Michaela found her love of dance at 11-years old, when she began dancing at Dance Etc. in her hometown of Wichita Falls, Texas. In her nine years at Dance Etc., she took classes in all styles, as well as being a part of both the performance company and competition team. At 13-years old, Michaela began assistant teaching in dance classes at Dance Etc., under the direction of owner, Reggie Milam. This gave her the opportunity to observe and learn from others, and eventually to take on the role of being a teacher herself. She has worked with all ages, and has taught a variety of class types. Her specialty is in teaching is ballet, tap, and jazz, but her overall favorite style of dance is contemporary. Michaela has also participated in local theater productions of Cats, Tarzan, Newsies & Sweeeny Todd . For special dance endeavors, she has traveled to St. Louis, Missouri & New York City, where she danced at the Broadway Dance Center. Michaela is now continuing her dance education at The University of North Texas studying Dance Education with an emphasis on performing. She is a member of Chi Tiu, the Dance Honor Society. After college, Michaela plans to continue teaching dance, as well as to perform in musical theatre productions. She looks forward to working with the kids at Davis Dance, and hopes that each of them will come to love dance as she does.
Mckenzie grew up in Waco, Texas where she danced competitively for 16 years. She was trained in all dance styles and also taught all styles to various age groups. Her favorite style of dance is jazz. She served as an Assistant dance teacher for five years while working with individuals as solo artists and with special needs groups. Mckenzie is currently a sophomore at UNT majoring in psychology with a focus on pre-physical therapy. She is also a rookie on the North Texas Dancers. Mckenzie not only loves to dance but loves to teach dance as well. She loves to be able to be a role model for the kids and see them be creative and express themselves.
Lydia has been practicing yoga and incorporating it’s philosophy into her life since she discovered the practice in 2009. She completed her RYT 200 Yoga Alliance certification through Urban Vybe in Flower Mound, TX with an emphasis on Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin yoga. In April of 2019, Lydia was diagnosed with stage 2B breast cancer. Yoga was a powerful tool on her road to recovery and she continued practicing and teaching throughout chemotherapy and radiation. Lydia has a deep understanding of how the mind and a close relationship with Jesus can overcome any adversity, and she hopes to help her students discover and maintain that power within. Her classes are a space of compassion and non-judgement, where you are free to blossom and join in feeling the peace that you already have within you. She believes that yoga is for every body and every body needs yoga. Through humor, unconditional presence, and motivation, she strives for her students to leave class feeling inspired and excited to incorporate yoga into their lives.