Ambassadors

Molly Williams

Molly Williams

Lead Ambassador - Dance Etc.

Molly has been dancing for 19 years and her favorite dance style is jazz. Her favorite quote is "Be brave, don't be afraid of your weakness, because in Christ crucified, you can do anything." 

A fun fact about Molly is that she loves weightlifting and she can deadlift over 400 pounds.

Molly is the Stage 8 Dance Brands Lead Ambassador.

Lerato Fridge

Lerato Fridge

Senior Ambassador - Dance Mania All Stars

Lerato has been dancing since she was 5 and her favorite dance style is jazz. Her favorite quote is "The best is yet to be." 

A fun fact about Lerato is that she's very interested in all things technology, such as digital editing. She is certified in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Applications.

This is Lerato's third year as a Stage 8 Dance Brands Ambassador.

Kyria Barnette

Kyria Barnette

Dance Etc

Kyria has been dancing for twelve years and her favorite style of dance is lyrical. Her favorite quote is “AIl Glory to God!”

A fun fact about Kyria is that she danced in her very first dance recital at age 4 with a broken collar bone. She wasn't going to miss it so she took her sling off, walked right on stage, and didn't miss a beat!

This is Kyria's second year as a Stage 8 Dance Brands Ambassador.

Eliana Agostini

Eliana Agostini

Dance Mania All Stars

Eliana has been dancing for thirteen years and her favorite style of dance is contemporary/lyrical. Her favorite quote is “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

A fun fact about Eliana is that she was on the U.S. National Youth Pom team in 2022 and took home a first-place medal.

This is her second year as a Stage 8 Dance Brands Ambassador.

Sophia Griffeth

Sophia Griffeth

Prima Dance All Stars

Sophia has been dancing for 8 years and her favorite style of dance is lyrical. Her favorite quote is "Dirty water doesn’t stop plants from growing, so don’t let negative experiences stop your progress."

A fun fact about Sophia is that she did gymnastics for five and a half years and participated in the Tennessee State Championships several times.

This is Sophia's second year as a Stage 8 Dance Brands Ambassador.

Bryn Williams

Bryn Williams

Star Performance Centre

Bryn has been dancing for fifteen years and her favorite style of dance is hip hop. Bryn's favorite quote is “You didn’t come this far to only come this far."

A fun fact about Bryn is that she is super interested in health sciences and hopes to work in the medical field.

This is Bryn's second year as a Stage 8 Dance Brands Ambassador.

Channing Batson

Channing Batson

Dance Dynamics

Channing has been dancing for 12 years and her favorite style of dance is contemporary. Her favorite quote is "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths" Proverbs 3:5–6.

A fun fact about Channing is that her favorite seasons are summer and spring!

This is Channing's first year as a Stage 8 Dance Brands Ambassador. 

Paisley Akers

Paisley Akers

Dance Etc.

Paisley has been dancing for 14 years and her favorite style of dance is jazz. Her favorite quote is "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing, and perfect will" Romans 12:2.

A fun fact about her is that she recently competed in her first-ever powerlifting competition and she won.

This is Paisley's first year as a Stage 8 Dance Brands Ambassador.

Ashlyn Barrett

Ashlyn Barrett

Innovate Dance Studio

Ashlyn has been dancing for 12 years and her favorite style of dance is pom. Her favorite quote is “Everything happens for a reason.”

A fun fact about Ashlyn is that she represented the US in the Doubles Pom Division at ICU Worlds in 2024. 

This is Ashlyn's first year as a Stage 8 Dance Brands Ambassador.

Ella Goetsch

Ella Goetsch

Blue Rose Dance Studio

Ella has been dancing for 11 years and her favorite style of dance is contemporary. Her favorite quote is "Be grateful for where your hard work has taken you and trust the process."

A fun fact about Ella is that her favorite thing to do while on vacation is parasailing. 

This is Ella's first year as a Stage 8 Dance Brands Ambassador.