Originally from Sugar Land, Texas, Ms. 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.
Ms. 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.
Ms. 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).
Ms. Caryn is a native of Asheville, North Carolina. Her early years in dance were primarily with In His Steps Dance Ministry (Mooresville, NC) and Ballet Conservatory of Asheville (Asheville, NC) where she trained in Ballet, Pointe technique, Jazz, Irish Step, and Modern dance.
In 2018, Ms. Caryn graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Belhaven University. During her time as a college student, she performed works by Ryan Corriston (Doug Verone and Dancers), The Liz Lurman Dance Collective, and excerpts from Sleeping Beauty re-staged by Ravenna Tucker Wagnon (The Royal Ballet.) Also while at Belhaven, she had the privilege of touring with Arrows International and Feet Speak Dance on their summer tours to Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
After graduating, Ms. Caryn joined Ad Deum II Dance Company (2018-2020) and taught for various dance studios in the Houston, TX area. Ms. Caryn is excited to join Studio 6a Dance Academy, to begin teaching again and continue her passion to pour into young dancers.
A dancer’s journey is one of a kind. The relationships formed, the lessons learned, the memories made, and the passion so deeply shared are unmatched. Throughout Ms. Hannah’s 17 year dance journey, she has danced recreationally with Jeffie Jean Dance Studio (Baton Rouge, LA), professionally with the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, and competitively with both Jeffie Jean Studio and Brittany’s School of Dance (Port Allen, LA).
Ms. Hannah began her dance journey at Jeffie Jean Dance Studio and The Dancers’ Workshop (Baton Rouge, LA) where she trained as a student to become a competitive dancer and a company dancer. As a company dancer for the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre (2007-2011), she gained the experience of training and performing as a professional ballet dancer. She appeared in renowned ballets such as The Nutcracker, Coppelia, and Adelaide. Ms. Hannah went on to expand her love for dance through competitive dance where she underwent training based on a wide range of dance types such as Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Tap. As a member of the Brittany’s School of Dance competition team, she danced her way to hold a Platinum National Dance Competition soloist title, a Broadway Dance Center Scholarship, and many other high achievements and awards.
Ms. Hannah also found a passion for choreography and teaching dance after graduating high school and pursuing a degree at Texas Christian University. After recently graduating, she was certain that instructing dance would be the next destination in her dance journey. She is honored and excited to be joining the Studio 6a dance ministry and sharing her love for dance, choreography and teaching!
Monday-Wednesday – 5:00-8:30 PM
Thursday – 4:00-6:30 PM
Friday-Sunday – Closed
Studio tours by appointment only. Please call to schedule.
Pay for adult classes and studio rentals here! Monthly tuition should be paid from the invoice received, not here.
You do not need a PayPal account to pay with PayPal. Just a credit or debit card.