Meet Our Staff!

Studio Owner/Teacher Ms. Amber Smith

Amber was five when she began taking dance classes and has continued ever since. She danced on a competitive dance team at the age of 12, and continued to compete all through school. At age 14, she was an assistant teacher for several dance classes before becoming a teacher herself at 19. She has attended Dance Revolution dance convention and DanceMakers convention as well as many competitions for over 10+ years, both as a student and a teacher. She has taught ages from 2 - Adults. She enjoys passing the joy of dance and hopes to be able to inspire the next generation along with instilling them with a love of dance as all her teachers did for her. Dance was a safe place for her growing up and she is now determined to build a studio like that for her students. She is a member of Pryor Main Street and is a mother to one creative spunky 3 year old little girl.

Teacher Ms. Samantha

Samantha has been dancing since the age of 4. Throughout many years of competitive dance and her high school Pom squad she cultivated a love for many different styles and has been able to learn under many accomplished performers. The drive to perform ran deep in her veins (thanks to her Mema). She’s a graduate of Southern Methodist University and an Alpha Chi Omega alumni. Throughout her time in school she continued to choreograph and teach dance. Pryor has become home and she wants to continue to help Pryor’s youth in all the ways she knows how. Dance classes and the relationships formed there made her who she is today and she wishes that for her students as well. Samantha is a wife to a Mayes County Deputy and a momma to two beautiful boys. She’s also part of Pryor Main Street where she currently sits as the promotions chair as well as the city’s Hotel/Motel Tax Allocation Board.

Teacher Ms. Grace

Ms. Grace started dancing when she was 12. Her dance journey started with hip hop classes and within a year doing it competitively. By the next year she added ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary to her plate. Grace started teaching classes at 14 and throughout her career as taught ages from 2- Adults. She continues her education by attending classes and conventions to this day. She hopes to foster a positive and safe dance community that's inclusive for everyone.

Teacher Ms. Rachel

Rachel was three years old when she was first enrolled in dance at the Broken Arrow Pom Zone, later renamed Extension Dance Academy. From just about the beginning she was competing with the studio pom team. In the 4th grade she competed her first solo. As the years went by she competed in a variety of styles: pom, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, and hip hop. Her Senior All Star Pom team was DTU National Champions 2 years in a row. She began assisting teachers with classes in the 7th grade and continued helping with more classes through high school whenever she wasn’t in classes of her own. By the time Rachel graduated from Broken Arrow High School and the studio, she had taken just about every single class available, but pom and tap were her favorite. During her senior year at OSU she taught her own classes at EDA. In teaching, she has found a big joy in breaking everything down to the very basics to help build up the more advanced skills and tap sounds. Graduated from Oklahoma State in 2023 with two Bachelor’s of Sciences in both Biology and Zoology with honors. Outside of dance she was recently a zookeeper at a private park working with everything from tigers and monkeys to birds and reptiles, but recently decided to make a career change into the world of education so she can see student’s eyes light up as they learn new things in the classroom as well as the studio. When she’s not working she has her hands full at home with two dogs, a cat, a bearded dragon, a crested gecko, two tree frogs, and an aquarium; yet she still wants poison dart frogs and a king snake.

Teacher Ms. Athenya

"Ms. Atheyna has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She has done many styles including ballet, acro, and tap. She has been on the competition team at her studio since she was 12 years old. At 16 she became a teacher's assistant before she became a teacher herself at 18. She is now working toward her education degree at NSU."