Director/Owner of Everything Goes Dance Studio
Erika Carmen Reyes
Director and Owner of Everything Goes Dance Studio since Fall 2015 has been dancing since she was three years old. She began Flamenco under direction of her aunt Shannon Calderon Primeau at the age of eight. Erika is a graduate of Classen School of Advanced Studies where she was a dance major for seven years. There she trained heavily in Modern and Classical Ballet under direction of Nancy Trait- Lira and Danni Kelly. Erika taught at Everything Goes Dance Studio for six years. She was artistic director of the Mexican Folkloric Troupe "The Spirit of Mexico." Her classes included K-1st Ballet and Tap, Intermediate Jazz, Flamenco I, Intro to Mexican Folkloric, Mexican Folkloric II, and Mexican Folkloric Co. She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2011 with her B.A. in dance education. Erika was the first of three to graduate with this degree in the state of Oklahoma. She immediately was offered the dance director position at Capitol Hill High School. She taught alongside Adelita Dixon - Hernandez for three years. In 2014 Erika became head dance director of Capitol Hill High School's Dance Department and brought Cameelah Pennington on board as her second dance director. In 2014 Erika received her M.Ed. in Secondary Education and hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in education in the near future. In the fall of 2015, Erika will serve as the site coordinator for the opening of the Academy of Arts in Capitol Hill High School. This will be the first and only performing arts school in the south side of Oklahoma City. She also served as the Fine Arts Team Leader for the Oklahoma City Public Schools dance programs. She was director of the first annual All City Dance Event for all OKCPS dance programs. Erika has performed throughout her life alongside Shannon Primeau and many other instructors. She was a featured dancer in Opera Ole! with the Canterbury Chorale Society in 2011 and danced multiple times at the UCO Jazz Lab with Edgar Cruz. Erika toured with Shannon Primeau, Edgar Cruz, and Ruben Romero throughout New Mexico and the state of Oklahoma. Erika was also an established company member in Flamenco Fantastico for over ten years. In 2013 and 2014 she trained with R.A.C.E Dance Company under direction of Hui Cha Poos and Emily South. Erika's mission as the new Artistic Director of Everything Goes Dance Studio is to keep the dreams and legacy of her Aunt Shannon alive, while strengthening the foundation she laid. She is ready to continue the family business with the support of her family including her uncle Ernie Calderon, mother Jorgee Reyes, father Robert Reyes, uncle Edward Primeau, and sister Sophia Reyes. Erika sees the beauty and continuation of discipline and cultural arts that dance offers the community and will strive to an even higher standard to reach as many people as possible through the art form.
Studio Manager/Dance Instructor-Tango
Martha Wells is Everything Goes Dance's Studio Manager. She is responsible for ensuring that every student has the best possible experience at our studio. Martha coordinates front desk staffing, costumes, and hundreds of other details that contribute to the smooth running of the studio. Martha also teaches Argentine Tango with her husband, David. Striving to share the beauty and passion of Argentine Tango with students of all ages, they are mentored by Hugo Patyn and Celina Rotundo of Buenos Aires, Argentina and George and Jairelbhi Furlong of Dallas, Texas.
Hip Hop Choreographer and Instructor
Ernesto Calderon has been collecting hip hop trophies since the age of 7. His passion for dance and entertainment took him around the world, choreographing and performing with his brother and friends in the group Color Me Badd. Ernie enjoys teaching all ages and levels. He’s the director of our award-winning Hip Hop Crew and teaches all the hip hop classes. His fun and high energy keep his classes packed with dancers young and old.
Dance Instructor-Ballet, Leaps & Turns, Jazz, Creative Movement
Jessica Landry received her first dance training as a student at Everything Goes. By the time she graduated from high school, she was taking every class available at her level. She attended St. Gregory's University and received an Associates degree in Fine Arts with a major in Dance. During her tenure there she led the basketball dance squad and taught at the university's Community Dance Academy. Jessica now returns to EGD as an instructor. Jessica teaches ballet, jazz, leaps & turns, and creative movement.
Dance Instructor-Modern, Jazz, Ballet
Lynna M. Schneider
Lynna M. Schneider has been dancing since the moment she could take her first step. Lynna holds a degree in Dance Education from UCO and an MFA in modern Dance fom OU. She is the founder and director of Pseudodance Theatre and a former member of Prairie Dance Theatre. Lynna performed with the Hartel Dance Group and has made appearances nationwide. This is her 11th year at our studio, where she teaches Modern, Jazz and Ballet.
Dance Instructor-Leaps & Turns, Jazz
Stephanie Foraker Pitts
Stephanie Foraker Pitts studied with Marjorie Kovich in Norman, Alexa Fioroni, and at The Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet. She has also trained with Ballet Austin, The Rock School in Philadelphia,Washington Ballet School, Kansas City Ballet, and the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute. She has performed with Norman Ballet Company and in 2006 was awarded the Superintendent Award for Arts Excellence in the area of Dance. You will find Stephanie on stage at the OKC Civic Center as a member of Oklahoma Ballet Company. When not dancing, Stephanie enjoys hanging out with friends and her husband,shopping and playing with her dog Cooper. She teaches Leaps & Turns and jazz at our studio.
Scott Hynes has been spreading his style of tapaganda across Oklahoma for 8 years. A former student of Richard Yoder, Lyn Cramer, and Professor Robert L. Reed, he has workshopped with Brill Barrett (MADD Rhythms, Chicago), TIffany Nagel (Thunderstruck Competition circuit) and Rod Howell (unitedtaps.com). Scott is an avid hoofer and improvologist. He has performed with Kabaret Falstanz, Spiraling Spaces, Paint the Town Robert, OKC Improv, and local galactic folk band The Grownups. Scott is the founder of OKCTaps, a nonprofit volunteer group dedicated to spreading tap to anyone and everyone regardless of age, race, socioeconomic status, gender or sexuality. When he isn't changing lives through tap, Scott is Technical Director for Ghostlight Theatre Club and a freelance set and lighting designer and director.
Dance Instructor-Mexican Folkloric
Angela Barraza has danced at EGD for 9 years, where she distinguished herself by her dedication, passion and maturity. Angela teaches Mexican Folkloric dance and leads our Spirit of Mexico Folkloric Company. Bringing the beauty and excitement of Folklorico dance to the people of OKC is one of her greatest delights. Angela has performed throughout the region as part of our Flamenco Fantastico and Spirit of Mexico companies.
Dance Instructor- Intro to Tap and Pre-K Creative Movement
Kelsey Renee Faulk began dancing and performing 19 years ago, when, at the young age of 7, she walked onto a stage and fell in love. Over the years, she has combined her love of dance with a passion for acting and musical theater. Kelsey has studied dance and theater at Everything Goes Dance Studio, NW Optimist Performing Arts Department, Putnam City North High School, and the University of Central Oklahoma. She was the student instructor for her senior theater dance class at PCN, is an instructor of Musical Theater for the City of OKC, and choreographed/produced/directed her very own dance showcase, Project: Choreograph It. in the fall of 2014. Kelsey takes sincere pride in her art and loves to spread her joy of creativity with anyone who will listen. When not teaching or dancing, you can find Kelsey spending time with her pets, watching movies, and enjoying the outdoors.
Ernesto Calderon, Martha Wells
Our Office Staff: Ernesto and Martha keep the studio running smoothly. Our other dedicated staff make sure parents, teachers and students are informed, costumes look great, boutique customers are well served, tuition is collected, and everything is in ship-shape condition. Their smiles and helpful attitudes make everyone's job easier. Their passion for dance and love of children are reflected in all they do.
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Dance Instructor-Rhythms and Styling and Advanced Repertoire Flamenco
Rebeca is an energetic and confident Flamenco dance teacher who has a successful track record of improving a student's knowledge and understanding of dance. Rebeca has 21 years as a dancer. She has been teaching for the last eight years with various levels and ages of people. She specializes in the technique of basic Ballet and Advanced Flamenco. She has performed in tablaos and many private events. Rebeca dances a variety of palos; Solea, Fandango, Seguiriyas, and Tango. She is trained in bata de cola, fan work, and castanets.
Dance Instructor-Break Dance
Jesus Martinez has been dancing since the age of 6. Everything he knew was self taught until he went to U.S. Grant High School, where he started traditional dance classes including, jazz, ballet, modern, and hip-hop. He also trained with R.A.C.E Dance Company. He's been with R.A.C.E going on 3 years now. He completed one year with the Junior R.A.C.E company and going on 2 years with the Men of Race. He teaches breakdance but enjoys teaching all levels of hip hop as well.
Dance Instructor-Mexican Folkloric
Adelita was a member of the University of Central Oklahoma’s (UCO) Kaleidoscope Dance Company from 2002-2005. After graduating from UCO with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance, she attained her K through 12 th Dance Education Certificate, and taught dance at both the middle and high school levels. Her accomplishments include Capitol Hill High School’s Teacher of the Year, Multi-Cultural Teacher of the Year and the state Fine Arts Educator of the Year. Adelita spent over 18 years dancing and performing as one of the principal dancers with Norahua Mexican Folklorico Dancers of Oklahoma. She attended summer intensives in the areas of Mexican Folkloric Dance from the University of Chihuahua (Bellas Artes). She also studied under professor Isidro Salas of Houston Texas, and was the official contemporary director for the world famous dance company Compania Folklorico Alegria Mexicana. Adelita is an internationally known choreographer in the area of Mexican Folkloric Dance. Her choreography has been featured in Mexico’s Festival Del Mundo, various award winning Mexican Folkloric Dance Companies in Texas, and at the International Festival in Disneyland.