NYT Studio is offering a Summer Dance Intensive for students committed to improving and enhancing their dancing. This intensive is designed to provide dancers with a challenging and inspiring dance experience and to help them grow as artists and individuals. The Summer Dance Intensive is open to ages 12-19. It is an opportunity for dancers to work with distinguished dance educators and choreographers, to refine their technique and artistry, and to build strong relationships with other dancers in the studio and beyond.

The Summer Dance Intensive consists of a fusion of artists from varying genres of dance. Their purpose is to inspire and energize the minds, bodies, and souls of today’s dancers. With a strong belief that diversity is essential to dance development, the Summer Dance Intensive will offer classes in jazz, tap, hip hop, stretch technique, ballet variations, swing/Latin, and worship. Spend a few days this summer with NYT dance instructors and you’ll grow as a dancer!

Students attending the dance intensive will be able to choose a class track for the camp days. Once instructors and dance genres are finalized, an email will go out to those registered with a signup genius listing class options. Last summer’s dance intensive filled quickly with a waitlist. Don’t delay in grabbing your spot.

Ages: 12-19
July 8-12

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Location: Flex Dance & Fitness
20350 FM 2854 Road, Montgomery 77316

Cost: $225


Dance Intensive Instructors:

Carla Prescott
At an early age, Carla developed a passion for pursuing excellence in the arts as a way to glorify God. Growing up, youth theater was a highlight of her activities and being able to do community theater with her sisters and her father is an experience she will never forget. As she ended high school, she recognized a love for choreography and spent a summer choreographing for the same youth theater.

Pursuing dance performance, in addition to choreography, Carla chose to study Dance Education at Hope College. She completed her student teaching at the Chicago Academy for the Arts and graduated with awards in both Dance Pedagogy and Choreography. While at Hope she studied under incredible teachers such as Steven Iannacone (Nikolais Dance Theater), Maxine DeBruyn (Martha Graham), and Linda Graham (Dayton Contemporary Dance Company). Carla danced with Hope College’s company, Strike Time, that went into the public schools teaching about the art of dance. She also performed with and was the artistic director of the company Sacred that was a ministry to area churches.

After completing her degree, she spent three years performing with the company Ad Deum in Houston, TX. This opportunity gave her the chance to perform and learn from teachers and choreographers from all over the country including Randall Flinn (Ad Deum), Stephen Rooks (Graham Company), Hope Bokin (Alvin Ailey Company), and Caleb Mitchell (Houston Ballet). During that time, she also helped direct and choreograph for Ad Duem’s second company. Her choreography was selected to open Project Dance in Time Square in 2005. During this time, she taught dance in Houston at studios and city schools where she partnered with the programs 21st Century and Young Audiences.

After meeting her husband Andy, they moved to Calgary, Canada. In Calgary, she performed with Corps Bara Dance Company and studied ballet at the Alberta Ballet School of Dance. Upon returning to the United States, three years and two kids later, she moved to The Woodlands, teaching for several local dance studios and both choreographing and directing the Ballet Excelsior Trainees for one year. Now as a mother of four daughters, homeschooling and teaching her girls performing arts, she is thrilled to use her experience and love of dance to serve the NYT community.

Hannah Mettler
Hannah is a dance artist, educator and aspiring choreographer based in Houston, TX. Her background is rooted in Vaganova method ballet, contemporary, modern, rhythm tap, and jazz dance and she has over 10 years of experience teaching beginner through advanced level students. After graduating from Messiah University, she moved to Houston in 2017 to join Ad Deum Dance Company under the direction of Randall Flinn. Currently Ms. Mettler is pursuing her MFA in dance at Sam Houston State University while she is also a freelance professional dance artist and educator. Hannah’s mission and goal is to use dance as an artistic means to bring the love of Christ to her students and communities.

Abigail Collier
Abigail has been dancing for 16 years and has trained in classical ballet, modern (Limón & Graham), tap, pointe, hip-hop & lyrical. She has had the privilege of teaching at Magnify for 4 years and she adores her work.

Dance/movement are Abigail’s passions, and she hopes to always share it positively with her students/peers.

Emily Currid
Emily is the head coach and coordinator for the Xcel gymnastics team at Maximum Athletics located in The Woodlands and Conroe. Her background is in gymnastics, cheer, strength and conditioning, yoga and building strong acro foundational skills. In addition to serving as Business Director for NYT, Emily is excited to serve as an instructor at NYT Studio’s Dance Intensive.

Mirra Cabote
Mirra has been dancing for 12 years and is passionate about spreading the joy of dance. She spent a year as a company dancer and teacher at Magnify, specializing in teaching ballet technique and ballroom dancing. In college, she has continued her dance journey with a ministry-based women’s performing arts group. In summer 2022, Mirra began her work with NYT by interning for You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. She loves spending time with her family, brewing kombucha, and putting her Pomeranian in silly outfits. Her very favorite thing is fostering dance confidence and collaboration in the studio. Mirra is currently studying nursing, with the goal of becoming a nurse midwife in the future.

Laura Cole
I started my training focusing on ballet, modern and tap and examined under ABT ballet curriculum through level 7. In high school, I branched out to theater, partnering, and jazz as well! In 2023, I attended Broadway Dance Center’s Professional Semester in NYC where I trained for 4 months. Now I am training independently, and I hope to keep dancing, teaching, and performing in the future!




If you have any questions about the dance intensive, please contact the NYT Studio coordinator at [email protected].

*NYT Sick Policy: We ask that participants be fever-free and vomit-free without medication for 24 hours before an activity for which they are registered.