Studio Owner/Instructor/Artistic Director/Selah Co-Dir.
Julie Reeves has been choreographing and teaching dance since 1983. Her experience includes dance teams, theater, talent shows, pageants, business shows, as well as studio and liturgical dance choreography and performances. She has a BS in Management from Georgia Institute of Technology (1990) and is a certified member of Dance Educators of America. Her training spans most her life in ballet, clogging, tap, jazz, pointe, and modern. She is also the Artistic Director of Steps of Faith Dance Company, the non-profit performance and ministry group based at the studio, and has led the group on both stateside and international mission trips. She is the Co-director of SELAH DTS housed by the Company. She also enjoys promoting the arts in the community as a Board member and Chairman of the Cultural Arts Alliance. She feels blessed by the Lord and honored to be director of SOF, which she has seen grow from 22 to 300 students in over fourteen years. Julie has 3 wonderful sons, Collin 18, Carter 16, Caleb 13, and dear daughter born in China, Caroline (almost 7yr old). She is honored to serve with the priceless support of her dear husband, Robby, of 22 years. She is excited about owning her own facility this year, and about the expansion of classes SOF is able to offer!
- Company and Selah Instructor/Ballet Mistress
Theresa Shampine has worked for SOF since 2001. Ms. Shampine has enjoyed teaching and choreographing at Steps of Faith for the last twelve years. She has worked closely with Ms. Reeves to develop a sound and annointed ballet-training program. Theresa is originally from Syracuse, New York and was a scholarship student at The Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. She is a graduate of Mercyhurst College, where she received a BA in Dance. Professionally, she has danced with the Erie Ballet Theatre, Charleston Ballet Theatre, and The Georgia Ballet where she enjoyed being a featured dancer. She has one daughter Zella, and lives with her husband Jack in Canton.
- Office Manager
Tonya Veitch began in 2001 as a receptionist and quickly moved into the position as Office Manager. She now is responsible for all student accounts and registration. She lives in Cartersville with husband, Gerald, son Phillip and daughter Lauren. SOF could not run without her invaluable support!
- SELAH Co-director/ Company Instructor/ Instructor/ DanceCamp Instructor
Mary Binkley Marcengill has grown up at SOF, and has taught dance for over nine years at the studio, as well as in Florida and Texas, in preballet (preschool), tap/jazz, hiphop, and ballet. She trained for a year with Glory DanceMinistries in Tampa (now in HongKong) before returning to SOF for a year. Since 2008, she has been a vital member of a Discipleship Training School, and DanceCompany in Dallas TX associated with Dance Revolution, called Ingredients. Mary returned to SOF in Fall 2010 as an instructor and the co-director of SELAH! She has recently performed with the Refuge Dance Company in Atlanta. She married Josh Marcengill in March 2012!
- Costume Mistress
Lynn is returning as costume mistress this year for the non-profit dance company. She has been our seamstress and asst. costume mistress for a year or two. She is responsible for keeping up with the thousands of costumes that we use for our local and international missions. She is the mother of company member, Dominique.