Instructor Bios coming soon!
Emma Carleen & Allyson Robertson 
Emma is studying at Belhaven and currently in their Masters Program. Allyson is a Freshman at Mississippi College and danced competitively in her hometown of Baton Rouge.  
Monica Burr joined the LCDC team this past Summer 2016. She is a certified Zumba Instructor and Personal Trainer. She also is a hip hop cardio instructor and has taught in local area gyms and fitness center the past several years. We are excited to have her at LCDC teaching Beginner & Intermediate Hip Hop and Adult Zumba classes on Thursdays.
Lauren Ashlee Small has been instructing at LCDC for 3 years. She 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, & Jazz classes at LCDC.

Jazz and Tap Instructor

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. 

Rebecca Spencer has been an instructor at LCDC for 2 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.