Meet our staff
Belinda Richardson: Owner/Artistic Director
Ms. Belinda trained with the Deborah Case Dance Academy in McAllen, TX studying the Vaganova method since the age of 10. She has worked closely with Prima ballerina assoluta Galina Mezentseva of The Kirov Ballet and Alex Ossadnik of Ballet Idaho. Her passion for teaching dance led her to further her education in dance pedagogy. In 2012, Belinda earned a Master of Arts in Dance from Texas Woman's University with a concentration in women's studies and transgressive performances in dance. Since then, she has presented her research at the North Texas Philosophical Association in Denton, TX and published: La Femme Grotesque: The Disruptive Performance Art of Marie Chouinard and Orlan.
In 2015, her choreography won PHD second place for Best Contemporary Dance at the Tremaine Dance Convention. As a dance instructor, Belinda specializes in the art of classical ballet with an emphasis on somatic awareness.
Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor where she cheered competitively, starred in several school theater and film productions, and taught gymnastics and dance. She studied theater and art in London, and has a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Dallas Baptist University.
Ms. Brittany is passionate about performance of all kinds, especially Musical Theater. Brittany is dedicated to excellence in the classroom and looks forward to teaching each and every student the skills to perform well in life, both on and off the stage.
Graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance at Belhaven University, was inducted into the National Dance Education Organization and successfully graduated their program with honors. Ms. Rachel has choreographed over 24 dances as well as works for team performances and competitions. She was a guest instructor for All Star Dance Academy's summer intensive, teaching ballet and contemporary classes. Ms. Rachel received her training at the Los Angeles Ballet Academy in Encino, a Royal Academy of Dance certified studio. Throughout her time at LABA and Belhaven, she worked directly with Andrea Paris Gutierrez, Conny Mathot, Nichelle Bane, Kee Juan Han, Betsy McMillan, Caleb Mitchell, Laura Morton and others. We’re honored to have Ms. Rachel at our studio!
Graduated from Sam Houston State University with her Bachelor Of Fine Arts in Dance. Her training includes four years of the Cecchetti method from the Chamberlain School of Ballet and two summer intensives with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Ms. Zay enjoys teaching children the art of ballet and incorporates an element of fun in all of her classes!
Ms. Zay has performed in works by Teoma Naccarato, David Cross, Muscle Memory Dance and IMPulse Dance and is currently a dancer with B. Moore Dance in Dallas, TX. She recently received her certification in XTEND Barre Fitness and teaches ballet barre fitness for adults!
A native of San Francisco Bay Area, Kayleigh received her pre-professional training from Studio A Dance, Inc. She is a 2017 graduate of Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance. Ms. Kayleigh has extensively trained in ballet and contemporary dance with the Dallas Black Dance Theatre and recently completed their apprentice program.
Kayleigh has performed works by José Limón, David Norsworthy and Ruben Graciani. She has trained at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and San Francisco Conservatory summer programs. We are thrilled to have her as a teacher at PHD!