Dance Dynamics Staff
Miss Becky- Studio Director/ Instructor
Becky has taught dance in the Lafayette and surrounding areas since 1978. She was the Director for the Presidential Initiative exchange program and Dance Ambassador to Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and USSR. She has taught multiple National Champions, and Former Students have worked professionally in Chicago, Indianapolis, and LA. Her Students have performed from Coast to Coast including Disneyland, Disneyworld, and NYC and broadway..
Miss Sabrina- instructor
Miss Sabrina has been a student of Miss Becky and an instructor with the Dance Studio for 16+ years. She an Elementary Special Education teacher during her daytime hours for Twin Lakes School Corporation. She Lives in Lafayette with Her Piano Man Husband " Bruce" and two sons who attend Harrison High School . She teaches
Miss Jaelyn/ Student instructor ,
Class Assistant/Student Mentor, NHSDA Member, Miss On Point, Disney Performer, New York City Team Performer, On Pointe Opening Number Performer NHDSA member. Jaelyn brings her rhythms into the class her knowledge of sound is amazing she received a near perfect score with her tap duet partner Vanessa in 2022 and received a tap scholarship from NUVO National dance convention. She is a member of the our Elite Tap team that received the Industry Dance Award for Highest scoring Tap number in competition. Jaelyn also sings on her high schools top choir and participates in Track. Jaelyn has taken tap, jazz, hip hop , acrobatics, lyrical, and recently portrayed Woody in our 2022 award winning production. She works with our youngest students and is loved by all. You can always count on her sharing her love of dance and passion with the younger dancers and her tic Tok fans.
Miss Vanessa- Student Instructor
Class Assistant/Student Mentor, NHSDA Member, Miss On Point
Disney Performer, New York City Team Performer,Crystal Award Winner,Showstoppers National Opening Number Performer, On Pointe Opening Number Performer, NHSDA member, Vanessa has shared a near perfect score with her dance partner Jaelyn doing their tap duet.and is a member of the studio's Elite tap group that won the Industry Dance Award for highest scoring tap routine at the competition. Vanessa is also sings on the top school choir, is a cheerleader, and runs cross country and track. She has taken tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical , acrobatics, hip hop and Pointe Vanessa also was seen onstage in 2022 as Buzz Lightyear and Ken, in our award winning Toy Story Production. Her energy and smile are contagious and she shares her passion with her students each and every class.
Mr Wendell- Asst. Director/instructor
Besides teaching Wendell is an entertainment and owner of UCR Poynt Entertainment.He has provided top quality entertainment Dj and Karaoke for 30+ years at the studio he teaches recreational and competition Hip-Hop works with both the Competition and Elite Teams
Miss Brooke- Dance and Pilates instructor
Originally from Wisconsin Brooke holds a BA in fine Arts Dance and a Minor In Business from the University of Arizonia She has performed both Notionally and internationally with her tenure on the Eisenhower dance Company of Detroit. She also served as the director of the Eisenhower Youth Program. She has trained with Hubbard Street dance in Chicago and many other Dance Professionals. Brooke will be working with our Senior Team, and Conducting Pilates Classe for both students and Adult classes.
Miss Paityn/ Student Instructor class assistant/student mentor,
She is a member of NHSDA and 2022 chapter officer, Varsity Cheerleader (and has the highest tryout score 2 years in a row) she also performs with her choir and has been a last minute substitute for the school dance team at Lafayette Jeff High school. Paityn has been a student at Dance Dynamics for the past 13+ years. She has taken tap, jazz, hip hop , lyrical, musical theater, and portrayed Jessie in our 2022 toy story Production, she is a Member of award winning Elite teams. Paityn loves musical theater and loves to perform her smile lights up the stage. She shares this in her classes which have led her students to receive a Broadway Bound judges award for an outstanding performances.
Miss Arielle (Ari) Purdue University Undergraduate majoring in Psychology and minoring in dance.
Ari brings her passion, enthusiasm and expertise to each of her classes. Her choreography and teaching demonstrates her strong passion and love of dance. She is fun, passionate and challenges each of the students to reach beyond their comfort zone and embrace the artistic joy dance provides, not only for the dancer but also for the audience.
She is a member of Alpha Phi Sorority where this VP of New member education and programming. Member of Purdue Psychology Club, Social Chair for the Chabad Jewish Center at Purdue University. Ari is actively engaged in teaching at lafayette Jewish Community School as Hebrew School Teacher.
Awards in Dance Include:
Geri Gather Foundation Scholarship for activeness and passion for performing Arts. Graduated with Honors in DAnce from Stevenson High School in Illinois.
Highest Score in ISHA history for her Choreography
Won Dance Team Union National Championship with a piece she choreographed.
Ari is trained in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical and contemporary.
Miss Gillian Instructor & Customer Service
Gillian is a graduate student Au.D, Doctor of Audiology at Purdue University. She graduated Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.95/4.0 from Butler University with a BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Creative Media and Entertainment. She was on the Dean's List from 2018-2022
Gillian has trained in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop , lyrical, contemporary and modern. She danced for 17 years in Simi Valley California at her studio. She danced competitively for 8 years while in California and choreographed for 6 years. She was a founding member of Simi Valley High School Dance Team and danced and choreographed pieces in Hip Hop for their Annual Winter showcase. At Butler University she was a 4 year member of the Bulter Dance Team, she was Team Choreographer from 2018-2022, social media chairperson. She has worked for Carmel Parks and Recreation and also a personal tutor to help students understand and prepare for exams. We are excited to have Gillian join our exceptional teaching staff this year. Her excitement and energy and joy for dance are contagious. She will also be at the desk to help answer questions and communicate both with students and parents.
Allison is an undergraduate at Purdue University where she is pursuing herBachelor of Science in Psychological Sciences with
Minors in Human Development and Family Studies and American Sign Language and Deaf Studies. Allison is a member of KappaKappa Gamma Sorority, High Ground Dance company at Purdue, and Purdue Dance Marathon. She was a member ofna competitive dance team in Carmel during her high school year. Miss Allison will be sharing her expertise in Lyrical , Jazz, and contemporary with the students as well as mini team assistant.