KMDP is proud to announce this will be its 39th season!
That wouldn’t be possible without our fearless leader and Director, Kim Massay! Kim has just returned from New York City where she was one of only 20 Ambassadors for Break The Floor’s Dance Teacher Summit. As an ambassador, Kim inspires and teaches dance instructors from across the country, training and helping them with their businesses. Kim's continued enthusiasm for dance education and performance has ranked Kim Massay Dance Productions a leader in the performing arts and a business phenomenon. Kim is driven by her passion to continue to have the best, most professional and progressive studio around. KMDP is considered one of the top 50 studios by Dance Spirit Magazine. She is proud to say the legacy is continuing through her own daughters, Star, Skye and Stori, who all teach at KMDP and share her passion for dance.
Kim began dance training at the age of three, taking classes from her mother, Dee Massay. Kim earned a B.A. degree in Ballet Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma Ballet School and received her master’s in dance education. Kim’s choreography and performance credits while at OU include Lyric Theatre, troupe member of the Carl Cappock Dancers, a member of the inaugural University of Oklahoma Pom Squad, a member of the OU Ballet Company and director/choreographer of Sooner Scandals. Her career experience has been enhanced with modeling and commercials. Annual trips to New York and Los Angeles for workshops in dance have enriched her training via study with outstanding artists such as Luigi, Ron Forrella, Don Emmons, Phil Black, Steps 56th Street Studio and the choreographer for the Tap Dance Kid, Danny Daniels, Joe Tremaine, and Jackie Sleight.
Kim is currently honored to be one of only 25 Ambassadors for the Break The Floor’s Dance Teacher Summit. The Summit is held each year in both New York and California and is known throughout the country as an advocate and supporter of the dance industry with more than 1400 dance teachers attending each city. As an Ambassador, Kim inspires and teaches dance instructors from across the country, training and helping them with their businesses and is thankful for Gil Stroming for this wonderful opportunity.
In 1995 Kim was selected as Central U.S. contact for dance casting for Star Search and in 1996 choreographed for the Oklahoma University Pom Squad. Kim has been named to the National Small Business Conference for the Republican Party and the National Leadership Award. As owner of the studio in Edmond, Kim’s continued enthusiasm for dance education and performance has ranked Kim Massay Dance Productions as a leader in the performing arts and a business phenomenon.
“I can’t describe what a joy it is to be a dance teacher and teach your children, and now I’m teaching the children of the children I had in dance. I’m proud to say I am not only a grand teacher but a grandmother! “Tutu” to Star’s daughter Indie-Belle and Stori’s children Wrigley and Ivy. And it is such an honor to have my own daughters Star, Skye and Stori keeping the family tradition alive."
"I would like to thank my mom, Dee Massay and my dad, John Massay for helping me get to where I am today. And a special brother that I have, Greg Massay, and his wife Rockie, for just being there all the time. For all these and more, you have blessed my life and I thank God for you each and every day."
Star Massay- Clark danced with KMDP since the age of two and competed in all competition classes winning numerous overall awards. She traveled with the Company to New York, L.A., and Orlando. Through her travels she was able to take from some of the best choreographers in the country. After graduation, Star moved to Orlando to dance at Disney World in the "Festival of the Lion King" and "Fantasmic". She also played many of the well-known characters such as Belle and Alice for many of the parades and shows. After finishing a contract for Disney, she moved to L.A. where she would appear in music videos with Frankie J and Baby Bash, as well as appear in an Old Navy commercial. She spent a year back at Disney before coming back home to Oklahoma where she can work her "Disney Magic" on some of our young dancers.
Skye Massay is the artistic director for Kim Massay dance productions. She loves working out, coloring, traveling around the world, romantic walks on the beach, and tennis shoes. Christmas is her favorite time of the year. She can hold her breath under water for 8 seconds and walk across the street without looking both ways. Growing up She wanted to be a Blue Bell Ice Cream truck driver or zookeeper but her goals and ambitions suddenly changed when dance became her passion. She has studied all styles of dance including flamingo or is it Flamenco? She loves her students and hopes to instill her passion of dance in them so they can continue to pass it on from generation to generation. With her dog Bluebell they plan to make the dance community the happiest place on earth other than Disney World.
Stori Vincent has been dancing since the age of two. She has studied with many outstanding choreographers, and has won numerous top awards and scholarships at different competitions and conventions across the country. Stori was selected as a Break The Floor VIP member to perform at Radio City Music Hall and was invited to Soul Escape in Dallas to dance with the nation’s top dancers. Stori has trained at Broadway Dance Center in New York and The Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. Stori has taught numerous master classes and judged for high school dance teams. Now she puts her focus on teaching the studio Minis, Future stars, and Fusion Company. Her dances have won many outstanding choreography awards and top scores. With her love for creating art, after high school she became a master hair stylist here in Edmond. She continues education with the most elite in the industry. When she is not at the studio or behind the chair, she loves being a mom to her babies Wrigley and Ivy. Stori says without the love and support from her amazing husband, Brandon, none of this would be possible.
Emiy Robinson is a former Kim Massay Dancer. She started with Kim at the age of four and continued through her Senior year. She has traveled all over the country with the competition team including New York City, Las Vegas, Dallas, Kansas City, Daytona Beach, and Branson. Emily has won countless top scoring awards throughout her competitive years. After graduating high school, Emily was selected to be a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder Girls for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons. Now she works with KMDP Pre-Comp, Minis, Future Stars and is our All-Star Pom Coach. Emily's passion is to help our younger dancers build a strong foundation of technical skills and performance values.
Maci is a dancer and choreographer that has been living in Los Angeles, California. After three years, Maci has decided to relocate to Oklahoma City. Maci, originally from Oklahoma, has been dancing since the age of three and is now a professional working dancer and choreographer. She has competed all over the nation and continues to travel worldwide teaching and choreographing. Maci has taught weekly classes at Millennium Dance Complex Orange County and loves sharing her work. She has most recently shown her work at Club Jete- a dance show that gives choreographers and dancers the opportunity to perform in front of agencies and elite men and women in the dance community. Maci is also part of Catastrophe, a contemporary dance company, directed by Cat Cogliandro. She travels with Hall of Fame Dance Challenge as well as stage one dance competition as a judge and loves helping kids grow not only as dancers, but as the next growing generation of humans. Maci has recently joined the faculty at Kim Massay Dance Productions as a full time instructor. She is excited to share all she has learned in the big city of LA and continue her journey in the Industry.
Ms. Matsuura was born in Irvine, California, and began her dance training with Ms. Hanna Karacic at the age of six. She spent her formative years training in the Vaganova method at Southland Ballet Academy, and furthered her training at summer intensives with American Ballet Theater, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Kirov Academy of Washington, DC, the Rock School for Dance Education, and Oklahoma City Ballet. She completed her BFA in dance performance and choreography with a minor in Spanish at the University of California, Irvine, graduating with honors that included Excellence in Dance Performance (2015); Latin and Campuswide Honors; Phi Beta Kappa; the William J. Gillespie Scholarship in Ballet Studies (2013-15); and the Medici Circle Award (2014). She danced with Orange County’s Festival Ballet Theatre for six seasons, performing principal and soloist roles that included Queen of the Dryads in Don Quixote; Sugar Plum Fairy, Dew Drop, and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker; Diamond and White Fairy in Sleeping Beauty; and Monya in Giselle. Her choreography has been performed at UC Irvine, Azusa Pacific University, and Youth America Grand Prix. Ms. Matsuura served as the Director of Corps de Ballet and Youth Division at Azusa Pacific University from 2015-2016 and was on faculty at Southland Ballet Academy for six years before joining Oklahoma City Ballet’s Studio Company in 2017. Ms. Matsuura was promoted to apprentice in 2018 and corps de ballet in 2019. Her teaching certifications include Progressing Ballet Technique and the distinction of ABT® Affiliate Teacher, having completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum and successfully presented students for examination. Ms. Matsuura is pleased to be joining the faculty of Kim Massay Dance Productions!
Lindsey’s love for dance started when she was 3 years old! She started dance at Oklahoma City Ballet and then discovered her love for other genres when she went to her first Kim Massay recital with a friend! Lindsey danced at Kim Massay and was apart of many national winning groups. She won 2 convention scholarships to the Edge Performing Arts Center where she was picked to train with the industry’s top choreographers. Her love for dance carried her into college where she was apart of the University of Oklahoma Pom Pon squad. During her senior year she was honored to be selected as a captain. During college she coached and choreographed for numerous high school programs around the state, all who received top honors at state and national competitions. She choreographed for NDA dance and traveled around the country teaching, coaching, and judging. After college Lindsey was a member and captain of the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets dance team. She was honored to teach and choreograph for the Honeybees. Lindsey currently works for Keys to the Kingdom Travel where she specializes in Disney Destinations. She loves assisting families in their Disney needs. Lindsey’s most important job is raising her 4 girls with her husband Bary! She loves watching their love grow for dance. She is thrilled to come back to teaching this year and looks forward to inspiring young dancers!
Loryn will graduate from the University of Central Oklahoma in December 2019 with Bachelor's degrees in both Dance Education and Elementary Education. She grew up in Sand Springs, OK and has danced since she was 4 years old through college. She has trained and taught with Miss Tirita’s Dance Studio and trained with The Dance Pointe and the University of Central Oklahoma, and has been able to perform in Branson, Disney World, and on Carnival Cruises. Loryn also performed with the South Tulsa Children’s Ballet in their Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty productions. Upon graduation, she plans to teach elementary school and continue teaching dance. She is so excited to have the opportunity to teach with Kim Massay Dance Productions. She hopes to instill confidence and a love of dance in her students.
Artists in Residence:
Jeff began his training in Spokane, Washington with the Spokane Ballet and later joined the company. He also studied on scholarship with the Pacific NorthWest Ballet and then the Joffrey Ballet in New York. Jeff toured the US for three years as a soloist with the Joffrey Ballet concert group. He also danced with the Chamber Ballet USA in New York. In Rome, Italy. Jeff was featured on the variety show Fantastico Five and in the feature film Joan Lui. Upon returning to New York, Jeff was featured on Guiding Light and partnered Shirley MacLaine on the television special 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. He danced with Debbie Allen and The Pointer Sisters on the Martin Luther King, Jr. TV special. After auditioning with hundreds of dancers, Jeff was hired as a lead dancer on the groundbreaking TV show Dancin' to the Hits and relocated to LA. While in LA, Jeff danced on the American Music Awards with Gloria Estefan and was featured on The Academy Awards. Jeff appeared in six national commercials and the feature films; I'll Do Anything, choreographed by Twyla Tharp, And the Band Played On with Richard Gere, Leonard Part Six with Bill Cosby and Cinderella choreographed by Academy Award winning director Rob Marshall starring Brandi and Whitney Houston. Jeff had a featured role in the original LA production of The Phantom of the Opera and worked with Jerome Robbins of the workshop for the Tony Award winning show Jerome Robbins Broadway. Jeff also has been featured in roles on The Tracy Ullman Show, Coach, and partnered Paula Abdul in her video Blowing Kisses in the Wind. As a choreographer, Jeff has worked with many singers, including the legendary Bette Midler. He was the assistant choreographer for Saturday Night Fever in London and was assistant choreographer on Pagliacci for the Houston Grand Opera. In Japan, Jeff has choreographed the musicals The Rink, and Golden Boy, as well as six TV specials. He also directed and choreographed the cruise ship show Time Warp. In addition to choreography, Jeff co-founded The Professional Dance Center of Tokyo. In New York, Jeff just finished choreographing Grease for the prestigious Paper Mill Playhouse, which received rave reviews from The New York Times and Variety. Jeff also choreographs regularly for the television show All My Children. Jeff is the creator, director, and choreographer of A Few Good Men Dancin'. A Few Good Men Dancin' has enjoyed sold out performances at New York's New Victory Theater. The New York Times calls the show "Intoxicating, full of zip, pep and punch." The show launched its First National tour in February 2004. Jeff is a Master teacher having taught at LA's Edge Performing Arts Center and currently teaches at the biggest dance studio in the world, Broadway Dance Center. Jeff has been a guest teacher at London's Pineapple Studios, The University of Idaho, Cornish Institute of the Arts, Texas Christian University, and Colorado State University. Jeff teaches Jazz, Lyrical, and Ballet. Every Tuesday, Jeff flies to Orlando, Florida where he teaches at American Dance Machine. His students appear on Broadway, in Films/Videos and in concerts with Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, and Christina Aguilera, as well as the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes.
Corey is one of the most highly sought after master tap teachers in the country. His unique rhythmic style, along with genuine care for his students keep him in high demand. Corey has performed with various tap companies and stage productions including Rhapsody in Taps, Power Tap, and Men at Work, to name a few. He has also had the honor of working with such tap legends as: Gregory Hines, Henry Le Tang, Sam Weber, and Mark Mendoca.
Corey has taught on numerous touring conventions circuits including: NUVO, LA Underground, LA Dance Magic, Hollywood Vibe, Pacific Coast Dance Fest, and Hollywood. Some of his commercial credits include Toyota, Taco-Bell, Dr. Pepper, and Disney. Corey continues to set his award winning choreography on dance companies and studios all over the country. His students have gone on to perform in every medium of the entertainment industry on stages all over the world.