Samantha Russell is from Hattiesburg, MS where she recently completed her degree in Dance Performance and Choreography at the University of Southern Mississippi. While at USM Samantha was recognized in her department for "Outstanding Junior" and "Most Memorable Senior Piece." Samantha attended the American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina while completing her undergrad where she studied under numerous artists including: Elizabeth Corbett (Forsythe Company), Jennifer Nugent (Bill T. Jones Company) Teena Marie Custer (Venus Fly Trap Crew), Pamela Pietro (Anthony Morgan Dance Company), Gerri Houlihan (Lar Lubovitch Dance Company) and Sherone Price (Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble). Samantha loves sharing her passion for dance with her students and enjoys teaching many styles of dance including ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and contemporary. Samantha just recently finished her first season with Arrows International Dance Company and is currently living and teaching in Edmond, OKC and Midwest City.
Shalondra Harrison got a late start to dance. At the age of 12 she began taking jazz classes at Jodie Barrick's Dance Studio in McAlester Oklahoma. It didn’t take long for her to branch out and add ballet, hip hop, lyrical, clogging and pointe to her schedule. She spent 4 years on their Senior Team dancing & competing. During her time there she served as teacher’s assistant in tap and jazz classes as well as lead teacher & choreographer for Hip Hop classes. Shalondra also has experience teaching ballet classes to young students ages 3-7. Although she obtained her Bachelors degree in Sociology, she found a way to continue dancing by taking dance classes in college. Shalondra believes that dance can be used to expand creativity and promote positive self esteem.