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SADM Connect - Fall 2019

November 2-3, 2019

The Guest House at Graceland - Memphis, TN

Room Rate: $129/night + tax

Room Cut off Date: October 18

Block Code:191101SOUT

Booking Link: Southern Assoc. of Dance Masters 2019


SADM Connect Fall 2019

Emily Fagan

Emily Fagan is an experienced teacher and award-winning choreographer who has studied all genres of dance, specializing in Ballet and Tap. She was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, where she began her dance training at the age of 3. As a young dancer, Emily was a member of Berkley Evan’s competitive team Dance Expressions, a member of Saint Louis Ballet’s youth company, a scholarship recipient to summer programs such as Virginia School of the Arts and Joffrey Ballet, and a featured youth performer in State Ballet of Missouri’s annual production of the Nutcracker performed at the prestigious Fox Theater. At the age of 19, Emily fell in love with the art of teaching, and has continued sharing her knowledge and passion for dance with children of all ages for the past 15 years. Emily is a 2006 graduate of Lindenwood University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance Education and Choreography. Upon graduating, she became the director of the dance department at Incarnate Word Academy High School, while continuing to teach at both competitive and ballet-based studios throughout the St. Louis metro area. In 2009, Emily opened the doors of the incredibly successful Arches Dance Company where she served as the owner and artistic director for 5 years. Emily’s dancers are consistently recognized for their excellent technique and strength in all styles, and receive countless first place finishes, titles, and scholarships towards summer intensives and college programs across the country. Emily is currently an adjudicator with STARBOUND National TalentCompetition, STARPOWER, and Midwest Starz. Emily resides in San Diego, California and continues to educate students through her master classes, private technique lessons, boot camps, and guest choreography. Emily hopes to add a little sparkle to each classroom she enters as well as provide her students with a positive, nurturing, and educational environment.

Brian Marcum

Brian J. Marcum is a director, choreographer, dancer and professor. As a director and choreographer, Brian's work has been seen all over the country. On Broadway, Brian was the Associate Choreographer of the holiday hit, ELF - The Musical. He has also directed and/or choreographed for The North Carolina Theatre, Music Theatre of Wichita, Alpine Theatre Project, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and Summer Repertory Theatre among others. As a dancer, Brian performed in 6 Broadway shows, The Gershwins’ Fascinating RhythmSaturday Night Fever, the TONY award winning revival of 42nd StreetThe Boy from Oz starring Hugh Jackman, Spamalot and The Drowsy Chaperone. He has toured nationally with Annie Get Your Gun and State Fair and internationally with The Who’s Tommy
He has performed at many of the best regional theatres in the country as well as the best theme parks in the world including, DisneyWorld and TokyoDisneyland. He has danced with the world famous Radio City Rockettes in both the Christmas Spectacular and the Spring Spectacular and has performed numerous times on the TONY Awards, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, in music videos and the movie of The Producers. Brian teaches master classes all over the country and has toured with Dance Olympus, taught for Broadway Theatre Connection, Southern Association of Dance Masters, Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Oklahoma Dance Masters, Dance Masters of America and Lachey Arts. He has been on the dance faculty at Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, and both Broadway Dance Center and Ballet Arts in NYC. Brian spent 6 years as an Associate Professor of Dance in the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management at Oklahoma City University and is now a dance professor in the musical theatre school at Syracuse University where he teaches tap, jazz and theatre dance. 


SADM Connect Fall 2019

Kelcey Matheny

Kelcey Matheny is a New York City based teacher and performer originally from Bradford, Tennessee. Kelcey is currently on faculty at Bronx Dance Theatre, Serious Fun NYC, and the assistant to choreographer and teacher Justin Boccitto. Her New York credits include In the Heights at Gallery Players, Legally Blonde, Broadway Takes Two and the Choreographers’ Canvas at the 92nd Street Y, and the tap dance musical Song and Dance Men. Kelcey has also performed with Caston and Company and Mark Albrecht. Other performance credits include Dance St. Louis’ Spring to Dance Festival and the Dancing in the Streets Festival in St. Louis, Missouri. Kelcey has choreographed and taught for dance studios in Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, and New York. She received her BFA in Dance from Southeast Missouri State University and was a graduate of Broadway Dance Center’s Professional Semester program

Jayme Radeke

Hip Hop

Jayme has been apart of the dance world for 32 years.  She is a professional choreographer and teacher based in the Chicagoland area.  She began at the age of 3, studying ballet, modern, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, and musical theater.  

Jayme graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois with a BFA in dance.  She has worked and studied with some of the worlds top choreographers and teachers, such as:  Cynthia Harvey, Lynn Simonson, Jackie Villamil, Bebe Miller, Joe Goode, Jan Ekert, Jacque D'Ambroise, Frank Hatchett, Cathy Roe, Finis Jhung, Doug Elkins, Judy Rice, Jermaine Brown, Denise Jefferson, Randy Duncan, Susan Marshall and many more.

She teaches master classes and choreographs across the country, and has received numerous awards for choreography and overall top scores at regional and national competitions.  

She was featured as a choreography winner for Cathy Roe's dance educational videos, producing two videos:  Hip-Hop for kids, and Hip-Hop Choreography.  

She was a choreographer and dancer for Radio Disney's Ashley Garland.  Opening for Jacob Latimore, B5, Christy Carlson-Romano, Teddy Geiger, and Ashley Parker Angel.  

Jayme has also been on faculty for the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters and Southern Association of Dance Masters.  The last few years Jayme has been emceeing and judging for various competitions.  She is enjoying her travels and appreciates being surrounded by aspiring dancers and dedicated teachers.  Miss Jayme is excited to carry on Miss Donna's legacy and to continue the love and passion of dance.

Convention faculty and schedule are subject to change at the discretion of the SADM Board of Directors, as needed.