MEET OUR FACULTY
 

BRITTANY THURMAN
 OWNER, DIRECTOR, INSTRUCTOR

 

Brittany began dancing at the age of 7 years old. She took classes in clogging, jazz, and tap. Brittany continued dancing into high school where she was on the Dazzlers Drill Team all 4 years until she graduated in 2004. Upon graduating, Brittany began teaching dance right away working with one of the top on-site dance programs in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. She continued her study at In-Step Dance in Houston while teaching Pre-school and beginner level jazz and hip hop. Brittany continued her training by taking dance classes while teaching at Sheena's Dance Academy, home of the Frisco Ballet. After that, Brittany was relocated to the Rio Grande Valley where she taught and trained at some of the most well-known studios in the valley before opening On-Site Dance in 2013. 

Brittany still owns and manages the rio grande valley and San Antonio dance companies from here with the help of an incredible staff. Fueled by her passion and faith, Brittany seeks to provide families a way to experience the art of dance in a convenient and affordable way while not sacrificing the element which she loved so much, performances!

CASSANDRA STANLEY

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Cassandra Stanley started dancing at a very young age but began to study ballet seriously under the direction of Meghann Bridgeman and Suzanne Smith at the San Angelo Civic Ballet when she was 12. During her time at SACB, she had the opportunity to perform many classical rolls and had the privilege of working with a variety chorographers through choreography and teacher workshops. She spent her summers dancing at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Ballet Austin, and Portland Festival Ballet. For her senior of high school, Cassie moved to Portland, Oregon to the Portland Festival Ballet under the direction of John Magnus. While dancing with PFB, Cassie injured her ankle and was unable to continue pursuing a professional career. She moved back to San Angelo, Texas where she began to teach ballet classes at San Angelo Broadway Academy. While there, she worked to develop a ballet curriculum and program. She also worked with SABA's musical theater program, working as backstage manager and assistant choreographer. Mrs. Stanley is currently studying English at Tarleton. Cassie is blessed and honored to be a part of the Studio 6:14 Dance family.

HANNAH BLANKENSHIP

HIP HOP DIRECTOR

Hello, my name is Hannah Blankenship and I am from Killeen, Texas where I began dancing when I was 6 years old. I grew up doing tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, clog, contemporary, and hip hop. I am currently a student at Tarleton and my major is education. I have been apart of the Texan Stars for two years and the past year I have served as an officer. In 2018 I was apart of the first team to being home a National Championship title. I am so excited to start my second year with Studio 6:14!

Tara Frailey
Preschool, Tap, Hip Hop 
Instructor

My name is Tara Frailey. I have been dancing since I was 2. I danced at Jenni Holley Dance Studio for 10 years and was on her dance company for 8 of those years. I have experience in various styles of dance such as jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, lyrical, modern, hip hop, and musical theater. I competed in tons of competitions throughout my years of dancing and won many awards and trophies. I also taught at Jenni Holley Dance Studio. I have taught ages ranging from 2-18. My main goal is to push my students to be the best dancers that they can be, while also making my classes fun. I am so blessed to be a part of Studio 6:14 and cannot wait for this amazing journey.

KATLN BRUCE 
AcroDance & Cheer Coach 

My name is Katln Bruce, I’m from Spring, Tx. A little bit about me, I started off dancing at the age of 3 years old and continued till I was about 11 years old. I did ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, and hip hop. I danced in recitals, competitions, and many parts of the nutcracker including Clara. I was at the studio so consistently that I started being to be an assistant teacher and helping out with the younger classes. After dance I decided to pursue cheerleading. I cheered for two years in middle school and all four years of high school. In cheer I was in charge of our Spirit committee and I received awards for NCA All-American twice and most dedicated. I began coaching at ASI Gymnastics at the age of 16 as an assistant coach. I was then promoted to leading classes as the coach of various ages and levels of gymnastic/tumbling. I have loved working with kids and I’m so blessed that I have the opportunity to work with studio 6:14 to continue what I love to do most! I will strive and dedicate myself to the students and parents with an experience of a life time.

ALECIA ECHOLS
VOCAL DIRECTOR OF MUSICAL THEATER

Alecia Echols began her career singing at The Promise in Glen Rose at only 15 years old, portraying the Young Virgin Mary. After two seasons, she was hired as the newest cast member for Granbury Live Theater in Granbury Texas at the age of 17. She has been the longest running vocalist to ever sing at GBL Theater and enjoys still performing there on the weekends in the “Follies” Shows. 
Her first year at GBL
she met a handsome fiddle player named Michael Echols while on stage, and the rest is history!
They fell in love and were married two years later. They have two children, Audrey (6) and Grayson (2). 
Once Michael and Alecia moved to Stephenville, they started attending First Baptist Church in Stephenville, she immediately began singing in the adult choir and helping with the children’s choir. Soon, she was giving private voice lessons to some children and found a new passion for vocal coaching. She has now been the Vocal Director of four Musicals for Stephenville ISD Theater Program. 
Alecia is also a Baker and Cookie Decorator and owns “Red’s Cookie Creations.” She stays busy with cookie orders when she’s not at church activities with her children. 
Alecia is excited to begin working with the On-Site Dance Studio kids!

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