Owner & Teacher's Bio

*Johnna T. Forrester - Owner and Director, CEO 

Certified by: Dance Masters of America, Inc.

Dance Masters of North Carolina, Chapter 15 

Ballet Teacher & Coordinator for the Great Russian Nutcracker performed Dec. 2010 at DPAC

Two time - World Title Holder in Theatre Arts Division, Buenos Aries, Argentina 2008 and 2010 - Nausau, Bahamas


*Deborah Guyer Broadwell - Teacher, Choreographer

Vice President of Carolina Dance Academy, Inc.

Certified by:  Dance Masters of America, Inc.

Dance Masters of North Carolina, Chapter 15 


*Patti Carroll - Teacher, Choreographer, Seamtress

Has taught dance and designed costumes for over 20 years

Owner:  "Designs by Patti" (Contact for special costumes for solos, embellishments of costumes & designer of evening gowns)


*Elizabeth Parry - Teacher, Choreographer, Former Miss Talent 2014

Graduate UNC-Chapel Hill, Major Early Childhood Education



 "Our girls are starting their 6th year at CDA.  We could not be more pleased with the instruction they are receiving.  Their confidence has increased due to the positive atmosphere of the studio. We are so appreciative of Ms. Johnna and all she has done for Abigail (age 19) and Addison (age 12)."  (Parents: Angela & Wes)

     "As a former dancer of Ms. Johnna's, I am so glad my daughter is having similar experiences.  Dance at Carolina Dance Academy has been great for both generations!" (Tonya)

      "My family has been dancing at Carolina Dance Academy for 25 years.  I was first followed by my sister and now my daughter Ashlyn (age 8).  We love CDA and Ms. Johnna."  (Mandy)

     "My wife and I love the grace and elegance that Carolina Dance Academy incorporates into our daughter's dance routines.  Great quality in dance training and my children love attending. Keep up the good work!"  (Danny & Holly - Parents of Haley (age 13) & Abby (age 5).

     "My daughter, Christina (age 8), has been going to CDA now for 4 years and she has learned so much.  The things she has learned will be with her the rest of her life.  Thank you Ms. Johnna." (Audra).