Elizabeth is a 2007 graduate of Greene County Tech High School and a 2010 honor graduate of Black River Technical College. She has an associate of arts degree in education. Elizabeth has worked as an instructor at both the Performing Arts Academy and Tabatha's Dance Company in Paragould, AR. Elizabeth is a member of the Southern Association of Dance Masters.
As a student for seven years at the Performing Arts Academy, Elizabeth was instructed by Heather Claude and Ray Lynn Green in ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, acrobatics, tap, and modern dance technique. She also attended summer workshops taught by master instructors, Kameron Walters, Ilka Doubek, Annie Day, Marcus Alford, and Leslie Jordan III.
In college, Elizabeth trained in tap at Arkansas State University and ballet at Belhaven University. Most recently she has received instruction at the Dance Masters of America Teachers Training School, the Southern Association of Dance Masters and at the MusicWorks Teacher Connection.
Elizabeth has won over seventy dance awards at regional and national dance competitions. She also won the title of Miss Teen Northeast Arkansas 2006, competing with a pointe solo she choreographed. As Miss Teen Northeast Arkansas, Elizabeth was an advocate for the performing arts visiting with the Civitan and Rotary Clubs as well as visiting with elementary school children teaching them dance basics.
Elizabeth was a member of the Mid-South Ballet Theatre for seven years where she danced in the annual presentation of the Nutcracker. She also danced in the Peter and the Wolf ballet accompanied by the Delta Symphony Orchestra in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
While in high school, Elizabeth choreographed many dance numbers for the school's musicals and received the departmental award in theater her senior year.
Elizabeth is a former Greene County Fine Arts Council (GCFAC) board member. She was the assistant choreographer for the GCFAC productions of Beauty and the Beast and Wizard of Oz. She was also the choreographer for the GCFAC production of Fiddler on the Roof.
Elizabeth's husband is Bryan Miller and they are both members of Bible Baptist Church in Paragould, AR.
Garnett began her dance training at Performing Arts Academy in Paragould with
Ray Lynn Green and Heather Claude.
After 10 years with Performing Arts Academy, performing in The
Nutcracker and Peter and the Wolf, and winning numerous awards at
regional and national competitions, such as Petite Miss Dance of St. Louis 2004
and Teen Miss Dance of St. Louis 2008, she decided to solely focus on her
ballet training and began attending classes at Arkansas Festival Ballet in
Little Rock under Mark Bush, Rebecca Stallcup, and Melinda Tobian. While at Arkansas Festival Ballet, she
performed in Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Peter
Pan. Throughout these years of
training, Kelsey attended multiple summer intensives, being taught by world
famous dancers, including Gelsey Kirkland, Carla Lippert, Wes Chapman, Lorin
Johnson, and many other American Ballet Theatre faculty.
graduating from Greene County Technical High School in 2010, she attended the
University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK where she took daily ballet technique
classes, along with pointe, modern, pas de deux, repertoire, character,
pantomime, pilates, choreography, teaching ballet, and dance history. The School of Dance faculty members included Mary
Margaret Holt, Jeremy Lindberg, Clara Cravey, Steve Brule, Austin Hartel, and
Rebecca Herrin. Being a member of
Oklahoma Festival Ballet (the university’s ballet company), Kelsey performed in
The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Balletudes, Don Giovanni, and many original
works by the faculty. In 2013, she
graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance: Ballet Performance.
after graduating from OU, Kelsey married her husband, Tyler Garnett, and they
moved to Nashville, TN where she danced professionally with Dance Theatre of
Tennessee under Artistic Director Christopher Mohnani. While there, she obtained leading roles in Giselle,
The Nutcracker, Hansel and Gretel, and the original work Green. After Dance Theatre of Tennessee,
unfortunately, closed due
to financial reasons in 2014, she formed Nashville Dance Initiative
along with four other dance colleagues.
Nashville Dance Initiative was formed in order to bring dance to people
in need of the arts, such as children’s homes, schools, and nursing homes. The five women also auditioned dancers,
choreographed, and performed for their own, full-length, version of The
2015, Kelsey and Tyler moved home to Paragould, and Kelsey began teaching
ballet at Elite Performing Arts and dance at the Visual and Performing Arts
Elementary School in Jonesboro. In early
2016, the couple welcomed their first child, a baby boy, named Ryder. Kelsey is excited to begin teaching and meet all
of the students at A Time to Dance, starting in the fall!
Linda (Oliver) Davis is a 1974 Greene County Tech graduate. In her early years Linda worked as a bookkeeper/secretary for the Allis Chalmers Equipment Company, Paragould Housing Authority, and Rural Health all of Paragould.
Linda is uniquely qualified for her position at A Time to Dance having been a dance mom for many years. Her daughter, Elizabeth, is the owner/instructor of A Time to Dance. Linda serves the studio as a volunteer collecting monthly tuition. She also assists in other areas, helping out where needed.
Linda and her husband John are active members of Brown's Chapel Baptist Church. She is also the author of the book So Young, So Loved, So Missed which was written after the loss of Elizabeth's older sister Erica. The book can be found on the following websites.
5360 Hwy 49 South
Paragould, AR 72450