Staff of ADSD
We are committed to the belief that exceptional dance training builds enduring life skills. In addition to providing excellent dance instruction, our expert faculty takes pride in teaching children the skills of focusing and commitment as well as the importance of discipline and respect of self and others, valuable skills which will stay with our students for life.
Angel DeSouza has been actively operating Angel DeSouza's School of Dance, LTD. for 24years. She is proud to be the owner and director of one of the largest and most thriving studios in the tri-cities and surrounding areas. Angel began dancing as a toddler and has continued non-stop ever since. She has studied dance continuously in order to keep up with the modern world and the ever-changing industry. She specializes in all areas offered through the studio, and prides herself not only in the skills and techniques of dance, but also the artistry and passion. She has studied under well known dancers and choreographers such as Frank Hatchett, Janice Barringer, and Tom Alexander. Angel cherishes her relationships she creates as a teacher to her students; she prides herself as being a great role model as well as a mentor. One of Angel's most prized accomplishments is being able to set a foundation for her students to flourish and thrive as professionals in the dance industry. Among those accomplishments, there are numerous alumni students that have gone on to open their own studios, students who have moved to Hollywood to pursue dancing careers, students who have gone on to be Master teachers themselves, and students who are now performing on tour as dance captains for today's hottest singing sensations. Many adults that are alumni of ADSD are gainfully employed in the dance industry, even as professional cheerleaders for the Redskins and the Lady Raiders of Richmond. Many of Angel's students have also been candidates for the governor's schools and specialty centers as a choice for a High school, focusing on dance. Angel is so incredibly honored to be able to share her passion of dance with all of her students. She considers herself beyond blessed to be able to make a difference in a child's life through dance. Whether it is building a student's self confidence, or leading a dance team to be nationally recognized, these are the reasons that she will always, "Keep on Dancing."
Assistant Director/ Choreographer
Hannah Ford is celebrating her 18th year of dance. She started dancing at the age of 2. She has been with Angel for the past 7 years and teaching full time for the last 5. She has continuously studied dance for the past 17 years. She has expanded her dance experience through local, regional, and national dance competitions. She has been to a variety of dance conventions and taken dance from many Master teachers. She has studied dance up and down the East Coast. She is currently studing cosmetology and is an employee of Angel DeSouza's School of Dance. Hannah is a great assest to our studio.
Alyssa has been a member of the ADSD Family since the age of 2. She is a recent graduate of Prince George High School where she was a member of the Prince George Royalettes. Alyssa has competed with the DeSouza's Diamonds for 14 years traveling up and down the east coast. She has attended numerous workshops and training to include being selected for the New York Rockette's Summer Intensive. Alyssa is so excited to get to continue her love for dance and ADSD as an instructor and choreographer.
Alisa Bondurant began dancing at the age of two, and hasn’t stopped since. She is a graduate of Colonial Heights High School. Alisa has trained both locally and nationally as a recreational and competitive dancer. Alisa started on her first competition team at age 11, she has won numerous awards and titles. At the age of 15 she was selected to be a Caravan Kid while attending a Dance Caravan workshop and competition.She currently resides in Colonial Heights with her daughter Briahna. Alisa is excited to begin her journey at ADSD as a teacher!
Sara Beth Henderson
ADSD Student Teachers
Destiny Childs, Kendall Garzini, Ella Ackerman, & Leah Battle,