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.
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.
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.
Owner and Director
Company Director Jazz/Lyrical/Contemporary Instructor
Hip Hop Master
Ballet, Tap, Jazz Instructor