272 Southwest Dr.
Jonesboro, AR 72401
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Dance Studio Arkansas - Teachers

Ms. Christie has taught dance for 45 years.  She is a member of Chicago National Association of Dance Masters and Southern Association of Dance Masters.  She is certified in tap, ballet and Jazz.  She has won National Dance Awards throughout the US and has been trained by many well-known professional teachers from across the country.  

Her students have competed and performed all over the US, from Las Vegas to New York City, creating a very well known and respected reputation for the studio. Some of them are now performing on Broadway in Wicked and  the Elf   Ms. Christie herself has performed in numerous shows which include:  Follies 1985 - Ed Sullivan Theater, New York City, NY; Ted Mack Show - New York City, NY;  Channel 13 TV WHBQ / Quitie Dance (3 years) - Memphis, TN; and Radio City Music Hall - New York City, NY.

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Chali Jennings

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Outstanding choreographer, she is now living in Athens, Greece and she is the top choreographer of that area. Chali comes twice a year and works with our students.
Chali Jennings  is an outstanding performer and wonderful choreographer.  Recently aired on Disney Channel in “That’s So Raven”, she will be on their new television series throughout the year.  Chali was also a dancer for Justin Timberlake on the CBS “Victoria Secret Fashion Show”.  Other known film and TV credits include Blue Collar Comedy-UPN, and national commercials for Puma, Clairol, Service Masters, Sherwin Williams, Goodyear, FedEx, and Libertyland.  Chali also performed at the 33rd Annual Country Music Awards, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Special on CBS, Opryland USA, and on NBC’s “Days of Out Lives”.  She has danced in many Las Vegas shows including dance captain for Las Vegas Nights and been on stage with Big and Rich, The Judds, and danced on the Haunted Mansion Dance Video.  Other theatre and stage appearances include Maroon 5/Paul Oakenfold, Crystal Method, and the Gloria Gaynor Promo Tour.  Her choreography credits include PepsiCo Quaker Oats national commercial, Grazin In the Grass music video, E+ Productions Industrial/Corporate Event Guest Choreography, and the ’07 Grammy After Party Choreo  Opening for Chaka Khan/Kool & the Gang.  In addition, Chali is on faculty with the Hollywood Vibe Dance Convention and a World Famous USC Song Girl Choreographer.  She has also choreographed for Miss Arkansas ’98 and Miss Teen ’98.  Besides the above mentioned credits, Chali has several radio credits to her name.  One of which is Head of Promotions at the Millennium Dance Complex.  A few other radio achievements include KBIG/HOT 92/Rage Dancer with Clear Channel and 107.5 Kiss FM Street Surfer with Flynn Broadcasting.  Chali has taught at the Memphis House of Dance and is currently teaching in Los Angeles, CA and throughout Arkansas as a Dance Team Choreographer.

                          Caroline Allison
    Caroline was very excited to join the Christie McNeill Dance Studio team in the fall of 2015! She trained in the Cecchetti method of classical ballet in Topeka, Kansas where she danced in various roles in Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Swan Lake, Coppelia, and other modern and original ballets. 

    She also danced competitively in jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and contemporary, and on high school dance
teams in Kansas and Benton, Arkansas. She is currently a third year staff member and head instructor at Universal Dance Association (UDA). She has just graduated from ASU where she got a degree in biology and was on the Red Wolves dance team.  
Aspen Copelin
Morgan Beal
Kara McQuay
Erica McKay Huffstetler
       Erica is one of Christie's grandaughters who has grown up dancing at Christie McNeill Dance Studio since she was 2 years old and now has taught for Christie for 9 years.  She loves working with children and teaching them to enjoy the art of dance.  

    Aspen has grown up dancing for Miss. Christie since she was 3 years old. While under her instruction she learned all styles of dance including, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, and Hip-Hop.  Aspen enjoys working with children and teaching them to love dance just like Miss. Christie taught her to love dance.  
    Kara took dance under Miss Christie's instruction for 16 years until graduating high school.  She has been in competition since she was 6 and won many awards.  After going to college she used her dancing skills by doing choreography for social clubs and theatrical productions. Kara also went to cosmetology school and does nails when she is not teaching dance.  
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