Pamela Hoover - Owner
Pamela's love for singing and dancing was inspired at a young age while watching countless hours of Broadway musicals with her family. Musical theater would allow her to enjoy singing, dancing and acting all at one time. With ballet, tap, jazz and vocal training, Pamela performed in many local performances of Les Misérables, Oklahoma, Grease, South Pacific, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Bye Bye Birdie, Wizard of Oz and many more. During her performing years, Pamela greatly aspired to be Belle in the Broadway performance of Beauty and the Beast. Its no surprise that years later, Pamela would enroll her daughter, Malorie, in her first dance class at 2.5 years of age. Being a splitting image of her mama, Malorie immediately fell in love with dance. Later, Pamela's son, Zachary would join dance as well and became quite the performer. Malorie and Zachary spend countless hours training and dancing each week. Pamela homeschools both Malorie and Zachary allowing them a flexible schedule for dance. Pamela majored in Business Management, so it only made sense to partner with her best friend, Destyn, to create a family oriented studio that supports a positive educational environment that allows her children along with their entire dance family grow within their own dance careers. Pamela also owns Pamales Tamales and is an Account Manager in the Supply Chain and logistics field. Pamela and her husband, Reece, were married early 2019.
Mrs. Destyn Lewis - Owner | Acro | Ballet/Tap | Jumps & Turns
Destyn started dancing at the age of 3 and cheering at the age of 5. She cheered until age 12 and then realized that dance was really her true passion. Destyn received her dance training at North Eastern Oklahoma Performing Arts where she danced competitively and finished her dance training at Center Stage in Owasso where she was given the opportunity to start teaching classes under the direction of Kari Williams. She was also a member of the Varsity Dance team at Owasso High School for 3 years and was named a UDA all star dancer. Destyn started student coaching cheer at age 12 and has been teaching dance for 14 years. Destyn graduated college and received her RN in 2015 and has been a nurse in surgery for the past 4 years specializing in orthopedic surgery. She continues her dance education yearly by attending conventions and workshops. Along with teaching dance she loves spending time with family and friends. She has been married to her husband for 4 years and they have a beautiful 3 year old daughter.
Miss Emily Smith - Ballet | Lyrical
Emily graduated from Jasenski Academy (Tulsa School of Ballet) after 14 years of ballet training. She also attended Cherry Street Dance studio for Jazz and preformed with Local Motion (modern). She was a member of Tulsa International Folk Dancers for 11 years and had the pleasure of dancing with Portico Dance Theatre for 6 seasons where she continued her contemporary and modern technique training. She has preformed in Theatre Tulsa’s A Chorus Line and Cabaret. Miss Emily holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Oklahoma and is currently working as a Librarian. We have had the pleasure of having Miss Emily as our Ballet/Lyrical Teacher for the past 4 years.
Mrs. Leslie Guthery - Tumbling
Leslie is married to her husband, Blu, of 19 years and has two lovely children, Rueger and Navy. Leslie grew up in Owasso cheering and dancing for the Owasso Rams and in 1989 she started competitive Dance and Cheer, winning several National titles and championships. After cheering in college is when the SPARK for Coaching/Teaching ignited. Leslie owned and operated Cheer Zone for 5 years followed by coaching Cascia Hall Varsity Cheer for 3 years. Mrs Leslie has lead her cheer squads and dancers to multiple national championship awards. We are so lucky to have Mrs. Leslie and all of her years of experience coaching our tumbling classes.
Mrs. Megan Neumann - Jazz | Ballet/Tap
At the age of four, Megan knew she always wanted to be a dancer! Her passion for dance, started when she took her first studio dance class at Dave Anderson’s Studio. She fell in love with tap, ballet, and jazz. At the age of seven, Megan started taking classes from the Norman Ballet Company. From there, she became an official member of the ballet company at the age of twelve until her years in high school. Megan was privileged with doing many performances. Her all-time favorite ballet’s she performed in were Alice in Wonderland, Coppelia, Firebird, and the Nut Cracker. After graduating high school, Megan attended Oklahoma State University. There she majored in Elementary Education. During her time in college Megan also became a member of the Tulsa 66ers, the NBAD-League team for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Megan loved dancing on the court, and interacting with the community. Megan danced for the Tulsa 66ers for five years. After college, Megan taught 4th and 5th grade at Union Public Schools. It was also at Union were Megan had the opportunity to become a coach. Megan coached the Union Varsity Highsteppers for three and half, amazing years! Megan loves spending time with her husband, three year old son, and their two dogs!
Miss Malorie Thompson - Student Teacher
Malorie has been dancing for 12 years, has been assisting for 5 years and student teaching for 4 years. Malorie's favorite style of dance is lyrical/contemporary and she loves teaching the little ones all styles of dance. Malorie is home-schooled and aspires to be an orthodontist one day! Malorie dances competitively, continues her education at workshops and conventions yearly and trains countless hours at the studio weekly. The last two years Malorie has gotten involved in pageants with the platform, The Big Sister Project, of young girls helping/mentoring other young girls! When Malorie isn't dancing she is hanging out with friends, family, and ALL of her animals. She has 2 dogs, 2 cats, a horse and 7 bunnies! Malorie is smart, caring and very driven! We love having such a sweet role model for our little dancers to look up to!
Miss Amelia Steward - Student Teacher
Amelia has been dancing for 12 years, has been assisting for 5 years and this is her second year to be a student teacher. Amelia loves the style of Jazz and trains in various other styles at the studio. Amelia is a Sophomore at Owasso High School and is involved in Drama and Student Council. She also is a part of the Mentor Program for Special Needs students. After highschool Amelia would like to attend college to become a doctor. Amelia dances competitively, attends workshops and conventions throughout the year and works super hard during the week training in countless classes at the studio. When Amelia isn't dancing she is spending time with friends and family. Amelia is fun, vibrant and smart making her a joy to be around! We are so lucky to have such a great role model for our little dancers to look up to!
Mr Emmanuel "Cross" Hurd - Hip Hop
Emmanuel Hurd is a Hip Hop choreographer, a director and artistic visionary. He has recently appeared on Ellen DeGeneres show twice with his family for dancing. He has been an official partner with World of Dance for the past 6 years working with the World's most famous dancers building and directing his own shows, His shows have accumulated over 100 million views across social media. He is doing some great things for the Hip Hop community here in the Tulsa area and we are so excited to have him join our teaching staff this year!