Team MDC

Our Instructors are awesome!


Meet Our Instructors

Courtney Chaszar-Christensen

Courtney Chaszar-Christensen

Instructor Ballet/Technique

Courtney has a love of dance and has coached at many different dance studios in many different styles. She is the current Drill Team Coach at Clearfield High School.

Deann Gardner Hansen

Deann Gardner Hansen

Instructor Drill Team

Kristen Winn Bankhead

Kristen Winn Bankhead

Instructor Ballet/Pre-Pointe

Murphy Yang

Murphy Yang

Instructor Master Class Hip Hop

Murphy is the definition of Hip Hop, his love and passion for dance shows anytime music is on. Murphy was a finalist on SYTYCD 2015. Murphy is an incredible instructor and when he is not auditioning and touring around the United States he will be hanging at MDC sharing his talent with us!!

Ricci Phillips Galvan

Ricci Phillips Galvan

Owner/Instructor

Ricci has been dancing competitively since the age of 3. She has trained and taught extensively throughout the United States in various styles of dance. Her goal has always been to own a place where she could share her love and passion of dance with others. She opened MDC in October of 2009. Before opening the studio Ricci was the drill mistress her jr year of high school and President her senior year of the award winning drill team the Northridge Cardinelles, she was then part of the Dance Company Oddessy dance for the production of Thriller. Won the title of Miss Syracuse in 2001 and competed in the Miss Utah pagent. She then moved to L.A. to train extensively at studios and audition for dance jobs in the professional industry. She went on to perform across the world on cruise ships and was hired as a teacher for professionals at Stiletto Entertainment. When Ricci moved back to Utah she was a Utah Jazz Dancer.

Teisha Langford

Teisha Langford

Instructor Mini Dance and Technique

Teisha has trained in Jazz, Ballet, and Drill. She danced for 5 years at her local dance studio, before joining Morgan High School's drill team for 3 years. She joined the Dance Club, at Weber State which performed at various events, and also took a Ballet class that helped train her technically. Teisha is currently a routine judge for Drill Team and Studio competitions. Teaching and dancing are her passions and she is excited to be back in the dance world and apart of MDC.