Instructors

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul" - Martha Graham

RayAnn Bradford

RayAnn Bradford

Miss RayAnn is our Studio Director. She has been dancing since she was 6 years old. Studying Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, and Pointe. She was a competitive dancer for 8 years winning many high golds and first overalls. She studied dance at Dance Revolution under the direction of Sue Marotte and Drew Marotte, Tayler's Dance Academy under the direction of Tayler Holt, and Generations Performing Arts Center under the direction of Angie Haver and Cindy Straub. She has been a student teacher for several years, and started teaching dance at the age of 16. She graduated high school in 2016 and is now enjoying life as a dance instructor and small business entrepreneur.

Madeline Querry

Madeline Querry began dancing at the age of 3, starting with tap dancing, and by 6, she was taking all styles of dance. She started competing with a tap solo at age 7 where her passion and love for tap took off. Competing for 12 years, she has been in over 50 competitions, 24 conventions and has been awarded 12 scholarships. She was crowned 2016 Miss Teen Rainbow Dancer of the Year with her tap solo, “Beat It.” She has taken classes from famous choreographers such as Gregg Russell, Ryan Lohoff, Brill Barrett, Mark Osborn whom all awarded Madeline many scholarships and invitations to tap fests and conventions. She will be attending Mount Vernon Nazarene University majoring in Business Management and minor in Human Resources in the Fall. Madeline is currently in remission of cancer known as HLH. She wishes to graduate college and find a career in her field, continue teaching tap, as well as remain healthy and happy. She plans to study abroad with school and volunteer to give back to others.

Brandon Hunt

Brandon Hunt has been dancing since the age of 10. He has studied Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater, and Ballroom. He has competed in many competitions over the years being awarded several scholarships along the way for Tap. He was selected as an On Tour Dancer for Jazz On Tap On Tour under the direction of Marcus Alford and Annie Day. Brandon is a Direct Care Service Provider here in Mount Vernon. He plans on attending paramedic school in the fall at COTC. In his free time, Brandon enjoys fishing.

Kevia Calkins

Miss Kevia began dancing at the age of 8. She studied ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, and modern under the direction of Carole Ogg and Emily Thompson. She taught jazz, ballet and cheer dance classes throughout high school and college, as well as attending many dance workshops in Michigan, Chicago and New York. Miss Kevia continued to study dance and perform in college, graduating with a minor in dance from Ohio Wesleyan University. After college, she coached JV & Varsity Cheerleading for the Mt. Vernon Yellow Jackets and then accepted a teaching position at East Knox Elementary. She teaches first grade at East Knox and loves spending time with her husband John, daughters, Josie & Kensley, and son, Tucker. Miss Kevia is very excited to be dancing again with the Bradford Academy of Dance family!