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Megan Young

Megan Young – Ballet Instructor
Mrs. Megan began her dance training at the age of five and has studied with Royal Academy of Dancing certified Allison Erwin Norton, Debra Web, Alyson Swenson Lindsey, Cari Coble, Jonathan Guise, Prima Ballerina Dulce Anaya, and the world renowned...

Callie Cunningham, Instructor
Bio coming soon...

Orlando Agawin, Instructor
Born in Iligan, Philippines and raised in Los Angeles, California. Orlando received his B.F.A. Degree in Dance from CSU Long Beach. His performance credit includes the works by Sidra Bell, Doug Varone, Robert Moses, Joshua Peugh, Rebecca Lemme, Luca Signoretti, Micaela Taylor, Malcolm Sutherland, and Eve Ganneau....

glenn arceneaux

Glenn Arceneaux, Instructor
A 2012 Theatre Major graduate from the University of Texas Arlington now living in Las Vegas, his previous theatre experience includes ‘Chicago – The Musical’ (Auckland, New Zealand), and productions in ‘Disney World’ (Orlando), ‘The Miss America Scholarship Pageant...

Frieda Austin, Instructor
Frieda Austin discovered her love of dance at the age of 8 when she began training at Gayle Corkery School of Ballet in Fort Worth. During high school, she had the honor of performing with Bruce Wood Dance Company and Festival Ballet of North Central Texas. In recent years, she has explored her theatrical side...

Lena Oren– Instructor
Lena Oren received her BFA in Dance and BA in Art History from the University of Michigan where she was awarded the Earl V. Moore Award in Dance. She began her training in southern California with Dance Peninsula Ballet. Under the instruction of Patricia Stander, Roberto Almaguer, and Sasha Kalinin, Lena ....

Leah Williams– Instructor
Leah Williams (Allen, TX) is a John V. Roach Honors student working toward a BFA in Modern Dance, as well as a minor in Arts Administration. Currently studying at Texas Christian University’s School of Classical & Contemporary Dance, she has been awarded with the Deans Scholarship for her academic achievements and the Nordan Scholarship....

Mackenzie Murphree– Instructor
Mackenzie (Macie) began her dance training at Innovative Dance at the age of 8. She is now training at American Classical Ballet Academy under many great instructors such as Megan Young, Felicia Mcfee, Emily Hunter, Catherine Roe, Nicole Chandler, Elise Martinez, and Krista Langford. She furthered her dance....

Siomara Bridges-Mata – Instructor
Siomara Bridges-Mata (Cee Cee) a native New Yorker, earned a BA in Dance Education from CUNY Hunter College as a Jody Arnhold Mother’s Day Scholarship honoree. She has been teaching dance to youth and adults for 10+ years and solidified this passion with the initiation of M.O.V.E. Bridges Dance Project (MBDP). MBDP unifies Siomara’s passion....

Christiane Catoe – Instructor
Christiane Catoe (San Antonio, TX) is working toward a BFA in Ballet with a minor in Arts Administration and a BA in Political Science at Texas Christian University (TCU). She received her training around the United States and recently completed a semester abroad. Based in Paris, Christiane studied under Kevin Quinaou....

Mariana Blessing – Instructor
Originally from St. Louis, MO, Mariana Blessing embarked on her dance journey at Dayspring School of the Arts where she trained in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and Musical Theatre. She danced with student company Midwest Ballet Theatre under the direction of Donna Patzius-Hill where she performed....

Additional Staff

Elise Barrett, Instructor
Miss Elise began her dance training at the age of 5 at Dance Workshop in Arlington, TX. After graduating high school, Elise attended Texas State University and was a member of the world renowned Texas State Strutters.  No stranger to the stage, Elise competed in many competitions...

David Cross, Instructor
David Cross is a native of Kansas City, Missouri where he began his dance career as a b-boy. He is a member of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance and a recent graduate of University of Missouri, Kansas City, Conservatory of Music and Dance where he received a...

Emily Hunter

Emily Hunter – Contemporary/Modern Instructor
Miss Emily Hunter began her dance training at the age of eight under the instruction of Penny Askew at the Western Oklahoma Ballet Academy and was a performing company member of the Western Oklahoma Ballet Theatre for six years. Upon graduating high school...

Krista Langford

Krista Langford – Instructor
Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Krista Jennings Langford moved to Fort Worth to study Dance and English at Texas Christian University, and in 2008 she graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in Ballet and Modern Dance and a BA in Writing. While at TCU she received the Calloway and Jerry Bywaters ...

Sarah Fagan

Sarah Fagan – Instructor
Originally from Arlington, TX, Miss Sarah graduated from Oklahoma City University with a bachelor of performing arts degree in Dance Performance. While there she had the opportunity to perform and tour with the American Spirit Dance Company under the direction of Jo Rowan....

Cynthia Thorne– Instructor
A Texas native, Cynthia Thorne recently graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance from Oklahoma City University, where she studied under Jo Rowan and was a member of the American Spirit Dance Company. Her musical credits include Evita, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and ....

Catherine Roe, Instructor
Catherine Roe received her early training in San Antonio, Texas, with Scott Conway, Roxanna Pena, and Buddy and Susan Trevino at the San Antonio School for the Performing Arts and spent summers with the Joffrey Workshop Texas and Texas Ballet Theater...

Nicole Chandler

Nicole Chandler – Tap Instructor
Miss Nicole began dancing at age 4yrs old. She has studied tap, musical theater, jazz, ballet, contemporary, modern and ballroom. From age 12-17, Miss Nicole continued her dance studies at The San Diego School of the Creative and Performing Arts....

Briana Watson– Instructor
Briana Watson is a graduate of Sam Houston State University, earning her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Dance Choreography and Performance. Briana's was nominated for Best Choreographer as well as a nomination to present choreography at the American ....

Ashley Moore, Instructor
Miss Ashley started her dance training at the age of 2 under the instruction of Joan Nelson at the Dance Workshop in Arlington. She continued her training at Dance Invasion, The Dance Company, Forcher’s Dance Company, Innovative Dance Inc. and the American Classical Ballet Academy....

Innovative Dance Inc. Dance Studios in Arlington, Texas offers ballet lessons, competition teams, dance lessons and dance classes by outstanding instructors: Megan Young, Emily Hunter, Nicole Chandler, Elise Martinez, Sarah Fagan Ashley Moore, David Cross, Krista Langford, Glenn Arceneaux, Frieda Austin, Orlando Agawin, Christiane Catoe, and Catherine Roe.