Meet our staff


Belinda santos

Owner/Artistic Director

Trained with the Deborah Case Dance Academy studying the Vaganova method. She has over 15 years of professional dance training and is honored to have worked closely with Galina Mezentseva of The Kirov Ballet and Alex Ossadnik of Ballet Idaho.  In 2012, Belinda earned a Master of Arts in Dance from Texas Woman's University. 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 technique with an emphasis on somatic awareness.


Brittany golden

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. She is passionate about performance of all kinds, especially Musical Theater. Brittany is dedicated to excellence in the classroom and loooks forward to teaching each and every student the skills to perform well in life, both on and off the stage.


tenay MAthis

A graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington. With a unique talent for dance and performance, Tenay has entertained audiences on television, radio, and in numerous theatrical productions. She has been an On Air personality for 97.9 The Beat, danced back-up for the Black Eyed Peas, and is currently a producer for a nationally syndicated radio show.  She is an experienced dance teacher whose charming personality and talent make each class an enjoyable learning experience!

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Lindzay duplessis

Graduated from Sam Houston State University with her Bachelor Of Fine Arts in Dance. Her training includes three years of Cecchetti from the Chamberlain School of Ballet and summer intensives with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Lindzay has performed in works by Teoma Naccarato and David Cross. She is currently a company member with IMPulse Dance!



Received her training at Dallas Metropolitan Ballet with Anne Etgen and Bill Atkinson and graduated from Virginia School of the Arts. 

She was chosen to perform at the 2006 International Ballet Competition in Jackson Mississippi and was a finalist at the American Ballet Competition in Miami Florida in 2008. She joined the Missouri Ballet Theater in 2009 where she danced leading roles such as: Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Titania and Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Cinderella. 

Sarah is a company member with Avant Chamber Ballet and will be featured as a soloist this 2018 season!