Lindley Mayer

Lindley Mayer Gulledge is the owner of Shock Dance Center. She has danced for 30 years and more than anything her passion is to entertain and perform.  She moved to Los Angeles, CA after high school where she resided for seven years. She performed as a lead dancer for the remake of “Dirty Dancing” for Lionsgate pictures and can also be seen on projects such as; GLEE, The Oscar’s with Host Seth MacFarlane, Bunheads on ABC Family, America’s Got Talent, Victorious and performing for Lady Antebellum for the American Country Music Awards. She also worked on Hunger Games in the role of Kaysa Minox, as well as The Walking Dead and also starred in a television series that was filmed in the Upstate as well as in California entitled “Morningside”. She is experienced in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-hop, Contemporary, Modern, Musical Theatre and Lyrical. She has appeared in commercials for NASCAR, Wii (Just Dance), Camp Rock Promo and The Big Help with iCarly. One of her favorite experiences was performing at Christina Aguilera’s home for her son’s 2nd birthday.

Lindley has done choreography for many National Champion competition teams, college teams, studio teams as well as pageant soloists. She was the choreographer and lead dancer for a KCET Television show called “Shushybye”.  She also performed the role of Magic Carpet in Disneyland’s “Aladdin- A Musical Spectacular.” She has won several overall choreography awards throughout her teaching and choreography career and loves building and training her dancers. She also choreographs talents for several different states in both the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organizations.

She was Miss South Carolina Teen 2005 and along with finishing 1st runner up to Miss South Carolina in 2013 she won overall talent for 2 consecutive years.

Lindley founded her non-profit (501c3) organization called L.A.D.Y Bugs Across America; Lindley’s Alliance for Disabled Youth in 2005 and has always enjoyed giving back to the community and promoting kindness, inclusion and respect for not only her siblings but for ALL children living with disabilities. You can read more about Lindley’s professional career as well as her non-profit at!

Lindley is dancing with Ernesto Zapato!

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