About Our Instructors
Owner | Director | Instructor | Choreographer | Company Director
Todd Stickney began his dance training at the Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre. He attended high school at Interlochen Arts Academy, a boarding school in Michigan. When he was 17, he moved to New York and continued to study at the School of American Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet School. Todd danced with Joffrey II and was a member of the Joffrey Ballet for six years. He also performed in a tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" starring Phyllis Diller. In addition, he danced as a member of Ballet Oklahoma in Oklahoma City for six years. Todd has performed extensively throughout North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East and has guested with numerous companies through the United States.
Ariana Hickman began dancing at the age of 8 and soon found her home studio at The Dance FX, in Garland, TX. She danced and trained at The Dance FX for eight years where she found a passion for a contemporary and jazz style of dance. In high school, she joined her drill team and was Captain of the team during her junior and senior year. After high school, she tried out and made the World Famous Kilgore College Rangerettes. During her sophomore year, she served as the Left Middle Lieutenant where she learned how to clean and polish different styles of dances. Ariana is currently a junior at Texas A&M University where she is majoring in psychology. She is thrilled to share her love of dance and drill team with the next generation of dancers at On Our Toes Dance Studio.
Nevaeh was born and raised in Lufkin, Texas. She had 16 years of dance and acro experience. She was a member and two-year captain of the Huntington Highsteppers. After graduating high school, Nevaeh attended Kilgore College where she became a member of the 81st line of The Kilgore College Rangerettes. During her time at Kilgore Nevaeh also served as the secretary for Kilgore’s dance department and graduated from Kilgore with an Associate in Arts degree. Nevaeh is currently a Senior at the University of Texas A&M and is so excited to share her love for dance with her new studio family this year!
“We are grateful to have been welcomed into On Our Toes Dance Studio. Tammy's many years of dancing and teaching experience give her the unique ability to create a positive, fun, yet challenging environment. The highlight of Morgan's year was her first Show Stoppers competition. She absolutley loved it! The first thing she said when we got in the car to come home was ‘When are we coming back?’ We have Tammy to thank for instilling confidence, teamwork and the love of dance in our daughter!”
~ Rebecca Marino