Staff

Addie Frederickson

President, Owner

Miss Addie has been dancing since the age of 3 and teaching since she was in Jr High. One of her favorite things about teaching is being able to see the students’ eyes light up as they realize what they are capable of. She and her husband, Martin, have been married for 20 years and have two adult sons, Grayson and Nate. They also have twin nieces, Grace and Glory, that come and live with them every summer. Miss Addie and her family attend Grace Community Church, where she loves serving in the Women of Grace ministry. In her free time you will find her spending time with family, friends, and reading.

Sharon Braley

Trusted Advisor, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Baton

Sharon received her BFA in dance from Southern Methodist University in 1979. As a dance major at SMU she not only had extensive studies in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern and tap, but also in dance history, ballet pedagogy (the study of teaching ballet), dance theory, and choreography. She has trained and danced with many of the finest teachers in the world. Sharon’s heart is to “redeem the arts” for God’s glory, taking back what the world has perverted and returning the arts to a meaningful, excellent and powerful form of expression for the purpose of worship and evangelism.

Alisha Jones

Dance Instructor

I graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with a degree in elementary education.  One day I hope to teach Kindergarten.  I work at Grace Community Church in AdventureLand, which is the children’s ministry, and love it!  I always wanted to learn how to dance and started taking classes as an adult. I have a kitty named Sassy.  I enjoy doing arts and crafts and creating new things.  The beach is my favorite place to be, I like to read, and spend time with my family.

Stephen Singleton

Tumbling, Musical Theater

Liberty Wilkerson

Tap, Lyrical
Miss Liberty has been blessed to call Leap of Faith home for her entire dancing career. She has pursued instruction in styles ranging from Ballet to Hip-hop and everything in between. Miss Liberty has also studied Irish Dance with the Inishfree School for ten years. Dance has enriched her life both physically and spiritually. Her closest friends have come from Leap of Faith, all of whom share a sense of how God wants to use dance to reclaim His kingdom. Miss Liberty especially loves to teach dance and encourage students to step out and try something new and to not let fear keep them from doing something that is significant to God. She is in her freshman year at TCC and plans to earn a degree in Pediatric Speech Therapy. She is excited for this new season of life and looking forward to enriching students’ lives the way teachers have enriched hers.

Mykah Hawkins

Ballet

Kirsten Bailey

Ballet, Tap
Miss Kirsten is the second oldest of nine children. She is in her senior year of homeschooling. Outside of dance, she spends her time singing, cooking, baking, reading, sewing, taking care of her younger siblings and going to church activities. She loves working with children and helping them see that they can worship Christ in all areas of their life.

Destiny White

Hip Hop, Ballet, Contemporary

Emma Bailey

Assistant
Miss Emma lives with her parents and eight siblings; three brothers and five sisters and is homeschooled.
She enjoys BSF (Bible Study Fellowship), helping out at her church. reading, listening to music, and dancing. Dance is a big part of her life which is why Miss Emma really wants to show kids the joy you get when you dance; more importantly to show the kids that Jesus is the one we dance for and who brings us joy.

Jennifer Harr

Assistant

Zoe Cope

Assistant

Curtis Howard

Guitar Teacher
Curtis and his wife are locals of Arlington. He serves on staff at The Church on Rush Creek as a student worship leader and is currently a student at The King’s University, working on his Worship Leadership degree. He loves anything related to guitar or music theory. Mr. Curtis has been teaching guitar and bass to students since he was 17. His passion is to raise up a new generation of worship leaders who have a desire to worship God through the worship arts.

Sheri Oestreich

Flute

After completing her BM of Flute Performance in 2012 at Central Washington University, Sheri played with a variety of large ensembles, pit orchestra’s, and worship teams in Washington, California and Texas. She has taught flute at Lake Samish Music Camp and Clear Water Arts Camp, was an adjudicator for Grays Harbor Symphony’s Young Artist Concerto Competition in 2013, and over the years has worked with students from a beginner level through advanced. Her heart is to see God glorified through the arts and hopes to pass that on to her students.

Elizabeth Ames

Ballet-Tumbling Combination

I found Leap of Faith Dance after a friend recommended it and have been dancing there since 2009 and love it. The relaxed studio always gave me a sense of home surrounded by friends with the same passion. Dancing was a very important way for me to express myself during college and my last year of high school. It has always helped me find peace and worship the Lord. I love experiencing different kinds of dance and have done ballet, lyrical, pointe, tumbling, swing and tried Irish and tap. I have assisted and/or taught in little dancers ballet, tap and tumbling classes. I also enjoy horseback riding, crafting with my mom, traveling and pretty much anything outside. I married my wonderful husband Kimseun in 2014 and had to stop dancing when I became pregnant with our first child, Alexander,the next year. I was delighted to teach again in the fall of 2017 for a semester before taking another break after becoming pregnant with our second child. I hope to return to Leap of Faith Dance in the spring.

Danielle Carrico

Ballet, Lyrical, Tumbling

Danielle is currently a student at the University of Texas at Arlington and is set to graduate in May 2016. She is on staff at New Life Family Church where she and her husband are the Youth Pastors. Danielle currently teaches at Leap of Faith and Dance World Studios located in La Porte, Tx. She has been dancing for nearly seventeen years and has seven years of teaching experience. At the age of seven, Danielle auditioned for the Houston Ballet Academy where she trained for the next ten years. At the age of sixteen, she auditioned for the summer program at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School where she received training from multiple prestigious teachers and company members. Danielle has been a part of several companies including Dancers Against Cancer and San Jac Dance PAC. She had the privilege of performing at several memorable theaters such as the Wortham Theater in Houston, Tx, as well as the Merce Cunningham Studio Theatre in New York, NY. While most of her training is focused on ballet, she also has training in lyrical, modern, jazz, tap, contemporary, acrobatics, and musical theater. Danielle believes each style of dance can be used to bring glory to God. God gave each of us talents and abilities and she believes they should be given back to the Lord.

Caitie Norcross

Ballet, Lyrical, Tumbling

Caitie was born and raised in Arlington, she is the youngest of seven. Caitie has been dancing with Leap of Faith for nine years. Currently, she is taking Ballet, Modern, Dance Therapy, and is in the Parables Dance Company. Besides dancing, Caitie enjoys playing guitar, piano, and writing songs. She is so excited to be able to help with Dance 1 this year!