MEET OUR STAFF
 

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Studio Director

Certified AcroDance Insturctor

Brittany Thurman 

Brittany has 18  years of dance teaching experience with students of all ages from 18months - 99 years. She is also the former owner of RGV On-Site Dance in the Rio Grande Valley. She founded that company in 2013 which is still in existence today. She is a certified instructor of AcroDance through Acrobatic Arts. She also continues her dance education through online classes and conventions she attends yearly.  Brittany primarily teaches preschool classes, competition team, and acrodance. She believes strongly in service to her students, parents, and her community. Brittany is also a choreographer for Dancing For The Stars (benefit held by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erath County). 

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Assistant Director

Company Director 

Tara Frailey

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 began working at Studio 6:14 in 2020 and lead the mini competition team to their National title placing 9th in the nation.  I am also a choreographer for Dancing For The Stars an annual benefit held by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erath County. 

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Certified AcroDance Instructor 

Mikah Taylor

Hey guys, I'm Mikah Taylor. I have lived in Stephenville most of my life, and am married with three children- two of whom dance at Studio 6:14. 

 

Although my dance career was short lived- I think I danced one year as a small child, I have more than a decade of gymnastics and tumbling under my belt. After being in the Studio 6:14 family for four years, I decided to make the leap from Dance Mom to AcroDance instructor and became certified by Acrobatic Arts in 2021. 

 

I’m excited for all the fun and growth the dancers and I will experience together.

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Instructor 

Tyra Boudreaux

Hi, my name is Tyra Boudreaux! I attended Stephenville High School where I was on the drill team for 2 years and finished off my last 2 years on the cheer team. l cheered and danced competitively for 5 years and have been dancing for 17. My freshman year I was chosen for the elite team and attended professional broadway classes in New York. I can’t wait to have your dancers in class!

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Vocal Director

Alecia Echols 

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 GBLshe 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). She has now been the Vocal Director of four Musicals for Stephenville ISD Theater Program. 

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AcroDance Director

Certified AcroDance Instructor

Mikah Taylor

Hey guys, I'm Mikah Taylor. I have lived in Stephenville most of my life, and am married with three children- two of whom dance at Studio 6:14. 

 

Although my dance career was short lived- I think I danced one year as a small child, I have more than a decade of gymnastics and tumbling under my belt. After being in the Studio 6:14 family for four years, I decided to make the leap from Dance Mom to AcroDance instructor and became certified by Acrobatic Arts in 2021. 

 

I’m excited for all the fun and growth the dancers and I will experience together.

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Ballet Instructor

Jordyn Giffen

Hi! My name is Jordyn Giffen. I started dancing when I was two years old. I attended a small studio and did Ballet, Jazz, and lyrical style of dance. After a few years, I moved to a Pre Professional Ballet studio in San Antonio where I focused on Ballet and explored choreography. I danced there for 15 years. I had the opportunity to go dance at Next Generation Ballet in Florida and Vermont Ballet and train under Professional dancers and instructors at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB). I’ve participated in competitions like the YAGP and performed in the Nutcracker and many other classical ballets. I am excited to bring my knowledge and training to the dancers at Studio 6:14. 

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Dance Instructor

Misty Bishop 

Hello! My name is Misty Bishop and I am a student at Tarleton, I come all the way from Upstate New York! I have danced from age 12-17 and competed in jazz, tap, open, contemporary, lyrical. I have taught dance since I was 14 and love every second of it. In addition to teaching dance I also taught classes for special needs students called "Dance Buddies".

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Cheer Coach

Dance Instructor

Teighlor Cross 

Teighlor grew up in West Virginia where she cheered for approximately eight years. Over six of her cheerleading years she competed competitively for Ohio Valley All Stars. During her time as a competitive cheerleader, she experienced every role, base, back, side, flyer, jumper, dancer, and tumbler. She was chosen to cheer at the pro bowl in Hawaii and won numerous national titles with her teams, all while double teaming. Unfortunately, her dedication to cheering took a toll on her body and she was forced to retire. After retiring, she took on the role as assistant coach for her local pee-wee cheer team, as well as becoming captain of the drill team she rode on. Teighlor received her associates degree along with her certificate of completion from equine dentistry school in 2017, then decided to continue her education in Texas. Upon moving to Texas, she continued her love for leadership and teaching, becoming the captain of the Sam Houston State University stock horse team, while teaching riding lessons for all ages. Teighlor graduated with her bachelors degree from SHSU and is pursing a masters degree at Tarleton State University in animal science. Although she is a country girl through and through, her passion for cheer has never dissipated. She is excited to get back into the world of cheerleading and cannot wait to see the progress these kids make.

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Dance Instructor 
Social Media Manager

Alex Kicker

My name is Alex Kicker, and I am a Junior Kinesiology Major at Tarleton! I have been dancing since I was 5, and have experience in various styles of dance such as ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, lyrical,pom, acro, and musical theater!  I was apart of a studio for about 9 years, and was apart of my HighSchools drill team for 2 years where I served as an officer my senior year.   I am now a member of the Texan Stars dance team at Tarleton, and going into my 3rd year. I have competed in several competitions over the year, wining several awards and trophies! I was also an instructor at The Little Gym for a little over a year and was over the dance program, but also led gymnastics classes from ages  18m-12y!  I am super excited to join this team