Kim Massay began dance training at the age of three, taking classes from her mother, Dee Massay. Kim earned a B.A. degree in Ballet Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma Ballet School, having trained under Migual Terkov, Yvonne Chouteau and Victoria Leigh, established masters in dance education. While attending OU, Kim was in the OU Ballet Company. Both a student and teacher of dance, she performed in Lyric Theatre for 4 years. Choreography and performance credits also highlighted Kims talents as a troupe member of the Carl Cappock Dancers, a member of the inaugural University of Oklahoma Pom Squad, a member of OU Ballet Company, and director/choreographer of Sooner Scandals. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and choreographed Sooner Scandals each year.

Her career experience has been enhanced by modeling with Joanne Fullerton Modeling and Casting Agency, Another Ingram Productions, and the Lyric Theatre Benefits.

Annual trips to New York and Los Angeles for workshops in dance have enriched her training via study with outstanding artists such as Luigi, Ron Forella, Don Emmons, Phil Black, Steps 56th Street Studio and the choreographer for The Tap Dance Kid, Danny Daniels, Joe Tremaine, The Edge and Jackie Sleight.
Kim is honored to be one of only 25 Ambassadors for Break The Floor's Dance Teacher Summit. The Summit is held each year in Long Beach and in New York. The summit is know throughout the country as an advocate and supporter of the dance industry with more than 1400 dance teachers attending in each city. As an ambassador, Kim inspires and teaches dance instructors from across the country, training and helping them with their businesses and is thankful to Gil Stromling for this wonderful opportunity.

Her competition classes have achieved highest honors nationwide including National Overall titles, Star Search 92 Teen Dancers, the Star Search 90 Jr. Finalists and Disney World performers 90, 97, 2002. They have won many competitions including 1st Overall at Starlight, Showstoppers, Showbiz and Star Power National Talent Competitions. In 1995 Kim was selected as Central U.S. Contact for dance casting for Star Search and in 1996 she was choreographer for the Oklahoma University Pom Squad. From a roster of statewide beauty pageants, community celebrations and fashion shows to Arts Festivals and Cotillions, Oklahoma Dance choreographer, Kim Massay has established her career in dance education. Kim was recently been named to the National Small Business Conference for the Republican Party and the National Leadership Award two years in a row. As owner of the studio in Edmond, Kim's continued enthusiasm for dance education and performance has ranked Kim Massay Dance Productions a leader in the performing arts and a business phenomenon. Kim has given her own daughters, Star, Skye, and Stori, the pleasure of dancing, continuing the family tradition.


Star Massay-Clark danced with KMDP since the age of two and competed in all competition classes winning numerous overall awards. She traveled with the Company to New York, L.A., and Orlando. Through her travels she was able to take from some of the best choreographers in the country. After graduation, Star moved to Orlando to dance at Disney World in the "Festival of the Lion King" and "Fantasmic". She also played many of the well-known characters such as Belle and Alice for many of the parades and shows. After finishing a contract for Disney, she moved to L.A. where she would appear in music videos with Frankie J and Baby Bash, as well as appear in an Old Navy commercial. She spent a year back at Disney before coming back home to Oklahoma where she can work her "Disney Magic" on some of our young dancers.


Skye Massay is the artistic director of Kim Massay Dance Productions for our company. She started dancing at a young age and continues to study, teach, judge, and choreograph around the United States. Skye is an award winning choreographer. Her students Have gone on to perform on So You Think You Can Dance, The Rockettes, and professional dance companies. Her competition dance company has won many titles at conventions and competitions as well as scholarships into colleges.


Stori Vincent has been dancing since she was two years old. She has studied with many outstanding choreographers from across the country, and has won numerous awards and scholarships at different competitions and conventions. She has danced at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and the Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. Stori has won many awards for outstanding choreography. She has continued her education by traveling around to different conventions and teaching master classes at other studios. Stori has been a judge for local high school dance teams. She is also a professional hairstylist here in Edmond. Her and her husband, Brandon, are enjoying being parents to their son Wrigley.



Allie Rae Cooper has been a dancer since the age of 5 and has worked professionally as a Radio City Rockette. She began dancing in Owasso, OK then move to Albuquerque, NM where she received the majority of her dance training. Allie danced competitively for several years, winning numerous overall high scoring awards as well as various specialty awards for solo and group work. With her primary focus on ballet, she studied Vaganova, Balanchine, and Cecchetti methods of ballet technique and attended various ballet intensives on scholarship. After graduating high school in New Mexico, Allie moved back to her home state of Oklahoma to attend Oklahoma City University as a Dance Performance Major. Upon completion of her freshman year, Allie auditioned for the Radio City Rockettes. She was offered a contract and cast as a Rockette in the New York City production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall for the 2008 Christmas season. Years following, she toured with the Radio City production to Atlanta, Dallas, Austin, cities in Florida and even on the great stage at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. For her last year performing before settling back in Oklahoma, Allie made her way back to NYC for 1 more year kicking it up at Radio City Music Hall. Allie alo teaches pilates at the studio and indoor cycling at Cyclebar.



Leslie Armitage our Stars competition team instructor, began training at the age of 4 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. In 2009 she joined the Kim Massay company team, and soon after graduating in 2012 begain teaching. Leslie is currently attending University of Central Oklahoma where she will graduate in May of 2018 with her bachelors in Interior Design. Leslie is the president of UCO's Student/Interior Design Asscoiation and currently works for Smith Lighting Sales in Oklahoma City. Continuing to find herself immersed in art and design, she plans to follow a path in which will keep her connected. In the dance studio, Leslie emphasizes technique and dilegence. When combing these two elements with passion, Leslie believes the result is the most rewarding to witness; growth.




Emily Robinson is a former Kim Massay Dancer. She started with Kim at the age of four and continued through her Senior year. She has traveled all over the country with the competition team including New York City, Las Vegas, Dallas, Kansas City, Daytona Beach, and Branson. Emily has won countless top scoring awards throughout her competitive years.
After graduating high school, Emily was selected to be a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder Girls for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons. Now she works with the KMDP Future Stars, Starletts and Juniors and is our All Star Pom Coach. Emily's passion is to help our younger dancers build a strong foundation of techincal skills and performance values.




Maci Culver is a dancer and choreographer that has been living in Los Angeles, California. After three years, Maci has decided to relocate to Oklahoma City. Maci, originally from Oklahoma, has been dancing since the age of three and is now a professional working dancer and choreographer. She has competed all over the nation and continues to travel worldwide teaching and choreographing. Maci has taught weekly classes at Millennium Dance Complex Orange County and loves sharing her work. She has most recently shown her work at Club Jete- a dance show that gives choreographers and dancers the opportunity to perform in front of agencies and elite men and women in the dance community. Maci is also part of Catastrophe, a contemporary dance company, directed by Cat Cogliandro. She travels with Hall of Fame Dance Challenge as well as stage one dance competition as a judge and loves helping kids grow not only as dancers, but as the next growing generation of humans. Maci has recently joined the faculty at Kim Massay Dance Productions as a full time instructor. She is excited to share all she has learned in the big city of LA and continue her journey in the Industry.



Artists in Residence:




Kim McSwain Kim's positive and inspirational style and approach to teaching has kept her in demand and given her notoriety across the Country. Having studied, taught and performed extensively for the past 20 plus years, her training and technical expertise is reflected in all of her classes and choreography. Whether she is teaching hip hop, jazz, ballet, or jazz funk on the convention circuit, every dancer leaves her classes inspired and motivated to chase their dreams. Her philosophy is "it only takes a second to change a child's life and make them feel special and from there, that child could change the world someday." Kim has worked and traveled with Adrenaline on the convention circuit and JUMP where she stayed for 6 years teaching everything from ballet to jazz and hip hop. She has toured with NUVO as the Children's Director and teaching jazz and jazz funk. Her classes were focused on inspiring young dancers to be excellent in all that they do. Kim's students have gone on to have incredible careers in the dance and film industry and the list on artists and actors they have worked with is countless. Kim most recently travels as a studio consultant and intensive teacher setting curriculums and molding studios all over the United States to become recognized by the industry's leading choreographers. With all of her success and accomplishments she has had, her number one priority is to be a mom to her 2 daughters. Her faith in God and love for people shines through in all she does.



Lindsey Pettus Lindsey was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and began her dance training at the age of 3. Dance was always something she loved and by age 9 it was clear that she wanted to take the next step and began training at the competitive level under Kim McSwain. At the age of 13 Lindsey expanded her knowledge and love of dance while training under Jason Parsons, Justin Giles, and Marty Kudelka. By 16 Lindsey competed and won 1st overall in almost every solo competition she entered since the age of 10. Although she loved the stage and competing, she found a new passion when given the opportunity to assist alongside Kim McSwain and teach at her studio in Dallas. It was here where Lindsey found her calling and real place in the dance industry, teaching. At the age of 18 Lindsey was directing Mini and Junior Competitive teams in Dallas as well as teaching children's programs. Lindsey knew she wanted to learn more about the way children think and develop in order to truly understand and engage them. She completed her degree in Elementary Education at the University of Texas at Dallas in 2012 with a concentration in Child Development. After college Lindsey was approached by a well known private school in the Dallas area, and it is here that she has spent the past 3 years teaching 2nd grade. Over the past two years Lindsey has felt called to use her knowledge of children to help grow and impact the dance community again. She is currently COO of Changing Lives with Kim McSwain which includes training program The Syllabus, and The Movement. Lindsey travels teaching children ages 3 to 11 and helps studios develop the most effective and successful curriculum for their dancers and teachers. Lindsey is excited to be back in the dance industry and hopes to bring light and love to the children she meets.



Jeff Amsden Jeff began his training in Spokane, Washington with the Spokane Ballet and later joined the company. He also studied on scholarship with the Pacific NorthWest Ballet and then the Joffrey Ballet in New York. Jeff toured the US for three years as a soloist with the Joffrey Ballet concert group. He also danced with the Chamber Ballet USA in New York. In Rome, Italy. Jeff was featured on the variety show Fantastico Five and in the feature film Joan Lui. Upon returning to New York, Jeff was featured on Guiding Light and partnered Shirley MacLaine on the television special 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. He danced with Debbie Allen and The Pointer Sisters on the Martin Luther King, Jr. TV special. After auditioning with hundreds of dancers, Jeff was hired as a lead dancer on the groundbreaking TV show Dancin' to the Hits and relocated to LA. While in LA, Jeff danced on the American Music Awards with Gloria Estefan and was featured on The Academy Awards. Jeff appeared in six national commercials and the feature films; I'll Do Anything, choreographed by Twyla Tharp, And the Band Played On with Richard Gere, Leonard Part Six with Bill Cosby and Cinderella choreographed by Academy Award winning director Rob Marshall starring Brandi and Whitney Houston. Jeff had a featured role in the original LA production of The Phantom of the Opera and worked with Jerome Robbins of the workshop for the Tony Award winning show Jerome Robbins Broadway. Jeff also has been featured in roles on The Tracy Ullman Show, Coach, and partnered Paula Abdul in her video Blowing Kisses in the Wind. As a choreographer, Jeff has worked with many singers, including the legendary Bette Midler. He was the assistant choreographer for Saturday Night Fever in London and was assistant choreographer on Pagliacci for the Houston Grand Opera. In Japan, Jeff has choreographed the musicals The Rink, and Golden Boy, as well as six TV specials. He also directed and choreographed the cruise ship show Time Warp. In addition to choreography, Jeff co-founded The Professional Dance Center of Tokyo. In New York, Jeff just finished choreographing Grease for the prestigious Paper Mill Playhouse, which received rave reviews from The New York Times and Variety. Jeff also choreographs regularly for the television show All My Children. Jeff is the creator, director, and choreographer of A Few Good Men Dancin'. A Few Good Men Dancin' has enjoyed sold out performances at New York's New Victory Theater. The New York Times calls the show "Intoxicating, full of zip, pep and punch." The show launched its First National tour in February 2004. Jeff is a Master teacher having taught at LA's Edge Performing Arts Center and currently teaches at the biggest dance studio in the world, Broadway Dance Center. Jeff has been a guest teacher at London's Pineapple Studios, The University of Idaho, Cornish Institute of the Arts, Texas Christian University, and Colorado State University. Jeff teaches Jazz, Lyrical, and Ballet. Every Tuesday, Jeff flies to Orlando, Florida where he teaches at American Dance Machine. His students appear on Broadway, in Films/Videos and in concerts with Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, and Christina Aguilera, as well as the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes.



Kia Cheyenne Nelson Kia graduated High School early and moved to New York City as a teenager to train and work in Music Theatre, but her love for performing began right here in Edmond, OK. She obtained her BFA double majoring in Music Theatre and Dance from AMDA (The American Music Theatre and Dance Academy) located in NYC. Kia has had the privilege of studying under, working with, and being mentored by some of most influential performers on Broadway, including assisting Randy Skinner and Ray Hasselink at Broadway Dance Center where she also did a work study teaching program. Her NYC credits include Broadway workshops/readings: The Lucile Ball Story (Young Lucile), Toy Story (Jesse), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Dance Ensemble), Speak (Melinda), Angst, and The Crucible (Mary). National Touring credits: Annie, A Christmas Carol, and The Music Man. Los Angeles Credits: Rocky Horror Picture Show (Janet), Into the Woods (Rapunzel), 42nd St., and Hairspray. Other favorites: The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Peter Pan (Peter), Oliver, Grease (Patty), and A Chorus Line. Kia is also a proud member of Actors Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild. Upon moving back to Oklahoma three years ago she taught and ran the Academy of Performing Arts at HHBC (teaching dance, voice, piano, and acting), was the director of Childrens Worship at HHBC, and currently teaches dance at Dance Studio 150 while pursuing a ministry training school in Norman. Philosophy Statement: Guiding children to hone and develop their God given talents to use as a vessel to share Christ and glorify Him.