Stacey Enyart (Owner/Instructor)
Stacey, a Florida native, received Cum Laude Honors with a BA in dance from Point Park Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA. While in the States, Stacey studied with many companies and choreographers such as; Michelle Assaf, Cleveland San Jose Ballet, Savion Glover, Kenneth Laws, Mia Michaels, Ballet Met, Margaret Morrison, David Parsons, Nicholas Petrov, Gill Stroming, Ron Tassone and Tim Veach, just to name a few. Stacey also performed for RCI on two of their new cruise lines, Celebrity Cruises, traveling from British Columbia, down the west coast, through the Panama Canal, across the seas, up the Baltic and down the Mediterranean Seas.
Along with performing Stacey has also pursued many other careers in the entertainment field. She has choreographed for numerous companies throughout the United States, UK and Scotland, and is currently the founding director of the entire dance department at Wesley Chapel High School. Recently you may have seen Stacey as the jazz director at New Tampa Dance Theater as well as the only residential jazz teacher and choreographer for Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Marcia P. Hoffman Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. She continuously is connected within the community volunteering not only her talent but her students as well. Stacey looks forward to a great season at Suncoast Dance as owner and artistic director.
Lindsay Matyok (Instructor)
Lindsay is a graduate of Point Park University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance. She grew up in Trenton, Michigan where she was trained in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, pointe and lyrical by numerous professional instructors including: Mark Goodman, Jenny Ballard, Rob Schultz, Keith Clifton, Joe Perez, Michael Ness and Mya Pingle. As a young dancer, Lindsay played the role of “Clara” in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in 1997 at the Fox Theater in Detroit. She competed in many regional and national dance competitions while she trained under Sherry Blaha at Sherry’s Academy of Dance in Carleton, Michigan.
While at Point Park she was trained by instructors such as Douglas Bentz, Judith Leifer-Bentz, Ron Tassone, Nicholas Petrov and Jay Kirk. She performed in a great deal of concerts, some of which included a duet choreographed by Harisson McEldowney, a choreographer of Hubbard Street Dance Company in Chicago, called “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”, and “Danzon”, a piece choreographed by Margo Sappington, also a choreographer of Hubbard Street Dance Company. Since graduating, she has performed in “Christmas Dreams”, in Branson, Missouri, performed on the Ryndam, a cruise ship of the Holland America line, for seven months, worked as a magician’s assistant for Aarron Radatz, and presently performs at Disney World in the Actors Equity shows: Beauty and the Beast, at Hollywood Studios and Dream Along With Mickey at Magic Kingdom. Lindsay is excited about joining the faculty at Suncoast Dance Theatre and looks forward to a talent filled season.
Nicole John (Instructor)
Nicole began dancing at the age of three and has trained at The Dance Workshop, KW Dance Center, and John Leggio’s School for the Performing Arts throughout the years. Nicole has also had the opportunity to train under Doug Caldwell, Mia Michaels, Joe Tremaine, Wade Robson, Joy Spears, and Courtney Galiano.. Some of her note worthy accomplishments include Miss Senior Dance on the Beach, 1st Runner Up to Miss Nexstar, and several technical excellence awards for her solo numbers. In 2008 Nicole received recognition for her achievements by the Pasco County Board of commissioners for excellence in dance and community service. Taking her dancing to the professional level, during her senior year of high school she performed as a dancer at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre in the musical, “Kiss Me Kate.” More recently Nicole has taken her passion for dancing into choreographing and received, “Student Choreographer of the year,” at the American Dance Awards competition in Tampa 2010. Already a junior at USF Nicole is an accounting major and dance minor. Nicole is excited for a great year at Suncoast Dance Theatre and having the opportunity to work with those that share her passion for dancing.
Stephanie M. Young (Instructor)
Stephanie began her dance training at an early age with Letha Fulton, in Ludington Michigan. While at Letha Fulton’s School of Dance she performed in numerous shows and events around the area including: Kids Jam USA with Sam Wright, the voice of Sebastian, and Raven-Symone. She also studied dance at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, The Lou Conte Studio, and the Michigan Summer Institute Program. After graduating from Pentwater High School she went on to study at Western Michigan University where she received her BBA in Marketing and a Major in Dance. While at WMU, she participated in the Orchasis Dance Society, performed in departmental concerts and attended the American College Dance Festivals. While in college she was able to study with dance greats; David Howard, Donald McKayle, Mary Hinkson and Fiona Fuerstner of the Balanchine Trust. Stephanie began her teaching career with Letha Fulton in 1994 and also taught the Winter Gifted and Talented Program in Mason County, Michigan. During her time at WMU she was a teaching assistant for ballet in the dance department. After graduating, in 2001, she joined with Letha Fulton once more. In 2003 she moved to Tampa to study for her Masters of Architecture at USF and continued her teaching career at Jackie’s Dance Studio. In addition to teaching ballet, developing a curriculum and creating choreography she also was also a regular judge for On Tour Dance Challenge-traveling all over the country to share her knowledge of dance. Stephanie also works full time for Chancey Design Partnership as an Intern Architect.
Jasmine Jones (Instructor)
Jasmine is currently studying at The University of South Florida where she is majoring in psychology and sociology. Jasmine’s dance training has spanned over twenty years where she has performed various roles in The Nutcracker, The Chocolate Nutcracker, and was a founding member of The Rhythm Makers Improvisational Group. Jasmine has taught in various locations around the state of Florida and has also participated in the St. Louis tap festival that occurs each year. Currently you will find Jasmine onstage at Busch Gardens in the enjoyable show Katonga. She is ecstatic about joining the SD Theatre staff and looks forward to all the amazing students and families she will encounter.
Selina DiPronio (Instructor)
Selina is currently part of the dance department at the University of South Florida, majoring in Dance Performance with a concentration on modern dance. She has been dancing since she was nine years old, training under several instructors including Heather Osarczuk, Chris and Shanna Sell, Michael Ursua, Julie Walek, and the staff of Suncoast Dance Theatre. Selina was a national dance competitor for two years in competitions such as Onstage New York, Tremaine, and International Dance Challenge. In 2006/07 she was chosen as the studio dancer of the year for the Tremaine Dance Convention and Competition. Selina has danced with the Miami City Ballet and the Rockettes, and studied under numerous professionals such as Jenny Gruby-Field, Mark Jelks, Maribel Modrono, Kevin Aubin, George "Geo" Hubela, Brian Friedman, Jennifer Archibald, Michael Foley, and Deanna Seay.
Mariya Colwell-LaFleur (Instructor)
Mariya Colwell-LaFleur is originally from Northampton, Massachusetts. She has beendancing since the age of three. Mariya graduated from Pioneer Valley PerformingArts High School, where she performed and choreographed for the Catalyst DanceCompany. Mariya performed and workshopped with numerous artists at PVPA allhelping to build her life of movement and dance. At the National High School dance festival in Baltimore, Maryland Mariya received a scholarship to Coker College in South Carolina. It was at Coker College where Mariya met her professor and soon to be artist Director,Wanda Ebright. In her freshman year of college Mariya became a member of ‘TheWanda Project’. Mariya worked and performed with The Wanda Project from 2005-2008. In 2007 Mariya moved to Pittsburgh, Pa to finish her degree in Dance at Point Park University. While in Pittsburgh Mariya danced with the Point Park ConservatoryDance Co, also MillerDance, where she performed site specific work through outDowntown Pittsburgh. After graduating from Point Park University in 2010, Mariya moved to Florida to perform at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Mariya is still performing at Busch Gardens Tampa, you can also find her dancing at Universal Studios Orlando. Mariya is extremely excited to be on staff at SD Theatre.
Carley Prynn (Instructor)
Carley is currently attending the University of Tampa on a Dean’s Scholarship with a major in Public Health and a minor in dance. In 2008, Carley was awarded the Outstanding New Dancer by the University of Tampa’s department of Theatre and Dance. Throughout her 14 years as a performer Carley has performed at numerous events including corporate functions, charity events and University dance concerts. She has worked with choreographers such as Joe Tremaine, Marty Dew, Doug Caldwell, and Laurie Johnson. In addition to her dance activities, Carley was also a nationally ranked rhythmic gymnast, by competing in the 2005 junior Olympics. Carley is excited about developing the young stars of tomorrow and helping each student reach their full potential.
Faith McPherson (Instructor)
Faith McPherson, a Tampa native, received the Promising Artist Scholarship along with a BFA in dance education from the University of Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Faith is a proud alumni of Howard W. Blake High School for the Creative and Performing Arts graduating class of 2000. Faith Has performed under the choreographic direction of such greats as: Keith Young, Ronen Koresh, Mia Michaels, Cuban Pete, Patrick Swayze, Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Desmond Richardson, Travis Payne, Tony Gonzalez, Ruthie Andrein, Pat Thomas and Paula Abdul.
Faith currently can be found as the dance instructor at the Walton Academy for the Performing Arts; an “A+” charter school with the Hillsborough County School District. Along with performing she was a member of the planning committee for the 4th National High School Dance Festival, participated in the Garden State Dance Festival and is an active member of the National Dance Educators of America Organization. Faith is directly and continuously connected to the mission of spreading the knowledge of dance throughout her community and the general public. She is very enthusiastic about the upcoming season at Suncoast Dance Theatre.