stacy1Stacy 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.

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 instructs many of our dancers in technique, handles our acrobatics program, and is the coach for our teen company hip hop team. When not in the classroom, you’ll find her at the desk helping to keep things running smoothly.

Hennessy Wine – Instructor

19/20 and 20/21 (current) University of Louisville Ladybird. Hennessy is DDDC alumni and a student at the University of Louisville where she is studying business management. Hennessy began teaching at DDDC when she was 14 and successfully took her teams to regional and national championships. She has won numerous choreography awards for her noteworthy pieces. She’s passionate about dance and loves sharing her knowledge with her students.

Hunter Davis – Instructor/Ballet Program

Hunter is a 2020 graduate of the University of Kentucky where she earned her BA with a major in dance and a minor in health promotion. Hunter is the daughter of Stacy Davis and DDDC alumni. She returns to DDDC with incredible knowledge and is taking over our ballet program as well as choreography for dancers of all ages. We are beyond excited to have Hunter home.

Junior Instructors

Mary Kate Baron

SHA c/o 2023

Mary Kate is a member of DDDC’s Elite Company. Mary Kate coaches our mini company team and some of our junior company team. She also teaches many of our recreational dancers. Mary Kate has been a part of DDDC for many years and during her time has been a valued teammate. She’s won countless national championships during her time on our teams. Mary Kate is passionate about sharing her knowledge with our younger dancers and we are so happy to have her!

Averie Gabehart

c/o 2025

Averie is a member of DDDC’s Elite Company. She teaches technique to many of our younger company dancers and coaches some of our junior company. Averie is passionate about dance and has developed beautifully under our incredible staff. She’s also trained under Ryan Green as a member of Movement Mentors (The Movement Project), Alex Wong, Amy Yakima, and many more. Averie will be heading into the 8th grade. She proudly maintains honor roll in advanced classes while spending 4 days a week at DDDC dancing and teaching. Averie hopes to one day attend the University of Kentucky and major in dance – like her older cousin, Hunter.