Our staff is made up of instructors with degrees in dance, music, theatre, theatre arts experience, and numerous regional, national and international performances. All of our teachers “Team Teach.” This means every teacher is involved in some way in another teacher’s class.

Andrea J. Barefield, Founder

Andrea J. Barefield, FounderAndrea is a native of Waco, Texas. She was blessed with a mother who put her in dance class at age 5, which instilled the value of performing arts throughout her life. Mrs. Barefield is a graduate from Sam Houston State University with a degree in Public Relations. Her belief is that in order to be successful, you must have the proper tools. Stage Presence is a place to get all your tools, and the box to carry them. All The World is a Stage… Make Your Mark!

S.T.A.R. Summer Program

Tommacina Bell


Tommacina Bell


Terren Gamble, Theatrical Set Building


Hip Hop – Tommie Allen, Jr. & Jacqueline Terrazas

Ballet – Vincent James & Valerie Handy

Tap – Jacqueline Terrazas

Jazz – Valerie Handy & Torri Counts, Master Instructor

Krump – Tommie Allen, Jr. & Dan Lewis


Cory Gibson

Albert “Tony” Stewart