STAFF

Kitty

Kitty Chapman Carter          
Jazz, Musical Theater, Lyrical, Tap
Since 1972 Kitty has taught, counseled, directed and mentored thousands of dancers, most of whom are still lifelong friends. She has helped guide their dreams of Broadway, television, concert tours, music videos, Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, Rockettes, Juilliard, and choreography. Kitty’s currently on staff at Booker T. Washington High School for thePerforming and Visual Arts where she teaches Tap and Jazz. She is also the Technical Coach for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and has filmed nine seasons on CMT’s “Dallas Cowboy Cheeerleaders: Making the Team”. 

Robin

Robin Chapman Mack
Hip-Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap
Trained by her Aunt Kitty since the age of 2, Robin has been teaching along side her for over 20 years. She also toured with Dance Caravan where she was mentored by some of the best in the industry.  Now, owner and director of Studio M, Robin is one of the premier choreographers in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area. Her students have danced with Janet Jackson and Britney Spears, on Broadway, with the Rockettes.  Her edgy, hip style separates her from the rest. 

Shelly

Michelle Hebert
Ballet, Modern, Point

Raised just outside of Detroit, Michigan, Michelle received a BA in Dance Performance from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA.  She received additional training from Gus Giordanos and Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Traditions Program as a scholarship student.  Ms Hebert as a professional dancer, she has been a member of Garth Fagan Dance in Rochester, NY, Ballet Creole in Toronto, Canada and as a guest artist with the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica in Kinston.

"Courtney Sparks Headshots Oct 2014"

 Courtney Sparks 

Ballet, Tap, Contemporary

Courtney began dance in St. Charles, Missouri at 5 and loved the stage from her first recital. In high school she performed as a principe dancer with The Dance Company of St. Charles. In the summers she nurtured her love for musical theater by performing in various musicals with Studio J productions and The St. Louis Muny Theater. After high school Courtney attended Oklahoma City University where she received her BFA in Dance Performance.  She has danced professionally with Opryland Productions, Celebrity Cruise Lines, in Branson Missouri and New York. Her dance life brought her to Dallas when she made the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders where she was a part of the elite Show Group and was blessed with the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at several games and dance and sing for our troops on numerous USO tours. She has performed and worked with artists such as Creed, Toby Keith, LeAnn Rimes and more.  Like all dance teachers, she is the mom to three boys. Courtney and her husband Dustin have made their home in Lake Highlands. When she isn’t teaching dance and getting her “girl fix” she models and does commercial and film work.

Alyssa

Alyssa Harrington

Ballet, Modern, Contemporary

From Lincoln, Nebraska, Ms. Harrington began her dance career at the Pure Movement Dance Institute and with UNO’S The Moving Company where she was accepted as the youngest member in school history.  She attended many summer Intensives on full scholarships including Kansas City Ballet, The Ailey School, and Dallas Black Dance where she was a demonstrator for Dudley Williams and Milton Myers.  She attended The Ailey School as a level 1 scholar for two years.  During her training in 2011 she received an apprentice position with SD Prism Dance.  She was an active performing artist in J.U.S.T.I.C.E  League Dance Collective and SD Prism Dance while performing with Dallas Black Dance II for the 2012-2013 Season.

2013-14  Guest Faculty- Bridget Moore – Modern,  Michele Hall – modern, Lauren Gonzales – Ballet, Maria Day- Ballet, Brynt Beitman-Ballet/Modern, Katy Schaar- Tap/contemporary.

 

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