Amy Morton Vaughn

Artistic Director

AMY MORTON VAUGHN is owner and director of Van Metre School of Dance, the official school for the Appalachian Ballet Company and one of the oldest businesses in Blount County. Ms. Vaughn was appointed Artistic Director of Appalachian Ballet Company in 1997. She serves as the Chair for the advisory board for Clayton Center for the Arts.  She has served as the President of the Regional Dance America/Southeast and also served on the national board for Regional Dance America for more than ten years. Ms. Vaughn is married to Jack Vaughn and is proud of her two stepsons, Anders and Pierce and dancing daughters Kylie and Laura.  She is grateful for the opportunity to influence so many young artists in our community.


Ms. Vaughn has created numerous ballets for ABC:

With Chaplin, Jubilance, Joyance, Will Thou Meet Me and many more.

Full length ballets: Peter Pan, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid,

Carnival of the Animals With permission from Dolly Parton, she created a new ballet, Coat of Many Colors.


Van Metre School of Dance recitals have included:

A day in the Park with Mary, Dorothy Visits Oz, Sleeping Beauty and many more.


Time to Dance

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