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.

 

 

 

KRISTEN COMBS

Instructor, Choreographer

 

Miss Kristen is from Los Angeles, California and is a student at Florida A&M University. She is a Jazz and Hip-Hop Instructor and has been dancing for fourteen years.  She has been trained in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Lyrical. She is also a multi-platinum award winning dancer, winning many first place and overall awards.  

 

 

 

 

CIARA BYRNE

Instructor, Choreographer

 

Miss Ciara originally from Palm Harbor Florida, currently studies dance at Florida State University. While she grew up in competition dance, She is currently pursuing her passion in the concert dance world. She recently trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and plans to train with more ballet/contemporary programs in her future. She has had the opportunity to work with guest artists, such as Twyla Tharp Dance and Michelle Elsworth.  While spending her days in Tallahassee training to become a professional dancer, one of Ciara’s favorite ways to celebrate her passion for dance is through teaching.  We are so proud to have her as a new addition to our Studio 88 staff.

 

 

 

 

AIDEN DIAL

Instructor, Choreographer

 

Miss Aiden is from Cincinnati, Ohio. She started dancing at age 12. Acro was her first style she did and she instantly fell in love with it! She is a sophomore at Florida State University studying in Biology and is on a competitive club dance team Seminole Dance Force.   We are so excited to have her as a new addition to Studio 88 dance staff. 

 

 

 

 

 

LAURA POWERS

Instructor, Choreographer

 

Miss Laura is a current Studio Art major at Florida State University. She has been a cast member of the FSU Flying High Circus since 2016. Laura grew up in Orlando where she danced for 12 years with Avante Dance. She also loves figure skating, surfing, and human sciences. Her favorite dancers include Misty Copeland, Trisha Brown, and Isadora Duncan.  We are so proud to have her as a new addition to our Studio 88 staff,

 


 

TIA UNSELL

Instructor, Choreographer

 

Miss Tia is from Crawfordville, FL and is attending Tallahassee Community College.  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 and is attending Tallahassee Community College.  She 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.