A Time to Dance
A Time to Dance
Meet our Faculty
Studio Owner/ Instructor
Elizabeth is a 2007 graduate of Greene County Tech High School and a 2010 honor graduate of Black River Technical College. She has an associate of arts degree in education. Elizabeth has worked as an instructor at both the Performing Arts Academy and Tabatha's Dance Company in Paragould, AR.
Elizabeth is a certified member of the Southern Association of Dance Masters. As a student for seven years at the Performing Arts Academy, Elizabeth was instructed by Heather Claude and Ray Lynn Green in ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, acrobatics, tap, and modern dance technique. She also attended summer workshops taught by master instructors, Kameron Walters, Ilka Doubek, Annie Day, Marcus Alford, and Leslie Jordan college, Elizabeth trained in tap at Arkansas State University and ballet at Belhaven University.
Most recently she has received instruction at the Dance Masters of America Teachers Training School, the Southern Association of Dance Masters and at the MusicWorks Teacher Connection.
Elizabeth has won over seventy dance awards at regional and national dance competitions. She also won the title of Miss Teen Northeast Arkansas 2006, competing with a pointe solo she choreographed. As Miss Teen Northeast Arkansas, Elizabeth was an advocate for the performing arts visiting with the Civitan and Rotary Clubs as well as visiting with elementary school children teaching them dance basics.
Elizabeth was a member of the Mid-South Ballet Theatre for seven years where she danced in the annual presentation of the Nutcracker. She also danced in the Peter and the Wolf ballet accompanied by the Delta Symphony Orchestra in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
While in high school, Elizabeth choreographed many dance numbers for the school's musicals and received the departmental award in theater her senior year.
Elizabeth is a former Greene County Fine Arts Council (GCFAC) board member. She was the assistant choreographer for the GCFAC productions of Beauty and the Beast and Wizard of Oz. She was also the choreographer for the GCFAC production of Fiddler on the Roof.
Elizabeth's husband is Bryan Miller and they are both members of Bible Baptist Church in Paragould, AR. In September of 2017 the couple welcomed their first child David into the world.
Melissa is a 1992 graduate of McCrory High School and a 2013 graduate of Arkansas State University. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences and a Masters in Environmental, Safety and Health Management.
To overcome being incredibly shy, Melissa began studying dance at the age of three in Hazen, AR.
At the age of six her family moved to Texas and Melissa began classes at Doris Rouse's School of Dance. There she learned tap, ballet, jazz and baton twirling. She competed with Mrs. Rouse's Drill Team the Lone Star Starettes and her dance teams for six years working her way up from 2nd Lieutenant to Head Lieutenant. She also won several solo and group competitions all over Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.
When the family moved back to Arkansas, Melissa began studying under Carma Jean Reeves in Augusta, AR at Reeves Dance Studio. There she continued her dance training in tap, ballet, pointe and jazz. In her last two years of high school, Melissa worked at the dance studio as Mrs. Reeves's student teacher. Her senior year she won her local and county talent competitions and competed in the Arkansas State Fair with a tap routine she co-choreographed taking home 1st Runner up. Following high school Melissa owned her own studio in Brinkley, AR for four years, where she taught tap, ballet and jazz.
Melissa lives in Brookland with her husband Chris and her youngest son Austin. Melissa also has two older children, Trevor who lives in Cleveland, OH and Brittany who lives in McCrory, AR.
Kick/ Pom Instructor
Amelia is a Kick and Pom instructor at A Time To Dance. She is from Jonesboro, AR, and her dance career began with a jazz class at Jonesboro Studio of Dance when she was nine years old. From there, her love of dance grew exponentially. After the studio closed, Amelia began jazz and lyrical classes at Erin’s Dance Academy. Thereafter, she decided to join the competition team and enter in solo categories where she won first place trophies in her category, high point awards, and placed overall.
At the end of her sixth grade year, Amelia tried out for, and made, the Nettleton Junior High Dance Team. She danced for the junior high team for three years and the high school team for another three. Her senior year, Amelia was graced with being the team’s co-captain. Via dance team, Amelia has competed in numerous dance competitions with Pom, Kick, Jazz, Prop and Hip-Hop team dances. At the same time, Amelia was able to compete and place overall with her solos at several of the competitions. She has danced with many choreographers and participated in several UDA camps, receiving Superior awards and All-American her senior year. Her team frequently won first overall trophies for their dances and state runner-up trophies for the 5A division: a highlight of which being that her team’s Pom dance had the highest score of all state dances.
Amelia graduated third in her class from Nettleton High School in 2018, and she is currently attending Arkansas State University as an honors student enrolled in the Honors College. She also participates in research projects with her professors. Amelia hopes to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and a Minor in Statistics in 2022 after which, she hopes to start a career as an actuary. In the meantime, Amelia hopes to spread her love of dance to students at A Time to Dance!
Hannah started dance in the Kansas City,
Missouri metropolitan area at Heart of America Dance Center when she was 5 years old. She danced all the way through twelfth grade, performing in many original shows such as an adaptation of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe", Hans Christian Anderson's "The Snow Queen", and Margery Williams' "The Velveteen Rabbit".
She was home schooled her entire life before college, and attended a Christian home school dance program where she studied in ballet, modern and pointe. Dance for her has always involved faith and wholesome fun. She most appreciates the character traits dance can cultivate in a person, namely, discipline, a good attitude, and the ability to not give up when things are frustrating.
After high school, Hannah started learning East and West Coast Swing. She loved to freestyle at local Kansas City dances.
Hannah received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Avila University in 2017. She then attended medical school and decided it was not her path. Now she is pursuing an online degree in Computer Science. She works in an I.T. department at a local company.
Her hobbies include sewing, dying fabric, gardening, cleaning and organizing, finding new (or old) music, and video games.
Kick/Pom Assistant Instructor
Rebekah is a senior at Greene County Tech, class of 2021. After graduation she plans to attend Arkansas State University and study to become a veterinarian. She would love to eventually become a traveling veterinarian for larger animals.
Rebekah started attending dance classes at All That Dance in Rogers, AR when she was 5 years old. After moving to Paragould in seventh grade, she immediately joined the Junior High dance team. Rebekah also attended Tabatha’s Dance Company for solo lessons. During this time dancing became a huge part of her life. After competing on the dance team for 3 years, she decided to take a break to make room for extra school courses. Teaching the love of dance to others has always been a goal of hers. Dancing is her favorite thing to do in her free time. She is so happy to be a part of A Time To Dance!
Creative Movement/ Jazz Instructor
Hayley was born and raised in Illinois. She is a 2019 honor graduate of Rochelle Township High School.
In seventh grade she found her love for dance as a member of her middle school dance team. She began dancing with the Just for Kicks dance studio in Rochelle, IL and later her high school dance team. During high school, she coached the Rochelle Junior Tackle dance team and helped coach the middle school team. Her high school dance team competed at the state level twice during her four years on the team. Hayley was named dance team captain her senior year. Due to a knee injury her senior year, she had to stop her dancing career.
After high school Hayley moved to Arkansas where she studies nursing at Black River Technical College. Hayley's favorite things are helping with the children's ministry at her church, Restore Church, and spending time with friends and family.
She is very grateful for the opportunity to be doing what she loves, and is very excited to start her teaching journey at A Time to Dance!
Ballet Assistant Instructor
Aubree is a sophomore at Greene County Tech High School.
Aubree fell in love with dance at the age of three after attending her first ballet- The Nutcracker. Aubree has been dancing since the age of five, starting at The Foundation of Arts in Jonesboro and then joining A Time to Dance in 2013. Aubree became a part of the A Time to Dance competition team in 2014. Over the years Aubree has attended many competitions earning several awards in group and solo categories. She has also attended various dance workshops to enhance her dance education. Aubree has been a part of the cast of "Noah's Ark" The Ballet portraying the roles of Dove and Shem's Wife. Aubree is currently a proud member of the ATTD Diamonds Competition team. Her favorite style of dance is ballet/pointe.
Aubree's other interest include artwork in various mediums, involving herself in school clubs, academics, student council, and journalism. Aubree is unsure what her future career path will be but it will most likely be fine arts related.
Aubree looks forward to continuing her dance career for many years to come. She is excited for this year and can’t wait to meet all of the wonderful dancers!
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