Courtney Mack, a native New Yorker, began her early dance training at
Devore Dance Center in Queens, NY, studying African dance,
modern, tap, jazz, and hip-hop. Later, she began to study dance
at the infamous Alvin Ailey studios and Broadway Dance Center.
Courtney has choreographed and danced for artists for television and
concert audiences. She also
taught dance classes to students at Uncommon New York City
Courtney moved to Atlanta to attain her Master’s in Early Childhood Education from
Georgia State University. Through her work as an educator in the Atlanta Metro area
and as a choreographer, she is dedicated to being culturally responsive in all aspects of
her work and developing the conscious of urban youth through dance movement. In
addition, she attained a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media, from the State
University of New York at New Paltz. Never forgetting her dance roots and first
passion, Courtney created Atlanta Dance Exchange LLC in 2015, as a creative outlet for
dancers and choreographers to let their passion shine partake in various dance
Atlanta Dance Exchange LLC is a diverse dance company that offers dance training with our Youth Dance Academy and our adult drop-in classes. We also offer performances and choreography opportunities through our professional Performance Company.
Sakeenah “Kyce” Trusty is a native of Atlanta, Georgia
and began her dance career by competing in middle
school talent shows and performing for the dance team at
Freedom Middle School and dancing for Tucker High
School’s Classic Silhouettes' dance team in Tucker, GA.
Kyce attended Grambling State University in Grambling,
LA and performed with the Orchesis dance company from
2008-2013 and was trained in all levels of Ballet, Jazz,
and Modern (Horton and Graham techniques). Kyce has
participated in various dance conferences including the
Black College Dance Exchange and performed in the 2010
and 2012 Bayou Classics in New Orleans, Louisiana. She relocated to Austin, Texas and
began assisting with dance techniques at Huston –Tilloston University. While assisting,
she danced for the Lady Vipers 2013-2014 and became captain for the 2014-2015
seasons. Upon Kyce's return to Atlanta, she has performed as a background dancer at local events including Sweet Auburn Festival, FroRibbean festival and Translee Ft. TI's video "Catch this Wave." Kyce is also a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and encourages
everyone to follow their dreams.