Jayne Ledford & Michelle Adams-Meeker
Meet the Directors
Jayne Ledford began her dance training at age 3 in Titusville, FL. There she became a company dancer with Edith Royal of the Royal School of Dance in Orlando, FL. While dancing in the Royal Company ,she performed with Denise Jackson & Greg Huffman of the Joffrey Ballet, Suzanne Farrell & Sean Lavery of the New York City Ballet as well as Russell Saltzback of the Joffrey Ballet. Jayne was also a dancer in the Easter Parade at Walt Disney World and was selected at age 9 to perform on the hit national television show “Bozo”. She has also performed in Nutcracker, Hansel and Gretel, The Emperors Clothes and several Evening of Ballet performances. Jayne has also taken several master classes with Gus Giordano and Russell Saltzback of the Joffrey Ballet as well as additional classes in New York City and Paris, France. Jayne is excited to bring FORCE Dance Tour to a city near you!
Michelle Adams-Meeker is a professional who has performed and trained in New York City for over 13 years. Her numerous credits range from film, television, musicals, video, concert dance works, and stage. Credits include pre-Broadway workshops of “Fosse”, MTV Music Video Awards, numerous musicals, commercials and television specials. She also has appeared with Ben Vereen in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and was a New York Knicks dancer for the New York Knicks basketball team. Michelle has also appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair, and New York Magazine in various dance shoots. Michelle has performed at Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, and The Metropolitan Opera. She has assisted many of New York’s top dance teachers, Emmy award winning choreographers, and Tony Award nominated choreographers. She is a scholarship graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she obtained her BFA in dance. There, she was one of six selected in the university to receive a prestigious scholarship awarded by Paulette Goddard, Charlie Chaplin’s wife, 3 years in a row. Michelle is also a National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts award winner. Michelle was selected “Outstanding Senior Dance Major” by the faculty of Houston’s High School for Performing and Visual Arts. She taught dance at the University of South Alabama in the Drama Department from 2001-2004 and has taught numerous master classes throughout the Southeast. Her choreography credits include “Cabaret”, “Pippin”, “The Little Mermaid”, and “Romeo and Juliet”. In 2006, she and her husband opened Broadway South Dance Studio and today the studio is nationally recognized. Broadway South Dance was featured in the July 2008 issue of “Dance Magazine” as one of 6 of the country’s most successful studios and Michelle was also featured in “Dance Teacher Magazine”. Michelle is excited to join forces with Jayne Ledford to bring FORCE DANCE TOUR to life!