ABOUT US:

 

All classes at Studio 6:14 have an established curriculum that we follow. Parents can request a syllabus at any point to see what their child's goals are for the year and what they will be learning. Our students progress quickly because of how our classes are structured. We set them up for success! Whether your child is interested in taking dance classes for fun or wants to become a professional dancer, we have the perfect class for them! Not sure about classes? You can always try a class before you register!

 

MEET OUR STAFF
 

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Studio Director

Company Director

Certified AcroDance Insturctor

Brittany Thurman 

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 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 training teaching at top studios in Houston and DFW area. Brittany was then 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 and successfully managing it until 2020 when the COVID - 19 pandemic caused a complete shutdown. In 2018, Brittany brought her love and passion for dance to Stephenville when she opened On-Site Dance at SPARD which later became Studio 6:14.

Brittany is a certified instructor of AcroDance through Acrobatic Arts. She also continues her dance education through online classes and conventions she attends yearly. Brittany took the 2020-2021 Mini team to nationals in Las Vegas with Encore Dance where they placed 9th in the nation! She continues teaching preschool classes, competition team, and acrodance. She is also a choreographer for Dancing For The Stars, an annual benefit held by Big Brothers 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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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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Dance Instructor

Yexalen (Yexi) Ortiz

My name is Yexalen Ortiz and i’m from Eastland tx! i’m currently attending Tarleton State University and majoring in pre dental. Dancing has always been a big part of my life and i’m so in love with this sport. I’ve competed with 2 dance studios throughout my dancing career (Extrava Dance and Dance Studio 99) and competed all around texas for 8 years! I’m excited to share the love i have for dance to many dancers and help them understand the knowledge every step of the way:)

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Dance Instructor

Brooklyn Riley

My name is Brooklyn Riley and I am from Cisco Tx! I am currently a student at Tarleton majoring in Ag services and development! I have been dancing since the age of 3 in multiple different styles including ballet, pointe, lyrical/contemporary, tap, and jazz. I am so excite d to be  apart of this team!

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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 

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