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OUR INSTRUCTORS

Emily Slicker - Owner

Emily Slicker

Owner

Since 2001, Slick Motion Studios owner, Emily Slicker has been a passionate and active leader in the dance community. After starting her career in Louisville, Kentucky, she and her family moved to Palmetto, FL in 2018. Her husband, David and their 4 sons have loved being able to call Florida "home". She has eagerly sought to bring a new energy to the dance community around her.


Her vision behind Slick Motion Studios is to grow and train up well-rounded performers that are prepared to boldly conquer any stage, dance floor or situation life throws at them while loving others well along the way.

Abi McNulty - Instructor

Abi McNulty

Instructor/Choreographer

Since her first dance lesson at 7 years old, Abi has diligently cultivated her natural gifts of dancing and encouraging others to be a bright light on and off the stage. She has been under the instruction of some of the most well respected Modern/Contemporary choreographers from around the country.

In her down time, Abi enjoys attending conventions as a dancer to grow her abilities and inspire her choreography development processes. She loves being able to help younger dancers find joy in movement and helping them to see the blessing in the talents they have been given.

Sofia Leavitt - Instructor

Sofia Leavitt

Instructor/Choreographer

Sofia grew up in Washington, DC & has been dancing for over 20 years. She, her husband and their two daughters, recently moved to the area! Sofia has worked alongside top choreographers from LA and New York. From Stephanie Jojokian, Darrin Henson, Kyle Hanagami, and Jaquel Knight just to name a few. She has taught various styles of dance for over 13 years.

Sofia works hard to teach confidence, teamwork, self-esteem, self-worth, responsibility, and leadership to her students. She is very eager to share her passion for dance and make a positive impact on the community.

Jacob Melton - Instructor

Jacob Melton

Instructor/Choreographer

After receiving a BA in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition from CSULB, Jacob enrolled in the ABT National Training Program.

 

As a teacher he has taught ballet classes at the Onstage Dance Center, The Dance Co., Beach Cities Dance Studio, McCoy Rigby Arts, and the Dance West Dance Studio. As a Performer he performed with The O.C. Metropolitan Ballet Company for over ten years and his experience includes dancing soloist and corpse roles in: “A Mid Summer Night's Dream,” “Petrushka,” and “The Nutcracker.” He has also performed in international dance festivals in Prague, Spain, and Italy.

 

As a student, he performed in over 40 school productions featuring ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, and contemporary dance. His early ballet training was based on classical Russian technique, and in college (CSULB) he studied under Lorin Johnson, Steven Hyde, and Lisa Johnson. He has also taken master classes with Travis Wall, Denise Wall, and Mandy Moore.

 

Jacob is a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports and Medicine, NASM, and specializes in gym cross training for dancers. Jacob has a NASM specialization in Virtual coaching and is a NASM certified Youth Exercise Specialist.

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