Originally from Sugar Land, Texas, Mrs. Arrica’s early dance training began in a small church sanctuary. She continued dancing under the instruction of Caruthers Creative Centre Dance Studio (Kansas City, MO) and Banbury School of Dance (Houston, TX) in Ballet, Pointe and Jazz, and later earned competitive and choreographic honors with the Hightower High School Hi-Lites Dance Team where she gained numerous solo finalist awards and titles including Senior Miss Austin Dance Classic, Miss Ft. Bend Dance Classic and Miss Alamo Dance Classic.
Mrs. Arrica received her bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) with dual focus in Dance and English. As a member of the SFASU Repertory Dance Company (RDC), she performed in formal and informal presentations including RDC’s annual spring concerts, and performances at the American College Dance Festival and Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention.
Mrs. Arrica enjoyed two seasons performing with Dance Unending Christian Performance Company (2009-2011), three seasons as an instructor at Studio Dance Centre (2010-2013), two seasons with Muscle Memory Dance Theatre (2013-2014), and four seasons as a cast member of the Prestonwood Baptist Church Gift of Christmas (2013-2016).
Dance Discovery Program Instructor
Ms. Taylor started dancing at the early age of 2 at her aunt’s studio, Dance Techniques, in Garland, Texas. Performing her first competitive solo at the age of 4, she made the competitive circuit her home, placing first in solos and group dances. Ms. Taylor’s early years of dance were filled with training in a variety of styles such as Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical and Modern. At age 11, she took her Ballet and Pointe training to the next level at the prestigious Tuzer Dance School in Richardson, Texas, where she performed in their annual Nutcracker production. She then added Company Member at Broadway Dance Center to her repertoire under the tutelage of Tempe Kirby’s “Dance Electric”. Through the years, Ms. Taylor’s technique and passion for dance were strengthened by regular Showstoppers Competition appearances and attending annual intensives like Dupree and Tremaine.
While working toward her Bachelors in Sociology at the University of North Texas in Denton, Ms. Taylor discovered a passion and calling to work with children as young as 18 months to 5-years old in the public and private school setting. Since graduating in 2009, Ms. Taylor has continued teaching Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Lyrical to students of all ages across North Texas. Now with a very active son of her own, she enjoys having the opportunity to use the lessons of mothering an athlete to further her insight and understanding of the dynamics of young learners.
Sr. Dance Instructor
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Ms. Alexis began her dance training at the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center, under the direction of Homer Hans Bryant. She has received additional training from summer intensives including Hubbard Street, Joffrey Ballet School, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, and Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Ms. Alexis received her BFA in dance from Fordham University and the Ailey school, where she studied versions techniques including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Horton and Graham. She is a former company member with Dallas Black Dance Theatre II, and the Hiplet Ballerinas.
In addition to performing, Ms. Alexis is passionate about teaching and sharing her love of dance with the next generations. Ms. Alexis teaches Creative Movement, Ballet, Pointe, Conditioning, and Private Lessons to students of all ages. She is very excited to be joining the Studio 6a family!
Ms. T was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She began her dance training at Studio One Dance Theatre where she studied Ballet with Nicole Clark Springer, Jazz with Florence Walker Harris, Horton modern technique with Tracey Franklin, and Tap with Robyn Haynes. Ms. T also performed all over the Chicagoland area with After-School Matters Dance Ensemble.
Ms. T started her collegiate dance experience with a bang, earning the Heart of a Dancer Award as a Freshman! During her time at Stephens College, she studied Ballet with Elizabeth Hartwell and Humphrey-Weidman/Limon Modern technique with Deborah Carr. She also studied Jump Rhythm® Technique, Tap, Hip Hop, and several world dance forms such as West African, Mime, and Martial Arts. Ms. T performed in numerous mainstage productions at Stephens College that showcased faculty, guest artist, and student choreography. She had the honor to perform at the Citizen Jane Film Festival in Columbia, MO and at Links Hall in Chicago, IL. Additionally, Ms. T attended the American College Dance Festival in Chicago, IL, and in 2015, her choreography, Hold On, Charlie’s Angels, and One Last Dance, was presented at the New Works Concert in the Warehouse Theater.
After graduating with her BFA in Dance, Ms. T moved to Texas and landed a job as a Dance Instructor at Reflections Dance of Mckinney for 5 years. Since then, Ms. T has added Fly High Dance and Performing Arts, Studio T Dance and Acro, and Rainbow Dance Company to her teaching portfolio. Ms. T continues to serve as the director of the Performance Team at Fly High Dance and Performing Arts, and she is super excited to also become a part of the Studio 6a Dance Academy family!
Ms. Anaiyah’s dance journey started later in life. After ten years of competitive gymnastics, her passion for dance ignited! During high school Ms. Anaiyah danced with the McMillen High School Dazzlers Drill Team (Plano, TX) for two years, joined their Elite Team, and earned the title Miss Jump Split. Outside of Dazzlers, Ms. Anaiyah also trained with Amotion Dance (Plano, TX) in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary Acro, and joined their competitive team.
Ms. Anaiyah also danced with the Plano East Senior High School Golden Girls (Plano, TX) for two years as an Elite Member on the Gold Dust select competition squad where her love of Hip Hop grew. In addition to performing and competiting with the Golden Girls, Ms. Anaiyah also studied Ballet, Contemporary and Pointe with Studio 6a Dance Academy, adding solo and ensemble performance training to her versatile experience.
Ms. Anaiyah is currently studying nutrition in her Freshman year of college with the hopes of working with sports teams in the future. She is excited to work with aspiring dancers and provide a fresh perspective of Hip Hop dance. Studio 6a is honored that Ms. Anaiyah is building a love for teaching in a studio she considers home!
During high school Ms. Alana added competitive dance with Park Cities Studios to her repertoire while continuing private studio training at esteemed studios such as Studio 6a Dance Academy and The Dallas Conservatory. Ms. Alana is a proud Studio 6a alumni and became a student when the studio first opened!
Throughout her dance journey Ms. Alana has been to numerous Summer Intensives such as The Dallas Conservatory and Dallas Black Dance Theater, The University of Oklahoma, InaSide in Chicago, and most recently the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Atlanta and Los Angeles. Ms. Alana is currently taking classes at Dallas Black Dance Theater to continue her training so she can take on bigger challenges in the future. She is thrilled to also be teaching at a studio that is so near and dear to her heart!
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