At Inspire we want to welcome every parent and child like they've always been a part of the family.
Amanda Vavra, owner/instructor
Mrs. Amanda is an original founder of Inspire. She holds a BA in Dance and Psychology from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. She is certified by test in Jazz, Modern, and Acrobatics through Dance Masters of America where she also sits on the Board of Directors for our Chapter #27. From 2010-2017 Amanda was the head coach of the Sapulpa Ping-Ping Dance Team earning 9 state champion titles at OSDTDA and placing as high as 2nd at NDA HS Nationals. Amanda was voted by her peers as OSDTDA Coach of the Year East 2015. Other dance experience includes NDA Staff where she was honored as Top Rookie, Top Veteran, and Head Instructor for their summer camps. She performed with Staycee Pearl Dance Project in Pittsburgh, PA as well as with Discoveryland! in Tulsa, OK. Growing up Amanda earned honors as an OSDTDA All-State Dance Team Member, Teen Miss Dance of DMA chapter #27, and Miss Dance of DMA chapter #27.
Erin Bishop, owner/instructor
Mrs. Erin became an owner of Inspire in 2016 when we moved to Glenpool, but has been with us since 2013. She holds a BPA in Dance Performance from Oklahoma City University where she was a member of the American Spirit Dance Company, Spirit of Grace Liturgical Company, and choreographer and director of the OCU Pep Dancers. Erin was awarded the Student Choreography Showcase award from OCU in 2008. She is certified by test in Jazz and Tap through Dance Masters of America where she also serves as Secretary for our Chapter #27. Erin performed many years with Discoveryland! in Tulsa, OK while also serving as Dance Captain, Company Manager, and Assistant Choreographer for the production. Growing up Erin earned many competitive honors such as OSDTDA All-State Dance Team member and 1st runner up Miss Dance of Oklahoma.
Miss Paige is the new head coach of the Bixby Spartan Dance Team. She has been teaching with Inspire since 2016 and everyone adores her sweet spirit. Paige holds an Associates in Sports Medicine from TCC and is finishing her bachelors this year at ORU. Growing up Paige competed with her studio company as well as the Sapulpa Ping-Ping Dance Team earning 6 state champion titles and being named to the OSDTDA All-State Dance Team and NDA All-American.
Is making a transition from our desk in to the classroom. In addition to her 12 years of dance training, choreography for local choirs, and extreme music abilities, Miss Abby is a mama to two energetic toddlers. Growing up Abby danced with her studio company, and earned 2 state championships with the Sapulpa Ping-Ping Dance Team. In addition to worship leading and teaching for Inspire, Abby works as a team leader for Black and Pink Dance Supplies in Tulsa/Broken Arrow.
Erin "Big E" Wilcox
Miss Erin is no stranger to a dance studio, but new to our staff this year and we could NOT be more excited! She is pursuing her Master's in Speech Pathology at the University of Tulsa where she previously earned a bachelors degree and danced with TU Pom. Erin grew up training specifically in Vaganova style ballet, but also cross trained in cheer, tumbling, and pom. She already has 4 years of teaching and nanny experience. We know she'll be a perfect fit for the Inspire family.
Mr. David is Amanda's husband and our resident fixer and finance guru. He holds a BS in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh (PITT like in Pennsylvania) and works full time as the Controller for AcrobatAnt, a wonderful ad agency in Tulsa. You may also see Dave working Cane Vision at TU sporting events or cheering from his seat at OKC Thunder games.