Eva Meadows - All-Star Assistant
Eva has 12 years of dance experience.
"My favorite thing about Prima is its wonderful environment. It's truly a breath of fresh air every day. I walk into the studio each day and an immediate smile pops on my face. I've learned so much not only about dance, but how to be a great person to myself, others, and the outside world. The love and support all coaches give to dancers is truly amazing. Coming to Prima is truly the best decision I've ever made."
Sierra Wilson - All-Star Coach/Instructor
Sierra has 18 years of dance experince.
"My favorite thing about Prima is the family athmosphere. As soon as you walk in the door you are immediately loved and welcomed. The staff loves each and every child, and the dancers love each other like siblings. Dance has taught me to never give up on yourself and to keep going. Just think when you have hit rock bottom or a dead end, change your perspective because there is something out there meant for you."
Emma Oliver - All-Star Assistant/Instructor
Emma has 15 years of dance experience.
"My favorite part of Prima is that it is the only place I completely feel myself and accepted. Prima is the safest place I have ever been to and I am blessed to call it home. At Prima I never feel left out or judged, I am always encouraged and embraced. My teammates have become my family and make me feel so special every day! I am so thankful that I get to teach kids and help them find their passion and love for dancing. I'm forever grateful that I get to know the best coach, the best team, and pour into the best and sweetest kids ever!"
Grace Kelley- All-Star Coach
Grace has 13 years of dance experience.
" My favorite thing about Prima is the family bond you create with your teammates, the parents, and all the kids you coach. Dance has taught me to never take anything for granted and to cherish every second you get with that special group of people. You never know just how much it means to you until it becomes just a memory. Dance has also taught me to give 110%, not just in practice or at competitions, but in everything life might throw at you. Lastly, dance has taught me to never give up and chase every goal I have in life. No matter how big or how small."
Lyndi Vaughn - All-Star Coach
Lyndi has 17 years of dance experience.
"I love coaching at Prima because of the support and love each dancer, coach, and family brings to the studio. It truly is a family inside and outside of the studio. I am pushed to become a better coach and person everyday. Walking through the doors at Prima immediately makes my day better and I always know I will be greeted with a hug and a smile. Dance has taught me many things, but one thing that it has taught me that still holds true today is determination! Everything I have done in my pofessional and personal life has been because of my determination that I learned from being a part of a dance team."
Sophia Griffeth - Instructor
Sophia has 7 years of dance experience.
"Prima is such a special experience for any child to take part in! From Coach Katie down to the littlest Tiny Two dancer, Prima is a family through & through. Everyone is supported and included, your teammates truly become your family, and you find lifelong friendships. I have seen so much support and love from each and every part of Prima, and for that I am eternally grateful! Prima teaches you what it means to be a team, to love one another, and build each other up no matter what. I have re-found my love for dance here at Prima and know I will never lose it again. Prima has taught me love and to love and that is what I love the most about Prima."
Katie Treece - Studio Owner & All-Star Director
Katie founded Prima Dance Studio in 2013. She has experience teaching all styles of dance, age groups, and skill levels. Katie currently coaches all Junior & Senior Competitive Teams at Prima Dance All-Stars, along with the Halls High School dance teams as well. Katie's favorite thing about opening her own studio is: "Being able to impact so many young dancer's lives and help them maximize their potential both inside and outside of the studio. The family atmosphere that we have created at Prima makes me proud and also thankful to have built a culture where each dancer feels loved and welcomed."
DeLaney Townsend - All-Star Coach
DeLaney has 10 years of dance experience.
"My favorite thing about Prima is the unconditional love and support from everyone from this program. Being in the studio surrounded by my best friends is something so special that I will never forget. I have learned many things from dancing at Prima but my favorite thing I've learned is the importance of teamwork and what it truly means to feel loved and supported by my team! Prima is a safe place for me and so many others and I will forever be thankful for that! Prima is and always will be a second home to me."
Hailee Chase - All-Star Assistant
Hailee has 13 years of dance experience.
"My favorite thing about Prima is that no matter who you are, they welcome you in with open arms, treat you like family, and love you with their entire hearts. Another thing I love Prima is how everyone encourages everyone to get better and push through everything. Prima has helped me learn so many things like how to deal with issues head on, how to give my everything into whatever I do in life, and most importantly it has taught me what it means to have friends that feel like family. The friendships I have gained from Prima will be my life long friendships. Prima is my home, my heart and a place I will always be comfortable being at."
Lidia Gilliam - All-Star Coach
Lidia has five years of dance experience.
" My favorite thing about Prima is getting to meet new people and creating connections with them. They become a second family because of the amount of time you spend with them. Being a competitive dancer has also taught me to have better time management. This applies to all that we have to balance in dance and also to all areas of my life outside of dance. "
Mikayla Rodriguez - All-Star Coach/Instructor
Mikayla has 5 years of dance experience.
"I love coaching at Prima because I love to watch dancers grow here and become amazing young women and men. Prima has the best environment for growth, both as a dancer and as an individual, and I really enjoy being a part of it; it's the best feeling to be a part of a family that is always growing together both in size and spirit."
Tierra Minor - All-Star Coach/Instructor
Tierra has 7 years of dance experience.
"My favorite thing about Prima is having a second home. I have created an unbreakable bond with my teammates and other coaches. They push me to grow as a coach and as a dancer! Also being able to watch all of the dancers grow while making so many lifelong friendships at the same time."
Interested in becoming a part of the Prima staff family? Contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
McKenna Chambers - All-Star Assistant
McKenna has 4 years of dance experience.
"Some of my favorite things about Prima is how we all act like a second family towards each other! I love seeing all of the teams put in their hard work to see the best results at competitions! The energy at Prima is just amazing! I know if I'm having a bad day as soon as someone notices everyone will try and find a way to cheer me up! Another thing about Prima that I absolutely love is the dedication that every single person has. Lastly my absolute favorite part is getting to assist with coaching the Minis and watch them progress (& also every single one of their hugs!)"
Savannah Keck-All-Star Coach & Office Manager
Savannah has 18 years of dance experience.
"My favorite thing about Prima is getting the oppertunity to see the progresssion of the athletes throughout the season. I love seeing my team not only grow as athletes, but grow as friends. All the coaches, athletes, and parents are truly one big family and I am grateful to be a part of it. Dance has taught me many things but one important aspect is confidence. I have confidence that I can do hard things, confidence on stage and in my everyday life. Believing in myself and those around me, taking action for the things I desire, and trusting myself in every aspect. "
The Prima Dance Studio staff is comprised of experienced, dedicated, and motivating instructors who have the best interest of each dancer that walks into their classes or is a part of their competition teams.
Our staff is dedicated to the improvement and growth of all dancers.
We take pride in our "family" oriented culture that we've created at Prima Dance Studio.
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Jaiden Peterson - All-Star Coach
Jaiden has 9 years of dance experience.
"It is hard to pick just one favorite thing because there is too much to love and appreciate. Watching dancers progress and through throughout the years, as a coach, is definitely my top favorite. Dance has brought me so much structure into my life. It has taught me how to lead, be accountable, persevere, and overall trust those around me. Dance has taught me how to be the best version of myself."
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