Owner and Operator of the Safari Dance Studio. Mrs. Flood started as a student of the Fine Arts since the age of 8. Mrs. Flood attended Evelynn Ott School of Dance in her elementary years and continued her love of dance through Community and Public School forums, entering and performing in plays and skits throughout her school years. In 2009, Mrs. Flood started a Non Profit Cheerleading Team, which soared and developed into over 100+ Cheerleaders.
She is currently the CEO and Executive Director of The Competitive Youth Dance Team named Captivating Cats Dance Team.
Co-Owner and Operator of Safari Dance Studio. Daniel discovered his love of dance at age 9 when he portrayed Michael Jackson in a special halftime performance with the Hampton Roads 7 CIties Pro-Am Cheerleading Team. Since, Daniel's passion of dance only began to grow. By the age of 16, Daniel became a choreographer for the infamous Captivating Cats Dance Team and in 2017 was named Head Coach. Daniel has choreographed countless winning routines and helped bring home over 300 awards including a win at JaQuel Knight's Something In The Water Dance Showdown. Daniel is a mentor and big brother in the 757 community and has helped guide youth on and off the dance floor. He is currently the Mini Hip Hop Instructor at Safari Dance Studio.
Born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, April began her dance career at the early age of 5. She began training at Denise Walls Dance Energy and Broadway Dance Center in New York. April's achievements include leading her team to over 300 victories as the former Head Captain of CCDT and choreographing countless award-winning routines. April is currently studying dance at Old Dominion University and is trained in an innumerable amount of genres including Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Hip Hop, Majorette, African and Liturgical. April has been filmed for Lifetime's Hit TV Show, "Bring IT!", opened for jazz saxophonist Sam Rucker, performed
at Pharrell Williams's "Something in the Water" Dance showdown and Paul Mitchell's World of Dance. April is currently the Level I and Tiny Tots Ballet Instructor at Safari Dance Studio and Assistant Coach to their competition team, the Captivating Cats Dance Team.
Michael Flythe was born and raised in Chesapeake, VA and began his career in dance through stepping and hip hop in grade school. Since starting college at Old Dominion University, Michael began to minor in dance and trained in Moden, Ballet and Hip Hop. Michael has worked alongside Dance Professor, James Morrow, to put on a "Pre-Collegiate" Dance Intensive for recent High School Graduates, became a Hip Hop Instructor at ODU's Student Recreation Center, performed his own choreographed modern solo in ODU's University's Dance Concert and began dancing for ODU's "Afrosimbas" where he trained in Afro-beat and traditional African Dance. Alongside the Simbas, Michael has performed at Pharell Williams' Something In The Water Festival, TACA 757, Norfolk State, UVA, on the Hampton Roads Show, and various events at ODU and in the 757 Community. Michael is currently the Hip Hop instructor at SDS and a coach for Safari Dance Studio's Captivating Cats Dance Team.