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Staci Shanton

Owner/Artistic Director

Miss Staci opened the studio in 2007 after graduating with honors from Ohio University with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a  Business Administration minor.  Staci has studied dance since the age of 8, first as a competitive dancer, then as a member of the University of Kentucky Wildcat Danzers (6th in the nation that season), and then as a dance major at Ohio University.  During her undergraduate years, she studied under many esteemed teachers and choreographers such as Telly Fowler, Gladys Bailin, Travis Gatling, Kate Skarpetowska, and others.  She took classes with famous choreographers Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, and Shane Sparks.  Staci also taught two modern dance courses at OU and taught at Factory Street Dance studio and the YMCA.  Staci finished her degree in Queensland, Australia studying World Dance, Ballet, Modern, Kinesiology, and Creative Arts Management.  Currently, she volunteers her time each year to be a dance professional for BBBS Dance For Kids Sake event.  Outside of the studio, she has four children who keep her even busier than the studio, and if you're part of our dance family, then you're sure to have met them!  Staci loves teaching dance and her students are like her second family!


Maddie McAllister

Teacher- Recreational/Competitive

Maddie has been teaching with TSOD for 9 years.  She trained and competed regionally and nationally in a diversity of styles until the age of 18.  After high school, Maddie decided to continue her dance career at Wright State University as a member of the Emerald Jazz dance team.  Maddie later enrolled at Otterbein University where she majored in Allied Health and minored in Dance.  Here she continued her training in ballet, jazz, modern, and tap.  She now resides in Waverly, Ohio and teaches high school English.  She has been involved in choreographing the Waverly High School musicals for the past 7 years and continues to share her passion for dance by teaching at TSOD both for recreational classes and the competition team.  Maddie is an integral part of our team and we are blessed to have her!


Reeanna Hougland

Teacher- Recreational/Competitive

Miss Ree started dancing at the age of 6.  At age 10, she joined Transitions school of Dance and was a member of the very first competition team where she won many awards and the regional and national level over the years.  She taught multiple Creative Movement and Tap classes at the studio during her junior and senior years of high school.  After graduation, Reeanna attended Kent State University where she took various dance classes including tap, jazz, and modern.  She transferred to The Ohio State University and continued her dance education with composition and choreography classes, and she rejoined TSOD as an instructor.  Reeanna graduated in Spring 2020 with a Bachelor's degree in Strategic Communications and a minor in Dance.  Miss Ree tries to dance any chance she gets.  She enjoys volunteering and dancing with the kids at Chillicothe Preschool, and last year she hit the stage again as a tap dancer and performer in the Chillicothe Civic Theatre's musical Mary Poppins. Reeanna also volunteers her time for BBBS Dance For Kids Sake event.  While not at the studio she works full-time as a practice manager at Insight TMS and Mental Health Care.  TSOD is so grateful for her years of instruction and the wonderful energy she brings to our dance family.


Celina Morris

Teacher- Recreational/Competitive

Celina is in her 7th year of teaching with TSOD.  She began dancing at the age of 3 and spent nearly 7 years competing with TSOD.  She graduated from Ohio University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography, as well as a Business Minor.  Celina is a 5th grade teacher at Southeastern Middle School.  During her time at OU, Celina performed in many dance works, worked in stage management, and sound and lighting design.  She has worked as a backstage manager for Nexstar National Dance Competition and has also been an adjudicator for DreamMaker National Dance Competition.  Celina also coaches Junior High Cheerleading at Southeastern.  Celina has worked with many acclaimed choreographers such as Matthew Henley, Alexandra Seller, Travis Gatling, Dr. Zelma Badu-Younge, and Nathan Andary and has taken master classes from teachers such as Mary Ann Lamb, Dena Rizzo, Arielle Elonys, and The Radio City Rockettes.  She is involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters Dance For Kids Sake as a dance professional, as well.  Celina plans to continue sharing her passion and love of dance for many years to come and we hope those years are spent with us!

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