Giovanni Allen is originally from New York City where he received his early training at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and American Ballet Theatre. He did his undergraduate work at California Institute for the Arts in LA. In 2008, He was invited to choreograph at the Barcelona International Course of Dance in Spain as well as the Greece Dance Festival. He has worked with artist such as: Rodolfo Castellanos, Jean Emile, Juan Borona and Roger Jeffery. After Spain, he was chosen to represent Cal Arts at the American College Dance Festival in 2009. The same year he was cast in the NYC Broadway Holiday Show “Radio City Christmas Spectacular”. In the summer of 2010, he made Texas home where he has been teaching Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz and Ballet and choreographing for numerous studios in the metroplex. Giovanni has made a name for himself in the Dallas area. He brings that certain “spark” to every class and piece of work. He draws from a large range of influences, musical, literary, social and even nature. His goal is to simply spread his vision and teachings all over the world. Giovanni has also judged for numerous pro teams and dance competitions. He is very pleased and honored to be joining Studio 7. He could not of asked for a better dance family.
Erin began her training in Gymnastics at the age of 5 and began dancing at 6. Erin was a level 7 gymnast when she chose dance as her true passion. Growing up in Seattle, Washington she trained at a small local competitive studio.
After High School, Erin was accepted into Southern Methodist University where she received her BFA in Dance Performance. While at SMU she worked with artists such as; Jessica Lang, Shen Wei, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Adam Hougland, and much more.
Directly out of college Erin was given the opportunity to dance with the Bruce Wood Dance Project where she stayed for three projects.
From getting her dance degree, to performing professionally, assisting a company, and directing a company she looks forward to being a new addition to Studio 7!
Kylie is an actor, singer and dancer. Kylie has dreamed about entertaining people since she was a toddler! She has been dancing for 17 years, 9 of those years competitively at the regional and national level. She has trained in all facets of dance. Kylie was an Officer and the team Chaplain of her high school varsity drill team, choreographing and leading many dances. Kylie’s love for acting started 12 years ago with small roles on Barney and Friends and Inspector Mom, as well as, a few commercials. Kylie is also a classically trained singer who has been singing for 11 years. She sang competitively with her high school varsity choir. She believes you never stop learning and continues to train and hone her acting, singing and dancing skills.
Kylie comes to Studio 7 excited to share her talents with you!
Alex grew up dancing in the Dallas community and has been heavily influenced by those around her. As a student at Dance Industry, she was given the chance to teach and choreograph solos for her younger peers and that is where she found her love for teaching. Alex has trained at prestigious summer intensives including Hubbard Street Dance Summer Intensive, San Francisco Conservatory, and The Soul Escape Company Intensive. She decided to dive into the world of creating and teaching because it keeps her forever a student and in a place to evolve and learn from those she works with. Constantly she is sharing her truth and learning others through movement. Alex is extremely grateful and humbled to be in the position to have influence in the lives of young and curious minds.
Stephanie loves the passion for dance has been felt by the thousands that have had the opportunity to take class from her. She began her dance career with Gino Johnson’s Planet Funk Entertainment. Stephanie is a former Dallas Mavericks captain/choreographer, former Dallas Desperados dancer/choreographer, master prep class instructor for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, HTE, MA, NDA, ADTS and is currently the Director/Choreographer of the Allen American Ice Angels. She has choreographed for several colleges, some of which include Harvard University, Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M, Baylor University, UTD, Texas Woman’s University and Tyler Junior College. She had taught over 400 high school drill teams from all over. All of her competed pieces have received a national title or first overall! Some of her professional work includes “Live with Regis and Kelly”, NBA “doin it live” national commercial, Maxim/Bud light, The Movie Channel, Fox Sports Commercial, Good Morning Texas, Good Day Dallas, Fox Sports Net, Toni and Guy, Neiman Marcus Catton Barron’s Ball, Beauti Control, Farouk Systems CHI International Hair shows, Sally’s Beauty Supply International Hair shows, Blockbuster Industrial, Harrah’s Hotels, Telnet Wireless (Mexico City), Sam’s Wholesale Club industrial, Vive-La Lance Armstrong, Ft. Hood troops, Joe Avezanno’s Celebration, Viva Las Vegas, Moulin Rouge Production, Dallas ProSports Dancers, Studio 54, Miss Dallas Pageant, Sports Illustrated ,Body Art Ball, Ft. Worth Star Telegram, D-magazine, NBA Sports magazine, D Scene, Rockies Apparel, Betsy Johnson, Sketchers, Gottex Swimwear and Maxim Magazine. She was recently voted as one of the 10 Most Influentual Women of Dallas. Her energy is addicting and her passion and drive is inspiring. Stephanie is looking forward to teaching and sharing just why she loves the art of dance. She specializes in hip-hop and pro-league dance classes.
Sydney is a talented teen who has been entertaining many stages since she was 2 years old. She is a dancer, singer/songwriter, musician and actor. Sydneys love of the entertainment industry has given her many opportunities to be in front of the camera and behind the scenes as she grows in her craft. As a dance choreographer and casting assistant she loves working with her peers and those with the same passions. Sydney loves to train in all areas of the arts continues striving to meet her goals and dreams. Come meet Sydney at Studio 7 and let her nurture your goals!
Lanie is a dancer, actor, and singer. Lanie is an award winning dancer. She has been dancing for 15 years and has been performing competitively for 5 of those years. She has been trained in all styles of dance, but her main focus has been Ballet/Pointe and Contemporary dance. In Ballet, she has been taught the Cecchetti Method, Balanchine, Russian and RAD Methods. Lanie has also performed in multiple Nutcrackers as the roles of Snow Queen, Russian and Spanish. Lanie started acting 10 years ago with roles in multiple Hasbro commercials, as well as several other movies and commercials. She also won Texas Top 10 in 2012 for her acting. Lanie is a trained singer who has been singing for 7 years and has performed in multiple choir performances and recitals. Lanie can't wait to share her love of the arts with you!