We are very fortunate to have a group of ladies who are passionate about the art of dance, love children, and who are committed to dance education. Photos above correspond to the order below!
Stephanie Greeves is the director, but more importantly, a dance instructor, dance mom, and dancer! Having begun her dance education at the age of 3, she's had plenty of experience in the studio, on stage, back stage, and as an educator! With a background in Education and a Master's degree in Elementary Education, Stephanie has the knowledge to help all children succeed with their dance education. She is able to adapt lessons to suit all learning styles while encouraging each dancer to push themselves to their fullest potential. Stephanie has trained locally with Master Teachers, completed dance teacher training and preparation programs, as well as attended several teacher conventions. For the past three summers, she attended Dance Teacher Summit and learned from Mia Michaels, Finis Jhung, Mandy Moore, and Denise Wall. She has trained in a variety of styles including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, pointe, lyrical, creative movement, and international styles. Stephanie is a Kempsville girl at heart, having attended Fairfield Elementary and Kempsville Junior and High schools, and currently living in Kempsville, she is proud to bring dance to her neighborhood! Her background in education, passion for dance, love for children create the perfect balance in the studio.
Jada is the assistant director of our traveling preschool program. She teaches at several of our schools. At the studio, she also takes on the great task of teaching some of our youngest dancers as well as our teens. Jada has over 25 years of dance experience. Also having trained locally, she found the love of dance at an early age. Her dance education includes ballet, tap, jazz, modern, pointe, and lyrical. Jada is committed to keeping up to date with the latest techniques by attending classes herself!
Carrie is one of a kind! She teaches it all! Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, and Hip Hop are on her list of 'loves'! Carrie teaches our littlest ones in Mommy and Me, beginner 3's and 4's, all the way up through our teen! Her energy and love for children make her an amazing dance instructor. She is a early childhood teacher by day and a dance teacher by night!
Keri joins our studio family as our Acro teacher. She has over 25 years of experience in the gymnastics world as both a gymnast, and a coach. Locally, she has coached at gymnastic facilities and at the high school level. She is a certified Acrobatic Arts instructor. She brings knowlege, enthusiam, and a love for dance. You will enjoy seeing her talents in action!
Missy is our advanced ballet and pointe instructor. Her resume includes dancing at the Pennsylvania Ballet and training in numerous nationally recognized programs. She was also a founding member of the Dance Team at Christopher Newport University. She brings energy, expertise, and a great heart.
Desi is our amazing hip hop and advanced lyrical/contemporary instructor. She has trained with some of the best dancers and teachers in the area both regionally and nationally. She attended Salem High School's Performing Arts Academy and was a part of VCU's dance team. Desi performs and teaches with the YFAM dance company and is certified as a Hot Hula Fitness instructor. She is an amazing Polynesian dancer and instructor! She is a beautiful dancer and beautiful teacher!
Molly is our positive, upbeat, country girl! She works locally for Sentara Hospital during the day and will be joining us in the evening to share her love and passion for dance with our students. She is well versed in all genres of dance, especially loving tap and modern dance. She studied at Radford University in addition to being brought up in a family- owned dance studio herself. Molly is a great influence on the girls. Her enthusiasm and knowledge are a great addition to our studio family.
Erin comes to us from California where she danced herself and taught young children. She even created her own dance company which was very successful. Having only been in Virginia a few months, her ambitious nature drove her to complete her yoga certification. Her gentle style and excitement for dance is evident. Erin is ready to push her dancers and create exciting classes for our students!