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 2017 - 2018 DanZQuest Staff

 Tanya Evers

  Tanya Evers was born and raised in Wilmington, NC!  Tanya graduated from New Hanover High School and attended Cape Fear Community College for 2 1/2 years.  Tanya has an 18 year old daughter, Taylor who attends East Carolina University.   Tanya has been dancing since the age of 7 and has a background in tap, jazz, ballet and clogging.  She has competed in competitions her whole life.  Being a member of the Cripple Creek Cloggers competitive team in Burgaw, NC was where she found her desire to focus on clogging, in hopes of teaching clogging one day.   Tanya taught dance at two studios in Wilmington for 8 years then she decided it was time to open DanZQuest!  Tanya wanted to open a studio where dance and family could be one.   So DanZQuest opened it doors in 2002, a studio "Where Dance and Family are ONE"!  In 2006 Tanya was inducted into the All American Clogging Hall of Fame Team in Maggie Valley, NC. In 2010 Tanya was inducted into the ALL American Clogging Decade Team in Maggie Valley, NC.  Her love and passion is for the clogging program but she PROMOTES all forms of dance. Tanya has been a clogging competition teacher for the past 23 years and her choreography has won "Top" overall group awards, multiple high platinum, platinum, high gold and "Top" teacher awards, Apogee award, Entertainment award and Judges' choice awards.  Tanya'a choregraphy was also performed in Walt Disney World.   Tanya is the owner and founder of DanZQuest!  DanZQuest will start its 16th season in September 2017!


Meagan Hutchings

    Meagan Hutchings is a graduate of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C.  with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and a Minor Dance Education. She has 27 years of dance experience in tap, modern/lyrical ballet, jazz hip hop and pointe with 12 years of competition experience.  Meagan has been teaching at DanZQuest for 12 years. She currently teaches competitive classes in tap, jazz, ballet, modern/lyrical and is head of our ballet program. Meagan also teaches rereational modern/lyrical and jazz.  Meagan's love is ballet where she has been recongnized for her choreography at regional competitions.  Meagan has also won several "Top" teacher awards, high platinum, platinum and high gold awards for her choreography.  Meagan is married to Phillip.



 Nic Fennell

   Nic Fennell was born and raise Wilmington, NC and is currently studing to be a nurse.  He has been dancing since he was five years old and has experience in hip hop, ballroom dancing and modern.  He competed for a few years before he decided his competition days were over.  His love for dance has brought him back to the studio where he is teaching the recreational and competitive hip hop program.   Nic's choreography was won diamond, high platinum, platinum and high gold!   Nic's philosophy and belief is that everyone can learn to dance!  Nic has been teaching at DanZQuest for 9 years. 




    Hannah Russo 

      Hannah Russo has been dancing since the age of 2 years old and has taken tap, jazz and clogging.  Hannah has been a competitive clogger since the age of 5 years old and has competed in group dances, production and has been a soloist as well.  Hannah has been a memeber of the DanZQuest competitive clogging team for 14 years.  This will be Hannah 2nd season working with the elementary children in the gymnastics program and clogging program at DanZQuest. 
Celina Rini
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Celina Rini was born in Long Island, New York and moved to Cary, North Carolina with her family. She now attends University of North Carolina Wilmington as an Entrepreneurship and Business Development Major! She started dancing when she was 3 years old, and has been dancing for 17 years now, with 9 years of competitive dance experience. Her solos have been placed in the top 10 at multiple competitions and received a ballet scholarship to Dancer Palooza in Long Beach, CA, at 24 Seven Dance Convention in 2015. Celina has dance experience in contemporary, jazz, ballet, tap, hip-hop, pointe, and musical theater! She loves to choreograph as well! Celina just started working at DanzQuest this year and is loving it!
​Kaite Waldo
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Hi, my name is Katie Waldo. I am from a northern area of New Jersey. I have been involved with gymnastics since I was young. I participated in gymnastics for about seven years, until I joined the high school competitive cheerleading team my freshman year of high school. Without any prior cheerleading experience, I was on the varsity team for three years, traveling to nations in both Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia. I was also announced cheerleading captain my senior year. I am very passionate about gymnastics and I am excited to be able to spread my enjoyment of the sport, and my knowledge onto other gymnasts. 
​Deidra Thomas
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​DanZQuest Volunteers
​Ashleigh Davis, Sydney Potter & Taylor Sullivan