Shontia Faulkner


Shontia Faulkner  Co-Director

Shontia Faulkner has accumulated over 14 years of experience teaching, choreographing, and performing in the industry.  Her training is extensively in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Pre-Ballet for children under 7.  Ms. Faulkner studied at various studios in San Leandro, California; Bremerton, Washington; and Albany, New York with an emphasis in Jazz and Tap.

Mrs. Faulkner is currently the Lead Choreographer for the Dance Ministry at Emmanuel Baptist Church.  Mrs. Faulkner founded the Dance Ministry in the year of 1994 with the youth of Emmanuel Baptist Church.  The Dance Ministry has grown from ten members to over thirty, which includes dancers from the age of 4 to 60 +.   She has attended multiple dance workshops around the Hampton Roads area and the Washington DC Metropolitan area.

In September 2012, Mrs. Faulkner opened D&T Dance Studio with Mrs. Demetria Petty-Manes as Co-Directors. Mrs. Faulkner’s studio teaching experience includes all ages, but with a special focus on the “12 and under” age group. Her passion for teaching has been her drive in keeping her classes filled with the excitement of learning and fun through dance.