Meet our staff
Belinda Richardson: Owner/Artistic Director
Ms. Santos 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. In 2012, Belinda earned a Master of Arts in Dance from Texas Woman's University with her concentration in women's studies and disruptive performance art.
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 from Northwestern State University earning a degree in Theatre with a concentration in Dance and Musical Theatre. Her professional works include: dancer in Oklahoma!, dancer in AS IS: Nick Cave Project, singer in the production Always…Patsy Cline, and choreographer of “Caged Cranium” for the American College Dance Association.
Ms. Kathleen is a multi-disciplinary teacher with extensive training in jazz and contemporary dance. As a singer, actor, and dancer, she truly is a triple threat! She has performed in many local productions with some of Dallas’s leading choreographers and performing artists.
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. She is currently an apprentice with Dallas Black Dance Theatre.
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.
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. She will complete her second year as an apprentice with Dallas Black Dance Theatre in 2019.
This is first season with PHD and we are thrilled to have her!