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!
Sheryl Stockton was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After graduating from the University of Tulsa, Sheryl moved on to work in the oil and gas industry before owning and operating her own small business. She has been married to Randy, for 22 amazing years. She has two daughters, Grace and Lily. Both girls were very involved in dance, growing up which lead Sheryl to became the studio manager of Elite in 2012. Grace will be a Sophomore at OSU and Lily will be a Junior at Jenks. Sheryl is very detail oriented and always has time for everyone that walks into the studio. We all know we are so lucky to have her at Elite!
Assistant Company Director
On June 1st, Erin Walsh will join Elite Dance of Tulsa as the Assistant Company Director. Erin was born in Florida and relocated to Oklahoma at the age of 18. In 2013, Erin graduated from Oklahoma State University with her Bachelor’s degree. She started dancing competitively at the age of six and has always been passionate about her constantly evolving dance career. She connects with children and enjoys every opportunity to share dance with them. Throughout her career, Erin has worked with all levels and most genres of dance. Over the last several years she has had the opportunity to collaborate with many great artists and teach as a master instructor at dance intensives. Over her 10 year career, her choreography has received many top awards at multiple regional and national dance competitions around the US. Most recently she has spent the last 8 years working with Oklahoma competitive teams, receiving many awards as choreographer and dance instructor. We are very excited to welcome Erin to our Elite Dance Family.
Miss Jayme Ward has extensive teaching experience in all forms of dance competitive and non-competitive for all ages. She is a 1991 graduate of Jenks High School where she was a cheerleader for 8 years. She also spent 2 years as an instructor for National Cheerleading Association. She attended Oklahoma City University as a dance performance major and was a member of the American Spirit dance company. In 1991 she was named Miss Dance of Oklahoma. Recently, Jayme has been busy judging dance competitions and her teaching credits include many state and national titles. She has choreographed and coached several contestants for the Miss Oklahoma pageant, National American Miss, and Our Diamond Miss scholarship pageant at the state and national level. She also has a passion for musical theatre and has shared the stage with such celebrities as Cathy Rigby, Gavin MacLeod, Noel Harrison, Cyd Charrisse, and Sandy Duncan. Her professional theatre performances include Brigadoon, Music Man, My Fair Lady, Camelot, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, The Who’s “Tommy”, and the world premiere of Grossingers as a featured dancer. Performing and teaching for nearly all of her life, she is now happy to bring her knowledge and passion for the Performing arts to Elite Dance of Tulsa.
Chris Hip Hop, Director of Hip Hop Crew
Chris “ABstrakt” Nored graduated from Jenks high school in 2008. Where there he first found his love for dance. He got his first taste of dance when he had his first audition for the Fame Show Choir Champions the Jenks Trojanaires. From there it’s been up hill ever since. Chris ended up attending and graduating Oral Roberts University to further his dance training in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, hip hop, and other various art forms. Chris has been in serveral commercials and music videos. He was seen as a principle dancer in Hanson’s music videos “Thinking Bout Something” and “Give a Little” which both were played on MTV and VH1. He was also a principle dancer in Nehemiah Akbar’s lead single “Make My Move”. Also you can check him out in The Production viral
Halloween video Thriller 13, which can be seen on the World of Dance Network. Chris has gotten the chance to dance and choreograph for the WNBA team the Tulsa Shock. He also works with many dance teams like Memorial High School, Jenks High School, and currently Bixby HS. Chris has trained with many choreographers like Michael Lopez, Shayna And Adam Acosta (Legacy Project), Twitch, Parris Gobel, Keone and Mari Madrid, Chachi Gonzalez and many more. Chris has gotten the chance competed in several World of Dance competitions in Dallas and Houston with Legacy Crew.
I began my dance training at age 15 at Theatre Arts here in Tulsa. Along with dancing there, I was able to teach classes and choreograph for their company. Throughout my senior year and into the summer after I had graduated, I performed with Portico Dans Theatre, a local dance company in Tulsa. I also was able to work with Michael Lopez and Priya Raju for their show Rasa during the summer. I then moved to Arizona and to attend the University of Arizona as a dance major, and after finishing my freshman year I decided to move back to Oklahoma to teach. On top of teaching, I currently have upcoming projects with Emma Portner, Alexa Luke and more.
Starting dancing competitively at the age of 10, traveled with Treamaine Dance Conventions as a Company Member and Assistant for 4 years throughout High School, danced at Elite Dance for 4 years, I have been teaching at Elite Dance for 2 years and currently choreographing and teaching at Elite! I starting choreographing at the age of 16, choreographed a section of the Tremaine Summer Tour Showcase in 2014. Went to College at Marymount Manhattan in New York City for dance, and transferred to the University of Oklahoma- on the OU Pom team in 2018.