Meet the Instructors
The faculty at East Coast Dance Center are experienced, professional, and passionate about our industry!
Miss Brittany Davidson
is originally from Ashburn, Virginia and established East Coast Edge Performing Arts Center at the age of 21. She graduated summa cum laude from Southern New Hampshire University with a degree in Small Business Management. Miss Brittany began dancing at the age of three and began competing at the age of eight. While dancing, she had the opportunity to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for four consecutive years. She has studied under many different master teachers, and has assisted choreographers across the US. She has been teaching for over ten years, as well as choreographing award-winning dances. She is excited for the opportunity to open her own studio and continue her passion for choreography.
Miss Cami Spring
holds a BFA in Dance from George Mason University. She has 22 years of dance performance experience, and is trained in musical theater, jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, modern, hip hop, improvisation, tango, and pointe. As a cast member of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Miss Cami danced for nine months aboard the Grandeur of the Seas. She performed in Signature Theatre’s production of West Side Story (Ensemble/Swing), and in local productions of Anything Goes and Cinderella. Her choreography credits include Loudoun Lyric Opera’s production of Pirates of Penzance, George Mason University College of Visual and Performing Arts Convocation Ceremony, ARTS by George! Spring Event, George Mason University Dance Company concerts, CureFest, and numerous local dance and theater performances. Miss Cami has taught and choreographed for both children and adults for the past eleven years, and enjoys sharing her passion for dance with others.
Mr. Igor Sapotko
a native of Belarus, graduated from the National Choreography College of Belarus class A. I. Kolidenko. His professional dancing career began during his last year in college. Mr. Igor was invited tojoin the National Academic Theater of the Opera and Ballet of Belarus where he worked with the brilliant choreographer Valentin Yelizariev. In 1989 Mr. Sapotko joined the Moscow Festival Ballet and a year later Bolshoi Theater Grigorovich Ballet where he worked with the world known choreographers and dancers such as Yuri Grigorovich, Leonid Lavrovsky, Yuri Vladimirov. In 1995 Mr. Igor came to the United States and danced with Sacramento Ballet, Washington Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet and Manassas Ballet.
Miss Madison Horwitz
is a Lakeland, Florida native and began her early training at Harrison School for the Performing Arts. She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from George Mason University where she had the opportunity to perform works by Alejandro Cerrudo, Christopher d’Amboise, and Susan Shields. Upon graduating, Miss Madison went on to perform as a company member with Company Danzante, a contemporary modern company based in the DC area from 2015-2017. Miss Madison has been teaching and choreographing for 10 years. Her experience includes teaching ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and contemporary to preschool age children all the way to adults. Most recently she was the supervisor of the Early Years program at Adagio Ballet School of Dance where her responsibilities included writing and implementing curriculum, as well as enforcing guidelines and good practices for the choreography for the Early Years recital. Miss Madison has a passion for teaching young children in particular and is eager to join the East Coast Edge family!
Miss Shawna Lee
found her passion in dancing at the age of four. She began her training as a competitive dancer at a small studio in Stafford, Virginia, where she competed all across the east coast region. Over the years, she became proficient in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, lyrical and contemporary. In later years, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance and choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2014. While at VCU she worked with many company directors and performed in almost all student, faculty and guest artist showcases. Miss Shawna has been teaching dance since 2012, children ages 2- adult in almost all genres of dance. She has since received many special awards and choreography awards from many competitions in the east coast area. Miss Shawna is very excited to join the ECE family and hopes through her passion for teaching dance, she can inspire dancers to breakthrough and achieve their full potential.
Mr. Dmitriy Vistoropskiy
was born in Kazakhstan and received his early training at the A. Seleznev School of Ballet and Choreography in Almaty. After graduating, he joined the corps of the National Opera and Ballet in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. He went on to dance as a soloist for the Russian National Ballet touring Russia, Asia, Europe, Australia and the United States. Mr. Dmitriy performed as a guest artist in principal roles throughout the United States. He has choreographed several original pieces for local dance schools and companies. Mr. Dmitriy is an ABT Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT National Training Curriculum. He also holds a bachelors degree in teaching and choreography from the State Pedagogical University in Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Miss Lucy Spring
graduated magna cum laude from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. Dancing since age three, Miss Lucy has many years of training and performance experience in musical theatre, tap, ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, lyrical, hip-hop, pointe, and acrobatics. She was an apprentice company member of the NYC contemporary dance company, marInspired; the storytellers, and has performed the works of Christopher d’Amboise, Robert Battle, Ulysses Dove, Terrence Mann, Mark Morris, and Nick Pupillo, to name a few. Miss Lucy performed with the American Pops Orchestra at the GW University Lisner Auditorium, hosted by Olympic diver, Greg Louganis, and directed by Kelly d’Amboise. She has set original choreography for Ethno World Orchestra, Inc., George Mason University Dance Company, Evita production played at the Olney Theatre, CureFest for Childhood Cancer, and the Flint Hill School. Miss Lucy is the recipient of the Bette Carter Award in Dance, GMU Emerging Freshman Artist Award, NYCDA Foundation College Scholarship, and Triple Arts Broadway Series Scholarship. She recently directed the filming of two of her choreographed works, one in which was nominated for its category in the 2018 Industry Dance Awards. Miss Lucy is thrilled to continue to share her passion for dance to the students at East Coast Edge.
Miss Olivia Evers
is a Jacksonville, Florida native who received her early training from North Carolina School of the Arts. She graduated cum laude from Jacksonville University’s BFA dance program in 2011, where she had the opportunity to perform works by Jennifer Muller, David Parsons, Také Ueyama, Adrienne Clancy, and Christian Von Howard. Miss Olivia was recognized as Student of the Year for the College of Fine Arts. She has toured nationally and internationally as a company member with Jennifer Muller/The Works of New York City, Surfscape Contemporary Dance Theatre of Florida, Clancy Works Dance Company of D.C. , and Company Danzante of Virginia. She has been teaching various styles and ages for over ten years including responsibilities as a Production Manager, Prop Manager, and an Assistant Director of the ADC dance company. Miss Olivia is very excited to join ECE this year!
Miss Alysa Clay
is a passionate creative who loves the dance floor. With over 15 years of teaching experience, and amazing teaching and performance opportunities such as Sidwell Friends School, The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Imagination Stage, The American University and more, she strives to create a challenging but encouraging environment for her students. With training in various styles under her belt, including ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern, and cultural movement, Miss Alysa is excited to pass along her love for dance to any student she is privileged to work with!
Mr. Luke Spring
was in the 2012 original Broadway cast of A Christmas Story, The Musicalat the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in NYC. In 2013, he performed the same role during the 1st National Tour at The Bushnell in Hartford, Wang Theatre in Boston, and Madison Square Garden in NYC. Mr. Luke performed in Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Thru Lifeat New World Stages in NYC and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in L.A. Credits include the Tom Hanks Tribute at the 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, 67th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall, 30th Annual Fred and Adele Astaire Awards at the Skirball Center, Ford’s Theatre Annual Gala, and the Mayor’s Arts Awards at Lincoln Theatre. Mr. Luke’s theater and stage performances include the Apollo, Town Hall, Joyce, St. Luke’s, Duke Ellington, Ellis Island, Feinstein’s/54 Below, TEDxPotomac, tap festivals, and corporate entertainment events around the country. He has performed with the American Festival Pops Orchestra at GMU’s Center for the Arts and Hylton Performing Arts Center, and internationally as a member of Rhythmatic Tap Company. His television and film credits includeThe Ellen DeGeneres Show, SYTYCD, Fox & Friends, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning Show, Good Day New York, Fox 5 Morning News, and the documentary film, Tap World. Trained in tap, hip-hop, jazz, ballet, contemporary, lyrical, and musical theater, 16-year-old Mr. Luke enjoys sharing his love for dance with students of all ages and ability levels. He has been teaching tap and hip-hop at ECE for four years.
Miss Martha Murray
is a native of Alexandria, VA; where she began dance and acrobatics classes at the age of 5. After the love of acrobatics took hold, she began to focus solely on gymnastics; and, began competing in the sport until the age of 13. Miss Martha’s love of sports and movement continued, and lead to the completion of a degree in athletic training/sports medicine from George Mason University. While pursing her Master’s of Education degree at the University of Virginia, Miss Martha taught recreational and team developmental gymnastics at Chantilly Gymnastics Academy. In addition, she taught gymnastics in the recreational program at Gymini Gymnastics Academy. Miss Martha is a certified yoga instructor and in her free time enjoys teaching yoga and spending time with her family. Miss Martha is looking forward to sharing her love of movement and acrobatics with the dancers at ECE.