Staff & Assistant Teachers
Ms. Nora Askew
Please welcome Ms. Nora as the 2017-2018 Assistant Teacher to the Legacy Staff. She has been dancing since she was 4, focusing on ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and contemporary. She's been under Ms Megan's instruction and competitively dancing for 6 years and has attended conventions and workshops with various instructors. Some of her favorites have been Renee Vick, Fik Shun, Alex Wong, and Aaron Burr and many more.
More importantly, Ms. Nora is amazing with children. Taking the time to explain things, hold hands, and walk them through exercises and routines. She's patient and understanding but structured and careful.
"I love passing my dance knowledge on to the next generation of dancers and watching them fall in love with dance the same way I did" ~Nora Askew
Penny is a native of Goldsboro, but spent 17 years traveling with her husband, Dallas, who is retired from the United States Air Force. After retirement they decided to move back to Goldsboro. Penny studied Business at the University of South Carolina and later attended Kindermusik University in Greensboro, North Carolina to gain her license to become a Kindermusik Educator. She has taught for over 10 years. Dallas and Penny have two daughters and sons in law. Penny has led children's choirs and pageants, served as church Vacation Bible School Director, Children's Ministries Director, and Youth Leader as well as facilitator of children's/youth camps and retreats. Penny has a love for children and feel they are all uniquely and wonderfully made!
Legacy Dance Project's instructors take extra care to teach correct and appropriate technique, as we want to see dancers grow and progress in the love of dance. We often call your children, our kids. And here's why... We are not like your child's 1st, 3rd, 6th, or 12th grade teacher. We experience your child's first tooth being pulled, them getting their licenses, birthdays after birthdays, heartbreaks and new chapters. Many students that are in college come back and visit the studio because that was their second home. The other place they experienced life. We hold their desires to improve and to express near and dear to our hearts. To see these petite dancers grow to passionate performers makes us proud to hold the title of dance teachers. We try to connect to each student and understand every student learns differently. At the end of each dance class, we hope we have gotten one step further to fostering confident, creative kids.