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Emmi Galfo

emmi galfo dance choreographer teacher infinity tulsa Emmi Galfo has been teaching for nine years. She 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. 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. She has a BS from Oral Roberts University 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.

Emily Perkins

emily perkins dance choreographer teacher infinity tulsa Emily Perkins has been teaching for eight years. She 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 jazz. She also co-directs the competitive dance company and has won awards for her choreography. Emily’s goal for her classes is for her students to learn proper technique and develop a strong work ethic.

Rachel Galfo

rachel galfo tulsa ok choreographer teacher Rachel Galfo 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 trained intensively under Debbie Allen. She continues to train in both Orlando and Los Angeles, while dancing with the Organized Khaos hip hop crew. In addition to  teaching jazz and contemporary at Infinity Dance Academy, Rachel also choreographs award winning pieces for the competitive dance company. She encourages each dancer to maintain technique while exploring their own unique styles of dancing.  She pushes her students to step out of their comfort zones and continue to improve their abilities. This year, Rachel is looking forward to seeing her students excel and is excited to achieve her own academic goals of receiving a B.S. in Mathematics.

TeKi Stewart

teki stewart infinity dance hip hop teacher choreographer tulsa ok 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.

Misty James

misty james infinity dance teacher Misty James fell in love with the art of dance at three years old, when she began training in ballet and tap. She began more intensive dance training under the watchful eyes of her instructors Faye Prator and Jayne Jeffers. She also trained in gymnastics at the Oklahoma School of Gymnastics. Because of Misty’s training and passion for teaching children, she has enjoyed a successful teaching career. Misty has been instructing ballet, tap, jazz, and acro since 2001. She has a special talent for teaching young children as well as dancers who have never stepped onto a dance floor. Over the last several years, Misty has been successful in operating her own dance program for preschool and elementary aged children in daycare and after school care centers. Misty is compassionate, nurturing and sensitive to giving your children the attention they deserve to become handsome and beautiful dancers.

Maddie Melia

maddie melia tulsa dance instructor Maddie Melia has been training with Infinity for over five years and has been a member of Infinity Dance Company for four years. She has had the opportunity to train with Dawhone Perry, Barbara Coffman, and various teachers at conventions. Recently, she trained in Los Angeles with multiple teachers. In 2015, Maddie participated in a show at the annual Halloween show at the Hard Rock Hotel. Maddie has a passion for working with young children and also with students who have never set foot in a dance class before. By working at her church’s program for the past four years , Maddie has gained significant experience working with children ages 4-5 years. She continues to train and is currently teaching Intro to Dance (all ages).Maddie’s goal in her classes is to help her students feel comfortable and safe in class. She creates a positive environment so the kids feel motivated to always do their best.

Chloe Bryan

chloe bryan infinity dance academy teacher Chloe Bryan has had 9 years of technical dance training at Infinity Dance Academy. Two years in a row she was selected to intern as a teacher’s assistant before she became an instructor. For eight years, Chloe has been a member of Infinity Dance Company where she has competed and won many awards including Rainbow’s “Dancer of the Year”. Chloe has had the opportunity to train with Barbara Coffman, Dawhone Perry, and many others at various conventions and intensives. In 2014, she participated in a supporting lead role in South Tulsa Children’s Ballet’s production of Sleeping Beauty. Chloe’s goal as a teacher is to provide a positive learning experience, as well as a productive dance atmosphere for students to discover, grow, and sharpen their skills.

Rebecca Young

rebecca young infinity dance teacher Becca Young trained at Infinity Dance Academy for five years. She was a member of Infinity Dance Company for two years, and has continued to train and exercise her passion for dance. Becca has had the opportunity to train with many other teachers at dance conventions. At dance competitions she received multiple awards including “Best Overall Musicality” and “Best Overall Solo”. Becca has a love of music, performance, and personality which she enjoys expressing through theatre and dance. Becca’s main goal for her classes is to show her kids how to be themselves and while still having the ability to have polished skills. Ultimately, she hopes her students have fun and grow comfortable with performing.

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