Brenda 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.


Allison trained 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 4 summers.

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.

Katherine began 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 Texas.

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 three years.

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 now sixteen.

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 Colleges.

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.

 

 

 

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