Meet Our Team

 

DANCE EDUCATORS

 
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kylie stegman
owner, artistic director,
educator

Hi everyone! I'm Miss Kylie and I will be teaching lots of various classes this year! I spend the majority of my time running the studio, preparing curriculum, and bettering myself as an educator through constant research and ballet training.

I began dancing at the age of three, continuing to train in ballet, tap, clogging, cheerleading, jazz, hip-hop, and drill team over the years.  I cheered for eight years and was also a four-year member, Lieutenant, and Co-Captain of my high school drill team, the Paradise HS.

After graduation, I moved to Denton to attend the University of North Texas. I spent two years as a North Texas dancer and gained so much more dance experience! 

In 2010, I became an Ice Angels dancer for the Allen Americans; a minor league hockey team. In 2011, I was blessed to be chosen as a highly-coveted Dallas Stars Ice Girl, and continued a second year as a Veteran, ice skater, and dance captain. It was an experience I will never forget!

Aside from everything else, I have taught and choreographed for various local cheer and dance teams over the past 14 years.  I directed the Paradise drill teams for a total of six years and spent two years as  the Paradise Varsity Cheer coach. I also have  judged numerous dance, cheer, and drill team tryouts over the years.

 I would say I have an easy-going style that incorporates passion and experience to make me a great teacher of all ages. I believe I am intuitive in the classroom, and do my best to find ways to reach every student in the classroom and make them feel special...because they are!

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christian moran
Sparklers director,
educator

Hey guys! I'm Miss Chris and I'm entering my fifth year as a dance instructor at MTDC. I will be teaching three of our Sparklers teams, a F.A.S.T. class, and I'm about to receive my Personal Training Certification through ACE.

I began dancing at the age of five. I have trained in ballet, tap, jazz, clogging, hip-hop, and drill team. I danced with King and Roberts Dance Studio for many years and competed in numerous competitions all over Texas. While with King and Roberts, I danced with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders during their Christmas and Halloween halftime shows for seven years...unforgettable experiences.

In high school, I became the Lieutenant of my school's drill team and later became Captain of the Emeralds drill team my junior and senior year. In 2007, I was chosen as Ms. Showtime International and part of the elite kick club by Showtime Intl. Inc.

After graduation, I moved to Springtown where I became the Co-Director for the SMS Dance Team and continued in that position for five years. I choreographed numerous football and competition routines each year, winning multiple trophies for all dances and outstanding choreography.

What I want dancers and parents to know about my teaching style is that I like to have a more structured class and strive to push and challenge my students. I try to motivate the team as a whole and I want each student to feel like they are a part of something bigger than just themselves, but also that the team would be incomplete without their contribution. I hope that doesn't sound cheesy, but it's the truth!

 
stacy park, cheer coach, acro dance, faith yoga at miss twister dance

stacy park
cheer coach, acro dance,
faith yoga

My name is Stacy Park! I am a certified AFAA Group Exercise instructor, which allows me to teach a variety of classes. I have a background in teaching yoga, cheer, spin and the G-Fit certification.

I cheered for Paradise ISD from 7th -12th grade, while also cheering competitively for a number of years at Warrior Gym in Springtown and later on with Excite! in Flower Mound for four years...competitive cheer was amazing for me!

I graduated from Paradise High School and I have a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and a double minor in Spanish and Psychology from Texas Tech University. Wreck Em’! I am currently working on my Masters degree at King’s University in Southlake in their MPT program (Masters of Practical Theology). I desire to use my degree for ministry purposes in speaking and ministering to other women that have been abused. My passion is for women to be empowered to use their gifts and to see young girls to succeeed in their passions and pursuits.

lizzie black
teaching assistant

Hey guys! I'm Miss Lizzie and I am in my second year as a teaching assistant with MTDC. I took ballet/lyrical last year, received my first pair of pointe shoes and will also be an Elite Sparkler this coming year. 

I am in my third year on the Paradise Emeralds drill team and I'm very excited to share that I became the Captain this year. I can't wait to lead my team to an amazing season.

I love all things dance, I love my job working with kids and I live for the stage!

 

Other Awesome Staff Members

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sommer sargent
hatha yoga

Hi, I'm Sommer! I teach Hatha Yoga and Mindful Movement & Meditation. I have spent the past nine months training at Indra's Grace Yoga and Meditation Studio in Weatherford and I have officially completed my RYT 200 Teacher Training! (275 hours, to be exact.)

My daughter Ellery has danced at MTDC for a couple of years now and loves ballet!

I look forward to bringing my love of yoga, massage therapy, essential oils and overall health and wellness to MTDC.

 
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alisa geiger
office manager

Hello everyone! I will be doing monthly newsletters, sending emails, and keeping up with everyone's studio accounts. I have my Business and Finance Degree with an emphasis in Accounting, and I am one of those strange people that actually enjoy dealing with numbers and accounts.

My husband is a high school football and basketball coach. We have a son and thwo daughters who keep us extremely busy with basketball, baseball, dance and cheer.

As for my dance background, I started dancing when I was three and danced on a competitive team in Colorado through my senior year of high school. However, I am pretty sure I gave all of my dancing skills to my daughter when she was born because I now have none...ha! My oldest daughter, Tianna, is a Blue Sparkler and has danced with MTDC since she was six years old. We love everything about Miss Twister Dance and I am looking forward to another great year!