Stacey Johnson // Owner // Director of SDS and Force Dance Troupe
Stacey started her dancing career at the age of 3. Dancing and teaching in a studio setting for 18 years studying: Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Pointe and Tap. With her studio she attended many conventions and competitions in her years of dancing. In the Summer of 2003 Stacey Traveled with Hoctor's Dance Caravan on a 12 week tour of the United States and was there bound to own her own studio. She found a new love for dancing in teaching and helping dancers in a special way. Stacey and her staff travel to many conventions each year to keep the studio abreast of the newest and current dance styles and techniques. The studio also attends Dance Teacher summit and Rhee Gold's workshops to always be updated to best and quality techniques to bring to Marietta for her studio. She attended Dance Teacher Web at the Red Rock resort in Las Vegas for continuing dance education July 2017-And attended Dance Teacher Summit in NY August 2018. We took a year off of Travel in 2019 and then Covid hit. We joined online training classes for that year to bring new programs to the studio.
Stacey loves to think outside the box and therefore her studio style is very unique. Stacey's studio is a family, she creates a special closeness with all of her dancers and their parents to share her love for dance with them.
Stacey opened her first studio in the Spring of 2000 in the small town of Lowell, Ohio. In the Fall of 2003 she took over a Dance Studio in the small town of St. Mary's WV. In 2006 she realized that a more central location for both would be beneficial and moved both of her studios to the Lafayette Center in Marietta. It was a great move for the dancers and staff and now the studio has over 150 students and still growing! She has many close friends who have influenced her life as a dancer/teacher. Jerry Rose, Chris Jones, Gregg Russell and Leah Summers to name a few-she brings them all in to share with her students many times a year.
Stacey was the coach for the Marietta College Dance Team of Marietta Ohio 2000-2012. In 2008 the dance team became National Champions at Ameri-Dance in Columbus, Ohio.
Stacey started "Force" Dance Troupe 2001. After 20 years the team has grown from 9 girls of all ages to a team of 36+ with four different levels: Mini, Jr, Teen and Seniors.
Stacey is a member of Dance Studio Owners Association, CLI studios, Building Blocks of Dance, LLC, Acrobatic Arts, Dance to Learn and Princess Ballerina Programs. Continuing education and certifications are very important to Stacey and her staff.
Stacey has created many fun programs unique to her studio!! Princess Program. B.O.S.S (Boys of Stacey's Studio) Tutu Cute and many many more. We also offer Princess Ballerinas at program designed by Megan Meyers. www.princesballerinas.com
Stacey is Certified by Acrobatic Arts CA as an Acrobatic Instructor. Certified in Level 1 and Level 2. (Primary Level-Pre Professional levels) and Aerial and backhand spring certified spotter.
Rachel Burnham // Tap//Pound Fitness//Veraflow//ACE Nutrition//Amped
Rachel started dancing with Stacey when she was 11 years old and loves Tap...if you have seen her, you can see that is loves her back! Rachel has been assisting/teaching for the past 11 years in all age groups and offering private lessons for tap instruction. She is the tap teacher for the BOSS Program and Silver Swans Program.
She was also a member of the Force Team for 6 years and is now a Choreographer and Assistant Director. Rachel's tap choreography has won many awards including a Cruise from KAR!
Rachel graduated from Marietta College and was the captain of the Marietta College Dance Team.
Rachel attended Dance Teacher Web at the Red Rock resort in Las Vegas for continuing dance education July 2017. She just attended Dance Teacher Summit in NY August 2018 to continue to bring the most current dance curriculum to our studio. She has danced at numerous conventions: Co Dance, Tremaine, Hollywood Vibe, Hollywood Dance Jamz, and more.
In addition to dance, Rachel is a Group Fitness Instructor certified through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She is also certified to teach POUND, Generation POUND, VeraFlow, AMPD Resistance, Floor Barre, Tap-N-Burn, Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Fitness, Pilates and is an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist.
Sarah Hill //Assistant Director of SDS// Teacher//Certified Acrobatic Instructor//Assistant Director of Force Dance Troupe
Sarah had been an assistant teacher since 2004 and is now a Teacher in all classes. Sarah has been a member of Stacey's Studio since 2001 and was a member of Stacey's Senior Competition Group for 7 years.
Sarah teaches in all of the combo classes at the studio, All Acro Classes, Boys Hip Hop, the Mommy and Me classes and Ballet Technique Classes.
16 Years of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater dancing for herself. She attends Dance Teacher Summit with Stacey's to continue to bring the most current dance curriculum to our studio. She has danced at numerous conventions: Co Dance, Tremaine, Hollywood Vibe, Hollywood Dance Jamz, and more. She has also attended Acrobatic Arts training as listed below.
Sarah is an Asst. Director for the Force Dance Competition Troupe.
Sarah is Certified by Acrobatic Arts CA as an Acrobatic Instructor. Level 1 and Level 2 Certified. (Primary Level-Pre Professional levels) and Aerial and backhand spring certified spotter. She attended Dance Teacher Web at the Red Rock resort in Las Vegas for continuing dance education July 2017. And attended Dance Teacher Summit in NY August 2018.
On Top off all of these talents Sarah works full time at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
Sadie Cavitt //Hip Hop//Teacher//Force Dance Troupe Director
Sadie has been with Stacey's 9 years-but her dancing career has totaled 15 and will continue as long as she can.
Sadie graduated from Marietta High School in 2016 and has been auditioning ever since. She has been a member of Stacey's Force Dance Troupe for 7 years and now has extended her membership to choreographer and assistant to the directors as she dances again with her family this season.
She always has been a performer and anyone who has seen her will say she is eye catching.
She was a member of Marietta High School vocal point and was the group Choreographer. She has received multiple scholarships from KAR, Hollywood Vibe, Hollywood Dance Jamz, Co Dance and Monsters of Hip Hop. She attended Dance Teacher Web at the Red Rock resort in Las Vegas for continuing dance education July 2017. And just attended Dance Teacher Summit in NY August 2018.
She was a member of the World of Dance competition team for Pittsburgh PA and competed in Chicago for the team. Amazing experience! She is also a National winner at Hollywood Vibes Nationals in LA Summer of 2017 with her Hip Hop Solo. She was also a winner at Hollywood Dance Jamz Nationals in CA Summer of 2018!
She is a member of Team Hollywood Vibe-she can travel to any city and be an assistant to the teaching staff. So Proud of you Sadie!
She is Marietta High Schools Vocal Point choreographer again for this coming season and has been the Choreographer for the high school musicals for the past two Spring seasons.
Sadie is the exclusive girls hip hop instructor at our studio. She also teaches all combo classes and a Jazz Progressions and Turns and Tricks class. She also offers private lessons.
Chelsie Hall //Acrobatic Instructor//Gymnastics
Chelsie was a competitive cheerleader and gymnast for 10 years. Chelsie taught rec gymnastics classes for 5 years and also coached a competitive gymnastics team for two years after she finished high school. Chelsie is so excited to join Stacey’s Dance Studio to spread the passion of tumbling I have to the children in the awesome Acro program! Chelsie taught at oak grove Christian school for 5 years as a preschool teacher, and currently volunteers time at the church in the kids ministry. Chelsie resides in Marietta with her husband Justin and their two beautiful daughters Harper and Kara.
Caitlynn Erb//Technique//Dance Instructor//Force Dance Troupe Director
i Caitlynn has been dancing at Stacey’s Dance Studio for 16 years. Studying Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Improv, Tricks and Turns. She has attended workshops for 7 years winning scholarships and free workshops with her dancing.
Cate competed on our Force Dance Troupe from the ages seven to eighteen. Graduating with honors in the class of 2019.
Cate started her teaching career at our studio at the age of 10 as an assistant teacher-Learning how to teach and nurture the love on dancing in our students.
Caitlynn is currently attending Ohio University in Athens and studying Speech Pathology.
Since she is staying close, and has missed dancing so much she will continue to help teach at the studio and is very excited to do so!
Junior Teaching Assistants Photos coming soon!