S.M.A Dance Academy  

"Developing dancers one step at a time.""

Isabel Wallace-Green is originally from Houston, Texas and first pursued dance at Houston Ballet Academy for nine years. She is currently a junior in the Ailey School/Fordham University BFA Program where she is working towards a dual degree in Dance and African/African American Studies. Ms. Wallace-Green has attended summer programs at Boston Ballet School, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and The Ailey School. She has interned in the offices of the internationally acclaimed Parsons Dance, assisted teaching at Houston Ballet Academy, and performed in a number of Ailey performances. She is eager and excited to share her passion for dance with a new generation of aspiring artists.

Morgan Reed began her dance training at the age of 3 with Marvin Askew at Buffalo City Ballet Company. She studied there for 13 years performing various roles in the company’s annual production of The Nutcracker and their spring performances. Her featured roles included, the Sugar Plum Fairy, Giselle, Coppélia, Cinderella and many more.

At age 16, Morgan continued her training with Joseph Cipolla at Configuration School of Ballet where she continued to perform featured roles in their productions and represented the school at the Youth American Grand Prix competition. She has attended summer programs with Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem and more.

In 2016, Morgan was accepted into the prestigious Alvin Ailey/Fordham University BFA program. This is her third year in the program and she plans to join a professional contemporary ballet company upon graduation.

Morgan has always had an interest in teaching and has taught modern, contemporary and ballet for three years. She believes that inspiring the next generation of dancers though movement is the best way to keep the legacy of dance alive.

Dominique Coleman is from Philadelphia, PA where she has been training and taking dance classes while also performing in recitals since the age of 4. She is trained in various styles of dance including ballet, jazz, musical theater and hip hop.

Dominique is a graduate of West Chester University where she earned a Bachelor's in Theater with a Concentration in Performance and a graduate of Villanova University where she obtained her Master’s Certification in Practical Theatre. She is also trained in a variety of acting techniques that strengthen the actors ability to utilize every muscle and all physical and characteristic attributes. Over the years she have performed in many musical theater productions in the Philadelphia area including Aida, Fame, Footloose, Grease, Once On This Island, West Side Story, and more. During her time at Villanova she was an assistant choreographer for Villanova University’s musical theatre production of A Wonderful Noise.  Her television credits include: Just Wright, How To Get Away With Murder, Creed and a Football Commercial that aired during the 2016 Super Bowl.

Dominique has been teaching for over 10+ years. She believes the arts is a place where dancers/choreographers are free to take risks and challenge themselves and that the arts allow anyone to succeed in becoming well-rounded and talented individuals. Dominique has had the opportunity to train at studios including Alvin Ailey, Broadway Dance Center and Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio. She has had the pleasure to learn and work with many talented professionals including coach/choreographer Robin Dunn, Shirlene Quigley, Aisha Francis, Aaliyah Janell and professional Philadelphia actor and Barrymore Award recipient James Ijames. The amount of shows she has had the opportunity to perform in as well as choreograph has encouraged her artistic abilities and inspired her career as a dance teacher.

Most recently Dominique danced with a group of dancers in Harlem and in Times Square in which they participated in the “Before I Let Go” Challenge; a song originally by Frankie Beverly and Maze but most recently remade by Beyoncé that turned into a dance challenge. The dance itself was filmed 3x and with a guest appearance by Fat Man Scoop. Choreographed by Charles Smith, all 3 videos went viral and was reposted by Beyoncé, her mother Tina Knowles, Michael B. Jordan, etc. and was also featured in magazine articles such as Vibe, BET, Essence and other sources.

Dominique is very excited to be a part of  the SMA Dance Academy!