FCCA Staff

Patty Popola
Office Manager

Patty Popola is the Office Manager for FCCA. She is the warm welcoming face when you step in the door. Patty’s duties are to provide information about our studio to existing students and potential new customers. She keeps our staff organized and our customers informed. She is always willing to help!



Sarava Dawson
Dance Instructor

Sarava has been dancing since the age of 4. She has trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, musical theater, hip hop and acro. She started assisting at age 11 and has been teaching since age 14. She has been a competitive dancer and has performed in numerous community events. The summer of 2017 she took master classes and learned performance choreography from Christopher Robbins, Carlos Garland and Vanessa Zabari.  She has also received instruction and choreography under many others including Lisa Clarson, Kathryn McCormick, and Sonny Leo. Sarava is a 2017 high school graduate and will be attending college in Jacksonville to pursue a degree in dance and business.


Rebekah Rada
Gymnastics/Acrobatic Instructor

Rebekah was born and raised in Dallas/Fort Worth Texas.  She has been doing gymnastics since the age of 7.  Rebekah also has a background in dance and has received many team and personal awards.  Rebekah worked for world famous Bela Karolyi for 12 years in his summer camp programs.  She has a degree in Modern Dance from Sam Houston State University and the summer of 2017 she worked for Svetlana Boguinskaia as a dance instructor for her camp.  Rebekah is thrilled to work with the FCCA students and share her knowledge.



Megan Popola
Dance Instructor

Megan has been dancing with FCCA since she was 4 years old.  She started assisting with classes at the age of 10.  Megan has enjoyed performing and competing as part of the FCCA Dance Team for 6 years.  Megan volunteers her time sharing her love of dance with the local community.  She is trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and acro.  Megan teaches the beginner Hip Hop and beginner Jazz classes.



Keely Pratt Dance Instructor
Keely Pratt
Dance Instructor

Keely Pratt has danced for 15 years. She started assisting with classes at the age of 9. Keely began teaching at the age of 16. Her styles of dance include ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, acrobatics, and pointe. She has been a member of the FCCA Performance Team for 4 years. She enjoys teaching her Movement class that consists of 2-3 year olds and she looks forward to seeing the progress the students make throughout the year.



Marco Tacandong Dance Instructor
Marco Tacandong
Dance Instructor

Marco teaches Hip-Hop at First Coast Center for the Arts. He has danced for 5 years and is trained in ballet and jazz.  Marco studied with choreographers such as Ian Eastwood, Shaun Evaristo, and David Moore. He choreographed routines for Fletcher High School’s Winter and Spring dance concerts and choreographs for the Fletcher Competitive Dance Team. Marco is very enthusiastic about sharing his talents with the students at FCCA!

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