A Pennsylvania native, Elle Ciccarone spent her early years dancing at The Ballet Theatre of Central Pennsylvania, under the instruction of Andrea C. Hill.  During her time there, she was selected for feature roles such as Marie in "The Nutcracker," Helena in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and Tiger Lily in "Peter Pan."  In the Fall of 2011, Elle was accepted into Belhaven University's dance program, where she earned her BFA in performance and choreography in May, 2015.  Since then, she continues to choreograph and perform at events such as the Oxford Fringe Festival, and is excited to be a part of Front Porch Dance.  Passionate about dance as a universal art form, Elle plans to embark on many future travels around the world in order to diversify her dance making and eventually direct her own touring dance company.
Brandon Lott began dancing during 2007 in his home state, Arkansas. As a teacher, Brandon wants to help his students mold their own style by manipulating movements outside the box while learning the fundamentals of Hip Hop. He has many years of experience in performing and competiting including: Mississippi Jamskating State Champion, Pinelakes' Chi Alpha, Chicago & New Orleans Tour, “New Kids On Da’ Block," Alabamas’ Fox 40 “So You Think You Can Dance” Competition, Summer Jam Competition, and “Today Was a Good Day” Breaking Workshop. Brandon is the Beginner and Advance Hip Hop Instructor. 
Lauren Ashlee Small is originally from Springfield, IL. Her training began at Springfield Dance and the Springfield Ballet Company and continued in college where she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Lauren went on to study in The Ailey School’s professional division in New York City as a recipient of The Oprah Winfrey Foundation Scholarship and to perform with Amalgamate Dance Company and Dance into Deliverance. Her choreography has been featured at The Ailey School, Belhaven University, American College Dance Festival, Undertoe Dance Festival at the 92nd Street Y, the New York Jazz Choreography Project, and in Amalgamate Dance Company’s 7th Annual Artist Series. Flurry in the Canyon, Lauren’s most recent work, was performed at the first annual Oxford Fringe Festival, August 2015, in Oxford, MS in collaboration with Kinetic Etchings Dance Company. She has interned with Free Arts of Arizona and Amalgamate Dance Company and was a guest artist in residence at the 2012 Teen Arts Performance Camp in Washington, DC and Emmanuel Ballet Academy’s 2014 summer intensive in Juarez, Mexico. Lauren is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Dance at Belhaven University. Lauren teaches Ballet, Tap, and Jazz

Rebecca started dancing at the age of five. Her primary training was through the Louisville Ballet School, where she studied under the instruction of Elena Filmore-Diehl, Harold Uwe Kern, and Helen Starr. During this time, Rebecca served as a teacher’s assistant, created her first choreography, participated in the annual Regional Dance America Festivals, and performed with their youth ensemble, in many cases alongside of the Louisville Ballet. Her performance excerpts included Don Quioté, La Sylphide, Napoli, Coppélia, and Swan Lake. Throughout high school and college, she attended many intensives and workshops, including those offered by Ballet Magnificat!, Ft. Wayne Ballet, and Ad Deum Dance Company. She also taught creative movement and ballet classes for summer arts programs. Rebecca studied ballet, modern dance, choreography, and pedagogy at Belhaven University. Throughout her time there, she performed in both faculty and student works ranging from classical and contemporary ballet to modern. In 2012, she graduated magna cum laude from Belhaven with a B.F.A. in Dance as an honors fellow. Rebecca spent the 2012-2013 season performing with Petra Ballet Company in Springfield, Missouri, before returning to Jackson with her husband. Currently, Rebecca is a company member, collaborator, and chorographer with Intersect Dance Collective, a modern dance company in Jackson. She is thrilled to continue teaching ballet and sharing the joy of movement with her students. Rebecca teaches Ballet II, III, IV, and Pre-Pointe/Pointe. 

Jazz and Tap Instructor

Kurt Koenig is from Terry, Mississippi. He started coachingat the age of 16 and has been coaching over 20 years. He won two national titles while cheering at Mississippi College. He has worked for the National Cheerleaders Association and has coached at several surrounding gyms. He was the former owner of Mississippi Elite in Ridgeland. Kurt is our tumble instructor. 
Lindsey Claire Muse is a native of Raymond, Mississippi. Lindsey Claire started dancing at the age of three under the direction of Susan Stowe at Mississippi Ballet Theatre. She began student teaching technique classes at Mississippi Ballet Theatre at the age of 14. While there she was trained in various types of dance, including ballet, jazz, pointe, lyrical, and African, and performed in various productions, including the Moscow Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” She then became the Assistant Director at Kids For Christ Performing Arts for four years before venturing out on her own.​ Growing up she competed in pageants across the state. She was Miss Hinds Community College 2012 and went on to compete in the Miss Mississippi Pageant. Along with owning her studio she is a pageant coach in all aspects of competition. Trained in all genres of dance, her true love is teaching. Her passion for dance, teaching, and learning are the motivating force that drives the success of the programs at her studio. In addition to teaching she travels with her competition teams to convention and competitions across the South in an effort to remain on the cutting edge of the ever evolving dance world. 





Artistic Director & studio owner