The staff of Joy’s School of Dance consists of highly qualified group of instructors whose primary concern is education, enjoyment and enrichment of their students. Their specialties include Classical and Contemporary Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern and Hip Hop.

Natalie George

Natalie George

Studio Owner/Director

Owner/Director, Dance Company Director; Ballet, Tap, Lyrical and Jazz Instructor for all levels; TATD Board Member; Member Teacher and Guest Faculty Teacher; BA Public Relations Baylor University; Former JSOD Dance Company Member; Baylor University Faculty HHPR Dance Professor; Baylor Dance Company Advisor; Brazos Valley Coop Dance Teacher; More than 15 years of teaching experience

Amanda McKethan

Amanda McKethan

Studio Manager

Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop Instructor; Miriam’s Army Director; TATD Board Member; Member Teacher and Guest Faculty; BS Elementary Education Baylor University; Former JSOD Dance Company Member; Brazos Valley Coop Teacher; 10 years of teaching experience

Lauryn Everic

Lauryn Everic

Kathryn Fuller

Kathryn Fuller

Holly Gilmore

Holly Gilmore

Sloane Guthrie

Sloane Guthrie

Emily Gutzmann

Emily Gutzmann

Alex Hill

Alex Hill

Erin Horne

Erin Horne

Kristen Knapp

Abby Lancaster

Abby Lancaster

Micah Ledger

Micah Ledger

Reagan Luce

Reagan Luce

Risse Miller

Risse Miller

Ballet Instructor; BA Theology Impact International School of Ministry; 3-D Dance; Sheena’s Dance Academy; Allegro School of Dance and Music; The Dream Dance Center; Preschool of the Arts; Over 15 years of teaching experience

Delanie Moore

Delanie Moore

Maryann Morgan

Maryann Morgan

Leelee Nelson

Leelee Nelson

Brinley Price

Brinley Price

Melanie Ripple

Melanie Ripple

Brooke Schlecte

Brooke Schlecte

Olivia Smith

Olivia Smith

Lydia Spano

Lydia Spano

Zoe Stinson

Zoe Stinson

Cole Sussman

Cole Sussman

Jamie Suzuki

Jamie Suzuki

Barb Vinson

Barb Vinson

Kelsey Ward

Kelsey Ward

Savannah Weinberg

Savannah Weinberg

Joy Burkhart

Joy Burkhart

Past owner and instructor

More than 30 years of teaching experience, BBA in Marketing from Texas Christian University, member of Dance Masters of America (DMA), Texas Association Teachers of Dance (TATD), and the American Council of Fitness (ACF), Certification Examiner for TATD,Former Baylor University Faculty HHPR Dance Instructor - Dance Minor Program, Baylor Dance Company Advisor

Student Assistants 2017-2018
Grace Davis,  Elise Fuselier, Anna Hansen, Olivia Hansen, Anna Jones, Katy Jones, Kaija Kennedy, Maryann Morgan, Gabriella Pena, Brinley Price, Anna Rohrer, Sydney Rokas, Anna Schmidt, Alyssa Stuhr, Chloe Walker, Madison Wingert