|Words from a Few of Our Wonderul G-Force Families.....|
" In a little over a month, G-Force Dance Legacy has already become home away from home for my daughters, to the point that they don't want to leave the studio, even when class is over. In terms of the dancing, couldn't have asked for better teachers! Under their guidance, you see those kids quickly picking up new technique and learning choreography that is advanced, fun and engaging to the audience! In terms of infrastructure, I love how it seems like they thought of everything (in addition to the obvious dance classrooms) to bring that homey feeling to the studio and make it comfortable, not just for the kids but for the parents as well: a lounge area, a snack area for breaks during class, dressing rooms (separate from the restrooms), a storage area for personal belongings, and my personal favorite: a homework area, especially important for the kids who spend several hours of their week there, like my oldest daughter. Plus, they sponsor events designed to build a sense of community and bring the G-Force dance families together. So happy we made this choice!"
-A G-Force Family
TEACHERS *bios below*
Nina Greenhouse | Mia Greenhouse | Charis Alimanova | Ruth Langill | Glenn Arceneaux | Ashley McMurtrey | Zoi Greenhouse | Eden Greenhouse
SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS *bios below*
Allisyn Hsieh | Michelle LeBouef | Brittany Vicana
Sage Greenhouse | Taylor Sek
FUTURE ASSISTANT TEACHERS
Hadley Dills | Haley Urban
Nina began dancing at the age of two, training in ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop. She has had the pleasure of studying many styles of dance from professional choreographers and instructors in Los Angeles, New York, Virginia, and Dallas. Throughout her dance experience, she has performed with such artists as Destiny’s Child, LeeAnn Rhimes, and Creed as well as appearances on television shows and commercials.
In addition to formal dance training, Nina attends regional and national dance conventions and dance seminars across the United States including Musical Theater and Acting workshops in New York, as well as interviews and other professional dance experiences and opportunities nationwide. Nina applies her experience and knowledge to her teaching methods. She offers the most current and effective technique strategies to her students.
Nina has been teaching dance since 2002 in studios across the Fort Worth area. Nina’s dancers have received numerous regional and national titles, Grand Championships and numerous special judges’ recognition awards. She has also earned Technical Excellence, choreography and costume awards at various dance competitions. Along with teaching ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical as a dance studio instructor, Nina has also choreographed and created costumes for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader auditions. Her choreography and costumes have been highlighted for their technically dynamic quality and entertainment factors. She has also brought her dynamic teaching style to her dance intensives, audition preparation classes and coaching sessions across North Texas.
As Studio Director of G-Force Dance Legacy, Nina combines her studies in Early Childhood Education, studies and experience in dance education, passion, and unique style to immerse her students in the art and discipline of dance.
|Our daughter was never involved in much, but as a parent we wanted her to have an extra curricular activity.... We thought she might be too young for dance, but decided to enroll her and see where this road took us. Wow! Having Ms. Nina as our teacher was the best experience our 5 year old could have had. Not only does she LOVE Ms. Nina and all the G-force staff, she loves dance! We have seen her evolve from a shy little baby to a confident dancer. We love all the Greenhouse family and couldn't imagine life without G-Force!" |
-A G-Force Parent
Mia Greenhouse has trained in various styles of dance, including ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and musical theatre in California, New York, Virginia, and Texas since age of 2. She has studied with numerous choreographers and attended various dance competitions and conventions throughout her dance career.
Mia auditioned for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders in 2009 and is honored to be in her fifth season with the DCC organization. As a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, Mia has shared her love for dance with thousands of young dancers at the Camp DCC dance camps. Mia has also Performed with artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Jessie James, and Kenny Chesney and has also made TV appearances on Good Morning Texas, Sportscenter, Oprah, CMT’s Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team, and many other commercials and professional media. Along with her many experiences as part of the organization, Mia has also been fortunate to be a part of the DCC Show Group traveling team, traveling across the Country and overseas to South Korea, Japan, and the Persian Gulf on USO tours to perform and thank our troops. She feels honored to have attended her third USO tour. Now as a retired Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, Mia has the honor of continuing her work as an All-Star Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader performing at games, appearances, and special events.
Mia combines her creativity and the inspiration she gains from working with her many dance students in her choreography. She is very passionate about dance and the journey in the growth of all the dancers at G-Force Dance Legacy.
"We currently have two girls enrolled at G-Force Dance Legacy, Alicia (9) & Alaina (5). The GFDL family has had such a positive impact on our daughters and not only are they teaching them to be amazing dancers but they are also teaching them how to express themselves and to be more confident. They both have learned so much already and absolutely love going to dance class! All of the instructors are awesome at what they do and really take the time to help each student. We highly recommend this studio & want to thank the entire GFDL family for welcoming us to their studio!" - A G-Force Family
Charis Alimanova | Ballet, Pre-Pointe & Pointe
Charis Alimanova began her training at the Space Coast Ballet Academy in Florida with Kirov Ballet dancers Janna Kirova and Boris Chepelev. From 2006 through 2009, she trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington DC and graduated with a diploma in the Vaganova Technique. She has performed Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, The Bird in Peter and the Wolf, Clara in The Nutcracker, and Cinderella in Cinderella. Charis is excited to begin her third season with Texas Ballet Theater and loves sharing her passion for Ballet with her students.
|Ruth Langill | Ballet |
In her youth, Ruth Langill trained at the Capitol Ballet Center under the direction of Stuart Carroll and Sharon Newton in her hometown of Sacramento, CA. During her teens she attended several summer intensives on scholarship at academies including State Street Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Texas Ballet Theater. This summer, she attended the Art Of Ballet course for professional dancers, supported by the William Forsythe foundation in
Madrid, Spain. Now she returns to Fort Worth to continue with her fourth season at the Texas Ballet Theater.
|Glenn Arceneaux | Acrobatics and Acro Choreographer|
Glenn Arceneaux 35 years Gymnast (active) 2015 training as well as 25 years as a Gymnastics Instructor (active) 2015. Glenn has enjoyed his experiences as a principal gymnast, stunt actor, and professional dancer. He was also the director level in pre-competition recreational gymnastics for 2013-21 Womens Junior Olympic Compulsory Program. Gleen has a BA Liberal Arts | Theatre. He achieved comprehensive undergraduate education through theory, practice, and research while participating in future direction skills in various aspects of Theatre Arts at University of Texas at Arlington.
Ashley McMurtrey | Tap
Ashley McMurtrey began dancing at the age of three training in ballet, tap, and jazz in Coppell, Texas. She started competing at the age of 7 on competitive teams and in tap solos. She also began training in lyrical, hip hop, musical theatre, contemporary, pom, kick, military, and more. Her credits include Coppell House of Dance competitive dance team, Coppell Sweethearts Drill Team, Revolution Dance Team, JV Silver Stars at Coppell High School, and three years on the Varsity dance team, the Coppell High School Lariettes. Ashley has received many scholarships and awards for her tap solos with invitations to compete in Las Vegas and other national competitions nationwide. She has performed in halftime shows at many sporting events including the Dallas Burn and Dallas Desperados. Ashley currently attends Texas Christian University majoring in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis on Special Education. She is also a member and choreographer for the Christian dance group at TCU, Calling in Action. Ashley is so excited to share her joy of teaching and dance with everyone at G-Force Dance Legacy!
|Eden Greenhouse | Company Instructor, Contemporary, Jazz|
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Zoi Greenhouse | Instructor, Hip Hop, Contemporary
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|Brittany Vicana | Jazz & Tap *Substitute Teacher*|
Brittany Vicana is from San Antonio, TX. She has trained in dance since the age of 2 studying Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Tumbling, Contemporary and Modern. She was a member of the Leading Edge Dance Company for seven years having competed in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Open, Tap, and Contemporary. She was also a competitive All-Star cheerleader for many years. Brittany has received many scholarships and awards including “Student of the Year” at Tremaine Dance Convention, a PowerPak Qualifier at Revolution Talent Competition, a scholarship from the Streetz, received an All-Star Team invitation from Hall of Fame two years in a row, a Tremaine scholarship, and Rainbow Finalist for Dancer of the Year. In 2013, Brittany auditioned for, was accepted and attended the Ailey Pre-professional Program in New York City over the summer. Brittany’s choreography has won “Video of the Year” at Thunderstruck San Antonio Regionals 2014 as well as Top Teen High Score. She is now attending Texas Christian University persuing a degree in Sociology. Brittany is excited to continue dancing and to share her knowledge and passion for dance with the dancers at G-Force Dance Legacy.
Allisyn Caro, who began dancing at the age of three, studied ballet, jazz, modern, tap and lyrical dancing at the New Hampshire Academy of the Performing Arts. She later trained at the Boston Ballet School, which culminated in her selection in 2003 as the premiere dancer for the role of Clara in The Nutcracker. Mrs. Caro attended three summer programs, two on merit scholarships, and enrolled at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, working closely with choreographer and principal faculty member Laszlo Berdo. Now in her sixth season with Texas Ballet Theater, she has danced Clara in The Nutcracker, Anitra in Ben Stevenson’s Peer Gynt, performed in Balanchine’s Theme and Variations and Serenade, Glen Tetley’s Voluntaries and Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena. She is married to former company member Max Caro. Together, they enjoy time outdoors and playing with their two dogs, Bella Blue and Bobo. Allisyn is excited to be teaching at G-force for her third year and working with the wonderful staff and students.
|"Each week I am amazed by the progress My little Addie is making. It seems as if she has progressd years in just a few weeks! My daughter has been taking dance for three years, but this past month at G Force Dance Legacy has surpassed out expectations by leaps and bounds! What a wonderful opportunity this has been! " |
-A G-Force Mom
"An awesome dance studio where the kids love to come and the parents love to bring them!"
- A G-Force Mom
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