Dance Instructors

Ms. Grace Miller
Grace Miller
Dance Director @ GFCS, LCCS

Raised in the gentle hills of Tennessee, Grace found a love for many things:
  • Jesus - her forever steadiness,
  • Friends - her heart connection,
  • Dance - her expression and release.
Of the many stories that could be told, this is one of dance.

Grace trained in ballet, pointe, modern, and jazz at the The Centre School of Dance in Cookeville, Tennessee. After consistent, steadfast training Grace moved to Jackson, MS where she would later receive her BFA in dance from Belhaven University.

During her time in college, Grace was honored to be a part of various casts who performed around South Korea as well as multiple performances in the American Collegiate Dance Association including Nationals at the Kennedy Center. She was taught by an incredible faculty of professors who poured into not only her gift, but her heart.

Grace graduated in 2017 and moved back to Cookeville. For two years she increased experience in teaching in ballet, modern, dance composition, improvisation, and choreography.

2019 became the year marking Grace’s life as a Texan. She joined Open Sky Arts Collective, a nonprofit arts organization that uses dance to bring the Gospel to the hurting and broken. After years of growth in mind, body, spirit and soul, Grace is humbled to say she has run with the Lord close by her the whole time. She is now the Executive Assistant/Administrator at Open Sky, working and learning all inner workings of the company.

Grace is looking forward to working with Rock Prep this year, getting to know new kids, families and seeing the Lord move all around her!

Ms. Miller holds a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Dance (2017) from Belhaven University.

Check out Ms. Miller's work with Open Sky Arts Collective here : Open Sky Arts

Ms. Maddie Selby
Maddie Selby
Ballet, Jazz, Modern @ GFCS

Maddie started dancing at the age of 6 at a classical ballet studio in Dallas,TX. When she was in elementary school she joined The Dallas Conservatory. She trained under many great teachers and discovered her love for dance. Dance had become Maddie’s passion and she began to pursue dance with intention and drive. Maddie auditioned for Booker T. Washington and joined as a freshman. She was a part of REP 2 and World Ensemble which shaped her as an artist.

Maddie graduated in 2018 and was accepted into Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle Washington. She was accepted in the fast track program and finished in 2021.

Maddie joined Zion Dance project and is now a part of Zion II. Maddie’s heart is after the generations to come. She desires for dancers to break open their boxes and to be confident in their identity as an artist. Her goal for every class is that the dancers grow within themselves and find new heights.

Ms. Selby holds a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Dance Performance (2021) from Cornish College of the Arts.