Intermediate Pointe, Intensive Ballet & Advanced Ballet and Pointe
Brittany Brignac Devall has been studying dance for 30 years. She studied with the Baton Rouge Ballet Theater at the Dancers' Workshop. During her training there, she performed in the Baton Rouge Ballet Theater's "The Nutcracker" for seven consecutive years and made multiple appearances in the BRBT "Spring Concert". In high school, Brittany was a member of the Parkview Baptist "Silver Stepper" dance team. While in high school, she was chosen to be a staff member of the Universal Dance Association and named an American All-Star. Brittany has danced at Broadway Dance Center in New York City and also served as a judge for numerous dance team auditions. During college, Brittany furthered her training at Tari's School of Dance, taught at Jete Dance Company, and was a Louisiana State University Golden Girl for two years. She is a graduate in Fashion Merchandising from Louisiana State University. Brittany has been teaching at Covington Dance Company for 9 years.
Kristie Price Faust
Intensive Tap & Company Tap
Kristie Price Faust has been dancing for over 25 years. She was a member of the Loranger High Wolfette dance team for 4 years. While dancing as a Wolfette, she was selected as an American All-Star dancer and served as Captain. Kristie was also the owner and director of a local dance studio for 8 years offering ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical instruction. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2003 as a registered nurse and from the University of South Alabama in 2011 as a pediatric nurse practitioner.
Heather Crowe Simmons
Hip Hop 2, Teen Jazz & Lyrical, Hip Hop 4
Heather Crowe Simmons began dancing at the age of 3. She attended Rowanna Currier’s studio of dance for 14 years, where she was a member of the Louisiana Heat Dance Company for 3 years. Heather was a Jackette at Oak Forest Academy for 6 years, where she served as Captain her 9th & 12th grade years. She was also selected as an American All-Star for 3 years & got the opportunity to travel to London, England to perform. After high school, Heather went on to dance for the SLU Lionette Dance Team for 4 years & performed at the UDA Collegiate Nationals each year in Orlando, Florida. While finishing her college degree, she was chosen to be a member of the New Orleans Saintsation Dance Team. Heather is a graduate in Elementary Education from Southeastern Louisiana University.
Hip Hop 3 & Office Assistant
Delany Johnson began dancing at the age of 3. She attended Mrs. Rowanna Currier's Studio of Dance, where she studied tap and ballet. She also attended Center Stage Studio and studied hip hop. She has danced with Covington Dance Company for the past 8 years, studying tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop. She was a member of Covington Dance Company's Company Class for 4 years also serving as an assistant teacher for hip hop. Delany graduated from Oak Forest Academy. She was a member of the JV Jackettes for 3 years and served as dance committee chairperson. She also was a Varsity Cheerleader for 3 years. Delany is currently attending North Shore Community College, where she will receive a degree in Medical Assistant. Dancing has always been an enjoyment for Delany. She is thankful for having this opportunity to share and enhance her dance technique with other dancers.
Hip Hop 4 & 5
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Whitley Ballard grew up in Kentwood and currently lives in Roseland with her husband, Josh. She began dance classes at the age of 3 and has studied and loved dance every day since. She graduated from Oak Forest Academy and while there, was a member of the dance and cheer teams. In junior high Whitley served the JV Jackette dance team as co-Captain her eighth grade year and Captain her freshmen year. Also during her freshmen year, she was moved up to the varsity team to dance with the Varsity Jackettes. She switched to cheer in high school serving as the cheer committee chair person her junior year and Captain her senior year. She also began dance classes at Covington Dance Company her senior year. Upon graduating high school, Whitley attended Southeastern Louisiana University and has a Bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Whitley began teaching at Covington Dance Company in 2010. She took a small break to go live and work in the Virgin Islands doing disaster recovery. Now she is happier than ever to be back home at CDC!
Hip Hop 1 & 5
Anna Smith is from the small town of Franklinton and has been dancing for 28 years. She grew up dancing competitively in the studio and was the captain of her jr. high and high school dance team. She extended her dance career at Louisiana State University where she was a member of the LSU Tiger Girls dance team. After 2 years, she transferred to the University of Louisiana at Monroe and was a member of the dance team, currently known as the Hawkline.
Anna has taught at and choreographed for studios across the state. She was the sponsor for the West Monroe High school dance team, and has held numerous summer camps for local jr. high and high school dance teams.
Anna has a B.S. degree in Business Administration and a B.A. degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. She currently works as a Realtor for K2 Realty in Covington. She and her husband, Kent recently decided to plant their roots in Amite with their 4 children, Malia, Knox, Giselle and Giuliana.
Anna loves sharing her passion of dance and is thrilled to be a part of Covington Dance Company this year!
Beginner I Ballet & Tap, Beginner II Ballet & Tap, Mini Jazz & Jr. Jazz
Stacey Hausey has been studying dance for over 40 years. For 23 consecutive years she studied with the Baton Rouge Talent Academy, where she choreographed and was a lead dancer for eight years. During her time at BRTA, Stacey was chosen to study under the direction of internationally known choreographer and teacher Joe Tremaine. Stacey’s training includes ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical dance. She was a member of the Baker High School Dance Team for two years, and received numerous accolades through Super Star Drill Team where she was also chosen to be a staff member her senior year. Through her dance career, she provided choreography for BREC theatre programs and other groups in the Baton Rouge area. Stacey was the owner and director of a dance studio for 17 years offering classes in ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical instruction. Stacey is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue her dance career and share her passion for dance with the students of Covington Dance Company.
Petite Jazz, Intermediate Jazz, Beginner III Ballet & Tap, Intermediate I Ballet & Tap
Carolyn Reed began her dance career at the age of 3 and attended Rowanna Currier's Studio of Dance. She also studied ballet at Fellom Ballet School and then attended Marci's Dance Studio and Center Stage Dance Studio. Carolyn then found her home at CDC where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe, and hip hop for 8 years. She was a part of the Company Team at CDC for 4 years and was an assistant teacher for Teen Jazz. While in high school, she was a member of the JV and Varsity Jackettes Dance Team at Oak Forest Academy where she served as captain her freshman and senior years. She was chosen as a UDA All-American Dancer her sophomore, junior, and senior years. After graduating high school in 2017, Carolyn began her college career at Louisiana State University and continued to study dance from the LSU School of Theatre her freshman year. She recently graduated from LSU in May of 2021 receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics. Since college, Carolyn has moved back to Amite, LA and has been named the coach of the OFA JV Jackettes. She is also currently a dietetic intern at North Oaks Medical Center on the path to becoming a Registered Dietitian. Carolyn is excited for her second year on staff and thankful for the opportunity to continue her dance career and share her passion of dance!
Primary I Ballet & Tap, Primary II Ballet & Tap
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Hailey Johnston is currently co-teaching the Primary I and Primary II ballet and tap classes with Laura Lynne. She began her dance career at the age of 5 at Center Stage Dance studio for 7 years. While at Center Stage, she competed at multiple dance competitions and was able to perform at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World. Hailey then found her forever home at CDC where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe, and hip hop for 6 years. She was a member of the company dance team for 4 years and was also the office assistant and assistant dance teacher for multiple classes. While attending high school, she was a member of the JV and Varsity Jackette dance teams at Oak Forest Academy. She served as Co-Captain her freshman year and a dance committee member her senior year. After graduating high school, Hailey began her college career at Southeastern Louisiana University and will graduate in the fall of 2023. Hailey is also a full time clerk at the Tangipahoa Parish Assessor's Office. Hailey is excited for the future of the studio and thankful for the opportunity to continue to share her passion for dance.