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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...

Kirsten Herrington

Kirsten Herrington, Instructor
Kirsten Herrington started her love of dance at the age of two at Steps Dance Center in Woodstock, GA. She started in the competitive dance world at age seven and continued to compete through age 16 taking many styles of dance such as ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, and modern. After moving to Texas, she ventured into the competitive...

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....

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.