• 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 six years ago. He strives to encourage his students to open up

  • Rebecca began her dance career at the age of three and continued for 15 years with Dorothy Taylor and Ballet Westside. As a Senior Company member, Rebecca danced and competed in various dance competitions throughout the USA and performed on the Tomorrowland Stage in Disneyworld’s Magic

  • 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, Missouri. She has studied with Darryl Retter, Janice Barringer, Becca

  • Kameron’s dance career began as a toddler in her mother’s studio. She became the youngest member of DANCE est Joie, Inc. competing at the age of six. In 1996, she was named Miss Starmaker and in 1997 was Regional Grand Champion Female and placed Second Overall High Score Soloist

  • Jami began training as a gymnast in 1987 at the Gymnastics Academy of Rockford, Illinois. She grew into an elite gymnast, winning awards with GAR from the age of 10 to 16. Jami trained as a dancer with the Rockford Dance Company in Ballet, Ballroom and Middle Eastern Dance, under the

  • Andrea Knight enrolled with GDDS at the age of four and became a member of DANCE est Joie, Inc. She performed in Western Arkansas Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” for 13 years, dancing the lead role of “Clara” for two years. She was a member of the Northeastern State

  • 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 Cheerleader Association and Universal

  • Shurelle began dancing at the age of three years old in Pratt, Kansas. She moved to Northwest Arkansas at the age of 13. Shurelle has trained at Broadway Dance Center and was accepted to the Joffrey Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary Summer Intensive where she spent two weeks of her summer

  • 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 of their dance company. Mary was a