grew up in McComb, Mississippi and began dancing
when she was very young. She danced and competed
at conventions in Louisiana, Mississippi and
Tennessee. Brenda attended Southern Methodist
University receiving a BFA in Dance, minoring
in Physical Education with secondary teaching
certification. She studied with Gus Giordano,
David Kirby, Toni Beck, Karen Kriete, Bob Beard
and Betty Ferguson.
After college graduation, Brenda developed a
dance program for and taught classes at Sunset
High School while coaching the Drill Team and
Cheerleading Squad. She choreographed the High
School musicals Lil' Abner and the Princess
and the Pea.
Brenda has taught dance classes and choreographed
for the past 25 years in the Dallas area. She
opened Studio 3 Dance in September of 1998 with
the support of her husband, Pat, son, Shawn
and daughters, Allison and Lizy.
in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and pointe at
Studio 3 Dance. She was a member of the Shepton
Stallionettes and Plano West Royales Drill Teams
where she was also a Senior Lieutenant. After
graduating from Plano West, Allison choreographed
routines and taught drill team officer camps for
Starmakers Dance and Performance Camps. She has
assisted and taught at Studio 3 Dance for the past
Allison has taken master classes from various
professional instructors/choreographers in Texas,
South Carolina, Las Vegas, Chicago and New York.
Allison recently graduated from Baylor University
with a degree in Elementary Education and is teaching
2nd grade in Plano ISD. Allison is blessed to have
grown up in a dancing family and is thrilled to
join the staff at Studio 3 Dance.
dancing at the age of two and has been teaching
for 13 years. She has choreographed for Richardson
High School's Eaglette and Theater Department.
Katherine was on the NCA All Star Performance
team and was awarded the Superstar Award for
Drill Team in High School. She performed in
the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York and
in the Aloha Bowl in Hawaii.
Katherine studied at Richland College where
she was a student instructor for the Jazz Department.
She also attended and studied dance at Stephen
F. Austin University and The University Of North
Christal Post grew up in Dallas, TX and began
dancing at the young age of 2. She trained with the Tuzer Ballet
from the age of 6. Under the direction of Tanju and Pat Tuzer, she
cultivated a love for dance and for being on the stage. While
dancing with Tuzer Ballet, she performed many roles including
Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in their annual production of
the Nutcracker. Christal also attended many prestigious summer
programs including, The Joffrey Ballet, The Kirov Ballet,
American Ballet Theatre, and School of American Ballet in
New York City. In 2003 Christal graduated from Southern Methodist
University where she trained with many acclaimed teachers including
Jeremy Blanton, Karen Kriete, and Shelley Berg. She was also honored
to dance the lead in the Ballet, Pas de Deeses choreographed by
Robert Joffrey her junior year. She also performed in the world premiere
Battleworks by choreographer Robert Battles.
Christal joined the Bruce Wood Dance Company in January of 2003. She
performed at Bass Hall and toured extensively around the country with
the company. She performed in many new works created by Bruce Wood as
well as many audience favorites such as Red and Lovett!. In 2005 Christal
re-located to the wonderful city if Chicago, IL. She was on scholarship
at Lou Conte , home of The Hubbard Street Dance Company. She trained under
many incredible teachers includng Claire Bataille, Laura Wade, and
Birute Bacardi. In 2007 she joined Thodos Dance Chicago as a trainee. While
with the modern company, she trained with the company, helped prepare for shows,
and was selected to perform in New Dances 2007. Christal also performed as a
featured dancer with the House Theatre Company in Chicago.
In 2005 Christal began her teaching career in Chicago. She really enjoys
teaching ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, and musical theatre to eager young
dancers. She is a member of the Cecchetti Council of America and passed her
Grade 1 Exam with Exceeds Expectations. Christal is looking foward to being
back in the Dallas area and to continue to share her love of Dance!!
Sally Johnson was a professional
ballet dancer for ten years. Sally trained
with the Royal Ballet School London. She took
exams with the Royal Academy of Dancing through
advanced, also with the Royal College of Music
for piano. She danced with the Festival Ballet
Company and the Royal Opera Company for three
years. She was a soloist with the Irish Ballet
Company for three years, a soloist with the
Ballet De Monte Carlo for one year, and then a
soloist with the Royal Ballet of Flanders for
After touring America twice
she settled in Dallas and started work with
Richland College where she taught Ballet for
twenty three years and Brookhaven College for
one year. She is now the co-director of the
Dance Department at Richland.
Sally has also taught at many studios and
currently teaches ballet workshops for Shepton
High School and Plano West High School. She
owned two studios for many years until getting
married and having four children under the age
of three. Her triplets, Tory, Scotty and Abby
are now fifteen and her older child Cody is
Meleka Lewis has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology
from the University of North Texas. Meleka has extensive experience from teaching
all genres of dance for the past 8 years.
She has traveled throughout the United States
and has trained with many reputable dance professionals such as Craig Hempstead,
Jeremy Fullam, Michelle Stafford, and Gino Johnson. Through hard work and determination,
she has obtained considerable recognition for her talents in the dance world.
She has also received many choreography and performance awards.
Meleka is a member of the
Dallas Dance Company. Her unique style helps her students develop confidence, discipline,
motivation, determination and a love for the art.
Ashley began her training at the age of seven and has trained in all styles of dance such
as ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, modern and Pointe, and has taught and assisted at many dance studios around the
Dallas Fort Worth Area. She has recently started expanding among the rest of the United States choreographing for drill teams
and dance studios. Also, she has received numerous scholarships from conventions and competitions around the nation,
and was Miss Senior VIP two years in a row. Ashley was a part of national winning dance companies and traveled to Europe to
dance with “Tanzommer” with the Dallas Repertoire Ballet, participated in the performance of the “Nutcracker” for six years,
participated in Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Half Time Shows, performed along with Soul Escape, Urban Ballet Theatre,
Musical Artists, Dallas Summer Musicals, and many others. When Ashley is not teaching or performing, she attends school
and is working on her Bachelors of Advertising degree.
Becky Beck has been teaching dance in the DFW area for over 30 years. She has become
known as a “technique specialists” to dancers of all levels and ages. Former students have gone on to
receive college dance scholarships, national and local dance competition titles, year-long scholarships
at Broadway Dance Center in New York and the Edge Performing Arts Center in L.A., and have been accepted
to summer dance programs nationwide. One former dance student received the prestigious Presidential
Scholarship. Four former students have been in the top 30 on SYTYCD and two were featured on the show.
Other students have gone on to become dance studio owners, dance instructors, and professional dancers.
Beck has taught master classes locally and nationally to private studios, high schools, colleges, and
on convention circuits. She was an adjunct faculty dance instructor at Richland, Eastfield, and Navarro
Beck’s choreography has won national awards at dance competitions. In addition, she has won
numerous “Best Choreography” awards at the local, state, and national level. Beck was a guest
choreographer for the Dallas Mavericks’ Dancers for over 7 years. She has also choreographed for
aspiring pop singers, classical artists, commercials, college dance programs, high schools, musicals,
and individual soloists.
As a professional dancer, Becky danced for J. David Kirby’s Dance Energy and Max Stone’s Citijazz.
She performed in numerous industrials including Mary Kay, Target, Coke Light, and Gridiron. Beck
appeared on national and international television. She was a feature dancer for an infomercial
for “Curves.” She served as dance captain in the musical “Pippin” and on tour in Europe in 1993-94.
She performed at numerous award shows, beauty pageants, and dance festivals. She has appeared in
ancespirit Magazine and NCA Danz numerous times. Beck was a featured dancer in the pilot “Hip Hop Jamz”
filmed in L.A. In addition, she was a dance model for college catalogs and appeared in instructional
dance videos. Becky has a B.A. from U.T.D. and an Associate’s Degree from Richland College.