Stacy Davis – Executive Director/Owner
Stacy started dancing at the age of 7 and became a competitive dancer at Dance Unlimited. Started teaching at the age of 15 and went on to pursue her love of dance and opened Dance Designs in 1993. Stacy has studied dance with many of the greats, such as Stepp Stewart, Joe Tremaine, Gus Giodarno, Fik-Shun, Alex Wong, Chehon, Mark Kanemura and many more! She has also studied in Los Angeles at the Edge Dance Center. Stacy has also judged for the prestigious dance competition Applause Talent. She taught a dance program with the Jefferson and Oldham County public school systems. She has choreographed many memorable routines and has been awarded regionally and nationally for her work. She directed and choreographed the entertainment for the Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala for 2 consecutive years. Stacy’s love for dance and her community shows through the passion she continues to instill in her students and staff.
Sarah Garrett – Assistant Director/Instructor
Sarah has been dancing since the age of three. She began as a competitive dancer in Massachusetts training in the styles of ballet, tap, lyrical, contemporary and jazz. She took her training a step forward when she was selected to work with the Hoctor’s Dance Caravan as a Caravan Kid, traveling nationwide performing. She has worked with top choreographers such as Greg Sample, Barry Youngblood, Anthony LaCossio, Jerry Rose, and many more and has continued her dance education by attending dance conventions including the widely known “The Edge” Studio and Titans of Dance. Sarah began teaching and choreographing at the age of 17 and has been with Dance Designs Since 2005 and became the studio’s Assistant Director in 2015. She has received multiple choreography awards at both regional and national competitions and has helped bring Dance Designs numerous championships. She has also been the Head Coach for the North Oldham High School Dance Team for 2 years.
Ashley Robinson – Studio Manager/Instructor
Ashley began dancing at the age of 8 under Stacy Davis. She competed for years, winning multiple regional and national awards, including her first choreography award at the age of 14. She has extensive training in tap, and has trained in ballet, modern, contemporary, and jazz. Ashley currently handles our acrobatics program, tap technique, and our level 2 and 3 technique program. She is passionate about dance and still enjoys teaching dancers how to be the best version of themselves in her classes. You’ll usually find Ashley at our front desk happy to help you with whatever you may need. She has two children, one of which is now a member of the “Dream Team” at Dance Designs!
Hennessy Wine – Instructor
Hennessy Wine is both a student and choreographer at Dance Designs. She was just chosen to be a University of Louisville Ladybird for the 2019/2020 season. She is a freshman at the University of Louisville majoring in business. Hennessy has been dancing for 14 years, starting at Dance Designs when she was 8 years old and has won many regional and national awards. Additionally, she has been trained in a variety of styles including jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, modern, pointe, and ballet by our staff members who she has had the opportunity to become very close with. For the last 4 years, she has taken on the responsibility of teaching younger students as well as dancing on our senior competition teams. She coaches many of our mini and junior competition teams and dedicates her time every day to improving herself and her students. At 16, Hennessy earned a choreography award for her routine, “The House That Built Me” at the regional Nexstar competition. In 2018 her dancers have won countless regional championships and choreography awards. Her dancers just brought home a National Championship at the 2018 NexStar nationals. She loves being able to explore both of her passions, dance and working with children and hopes to continue at Dance Designs as she gets older.
Emma Baumrucker – Instructor
Assistant Instructors: Olivia Thurman, Averie Gabehart