Meet The dance warehouse studios instructors.
Cassidy has been a part of the dance world since she was two years old. She has competed locally, regionally, and nationally since she was 7 years old, about the same time she knew she wanted to open up a dance studio in the future.
She competed in Dance Masters of America where she won Petite Miss Dance 1996, Junior Miss Dance 1998, Teen Miss Dance 2000, Senior Miss Dance 2002, and was crowned Miss Dance of America Chapter 35 in 2004. Those titles brought Cassidy several opportunities to dance at Nationals in New York City, being placed in the Guiness Book of World Records, and having the privilege dancing on a Broadway stage. After graduating from her local dance studio, Cassidy knew she wanted to study and perform beyond that point.
Cassidy graduated from Texas Tech University in August 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance. She was a part of the TTU Dance Company and was priveleged to work with a variety of artists and choreographers who opened her eyes to different approaches in ways create movement. The following June, Dance Warehouse Studios was established in Lubbock, Texas.
The past 9 years, DWS has brought Lubbock a current approach on dance with new styles, techniques, and a freedom to express yourself. We began with one studio space and 53 students and have grown exponentially into a 15,000 square foot building, with 3 studios and 542 dancers. Dance Warehouse Studios has won best of the west the last 5 years and will continue to strive to always be the best.
Instructor/defiance & werkrew choreographer
Kayla Northcutt has been dancing for 20 years. She grew up in Carlsbad, New Mexico where she began dancing at the age of 3. Kayla was on the Just Dance! Studio competitive team for 6 years, served as Vice President of the Carlsbad High School Dance Company, and was a member of the Carlsbad High School Cheerleading Team. Kayla moved to Lubbock in 2012 and starting at Texas Tech University. She recently graduated from Tech with a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education and a minor in dance. She was also an active member of the Texas Tech Dance Department for four years, and a member of two international honor societies for the College of Education. Now, Kayla is a pre-k teacher at Legacy Elementary and will be starting her third year teaching at Dance Warehouse Studios! Kayla is extremely excited to begin another great year of dancing!
Instructor/defiance & werkrew choreographer
Born and raised in Plano, Tx, Lindsay Ollivant has been dancing since she was three and has been an achieved competitive dancer since she was seven. She is very versatile, having studied in many different styles, including: contemporary, jazz, lyrical, tap, ballet, musical theater, modern, and hip hop. Receiving many overall positions, she was awarded multiple titles as a young dancer. During her high school career she was proud to serve as first lieutenant of the McMillen Dazzlers. Having gotten to work with many world renowned artists, such as Nick Lazzerini and Tom Richardson, Lindsay is very experienced within the dance community. Currently, Lindsay is a part of the Texas Tech Pom Squad. Through this, she has been able to perform in multiple events, including the Shanghai Tourism Festival in China, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Christmas halftime, and NDA nationals in Daytona where they won the 2017 D1A Jazz National Championship Title. She is also a business major at Texas Tech in hopes of owning her own studio one day. Known for her quirkiness and her hardworking attitude towards everything she does, Lindsay is excited to be working with the Dance Warehouse crew.
Born in Houston but raised in Flower Mound, Texas, Faith Henderson has been dancing since the age of three. She has competed competitively since the age of ten. Faith has studied in many different genres of dance styles including: jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, hip hop, and modern. During her four years of high school, Faith was a part of her drill team. The last two years of high school she was chosen to serve as a lieutenant of her team. During Faith’s senior year she was awarded second place with a score of 299 out of 300 at the ADTS state competition for her solo. Having gotten to take classes from well-known choreographers, such as Sonya Tayeh and Mia Michaels, Faith is experienced within the dance world.During her freshmen and sophomore year of college, Faith was a part of the Texas Tech Pom Squad. While on the squad, Faith has been able to be an ambassador for Texas Tech, perform during football and basketball games, and compete at the NDA nationals in Daytona where they won the 2017 D1A Jazz National Championship title. Faith also is a dance major at Texas Tech University and hope to one day have her own studio. All in all, Faith is a down to earth, fun, and spunky girl. Being her first year a part of the Dance Warehouse crew, Faith cannot wait to help each and every child grow as a dancer.
Megan Holeman is sixteen years old and has been dancing for thirteen years! Megan is currently a junior at Monterey High School and has been a member of the Monterey Pom Squad for three years. This is her second year teaching at Dance Warehouse and fourth year dancing with the studio. She has also been a member of Dance Warehouse’s competitive teams Defiance and WerKrew for four years now and has loved getting the opportunity to compete with dance! Megan teaches hip hop, which happens to be her favorite genre – because “who doesn’t love just letting go and embracing the swag, rhythm, and intensity that comes with hip hop ???” –, And dance all genres: hip hop, ballet, contemporary, jazz, and tap! Megan’s favorite dance experience has been dancing in The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Megan says “Nothing yet has come close to comparing to the adrenaline and awe I felt dancing through Manhattan”. Her favorite experience at Dance Warehouse has been attending The Pulse Dance Convention and getting to experience a whole new world of dance outside of the traditional dance setting she grew up in!
Originally from Dallas, Texas Juliet has been dancing since the age of three. She trained at Texas Ballet Theater studying classical ballet, modern, jazz, and contemporary as well as competitively dancing. In High School, Juliet was the Captain of the Richardson High School Desperados, a co-ed country western dance team in which she choreographed and performed for pep-rallies and competitions. Juliet is now in her Senior Year studying Dance at Texas Tech University with a minor in Public Relations and Health Professions and has participated in a variety of competitions/conventions such as Youth America Grand Prix Nationals, New York City Dance Alliance, and the American College Dance Festival. Juliet has trained with American Ballet Theatre, The Joffrey Ballet School, Thodos Dance Chicago, and Flatlands Dance Theatre. Juliet hopes to audition for companies/pro-teams and dance for as long as possible, then wants to eventually get her M.F.A. in Choreography to become a Professor of Dance. This is her first season with Dance Warehouse Studios and she is so excited to be a part of this team!
Demi Johnson was born and raised in Grapevine Texas where she began dancing at the age of 3. When she was 11 years old she started dancing competitively. Demi has had professional training in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, and hip hop. However, contemporary is what fuels her passion for dance. Demi also specializes in improvisation. She believes there is no greater feeling than turning on some music and just letting the music move your body. In her 15 years of dancing she has danced for many big names in the dance industry such as Justin Giles and Nick Zobrowski. Demi attended Giles’ Soul Escape dance intensive every summer since 2015, where she gained a deeper connection and passion for dancing. Demi believes strongly in using dance as an alternate form of communication. She believes when dancing, one can express certain feelings they may not be able to put into words. In her 7 years of competitive dancing, she had many achievements as a soloist. Including being awarded first place at competitions such as Starpower, Legacy, and Primetime and being in the top ten at many others. When Demi was just 7 years old her dance team was selected to dance in a Disneyland parade. Even though she was very young, it is an experience she will never forget. She has been awarded with multiple scholarships at adrenaline dance convention and was selected by Kenny Wormald at Nuvo dance convention for a hip hop scholarship. In 2015 Demi and her dance team, MovZ Dance Company, attended Adrenaline Nationals, where there hip hop routine placed in 10th place out of hundreds of routines. In her last year of high school she danced on her schools drill team, the Eaton Sapphires. While at HTE Dance Camp in 2017, she was awarded as a top 5 improv finalist out of hundreds of dancers. Also during her senior year, her drill team director selected her to be one of the inaugural officers for the National Honor Society Of Dance Arts. Demi is now starting her Freshman year at Texas Tech. She will be double majoring in Dance and Business Marketing. Demi can not wait to share her knowledge and passion for dance with each an every dancer and is ecstatic to be working alongside the Dance Warehouse Crew.
I started dancing at Dance Warehouse Studios about 3 years ago. I have learned so many things throughout these years, even beyond the world of dance. I competed on Dance warehouse’s competitive hip hop squad, werkrew, and earned top scores, platinum awards, and national bids. Most importantly, I learned how to have a optimistic outlook on things and how to be comfortable with who i am. The environment at dws has always been so warm and welcoming. This year will be my first year teaching, and I will be teaching dance warehouse studios’ first all boys hip hop class! My goal is to teach these young men a thing or two about manners and how to be comfortable in your own skin. We will call ourselves The Kings of Swag.