• Carrie began dancing at the age of five. She has studied ballet, tap, acro, jazz and hip hop. Carrie began assistant teaching at the age of 16. She was a DANCE est Joie company performer for several years. Carrie won TalentFest, AR/OK Fair Talent Competitions,…

  • Franco Baleto has been a street dancer his entire life. Born in Dallas, Texas, Franco grew up break-dancing and competing in talent shows and battles. Following in the footsteps of Barry YoungBlood, Franco began dancing with GDDS seven years ago. He strives to encourage his…

  • Allison began dancing at age three with Dance Unlimited in Van Buren, Arkansas. She continued dancing into her junior high and high school years, and moved to GDDS at age 16 to continue training. She has won state choreography awards, attended various dance workshops, dance…

  • Rebecca began her dance training at the age of three with Dorothy Taylor at Ballet Westside in Rogers, AR. She began teaching dance at GDDS in 2007. Her training includes classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, and musical theater with such…

  • Madysn became a student with GDDS at the age of 15, studying ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. She was a member of DANCE est Joie, Inc. for three years, competing in Tulsa, Branson, Bentonville and Joplin. She has studied with Darryl Retter,…

  • Jami began training in 1987 as a gymnast with Gymnastics Academy of Rockford, Illinois. Training into an elite level and earning numerous awards with GAR from ages 10-16. Jami trained as a dancer with the Rockford Ballet Company in ballet, ballroom, and Middle Eastern dance…

  • Andrea began dancing at the age of three. She enrolled with GDDS at the age of four and became a member of DANCE est Joie, Inc. where she competed in numerous competitions. She performed in Western Arkansas Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” for 13 years, dancing the…

  • Robbi began “dancing with Grayce” at the age of three, and was a DANCE est Joie company performer for seven years. She was a featured dancer in the Barry YoungBlood hip hop video series. Robbi served as a staff member and choreographer for the National…

  • Mary’s dance career began at the age of two with Nancy Nicholson and Linda Kent at the Newport School of Dance. She continued training under the direction of Ann Boyce, who specialized in Ballet and Pointe, and The Irby Studio, where she was a member…