Rebecca Spencer has been an instructor at LCDC for 3 years. She 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,  Pre-Pointe/Pointe, & Twinkle Stars 3 & 4 on Monday. 



Lindsey-Claire Muse Hutchins is a native of Raymond, Mississippi. She began dancing at the age of three under the direction of Susan Stowe at Mississippi Ballet Theatre. 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.” Before venturing out on her own she served as an Assistant Director at a studio and instructed dance classes for the past 10 years. At just 21 years old, she created the Lindsey Claire Dance Company in 2013. During her short time as a business owner Lindsey Claire Dance Company has been voted as "Favorite Dance Studio" in several publications such as the Jackson Free Press and Parents & Kids Magazine. She was also selected as one of the 50 Leading Business Women in 2016 by the Mississippi Business Journal. ​ 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. She also owns & operates a non-profit organization, The Purple Reader Project, which collects and donates books to elementary school libraries in the state of Mississippi. 

 

 

 



Allyson Robertson is a junior at Mississippi College. This is her second year with the LCDC. She has been dancing in her hometown of Zachary, Louisiana for 6 years where she competed with her studio's competition team for 5 years. She has a true passion for teaching young dancers and watching them grow into their personalities as young adults. 


Rachel and Bracken Carroll are from Terry, Mississippi.  They began dancing in elementary school, and they danced throughout high school in the Ntune, OneLife, and Extreme Show Choirs.  While attending Hinds Community College, Bracken and Rachel studied hip hop, ballet, jazz, tap, modern, African, acrobatics, and improvisation.  They continue to perform in the Hinds Community College Montage Theatre of Dance, directed by Tiffany Jefferson, and they received the Montage Theatre of Dance “Dancer of The Year” award in 2016.  They have performed with Montage in: “Willy Wonka and The C&C Chocolate Factory,” “Michael Jackson Forever,” “One Mississippi,” “The Greatest Stories of All Time,” “The Dance of Aladdin,” “Night At The Apollo,” “Rock the World,” “Nutcracker in The Neighborhood,” “The Dance of The Princess and The Frog,” “I Love New York,” and “The Dance of The Lion King.”  They, also, had the opportunity to perform with Montage at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.  They've also  attended many intensives and workshops including those led by Ravenna Tucker Wagnon and Johnny Burgess.  They have taught cheerleading and show choir choreography at Clinton Christian Academy, and they have had their choreography featured in the CCA Show Choir and cheer performances and in the Montage Theatre of Dance performances including “Rock the World,” and “I Love New York.” Presently, Rachel and Bracken are seniors at Mississippi College. They are majoring in Kinesiology and minoring in Dance.  
Mariah Henry is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and professional massage therapist originally from Seven Valleys, PA. Beginning in 2001, she received dance training at Light of Life Performing Arts, Unabashed School of Dance, and various master classes in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Georgia. Currently pursuing a BFA in Dance from Belhaven University located in Jackson, Mississippi, she is scheduled to graduate in May of 2018. Henry has taught ballet, pointe, modern, tap, and jazz to ages 6-30 at various studios since 2013. She has developed a great love for teaching and fostering awareness among students as they pursue technical excellence and proficiency. 
Originally from Jackson Mississippi, Jasmine Friday started her dance career at Anderson Church in Ridgeland Ms. What started out as a hobby turned into a love for dance. Jasmine studied dance on a versatile level, from jazz funk, modern, hip hop, to West African Dance. While performing locally, she continued her studies at Hinds Community College following earning her Bachelors degree from the University of North Texas in Dance. Jasmine's training consist of dancing and performing for sixteen years pre-professionally and professionally, with an emphasis in hip hop, modern, and jazz funk. With 3 years of teaching experience, Jasmine directed and choreographed hip hop pieces for ages 5-18 receiving Judges choice award of The Groove Dance competition, and highest overall in the hip hop category. Recent performing oppurtinities consist of performing with the Joffery Jazz and Contemporary Intesive in August of 2014, two seasons with the hip hop group 'The Neighborhood' winning third place at WOD Houston August of 2015 and "Illumination Sensation" of  The Dallas Texas State Fair October  2016. She now resides in Houston Texas as a professional dancer and choreographer to the Houston Area
Lauren Bowers joined the LCDC team in 2017. She is a tumble instructor for recreational and competitive teams. She has two daughters who attend LCDC - Audrey & Emily. 






Kurt Koenig is from Terry, Mississippi. He has been the tumble instructor at LCDC  for 3 years. He started coaching at 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. 

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