Ashley Wheeler

 Owner / Instructor

A Morgantown native and 2006 WVU graduate; Ashley studied psychology and interned in a classroom at a local Head Start program. Here, she found her love for working with children and chose to combine that with her love of dance. Upon graduating, she opened AWDC fall 2006. She continues to further her dance education with clinics and conventions, including a certification to teach yoga. She was featured in a 2013 Morgantown Magazine article titled “These Women Mean Business”. Ashley, staff and students have received a professionalism award three times during their competitive travels!

Laura Stauder

Partner / Instructor

A native from Tennessee, Laura is a jazz and contemporary instructor. Coming from a strong dance background, she is trained in all genres of dance from ballet to tap. She danced in NYC for a contemporary company after college, as well as dancing for the theater department at MTSU.  Laura is also part of the staff for the competition team and she has received multiple awards for her work.