Production Manager/Lighting Designer
Tiffany is currently serving as the Production Manager and resident Lighting Designer for Ad Deum, after dancing with the company for 5 years. She graduated from Belhaven University with a BFA in Dance, and has worked for nine summers as the Production Stage Manager of Reynolds Theater at the American Dance Festival. Tiffany also works for Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre, Gaspard&Dancers, Kinetic Light, and enjoys freelancing as a Lighting Designer/Stage Manager in the Houston dance community. She is excited to be a part of the Ad Deum community for her eighth season.
Leah was born and raised in Florida, where she trained at Flex Dance Studios and Zero Gravity Dance. She graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University as the outstanding graduate in the School of Music and Fine Arts with a B.A. in Dance Performance and minor in Exercise Science. She was graciously able to intern with Miami City Ballet for three years. Leah is extremely excited and blessed to continue her fourth season with Ad Deum Dance Company.
Nikki, from Chicago, IL, was trained by dancers of Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Luna Negra Dance Theater, and Danceworks Chicago. She graduated Summa cum Laude with her BFA in Dance from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. While a student, she was also a member of Dayton Contemporary Dance 2 for three seasons. Upon graduating, Nikki was selected for the Contemporary Dance Theater’s 2014 Area Choreographers Festival, where she premiered a new work. Nikki is greatly looking forward to her fourth season with Ad Deum and is so grateful for the support of this community.
Seth began his training at 8 years old at Dramatic Truth School of the Arts in Kansas City, Missouri. Since graduating from the school in 2014, he has trained at the American Dance Center, Kansas School of Classical Ballet, and Ballet Austin’s summer intensive on multiple occasions and has performed with companies such as Storling Dance Theatre, Lawrence Ballet Theatre, and the American Youth Ballet, and Open Sky Arts Collaborative. Seth is excited to be joining Ad Deum for his second season with the company.
Anna began her dance training at the ice rink and various studios in Cincinnati, Ohio. While majoring in dance at Wright State University, she also trained as a member of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company’s second company. Anna was also blessed to have the opportunity to train with the late River North Dance Chicago; first as an intensive participant and then as an apprentice. Anna is grateful to have found a new home in Ad Deum Dance Company.
Meggie Belisle began her dance training at Suzanne’s School of Dance in College Station, Texas. She has danced with Ingredients Dance Company (TX), Arise Dance Company (The Netherlands), Roxey Ballet (NJ), The Next Stage Project (NY), Awakening Movement (NY), Atmosphere (NY), and is currently a member of Ad Deum Dance Company in Houston, TX. In 2013, she graduated from Belhaven University with a BFA in modern dance. Meggie has also choreographed for and performed in the music videos Trace the Lines by Lizi Bailey and Summertime Anytime by Dannah. After a year of freelance work in NY, Meggie founded Mei/Co. Dance with the assistance of her amazing husband and wonderful mom. Meggie’s deepest heart desire is to bring hope and healing to the hurting through the art of dance.
Main Company Guest Artist
Hannah Anderson began her training in Kansas City, Missouri at Dramatic Truth Ballet Theatre. She enjoyed four seasons with Störling Dance Theatre, and in her final season, choreographed two works on the company. In 2016, she danced in the premiere of Dianne McIntyre’s “When We Come To It,” and is currently the associate director of Open Sky Arts Collective. Hannah is excited to be guesting with Ad Deum this season.
Artistic Director of Ad Deum 2
Shizu is originally from Japan. She joined Ad Deum Dance Company in 2004 where she danced as a principal dancer, traveling and performing nationally and internationally. She was promoted to rehearsal director of Ad Deum’s Main Company in 2013, and in 2014, she became Artistic Director of Ad Deum II. Shizu also guests as a choreographer and dance teacher for many local and international companies, colleges, and dance studios.
Ad Deum 2
Sarah began her dance training at Rome Civic Ballet in her hometown of Rome, Georgia. She later graduated in Dance from the University of the Nations in Kona, HW where she was able to tour internationally with the School of Dance Studies Company. Sarah is now beginning her third season with Ad Deum II.
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Grace Sutherland was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri where she began her dance training at Dramatic Truth School of the Arts. She trained there from the age of 4 to 17 and graduated from the school, as well as apprenticed with the company for one year. Grace has also trained at Kansas City Ballet and performed with Open Sky Arts Collective. Currently, Grace is dancing with Ad Deum 2 and teaching dance in various schools in Houston. She is excited and expectant to see what God will do in this next season!
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Megan Morrow was born and raised in Houston, TX and danced in the Houston MET Too Youth Dance Company before joining the dance program at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. Megan graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance Performance, a BBA in Accounting, and a Master’s of Science in Accounting. She also trained at the San Francisco Dance Conservatory, the Houston MET Professional Dance Intensive, and Point Park University International Summer Dance Program. After working in public accounting for a year and becoming a CPA, Megan is now moving back home to begin her first season dancing with the Ad Deum II Dance Company.
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Madie began her dance training at various studios in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before joining the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School’s pre-professional division. She later moved away from her hometown to join Ballet Magnificat! in Jackson, Mississippi. After spending two years in their School of the Arts, she was accepted into their trainee program. She spent one year in the program, and began to develop a love for contemporary dance, which led her to make the switch to Ad Deum 2. She is excited for what the Lord has in store for this new season.
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Logan Blount, raised in Louisiana, began her training at age 8 with Theatre School of Dance. She trained in various styles of dance and continually participated in ballet examinations with the Royal Academy of Dance. She continued her training every summer by dancing with the Joffrey Ballet School’s Summer Intensives in New York, San Francisco, and Dallas, TX. Logan was a part of Theatre School of Dance’s teaching staff as well as the performing company, Adorare, and danced as a principal dancer with the company.
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Bria Greenwood, from Madison, MS, received all of her dance training from Ballet Magnificat in Jackson, MS. She was in their School of the Arts for nine years, and was in the professional Trainee Program for three years. Her last two years, she was a part of the Events Company that toured to Honduras, Guam, South Korea, and China. Bria is thankful to the Lord for this new opportunity with Ad Deum II.
Ad Deum 2
Hannah Ruskan is a New Jersey native ecstatic to join the Ad Deum 2 community. The majority of her training was completed at North Jersey School of Dance Arts under the direction of Christine Taylor and Dorothy Wasserman. She went on to complete higher education at Messiah College earning a BS in psychology and a BA in dance under Danielle Smith-Guillermo and Gregg Hurley. Hannah’s professional credits include head choreographer for Shining Light Prison Ministry, tap ensemble for Caston & Company, and a featured guest artist with Pennsylvania Regional Ballet.
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Halie, from Cincinnati, Ohio, began dancing at the age of 3. Growing up, she trained at SDA Studios. She is a 2017 graduate of Wright State University where she earned her BFA in dance. Alongside her training at school, Halie was a dancer with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Second Company for 4 seasons. This is Halie’s first season with Ad Deum 2.
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Lindsay began her dance education at age 7 in her hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She attended summer intensives at Houston Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Indiana University, and the Cecchetti Council of America. After graduating from high school, Lindsay trained on full scholarship at Marin Dance Theater with Margaret Swarthout and Lynn Cox. Lindsay also danced with the Kansas City Ballet as a trainee/second company member, performing in Devon Carney’s world premiere of “The Nutcracker” and “Swan Lake,” as well as many other works. Lindsay is excited to begin her first season with Ad Deum II.