A former dancer and accomplished, award-winning choreographer, Ms. Staci oversees our entire competition program with a keen focus on growing each dancer’s technique and performance levels.
Ms. Staci started dancing at the age of 5, competing at 8 and spent more than 10 years dancing competitively a regional and national level. Additionally, Ms. Staci was a varsity cheerleader with her squad placing first in district in 1998, 1999 and 2000 and regional champions in 2000 and 2001. Ms. Staci attended George Mason University where she was a member of the GMU Masonettes Dance Team. While in college, Ms. Staci started teaching competitive dance. As a teacher and choreographer, Ms. Staci has won numerous choreography awards, regional titles and nationals titles. In 2013, Ms. Staci and her sister, Ms. Jamie Frye Pelmore, won choreographer of the year for their piece “Falling Slowly” at the KARTv Dance Awards and Benefits Show. In 2014, her choreography won seven World Dance Championship Titles from the Star Dance Alliance.
Ms. Staci has judged both regional and national level dance competitions including Dance USA, Star Systems National Talent Competition and Nexstar National Talent Competitions. She has also judged national title ballet classes and taught master classes for national competitions. Ms. Staci has choreographed and trained pageant contestants in Miss America’s Outstanding Teen circuit. Outside of dance, Ms. Staci has a Bachelor’s degree from GMU in Integrative Studies with a concentration in Special Education and a minor in Psychology. She also has Master’s Degree in Special Education and teaches Ancient World History at Chantilly High School.