Instructors

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EMMI GALFO

emmi galfo dance choreographer teacher infinity tulsaEmmi Galfo opened Infinity Dance Academy, LLC in January 2012. Her vision is to provide dancers with the tools needed to succeed technically as well as artistically. She has been teaching for eleven years. 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 Co-Founder of Infinity Dance Academy. Emily’s goal for her classes is for her students to learn proper technique and develop a strong work ethic.

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.

MADDIE MELIA

maddie melia tulsa dance instructor Maddie Melia has been training with Infinity for over seven years and was 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 six years , Maddie has gained significant experience working with children ages 4-5 years. She continues to train and is currently teaching Itsy-Bitsy program classes, Pre-Ballet, Jazz, Leaps & Turns, and Contemporary. She also directs Beginning competition team.  Maddie has had the opportunity to teach at Union High School’s new after school dance program. This year Maddie will be performing with CDE dance Company. 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.

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.

RACHEL GALFO

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.

DAYNELIS MUÑOZ

Daynelis Muñoz studied Classical Ballet in Cuba where she graduated as a Professional Classical Dancer and Ballet Instructor. She has been a company member of Cuban National Ballet, Mexico Ballet, and Tulsa Ballet. Daynelis has danced on stages around the world in Spain, France, Colombia, Mexico, and more. She has been a principal dancer in Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Infra, Serenade, and Bayadera. Daynelis has danced in pieces of internationally renowned choreographers such as John Cranko, Edwaard Liang, Marcello Angelini, George Balanchine, Wayne McGregor, Ma Cong, and Alicia Alonso. She’s participated in different international ballet competitions including the Youth America Grand Prix. She’s also had the opportunity to be a judge at International Dance Meeting and Congresses of Spectacles dance competitions. Daynelis’ goal for her classes is to teach proper technique and inspire her students to reach their full potential as artists. She strongly believes that, “there are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them”.
KAYLIE JAMES

Kaylie James has received over eighteen years of dance training and competed as a member of Infinity Dance Company for three years. She is currently a junior at Oral Roberts University majoring in Communications and pursuing a minor in Dance Performance. She trains under distinguished dancers including Roman Jasinski, Allison Pringle, Hope Theodoras, and the Dance Department Director Christina Schneider. Because Kaylie’s mother taught dance throughout her childhood Kaylie gained a lot of experience assisting and teaching classes. Kaylie has participated in many Master Classes and has attended several conventions and intensives including Ballet Magnificat. In 2014, she participated in a supporting lead role in South Tulsa Children’s Ballet’s production of Sleeping Beauty. Kaylie enjoys seeing her students succeed and strives to create a comfortable and fun class environment while also pushing her dancers to achieve excellence in their technique.

DANIELLE SIMMS


Danielle Simms fell in love with dance at the age of three. Danielle has trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, acrobatics, contemporary, lyrical, modern, and musical theater. She started competing in dance competitions at the age of 5 and won numerous awards throughout her competition years. Danielle started teaching dance at Infinity Dance Academy at the age of sixteen teaching ballet, tap, and jazz. Danielle was involved in Union High Schools All School musicals for many years. She was named captain of the dance corps and helped teach choreography to the other students. Danielle is a Dance Performance major at Oral Robert University and is a member of Legacy Creative Production Company. Danielle’s goal is to empower the students with the knowledge of Tap Dance in a fun and encouraging environment.

NIKKI JAMES

nikki james tulsa Nikki James has been dancing since she was two years old. She has grown up in the world of dance and is heavily influenced by her mother, who is also a dance teacher. Nikki has competed with the Infinity Dance Company for three years and is trained in the styles of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and lyrical. Nikki also loves volunteering and working with children and making a difference. Nikki’s main goal for her classes is to help her students break out of their shells and express themselves through dance. Nikki promotes a comfortable and friendly class environment while using encouragement and positivity to motivate her dancers to do their very best.

NATALIE FLOWERS

Natalie Flowers has been dancing for 13 years. She trained in ballet for seven years and later branched out to hip hop, contemporary, jazz, pom, and lyrical. Natalie has participated at regional and national competitions for both dance and pom. Her dance competition awards include placing in the top 25 out of the state for her solos two years in a row. Natalie was also on the Broken Arrow Varsity Tigettes pom team for five years. She’s been awarded an All-American dancer all five years as a Tigette. In 2015 she won the Top Gun Hip Hop award at NDA camp. Natalie has also been a crew member of Organized Khaos hip hop crew under the direction of TeKi Stewart. As a crew member, she received training for auditions and danced in music videos. It is her passion to continue her dance education. Natalie has been teaching dance for three years now. She has also been coaching the Broken Arrow 4th grade Tigettes the past two years. Natalie’s goal for her classes is to encourage her students to grow as dancers and to be themselves.