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Burleson, TX 76028

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Teacher Bios

Cristin Herr Leoni

Owner of Studio C Dance, Cristin began her dance training at the age of two in Burleson. She began dancing professionally at the age of 16 while attending Joshua High School. She was awarded her B.A. from the University of North Texas in Denton.

She traveled extensively throughout the U.S., performing in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Phoenix, and Tampa for such companies as Mary Kay Cosmetics, American Airlines, Wilsonart International, 7-Eleven, Sally Beauty Supply, State Beauty Supply, MAC Tools, Forever Living Products, and Fannie Mae Housing Foundation. Cristin also performed in Munich and Frankfurt, Germany for five years with Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Most recently, Cristin appeared in Tony and Tina’s Wedding at Bass Hall in Fort Worth. She has also performed in numerous productions at Bass Hall and Casa Manana, such as 42nd Street, Bye Bye Birdie, The Wizard of Oz, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

She served as choreographer for the Burleson High School Showchoir for 16 years and choreographed musicals for Burleson High School including, The Boyfriend, Thoroughly Modern Millie, 42nd Street, Honk, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and Seussical the Musical.

She is a life-long learner and continues her dance education each year attending master classes and dance conventions and recently became a certified Kindermusik® educator. Cristin raised her two sons Rocco and Frankie at the studio and knows that their early years in the dance studio led them to their current success as musicians and performers and all-around wonderful humans.


Lori Woods


Lori Woods was the head of the dance and drill team program at Lamar High School in arlington for 24 years and was the first dance educator in AISD. She has an Associates degree in Musical Theatre from Mountain View College and a Bachelors degree in Theatre from Texas Wesleyan University.

Lori began her dance teaching career at the age of 15 and began performing at Six Flags Over Texas in the Southern Palace Theatre which led to a remarkable career performing at local professional theatres theatres including Bass Hall, Casa Manana, Theatre Arlington, Theatre Three and Stage West. Some of her favorite roles include Charity in Sweet Charity, Velma in Chicago, Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Bebe in A Chorus Line, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Paulette in Legally Blonde and Lorraine in 42nd Street. She also taught dance and musical theatre at Dallas Summer Musicals School of Musical Theatre, TCC College for Kids, JTM School of Performing Arts, Granbury Opera House and Casa Manana.

In addition to her teaching career, she worked with Eclipse Entertainment as a choreographer and casting director for more than 20 years, producing award-winning custom theme entertainment for provate and corporate events. 

Her mission is to create well-rounded, positive citizens using dance as the vehicle to teach her students artistry, empathy, compassion, dedication, discipline, integrity, and performance.


Sydney Porter


Jennifer Santoyo


Carlin Dixon

Carlin Dixon began her early dance training with Orlando Ballet School and Patel Conservatory Youth Ballet before becoming a trainee with Next Generation Ballet in Tampa, Florida. There she trained under the direction of Peter Stark, Ivonne Lemus, and Philip Neal for four years. During her time at Next Generation Ballet, Carlin had the opportunity to perform soloist roles in many full-length ballets including The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, and Don Quixote. She received additional training through summer intensives at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Carolina Ballet, and The Washington Ballet. 

Carlin graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida, where she studied dietetics and dance. In 2021, Carlin started dancing professionally by joining Ballet Frontier in Fort Worth. She has performed featured roles with the company including Snow Queen and Arabian Lead in The NutcrackerPrincess Florine in The Sleeping Beauty, Pas de Trios and Big Swans in Swan Lake and has performed in various full-length and original works with Ballet Frontier including Variations on a Rococo Theme by Chung Lin Tseng and Carmen. Carlin enjoys sharing her passion for ballet by teaching the next generation of dancers. 



Addisen Bairrington

Addisen Bairrington is a previous student of Cristin Herr Leoni, who
taught her all things jazz and tap (her favorite), and even competed with
the Studio C Company from 2011-2017. Further dance training includes
Dian Clough West Dance Studio, as well as University of North
Carolina School of the Arts’s Broadway Commercial Dance Lab. In this
time she studied under Elizabeth Parkinson, Mary Ann Lamb, Kurt
Froman, and Jay Armstrong Johnson.
Addisen has performed for regional and semi-professional theaters in the
greater DFW area such as, Casa Mañana, Plaza Theatre Company, and
Spotlight Cast and Crew. Her favorite role is Amy March in
Addisen is currently a BFA Musical Theatre student at Texas
Christian University.