TEACHING STAFF

 

 

 

LAUREN HOLLEY

Owner, Director, Instructor, Choreographer

 

Miss Lauren is from Crawfordville, Florida and attended Tallahassee Community College.  She is trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Pointe, Contemporary and Musical Theater. She has taken classes from many world-renowned choreographers such as the late Frank Hatchett, Mia Michaels, Dave Scott, Tyce Dioro, Ashle Dawson, and Jim Cooney just to name a few. Lauren's choreography has won many Platinum awards, overall and high score awards, best choreography awards, judges choice awards, most entertaining awards and much more. She believes there is nothing more gratifying than sharing the joy of dance with others and inspiring students to be the best performer they can be.

 

 

 

 

 

NIKOLE PITTMAN

Instructor, Choreographer

 

Nikole Pittman is a Florida State University Alumna who graduated cum laude with her BFA degree in dance performance in May 2019. She has been dancing and pursuing dance knowledge since she was four years old and hopes to continue this discovery for the rest of her life.  She is interested in various exercise forms such as, Pilates, yoga, GYROKINESIS®/GYROTONIC®, Franklin Method®, Pure Barre, and others. She hopes to achieve certification in many of these areas of physical conditioning to further her investigations about the human body and its limits. In her free time, Nikole enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, throwing pottery, reading, exploring nature, traveling, and learning new skills. 

 

 


 

TIA UNSELL

Instructor, Choreographer

 

Miss Tia is from Crawfordville, FL.  She is a Junior at Florida State University.  Miss Tia currently holds the title as Miss Northwest Florida.  She is trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pointe, Contemporary, Lyrical and Musical Theater. She has taken classes from Broadway stars in New York at the Broadway Dance Center.  She is also a multi-platinum award winning dancer, winning first place and overall awards.  Tia is great addition to Studio 88 Dance Productions staff and we are proud to have her. 

 

 

 

 

 

 HARLEY RIGDON

Instructor, Choreographer

 

Miss Harley is from Crawfordville, Florida.  She is a Junior at Florida State University.  Miss Harley has been trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pointe, Contemporary, Lyrical and Musical Theater and has taken classes at the Broadway Dance Center in New York.  She has choreographed some beautiful dances for Studio 88 and we are so very proud to have her as a part of our staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 FAITH NORTHCUTT

Instructor, Choreographer

 

Faith Northcutt, originally from Wichita, Kansas, is a junior Musical Theatre major at Florida State University.  She has trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, and Musical Theatre Styles for seventeen years, participated in her home studio’s competition team for seven years, and choreographed several musicals. In addition to having taken classes at the Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway, she has been a member of the Resident Company of Music Theatre Wichita for five summers where she has worked with many wonderful artists including Al Blackstone.  

 

 

 

 

SAMANTHA FERRARA

Instructor, Choreographer

 

A senior at Florida State University studying social work and psychology. Samantha has danced since she was 2, both recreationally and competitively. She is currently the dance captain for FSU's Flying High Circus dance team.