Ava Howell began her dance training and competing at a local studio near her home. She trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, hip hop, african, liturgical and gymnastics.
Ava attended Northwest School of the Arts for most of her middles and high school years. While in high school Ava was a part of her school’s dance team while continuing to compete at regional, national and international levels. Ava continued dancing throughout her college years at Winston-Salem State while earning her Bachelor’s in Sociology with a Minor in Elementary Education. After college Ava attended Shaw University to receive her Master’s Degree in Curriculum Development with a Concentration in Early Childhood Education. Ava is currently a Fourth Grade teacher at Excelsior Classical Academy. She is extremely excited to be a pat of our Encore family.