Meet Our Student Dance Instructors

Schallehn Tedford

(Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip-Hop)

Schallehn began dancing at the age of three, and her love of dance has only intensified over the past 14 years. Schallehn has been taking classes and participating in numerous workshops, dance conventions, and competitions since she was six years old. She is fluent in the art of tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, lyrical, hip-hop, and pointe. At the age of twelve she was chosen as a child dancer in The New York City Ballet’s production of “Firebird”. She also received a scholarship to attend The Hollywood Summer Tour in California.

In addition to many high score and first place awards, she has been awarded many special judges awards for “captivation” and “artistic representation”. Additionally, she has been repeatedly chosen as a member of the Elite National Dance Team as well as an Ultimate Assistant to the Spirit of Dance National Competition Team.

Schallehn not only dances herself but instills her knowledge and passion for dance into the hearts of others and has been teaching since the age of 13. Most of all she hopes to continue to carry on her career by teaching, choreographing, and inspiring others.

Kelly Curran


Kelly Curran is 17 years old and a senior at Ballston Spa High School.  Kelly has been dancing since she was 4 years old and competing for 12 years.  She has a passion for tap and is a strong advocate for bringing tap into the forefront of the dance world.  During her competition years Kelly has won numerous high-score awards and special judges' awards, selections for national dance teams, several scholarships and was named an Ultimate Assistant for Spirit of Dance national competition.  

Kelly began teaching solos at age 12 and continues to teach solos, duos and groups.  Kelly enjoys sharing her passion for dance with all of her students.  

Kelly is an honor student, 2019 Class President and a member of  the Ballston Spa Varsity Tennis Team.

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2018 Spirit of Dance Nationals

2018 Spirit of Dance Regional

2018 Wild About Dance

2018 Power of Dance

2018 Elite Performance Challenge

2017 Competition Team

2016 Competition Team

2015 Dance Evolution Competition Team

2015 Competition Team

2014 Competition Team