MPSD Instructors

 


  Owner/Director/Head Instructor
 
 My name is Tracy Stratman. I am the owner/director of Major Productions Studio of Dance. I began dancing when I was 3 for a local dance studio in Fort Wayne, Indiana. With my progressions at that local studio I began attending dance competitions at the age of 6. It was always a lifelong dream of mine to open a dance studio one day. I have studied many different styles of dance including Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Poms, Cheerleading, and Hawaiian. I began teaching dance at the age of 15. I do have multiple years of experience of owning/directing a dance studio and an after school poms/dance program. Along with myself, my dancers have been ranked at the local, regional, and national levels of dance. I have had many opportunities throughout my dance career to be taught from some of the country’s leading choreographers. These choreographers have worked in the movie industry, music videos, cruise lines, toured with national dance competitions, Broadway shows, & So You Think You Can Dance.  I am blessed to have the support of my wonderful husband Sam. We have a beautiful daughter Kylie, and a son Hayden. I am truly looking forward to meeting all the new families and friends! 
 
 
 
Head Instructor - After-School Program, Recreational & Competitive 
 
Hey everyone! My name is Elaynne. I am 22 years old, and I am originally from a small town in Ohio called New Bremen, where I started dancing at the age of 3 at the local dance studio. I quickly grew fond of the activity and started competing a few years later and ever since then I have stuck with it! I have taught various ages at another studio in town, as well as the YMCA-styles including Jazz, Tap, Hip-hop, Ballet, Lyrical, and Gymnastics. I am looking forward to being a part of a new “Dance Family” here at Major
Productions! Can’t wait to meet all of you and see what this year brings us!
 
 
 
Head Instructor - After-School Program
 
 Kristina Babcock has trained in all forms of dance for over 25 years back in Upstate, New York where she is from.  She is also a certified Country Line Dancing Instructor and stage performer having  appeared in shows including  Anything Goes, Annie Get Your GunGypsy (Mazzeppa),  Cinderella (Wicked Stepmother),  Seussical, Annie, and Bye Bye Birdie.  Kristina is right at home on the stage and also behind the scenes, where she is a skilled director, producer and choreographer.  She has received 2 TANYS (Theater Association of NYS) Outstanding Awards for her work, and began dance classes for special needs children, where her choreography won competition awards in NY.  She studied acting and dance at the New York State Theater Institute (NYSTI), and has worked in NYC with many studios and Broadway productions.  She has also performed on the Wildhorse Saloon TV show in Nashville, TN as a dancer.  Since her relocation to Florida with her daughters Jessica (18) and Belle (12) Kristina teaches all forms of dance, acro, musical theatre and creative movement and is happy to work with Major Productions and share her love of dance with the local children! 
 
 
 
Head Instructor - After-School Program
 
 Jessica Babcock, originally from New York is an Elementary Education Major at USF.  She has studied all forms of dance since was 2 years old and has been assisting and teaching since age 12.  Jessica is a National Honor Society graduate from Booker Visual and Performing Arts High School.  She has performed in over 4 dozen musicals and is no stranger to the stage.  Jessica has trained with many studios over the years in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Modern and Musical Theatre.  She has studied with Broadway productions in NY that include Wicked, Mamma Mia, Les Mis, and many more.  She recently appeared locally at Venice Theatre in Tony Award Winner Ben Vereen’s production of HAIR as Jeanie.  She looks forward to working with the students at MPSD and sharing her talents and love of dance with them.   
 

 
 
Head Instructor - Recreational & Competitive 
 
Sarah Johnson has been dancing since the age of 13 and teaching since 15 at the Ray Hollingsworth Studios of Dance where she traveled with Dance Troupe International as both a competitor and a member of staff. After graduation she attended  Radford University where she majored in Dance Education and earned her Teacher's liscensure. She also had the privilege of being featured in several performances including "We Sing Joy Spring", "Waiting on a Sunny Day" and of course "The Nutcracker". Currently she teaches movement to special needs students at the G.A.P in Sarasota. She is delighted to bring her jazz and ballet background to Major Productions Studio of Dance and looks forward to an amazing season! family.
 
 
 
 
Substitue/Event/Camp/Intensive Coordinator  
 
Erin Crobons is from Lake Mary, FL and is currently enrolled as a student at New College of Florida with a double major in Applied Mathematics and Psychology.  I graduated from Seminole High School with a diploma from the International Baccalaureate Programme.  I have been dancing for over 13 years where I began competitively dancing at the age of 9.  I have trained at two studios in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, and contemporary under the direction of Jenny Strickland-Clifton and Alexis Black.  I have attended several dance competitions and won various high score awards for solos, duets/trios, and group dances.  I began assisting at the age of 13 and teaching at the age of 17 and has a true passion for dance.  I am so excited to work at Major Productions Studio of Dance and cannot wait to share my love of dance with others. 
 

 
Break Dance/Hip Hop 
 

My name is Josh Brammer.  I was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. I started dancing at age 16 in high school competing and performing with my dance crew The Rangers. After I graduated, I was hired to be the Assistant Director of Choreography at Patrick Henry High School where I choreographed and performed for their Spring Dance Festival. After I completed my time with Patrick Henry High School, I was hired to teach dance workshops through the Roanoke City Public Schools and Libraries. I traveled all around Roanoke, VA bringing dance to over 1,000 kids in total. I have recently moved to Bradenton, Florida. I am blessed with the opportunity to be apart of the Major Productions Studio of Dance family and staff! I am looking forward to spreading my passion and love for dance with you all!

 
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