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Now enrolling for fall 2019-20 classes!!

Instructors

At ODC we love creating a “dance family” feel. Each one of our staff members genuinely cares about the health, wellbeing, and talent of each dancer at our studio. We get to know the dancers, their families, and often times their friends. We would love for you to join our family! Contact us today to find out how!

Abby Kerbo is the owner of Owasso Dance Co. Abby started dancing at the age of three at Carey Robbins School of Dance in Glenpool, Oklahoma. Abby found her passion at an early age and continued taking ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe, and pom throughout high school. She competed at numerous competitions, winning at state and national levels. Abby graduated from Glenpool High School in 2013. Abby continued her passion as a member of the 2013-14 Tulsa 66ers dance team, affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Abby met Keally Lilly through the Tulsa 66ers. In 2014, Abby started teaching at South Tulsa Dance Co and Owasso Dance Co under the supervision of Keally. In 2016, Abby purchased Owasso Dance Co. and is so excited for the opportunity. Abby resides in Bixby with Tyler and their daughter Macy.

Brenna Tayman started dancing at the age of three years old and spent most of her dance career at Rhythmic Notions Dance Studio in Owasso, Oklahoma. She found her admiration and passion for dance at a young age and continued to train under many brilliant teachers in multiple genres of dance that included tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, and musical theater. She joined the competition team at the age of six and has traveled to many different competitions winning multiple awards over the years. Brenna started assisting dance classes at the age of eleven and that is where she found her love for teaching and acquired the goal to become a teacher one day. Brenna’s first year of teaching was her senior year of high school at the age of seventeen. She also spent her last three years of high school on the Owasso Varsity Pom team where she served as a co-captain her senior year. Brenna earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Management in May 2020 after acquiring her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Tulsa Community College in December of 2018. She is so happy that she is able to continue doing something she loves and gets to share her knowledge of the art of dance to eager students. Brenna loves that she gets the opportunity to create such special bonds with her students and how she gets to watch them grow not only in dance but also in life. She couldn’t be more grateful that the love of dance has turned into the love of teaching.

Briana Fitch was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She started dancing when she was 9 and danced for 2 years with Adam and Shayna Acosta doing competitions through lacy park recreational center. She then took a break from dance until She turned 15 and started dancing at The Legacy Project. Now at the age of 20, Briana has been dancing for 7 years in Hip Hop and Contemporary. She did competitions with Legacy for years and participated in the on stage productions “What If”, “Be The Light”, “Tulsa Our City”, and “I Am”. She has also danced in Brian Nhira’s music videos “Hero” and “Get up.” Briana has experience teaching Hip Hop dance classes at The Legacy Project over the past two years and has subbed Hip Hop classes for fellow dancers at Elite Dance of Tulsa, Broken Arrow Dance Company and The Calling. She also just recently joined the Abstrakt Mindz staff as Assistant Director/Choreographer. On top of her dance career, she is in school for nursing and wants to travel the world helping others, and wants to learn as much as possible in science and anatomy. Briana looks forward to expanding her dance career in the future.

Brooke Long found her passion for dance at the age of 2 1/2 and pursued her passion throughout high school doing various styles of dance and several competition teams. Brooke spent most of her dance career at Carey Robbins School of Dance in Glenpool, Oklahoma where she had the opportunity to train under many incredible teachers. Brooke was also a member of the 2013-2014 Tulsa 66ers NBA dance team as they spent their last year in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Brooke is a full time cosmetologist at Metric Hair Studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In her free time she likes to spend time with her husband Jeff, stepson Mason, and sons Korbyn and Westyn.

Elizabeth Szymanski is from the vibrant city of Colorado Springs. She fell in love with the art of dance 12 years ago and has continued to pursue her dreams ever since. She recently received a Bachelor of the Arts in Dance Performance from Oral Roberts University. Throughout her years of dancing, Elizabeth has had the honor of performing intricate roles in various events. She was a performer and dance captain in the Thorn Productions, a guest artist in the Soilsigh Event held in Ireland, and led street evangelism outreaches through dance in the beautiful and rural countries of Italy and Uganda. Elizabeth has also trained under and performed with, Zion Dance Project, Randall Flinn, Patty Hoffman, Aaron SmallWood, Christina Schneider, Rachel Bruce Johnson, Robbee Stafford, Ms. Allison Pringle, Roman Jasinski Jr., and Ms. Hope Ely. As a dance instructor, Elizabeth loves teaching her students about the arts and encouraging them to dive deeper on their own "why" for dancing. She loves exploring new cities and countries, trying out authentic coffee shops, and hiking up 14ners. Elizabeth would love to own her own professional dance company one day and travel around the world doing missionary work through the art of dance.

Erin Larsen began dancing at the age of three years old, and has been a dance instructor since the age of sixteen. While a dance student, she studied ballet, pointe, jazz, pom, tap, lyrical, and musical theatre. Although she enjoys all styles of dance, Erin fell in love with ballet at a young age. She has been classically trained in the Vaganova ballet method. While in high school, Erin auditioned and performed with the renowned Moscow Ballet Company while the company was on tour in Tulsa, OK. Erin was a local titleholder for the Miss Oklahoma Organization for 3 years, which allowed her to showcase her love for pointe dancing in the talent competition. Erin won the talent competition at various local pageants. Erin graduated from The University of Tulsa with her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2020. While a student at TU, she was a four-year member of The University of Tulsa pom squad, where she was part of the travel team. Aside from teaching dance throughout college, Erin developed and taught free elementary arts education programs. Erin currently works as a speech-language pathologist for Union Public Schools and Post Acute Medical in Tulsa, OK. Erin is thrilled to be teaching at Owasso Dance Co.

Kelly Henderson received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. There, she performed with Cornish Dance Company in many original works. While in Seattle, she taught from beginning to college level students. Kelly then moved with her family to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1996 and took a break from teaching dance to homeschool her three children. In 2006 she returned to teach for a few years at Dove Dance. She enjoyed the opportunity of performing with her daughter in the production of South Tulsa Children’s Ballet, The Nutcracker. Kelly enjoys being able to help her students grow in dance as well as being a light in their lives and pushing them towards excellence.

Leah Provance graduated from ORU earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance. She has danced for 20 years and is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, and musical theatre. She has had the privilege to teach all ages for several years at many studios around the Tulsa area. Leah’s favorite part about teaching dance is instilling life lessons in her students and always encouraging them to be the best they can be (Philippians 4:13) and always reminding them that they are loved (John 3:16). Leah lives with her husband Jake and on their downtime they have a blast binge watching some fun tv show and ordering in some pizza. Celebrating the little things is her favorite!

Rachel Roberts is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada. Involved in many aspects of the performing arts since the age of three, Rachel has studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, pointe, hip-hop, clogging, musical theatre, acting, voice, modeling, piano, gymnastics, cheerleading, baton and swing dance. Graduating with honors and a double major in dance and musical theatre from the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts, Rachel has toured Nevada, California, and China with Dream Tour USA, and performed in numerous dance concerts and musicals. Regional credits include guest dancer in the Las Vegas Bowl Half-Time Show with the Las Vegas Stars Dance Team, guest dancer for pianist Giovanni, Peter in “Peter and the Wolf”, Odette understudy in “Swan Lake”, Mitzi in “Crazy For You”, Kristine in “A Chorus Line”, and Golden Rainbow’s Ribbon Of Life Production often serving as dance captain or choreographer for these projects. Favorite memories include performing with the St. Viator Liturgical Dance Troupe. She has also participated in many pageants and dance competitions winning local, state and national titles as well as working as a print and commercial model.

Rachel attended Oklahoma City University and participated in the Senior Choreography Shows and was a member of The Spirit of Grace Liturgical Dance Company and the internationally acclaimed American Spirit Dance Company. In 2002, she received a Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Business and was named the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Entertainment Business.

Currently Rachel focuses on private lessons and choreography for dance competitions and pageants in addition to teaching recreational dance classes in the Tulsa area. She has been in the arts education field for over 13 years and enjoys judging and teaching master classes around the country.

Shelbi Sutterfield started dancing at the age of 2 and continued doing so until she graduated high school. She was trained in many styles of dance including: ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and Pom. Shelbi also danced competitively for 5 years where she performed as both a team member and a soloist. Shelbi spent most of her dance studio years dancing with Miss Abby and Miss Brooke at Carey Robbins School of Dance in Glenpool, OK, so she is very excited to be getting back into the dancing world!
Since graduating high school, Shelbi has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK; a Master’s degree in Kinesiology from Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS; and a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Rasmussen College in Topeka, KS. After spending a few years in Kansas pursing her education, Shelbi has recently moved back to the Tulsa area where she works as a Registered Nurse at Saint Francis Hospital. In her free time, Shelbi likes to spend time with friends and family, and enjoy the outdoors.