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.
Ms. Tayloir Pace
Tayloir Pace
Tap, Ballet, Jazz @ GFCS

Born and raised in the DFW area, Tayloir spent most of her childhood at the dance studio. By age 5, she was already a member of the competitive dance company. She had a gift for rhythm and musicality and benefited from a strong work ethic.

In college, she studied musical theatre which focused on voice, acting and dance. She was also able to participate in student directing projects as well as student choreography showcases. After college, she worked as an actress and choreographer at regional theaters across the country. Her most notable experiences included: Seussical: The Musical as Sour Kangaroo, Lend Me a Tenor as Diana, Cabaret as Texas, and A Chorus Line as Diana Morales (and at a second theater as Maggie Winslow).

Tayloir moved to New York City in 2013 and ended up working in the Broadway industry at the media giant for five years (specifically for their educational program Broadway Classroom). Her job included the privilege of learning from current Broadway artists in master classes, as well as getting to attend a bunch of Broadway shows!

Tayloir is passionate about the art of music and storytelling and the influence it can have on society. She is a singer/songwriter, musician, dancer, choreographer and worship leader. She has come to realize that each individual has a unique story to tell that has the power to help others. Tayloir is honored to walk alongside each student and to help them reach the full potential God has planned for them!

Ms. Pace holds a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Southeast Missouri State University (2012).

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