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Owner & Studio Director
Carolyn is a lover of people and of the arts and Lifesong is the perfect place for her to express her heart for both. Carolyn’s life has been preparation for Lifesong. Her formal music training began at the age of 8 when she started private piano lessons. Her musical gifts were encouraged by her school music teachers from elementary through high school, where she was the only accompanist for her school choirs from 5th grade through high school graduation. She also played piano weekly in her church from the age of 14 until the summer of 2006. Her love for theatre began in high school when she was cast in her first high school play and is inspired now by her daughter Maddie’s love and talent for the stage. Her love and appreciation for the art of dance came when her daughter Taylor began dancing at the age of 3. She is inspired daily by her family, their talents and their shared love for the arts! Her passion for people and the arts took a new direction when she became the Worship & Arts Director at Compass Christian Church in Colleyville, serving in that position for 2 years from 2004-2006. Carolyn’s life experiences in the arts and in ministry as well as in the corporate world have all played a significant role in preparing her for her position as Owner and Director of Lifesong Studio. Carolyn is thankful to God for the privilege of Lifesong and to her family for sharing in her passion and commitment to making Lifesong Studio a place where the arts are taught and experienced with the finest quality and utmost integrity.
Owner & Executive Director
Jay has served our community as a pastor since January of 1992. After leading worship at Compass Christian Church in Colleyville for 15 years, he is now the Campus Pastor. Jay’s experiences in ministry, music, dramatic productions, architecture and construction have all enhanced and prepared him for his role as Co-Owner of Lifesong Studio. Jay is committed to people, first and foremost, and his influence at Lifesong is of utmost importance. Not only does he provide a supporting role in leading the staff, but he also manages the facility’s needs, builds sets and props for our dance and theatre studios and generally does “whatever it takes” to make sure everything runs smoothly and everyone has what they need. His “part-time” position has a “full-time” impact on Lifesong’s commitment to excellence and “shaping hearts through the arts!”
Kim joined the Lifesong Staff in December of 2012 and she has a wide variety of responsibilities within the studio, supporting the staff, students and families. She brings experience in administrative support and customer service and she is committed to Lifesong’s mission of quality of atmosphere, quality of instruction, and shaping hearts through the arts. Her goal and desire is to take care of Lifesong families, see that they are well taken care of and that they experience “the Lifesong difference!”
- Jeannie Ware
This native Texan came to Lifesong in July of 2015. Jeannie brings administrative experiences from other dance studios, performing arts schools, and various ministries where she used her gifts of administration, organization, and event planning. Her varied work background and gift for connecting with and caring for people, supports Lifesong’s mission. The families and staff at Lifesong have quickly become her passion. She enjoys being part of “shaping hearts through the arts” at Lifesong and appreciates the opportunity to be a part of the family! LIFE PURPOSE : “IMPART … WITH ALL MY HEART” I Thes 2:8 “We loved you so much we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but to impart our very lives as well.”
Stori joined the Lifesong staff in our 2012-2013 Season 7. A native of Columbus, Georgia, Stori moved 12 hours away from friends and family to pursue her dream of dancing for the Dallas Cowboys. Not only was she a 3 year Veteran of the first NFL hip hop team, the Rhythm and Blue Dancers, but has also been pursuing a degree in Dance Education from Texas Woman’s University. Stori began dancing at the age of 14 at a small studio in Alabama. Shortly after, she became a member of her high school’s first ever dance team, the Dancing Devils. Two years later, she was voted Captain and led her team to win 2nd place at the Eastern Dance National Championship Competition. After graduation, she auditioned and became a lead dancer for the State Theatre of Georgia, the Springer Opera House, where she performed in many musicals such as The King and I, Carousel and Oklahoma. Shortly after working there, she auditioned for the Lady Lions, a semi pro dance team for the Indoor Football League. She quickly realized that performing at football games was what she wanted to pursue and soon after moved to Texas. After her last season with the Cowboys in 2011, Stori auditioned to be a part of a very unique dance team for FC Dallas and has loved being a part of soccer game day entertainment. She is ecstatic about joining the Lifesong staff and cannot wait to share her passion for dance with every student.