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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Director/Owner/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 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 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.

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Assistant Director/Comp Team Director/Instructor

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. 

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Hip Hop Team Director/Instructor

Alexis Howard 

Hey y’all! I’m Alexis and I am a Junior Psych major at Tarleton! I’ve been dancing for 6 years and have been a member of the Texan Stars dance team at Tarleton for 2 years. I have been teaching at Studio 6:14 since 2020.  I now manage the hip-hop competition team and the hip-hop program. 

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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

Taylor Shupick

My name is Taylor and I am from Brock, Texas. I have been dancing since the age of 4 in all styles. I competed with Foot Works Performing Arts Center from ages 6 to 18. I have traveled across the country taking classes, competing, and studying dance through the years. In college, I have been a part of the Angelo State Angelettes Dance Team, but I am now transferring to Tarleton to finish my studies in Nursing while continuing my love of dance at this amazing studio!

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Dance Instructor

Sheridan Mears 

Sheridan comes from West Columbia, Tx, where she started dancing at the age of 3. She has experience in tap, ballet, jazz, modern, pom, military, hip hop, and musical theater. Throughout her dance journey, she did competition dance, as well as competed in beauty pageants. When she got to high school she was on the Columbia Dancin’ Dolls drill team where she served as a social officer and military officer. Upon graduation, she started at Tarleton State University as an Agricultural Communications major and dreams of becoming a rodeo reporter. Aside from school she is a dance fitness instructor at the Tarleton Rec Center and is excited to share her love and passion for dance at Studio 6:14. 

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Cheer Coach/AcroDance 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

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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Competition Team Assistant 

Lexie Dehaven

Hi! My name is Lexie DeHaven. I am a Social  Work major at Tarleton State University. I began dancing at the age of 4 years old and joined the competition team at the age of 8 years old at a dance studio in Keller Texas. All through high school I was on my drill team The Sundancers at Keller Fossil Ridge. My Freshman and Sophomore year of college I was a member of the dance team The Texan Stars at Tarleton State University. I am very passionate about dance and I am very happy to be part of Studio 6:14 staff. 

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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!