Jazz – Ballet – Tap – Competition – Tumbling – Lyrical

About Us

TDP Dance Company – Formerly The Dancers’ Place has been a Hendricks county institution for nearly 35 years. Under new ownership, Ammie Hultman and Danielle Yantiss are the new Co-Owners and Co-Directors of TDP Dance Company.

TDP Dance Company offers instruction at different skill levels in lyrical, contemporary, tap, ballet, jazz, tumbling. In addition to the annual recital, students perform at community events, area retirement centers, and sporting event halftime shows to name just a few. Along with recreational classes TDP also offers competitive dance. The competition teams have brought home many awards, including being awarded the Spirit of Encore award for compassion, commitment and our love of dance.

The philosophy of TDP Dance Company is to offer students of all abilities the opportunity to integrate the awareness of body, mind, and spirit while studying the physical arts. The discipline, strength, stamina and conditioning skills acquired through their training will provide a strong foundation for healthy lifestyle choices.



Our Staff

Danielle Yantiss- Owner/Director

Danielle is the Co-Owner and Co-Director at TDP Dance Company. This will be her 17th year teaching at the studio. She teaches  jazz, ballet/lyrical, and contemporary. Danielle also coordinates and coaches the Competitive Company.

Danielle began her dance career at TDP Dance Company, formerly The Dancers’ Place. She has danced and taken gymnastics since she was 3. She was a Varsity Cheerleader at Plainfield High School, where she graduated in 2006. Danielle has also coached cheerleading at Avon Middle School and Plainfield High School. She has choreographed for school musicals, Junior Miss programs, and competitive cheer teams in the area.

She loves working with children and sharing her passion of dance with others.

Ammie Hultman- Owner/Director

Ammie is the Co-Owner and Co-Director at TDP Dance Company. Ammie has been a part of the studio for almost 30 years as a dancer, assistant, and instructor. This year will be her 18th year teaching her own classes.

Ammie began dancing at a very young age at TDP Dance Company, formerly The Dancers’ Place. She also participated in cheerleading throughout school and was on the Varsity Cheer Team for Ben Davis High School. She has also choreographed routines for fairs and events around the area.

She has earned a bachelor’s degree and MBA in business management. Although her degrees are in business, Ammie’s first love is dance and she enjoys spreading that love to new dancers each year.

Lilly Brown- Teacher

Lilly has danced at The Dancers’ Place since the age of 3. Over the last 16 years, Lilly has trained in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, and tumbling. During her time at TDP Lilly has also been a member of the Dance Line, and is currently a member of the TDP Competitive Elite Team. She is also a former member of the North Putnum Varsity cheer team. She has been an assistant for the past 5 years and is lookng forward to teaching her own classes this year.

Jessica Fassnacht- Teacher

Jessica is one of our newest additions to TDP Dance Company’s staff. She started dancing at The Dancers’ Place when she was 5 years old. She continued dancing at TDP until a year after she graduated from Avon High School. She was an assistant to Ammie Hultman while she was in high school. Jessica had the privilege of being on the TDP Elite Competitive team as well as being a part of Avon Gold Dance Team during her high school career.

Jessica is currently a sophomore at IUPUI and is majoring in Tourism Conventions and Event Management.

Elizabeth Burnett- Teacher

Elizabeth began dance classes at The Dancers’ Place at the age of three. She continued her dance education at TDP until graduating from Avon High School. Elizabeth was a member of The Dancers’ Place Dance Line. She also was selected as a dancer for the Avon Gold Dance team while in high school.

Elizabeth recently graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in Elementary and Special Education and is currently a kindergarten teacher at North Salem Elementary School.

Sammi Sorrentino – Teacher

Sammi started taking dance classes in high school while on the Avon Dance Corps. Team and continued to teach well after she graduated.  She took some time off to further her nursing career.  She graduated with her Masters in Nursing Education in May of 2019.  Her full time job is a Clinical Educator at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

She loves spending time with her large family, husband, and two dogs.  She is passionate about dance and teaching children a different form of expression.

Jessica Pendygraft- Office Staff

Jessie’s daughter has danced at TDP since the age of 3.  During those years, as the Company has evolved, Jessie has taken on the role as President of the Parent Group as well as various support to the Company such as Fundraising and Team Building.  She previously studied Modern Dance and Ballet at Columbia College Chicago as well as Sports Medicine at UIndy.