Instructors

Karen Napier, Director

While 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.

Monica Halvorson

Monica 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 contemporary 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

Roxanne has been taking dance since she was 2 years old and has been an instructor with Audience of One dance since she was 16. 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 and our stretch and condition class.

Laura Odom

Laura is 24 years old and a Panama City native. She holds her Associate of Science degree from Gulf Coast State College and is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Laura has been dancing since 2000 and has been teaching for Audience of One since 2013. She has trained heavily in classical ballet and continues her dance education yearly. Laura regularly attends technique classes and often participates in Alabama Dance Theatre’s summer dance intensive under the instruction of American Ballet Theatre’s former prima ballerina Shawn Black. Although Laura’s first love is ballet, she equally enjoys contemporary and jazz. She desires for all of her students to build a solid foundation of good technique, and hopes that her classes will be a space for each dancer to express their unique artistic voice through movement.

Alex Taylor

Alex has been dancing since she was 2 years old and trained with Audience of One since 2015. She co-leads the dance team at High Praise Worship Center and 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, to help them step out of their comfort zones, to develop the gifts God has given them, and to excel as dancers.

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.

Jamiah Robison

Jamiah has been dancing since she was 6 years old, and has been training at Audience of One for many years. She has competed with AO1, NBH Dance Team, & UDA, and received platinum as well as various other awards. She currently coaches the North Bay Haven Dance Team, as well as teaches for Audience of One. Her favorite dance styles are Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Contemporary, and she continues to further her dancing abilities and technique in all aspects of dance. As a dance teacher, her desire is for her students to be challenged, grow their abilities, recognize their gifts, & share their passion for dance with others! She is looking forward to a great year of teaching more outstanding students!

Lauren Kolmetz

Lauren is a Panama City native with a BA in Theatre from the University of South Florida. She is currently a dance adjunct at Gulf Coast State College. TV and Film credits include Law & OrderHope & FaithThird WatchThe Stepford Wives and The Producers. Choreography credits include Forum, Cabaret, Guys & DollsInto the Woods, and Annie. Lauren is the Artistic Director of Redeemer Dance Company. Recent projects include teaching for Emerald Coast Theatre Company, board member of Global Arts Society and traveling with Project Dance.