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  8. Recital 2017 (The Story of Red Riding Hood).

STAFF

Bailey Coulter
Artistic Director
Instructor: Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Lyrical
​, Acrobatics, Contemporary


Miss Bailey began her dance training at age 3 under the The P.A.C.E. Studio in 1998. She has been training in tap and ballet for 20 years, jazz for 15 years, and lyrical, hip-hop, acrobatics, and modern for 10 years. During her time at The P.A.C.E. Studio, she’s attended many dance conventions and competitions such as the New York City Dance Alliance, Hollywood Vibe, Kids Artistic Revue, and the American Dance Projekt among others and won in top scoring divisions. In 2008, Miss Bailey was a featured dancer for The American Dance Projekt seasonal commercial with Scott Benson. Filling in the role as a dance assistant at the age of 13, Miss Bailey knew right away that teaching dance was her calling leading to her becoming a dance instructor for the P.A.C.E. Studio at age 17. Miss Bailey specializes in Pre-K, K-2, and Level 1 dance development, and instructs up to Level 3. In 2013 she earned her AA degree and was accepted into the traveling Young Americans Performance Group, but chose to stay with The P.A.C.E. Studio to teach dance instead. She has choreographed top-award winning dances in the past two years as company director. Miss Bailey is currently taking college classes with the National Dance Education Organization to further expand her knowledge in dance instruction. Miss Bailey’s advocacy for dance injury-prevention comes alive in the classrooms as she uses the most recent and credible science-based studies to influence her training for young dancers to keep them well and vital beyond their late teens. Her love for dance and teaching children has set a path that she enjoys every day.


​​​​Jennifer Mark
Instructor: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical

Ms. Jennifer began her love of dancing at the age of 3, attending classes through Debbie Wirt’s Dance Studio in Wausau, WI. She continued dancing throughout high school, being chosen as an All American Dancer as a senior in high school. In the summer of 1999, Ms. Jennifer moved to Pensacola and began teaching for and dancing with The PACE Studio. Ms. Jennifer was a member of the studio’s Senior Company for several years and attended multiple competitions and conventions. She has choreographed company pieces throughout the years that have received awards for the studio. MS. Jennifer teaches a multitude of classes, including tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, hip hop, and acrobatics. In addition to her dancing, Ms. Jennifer is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, working with children and families in need.​

Casey Gray
Instructor: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, Pre-Pointe', Pointe'


​Miss Casey began her ballet training in her hometown of Gainesville Florida at the age of three. Studying for 18 years at Joni Messler Studio of Dance, Casey has been provided with amazing opportunities and exposed to a large variety of dance practices from standards such as classical ballet, modern, jazz & tap all the way to Irish, Bollywood, Salsa and Hip Hop. Casey has performed in numerous ballets as a company member of the ‘Gainesville Ballet Theatre’ for a total of 14 - 15 years starting in the youth ensemble and building to be a senior company dancer. Having danced in workshops under the instruction of Mia Michaels, Keith Cross, and many more, Casey has also received scholarships to the Orlando Ballet. In the joy of performing, teaching and choreographing did follow short behind, as Casey started volunteer work in leading rehearsals, composing design & editing music for the company and became an instructor within Joni Messler’s school for 5 years before moving to Pensacola. Miss Casey graduated from the University of West Florida with her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design in 2016. This is a huge step in pursing her dreams to become a cartoonist for the comic book industry. Casey also participates in other hobbies such as rock climbing and acro-yoga, yet dancing has always been a priority on the dance floor and in her heart.

Katy Olsen
Instructor: Ballet, Modern, K-2 Tap, Pre-Pointe', Pointe'


Miss Katy began her dance training at Ballet Pensacola under the direction of Patsy Hill, Debbie Parrish, and Nannette Grimm. She participated in dance workshops such as the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in Carlisle, PA, and the Dance Alloy in Pittsburgh, PA, before attending the Ohio State University majoring in dance. At OSU she worked with modern dance choreographers Tere O'Connor, Susan Hadley, and others. After graduating with honors, she taught at Ballet Pensacola for two years before going back to school to earn an MFA in arts administration from the University of Alabama.  Katy worked for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and the Alabama Ballet as a marketing manager and director. She moved back to Pensacola two years ago to be closer to family and to reconnect to teaching. Katy is also a Kindergym and Tiny Tumblers coach at PSC Gymnastics.

Gordon Haight
Instructor: Adult Ballet, Acrobatics


Miss Gordon, from Birmingham, AL, trained in ballet at Children’s Dance Foundation for nine years. Mrs. Gordon attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and took ballet classes thoughout college. Mrs. Gordon preformed in the University of Tenessee's Dance company for three years as she pursued her degree in nutrition. She returned to Children’s Dance foundation and taught Creative Dance, Ballet and Jazz one year while she finished her Masters in Nutrition Science at UAB. She is our current instructor of adult ballet.

Crystal Wright
Instructor: Ballet, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Jazz, Hip-Hop

Miss Crystal  began her dance training at Mann Dance Studio located in Pratville, AL. She danced at Mann Dance Studio from the age of three until her senior year in high school. She began setting choreography at the young age of fifteen and hasn’t stopped since. Among many of her titles and awards, she was selected as one of the 200 UCA National Allstars in 1998. She developed and created many dance programs at Mann Dance Studio, Tonya Speed's Dance Connection, Trinity, and OZ Dance Studio. Miss Crystal is U.S.A.G. certified, and a professional gymnastics coach. Combining her love for dance with gymnastics, she also specializes in AcroDance. She has coached and managed at The Flip Factory, Alabama Elite and Pensacola All Stars. Miss Crystal has trained under choreographers and teachers such as Patti Rutland, Vince Johnson, Mia Michaels, Kate Jablonski, Tyce Diorio, Laurie Ann Gibson, Dave Scott, Honey Rockwell, Ronn Stewart, The Alabama Ballet, and many more. She has also performed in The Nutcracker, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, among other professional productions.