Elise Archie- Owner/ Director/ Instructor
Elise Archie graduated from Winthrop University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Education. She created the dance program at Rawlinson Road Middle School and Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, SC. Elise also has a Master's degree in K-12 Multi-categorical Special Education. She has worked with and taught many groups & high schools throughout the state of SC as a guest clinician & choreographer. Elise worked alongside her husband, Will, from 2003-2019 co-directing the guard programs at Northwestern High School and Rock Hill High School. Together they also directed The District Independent Winterguard, a 2 time WGI finalist in A and Open classes. In 2019, Elise and Will took over as Colorguard Directors at Dorman High school where she also teaches in the Special Service Department. Elise has had some of her work published from Artopia to Dance Teacher Magazine. She has worked with many well-known choreographers such as Alonzo King, Amy Marshall, Abby Lee Miller, Mia Michaels, Teddy Forance, Noel Bajandas & Carol Abohatab.
Tiffany is one of the original PDP dancers. She danced competitively for 2 years for PDP before graduating from Northwestern High School. She is a graduate of Winthrop University where she obtained her degree in Dance Education. Tiffany was a 2015 member of the Crown Guard with the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps. She also performed as a member of Aria Winterguard during the 2016 season and Etude Independent Winterguard during the 2017 & 2018 seasons. Tiffany has also traveled the US performing with the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps. Tiffany is currently the dance teacher at Central Academy of the Arts in Central, SC. She is a colorguard director with the Easley High School Marching Band.
Ashleigh Joy- Instructor/ Choreographer/ Social Media
Ashleigh graduated from Coastal Carolina University in August 2017, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She has 14 years of dance training and dance competitively in her hometown of Anderson, SC. Ashleigh received many awards during her time as a dancer. She has worked with many well-known choreographers such as Tyce Diorio, Dejan Tubic, and Kathryn McCormick. Ashleigh's favorite style of dance is Hip Hop. She will be working with our competitive dancers this season in the styles of lyrical, jazz, and hip hop. Ashleigh is also our Marketing Coordinator.
Maggie Moore Instructor
Maggie is a recent graduate from Nation Ford High School in May 2020. Maggie has over 10 years of dance training and was a PDP competitive dancer for the last 4 years. During her time dancing with PDP, Maggie captivated the stage with high scoring solos. Maggie will be working with our young recreational students this season.
Katie Jo Carter- Acro/ Tap/ Clogging/ Instructor
Katie Jo has danced her entire life. She has trained in tap, ballet, jazz, and hip hop, but clogging is her favorite style of dance. Katie Jo joins PDP with 10 years of teaching experience in the field of dance. Katie Jo is excited to join us as she works with our competitive dancers in tap. She also looks forward to beginning classes in clogging for the first time at PDP.
Brittany Belizor- Instructor
Info coming soon!
Karlyn McCleod- Instructor
Info coming soon!
Will Archie- Co-Owner/ Business Manager
Will Archie graduated from Walden University with a Master's in Educational Leadership in 2009. He was also a co-director for the Northwestern & Rock Hill High school colorguard programs from 2002-2019. Will was also co-director alongside his wife, Elise, of The District Independent Winterguard, a 2 time WGI finalist in A and Open classes. He also has worked with and taught many groups & high schools throughout the state of SC as a guest clinician & choreographer through the pageantry arts. Will also serves as a judge through out the state.
Kristen Hosenfeld- Office Manager
Kristen Hosenfeld has been a part of Palmetto Dance productions since it's opening. She started as a very involved parent, and moved into assisting with fundraising opportunities. She and her husband Kyle work to create props for our competitive teams and assist in day to day operations and maintenance around the studio. Mrs. Kristen can usually always be found around the studio and in the office assisting parents and staff. She has two daughters, Bailey and Hannah that are dancers on our competitive teams.
Where Are We Located?
We are conveniently located at 238 E Black Street in the heart of Rock Hill, SC.