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This accredited athletic dancer is featured in numerous local as well as national markets. His experience in a variety of styles and his expertise in teaching offers clients well- rounded dance instruction in a fun, positive, and energetic atmosphere.

 

Keith attended the University of Arkansas where he played football. Since then he continues to choreograph and dance consistently on television, in music videos, tours, commercials, and corporate events. He teaches dance classes and workshops for kids and adults of all ages. For over 14 years Keith has taught sought-after Hip Hop Master Classes throughout the country. Keith has been represented by various talent agencies including Clear Talent Group out of Los Angeles, CA.

 

Choreography includes work for the record label National Recording Artists. Keith has also worked with Tyrese, Marcos Hernandez, MTV‘s "My Super Sweet 16", MTV3’s "Road to Menudo", the film "El Guitarist", MLS Championship Cup Half-Time Show, NFL’s Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, AFL’s Dallas Desperados Dancers, Toni & Guy Photographic Awards, and National Dance Alliance / National Cheerleaders Association. He also choreographed competitive hip hop numbers for Commack Cougarettes (3rd at NDA High School Nationals 2012) and Odessa High School (National Champions at MA Nationals 2012). Keith is currently choreographing for recording artist Karen Noseff.

 

Performances include music videos choreographed by Marty Kudelka and Roger Lee, along with live stage performances in the "Body Art Ball ". Additional credits include Good Day Texas, The "V", Texas Lottery “Cash Five” commercial, and “Indiana Live Casino” motion caption commercial as well as opening performances for recording artists Monica, Omarion, Cassie, Ciara, Ice Cube, Chingy, Young Joc, Ludacris and Drake.

Tera began training in tap and ballet at the age of 3 in Gainsville, TX. She continued her training locally for 12 years, 10 of the 12 were competitive.  During her years as a young dancer she was cast 3 consecutive years as Clara in the Repertory Dance Theatre of Texas performance of the Nutcracker. Tera spent 2 summers training with the Boston Ballet Summer Intensive programs and is a level IV Cecchetti certified dancer. Tera is also the recipient of several LA Underground and Tremaine dance scholarships. While in high school she continued her training at local studios but also added in the ever popular role of becoming a cheerleader and then 2 years on Drill Team. Her Drill Team experiences took her to the UDA High School Nationals in Florida, where her team placed in top rankings for Jazz and Pom.  Tera’s last year in high school presented her with the opportunity to perform in the Entertainment Department at Six Flags Over Texas. There she performed in shows such as “It’s Magic,” “Rock & Roll,” and “40th Anniversary Front Gate Spectacular”.

   

She has performed in various industrial shows for major companies such as Mary Kay and Pepsi. She also had the opportunity to perform in 2 of the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Half-Time performances with artists Jessica Simpson and Creed. After high school she moved her focus towards earning a degree while teaching at local studios to pay her way through school. Her degree focus was on early education with the hopes of becoming a teacher in the public schools. But as dance continued to pull at her heart and current families and customers urged her to live out her dream; she completed her education at the University of North Texas with a BA in Sociology and then shortly opened the doors to The Dance Space in 2007. Tera is celebrating 9 years of doing what she loves with her husband Todd, 3 year old Tenley and new 4 month old Ty!!

Leanna is a Las Vegas native where she trained and graduated from the Las Vegas Performing Arts Academy.  She grew up in a dance studio environment, which has helped her relate eye to eye with her students.  Leanna moved to New York at the age of 18 when she earned a full scholarship to train at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.  During her fellowship at Ailey, she studied extensively under Denise Jefferson and Jaqulyn Buglisi.  Leanna’s biggest credit goes to Tara Foy who solely trained Leanna in ballet since she was 11.  Leanna has toured around the country with Tara Foy at West Coast Dance Explosion and is also a master class teacher at Tara Foy’s Elite Ballet Summer Intensive.  Leanna is trained highly in ballet and contemporary dance, as well as, Jazz, Pilates, Yoga, and conditioning.  Leanna is extremely artistic and uses choreography as her canvas for her art.  She will make you laugh, cry, and always wanting more from her choreography.  She is highly sought after for her choreography and private instruction.

 

As a performer, Leanna has appeared with the Ailey 2 Company in New York, in ‘Les Follies Berger’ as an acrobatic dancer in Las Vegas, in Paul Mitchell hair show conventions, and Golden Rainbow charity performances benefiting AIDS research.  Leanna has also had the opportunity to judge and teach master classes at competitions around the country.  As a choreographer, Leanna has won Top Choreography awards at various competitions every year consecutively since 2006.  She has also had the amazing opportunity to research and explore different choreography from different countries like Egypt, London, and Brazil.

 

Now residing in Flower Mound, Texas, Leanna has taught in the Lewisville/Flower Mound area since moving here in 2004.  She has now found her home here at The Dance Space and we couldn’t be happier.  Not only is she a beautiful technical trained dancer, incredible teacher and choreographer, she is also a leader and inspiration to her students.  With over 20 years in this industry, Leanna brings her expertise to our competitive team.  

We are beyond excited to have Master Lucke at TDS. Since primary school, Lucke has shown a keen passion and talent for performing. Singing and dancing, specifically in musical theatre, were the first arts studied and performed from the age of 5 for this vivacious and energetic 26-year-old.  He has performed throughout the continental United States and many countries abroad as both a musician and a dancer.  Music was Lucke's first passion and it has been the foundation of his dance and educational career.

 

At the age of 16, Lucke began taking gymnastics classes in his spare time with the hope of gaining more understanding for the body and its full capabilities.  An instant love and connection was made from day one.  After competing for several years as an all-around gymnast and power tumbler, Lucke began teaching gymnastics to children varying from the age of 18 months to young adults.  Since he began teaching 9 years ago, he has specialized in dance and acrobatic training for the Women's Artistic program for many teams throughout the DFW area.  

 

Lucke is now a Junior at the University of North Texas in Denton seeking two Bachelor degrees (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Kinesiology).  He is also taking classes to minor in music.  All of these disciplines are the build up for a career as a professional performer and choreographer.

 

Lucke lives life both personally and professionally with one thought always in mind: "Believe in yourself, hang onto yur dreams, keep trying no matter how hard it seems, and make it happen!  With that, all things are possible.  Belief is where it all starts."  

Michelle first started teaching at The Dance Space as a long term substitute instructor for the studio owner in 2012. Her education background, personal dance experience and her large family of 7 enables her to bring a great balance of teacher, dancer and mother for the dancers in her classes. Michelle was trained at the Bonnie Lindholm School of Dance in the Chicago area for 13 years (10 of those heavily involved with their company program). Her absolute favorite discipline is tap, and she strives to pass along that passion to her dancers. She earned a Language Arts Degree and a secondary certification from Drake University in Des Moines, IA and married her high school sweetheart in 1996. Michelle and her husband live with their 5 kids in Flower Mound.

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Meet the Staff

The Dance Space was founded in 2006. At TDS we specialize in Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acrobatics, Lyrical and Hip-Hop for dancers of all ages.

Tera Kinney

Owner and Director

Leanna Castillo

Company Director                                                        Jazz/Lyrical/Contemporary Instructor

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Keith Green

Hip Hop Master                              

Kelly Wise

Ballet Master                              

Kristin Klade

Ballet Master                              

Kelly has studied and taught ballet, modern, jazz, and contemporary dance for more than thirty-five years.  Before teaching, she danced professionally for the Austin, Houston, and Dallas ballet companies, was a guest artist for Joffery, Pact, Kapab and Royal Ballet before opening her own highly successful dance studio in North Dallas--The Royal Ballet of Dallas, which she ran for more than eighteen years.  Since selling her studio, Kelly has taught at a number of the leading dance studios in the DFW Metroplex, successfully coached students for national and international competitions, and choreographed classical and contemporary pieces for such competitions.  She has also mentored and coached teachers across the metroplex, written and taught curriculum, refurbished and managed Dance Schools, and was the director and master Choreographer for International Ballet Theatre.  Kelly has both the “Advanced Royal Academy of Dancing” teaching degree from London, along with the Modern, Jazz, and Contemporary teaching degree from the International Dance Teachers Association.

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Kristin Klade is originally from Fort Worth, TX and developed a love for dance at a very young age. She had the privilege of studying classical ballet from various ballet masters in north Texas including under the Schaffenburgs, Nicolai Semicov & Svetlana Stanova, and Leslie M Jordan III. As part of the North Central Ballet Company, she enjoyed dancing principal roles in The Firebird and Sleeping Beauty. Her senior year of high school, she was captain of both the Nolan Catholic Dance Company and the Nolan Catholic Royelles Dance Team. Later at the University of Oklahoma, she studied with partial scholarship under Mary Margaret Holt to receive her BFA in ballet pedagogy in 2010. She has been teaching ever since, most recently in Chicago at TranscenDance Studios and Chicago Contemporary Dance Theater, where she taught ballet and contemporary dance for four years. Other acomplishments include guest dancing with Contemporary Dance Fort Worth and completing two American Ballet Theater summer intensives and an internship at Brodaway Dance Center in New York where her love for contemporary dance fourished. She is delighted to be living in her home town again (out of the cold!) with her husband, John. She has absolutely loves working with the talented and driven kids at TDS.

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Michelle Risberg

Ballet, Tap, Jazz Instructor                              

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Lucke Kaeden Jozef Alexandre

Acrobatic Instructor                              

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