Sarah Samson Miller
Owner & Director
Sarah obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Dance Management from Oklahoma City University. An academic, as well as performance scholarship recipient, she was a member of their nationally recognized program and performed with the acclaimed American Spirit Dance Company. As a student, she was a frequent dance captain and served in roles such as stage manager and assistant stage manager.
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Saxon began dancing at Stagedoor at the age of two. As a student, she was an active company member and was ranked 1st place at the Stage One Nationals in the Duet/Trio and Group divisions. Saxon was also chosen by Pace University Commercial Dance Chair, Rhonda Miller, as one of 50 students nationwide to study at the Broadway Dance Center Summer Intensive in New York, NY. Saxon currently works with our recreational and competitive level students. Over the past 6 competition seasons her choreography has received multiple awards and her students are consistently recognized.
Stevee Lynch has been teaching dance for over ten years. She began dancing at age 3 and teaching at age 15. As a teenager, Stevee won countless awards while competing in large group, small group, duo/trio, and solo dance categories. In addition to dancing competitively, Stevee was the captain of her high school step eam and performed with her drill team. Stevee has won countless awards with her choreography such as Top Group awards, Diva awards, 1st overalls, and so much more. She is proud to be a former member of the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Co-Ed Hip Hop Dance team and hopes to continue fulfilling her dance dreams as a teacher and a student. Ms. Stevee is going into her seventh season at SDC and her classes are always a favorite for our students!
Natalie Anton started dancing at the age of 10 under the direction of Kaye Lewis, and later Svetlana Sanova. She attended summer programs at BYU and the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. Natalie has guest performed with the Midwest Regional Ballet in Joplin, MO, The Oaks Ballet in Lake Dallas, Collin County Ballet Theater and Mejia Ballet. Natalie trained both in the Vaganova technique and Balanchine style. She enjoyed an apprenticeship with Ballet Arlington, then danced at the University of North Texas, where she studied modern and trained in ballet under Arleen Sugano. After UNT, Natalie joined Metropolitan Classical Ballet, directed by Paul Mejia and Alexander Vetrov. There she performed in such ballet as Paganini, Walpurgis Night, La Bayadere, Raymonda, Marketenka, as well as Balanchine ballets including Four Temperaments, Square Dance, Who Cares?, and Firebird, as well as several original works. She danced with Avant Chamber Ballet from its inaugural season and has performed in several world premier ballets by Katie Cooper, Emily Hunter, Janie Richards, Kimi Nikaidoh, and others, as well as works by Balanchine and Paul Mejia. Natalie has been teaching for over a decade. She has taught both jazz and ballet to all ages and skill levels. She taught technique classes and choreographed for Plano Metropolitan Ballet for seven years and has enjoyed guest teaching all over the DFW Metroplex. Natalie enjoyed teaching company class on occasion at Avant Chamber Ballet and currently guest teaches in the area. We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Natalie back for her third season at SDC!
Amanda Gohring is a Waco native where she grew up dancing at her home studio of Joy’s School of
Dance for 16 years. She has been a staff instructor in all genres and age groups for 14 years
collectively in both Waco and the DFW area. Her specialties are Hip Hop, Jazz, and Tap! She was
her local high school drill team 4 years of high school, and was Captain her Junior and Senior year.
Amanda has won multiple awards while competing both in studio as well as on her drill team. She
won first place with her solos as well as group hip hop and jazz pieces her Junior and Senior year
consecutively at ADTS and ShowTime competitions. She is a much sought after Master Class
Teacher and Competition Choreographer. She has been a Guest Choreographer for Baylor
University Dance Company, TATD (Texas Association of Teachers of Dance), Robinson H.S. Drill
Team, China Spring H. S. Drill Team, Live Oak Classical School, Cypress Fair H.S, and numerous
dance studios in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana areas. She’s traveled to Houston, New York, and
Los Angeles to take master classes from the best of the best in the industry, and loves teaching all
of her knowledge with her students. Amanda’s group, duets, and solo choreography have won
multiple awards such as Judge’s Favorite, 1 st overalls, Best of the Best and countless other
accolades. Amanda has a BBA in Marketing through Tarleton State University, and freelances
marketing branding kits, resume’s, and manages social media pages on the side to support her
passion for teaching dance. This is Miss Amanda’s first year at SDC and she can’t wait to be apart of
the place to be!
Members of our Teen and Senior Competition groups serve as teacher assistants in most of our classes, providing that “extra help” that is often needed.
In keeping abreast with current trends in dance, all faculty and assistants continue to study throughout the year with various dance organizations such as Tremaine Dance Conventions, Jump Dance Convention, Encore Performing Arts, and Dance Makers.