From left to Right: Lisa, Crystal, Chelsea, Angel and Taylor
I began my dance career at the age of four and focused solely on ballet for eight years. Throughout the past 24 years I have taken many styles of dance as well as perform on competitive dance teams. I was a member of the Vanguard dance team for three years and was elected Team Captain my Junior year. I also performed with the Lake Weir Dazzlers All-star dance team.
An advantage to being part of a team, I had the privilege to take class from top choreographers. During the years, I have had the opportunity to perform for the community and participate in several performances. It's an honor to be able to provide the same opportunities for my dancers and give back.
At age 16, I began my teaching career. At age 18, I was choreographing dances for competitive dancers and at age 20 became the director of a competition team. I have organized fundraisers, shows, attended competitions & conventions.
I am now in my 2nd year as owner of Footprints In Motion and my 16th year of teaching. I teach all ages and various styles such as; ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, tap, tumbling, technique, silks and turns & leaps.
My wonderful husband, Craig, supports me in everything I do. I have 3 very energetic, beautiful boys. Identical twins, Johnny and CJ who are 7 years old and Tate who is 4 years old. I absolutely LOVE what I do and enjoy sharing my Passion and Love for Dance.
Founder of Ocala Dance Alliance & Dance Instructor-Crystal Curcie
Crystal Curcie has been dancing since the age of 3. She grew up training with Mary Ellen School of Dance in the competitive world. Crystal began teaching at the age 16, which is when she found her true passion. She went on to intern at Broadway Dance Center in New York City. There she trained under renowned and inspiring choreographers such as Cat Cogliandro and Neil Schwartz. Since then she’s taught many different forms of dance at multiple studios in central Florida.
Crystal is the founder of Ocala Dance Alliance, and believes that there is nothing more pure than honesty, love and support. She continues to share that message with her students encouraging them to dance fearlessly.
Dance Instructor-Angel Naughton
Angel began dancing at the age of 3 at The Dance Academy in Stockbridge, Georgia. For most of her dance career, she studied numerous styles of dance such as; jazz, hip hop, tap, ballet/pointe, contemporary & lyrical and was a member of a professional dance company, Into The Light in McDonough, Georgia.
For 6 years, Angel danced on a competitive dance team which was under the direction of Ms. Kathy Baker. The styles they focused on were jazz, hip hop, high kick and pom. During her time on the team, they placed top 5 in the nation each year and two of the years they placed 2nd.
Angel has performed in multiple shows, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and has taken class from professional instructors such as Sandy Yen. She's very passionate about dance and excited to be working with her Aunt, Lisa Bucher.
Dance Instructor-Taylor Bakos-Lewis
Taylor started her dance training at a young age with ballet and tap. Other styles that she has studied are hip hop, lyrical, modern and pointe. Currently, Taylor is a senior at Vanguard high school and dual enrolled at College of Central Florida. She has been on the Vanguard dance team for 4 years and recently was elected as an officer. Over the last two years, Taylor has received superior ratings at state competition for her solos and dance ensembles. She is excited to start this dance journey with her Aunt, Lisa Buch
Tumbling Coach-Chris Talmadge
Coach Chris Talmadge has been teaching gymnastics for 28 years. He has coached at Tropical and Browns Gymnastics in Orlando, Florida.