Owner and founder of CAA, Andrea teaches many of the training classes. She loves all styles of dance, but specifically wants to teach others how to use their gifts and talents to show the love of Jesus in the community.
Coming to us from Modern Messages Dance Studio, Leilani brings her experience and charm to CAA. She loves jazz, lyrical and contemporary, but above all she loves Jesus and her family (and of course teaching dance!)
Vaganova trained, at Valentina's School of Dance, Mackenzie brings her enthusiasm for dance into the classroom. She is currently enrolled in the Worship Arts Conservatory and loves using her gifts and talents to help others worship through dance.
Emily is currently an Oakland University student studying Musical Theater. She has directed a Lion King dance production and performs in local theaters. She loves children and bringing Jesus into the classroom.
Erin is a former Mime student from the Innovo Conservatory of Physical Theater. She has studied dance in her youth and brings her sense of fellowship and adventure into the classroom. She loves to bring the presence of God into every aspect of life.
Coming to us from Hollywood, CA this actor, director, producer and all around good guy has blessed us with an Acting Class. Try acting 101 to find out how he brings Jesus into the scene!
Former Owner of Steppin' Out Dance Studio and judge for Kid's Artistic Review Dance Competition. Kim joins CAA brings us her expertise in Tap and Jazz to help develop the performer in each student.
The Office Manager of CAA, this super organized woman can also melt your heart. She has a knack for business, homeschooling and creating friendship.
Competition and Judgement fill the majority of studio atmospheres, but the classroom was never intended to be a place of comparison. It is meant to be a place of acceptance; a place where mistakes can be made and corrections help us work toward a goal. A studio is meant to be where students are united in one cause and not complaining over who got the better part. My goal is to help change the studio atmosphere by using prayer and scripture as the foundation of the classroom along with constructive correction and natural classroom discipline while providing creative opportunities. These elements should help students grow closer to the Lord while reaching toward a goal and stregnthing their relationships in the classroom.
Sometimes God calls us to do something bigger than we ever thought or imagined. Something beyond what we thought we were capable. Then he reminds us that he doesn’t call the qualified he qualifies the called. I pursue this dream because God placed it in my heart and now I see His purpose for all the trials and training over the last 25 years. His purpose has become my inspiration.
Andrea Wood has a passion to touch the heart of God through dance and to see the character of God’s children grow through the discipline of the arts. Growing up in the performing atmosphere of the former Macomb Ballet Center, she was privileged to be on stage with American Ballet Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Twyla Tharp in minor roles. Her love for dance grew at summer intensives from Ballet Magnificat, Colorado Ballet, Ballet Met and American Ballet Theater. Her training in Vaganova Ballet technique continued form childhood into adulthood through various scholarships to Western Michigan University and Oakland University where she graduated Magna Kum Laude. She was awarded the Jacob Decker Outstanding Performer Award at OU and danced as an apprentice with the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble while working as an instructor for local studios and programs like Jack’s place for Autism. She has been teaching for 17 years and is certified through Discipleship Institute of Biblical Studies from Christ Community Church. Now, Andrea pursues the dream placed in her heart to minister the love of God through teaching dance, scripture and prayer to her students at Christian Arts Academy.