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Meet Our Team


Brittany Thurman 

Studio Owner

Brittany, a seasoned dance instructor with an impressive 20-year teaching journey, catering to students of all ages, from tiny tots aged 18 months to adults. 

Notably, Brittany is the former owner of RGV On-Site Dance, a thriving dance venture she established in the Rio Grande Valley in 2013. This enterprise she birthed continues to flourish today, a testament to her enduring commitment to the art of dance.

Brittany proudly holds a certification in AcroDance, accredited through Acrobatic Arts, showcasing her expertise in fostering a fusion of dance and acrobatics. Her dedication to her craft remains steadfast, as she tirelessly advances her dance education through frequent online courses, conventions, and active participation in various community groups, connecting with fellow studio owners and industry experts across the nation and around the globe. 

But Brittany's passion goes beyond the dance studio. She believes in the power of service to her students, their parents, and her wider community. Her dedication to her students is not only seen in the studio but also on the stage, where she shines as a choreographer for Dancing For The Stars, a charity event hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erath County.


Alex Kicker 

Assistant Director 
Competition Team Director

My name is Alex Kicker and I am a senior kinesiology major at Tarleton state university! I have been dancing since I was 3 years old. I have experience in various styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, pom, acro, musical theater, drill team, and hip-hop. I was part of a dance studio for 9 years and danced competitively during that time. I joined my high school's drill team for 2 years and served as a senior lieutenant/officer in my last year.

I am now a member of the Texan Stars Dance Team at Tarleton and going into my 4th year as a game-day leader. I started teaching dance during my senior year of High School and grew a passion for inspiring young dancers. In addition to this, I also work for a drill team company called, Danceline U.S.A, where I've had the opportunity to work with and choreograph for High School dance teams all over Texas. I’ve now been teaching and choreographing dance for about 5 years and love growing my passion working at Studio 6:14. I can't wait to meet you!


Lori Brown 

Ballet Director 
Lead Staff

A native Texan, grew up in South TX and later settled in Fort Worth, TX after she graduated from Texas Christian University. She began working for Devotion In Motion Dance School in Fort Worth in 2004. Over the years she taught ballet, lyrical, pre-pointe, jazz, tap,and musical theater. In 2015 she became the studio director for Devotion In Motion and continued teaching and directing until 2020, when the pandemic closed their doors. She concurrently taught and continues to teach at a private school in Fort Worth as the dance teacher once a week. After many years of searching for the right land and house to move to; she and her family found their new home in Stephenville in September 2022.


Madison Lehman 

Front Office 

My name is Madison and I am a Tarleton student originally from Houston. I have been working at Studio 6:14 for one year as the front office assistant. I am excited to take on classes this year and get to work closely with dancers in the classroom. I can't wait to meet you! 


Kayleigh Marracchini 


Kayleigh has been dancing since she was 7 years old training in styles as in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Contemporary/Lyrical, Pom, Kick, etc. She was in two companies in Colorado, one for pom and hip hop, one for regular competitions, then when she moved to Texas she began at Rise Dance Company from 2018-2021, (now known as Rise Dance Collective).

Kayleigh recently graduated from Leander High School and was on the dance team known as the Leander High School Blue Belles. She served 3 years on the team and became 1st Lieutenant her senior year and 2nd Lieutenant her Junior year. Along with that she received Rookie of the Year and Outstanding Senior. Throughout high school Kayleigh has furthered her teaching experiences with Blue Belles. In the fall Kayleigh will be attending Tarleton State University!


Emeliia Atkisson


My name is Emelia Atkisson and I was born and raised in Harker Heights, Texas. I began dancing at three years old and have loved it ever since. I am currently a member of Tarleton States Texan Stars Dance team!! I am going into my junior year and am a communications major. I’m looking forward to working with amazing students and amazing staff! 


Journey Harris 

Hey Y'all, My name is Journey Harris! I am from Cleburne Texas, but this fall I will be attending school at Tarleton! Here, I will begin my journey to becoming a high school dance coach as I major in secondary education. During high school I was highly involved in the teaching classes which allowed me to gain experience working with students in general education as well as special education. I was also an active member of my school's drill team, The Cleburne Showstoppers, for the entirety of my high school career and had the privilege of serving in an officer position my senior year. In my time on the Showstoppers Dance Team I truly found a love and passion for dance and decided that I wanted to share that love with young girls as my career! I can not wait to work with your dancers.


Madason Kunn 



Hello! My name is Madason, and I am currently a senior at Tarleton. I am originally from Midlothian. I began dancing at my local studio when I was 9 years old. I competed in all dance styles on their competition team. I was also a member of my high school drill team. I became a senior officer and a member of the elite team.I love contemporary and tap dance styles!I am so excited to be at Studio 6:14 and get to share my love of dance!


Aza Rainey 



Hi y’all! My name is Aza Rainey I am from Flower Mound, Texas! I started dancing when I was 3 years old and I started doing competitive dance when I was in 2nd grade and have done it ever since. I joined cheer my freshman year and joined my high school dance team (Marcus Marquettes) for sophomore, junior, and senior year. I am so excited to meet all y’all in the fall! 

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