Our mission is to provide an elite level of dance instruction. We believe the skill and discipline required to be a great dancer help build a foundation of success for life. We hope our love of dance can inspire and motivate others to continue this art form.
Owner and Artistic Director
Sheri Sprague is from Tulsa, Oklahoma and has been dancing for the past 24 years. During that time Sheri has won many prestigious awards as a dancer and choreographer. In 1999 Sheri was awarded scholarships to Alvin Ailey and Gus Giordano, choosing to go dance in Chicago with Gus Giordano. While in Chicago, Sheri studied with many world renowned dancers and choreographers. She taught at Giordano’s school of dance and other local dance studios. Sheri is currently teaching at several local dance schools, and enjoys coaching and choreographing for many schools and competitive dance teams. Sheri is a traveling dance artist for in-school programs such as Harwelden, Project Creates and Artists in the Schools. Sheri also has the opportunity to travel around the country judging regional and national dance competitions. Sheri’s love of dance has motivated her to continue educating others about dance so they too can enjoy this wonderful art form!
Creative Movement and Ages 5-9
Mary Ann Paulding was born and raised in Tulsa, Ok. She graduated from Webster High School in 2001. She attended Patti Parrish School of Dance growing up starting at the age of 5 years old. Mary Ann studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Acrobatics, Hip Hop, Pointe at Patti Parrish. She attended many dance conventions around the US and Canada. Recently she has been the Head dance teacher at Reed Recreation Center for 6 years. She currently is a Performing Artist and a Teaching Artist for Harwelden, also is a Teaching Artist for Artist in the Schools, since 2003.
Chris “Boogi” Walker
Hip-Hop and Break Dance
Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Chris “Boogi” Walker has traveled the world for dance. Throughout his travels, he has developed the mind set of cultural balance which helps him aid Tulsa with a more broad essence of hip hop. Teaming up with other Tulsa natives, Boogi hopes to provide Tulsa with a more comprehensible meaning of true hip hop.
Beatrice joined Tulsa Ballet in 2008 from Balletto di Milano. She graduated from the school of the Teatro alla Scala in 2002. She joined the Teatro alla Scala Company and later danced with the Compagnia Neoclassica di San Remo del Teatro Ariston and Compagnia Nazionale Italiana of Rome. Her repertory includes The Sleeping Beauty, Excelsior Ballet, Notre Dame de Paris, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, The Nutcracker and works by Nacho Duato, Paul Taylor, Christopher Wheeldon and Ben Stevenson.
Andrew received his early training at Dance Arts Los Alamos in his hometown of Los Alamos, New Mexico. He furthered his training at the Washington School of Ballet and Ellison Ballet Professional Training Program on full scholarship. He participated in the Youth America Grand Prix where his performances were recognized with first, third and top twelve awards. In 2011 he was invited to perform in the YAGP Gala Tour. He has performed featured roles with Ballet Theater Company and Exit 12 Dance Company in New York City. Andrew became a member of Tulsa Ballet II in 2011 and joined Tulsa Ballet in 2012. His repertory includes Lord Montague in Edward Liang’s Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Widow, The Nutcracker, Rite of Spring and Folia.
Josiah “Axiom” Kelly
Inspirational and self motivated, multitalented artist Josiah “Axiom” Kelly will leave his mark in this life by captivates audience and influences people to pursue their passions with his astounding dance ability, exceptional graphic design/fine art, modeling, and acting.
From a young age Josiah has striven for success and is destined for greatness. He has always been a shining light among the crowd. Born in Omaha, Nebraska and raised in Oklahoma, Josiah discovered his passion for the visual arts at three years old and dance at twelve.
Josiah teaches hip hop at three studios and has traveled across the nation performing with Destined2Dance in Oklahoma City, Atlanta, and Memphis. He has been in VH1 music videos and television commercials. He has had the opportunity to perform at WOD, perform for Olymic gold medalists, works with principle dancers like first male ORU dance program graduate Joshua Forbes, child prodigy, the dynamic and multitalented Bailey Evans, choreographer Lucious Thomas(performed with Omarion and Ciara), international choreographer Emmanuel “Cross” Hurd(workshops with Pandora, Di Moon,Salah,Bam Martin,Kenzo Alvarez)with affiliation groups JustMove and newly founded, TheProduction™, and Josiah has traveled with musicians like Fedel and open for MC Hammer.
Leaps and Turns
Tiffany Noel Stimson has over 20 years of dance experience, beginning at the age of two and soon after fell in love with dance technique and choreography. During High School, Tiffany was captain of the Jenks High School Varsity Pom Squad, placing in the top 10 in the UDA Nationals in the Pom Category. In 2006, she also placed in the OSDTDA Solo-Competition. Tiffany graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Communication. While attending the University of Oklahoma, Tiffany choreographed several different dances, including various award winning “Sooner Scandals” shows, along with continuing her dance education through various OU Ballet classes.