Kelsey Faulk, Owner & Artistic Director

Kelsey Faulk, Owner & Artistic Director

Director and Owner of Everything Goes Dance Studio, Kelsey Renee Faulk has been part of the “EGD Familia” since the young age of 7, where she began taking tap classes in 1998 under the direction of the late Shannon Calderon-Primeau. Quickly falling in love with dance and performing, Kelsey added ballet, jazz, musical theatre, modern, and pointe to her repertoire not long after. Kelsey grew up on the stage, not limited to dancing. Her love for acting & singing blossomed alongside dance, where she has performed in dozens of plays & musicals throughout her years on the stage. Some of her favorite roles include Barbara Allen in Dark of the Moon (Jewel Box Theatre), Sandy in Grease (NWO PAC), Chrissy in Hair (UCO), and Chava in Fiddler on the Roof (PCN). Over her years of performing in theatre & dance, she has won multiple awards, including Best Female Newcomer Performer at Jewel Box Theatre, Excellence in Tap, Excellence in Ballet, Excellence in Modern Dance, and both Junior & Senior Miss Elegance at Everything Goes Dance Studio. She was also awarded the Senior Superlative of “Most Likely to be on Broadway” at her alma mater, Putnam City North High School. Kelsey discovered her love of choreographing and teaching in 2008, when her high school theatre teacher took on a brand new dance class outside the scope of her teaching experience. Kelsey took on the task of teaching the class, and led 15 of her peers, level beginner to advanced, through a successful semester of learning ballet, jazz, modern, and tap. Kelsey has since taught Creative Movement, Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Modern dance. She was head choreographer and stage manager at NW Optimist Performing Arts Center, where she has choreographed dozens of shows, including Oklahoma!, Fame Jr., Anything Goes, The Apple Tree, Grease, Aladdin, and Cinderella, to name a few. Kelsey received her official certification to teach dance in August of 2018 through Dance Teacher University. In 2014, Kelsey choreographed, produced, and directed Project: Choreograph It, a showcase of movement meant to help break the stigma on mental illness, helping raise hundreds of dollars for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Project: Choreograph It has since extended its message through dance short films, tackling social issues through expression of movement. Kelsey has worked and trained with dozens of dance and theatre instructors & choreographers, including Lynna Tallchief, Gail Vines, Cheryl Homen, Kelly Forbes, Jennifer Connaughty, Emily South, Hui Cha Poos, Michelle Moeller, Toby Tobin, Chuck Tweed, and Rosemary Martinez-Baker. Kelsey takes sincere pride in her art and loves to spread her joy of creativity to anyone who shares her passion. She feels honored and extremely blessed to have taken over the Everything Goes Dance Studio and is dedicated to keeping Shannon Calderon-Primeau’s legacy and dreams alive through the studio’s passionate and whole-hearted presence in the community.

Erika Carmen Vasquez, Instructor

Erika Carmen Vasquez, Instructor

Erika Carmen Reyes -Vasquez has been dancing since she was three years old. She began her Flamenco training under the direction of her aunt, the late Shannon Calderon Primeau at the age of eight. Erika is a graduate of Classen School of Advanced Studies where she was a dance major 6th-12th grade. She trained heavily in classical ballet and modern dance. Erika has taught various genres at the Everything Goes Dance Studio since the age of eighteen from Mexican Folkloric to Beginning Ballet classes. She took a brief time off from teaching at the studio to focus on her B.A. in Dance Education from the University of Central Oklahoma and was part of the first graduating class with the Dance Ed degree in 2011. Erika began teaching for Oklahoma City Public Schools fall of 2011. In 2014, Erika graduated from UCO with her M.Ed. in Secondary Education. She taught as head dance director at Capitol Hill High School for eight years. She is now the second dance director at Classen School of Advanced Studies High School. Erika proudly served as the interim artistic director of Everything Goes Dance Studio 2015-2018. She founded the Shannon Calderon–Primeau Memorial Scholarship. Erika serves at the Flamenco instructor at EGD and proudly focuses on different styles and techniques of Flamenco, basic Flamenco technique, manton (Shawl) technique, and castanet technique.

Kevieion Johnson, Instructor

Kevieion Johnson, Instructor

Kevieion Johnson, aka KJay, started out as an assistant choreographer/student under Ernesto Calderon at Everything Goes Dance Studio back in 2010. Even with classes in high school, Francis Tuttle, and BPA he still tried to squeeze in and help as many classes as he could. After graduating both high school and Francis Tuttle, he decided to dedicate most of his time to the studio. KJay has now been with EGD for 9 years, last year completing his first year as sole EGD Hip Hop instructor and Hip Hop Crew Dance Company Director, and says he has many more to go.

Jesus Martinez, Instructor

Jesus Martinez, Instructor

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 and performed with R.A.C.E Dance Company for the last 6 years, including Junior R.A.C.E. Company and Men of Race. Jesus is going on his 5th year with Everything Goes Dance Studio. He teaches breakdancing and is very excited to teach hip hop this year, as well.

Adelita Dixon-Hernandez, Instructor

Adelita Dixon-Hernandez, Instructor

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.

Emma Pinnix, Instructor

Emma Pinnix, Instructor

Emma Pinnix is originally from Boone, North Carolina. She has been dancing since the age of three in various styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, modern, lyrical, musical theatre, and contemporary. Before graduating high school in 2019, Emma was an assistant dance teacher at Studio K Dance Workshop, where she performed roles such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Columbine Doll, Sleeping Beauty Fairy, Ariel, Dorothy, and Genevieve (12 Dancing Princess). She was a part of a precision dance troupe, the Carolina Snowbelles, with which she performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage in Washington, D.C. She recently moved to Edmond, Oklahoma to join the training program of a Christian dance company called Arrows International. Emma had traveled with the company to Costa Rica, Peru, and Southeast Asia sharing her love for dance and the Lord. Emma has had a passion for teaching dance since she was in elementary school, creating dances for her little sisters in the living room. She can’t wait to start her journey with Everything Goes Dance Studio!

Halee Harder, Instructor

Halee Harder, Instructor

Halee Harder started dancing when she was three years old under the direction of the late Shannon Calderon Primeau. Halee has been with the Everything Goes Dance Studio for fifteen years where she has trained in flamenco, hip hop, ballet, pointe, modern, tap, and jazz, as well as being a part of the studio's tap, jazz, flamenco, and hip hop companies. For two years Halee spent two weeks out of the summer at the Quartz Mountain Arts Institute, where she would train intensely in modern dance under the guidance of Andrew Palmero and Levi Marsman. She has been awarded the 2019 Destined 2 Dance Award for Most Prestigious Youth or Teen Dancer/Choreographer of the Year and was awarded the 2019 State Superintendent Award for Excellence in Dance. Halee has choreographed for Everything Goes Student Showcase for four years as well as choreographed for her school during her senior year of high school. Halee graduated from Classen School of Advanced Studies as a dance major in the spring of 2019. After graduating she spent a year in Chicago at Columbia College training in dance and is now attending the University of Central Oklahoma as a sophomore in dance performance.

Jocelyn Lewis, Instructor

Jocelyn Lewis, Instructor

Jocelyn Lewis was born and raised in Edmond, Oklahoma. She began her journey of dance in first tap, then ballet and jazz at the age of six. She trained in Oklahoma with various studios and companies that broadened her training in all styles of dance including, pointe, lyrical, modern, contemporary, musical theater, hip-hop, worship dance, pas de deux and swing. She first danced professionally at the age of twelve as the Sugar Plum Fairy in Dino Kartsonakis’ Christmas Spectacular Show in Branson, Missouri for two consecutive seasons, touring throughout the Northeastern United States ending in NYC. After graduating high school she danced with a professional modern-ballet company, Ad Deum Dance Company in Houston, Texas as a trainee for two seasons. From 2009-2015, she was a member of Arrows International Dance Company led by Jeff and Natalie Lewis, where she traveled on mission trips to Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, NYC, Houston, and Arkansas. She was also a member of Radiant Dance Company from 2009-2012, and EPAC Pro 2016-2017 which opened up many community performance and outreach opportunities. Her repertoire includes a Woodsprite in Tulsa Ballet’s A Midnight Summers Dream, the lead role as the Snow Queen in The Prince with A.R.T.S. for two seasons and lead role, Enola in the contemporary ballet production Enola with EPAC. Jocelyn worked on set of I Can Only Imagine as a stand-in and featured extra, and has also danced in professional music videos taped in Branson, Missouri, Edmond, Oklahoma and OKC. She danced competitively for many years winning scholarships and ranking top overall in solo and group pieces. In 2008, Jocelyn won the Entertainer of the Year Award with her original work at American Kids. Jocelyn’s passion for dance has grown through the involvement of teaching the last nine years in classes, choreography, co-direction, and ministry. She is joyous to have a position at Everything Goes Dance. She looks forward to this season and offering her passion for dance and creativity to the up-and-coming generation of artists.

Carley Schmitt, Instructor

Carley Schmitt, Instructor

Carley Schmitt grew up in Bradenton, Florida and fell in love with dance as a teenager. She is currently continuing her dance training with the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment at Oklahoma City University. As a student, Carley has studied a variety of dance styles and teaching strategies while performing in six American Spirit Dance Company productions. Carley will receive a Bachelors of Science in American Dance Pedagogy in May of 2021. In the future, Carley hopes to inspire others to experience the joys of dance through performance and teaching. She is beyond excited for the opportunity to teach at Everything Goes Dance Studio this year!

Abby Welch, Instructor

Abby Welch, Instructor

Abby Welch was born and raised in Oklahoma City, and started dancing at the age of 13 at To The Pointe Dance Academy, knowing that she wanted to pursue a professional career in dance. Through high school she was an assistant teacher at TTP and began teaching her own classes her senior year. After high school she attended the University of Central Oklahoma where she graduated in Summer 2019 with her B.F.A. in Dance Performance. During her time at UCO, Abby was a member of KD2 and the Kaleidoscope Dance Company. Through this experience, she had the opportunity to train with choreographers such as Mike Esparanza, Melissa Brading, Noa Shiloh, and Jeremy Duvall. She also was a part of the Kaleidoscope performance tour to South Korea in May of 2019. She additionally trained at the Oklahoma City Ballet Summer intensives the years of 2015, 2016, and 2017. Abby continued teaching all ages throughout college, styles including ballet, jazz, lyrical, improvisation, and acro/tumbling. She is currently a member of Perpetual Motion Dance Company and is an aerial and modern instructor for their community classes. Through her trainings, she found a love for the challenge presented in more power and acrobatic based styles, such as acro/tumbling and aerial dance. Abby has a passion for strength and injury prevention education and is eager to share that passion with her students this year.

Sarah Taylor, Instructor

Sarah Taylor, Instructor

Sarah, a Kansas City native, fell in love with dance at age five. She began her training in jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, and contemporary, and was also a member of the competitive team. At age 14, Sarah began assisting in dance classes and discovered her passion for teaching. After graduating high school, she refined her performing, teaching, and managing skills at Oklahoma City University's prestigious Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment. Her degree in American Dance Pedagogy provided Sarah with extensive knowledge in choreography, anatomy, teaching strategies, psychology, tap, ballet, and jazz pedagogy. Sarah has performed in a variety of shows throughout her career including dance productions, musical productions and pep dancer performances. Upon graduation, Sarah performed with Disney Cruise Lines on the Disney Dream. She performed in various deck shows, stage productions, holiday enhancements, and was best friends with Princess Tiana. Sarah is ecstatic to have the opportunity to share her love and passion for dance with students at Everything Goes!

Irene Koehl & Sophia Reyes, Front Desk Staff

Irene Koehl & Sophia Reyes, Front Desk Staff

Our dedicated front desk staff keep the studio running smoothly. They make sure parents, teachers, and students are informed, costumes look great, 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.

Miguel Ybarra, Parking Lot Attendant

Miguel Ybarra, Parking Lot Attendant

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