Our Team


Ericka Dove 

Owner and Director of Dove Academy of Dance Arts. My philosophy for my studio is simple, everyone has the ability to dance and it is my job to give you the foundation and structure to do so. We strive to teach your children more than dance steps-they will learn grace,poise, and confidence

I grew up in Kansas City,Missouri where I danced under Dolly Arden and Monica Renwick. I traveled with Dance Olympus and I was a National Champion with Showstopper,Tremaine, and DanceAmerica.

Upon arriving in Texas I continued my training with Densil Adams and taught at Preston Center Dance for many years. I have done commericals and industrials as a dancer.

Choreography work that I have done outside the dance world includes Throughly Modern Millie for Plano Childrens Theatre, Suessical for Vines High School,and Crystal Charity Ball.

I have done choregraphy for Ice dancers,Freestyle skaters and Pairs teams and have traveled to USFSA nationals with these skaters.

As I start my 11th year, I look forward to getting the opportunity to teach your children 

Danielle Miller

This is Danielle's 3rd year with DADA she teaches Ballet,Tap,JAzz,Hiphop. 

Danielle is a Graduate of Baylor University and is currently getting her masters from TWU She has taught in Austin as well as West ISD. Ms. Danielle has recently started a youth dance company in south Dallas called Mena's Dance Xchange.

Melissa Gonzalez is starting her 4th year at DADA. She is a recent graduate of TWU and grew up in the Richardson area where she trained at Tuzar and Texas Ballet Theatre. Melissa is still performing professionally here in the Dallas area. She teaches Ballet,Tap,Jazz,Contemporary,Drill prep.

J. Alexander Langley is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, TX. He studied Ballet and Modern Dance at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. He has danced with Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet, and Dallas Black Dance Theater II, as well as with Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and in the ensembles of musicals such as “Disney’s TARZAN” and “Fiddler on the Roof”

Mary Margaret Gates is a Dallas based Actor/Singer/Dancer and Instructor of the Arts.She attended Circle of the Square Theatre school and worked as a performing artist in NYC for 4 years. She received her early dance training from Ericka Dove and has performed this summer in the Garland Summer Musicals in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.


7602 N Jupiter Rd Suite 117 Garland,TX 75044



Monday - Thursday 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm​
Sunday: Closed

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