Rylee McCarthy - Tap & Acro

Rylee is orginailly from Northern Kentucky.  She moved to Oklahoma City four years ago to attend Oklahoma City University. She has been dancing for 18 years and will graduate with a degree in Dance Pedagogy in May of 2024. Before college, she was a competitive dancer, performed in several musicals in her hometown, and attended the Radio City Rockette Summer Intensive.  She loves to teach every style of dance especially tap and acro!



Jazmine Moreno - Hip Hop & Jazz

Jazmine Moreno is originally from Oklahoma City. She grew up dancing and competing, then studied dance performance at the University of Central Oklahoma and performed with the Kaleidoscope Dance Company before moving to Beirut, Lebanon to teach dance. In Lebanon, she taught at Caracalla Dance School, one of the most famous dance schools in the Middle East. She taught a variety of classes, including Funky Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Jazz. She’s is excited to be teaching Jazz & Hip Hop at Dance Phase again!

Alexis Newey - Pom, Jazz & Tap

Alexis has grown up dancing under Lisa Motsenbocker since the age of four. She has trained in various genres of dance and began competitive dancing at the age of five. Alexis began choreographing at the age of 15 and has won numerous choreography awards at various dance competitions. While growing up doing competitive dance, Alexis was also a part of her middle school and high school pom team. She was a 3X state champion and served as captain her senior year of high school. After high school, Alexis attended the University of Central Oklahoma. She was on the dance team for four years, and served as captain her senior year. She trained under Lil Doescher and the team remained in the top 3 of the nation all four years of her being on the team. Alexis graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in December of 2017 with a degree in strategic communications. She was also in the Sigma Kappa sorority serving many leadership roles and always choreographing for her sororities cheer and dance routines. Since graduation Alexis has followed her dream job of becoming a professional dancer for the Oklahoma City Thunder and just finished her third season as a Thunder Girl. She has always had a passion for dancing and always loved choreographing. Her favorite styles include tap, contemporary, and jazz.


Sarah Eischen - Broadway Kids & Tap


Sarah has been dancing for seventeen years and has been with Dance Phase for ten years. She graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Studio Art and a Minor in Dance Performance at the University of Central Oklahoma. Sarah has always loved dancing and hopes to continue dancing and teaching for as long as she can.


Lisa Motsenbocker- Owner/Director
Born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, Lisa started dancing at the age of 5.  She attended the prestigious Oklahoma City University majoring in Dance Management.  She has over twenty years of teaching experience throughout the Midwest.  Lisa is currently the President of Oklahoma Dance Masters Association, an organization that brings a love for dance across the great state of Oklahoma.  Several of her students have gone on to pursue their dance career, through teaching and or performing.   Her love for dance and children is evident in the classroom.  She is honored to be a part of such an amazing dance family at Dance Phase.  



Our Facility:


Since opening in 1997, over 2,000 students have taken dance classes in our state of the art facility. We are dedicated to providing convenient, top quality instruction to our students. We provide classes for those dancers that want to take a few classes, make new friends and get some exercise to those that want to dance on a competitive level or who are aspiring to dance professionally.

At Dance Phase we use a core curriculum that is used at universities across the country. This curriculum is integrated into our tap, jazz, and ballet programs.

Dance Phase houses approximately 6,000 square feet of the newest state of the art equipment available. There are four dance studios with over 1,100 square feet of dancing space each. With safety in mind we chose the “Stagestep” flooring system. The sub floor is layered to create a “true” floating dance floor. This flooring system serves as the shock absorber not the body.

Whitney Vaughn -  Combo Classes

Bio coming soon!

Hayley Nevins -  Director's Assistant, Company, Combo Classes, Musical Theater
 After demonstrating for numerous years, Hayley has become a teacher in many classes at Dance Phase. She is on the board of Oklahoma Dance Masters and a Team Leader for Julie Kay Stallcup on her platform, TEAM JULIE KAY.  She continues to grow as a teacher and inspires dancers of all ages.  Her long term goals are to own her own studio and spread her passion and love for dance among students from all backgrounds.

Mickayla Carr- Ballet & Pointe

Ms.Carr was raised in Arlington, Texas. She received her ballet training under Marina Goshko and Ballet Frontier of Texas, with Chung-Lin and Enrica Tseng.
The repertoire she has performed includes George Balanchine, Robert Mills, Agnes de Mille and Roy Tobias. This will be Ms.Carr’s third season with Oklahoma City Ballet, having joined the company in 2016, as an Apprentice. She will be returning for the 2018-19 season as a new Corps de Ballet member. Ms.Carr would like to thank her family for always encouraging her to push herself and helping to support her passion.








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