Stacy Davis – Executive Director/Owner
Stacy stated 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 a 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 some of our turns 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. Ashley also designs award-winning costumes for many of the dancers at our studio. She has two children, one of which is now a member of the “Dream Team” at Dance Designs! While not managing the studio or teaching, she enjoys spending time with her children and partner, James.
Hennessy Wine – Instructor
Hennessy Wine is both a student and choreographer at Dance Designs. She is a senior this year at North Oldham High School where she participates in many clubs including the Beta Club, National Honors Society, National Art Honors Society, and the Y-Club. 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.
Brianna Banfi – Instructor
Brianna has danced for almost 13 years, starting competitively at Dance Designs in 2006 and now entering her third year of college dance team at the University of Louisville as a Ladybird. Brianna is 20 years old and has a love and passion for dance that she cannot wait to share with the youth at Dance Designs.