Tina Silva, Executive Director

I am extremely proud to be a part of a group of caring parents who had an extraordinary vision and the passion to create 307 Dance Academy.  I have been with 307 Dance Academy since its conception in 2010! I was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming and have always loved dance. I have been involved in the dance community for many years in various roles including; the Executive Director of 307 Dance Academy, the Competition Director for 307 Dance Academy, Studio Director at Rocky Mountain School of Dance, dance teacher, choreographer, parent volunteer, studio board member, and student. I have enjoyed choreographing for my students and have won “Judge’s Choice” awards, overall awards,  and choreography awards. I am continually looking for ways to continue my growth in dance, including attending various teacher workshops including; Hollywood Vibe, 24Seven Dance, Groove, and Velocity, attending the dance teacher workshops at the Dance I.D.E.A.S. Seminar in Los Angeles, and the Dance Teacher Web Seminar in Las Vegas, and successfully completing college-level dance classes. I have a Bachelor’s of Social Work from the University of Wyoming and an Associate of Science from Casper College. I have been working with the youth of Casper for over 35 years, first as a Games Director of Wyoming Special Olympics, and then as the Lead Social Worker at Hemry Home. I have been an assistant coach for Youth T-ball & Basketball and a substitute teacher at Wyoming Gymnastics Center. I am the proud parent of Jacob who is twenty-three and complete his Bachelors in Computer Science and is now an officer in the Marine Corps, and McKena who has obtained her B.F.A in Musical Theatre from  Millikin University, and is living in Las Vegas working and pursuing her professional theatre and dance career as well as attending graduate school.  I feel very blessed and thankful to be able to share my days with the community and dancers of 307 Dance Academy. I am committed to the excellence that 307 was founded on, truly believing in our motto "Inspire the Fire", and I am so excited for the upcoming season!

Stacie Jaquez, Office Manager

Devon Sisneros Schulte, Teacher

Devon is so excited for her 2nd year as SPIRIT Director! She is also teaching classes and a part of our competition staff. In 2016 Devon started a dance and cheer program called Casper Spirit, which quickly grew over 3 years. With a growing program, a growing family at home and a desire to give her students more opportunities she decided  to take her program and students to join the 307 Dance Academy family.

Devon has 25 years dance experience in hip hop, jazz, ballet, pointe, modern and dance team technique. She is a Kelly Walsh Dance Team alumni and choreographer with 11 state championships in choreography. Devon is a UNLV Rebel Girl alumni where she competed on their Pom and Hip Hop competition team at ESPN UDA College Nationals. She is also an Aspire Dance Pro & Thunderstruck Competition judge & master class guest instructor while being a former dance and cheer instructor for Rebel Starzz in Las Vegas. She is a former hip hop, jazz, and contemporary instructor at Dance Zone in Las Vegas while also choreographing dance team and studio routines throughout Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and Arizona. Devon danced as a chorus member in The Nutcracker Ballet in Denver while also being a protege showcase dancer and assistant to Laurianne Gibson. She has been a Masterclass workshop assistant to choreographer for Britney Spears, Jesse Lee Santos in addition to competing on So You Think You Can Dance as a Top 30 Semi Finalist. Devon has competed in hip hop routines choreographed by Nappy Tabs, during the UDA ESPN College Nationals. During years as a competitive dancer Devon won numerous regional titles. She has also won two national titles with Thunderstruck Dance Competition with a contemporary solo and duo.Though she loves to perform, choreography is Devon's true passion. Some of her choreography achievements include: choreography for the Kelly Walsh Dance Team (11 consecutive state championship titles & 11th in Hip Hop at UDA Nationals); Ralston Valley (15th in Pom at NDA nationals). She has been assistant choreographer for Miss Nevada's contemporary routine during the Miss USA Pageant and won Top Choreographer at numerous competitions including Starpower, Spotlight, and Thunderstruck. Devon and her husband moved from Las Vegas, NV back to Devon’s hometown here in Casper, WY. They have a 3 year old son (Jett) and 1 year old daughter (Landree).

Having been blessed with so many amazing performance experiences, Devon now wants to give back to the youth of Casper by sharing with them her passion for dance and all that she has learned.Even as a working artist, she is constantly taking classes to keep up on technique and stay inspired.She has experience working with all ages and enjoys helping and encouraging young performers so that they may grow to their full potential. Devon attributes all of her accomplishments and experiences to GOD. She cannot wait to share her love of dance, cheer and performing with the youth of Casper and provide them with numerous performance opportunities unlike any other in Wyoming!

Lexis Armenta, Teacher

Hello, my name is Lexis Armenta. I’m from Safford, Arizona and now living in the wonderful city of Casper, Wyoming. I have been in dance since I was 5 years old. I began my journey at Safford Dance Academy in 2003. I continued dance all throughout school. I competed in cheerleading with Top - Gun All Stars Cheer in Queencreek, Arizona throughout middle school and high school. I am so happy to have the opportunity to be a dance instructor and get to be involved in the dance world once more!  I strive to bring happiness and passion wherever I go! I have two beautiful daughters and an amazing husband. I am beyond excited to start the new season! 

Jennifer Barella, Teacher

Jennifer is a Casper native whose passion for dance began at age 2 and has never stopped. She began dancing at Center Stage Dance Studio under the direction of Cheryl Campbell and continued her dance education at a variety of studios thereafter. Jennifer has trained, competed, and choreographed in many styles including; ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe, hip hop, contemporary, modern, and character over the years garnering several national Spotlight titles and a Judge's Choice choreography award. After graduating from NCHS in 2012 she continued her education at Casper College. After completing her Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Communications with a minor in psychology through the University of Wyoming Jennifer has chosen to pursue her MA in communications. She has a 3 year old daughter named April who loves the fun and open environment at 307. When she heard the mission statement of 307 Dance Academy she was 

immediately excited to be a part of it. Jennifer's primary goal is to incite a love of dance in all of her students because she wholeheartedly bealieves that dance transcends the physical beauty of the sport and endows dancers with ideals of health, teamwork, perseverance, and confidence!

Megan Barella, Teacher

Hello, my name is Megan and I have lived in Casper my whole life. I graduated from NCHS before continuing to get my Associates in Business Administration from Casper College. In pursuit of one of my passions, I went to Cosmetology school and now work at The Mane-gy Mousse Salon. My passion for dance started at a young age at Center Stage Dance Studio. I have been dancing since I was two years old. The experience I have is extremely strong in tap, jazz, lyrical, and ballet, as I have done them for about thirteen years. Teaching and choreographing dance are a passion of mine, and something I have always had a desire to do! I look forward to working with our students, parents, and staff. Making the classroom a fun, enjoyable, and productive place to be is one of my top priorities. Every student should feel welcome and be excited to come back and dance! I look forward to being with people who want to dedicate as much time and hard work as it takes to become the best dancers and performers possible!

Natalie Barella, Teacher

Laura Deal, Teacher

Laura Deal is so excited to be a part of the dance community of Casper. She currently teaches Jazz, Ballet, and Contemporary at 307 Dance Academy. Laura was born and raised in Casper, WY and began dancing when she was 5 at Center Stage Dance Studio. She started competing with the Center Stage Dance Company when she was in 5th grade. In 9th grade, Laura moved to Rocky Mountain School of Dance where she increased her focus on ballet and technique and continued to participate in competitive dance through high school. In her Junior year at NCHS, she joined her dance skills with her love of singing and performed in her first musical as a chorus member of the Wizard of Oz. This experience brought Laura’s love of performance to a new level. In her senior year she was honored to play the role of Belle in NCHS’s musical performance of Beauty and the Beast. 

Upon graduation in 2005, Laura moved to Omaha, NE to attend college at Creighton University and continued to dance for the love of the art. She danced with the Creighton Ballet Company, the Omaha Modern Dance Cooperative, and the Omaha City Ballet. She performed choral roles in Coppélia, Red Ballet, and the Nutcracker. She was also a Cell Block Girl in Creighton’s production of Chicago.

Laura and her husband moved back to Casper in 2013 where she began teaching at Dean Morgan. In 2017, she took on the role as choreographer and co-producer of the Dean Morgan Musical production of Cinderella. Since then, she has choreographed and co-produced Dean Morgan’s productions of Suessical, Shrek, Aladdin, and Peter Pan.

Belle Douglass, Teacher

My name is Belle Douglass. I am a sophomore at Kelly Walsh High School. I have been dancing since I was 3 years old. I was a competitive dancer my whole life until this year and I am on the Kelly Walsh Dance Team. Dance is a passion of mine!! I love it so much and I want to share the knowledge I have learned to help young kids to follow their passion. I’m so excited to be a part of the 307-faculty family! 

Janice Finely, Teacher

Hello, my name is Janice Finley. I was born and raised in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Graduate school brought me to Casper, WY, and I am beyond excited to be teaching at 307 Dance Academy!  I have been trained in a variety of dance styles such as jazz, ballet, hiphop, lyrical, contemporary, high kick and some tap.  I first began studio dance in 4th grade, and then following with the Shakopee High School Varsity Dance Team. During college, I was apart of the University of North Dakota dance team where we were able to compete at UDA Nationals. I am beyond thrilled to start this year's dance season!

Sara Flores, Teacher

My name is Sara Flores. I’ve lived in Casper for 14 years. I danced and cheered as a little girl before moving back to Casper. I attended Kelly Walsh and cheered for 3 years in high school. After graduation I enrolled at Casper College to pursue a degree in elementary education. During this time, I coached at KW as an assistant cheer coach and currently I work as a leasing agent/assistant. I look forward to using my knowledge and skills to build 307 all-star cheer program.

Anthony Gamroth, Teacher

In 2009 Anthony received his BA from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Prior to that he received an Associate's of Art in Anthropology and an Associate's of Fine Art in Photography at Casper College. Not knowing what to do after graduating he decided to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a professional dancer. In 2011 he became a lead male dancer in Olympia based ballet company Ballet Northwest and worked for the company until 2018 when he moved back home to Wyoming. His many roles included Prince Desiree in the Sleeping Beauty, multiple dance festival parts, and multiple castings of The Nutcracker as The Prince, Snow King, Arabian, and Dew Drop Cavalier over the course of his time in the company. He was a company dancer in Seattle based contemporary company DASSDance from 2015 - 2017. In 2014 he danced in Seattle's bi-annual dance festival Against the Grain: Men in Dance. As a member of Ballet Northwest he has taken master classes from notable greats including current Artistic Director of New York City Ballet Wendy Weylan, PNB Soloist Lindsey Dec, New York City Ballet Soloist and author of "Dancing Through It" Jennifer Ringer, and among others from PNB, Spectrum Dance Theatre, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and Seattle Dance Project. He taught classes at The Evergreen City Ballet and paid partnering workshops at Whidbey Island Dance Theatre and The Studios in Seattle.Since 2019 he has been a member of local dance company Wyoming Dance Arts. He is also a certified yoga instructor through YogaFit and teaches classes at Titanium Fitness. 

Emily Ginsbach, Teacher

Emily grew up dancing, studying jazz, tap, ballet and pointe from the age of 6 in Casper, Wy. She graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2012 with a BS in speech-language pathology and audiology, and a minor in dance performance. Upon graduation, she returned to her hometown to work as a speech therapist. Since then, Emily has been practicing speech therapy, specializing in Autism and Down syndrome, at ACM Therapy Group. She also provides hippotherapy and coaches swimming, basketball, and skiing for Special Olympics. Emily jumped at the opportunity to merge her experience with uniquely abled children, and passion for dance, creating a “Firecrackers” adaptive dance class. Additionally, Emily is a certified yoga instructor, teaching at Lifetime Health & Fitness. She offers students extra benefit by incorporating yoga-inspired moves and occasionally even a strengthening yoga practice into her dance classes.

Emily has called 307 Dance Academy her home since 2015, where she has taught ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, skills, and adaptive dance. She also shares her dance experience through coaching 307’s competition team. Emily is known for challenging her students, encouraging them to discover new movements, and helping them develop a strong work ethic. She is constantly inspired by her students, and strives to inspire them in return—while strongly focusing her classes on technique and drive.

Maliyah Harrington, Teacher

Maliyah was born and raised in Casper, WY! She has danced and was a competitive gymnast throughout her years. Maliyah is a proud alumni of 307 Dance Academy, graduating in 2021. Throughout her high school years, she danced on the Kelly Walsh Dance Teams to be a captain her senior year and crowned an All-American Dancer by UDA! Maliyah has taught at 307 for 3 years teaching spirit and hip hop. Maliyah specializes in hip hop and pom-style dance.  Maliyah loves marketing and social media influence!  When she is not dancing, she markets and sells real estate with the Alisha Collins Real Estate Team.

Caelynne Hebert, Teacher

Hi, my name is Caelynne Hebert. I am a junior at Kelly Walsh High School. I have been dancing for 12 years and started competitive dance when I was 9 years old. I am on the Kelly Walsh Dance Team and have dreams of pursuing dance in college. I have training in all of the styles including: Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern, Tap, and Tumbling. Dance is one of my greatest passions and it has gotten me through all of the highs and lows that life brings. I am very excited to share my love of dance with others and to be a part of the 307 faculty.

Marlo Henry, Teacher & Studio Assistant

I was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming. I started dancing at 4 years old with Rehearsal School of Dance. At 12 years old, I joined the competitive dance troupe at Center Stage Dance Studio, and at 14 years old I transferred to Rocky Mountain School of Dance where I danced and competed until high school graduation. I then went to the University of Wyoming where I took classes in dance history, dance science, dance composition, and dance pedagogy to earn my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and Dance. While there I danced roles in Coppelia, two productions of The Nutcracker, and several faculty dance concerts.

Laura Kelly, Teacher

Laura Kelly grew up in Buffalo, Wyoming, where she developed a love for dance and the arts. She trained at Donna's Dance Academy in Sheridan, and attended as many competitions, workshops, and conventions as she could to enhance her training. Laura then attended the University of Wyoming (UW) where she completed dual degrees: a BFA in Dance Performance and a BA in English. She enjoyed working with the UW faculty as well as choreographers from all over the world during her time at UW. Most notably, she worked with Margaret Wilson as a vertical dancer, Jennifer Deckert as the character Van Helsing in Dracula: The Legend in Motion, Marsha Knight as a dancer in Six Songs from Ellis, and Czech choreographer Jarek Cemerek on a piece called “Women, WeMen, WeMan.” She particularly loved working with Limón Dance Company member Pablo Fracisco Ruvalcaba learning a reconstruction of José Limón’s work, "The Winged," which brought her to perform with UW at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She grew to love choreography in college, and choreographed a piece based on her experiences while East surrounding racism and white privilege. This piece was selected to represent UW at the American College Dance Association in 2018.

After graduating from UW with honors in 2018, Laura auditioned at Disneyland and was hired as a parade performer. She spent a wonderful year there dancing in various parades and shows but missed the community of a smaller town and decided to move back to Wyoming. She now works at Special Olympics Wyoming and is thrilled to be entering her 4th year of teaching the best students in town at 307 Dance Academy!

Ali Knopp, Teacher

Ali grew up in Casper, Wyoming where she was a member of the Kelly Walsh Cheer Team, earning 5 state titles! She then went on to cheer at the University of Wyoming where she obtained her Bachelor in Psychology and Human Development, graduating in 2020.  After returning to Casper, she took over the Kelly Walsh Cheer team and has been the Head Coach for the past 3 years, most recently winning All Girl Stunt at State in 2022 and 2023.  When she is not coaching, Ali is a teacher at Natrona County High School.  She is excited to bring her experience and passion for all things cheer and tumbling to 307 Dance as the new tumbling instructor!

Zoe Neville, Teacher

Hi! My name is Zoe Neville, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to teach at 307 Dance Academy! I was born and raised in Casper and started dancing when I was 5. I eventually started competing at the age of 12 and was on the Kelly Walsh Dance Team all four years of high school. I have been trained in many styles of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and Pom. I have enjoyed teaching the last 5 years and look forward to working with your students this year!