Janice Godwin is the founder and artistic director of, Edge Performing Arts Center. She has taught more than 1500 students in the last 28 years throughout eastern North Carolina. She participates in and manages a variety of events in the local community every year. Students under the direction of Janice have appeared on countless stages throughout North Carolina as well as film and TV. Janice has appeared on the red carpet with her son Carter Godwin for his role as Young Thomas Adams in the HBO miniseries John Adams, produced by Tom Hanks. She has trained with Jerry Rose, Scott Benson, Kirstie Spadie, Dena Rizzo, Genn Medler, and the Rockette's from Radio City Music Hall.
Erica Patterson is a dancer who started at the age of 4 and has continued her dance education through Barton College as a Theatre and Performing Arts minor with a concentration in dance and choreography. Erica was a student at Alicia's School of Performing Arts in Benson, NC for over 10 years. At Alicia's, Erica was a member of the competitive clogging team, "Alicia's Sizzling Stompers", and participated in performances at the NC State Fair Folk Festival, North Carolina Governor's Mansion, Cotton Festival, and many more. Besides being a student, Erica also assisted multiple clogging, ballet, tap, and jazz classes at Alicia's throughout the years.
In August 2020, Erica taught clogging classes and coached a competitive clogging team at Hunter's Dance Inc. located in Wilson, NC. Erica's team performed at multiple competitions throughout the state of North Carolina and even placed in the overalls.
Erica is excited to share her love and passion for dance by joining Edge Performing Arts Center, LLC and cannot wait to begin building bonds with students in class.
Hey, I'm Eden Love. I am the Acro teacher here for Edge Performing Arts and a manager at two other companies.
Having years of being an athlete starting at 6 years old, I'm now teaching and inspiring the next generation of acro superstars, with years of experience from teaching club and school teams!
My goal is to help everyone reach their full potential, be a good role model, and share the love of God through my work as well! Without him, I would not be where I am today! Proverbs 16:3
Let's get you flipping!
Eileen started taking dance classes at age 7 at the Joe Wilson Dance Studio in Brooklyn NY. Her instructors were Linda Fabrico and Judy Cuevo. She became proficient in Ballet, Pointe, and Jazz, but her favorite class was Tap. At age 14 she became an assistant to her teachers until they left to open their own Studios. At age 16 she became a teacher along with a friend Florence. Joe Wilson was now their instructor. For a short time Eileen was a member of the New York Chapter of N.A.D.A.A. where she and Florence would assist Joe Wilson in teaching at the weekend dance conventions and workshops that would be held in Manhattan. Eileen would also take classes there with many teachers an performers in the industry and on Broadway including Gregory and Maurice Hines.
In 1983 she got married and moved to California with her husband as a military wife. She wound up back in North Carolina in 1992 and in 2003 was looking for a Dance Studio to sign her daughter Laura up to dance. She saw an ad for Janice's and enrolled her daughter and decided to take an adult class to get back into the swing of things. It all came back quickly and Eileen started to teach for Janice in 2005. She has taught Ballet and Tap to the littles and Tap to the big girls. At the present she is teaching Tap and Clogging to the Petite Company class where they have won many platinum awards. This year is Eileen's 20th Anniversary with Janice.