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1901 N Moore Ave

Moore, OK 73160

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41st Year Serving the Community with Quality Dance Instruction. 

Our Faculty

Lori Treadway Director of The Dancenter

Artisitic Director

Lori Hays Elder is a nationally recognized award winning choreographer and instructor. She has been teaching since 1982 and was certified by the Cecchetti Council ofAmerica on the professional level at the age of 15. Her studies include classical ballet techniques Bournonville and Cecchetti, as well as the jazz and contemporary techniques of Giordano and Horton. She has received scholarships from Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma Summer Arts, The Cecchetti Council of America, The Pulse, Showstoppers. Her students have been awarded scholarships to the Pulse, Monster's of Hip Hop, Co. Dance, LA Dance Magic, New York on the Road, LA Underground, Tremaine, Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, Walnut Hill High School of Performing Arts in Boston, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Canada, Ballet Oklahoma, Texas Women's University, Millenium Dance in Los Angeles and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. She has coached her Pom Pon groups to six National Championships as well as groups in lyrical, ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and musical theater. Lori has been the director of the Dancenter for 29 years. Lori's students have performed for numerous local events as well as events in Branson, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Myrtle Beach, New York City, St. Louis and Tulsa.

Alicia Shive

Assistant Director

Alicia Shive has danced since the age of 4. She is a former Dancenter student and·competitor. She attended Texas Women's University, and performed with Ballet Oklahoma and the Denton Civic Ballet. At the age of 13 she performed in Balloon Boy as the lead which was originated for her at the Walnut Hill High School of Performing Arts in Boston. She was accepted to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet at the age of 16 years.



Jacob Hays began his dance career at The Dancenter 20 years ago. He has   studied and competed in multiple styles of dance. Jacob has been awarded scholarships from The Pulse, Monsters of Hip Hop, LA Dance Magic, Showstopper,   Oklahoma City University and Broadway Dance Center. Jacob has studied with Mia Michaels, Tyce Diorio, Brian Friedman, NappyTabs, LaurieAnn Gibson and Marty   Kudulka.  He has also done intensive studies with Robert Hoffman (Step Up 2), Dave Scott (Step Up) and broadway's Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights) and is a former Pulse Protege.



Cristhian Guzman is a former Honeybee, Red Dawg Cheerleader and Thunder Girl. Her dynamic and hard-hitting choreography can be seen in both the competitive dance world and commercially. She currently choreographs for numerous high school and college dance teams, as well as for Coyote Ugly and other commercial industry giants. Her choreography has won numerous awards, most notably her hip hop choreography with Nathan Hales High School in Tulsa. Cristhian also coached the Stinger, the NBA Hornets Junior Dance Team. Cristhian is curretnly the dance team coach at Neosho County Community College in CHanute, Kansas and teaches numerous workshop and Master Classes, working for WERK Workshops and much more. Cristhian is on staff full time for chorepgraphy and part time as an instructor.




Dannell Ross was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where she has danced for 32 years.   She has studied many different genres of dance, includingTap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Hawiian, Latin, Hip-hop, and Pom.  In her twenty one year competitive dance career, Ross has earned six overall  titles as a soloist and numerous regional and national team championships with organizations such as Dance Masters of America and Dancer Educators of America.  Earning these titles has provided her with the opportunity to represent Oklahoma in national title competitions and conventions and study with world reknown artists. After dancing professionally in Branson, MO, Ross was awarded a dance scholarship at the University of Central Oklahoma, where she was a member of the Kaleidoscope Dance Company. In 2003, Ross expanded her dance career to include  teaching group fitness classes, and eventually becoming a  professional Figure and Fitness competitor and judge. She has been a dance instructor  for over 20 years, teaching  a wide variety of dance genres to ages two through adult, as well as coaching competitive high school pom squads.   Ross was the Owner, Creative Director, and Choreographer for  her own dance studio in NW OKC for six years, and has been a judge for  regional and national dance compeitions for many years.  Judging has given her the priviledge to watch, critique, and celebrate incredibly  talented dancers from all over the United States, who share her passion for the art of dance. Dannell  has had a life-long love for dance, which has become a true passion for teaching dance recreationally, and training competitive dancers.   She is now sharing that gift of dance with her daughter, who she is blessed to have the opportunity to teach as one of her students. Dannell will be coaching our Mini Team and Baby Hip Hop.



Miranda Smith also began her dance career at The Dancenter. She has studied a number of types of dance and performed in a great number of award winning routines.Miranda has studied the Cecchetti Method of Classical ballet. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and specializes in students ages 18 months to age 6. She is the mother of two adorable little boys and resides in Midwest City with her husband Chris.



Abigail Schubert began her dance career at The Dancenter over a decade ago. While there she studied ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, liturgical, musical theater, pointe, tap and tumbling. She is a graduate of the Ann Lacy School of Dance Arts and Management at Oklahoma City University where she was a member of the American Spirit Dance Company and performed in a number of shows. In addition to returning as an instructor at The Dancenter, Miss Abbie works as a wedding and event planner.



Kristen Privette began her dance career at The Dancenter at the young age of four. Kristen has studied a number of styles of dance and was a member of the Team Dancenter competitive team during her entirety at The Dancenter. In junior high and high school she was a member of the Carl Albert High School Pom Squad. She followed this by being a member of the University of Oklahoma Pom Squad and is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City Community College where she obtained her degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant. She works with childrne of all kinds at OU Children's Hospital and will be teaching "A Chance to Dance", a class for special needs students of all ages.


Meagan Vail has been an avid competitive dancer since the young age of seven. While at Westmoore High School Megan won two state solo titles, as well as being part of two state and four national squad titles. She has studied several of styles of dance with a number of celbrity dancers and choreographers. Meagan has also won two improv championships with Intrigue Dance and was Miss Oklahoma Legacy in 2015. She has served as chorepgrapher for Carl Albert Pom and Seminole High School Pom. Meagan has taught in the Las Vegas, Kansas City and OKC metro area and brings a great new vision with her to The Dancenter. She is curretnly teaching hip hop and contemporary dance.



Kylee Shive has danced at The Dancenter for the past 16 years. Her studies include ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, musical theater, pointe and  tap. She has been a studio assitant for six years and is in her second year of student teaching. She is a competitive dancer and is planning a career in  dance. She has won scholarships to The Pulse and Hollywood Dance Connection. Kylee will be guest teaching and subbing this season while pursueing her degree in Psychology from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.



Ava Conceicao is a student at Carl Albert High School where she is a member of the Pom Squad and is active in Leadership, Rotary Club, Student Council, Key Club, ECO and has performed there in a number of musicals. She has danced for over 12 years and is in her second year of teaching hip hop. She has been awarded scholarships from Hollywood Connection, Creative Connect and ASH Dance Conventions.



Jazmine Jones attends Westmoore High School and is active on Student Council Class Council, Link Crew, Spanish Club, and the Multicultural Club. She has been dancing for 10 years and has studied ballet, contemporary, hip hop and jazz. She will be teaching beginning hip hop classes. Jazmine is known for beinga powerful hip hop performer and instructor.


Student Instructor

Mariah Johnson is a passionate dancer and is planning to be a professional dancer. She has studied multiple styles of dance for oer 12 years and has performed in a number of award winning routines. She has performed at Thunder Games and the Bricktown Ballpark, as well as being in several flash mobs and non-profit performances. She was a studio assistant for the past three years.





Guest Instructor

Sunshine Dukes has been with the Dancenter from it's beginning. She returned to teach 3 years ago. Sunshine's specialty is Tap, but she is trained and well versed in ballet, jazz, hip hop and lyrical. Sunshine has over 20 years of teaching expereince to bring to her students and classes. Sunshine teaches ballroom dance and is currently employed with the Oklahoma CIty Public School system.





Guest Instructor

Zachary Treadway has been a student at The Dancenter since age 2 and has studied ballet, contemporary and hip hop. He has also been a competitive gymnast for over 12 years with Bart Conner Gymnastic Academy. He is currently a competitive gymnast at the Univeristy of Illinois Champaign-Urbana under coach and former Olympic Medalist Justin Spring. He finished last season with three Gold and 2 Silver Medals at the Junior Olympic Championships in Battle Creek, Michigan.



Guest Instructor

Brahk Birchett coming soon!




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