Ms. Dana Loving Sparks has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Sam Houston State University where she was on the Dance Company. She has studied dance for over 35 years starting with Miss Donna’s Studio in Houston, Miss Lisa Zane’s in humble and Greenspoint School of Dance then starting at the age of 13 she traveled to New York City to start studing with Master teachers like renowned choreographer Phil Black, Sue Samuels, Diane Laurenson and Jazz Master Frank Hatchett, Germaine Goodson, and Germaine Salsberg from Broadway Dance Center in New York City and L.A.’s finest Mr. Joe Tremaine and Doug Caldwell. Houston’s very own Steven Boyd. Other instructors include Dana Nicolay, Cindy Gratz, Jeremy Fullam, Jason Samuels-Smith, Houston’s Delice Teamer, Glen Hunsucker, Scott Conway and Jonathan Charles. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Arts In Motion where she directs the dance concert “Danscape” each year for different outreach programs including Ronald McDonald House of Houston, Ovarian Cancer Awareness, and in-school arts programs. Some of her choreography credits include The Houston Sammy Awards, Miss Teen Houston, Miss Teen Fort Bend Co. and working with musical theater groups such as DLP productions of The Woodlands, Creighton Theatre of Conroe and Huntsville Community Theatre. You can also see her as a featured Country Western Dancer in the feature film, “Sgt. Bilko”, starring Steve Martin. Other film credits include “Rings”, “The Dorothy Day Story”, award winning short film “Connect”, “Friday Night Lights, and “Lonestar”. She continues her acting career by doing local and state-wide commercials. She has directed Dance Companies in Los Angeles and Houston, winning many awards. She has an extensive background in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical and Pointe. She love’s taking her dance companies to perform and compete each year. Her Team is the National Award winning Dance Company of many Competitions including MidAmerican’s Showstopper National Competition, Stage One, KAR, Star Systems and many more. Her Dancers continue to perform outside of In-Step Dance and many have gone to College to further their careers. Being a past Miss Texas America Contestant and having the knowledge of pageantry, she has also directed The Miss Montgomery County Beauty Pageant and still continues to judge many local Miss America Regional Contests. She has groomed and coached girls for local, state and national pageants, as well as dance contests. She performed in industrial shows and events as a dancer / singer, including Houston’s Six Flags Astroworld. She has been a studio owner for over 15 years. She resides in Conroe, Tx with her husband Mike Sparks of 13 years and 9 year old son, Hunter and 5yr old Austin.
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