Who We Are

Our mission 

We aim to provide developmentally appropriate dance classes that inspire creativity, imagination, and a lifelong love of fitness and the arts, while respecting the artistic and technical progress, body autonomy, health, and safety of each dancer. We aim to foster an inclusive atmosphere regardless of a student’s age, ability, gender, race, or background.

Learn more about Our Values here.

meet our staff

Brianna Hickman 

Brianna Hickman (Ms. Bri) is the director of ABC Dance and an instructor. She has over ten years teaching experience at area studios with children and adults in a variety of dance genres. She trained at Oglebay Institute School of Dance, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School and West Virginia Wesleyan College, where she completed a minor in dance, a bachelor’s in arts administration, and a master’s in business administration. She danced the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker and the Jaguar in The Rainforest with Virginia Civic Ballet. She also performed with Allegro Dance Company, JADCO Contemporary Dance Company, and with Mountain Moves WV Performance Project. She participated in summer intensives with American Ballet Theatre and Ballet Austin, as well as numerous festivals including West Virginia Dance Festival and American College Dance Festival. Ms. Bri is Acrobatic Arts Certified.

Ms. Bri lives in Charleston with her two cats and a dog. In her spare time she loves to read, garden, watch birds, and go camping.

Audrey spradling 

Audrey Spradling (Miss Audrey) has been dancing since she was two years old! She loves all genres of dance, but her favorite is jazz. She began dancing at In The Spotlight School of Creative Dance, where she danced competitively for years. In high school, she continued her dance education as a member of the Capital High School Dance Company. Since then she has continued her love for dance by teaching. Her favorite part of growing up loving dance was all the fun performances - years of competitions, recitals, showcases, local events, and even flash-mobs! She has also attended numerous dance camps, festivals, and conventions, such as Dance West Virginia Festival at Jackson's Mill and Nuvo Dance Convention.

When she's not dancing, she enjoys taking her two dogs on walks, cooking, and spending time with her family!