Meet the Staff of Studio A

Aunika Browne
Owner and Director of Dance
Dance Instructor

Aunika fell in love with dance at age three after participating in a summer ballet camp. Her mom quickly enrolled Aunika in regular tap and ballet classes at the Tapestry Performing Arts Center in Boone, North Carolina. After moving to Sneads Ferry, NC at age ten, Aunika began dancing at Dance Theatre of Jacksonville. Under the direction of Debra Baile, Maura Herrera, and Ashleigh Hunter, Aunika expanded her training to include jazz, lyrical, tap, musical theater, hip hop, and contemporary. During her years on the DTOJ Protégé team Aunika traveled up and down the east coast competing and attending conventions from Atlanta, GA to New York City, NY. Aunika also had the privilege to perform choreography by guest artists such as Lauren Adams, Emily Shock and Bobby Newberry. During this time Aunika began assisting other instructors and after teaching classes of her own fell in love with dance again, but this time as a teacher. Aunika was also one of the original dancers in the Dance Theatre of Jacksonville Ballet Company and danced soloist roles in the first two annual productions of The Nutcracker. After high school Aunika went on to study Dance Performance and Choreography at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. While at USC Aunika studied under the careful instruction of Susan Anderson, Stacey Calvert, Kyra Stratsburg, Tayna Wideman-Davis, Thadeus Davis and many other guest instructors while performing both classical and original works. After returning home to North Carolina, Aunika began teaching dance full time and traveling to competitions again, but this time as an instructor. Soon, after watching her students' success on stage, Aunika realized her dream of opening her own dance studio was becoming a real possibility. Now, as Studio A is moving from a dream to reality, Aunika is happier than ever to share her love of dance and to foster the same type of passion she has found for dance within the next generation of students!

Alycia Fell
Office Manager

Alycia has been involved with Studio A since its opening in September 2017. Her daughter Alexis was an original member of the All Star cheer team and competed with Studio A for three years before graduating high school. Alycia's youngest daughter, Brianna, also competed with the Studio A Dance Company for 5 years. Before joining the Studio A staff, Alycia had 20 years of management experience. Alycia is looking forward to helping the Studio A families during the upcoming season and for years to come. 

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