This is Miss Jacqui’s first year with OTS! We are so happy she’s here! Miss Jacqui studied Dance at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where she was the treasurer, choreographer and team member for its Dance Company. She is currently obtaining her Master of Arts in Teaching at Winthrop University. Miss Jacqui teaches the 14+ classes and an Advanced Technique class on Thursday.
This is Miss Natalie’s 2nd year as a Junior Teacher at Own the Stage. She is also one of our original competition students. Natalie currently holds the title of “Dancer of the Year” for Ultimate Starz Dance Competition, and last year was the Senior Legend at Southeast Showdown and Miss Teen Ultimate Starz. Natalie teaches the 11-13 Jazz and Lyrical/Contemporary classes on Monday and choreographs some of our competition routines.
This is Miss Cassie’s first year as a Junior Teacher. Cassie is also one of our original competition students. She currently holds the title of Senior Legend at Southeast Showdown, and also won the Solo Showdown at Southeast Nationals this summer, for her self-choreographed solo. Cassie and Natalie have been duet partners for 6 years, and during that time their duets have won Elite Grand Champions at Southeast Nationals 3 times, most recently this past June. You can certainly spot their trophies in the lobby! Cassie teaches the Intro to Dance and Intro to Hip Hop classes on Monday.
This is Miss Patrice’s 3rd year with Own the Stage! Miss Patrice has nearly 20 years’ experience teaching all genres of dance. She has served as a competition judge and has conducted master classes at studios and competitions throughout North Carolina. Miss Patrice teaches the Monday night 7-10 Jazz and Lyrical classes, and the 7-13 Ballet class.