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 10 years, starting as a Hip Hop instructor and Hip Hop Crew Dance Company Director in 2018. He is excited for his 3 rd year as EGD’s Hip Hop Instructor, and says he has many years to come.

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 6th year with Everything Goes Dance Studio. He teaches Breakdancing and beginning Hip Hop.

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.

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.

Liz Kraft, Instructor

Liz Kraft, Instructor

Liz is a native of the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. metropolitan area. She had the privilege of training with some of the most renowned teachers and ballet schools on the East Coast. She spent 10 years under the direction of Robin Conrad Sturm and Robert Sturm at the Northern Virginia Dance Academy. Her professional training also included The Washington School of Ballet, The Russell School of Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Ballet Magnificat. While living in the Washington Metro area she danced for 5 years with the Asaph Dance Ensemble, a professional dance company. The Asaph Dance Ensemble performed in the District of Columbia at venues including The Kennedy Center, Constitution Hall, the Lisner Auditorium, and several venues in Northern Virginia. She also danced with Ballet Magnificat, another professional dance company, from 2006-2009. In 2007, she was one of three Ballet Magnificat dancers selected to choreograph and perform in the live PBS filming of John Tesh’s show, "Alive." Liz danced with Arrows International, in Costa Rica and Guatemala. She has also danced internationally in New Zealand, Africa, and London, England. Liz has taught dance for over 13 years in Virginia, Mississippi and Oklahoma. In 2009, Liz moved to Oklahoma City where she began teaching at several local dance studios. From 2015 until Spring of 2019 Liz owned her own dance studio where she enjoyed teaching classical ballet as well as setting full length ballets on her students such as: Peter Pan, Cinderella, Peter and the Wolf, The Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote. Liz currently enjoys teaching dance as well as group fitness in the Oklahoma City metro.

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

Megan Murray

Megan Murray

Oklahoma native, Megan Murray, began tapping when she was 8 years old. While most tappers grew up in the inner cities, Megan grew up on a large ranch in central Oklahoma. She has been under the directorship of Professor Robert L. Reed until his passing in July, 2015. As his protege, she has danced with or performed the choreography of some of tap's greatest including Jason Samuel Smith, Karen Calloway Williams, Avi Miller & Ofer Ben, Bill Irwin and Cathie Nicholas, to name a few. Megan has studied the history of America's first unique dance style - tap, which originated from slaves as a form of communication. It is one of her many goals to keep tap alive by teaching, choreographing and performing the Tradition of Tap. ..."I'm so glad to see you continue to carry on his legacy (Robert L Reed) and I think you are the best one to do it..."; Diana (Lady Di) Walker.

Elizabeth Kabrick

Elizabeth Kabrick

Elizabeth Kabrick began dance at age three at Bill Graham Dance Studio as an outlet for an abundance of energy. Two years later, she joined the Lawrence School of Scottish Highland Dance under the direction of Betty Lawrence, who remained her teacher and mentor for over 20 years. Along with learning the dances, history and technique were important components of Elizabeth's education in Scottish Highland. With her first exam at age eight, Elizabeth tested regularly under the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD) and Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing (SOBHD) eventually earning Highly Commended Member status at age sixteen. Scottish Highland helped open the world to Elizabeth as she trained and competed in Canada, Australia, England, and of course Scotland, as well as numerous US cities. Highlights from her competitive years include performing in Glasgow’s Lord Provost Procession, competing in the Sydney Opera House, and qualifying for the US Championship three times. In 2011, Elizabeth received an unexpected, yet life-changing invitation from Professor Robert L. Reed to join a tap class. She learned as much as she could from him until his passing in 2015, continues to study rhythm tap under his protégé, Megan Murray, and attends tap workshops such as The Big Apple Tap Festival in NYC when possible. Elizabeth is thrilled to share her joy in dance this year at Everything Goes Dance Studio, where everyone is welcome on the dance floor.

Heidi Costello

Heidi Costello

Heidi Costello is excited to be joining the Everything Goes Dance family again! Heidi is originally from Phoenix, Arizona where she began dancing at the age of three. She is classically trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, tap, hip-hop, and contemporary. Heidi received her Bachelor's degree in Arts Entrepreneurship with an emphasis in Dance Performance from the University of Central Oklahoma. She also earned her masters degree in Adult and HIgher Education at the University of Oklahoma. As an avid Arts advocate, Heidi currently serves as Grants and Programs Assistant at the Oklahoma Arts Council. She believes in the power of the arts and building relationships within the arts community. Heidi’s pedagogy is strongly rooted in fostering dancers' skills and artistry with each individual taking ownership of their dance experience.

Oscaar Kabrick

Oscaar Kabrick

Oscaar has been dancing at Everything Goes Dance Studio since he was 9 years old, starting in Tap and Hip Hop. Oscaar has trained in Jazz, Ballet, Mexican Folkloric, and Break Dancing in his total of ten years of dance experience. During his time at EGD, Oscaar was involved in Hip Hop Company and Spirit of Mexico. Oscaar has also been a dancer in the Race Dance Academy from the years 2016-2019. With his time at Race he has had the opportunity to dance for a number of community events in Oklahoma as well as special performances, such as dancing with New Kid on the Block and performing Thriller with the Oklahoma Philharmonic. Oscaar has also choreographed for Harding Fine Arts Academy’s musicals of Shrek and School House Rock. Oscaar is incredibly excited to start teaching K-1st Hip Hop at Everything Goes.

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