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Miss Abby K.

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Miss Brooke

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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 2014-2015 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 and stepson Mason. Brooke is ecstatic to be joining the Owasso Dance Company staff and looking forward to the upcoming season!

Miss Carla

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Carla Brown – I started dance at “The Dancer’s Workshop” under Kathleen Sinclair Cristofori in Yuma, Arizona. During this time I had the opportunity to perform in four Nutcracker Ballets. Two of which I held lead positions within my rolls. I then continued with “The Miss Minnie’s School of Ballet” under Minnie Wright in Roswell, New Mexico. There I had the opportunity to train in and perform multiple styles of dance such as Mexican Folk Dance, River Dancing, Swing Dancing, Broadway style, jazz, tap, and ballet. I also continued to perform in The Nutcracker Ballet taking on new rolls each year, and I had the privilege to choreograph the Arabian dance. I was privileged to have to opportunity to perform in a shortened Sleeping Beauty Ballet where I held the role of Sleeping Beauty. My choreographing and dance continued as I studied briefly at Texas Tech University and choreographed for a competitive group performance at Lubbock Christian University. I am trained through the Cecchetti Ballet style. I have passed through Professional level VI and hold a Checchetti Teacher Certification. I believe dance is about expression, passion and above all self control. My personal goal is to teach young dancers to perfect the basic steps that will allow them to perform their own passions. 

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Miss Shana

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Shana Kinder-Glenn grew up training in Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky. This allowed her to train with many different teachers. She trained with American Ballet Theatre for two summers and Kansas City Ballet for one. Ms. Shana has worked with Nan Giordano and performed her work in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Shana is proud to hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Missouri State University. While studying at Missouri State, Ms. Shana had the honor of performing and having her choreography chosen to represent the school at American College Dance Festival. She was also chosen to perform at the reopening gala for the Gillioz Theatre in Springfield, Missouri. Ms. Shana had the opportunity to work with Shirley Ririe and perform her memorial to the Holocaust, Ha Shoa. In the summer of 2006, Ms. Shana attended and performed at the Congreso de Pedagogia en la Danza (dance pedagogy congress) in Bogotá, Colombia. Ms. Shana’s teaching experience also includes instructing ballet, modern, and partnering classes for Missouri State University. She was also a member of Inertia Dance Company, a community outreach dance company that annually brings dance to over 1,000 school children. Since moving to Oklahoma, Ms. Shana has taught dance at Central High School Fine Arts Magnet and at Nancy Clarke School of Dance. She has also performed with Portico Dans Theatre. Ms. Shana lives in Owasso with her husband and their three son and is excited to teach at Owasso Dance Company.

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Miss Vivi

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Vivi Chen was born and raised in Taiwan. In 2013, she came to Tulsa to pursue her degree and dance career. Back in Taiwan, before she started dancing, she was trained in Martial Arts along with some tumbling skills. After 5 years of training, with countless performances and competitions, she had the opportunity to expand her performing skills with dance. she started dancing at the age of 12 and training in classical ballet with Mei-Ying, Lin (National Taiwan University of Arts, American Ballet Theatre) and Pei-Yu, Wu (National Taiwan University of Arts, American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem…and more.) When she was 13, she auditioned for the dance academy and was selected by KMJH School of Dance. During the time there, she was trained in Modern with Nai-Yu, Kuo (Former Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Martha Graham Dance Company), Ballet, improvisation, and Chinese Folk dance. Also, she attended ballet intensives annually with the Associate Artistic Director of the International Ballet Center of Columbia Classical Ballet, Martin Fredmann and have taken workshops from the former Artistic Director of Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington D.C., Marat Daukayev. While she was an exchange student, she joined the high school hip-hop dance team. Later, the dance team went on to win state championships. she have danced with several dance crews including FAM Crew, Organized Khaos, and The Legacy Crew. In the summer of 2015, she was selected to perform in Oklahoma Contemporary Dance Festival. Vivi also participated in many different performances and competitions such as live concert backup dancing, music video, World of Dance, National Dance Championship, Dallas Hip-hop Dance Festival, American College Dance Association annual conference…and more. Vivi is now a dance performance major in Oral Roberts University. She has performed in many dance concerts including hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, modern, and ballet pieces (soloist for The Prodigal Son, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker), and she has also choreographed many pieces and were selected for the concerts. Vivi is now a senior and she is completing her Bachelor of Arts degree this December.

 

 

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