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Dancing Studio Katy TX - Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern Dance Lessons

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Maggie founder and owner of Faith Dance Studio opened in 2014 with the intent of combining her passion for faith, family, dance, and music and offering it up to the community in one faith based, professional dance program. Maggie's vision has been to provide a program that supports and empowers children from different diverse cultures and communities. She attended Stephen F Austin State University, receiving a BBA in Business Management and Second Major in Modern Languages, and later received her MBA in Business.  Her and her husband Alejandro, attend Church on the Rock, Katy. Together they have two daughters who also dance. Maggie currently directs and leads Church on the Rock's Performing Dance Ministry. She enjoys teaching dance in the Houston/Katy area and serving others.  For the past 8 years she has been imparting the love of dance to young artists and helping them rise to the next level. 

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Ginger Arrieta was born and raised in Marquette, Michigan where she began her dance training in the Cecchetti Method at age five. She participated in summer programs at ABT, Milwaukee Ballet, Dance Olympus, and Just For Kix. Ginger is a graduate from Belhaven University, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. At Belhaven, she studied under Stephen Wynne, Laura Morton, Britta Wynne, and Ravenna Tucker. After college, she continued her training in Milwaukee at Danceworks. In 2012, Ginger moved to Houston to dance with Ad Deum Dance in the second company. At that time, she began teaching at West University Dance Centre and Houston Academy of Dance. Ginger teaches all levels for the studios and continues her own training in ballet and contemporary dance.

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Stephanie Gentry is a 2021 graduate from the University of Oklahoma. She graduated with Academic Distinction honors and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance (Ballet Pedagogy). Stephanie has a passion for teaching and hopes to bring diversity and inclusion to the dance world such that students of all ages, genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds can explore the amazing capabilities of their bodies. Not only does Stephanie accentuate the importance of proper technique to prevent injury, but she also stresses the importance of mental health in dance. She strives to create a safe environment in her classroom where students don't feel the pressure to be perfect and students are allowed and encouraged to make mistakes. She also emphasizes more than anything that all bodies are dance bodies and that nobody needs to change the way they look to have a more successful dance career. In addition to the pedological studies of ballet, Pilates, and Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), Stephanie is experienced in both aerial arts and resistance training and holds the following professional teaching certifications:

 

  • ABT® American Ballet Theater Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum (August 2020)

  • Pilates Mat Certified Teacher Physical Mind Institute (August 2020)

  • PBT® Progressing Ballet Technique Certified Teacher (July 2020)

  • QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper (October 2018)

 

Stephanie has professional teaching experience as a long-term dance sub at Seven Lakes High School in KatyISD as a KATY ISD substitute for all ages and as a former instructor at Adamson Ballet School from 2016 - 2019. She has also guest taught at Studio 7 For Her in Katy, Texas and the Aerial arts gym of OKC in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Stephanie teaches many genres of dance including ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, pom, streamer, contemporary, lyrical, acro, jumps and turns, choreography, character, musical theater, aerial silks and aerial lyra. Stephanie has performed professionally in a number of works including William Christensen's The Nutcracker as the first female to dance as a Russian, a Mirliton, and snow corps. She has also performed in Les Noces set by Nilas Martins, Duetting by Roxanne Lyst, Chasing Joy by Emma Capen, and in Sadako by Boyko Dossev.