Anna Bailey Higgins- We are thrilled to have Anna Higgins teaching with us again this season! With her BFA in dance from Belhaven University, she brings expertise to the classroom that is perfectly married with a heart for worship and sweet spirit that always shows how deeply cares for her students.
“I’m so excited for this new season and to see all the Lord will do in the hearts of the students, families, staff and community of dance! It’s always so refreshing starting a new year with fresh ideas, new training, and the anticipation of being able to continue cultivating the calling of dance that the Lord has spoken over my life. I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to be a part of the amazing staff, families, and community that’s represented in the Centre!” – Miss Anna
Alyssa Dalton- Alyssa brings a background of incredible dance training, love for our students and families at The Centre, and a heart that is perfectly aligned with our vision. She has spent a year serving our customers and students from the front desk and behind the scenes. We are thrilled to see her working more closely with our students in the classroom this year, she is an excellent teacher!
“ My past year with The Centre exceeded all expectations and I know this season will do just the same! With a new role of teaching this year, I am so grateful to have an opportunity to lead these sweet children closer to our Savior through dance! Forever blessed to be a part of this tribe!” – Miss Alyssa
Rachele Eckwright – Racheles’s background in education, excellent dance training and passion for people make her an incredible teacher! She has a unique ability to make everyone she comes in contact with know they are incredibly loved and cared for, we love her caring heart! We are thrilled to have her back with our littles again as well as taking on some upper division classes this season!
“Jesus, family, and dance are what grew me and continue to fill me with an ever-present joy. It is an immeasurable blessing to experience these things in my job. I’m eternally grateful for the families of this studio and their beautiful children. I believe it takes a village and I consider it a pleasure to partner with parents, in a small way, to teach children skills that they can use for a lifetime. I’m eager to see how the Lord leads our tribe to be vessels of His love, joy, and light through the discipline of dance and hearts of worship this season! My prayer is to plant seeds, for His glory, as we learn together, seek His wisdom, His provision,and to raise up disciples that will be His hands and feet . My commitment to you is to lead in excellence, integrity, and heart….oh, and I LOVE to have fun, let’s do this, y’all!”
Savannah Barrett – We love Miss Savannah’s heart to serve and pour into the children at The Centre! Having grown up dancing with us, she beautifully captures our standard of excellence and heart for the Lord as she leads classes! In addition to training with us, she has attended summer Intensives at Ballet Tennessee and Nashville ballet. We are so glad she is returning and teaching more for us this year!
“I am looking forward to a great year in store for us; full of growth, prosperity, and lots of fun!! I hope you guys are as excited as I am to start this new dance season with me, and I will see you soon!” -Miss Savannah
Lena Hawk – Miss Lena’s sweet and gentle spirit coupled with her desired for excellence make her an incredible teacher! Lena has trained, taught and aided with us for years and embodies so much of what we stand for in her classes. She is also returning from a 5 week Intensive with Atlanta Ballet this summer and we know she will have so much to share with us!
“I’m so excited to be teaching you this year! I can’t wait to see everyone grow in their love for the Lord and for dance! I can’t wait to meet everyone! ” – Miss Lena
Grace Miller – We are so incredibly happy to have Miss Grace with us this season. After graduating from our program where she was a student teacher, Senior Company dancer and incredible role model to all who knew her, she attended Belhaven university and recently graduated with her BFA in dance. Her training has brought her full circle and we know she has so much to impart to our dancers this season!
“What a joy it is to be back with my Centre family for this season! I am so excited to be able to share this art form with these precious students who are growing up so beautifully here. They inspire me so much and I can’t wait to explore and move with them. The Lord is going to do amazing things this year and I am honored to be a little part of it.” – Miss Grace
Tarrisha Hicks – Tarrisha is a beautiful dancer and incredible teacher. We are so excited to have her joining us this season. She grew up training at Ballet Tennessee and recently graduated from MTSU with her Minor in Dance. She shares our values and we know her students will quickly fall in love with her just as we have!
“I’m thrilled to be teaching the talented students of The Centre School of Dance this year. I’m looking forward to helping create a fun and successful dance experience through exploration and education.” – Miss Tarrisha
Mariah Gorman – Mariah is talented choreographer, dancer and powerful worshipper! She is the Director of Anchored Dance Company and shares her time with us in addition to dancing professionally with Mandisa and teaching at her family’s studio in Franklin, TN. We love her mission to “Bring the Word to Life” and her ability to transform dancers and pull things out of them they didn’t know they were capable of.
Caleb and Andrea Camacho – As Directors of The Centre School of Dance, Caleb and Andrea are honored to steward the vision the Lord has given them and share their hearts with the community. You will see them leading some classes of their own as well as jumping into as many classes as they can throughout the season to connect with students and teachers!
Mr. Caleb keeps the students laughing and moving in his Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Modern Classes. His creativity and ability to relate to students of all ages are valued by many. He is a versatile choreographer and enjoys choreographing and working with the Cookeville Children’s Theatre as well as leading our Ministry outreaches in the community.
Mrs. Andrea has a passion to unveil each dancer’s true potential and enable them to reach it. She loves to mix her background in Early Childhood Education, the Vaganova teaching method and Horton Technique with the Latest research in dance science and medicine to develop curriculum, classes and programs that create strong dancers and support our teachers.
We look forward to sharing our hearts with you this season!
If you haven’t enrolled in one of these teacher’s amazing classes, do so while spaces are available!