Our Instructors


Karen Napier, Director
Ms KarenWhile studying dance, Karen grew weary of seeing Christianity removed from the  art, and vowed to provide a place where Christian dancers could study classical ballet and other dance arts in a God-glorifying manner. This became the Audience of One dance studio. Our mission is to always dance in God’s honor, whether in our studio classroom or a national ballet competition. Mrs. Karen reared her daughters in a dancing home, and it is a joy to have them now teaching for her, in this family dance ministry.

Katie Schneider
Ms KatieKatie brings a fresh approach to teaching her students with her creativity and attentiveness to each and every student. Every class is fun and exciting encouraging creativity, self-confidence , coordination and balance. Katie is known for her great communication with parents, and her willingness to go the extra mile to help her students. Her goal is to make each student feel special. Katie teaches pre-ballet as well as elementary ballet, tap and jazz.

Monica Halvorson
Ms MonicaMonica is a proud graduate of Florida State University. She has been on staff with us for 12 years and is known throughout the dance community for her creative lyrical and jazz pieces. Her students have received numerous top awards at regional and national dance competitions, and she is often complimented by dance judges for thinking “outside of the box”. Monica works with our upper elementary, high school and college dancers and enjoys fine tuning their technique to create a versatile, well-rounded dancer. Her goal is to inspire her students to express themselves through their movement, and to be a positive role model for each student. Monica teaches elementary jazz & acrobats, as well as advanced tap, jazz and contemporary.

Roxanne Rich
Ms RoxanneRoxanne has been taking dance since she was 2 years old and has been an instructor with Audience of One dance for 12 years. She received her dance training from our studio and is known for her talents as a dancer and choreographer. Roxanne is also a principal dancer of the Redeemer Dance Company as well as a professional aerialist. Her goal is that her passion for dance will be contagious and continue in her students. Roxanne is a proud FSU graduate and is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Roxanne teaches advanced hip hop, advanced ballet and advanced Pointe.

Elizabeth Hitzelberger
Ms ElizabethMiss Elizabeth has studied classical ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary and hip-hop and continues to take dance classes on a regular basis to stay on the cutting-edge as a teacher. While competing with the Audience of One competition dance company she won numerous high awards. Although she enjoys all of her dance pursuits, Elizabeth has a love for classical ballet and it shows in her students. Ms Elizabeth teaches elementary and middle school ballet and lyrical.

Laura Jean Granville
Ms Laura
 Laura Jean Granville has been dancing since her preschool days. Her greatest dance passion is classical ballet and contemporary. Laura has trained at numerous summer dance intensives including Alabama Dance Theater, The Northwest Florida Ballet and the summer of 2017 she performed in Giselle with The Alabama Ballet. She has danced competitively and has won numerous platinum group awards as well as solo awards. She is currently a student in the Gulf Coast State College physical therapy assistant program. Sharing her gift of dance with the students of our studio brings great joy into her life. Laura teaches our advanced ballet and pre pointe/pointe classes as well as middle school ballet.

Alex Taylor
Alex Taylor has been dancing since she was 2 years old and has been training at Audience of One for 4 years. Dancing is her passion and she hopes to continue in it for a while. She has competed with us and received many awards, including platinum. She continues to train and take dance classes to further build her dancing abilities & technique. Her goal is to share her love and passion for dance with her students and to help them step out of their comfort zones and excel as dancers. Alex teaches elementary jazz, acrobatics, and tumbling.

Emily French
Emily began dancing at the age of 5. She has trained in various styles from ballet to hip hop but has a strong passion for contemporary. During the years she danced competitively, Emily won numerous top awards for both on and off stage. She attends classes regularly to stay fresh on new choreography and styles. Emily is also a RaDanceCrew member where she assists teachers and choreographers at workshop classes. Her hearts cry is to pour into others what she has learned over the years and to help develop the gifts and talents of her students that God has given them.

Ariana Robison
Ariana started ballet when she was 6 years old and instantly fell in love with the art. She has danced with Audience of One for 7 years , and trained with Alabama ballet for 1 year. Her goal is to teach young girls to dance not as somebody else but as themselves.

Jamiah Morris
Jamiah Morris has been dancing since she was 6 years old, and has been training at Audience of One for 8 years. She absolutely loves to dance and share her passion for it with others. She has competed with AO1 and NBH Dance Team, and received platinum as well as many other awards. Her favorite dance styles are Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Contemporary, and she wants to further her dancing abilities in each. As a dance teacher, her desire is for her students to be challenged, bettered, and to leave wanting to come back for more. She is looking forward to a great year of teaching Elementary/Middle School Jazz, Elementary Hip-Hop, and Elementary Ballet.