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Emmi Galfo

Emmi Galfo acrobatics contemporary dance teacher Tulsa, Ok Infinity Dance Academy Emmi started Infinity Dance Academy, LLC in January 2012. Her vision is to provide dancers with the tools needed to succeed technically as well as artistically. Emmi trained in Orlando, Florida under the direction of Dawhone Perry. Along with rigorous ballet and pointe classroom training, she also performed three years on pointe in the snow and flower corps in The Nutcracker Suite as well as numerous other shows in both Florida and Oklahoma. For three years, Emmi also performed as a first soprano for Disney’s Candlelight Processional honor choir, and performed on television as one of her high school’s select sixteen. She trained and competed up to Level 8 in USA Gymnastics under the direction of Mary Keegan at Titusville Ballet and Jazz Center in Florida and briefly under the direction of Bela Karolyi at the Olympic Training Site in Texas. In Florida, Emmi danced and performed for the New Dimensions Dance Company for six years before moving to Oklahoma to attend college. She graduated from Tulsa’s Oral Roberts University with a BS in both Mathematics and Psychology. Emmi continues to train in both Orlando and Los Angeles. Over the past five years, Emmi has won numerous choreography awards and continues to co-direct and choreograph for the Infinity Dance Company. She is Zumba licensed and has plans to start an adult Zumba program at Infinity.

Emily Perkins

Emily Perkins ballet pointe teacher Infinity Dance Academy Tulsa, OK Emily received her strict ballet and jazz training in Florida. Her main ballet instructors included Merill Rich, Molly Malone (Orlando Ballet), and Audrianna Broad (Orlando Ballet, Founder of The American Dance Competition). She was a member of New Dimensions Dance Company for four years where she trained under the direction of Dawhone Perry. While with the company she performed in numerous shows, including roles as snow and flower corps in The Nutcracker Suite. Although her passion was dance, Emily also devoted significant time to acting and singing. Emily received her acting training at Maile Professional Image, Modeling & Acting School. Recently, she played “Mona” in Chicago at Emma Parrish Theatre. Emily was a member of the Orlando Deanery Girl Choir where she received her vocal training under the direction of Claire Hodge, graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She performed with the choir countless times, including a performance at Carnegie Hall. Desiring to continue her education, Emily earned a BA in Philosophy from the University of Central Florida. Emily is currently the Vice President of Infinity Dance Academy where she also teaches ballet and co-directs the competitive dance company.

Rachel Galfo

Rachel Galfo contemporary jazz teacher Tulsa, OK Infinity Dance Academy Rachel attended New Dimensions Dance Company under the direction of Dawhone Perry for 10 years. Rachel has participated in several New Dimension’s productions including Something for Everyone and the Christmas Story. She has assisted Mr. Perry at summer intensives, including Central Florida Ballet’s summer intensive. She was the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker Suite and has also performed in numerous other shows and events including the following: IADT’s Imagine Fashion Show at Hard Rock Hotel, Telemundo’s Miss Mundo Latina Pageant, and Central Florida Ballet’s 9/11 project. In 2010, Rachel attended Debbie Allen’s Summer Intensive. She continues to train in both Orlando and Los Angeles. Rachel is also Zumba licensed. Recently, Rachel decided to branch out and study Kung Fu. She is currently attending Oral Roberts University. In addition to  teaching jazz and contemporary at Infinity Dance Academy, Rachel also choreographs award winning pieces for the competitive dance company.

Josiah “Axiom” Kelly

Josiah Axiom Kelly Hip Hop teacher Infinity Dance Academy Faculty Tulsa, OK Josiah has traveled the country with various dance groups such as JustMove. He has worked through Arts and Humanities Council, Harwelden, and Manpower. Josiah has opened up for MC Hammer, taken class from ABDC winner Di Moon Zhang, LXD and Step Up 3′s Pandora. He has performed at World of Dance, danced in a Hanson music video, performed at Destined2Dance Awards, traveled the nation with gospel artist Fedel, and danced with dancer/director Emmanuel “Cross” Hurd. Josiah currently teaches Mini Swag and all levels of hip-hop at Infinity Dance.

TeKi Stewart

TeKi Stewart was born in Dallas, Texas and later moved to Oklahoma where she received her Bachelors in Science and Psychology from the University of Oklahoma.  Growing up in a musical family, TeKi became interested in music and dance.   She trained in ballet, jazz, and hip-hop at Tulsa Ballet and danced for the Memorial varsity pom squad.   Pulling from her culture and training, TeKi continues to create and teach her own style of hip-hop.   TeKi has taught dance at several Tulsa Public schools, dance studios, workshops, and conventions. She has danced in Los Angeles, Florida, New York, and Canada and trained with many choreographers including Brian Friedman, Sean Everisto, Tabitha & Napoleon, Luam, Wade Robinson, Lyle Beniga, Twitch, Tyce Diorio, and Mia Michaels.  She currently is creative director and choregrapher for Blush Crew & Organised Khaos, and a hip-hop teacher for Nspire Dance Convention.  TeKi is motivated to be a positive influence and to inspire youth to pursue dance rather than violence.   TeKi teaches beginning and advanced Hip-Hop at Infinity Dance Academy.

Jennifer Twilley

Jennifer Twilley started dancing at the age of 3, and after taking Ballet and Tap for several years, she added Jazz, Modern, Hip-Hop, and Lyrical. Her training from Moscelyn Larkin and Matthew and Sandra Bridwell allowed her to dance with Tulsa Ballet, Illinois Ballet, and to both attend and student-teach at Tulsa SummerArts. She has trained and performed with 15 teams overseas in Switzerland, Argentina, Australia, Russia, Ukraine, Thailand, Burma, Singapore, Laos, and China. Mrs. Twilley graduated cum laude from Northeastern State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and plans to continue her education to be a licensed neuropsychologist and therapist. Jennifer has recently returned from maternity leave. Currently she teaches Modern, Lyrical, Adult Ballet, and Mommy & Me at Infinity Dance Academy.

Victoreah Brunson

Victoreah Brunson has been dancing since the age of four. She has done gymnastics, cheer, and dance. Victoreah received her dance training from several dance academies in North Carolina.  At these dance academies, she focused on tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and lyrical. For ten years she was a member on two competitive dance teams. Victoreah considers dance a gift from God. Though she enjoys performing and ministering through dance, she also sees it as a way to express herself. Victoreah is currently a PreMed student at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK where she is pursing her bachelors in Biology. Victoreah plans to attend medical school and become a pediatrician. Because she enjoys teaching younger children, Victoreah teaches Infinity’s “Itsy-Bitsy” classes– Mommy & Me, Jazz/Tap, Tiny Tumblers, Creative Movement.

Danielle Simms

Danielle is no stranger to the stage. Dancing since the age of 3, she has won numerous regional and national awards for her competition dances. These include TOP Entertainer awards, top ten national placement, and other prestigious awards. Danielle is proficient in these styles of dance: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Acro, Musical Theater and Modern.  Danielle’s  passion for dance is contagious and spreads to those around her. She loves mentoring her students by helping them realize their full potential in a teaching style that is kind, encouraging, and structured. Danielle is currently active in the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Program, and has competed for Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen for the past 2 years. In 2013 Danielle received a full scholarship to attend summer intensive at New Dimensions in Orlando, Florida. Danielle is pleased to hold the title of 2014 Miss Broken Arrow’s Outstanding Teen. Currently Danielle teaches beginning jazz and ballet/jazz at Infinity.

Keith Prater

keith_prater_faculty_bio Keith trained at Edge Performing Arts in Hollywood,CA. He studied Tap, Hip-Hop, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, African, and Classical Ballet at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy and at Sue B. Dance Company in Los Angeles, CA which was founded by Legendary Tapper Eugene “Pineapple” Jackson . Keith has also trained extensively under the internationally known Master Tapper Chester Whitmore. Keith has 15 years of professional tap dance experience touring in Los Angeles, New York, and Las Vegas with Guest Appearances on the BET awards, MTV, and the Mrs. America Pageant.  He has also won choreography awards at StarPower and other competitions. He has enjoyed teaching dance for the past six years. Keith is in the process of earning a B.A. in dance from Oral Roberts University. Currently, he teaches Tap and Jazz Funk at Infinity.

Tina Pierce

Tina started dancing when she was four years old. She has been teaching for ten years. She has taught ballet, jazz, contemporary, and lyrical at various studios in the Tulsa area. She enjoys working with students of various ages and various skill sets. Her favorite style of dance is lyrical. Tina graduated in 2008 from Belhaven University in Jackson, MS with a major in Biology and a minor in dance. While in college she performed with several groups. She was the captain of her dance team and did most of the choreography for the team. Since then Tina has moved back to Tulsa where she has choreographed for several organizations  including various church ministries and the American Kids performance of Oklahoma. In the fall, Tina taught Infinity’s Tiny Tumblers, Mommy and Me, and Adult Ballet.Currently Tina is on maternity leave. 

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