dance Instructors
We’re proud to introduce you to our talented and passionate team of dance teachers at Clark Academy. The Clark Academy’s dance instructors are highly trained in various styles of dance and continue their own dance training. Each instructor offers their unique expertise and dance style in their classes. From our tiniest of Isadorables to our fun adult dance classes, every age and dance level has several dance classes to choose from. Be sure to check out our Dance Class Schedule here.
DIRECTOR | MASTER TEACHER | CHOREOGRAPHER
Matthew Clark, Artistic Director and Founder of Clark Academy Dance Center in Buffalo, New York, provides area students with the unique opportunity to benefit from his highly acclaimed, award-winning choreography, and innovative style of instruction. As coach and choreographer for the Canadian National Tap Team, the US National Tap Team, and the US Jazz Team, Clark has repeatedly led the groups to championship titles including North American National Tap Dance Champions, Canadian National Dance Champions, World Jazz Congress, 21 World Tap Dance Championship titles and International Dance Organization’s World Jazz Champions. His teaching, competing and judging have earned him recognition as a viable member of the dance world in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia
A member of National Dance Council of America, Dance Masters of America, Dance Educators of America, World Dance Organization, New York State Dance Association of Higher Education, and the International Dance Organization.
Now Clark’s experience in teaching, competing, and judging will be rolled into a program that will help to inspire and bolster the dance community in Western NY.
You can learn more about Matthew Clark here.
Dance Instructor | Choreographer
Chanon Judson is a former student of Matthew Clark who has a successful career as a dancer and choreographer. She is the co-artistic director of the Urban Bush Women (UBW) Dance Company.
Syidah Sabir is a dancer/ choreographer born and raised right here in Buffalo, NY. Syidah has a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Masters in Entertainment.
Miss Liz is a veteran Clark Academy performer and has trained under Matthew Clark. She is an alumnus of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where she received her BFA in musical theatre.
Miss Alexa is a former student and dance teacher who continues to train under Matthew Clark. She is a passionate dancer and talented dance teacher.
Instructor | Afro Caribbean Dance
Lynette Simons is the Artistic Dance Director of the African American Cultural Center and Kakilambe Dance and Drum Performance Company.
AJ studied dance for musical theatre, modern dance, and dance improvisation at Fredonia University where he also created his dance team Enfusion.
Damario is one of our talented instructors who leads classes like Hip-Hop and assists Mr. Matthew Clark. His energy and passion for dance makes his classes fun and engaging for all dance levels.
Front Desk | Dance Mom
Ms. Brandi Mason is the friendly voice that answers the phone and the warm smile at the front desk. She is also a dance Mom to aspiring dancers enrolled here at Clark Academy.
Kathy Ryan has been instructing dance for years. She is an expert ballet teacher with a strong focus on technique which is an important foundation for all dance styles. CADC is lucky to have her talent as part of our core dance instructors.
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Click here to learn about the various dance styles and types of dance classes we offer.
Click here to learn about how to enroll as a student and register for dance classes.