Maggie Dethrow (Modern, Body Toning, Abs/Core)
Maggie graduated Stephens College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. She has been a member of the dance faculty at Stephens College for twelve years. She has taught and performed at Perry-Mansfield in Colorado and has taught for Stephens Theatre Institute for many years. Maggie has been a teacher for over twenty years and is currently teaching modern for the Stephens College Dance Department and continues to teach all the modern classes at Dancearts.
Hallie Rainwater ( Owner, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Kinderdance)
Hallie began dancing at the age of five. She grew up in St. Louis and performed in various musical theatre productions. She joined the Dancearts staff in 1992. Hallie has performed regionally in various professional musical theatre productions, including Chicago, Cabaret, Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Hello Dolly, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Evita. Some of her favorite choreography credits include 42nd Street, Crazy For You, The Music Man, and Seussical the Musical. Currently Hallie is not only an instructor at Dancearts of Columbia, but recently stepped into the title of Columbia Public Schools District Dance Coordinator. She is also a guest director and choreographer for TRYPS Children's Theatre, and is a guest choreographer for the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre.
Fran Patrick (Ballet)
Destiney Lockhart (Hip-Hop)
Destiney graduated from Stephens College in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a Universal Dance Instructor and the Head Coach of the Spartan Sparklers Dance Team at Battle High School in Columbia, MO. She is a firm believer that "practice makes permanent"!
Emma Gysbers (Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical)
Hallie McCoy (Jazz, Lyrical, Kinderdance 1)
Hallie is twenty-one years old and a Columbia College alumni. She has been a part of the Dancearts family since 2012. Her dance teaching career began in 2016 at Dancearts and she is still happily a part of the team. She has been dancing for 18 years and danced competitively for 13 years. She enjoys teaching creative movement, kinderdance, ballet, jazz, and lyrical. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Elementary Education, and she is currently on her way to receiving a Master’s degree in Education. She aspires to be a first-grade teacher. Her wish is that dance can always be included in her life in some fashion, and Dancearts allows her to make that wish come true.
Abigail Rainwater (Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Tap)
Abby has been dancing with Dancearts since the age of three and was a member of the Dancearts Competition Team from 2015-2021. She has been a member of several high-scoring trios, and her Senior Contemporary solo, which she choreographed herself, received 1st Place High Point at EDGE Dance Competition. She has performed with numerous theaters throughout Missouri, including the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, Gateway Center for Performing Arts, and TRYPS Institute at Stephens College. Abby is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.
Emily Cote (Hip Hop, Jazz, Kinderdance)
Shanley Silvey (Jazz, SL/ST)
Shanley Silvey, a Columbia native, danced competitively at Dancearts of Columbia for seven years. Shanley has been a part of several high-scoring trios, and her Senior Jazz solo in 2020 received a Diamond score and specialty award at Hollywood Connections Dance Competition. Shanley attends the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and plans to attend law school after graduating in 2024. Shanley specializes in several genres of dance instruction including Jazz, Contemporary, Leaps and Turns, and a hybrid dance-workout class called Cardio Jazz. Shanley loves inspiring the new generation through dance and promotes diversity and inclusion in her classes.