About our Staff

Here at Children's Dance Theater, we are proud to employ wonderful educators in the field of Dance and Drama. Our staff is highly trained in non-discriminative, artistic and technically based dance styles and practices.

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Children's Dance Theater

Meet the Faculty!

Stephanie Cox

Stephanie Cox, is the proud owner and Artistic Director of Children’s Dance Theater. She teaches Ballet, Pointe, Acro, Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theater, and Children's classes

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Ciena Collazo is a Senior division student of CDT, trained in our teaching program.  She teaches our children's classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Tumbling, and coaching on our competition team

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Amara Drazkowski is trained in our teaching program.  She teaches our children's classes


Candace James: is entering her third year at CDT. She teaches Encore, Showtime & Drama Club. Candace is our lead for Spotlight Theater Company


Tesee George, is the Competition Director of the Thrive competition team. She teaches Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Improvisation



Amanda Enz is in her second year with CDT. She  teaches Jazz, Hip Hop and kids Combo classes and loves coaching on the competition team

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Kayden Kaleta is one of our student educators through our trainee program. She currently teaches creative ballet and tap


Mario Manasala is entering his third year at CDT. He teaches Ballet, Pointe, and Partnering. He loves choreographing for our Nutcracker production

Kilee Nathe

Kilee Nathe is entering her fifth year teaching at CDT. She teaches Tap, Jazz, combo classes and coaches for our Dance Team.


Sophie Nevin is in her first year with CDT and enjoys teaching multiple styles



Trenna Reed is in her first year with CDT.  She studied dance at Oklahoma City University and is a welcome addition to the staff


Sarah Robinson, Ballet Mistress, is in her eighth year teaching at CDT, she teaches Ballet, Pointe, and Nutcracker.


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Peter Stockdale is a student teacher who has competed our trainee program here at CDT.

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Vonte Sauls is in his first year of teaching hip hop for CDT. He currently runs our inhouse hip hop crew, H.Y.P.E

Brit Shea

Brit Shea is in her third year at CDT. She teaches Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Acro, Musical Theater and Coaches for our Dance Team

michelle wheaton

Michelle Wheaton, is in her sixth year teaching at CDT. She teaches Ballet, Jazz, CBT, Lyrical and stretch and strengthening.

Arabesque Academy


Bethany Bevier is in her first year of Arabesque Academy, the students love her energy and singing along to her guitar



Carol Collazo is in her third year as our assistant educator for our inhouse preschool program, Arabesque Academy