Owner / Instructor / Company 2 & 3 Director
Elya began her dance training at A Time to Dance in Miss Pam’s class when she was 6 years old. In 2006 Elya moved to Houston to train with Ad Deum Dance Company and began teaching dance at an after school program to underprivileged children. In 2007 she moved back to DFW to Dance with Ingredients Dance Company until 2011. While at Ingredients Elya was able to perform all over the nation, teach and assist classes with Dance Revolution dance convention. Elya has been teaching and choreographing for many years at studios, intensives and workshops. Elya is a certified Acrobatic Arts instructor, she has a love for strong technique and strength building as well as choreography. Elya is excited about this new season and all that is to come! She is blessed with a loving husband Clint, her son Judah, and daughter Gracie.
“I am blessed to teach dance to kids because it is what I love to do! I love to see dancers grow into confident and strong individuals through movement.”
Elya and her husband Clint purchased A Time to Dance Studio in 2015.
Instructor / Children’s Program Director
Pam’s dance training began at age 8 with Etgen/Atkinson School of Ballet, where she was an apprentice in the Jr. division of their Dallas Metropolitan Ballet Company. As a teenager she discovered a love for Jazz dance, taking class with Buster Cooper, which inspired a long career with drill team throughout high school, college and later as teacher, choreographer and judge throughout the USA and abroad.
In 1976 she was the captain of the world famous Kilgore Rangerettes. With the Rangerettes, Pam traveled and performed in Hong Kong, Macoa, and Korea representing the USA in the 1975 “American Fortnight” under the direction of Deana Bolton Colvin and the Legendary Gussie Nell Davis.
In 1979-1980 Pam cheered for America’s team The Dallas Cowboys. As a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and member of the “Show Group” Pam danced and appeared in the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders Movie II, The Loveboat TV show, and the first USO Tour, in Korea.
Pam is a graduate if the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and dance. She has also received her teacher’s certification for levels I-III in the Cecchetti Methods of Ballet from the Cecchetti Council of America.
In 1990 after much prayer and support opened “A Time to Dance” studio with yes…100 local girls! Pam named it after scripture to always remind her that the Lord was the one who created the dance studio for “such a time as this” for His purpose and for His glory!
Adaptive Dance Instructor / Cecchetti Coach
Teresa Cooper is a Senior Lecturer at UNT with a MA degree in Dance, Theatre and Rehabilitation. She also holds a Cecchetti VI (Intermediate Professional) certification. She developed the Ballet program for A Time To Dance Studio over twenty years ago, and has taught classes and directed several of their full-length ballets, including Roar of Love, and Ordinary’s Dream. She is Vice-Chairman and former Chairman of the Cecchetti Southwest Committee, and is on the board of the CORPS de Ballet International (an organization that focuses on the needs of ballet instructors in higher education.) She has choreographed, performed, and presented at International, Regional, and Local venues, including several collaborations with Christopher Deane of the UNT music faculty. Her deep respect and love for Modern Dance was first discovered with her mentor, Sandi Combest, and is wed with her love for Ballet fostered by her first ballet teacher, George Skibine, and her Cecchetti coach, Dr. Kathleen Tenniswood-Powell. She has mentored several students from both A Time To Dance Studio, and from UNT that have gone on to pursue careers in dance. She is very grateful to be able to teach at a dance studio where faith in God, and the love of a child are so important.
Instructor / Ballet Director
Corine Rowe began training at the age of 9 in Jazz, Tap, Floor Gymnastics, and both Vaganova and Cecchetti Ballet Methods. She began dancing professionally at the age of 14 in Houston, TX with such roles as “Clara” in the Nutcracker and with other corporate entertainment companies. Although a two time scholarship recipient to the University of North Texas Dance Dept, Mrs. Rowe graduated with a Counseling Education Degree. Some of her dance training consist of working with Leo Ahonen, Soili Arvola, Gilbert Rome, Houston Ballet Academy, Adamson Ballet School, James Clouser, Sandi Combest, Cecchetti International Summer School, Gisela Genschow and many other teachers from around the globe. As a member of the Cecchetti Council of America Corine passed her Teacher’s Grade I & II exams highly commended. Since 1991, Corine has become a seasoned teacher and has experience in teaching for many organizations, some include: Dance Arts Los Alamos, Jacques D’amboise’s National Dance Institute, Denton Dance Conservatory, Dance Ingredients, and A Time to Dance. Guest teaching includes Carrollton Christian Academy, Diane-Cole Johnson Dance Studio, Art of Dance, Univ. of North Texas, Dallas Ballet Center, Leap of Faith Dance Center, and Cecchetti Ballet Seminars. Corine has a keen eye for technique and passion for teaching. Corine feels so blessed and gives glory to God for all of these life experiences that has molded her into who she is today.
Dr. Barbara Barnick-Ben-Ezra
Barbara Barnick-Ben-Ezra is an Adjunct Professor in the Dept. of Dance and Theatre at the University of North Texas and in the Dept. of Kinesiology at Texas Woman’s University. She also teaches dance at the Denton Senior Center where she is the director of the “Syncopated Ladies” performing tap dance company. Barbara earned her PhD in Dance and Related Arts at Texas Woman’s University, and a MA and BA in Physical Education and Dance at Miami University. She is teacher certified K-12 in Dance, Physical Education and Health. As a Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington (’82-’97) she served as Dance Program Director and founded and directed the University Dance Ensemble.
Instructor / Cecchetti Coach
Kim Grover-Haskin, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Professor in the Dept. of Dance and Theatre at the University of North Texas. She obtained her B.S. from the State University of New York at Potsdam, New York, her M.S. from the University of Oregon and her Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University. Kim served Texas Woman’s University as Director of Instructional Operations for many years focusing on classroom instructional technology and IT Service Management. Her dance studies include humor in dance and the creative process. Currently, Kim is serving as Chairman of the Southwest Committee CCA. She has teacher certifications through Grade V. Kim wrote and produced A Time to Dance’s recital in 2012, entitled Screens.
Instructor / Costume Director / Cecchetti Coach
Jourdan began dancing at age 3. She has trained at Dancin’ Feet, A Time to Dance, Ballet Conservatory, and Denton Ballet Academy. Her training has included tap and Jazz with Buster Cooper and Ballet and Pointe with Keith Duncan. She has performed various rolls in the Nutcracker with both Lakecities Ballet Theater and Festival Ballet. Jourdan was accepted to Joffery Ballet academy’s summer program, but instead spent the time take classes with the University of Oklahoma’s Ballet Company. After a few years break, Jourdan returned to ATTD in 2006, where Jourdan teaches Ballet and Tap, and occasionally Jazz, and Mommy and Me classes. Jourdan was also the accountant and office Manager at A Time to Dance for four years. Jourdan is currently the ATTD costume mistress. Jourdan is a member of the Cecchetti Council of America and is certified to teach Grades I through V. Jourdan and her husband Brolen are thrilled to have their daughters, Tatum and Parker, at ATTD.
Instructor / Company 1 Director / Hip Hop Crew Director
Ashley Powell, originally from South Carolina, began dancing at age 3 and trained with D&S Talent, Trinity Arts Performing Arts Studio, and King David Christian Conservatory. She also performed professionally with Glory Dance Company, Expressions Dance Company, opened for Ballet Magnificat, and was a featured soloist and rockette in the Charlotte Philharmonic. Ashley received the Dance Revolution Senior scholarship in 2004 and also received many other awards for her choreography and dancing throughout her teenage years. In 2004, Ashley moved to Houston, TX to further her dance training at the age of 17 and became a trainee with Ad Deum Dance Company. While in Houston, Ashley also was a company member of Xtended Urban Dance Company, under director Karin Celeste. In 2006, Ashley moved to Dallas, TX to join Ingredients Dance Company with Dance Revolution Ministries, under the direction of Michelle Brogan. She performed at many events, outreaches, and churches such as Firestorm with Reinhard Bonnke, Gateway Church conferences, Covenant Church, women’s prison ministries, The MOVEment, and other various performances, as well as, touring across the nation with Dance Revolution Dance Convention. Ashley is a teacher and choreographer with over 14 years of experience and loves to teach and create. She has taught and choreographed for a myriad of events, conferences, workshops, and master classes all over NC, SC, MD, PA, WV and TX. She is looking forward to a new season with her students. To God be the glory forever.
Instructor / Company 3 Director
Elise Dolan is originally from Rockford, Illinois. She has trained in various types of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Modern. Before moving to Dallas, she danced at Steps to Grace Dance Academy and performed with their ensemble team for 7 years. She trained and toured the country with Ingredients Dance Company from 2010-2012. Elise is excited to be back another year with A Time to Dance where she will be teaching Hip Hop, Jazz, and Musical Theatre. She is always thrilled to get the chance to instruct other dancers on how to grow in their movement and technique and to help them learn what God has called them to do with their gifts and talents. And most importantly how to worship God in everything they do!
Instructor / Company 1 Director
Kathryn began dancing at the age of 3. She has trained with A Time to Dance for 15 years in Ballet, Jazz, and Modern. She has performed with various churches and organizations including Gateway Church, Project Dance, and Dance Revolution.
At the age of 17, she began teaching dance for a mother’s day out program at Asbury United Methodist Church. In 2011-2012 she trained with Ingredients Dance Company, and toured the country performing and assisting classes with Dance Revolution. Kathryn is very excited to be able to teach at A Time To Dance and bless children through the gifts God has given her. She loves using dance to worship God and speak to others, and she is excited to share that passion with her students.
Sarah grew up dancing in the Houston area where she trained at Profusion Performing Arts. She became a member of Benaiah Dance Company in 2004 and was co-director of X-Tended Urban Dance Company in 2006. In 2007 Sarah became a trainee during the pioneer year of Ingredients Training Program and the following summer she married Daniel Black and moved to the piney woods of East Texas where she trained at Kilgore College and instructed Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Hip Hop at The Dance Studio under Tena Vogel. Sarah has choreographed for and performed in the Dance Revolution showcase, at Project Dance in New York City, and she is currently the Director of Dance for ArtLife Summer Youth Camp. She now lives with her husband in Denton, TX, where she choreographs, performs and facilitates the dance portion of The 5 Dragon Daughter production. She is also a certified yoga instructor and has taught group and individual classes. Sarah loves movement, dancing, and utilizing the art form as a lens through which we explore life and purpose here on the earth. She believes that every moment is a gift, and movement art, as a momentary art form, is a beautiful reminder of that. Sarah looks forward to instructing and encouraging her students to engage in the process of dance and to become everything they were intended to be.
Cimone Heisner has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She danced with Joan and LouAnne’s Dance Art Center for nine years on and off through high school. While she was in was in high school Cimone was on the Lake Dallas Drill Team and was 1st Lieutenant her senior year. Cimone attended A Time To Dance Studio for a year after graduating high school, while attending NCTC, and decided that dancing was what went to the University of North Texas and graduated in May of 2015 with a BFA in Dance! Cimone has a wonderful, loving, supportive husband, Carlos, a beautiful little girl, Camden and a baby boy Callen who is changing their lives every day. Cimone’s love, faith , and trust in the Lord is growing every day and is enjoying everything that she has learned from Him so far in her life and looking forward to the rest of her walk with Him.
Instructor / Office Manager
Marideth is from Houston, Texas where her career began. The 12 years following she has trained, traveled, and performed with all forms of dance with Flight Dance Company, Ingredients Dance Company, Dance Revolution, Beniaiah Dance Company, and Profusion Performing Arts. She began choreographing 9 years ago and has continued to find joy in creating movement in studios through out Texas. Marideth is a certified Acrobatic Arts instructor, and is a past member of the University of North Texas glee club where she graduated with a B.S in Elementary Education. She is married to Kevin and has two beautiful daughters, India and Oakley!
Instructor / Company 2 Director
Rebekah Dolan has been dancing since the age of four. She has been trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, hiphop, and contemporary and grew up dancing at A Time to Dance. After graduating high school, she spent a year training with Ingredients Dance Company in Southlake, TX. She is now a performer with Actors Models and Talent for Christ (AMTC) where she is pursuing a career through acting, modeling, and dancing. Rebekah has performed a lead role in two original A Time to Dance Studio productions, performed with Gateway Performing Arts, and danced in numerous dance recitals. She is a troupe member in the Dallas Murder Mystery Company. Rebekah is thrilled to be on staff at ATTD for her 3rd year and to have the opportunity to pour into the students just as she was poured into by her teachers.
Susan has been part of the ATTD family for over 22 years. Her daughters, Melissa (former dancer and teacher), Rebekah (former dancer and currently teaching), and her son Aaron have all attended ATTD.
She is a graduate of Coe College, a small college in Cedar Rapids, IA, with a major in Business Admin/Accounting.
Susan is a veteran home-school mom, retiring after 27 years of home educating. Originally from Wisconsin, Susan and her husband Pat have 6 kids, 6 grandkids, and enjoy camping, family activities, and serving at Sojourn Church on the Altar Team, Personal Ministry Team.
Bio coming soon.
Miss Sarah Perez
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Mr. Nick Cromis
Instuctor/Hip Hop Crew Co-Director
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