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Director / Teacher
Stephanie Stoffels began dancing at the age of 8, in Phoenix, AZ. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Christian University, majoring in Ballet.
Stephanie attended Ballet West's Summer Intensive in Aspen, Co. After college she toured Europe, dancing with Extraordinary Students of America / Youth in Action. Stephanie has danced with Ballet West, Mesa Civic Ballet, Denton Civic Ballet, and Festival Ballet of North Central Texas. She was Assistant Artistic Director for Denton Civic Ballet for the 1992 - 93 season. She has also choreographed for many of Gainesville’s Butterfield Stage and NCTC's musicals.
Stephanie began teaching dance in Denton, at Showtime Dance Studio in 1984. After moving to Lindsay, she founded Cooke County Ballet Academy in 1992. She has attended the Houston Ballet's Teachers Convention (2001), American Dance Master Teacher 2008 Summer Workshop at Oklahoma City University, and Dance Revolution's 2010 Refine Leadership Conference. Stephanie was a licensed Zumba Instructor and a member of the Zumba Instructor Network 2011- 2019.
Stephanie continues to perform with Denton's Festival Ballet of North Central Texas in their annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet, along with many Cooke County Ballet students.
Brittany Scott, specializing in tap, ballet, jazz, and clogging, began dancing at age 6 at Miss Patties Dance School in Carrollton, Texas. She continued her dance training at Christian Dance Academy and Power Dance Productions where she studied clogging, ballet, pointe, tap, lyrical, jazz, and hip-hop.
During her time on the competitive dance team, they won several regional and national titles as well as danced with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. She also studied and trained under the Cecchetti method of ballet. Brittany tested and became certified through grade IV of the Cecchetti method through the Cecchetti Council of America.
Brittany graduated high school from Trinity Christian Academy and was invited to be on the McLennan Community College dance team along with a dance scholarship. They attended the National Dance Association Collegiate Nationals in Daytona, Florida in 2005 and won 2nd place overall.
Brittany and her family moved to Gainesville in 2012. She had been teaching dance in Plano and other locations for the last 13 years. Brittany began teaching for Cooke County Ballet Academy in Gainesville, Texas in 2012. In 2014 Brittany took over Creative Arts Center in Muenster, TX.
Teaching is a huge passion of hers, and doing so while dancing only makes it better. She has been instrumental in bringing clogging back to Cooke County.