Joy Atkins Bollinger began her training at seven at the Fort Worth School of Ballet under the direction of Victoria Fedine and Paul Mejia. As a student, she performed in productions of The Nutcracker and Cinderella with The Fort Worth Ballet Company. Bollinger was invited to the Cedar Island Summer Intensive for two consecutive years where she lived and studied with Suzanne Farrell. At Texas Christian University, she performed in dances by choreographers Fernando Bujones, Li-Chou Cheng, and Elizabeth Gillaspy and earned a BFA in ballet. Her professional career began with the Bruce Wood Dance Company in 2002. Bollinger worked with BWDC for four years while also dancing as a guest artist for Irving Ballet, Metropolitan Classical Ballet, and Madison Ballet.She was a founding member of the Bruce Wood Dance Project in 2010 and continues to restage and perform Wood's works today. Joy is also a part of Dance Revolution's Ingredients Training Program and the Epicenter for the Arts
Vincent’s abilities earned him a scholarship to the Academy of Performing Arts in San Diego. He attended Philadelphia’s University of the Arts,
earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ballet Performance, and was hired into Complexions Contemporary Ballet in 2011, directed by former Alvin
Ailey members Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson. After touring with Complexions throughout the US, Italy and Israel, Vincent returned to California
to pursue a career in commercial dance, performing and teaching choreography. His teaching credentials include serving on the faculties of Maple
Conservatory (Irvine, California), Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts (Kent, CT), The Academy of performing Arts (San Diego, CA), and Ad Deum Dance
Company (Houston, TX). While holding these various positions, his responsibilities included instructing, rehearsing, and choreographing. Vincent recently
received his Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) studying choreography and sacred dance. Vincent Hardy was also
formerly the Director of Stage Production at Belhaven University (BU).
Ann Marie Heilman
Ann-Marie Heilman is a professional movement artist residing in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her husband, Jason, and two children, Zoey and
Phoenix. She has a very diverse background in movement, giving her a unique insight into the mover’s body. Ann-Marie began her training with Royal
Academy of Fine Arts connected with the Clear Lake Metropolitan Ballet, then went to Kilgore College to be a Rangerette Officer and Swingster. During
that time, Ann-Marie danced in Ireland at the American Embassy, The Lord Mayor's Ball, and the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Afterwards, she attended Texas
Christian University where she received her BFA in Modern Dance. At TCU, Ann-Marie was able to dance with many established artists such as Nina Martin,
Fernando Bujones, and Susan Douglas Roberts. She has choreographed for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, taught at Christ for the Nations Institute,
led the dance ministry at Shady Grove Church, was a veteran instructor and judge with Starmakers Dance and Performance Camps for 10 years, and is a member
of Ka Pa Hula O' Manulani. Ann-Marie dances with Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth, a professional modern dance company, works as a traveling instructor for
the CD/FW School throughout the city, and is on staff with Dance Revolution and its Ingredients Training Program and Company. She travels with her husband,
Jason, nationally and internationally, speaking, and ministering through the arts. This year, they are launching a new venture, Kulani Coffee Company.
Ann-Marie is also the creator of Movementology, a scientific and cultural teaching experience of the theology of movement.
Misty Lown is the founder, president and energized force behind More Than Just Great Dancing™, a licensed studio affiliation program. Her studio,
Misty's Dance Unlimited, founded in 1998 and named a "Top 50 Studios in the Nation" by Dance Spirit Magazine, has provided over $200,000 in combined cash
and studio scholarships for young women. She coordinated the popular "Dancing with the La Crosse Stars" event, which raised over $400,000 for the local
American Red Cross. Misty's Dance Unlimited is frequently recognized as one of the best in the dance studio industry. Her Performance Companies have performed
at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, on Carnival Cruise Lines, and at Walt Disney World. Misty has been a guest speaker at Rhee Gold's DanceLife
Conference, the PULSE Teacher's Convetion, Holllywood Connection and has authored over 40 articles for Dance Studio Life magazine.
Misty started dancing as a child and went on to study dance in New York, Los Angeles and London, attending summer school at Harvard, Colorado College, and earning a
Masters of Education degree from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. She has been recognized as "Dance Teacher of the Year" by United Performers Association, "Outstanding
Businesswoman of the Year" by the local YWCA, and with the "Philanthropy Award" from the local Red Cross. Misty's favorite part of the day is spending time with her husband,
Mitch and their beautiful children: Isabella, Mason, Sam, Max and Benjamin.
Coming soon . . .
Mary Beth Maynard
MaryBeth is the founder of Dance Quest Inc. which reaches children in the public and private school system with the gift of dance as a
form of worship. For the past 10 years she has been imparting to the young artist of this generation with the love of Christ and training
that takes them to the next level in the arts. She has also been a cast member at Disney and traveled the country with her unique and motivating
classes for the apprentice students at DR conferences.
Coming soon . . .
A native Texan, Misty RasconSmith has been professionally working in the dance industry for over 10 years. She has had the opportunity to work various
areas of this competitive industry, including music videos, commercials, television/ live performances, and even print. She has worked with numerous recording
artist such as: Natasha Beddingfield, Janelle Monae, Vanessa Hudgens, Kirk Franklin, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg, and Daniel Powter
just to name a few. You may have seen her in national commercials for Sunkist, Pepsi, Nike and Sears. Recently, she appeared in CBS's hit show “How I Met Your
Mother” (Robin Sparkles episode). In addition, Misty has been a series regular dancer and body double for Nickelodeon's “Taina”. She has danced for several
award shows including the American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, and the Latin Grammy's. She currently dances and choreographs for Word In Motion Dance
Company, featured on ABC Family's One-Cubed USA. She has successfully choreographed for a wide range of venues and individuals, including GX International
(YWAM), Cisco Industrial, Corp Bara Dance Company, Nikki “Faithful” Franklin, and LeCrae to name a few. She claims that both her husband, Joseph, and son,
Tymin, have taught her the importance of giving in all areas whenever possible. “This life is short, and we should focus more on giving than taking.
Jeanna Vance received her training from Houston Ballet Academy, Grand Rapids Civic Ballet, and Ballet Magnificat. Her career in dance has included performing
with such companies as Ad Deum Dance Company, Psophonia Dance Company, Sandra Organ Dance Company, Suchu, Hope Stone Inc., and Ballet Excelsior. Jeanna has also
had the opportunity to work as an actor both commercially as well as on the stage. She has had the privilege to set choreography on several companies including
Psophonia Dance Co., Ad Deum Dance Co., Excelsior Ballet, and Ingredients Dance Company. She currently directs Open Sky Arts Collaborative and enjoys working
with artists of all disciplines to bring the arts to unlikely places. Passionate about equipping students to reach their full potential, Jeanna strives to
infuse every class with JOY by giving dancers both technical and spiritual keys that will unlock their hearts and bodies as they journey on in dance.
Megan has been a member of DR’s Ingredients Dance Company since 2007 and is now on staff teaching for Ingredients Dance Company and Dance Revolution dance
conventions. She has appeared in music videos, national TV, multiple conferences including PINK Impact, TD Jakes, Paula White, Kari Jobe and Reinhard Bonke.
She has been training in dance for over 20 years and teaching and choreographing for multiple studios and dance companies. She has a unique style of
choreography and brings a fresh and raw way of seeing students release in their movement and artistic expression.
Marc Wayne’s professional career as dancer, choreographer, actor, singer, director, producer, educator, and speaker, (currently spanning over 30 years)
includes television, stage, music videos, commercials, industrials, movies, musicals, amusement parks, and five US tours. He has performed for audiences of
one to well over 71,000 people. His associated credits include Gus Giordano, Joel Hall, Randy Flinn, Carman, Willie Aames, Amy Grant, Ron Kenoly, Ben Vereen,
Fiddler On The Roof, Guys & Dolls, The King And I, Mystery of Christmas, Prodigal Daughter, Butterfly, Underground, “R”, 3DAYS, Bibleman, RIOT, Raising the
Standard, The Continental Singers, Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders, Dr. Pepper, KFC, Kings Island, Nexxus, MGM, Eastman Films, Chicago National Association
of Dance Masters, The Culture House, Chicago Dance Medium, and Chicago Moving Company. He is currently company member and Artistic Advisor for Störling Dance
Theater, and Founder and Artistic Director of Maxxas Dance Theatre. Marc's joy is working with young people of all ages affirming their God-given, God-driven
purpose and transforming that confidence into their performance of art and life. He and his incredible wife Anne (of Störling Dance Theater), have 7 children;
Caleb, Mikayla, Noah, Madeline, Zion, Elisabeth, and Emma.