STAFF

Antwan Sessions - Artistic Director and Founder of Namari Dance Center

ANTWAN SESSIONS

Owner & Artistic Director of Namari Dance Center
Co-Owner of Namari Dance Conservatory
Artistic Director of Namari Ballet

Antwan Sessions, native of Charleston, South Carolina started his dancing career while attending North Springs High School located in Sandy Springs, Georgia. There he found his passion for dance. Searching for outside training, Antwan join Total Dance in Adamsville, Georgia where he studied Ballet, Modern, & Jazz dance. Since then he’s attended several dance school under a full scholarship such as, Renaissance International School of Performing Arts (RISPA) in Milton, Georgia, Atlanta’s Resource for Entertainment & Arts (AREA), Burklyn Ballet, Tolbert Yilmaz, and Metropolitan Ballet Theatre in Alpharetta, Georgia to name a few. Antwan’s passion for dance has allowed him to perform and teach in places like Denver, San Francisco, Mexico, Canada, China, Europe, Africa and so many more.  Some of Antwan’s credits include: Assisting for Georgina Louchiey who’s the Artistic Director/Co Owner of RISPA. He’s danced for Tracy Vogt 

of Philadanco, Kim Robards of Kim Robards Dance, Kiki Ely of ATLA, Stephan Reynolds of Cirque Du Soleil, and Jeffrey Page former choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance and Beyonce. Not limiting himself to concert dance, Antwan was the principal dancer for Sea Beach Resort in Egypt for a year, he also danced in former Danity Kane member D. Woods in her music video “Best You Got”  toured China with pop artist Christah Ray as well as toured with artist Nikki Jane. He is now the Founder of Lamorris Namari Contemporary Ballet Company, Co-Owner of Namari Dance Conservatory and  Artistic Director/Owner of Namari Dance Center.

Dana Crigler - Co Owner of Namari Conservatory

DANA CRIGLER

Co-Owner of Namari Conservatory

Hailing from the Windy City, Dana was born, raised and trained in Chicago, IL. She started her training at the age of 4 with Jack and Kathleen Villari at American Dance Center and finished her professional training under the guidance Elizabeth Boitsov at Boitsov Classical Ballet. She has performed professionally with Lamorris Namari Ballet Company (principal)Southwest Ballet Theatre (guest artist), and Boitsov Ballet. Her professional dance career was temporarily interrupted with the blessing of a wonderful husband and 5 beautiful children, which have been her rocks of support in coming out of retirement to perform professionally again and teaching full-time. All of her students, co-workers, and fellow dance professionals are here family and she feels so blessed to be able to share her gifts and experiences. 

Shervoski Moreland - Co Owner of Namari Dance Center

SHERVOSKI MORELAND

Co-Owner of Namari Dance Center / Business Manager
Hailing from Athens, Georgia - Shervoski Moreland is a lifetime creative, as well as Producer of two years. His initial foray into the entertainment industry came by way of being a professional dancer. His dance interests began at a very impressionable age and remained consistent throughout his school aged years. Upon graduating from high school, Shervoski embarked on his professional entertainment journey and has services several notable entertainment journey and has services several notable entertainment brands in a plethora of capacities including VH1, Tyler Perry Studios, Swirl Film Studios, TVONE, among others. In 2017, Shervoski began serving as an intern & assistant and subsequently as Associate Producer for Derek Blanks Productions. Accredited work attributed to hm in his tenure includes work with artist such as Keke Palmer, Missy Elliot, Cynthia Ervio, Fantasia, Vanesa Bell Calloway, and so many more. Presently, Shervoski serves as the Executive Producer for IBC Productions and Co-Owner of Namari Dance Center
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HARMONY CLAIR

Namari Ballet - Ballet Mistress
Harmony lives and breathes dance. She is a classically trained ballet dancer who at age 12 began spending summers on full scholarship training at the School of American Ballet (NYCB's official school), and then moved to San Francisco to finish her high school years studying on full scholarship with the prestigious San Francisco Ballet. At 18 she accepted a company contract with Boston Ballet, and later danced with Hartford Ballet under Kirk Peterson. Even after retiring as a professional ballerina, she has spent most of her life, well, choreographing life. It's impossible for her to hear music and not dance to it, or see movement and beauty in every moment of life. 
Teresa Wilson - Tap & Horton Dance Instructor

TERESA WILSON

Tap & Horton 
Teresa is a graduate from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA with a BFA in Dance Education. Throughout her journey at The University of the Arts, she was invited to perform with Philadelphia's West African Dance Company. Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble, by Emmy Award nominated choreographer Jeffrey Page, and has performed works created by Pearl Primus (restaged by Kim Bears-Bailey). In the years, Teresa has assisted with the production of Jazmine Sullivan's London Performance, performed in Debbie Allen's Brothers of the Knight, Sir Rosevelt, Step Up: High Waters, HBO's The Watchmen, BET's American Soul, HBO Max's Doom Patrol and the Triumph Awards. Teresa recently finished touring internationally with recording artist Keith Sweat as the dance captain. Since touring, she set sail with Norwegian Cruise Lines as a singer and dancer for Broadway's After Midnight. She is now back home performing with City Gate Dance Theater and The Tap Rebels, and teaching dance across the metro Atlanta area. 
Gabriella Escalona - Ballet & Pointe Instructor

GABRIELLA ESCALONA

Ballet / Pointe
Born in Caracus, Venezuela, Gabriella started her professional training at age 17 under the tutelage of Nina Novak, former principal dancer of Ballet Russe of Monte Carlo. After graduating from the Nina Novak Ballet Academy. She was invited to be part of the pre-professional ballet program at Kirov Ballet Academy of Washington, DC. In 2015 she returned to Venezuela to continue her training and performing the Ballet Munipal el Hatillo. Under the direction of Rumen Rashev, former principal dancer at Sofia Opera in Bulgaria. Gabriella performed the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Giselle Act II and others. In 2017, she joined the main company of Company de Ballet del Teatro Teresa Carreno. In 2018, she started teaching at the Ballet de la Mar in Caracas. One of the best ballet schools in Venezuela under the Vanganova method, she taught levels: beginners/intermediate, introduction to pointe work to kids ages 10-14 and adult beginners classes.
Riawna Muckle - Kinderdance Program Instructor

RIAWNA MUCKLE

Kinderdance / Combo Classes
Riawna Muckle is a 20 years old graduate of Apalachee High School who's currently attending Georgia State University pursuing a bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene. Riawna acquired a passion for dance at the early age of 4. She started out at East Athens Educational Dance Center is located in Athens, Georgia. She would perform each year in stellar pieces for them in their Annual Productions at the Historic Morton Theatre. She later started to more rigorously in Decatur, Georgia with Dancers for His Glory Dance Academy (DFHG), under the direction of Miss Sharon Farmer. While at DFHG, Riawna join the traveling competitions team, which gave her opportunities to train at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre of Harlem. In 2007 Riawna and her fellow dance mates. Represented the United States at Starpower Talent Competition World Competition!
Kari Speakman - Tumbling and Acro Instructor

KARI SPEAKMAN

Tumbling
Starting at the age of 14 under her own gymnastics coach, Kari has 23 years of coaching experience that includes: Founding and Directing: Dance Gymnastics and More Studio with Jessamine Supreme Competition Cheer Program in Lexington Kentucky - Head Coach for the Varsity Cedar Shoals Competition Cheer Squad, Founder, Choreographer and Director of SHINE tumbling team in Athens, Georgia, and Director of Indiana Xtreme Competitions Cheer Squad in Indianapolis, IN. She also coached in 4 University of Georgia Gymnastics Summer camps for competitive gymnasts from all of the country.