Ms. Megan G. - Owner/Artistic Director
Megan Park is the owner and artistic director of Chance 2 Dance Studio. Megan has a dance career that spans over 30 years. She began dancing at the age of six at Dance Unlimited in Van Buren, AR, and is trained in ballet, pointe, lyrical, tap, jazz, and hip hop. She was a ballet and jazz instructor for Dance Unlimited for four years. In high school, Megan danced for the Van Buren Pointer Prancer dance team and was captain her senior year. While in high school, she was a two-time National Dance Alliance All-American and Universal Dance Association All-star, and had the opportunity to dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City in 2001. In college, Megan was a dancer for the University of Arkansas Pom Squad for four years (RBI Girl for one year). She graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering and began her career in Tulsa, OK. While in Tulsa, she danced professionally for the Tulsa 66ers NBA D-League dance team. She was a ballet, pom, jazz, and competitive dance instructor for four years at Miss Kristy’s School of Dance in Broken Arrow, OK. After moving back to Arkansas, she was a jazz and competitive dance instructor for two years at Little Rock School of Dance. Megan has also won multiple choreography awards.
Megan loves being a part of Van Buren and serving the community and surrounding areas. She is a serves on the Center for Arts and Education Board of Directors, Young Actors Guild Board of Directors, Van Buren Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and the Greenwood Fine Arts Academy Board of Directors. She is always looking for ways to expand and share her love of dance with even more students!
Ms. Parker - Co-Director of Travel Competitive Dance Teams/Instructor
Parker Montgomery is a former dance studio owner and has been teaching and coaching dance for 10 years. Her love of dance started in 8th grade when she joined the Coleman Junior High Steppers dance team and was a two time NDA All American Dancer and helped lead the team to two state championships. She was then on the Van High School Pointer Prancer dance team and won another state championship! Parker has taught ballet, jazz, hip hop, acrobatics, tumbling, contemporary, lyrical, and coached pageantry. She has choreographed award winning pieces for school cheer and dance teams in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Georgia. Parker’s biggest passion is coaching competitive dance where her choreography has won multiple titles and special awards, including a National Choreography Awards in 2019 & 2020. Parker is married to her husband Ryan and they live in Van Buren with their 3 year old daughter Finley Ruth.
Ms. Parker is the co-director of the competitive dance teams in Van Buren and teaches several recreational classes in Greenwood. Parker is excited for another year at C2D!
Ms. Kacee - Co-Director Non-Travel Competitive Dance Team/Instructor
Kacee Montgomery grew up in a small town in southern Colorado. At an early age, she fell in love with the art of dance. She grew up competing and performing on several dance and cheer teams. In college, she discovered a newfound love for choreography. She graduated from Colorado Mesa University with her BFA in dance in 2016. From there, she moved to Orlando, FL and spent a year working in Walt Disney World. She moved to Fort Smith, Arkansas in the summer of 2017 and has since been pursuing her career in dance. She loves theater and has a strong passion for the stage. Kacee is very excited to teach at Chance 2 Dance in Van Buren.
Ms. Chara - Performance Team Director/Instructor
Chara Dean is an Alma High school graduate of 2022. She has been dancing since she was 10 years old and started dancing competitively at age 12. She was apart of the Alma Dance program for 5 years where she was in 4 of the AHS dance shows and got to choreograph a dance 3 of those years. Throughout her dance experience she has gained knowledge in hip hop, jazz, contemporary, pom, kick, and ballet. She is starting her 2nd year of coaching and her 1st year at C2D! She is most excited to watch her dancers grow not only in their skill but in their confidence!
Ms. Alicia - Instructor
Alicia Robinson started taking dance at the age of four at Dance Unlimited in Van Buren, AR. She began with tap and ballet and later added jazz, acrobatics and pointe to her schedule. Alicia enjoyed teaching and demonstrating at Dance Unlimited through high school. Alicia was a member of the dance team in junior high and danced for the Van Buren Pointer Prancer dance team in high school. She attended the University of Central Arkansas where she was a member of the Honeybears Dance team who attended nationals. Ms. Alicia lives in Rudy with her husband, Ben, and two children, Harlee and Colt. She has her bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and teaches 4th grade at King Elementary in Van Buren. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with C2D and can’t wait to dance with our little ones in Van Buren.
Ms. Augusta - Instructor
Augusta began dancing at the age of three. Growing up Military, she had the great privilege of learning from many different teachers and professional choreographers all around the world. She attended studios such as Denise Wall’s Dance Energy and Dance Theatre. Upon moving to Naples, Italy, she toured with a professional Musical Theatre Production group for three years that traveled around the Italian coast. She’s performed in shows such as Xanadu, Chicago, A Chorus line, High School Musical, and many more. Once returning to the states, Augusta toured with her studio’s competitive team along the East Coast. Augusta was Celebration Talent’s Dancer of the Year title recipient for 2013-2014 and Miss Dance USA’s First runner up for the years 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. She began falling in love with teaching and choreographing through the mentorship of her studio teachers and school coaches. She started assisting, substituting, giving private lessons, as well as choreographing for her school’s dance team. She studied all forms of dance but ultimately specialized in Musical Theatre Jazz and Contemporary. In addition to teaching at Stage Door Dance Arts LLC and attending UCA for college, she freelanced private lessons for the UCA Honey Bear Dance Team members. Augusta has taught for Fort Smith dance studios for the past four years as well choreographed for Fort Smith Public Schools dance teams. She has experience beginning competitive teams for other studios as well as being a former competition director. Augusta is certified in CPR and First Aid for all ages, Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), and Youth Protection Advocates in Dance (YPAD). She values continued dance education for herself and her students. She takes classes through Broadway Dance Center in NYC, attends teacher workshops, Dance Conventions, and is looking to add more certifications in the future.
Augusta is married to her husband James and has two little girls, Elaine and Lennox. She looks forward to continuing to share her passion for dance with the students of Chance 2 Dance in Greenwood.
Ms. Brooke - Instructor
Brooke Crane was born and raised in Van Buren. She danced at Dance Unlimited from 2nd to 5th grade. She then made the Coleman Steppers dance team in 8th grade and was the Co-captain her 9th grade year. While on the Steppers she helped lead them to two state championships. Brooke then made the Van Buren High School dance team where the team won another state championship. Her Senior year she was also Co-captain. Throughout her dance career she was a 4-time All-American dancer, 1 time UDA All-star and was also named All State. Brooke was also given the opportunity to be in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and was invited to be on the NDA staff. She has training in Jazz, Hip Hop, Pom and Kick.
Brooke has a Bachelors degree in Organizational Leadership through the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and works for Gallagher Insurance Company. She lives in Van Buren with her son Liam and two Goldendoodle’s Ace and Sarge. Brooke is very excited to teach at Chance 2 Dance Van Buren!
Ms. Carrie - Instructor
Carrie Owenby began dancing at the age of five at Dance Unlimited in Van Buren, AR. She studied ballet, tap, acro, and jazz. Carrie also danced competitively as a member of Dance Est Joie with the Grayce DeWitt Dance Studio. She won Talentfest, AR/OK Fair Talent Competition, and was the talent winner at multiple local and state pageants performing tap routines. She was a guest performer for the University of Arkansas Fort Smith jazz band led by Don Bailey. Carrie was a member of the University of Arkansas Razorback Pom Squad for four years and was one of the first RBI girls for the Razorback baseball team.
Carrie graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Mathematics and a minor in Education and Computer Information Systems. She has been married for 20 years and has three teenage boys that keep her busy. She currently works at ArcBest as a Senior Financial Analyst in the Investor Relations department. Carrie will be teaching our teen level tap and jazz/hip hop classes at the Greenwood studio. She excited to dance again at C2D!
Mr. Eric - Instructor
Eric Williams has studied all forms of dance and attended various workshops across the country. He has taken classes at some of the most prestigious schools in the nation such as The Edge Performing Arts Centre. He trained under Michael Tidwell at the Center for the Dansarts and was a principle dancer in the Tidwell Project. Eric’s performance credits include not only local pageants and competitions, but also work with several major companies including: LA Culture Shock, a Nike Sponsored Hip-Hop Dance Team in Los Angeles, California and Nathan Burton’s Comedy Magic Show in Osaka, Japan. His teaching credits include: The Showbiz Convention as master teacher for “The Class”, instructor and dance coach for the Hot Springs School District, hip-hop instructor for North Little Rock School of Dance, teacher for Miss Sharon’s in Jacksonville, AR, and a jazz/hip hop instructor for Western Arkansas Ballet. He also choreographs award winning pieces for dance studios all over the country. Eric currently tours with Showbiz National Talent as one of the Show Directors and has also toured in production with Star Systems Dance Competition. He enjoys giving back to the community while sharing his talents with the local Boys and Girls Club. Mr. Eric teaches our all boy hip hop classes and upper level co-ed hip hop in Van Buren!
Ms. Jessica - Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Jessica Couch joined the C2D family in 2015 when she signed her daughters up for classes at Chance 2 Dance. She quickly fell in love with the program and everything it stood for. As a former teacher, she has a soft spot for making sure each child is given the opportunity to be included, and C2D is just the place for that! After working the front desk here and there to help out, Jessica quit teaching in May 2021 to work at Chance 2 Dance full time. There isn’t much that she doesn’t do. Jessica does all of the administrative tasks for our recreational and competitive dance programs at all of our C2D locations. But most importantly she loves on our dancers.
Ms. Jessica lives in Alma with her husband Matt and her kids, Madison, Macyn, and Baylor. She is so excited about all the new things happening at C2D and cannot wait to watch it all unfold this year!
Ms. Lexi - Instructor
Lexi Roark grew up in Van Buren, AR where she attended Dance Unlimited starting at the age of five. Her love for dance only continued to grow when she joined the Northridge Middle School Dance Team. From there, she was involved in the Van Buren Dance Team until her senior year where she had the honor of being Captain. Throughout her time with Van Buren Dance, she was also an NDA All-American Dancer, All-Star Dancer, and also an All-State Dancer. She also began dancing on the competitive team at Chance 2 Dance in 2016 receiving Dancer of the Year in 2017 as well as multiple team awards over the span of 5 years. Lexi is a sophomore currently majoring in Business Administration and Marketing at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. She lives in Van Buren, AR with her husband, Haden. Lexi is beyond ecstatic to be continuing teaching at Chance 2 Dance!
Ms. Megan C. - Instructor
Megan Chronister is a dancer with over 20 years of dance experience. She began her dance training at Dance Unlimited at age 5. Her training includes classes in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe and hip hop. She later became an instructor for jazz and tap while at Dance Unlimited. She was a member of the Alma High School dance team her sophomore year. The team won state in jazz and she was selected as a Universal Dance Team All-Star Dancer. She was an Alma High School Varsity Cheerleader her junior and senior years, winning state and competing at the Universal Cheer Association Nationals in Orlando, Fl. Megan was a member of the Arkansas Tech University Golden Girls Dance Team. During and after college, she continues to choreograph for High School and Junior High teams in AR and OK and has enjoyed watching her routines compete at the state level. In addition to studio training, she has attended Tremaine Dance Conventions, National Dance Alliance Conventions, attended class given by Stephen Boss, aka “Twitch” and has participated in the BYB hip hop clinics for over 15 years. She was the Performance Team Director at C2D 2017-2022, developing the program from the ground up. Megan also judges cheer and dance tryouts in AR and OK each spring. Megan is a Registered Dental Hygienist who enjoys spending time with her husband, their son, Knox, and their Golden Retriever, Stella. Her hobbies include running, cycling, and anything outdoors. She serves the community by volunteering for Arkansas Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic and the Sebastian County Community Dental Clinic. Megan is excited to continue her dance journey by helping to develop young minds through dance, as well as boosting self-esteem.
Mr. Quincy - All Star Cheer Coach/Instructor
Ms. Tessa - Instructor
Tessa Clemmons has been dancing for over 20 years. She took instruction at Dance Unlimited in Van Buren for over 10 years. She participated in competition dance teams throughout junior high and high school. She was a 3 time NDA All-American and a 2 time UDA All-Star, and was Captain of the state award winning Pointer Prancer dance team in high school. After graduating, she taught dance and choreography professionally for 5 years in Austin, TX and Houston, TX. Tessa currently has a degree in Culinary Arts and works as the Assistant Director of Child Nutrition for the Van Buren School District. She resides in Van Buren, with her husband, Blake, and two sons, Ace and Revan. Tessa is thrilled about teaching new dancers, and watching their confidence and grace grow through dance in Van Buren!
Ms. Victoria - Instructor
Victoria Archer began her dance training at age four with Western Arkansas Ballet’s
Academy. She joined Western Arkansas Ballet’s pre-professional company in 2010, and
has performed notable roles including Carabosse in The Sleeping Beauty, as well as
Clara, Mirliton, and Lead Arabian in The Nutcracker. Victoria has spent summers at
multiple intensives across the country, including two consecutive summers at Portland
Festival Ballet studying under John Magnus on merit scholarship. She has also been a
recipient of the Amanda Dooley Choreography Scholarship, which she used to study
under Leslie Pessemier at the Glenda Brown Choreography project, becoming the
youngest choreographer ever accepted into the program at age 15. In 2016, she
became an Emerging Choreographer through Regional Dance America with her
contemporary piece, “Frission.” While studying history and creative writing at UAFS,
Victoria continued her dance career and has been included in several local productions,
runway shows, music videos for national acts, and both choreographed and danced in
promotional brand videos. Victoria has recently completed the first level of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy’s teacher training program. She passed her exams with commendation. Victoria is so excited for her first season at Chance 2 Dance in Van Buren and Greenwood!