ABOUT

Infinity Dance is a place to learn, dance and create in a fun, safe and always age appropriate environment!  Come dance with us!

Thank you for your interest in our dance classes!  My love for dance started at the age of 3 in Tyler, Texas.  I grew up training with many talented dancers and choreographers here and around the country.  I was a part of the award  winning Stars In Motion and a REL Southern Belle officer.  After high school I taught dance for StarMakers and a local studio.  I moved to Austin, Texas where I taught tap, jazz, ballet, creative movement, lyrical and hip hop to dancers from beginner to advanced levels.  I have led many competition groups and have taught many dancers that have gone on to be professional dancers.  I earned my Bachelors degree in Recreation Administration from Texas State University, continued dancing and also worked with Senior Citizens as a Life Enrichment Coordinator for many years.   I am now blessed to be married to my wonderful husband Anthony and honored to be a mom/step-mom to 4 amazing children! (Kyndel, Alex, Dylan and Safina)    With their support, and the support of my loving parents, Brenda & Jackie Melton, I am able to continue to share my love of dance with you!  With 25+ years of teaching experience, I love watching each dancer grow, learn and become the dancer they strive to be!  Thank you and I look forward to getting to know you and your dancer!

                                          Peace & Love,

                                          Tanya Clayton

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Tanya Clayton
Owner/Instructor
Director of Beyond Dance Company

Alicia Gravis is from Elgin, Texas.  She was a Major Officer and a member of the Purple Diamonds Dance Team for 2 years.  After graduating high school, she taught multiple styles of dance at Dance N Groove.  Alicia attended TJC and had the opportunity to assist in the 30th anniversary of the Nutcracker as Assistant Director.  She also taught for Infinity Dance!  After returning to Elgin, she taught dancers ages 2-adult in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and drillteam prep.  She is now attending UT Tyler and earning her degree in Early Childhood Education.  Her dream is to open up dance programs in elementary schools.  We love Alicia  and we love the way she shares her passion of dance with our students!

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Alicia Gravis
Instructor
Co Director of Beyond Dance Company

Kellye Johnson is from Tyler, Texas.  She was on the Southern Belle drillteam and was a social officer her junior year.  She has been dancing since the age of 2.  Kellye has been a student at Infinity Dance for 6+ years and an assistant/teacher for the past 3 years.  After graduation, she plans on dancing at the collegiate level and will be attending Tyler Junior College.   We love Miss Kellye and we are happy to have her share her talent!

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Kellye Johnson
Instructor
Assistant Director of Beyond Dance Company

Adriana Gardner was born in Tyler, Texas. She is a junior in HS and has 4 younger brothers. She has been homeschooled since Pre-K and has always been a straight-A student. She started dancing when she was 9 under Patti Patterson and fell in love! After two years and a lot of hard work she got her for first pointe shoes. Along with dance, Adriana enjoys playing the piano, reading, drawing, modeling, and she has been part of the Choir School of East Texas for 5+ years. Adri also trains in mixed martial arts and is an orange belt. She has been at Infinity Dance since 2019 and has been assisting /teaching for over 2 years now. After graduation she plans on studying to become a doctor and continuing to dance.  We are so happy she is a part of our dance family and that she shares her kindness and talents with her students!

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Adriana Gardner
Instructor/Assistant

Beth Pierce fell in love with dance 23 years ago in a Tap and Ballet combo class. From there, she continued to train in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, drill team, hip hop, contemporary, modern, and musical theatre styles. Under the tutelage of Yayoi Jones, Jennifer Bailey, Thereza Bryce-Cotes, and Brandi Jene in ballet she went on to perform in ballets such as The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Les Corsaire, Giselle, and Pequita. She also received summer training at Texas Ballet Theatre in Richardson and Oklahoma City Ballet in Oklahoma City.  She was a Tyler Golden Girl from 2008-2010 and received awards there including best high kick. In Oklahoma she trained under Daniel Tardibono in dance and Angela Polk in theatre and voice. Beth began assisting dance classes in 2009 and continued on to begin teaching in 2012. She has taught ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop, and musical theatre styles. She is thrilled to be a part of the Infinity Dance family and looks forward to building technique, confidence, and artistry in her classes!

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Beth Pierce
Instructor