KRISTIN VANDERBEEK

(Studio owner, pre-school director)


Kristin Vanderbeek is a proud mom of three, 2 who currently train at Steps On Stage, and 1 who is off at East Carolina University to pursue her dream of becoming and NYC performer.  Kris is not only a proud dance parent, but is also a very successful customer relations specialist of over 20 years.  She grew up in Kansas City, MD where she began dancing at the age of 2, taking classes in acrobatics, baton, tap and ballet.  At the young age of 12, while still dancing, she dove into gymnastics and figure skating in Maryland and Atlanta, GA.  At age 13, she moved to New Jersey and trained with Robin Horneff Performing Arts Center as well as acting in her high school where she had the opportunity to work with Danny Aiello, whom you may have seen in Jacob's Ladder, Harlem Nights, Broadway Danny Rose & The Godfather Part II to name a few.

Mrs. Vanderbeek is currently a store manager of Releve Dancewear in Cary with her expertise being in Pointe shoe fittings.  Not only does she fit dancers for Pointe in numerous studios around the area, but she also works exclusively with professional and pre-professional dancers in NC.  

Along with dance, Kris enjoys all aspects of art and has a high passion for visual arts and painting.  She is responsible for many artistic props, accessories, sets, etc... at Steps On Stage.  She also uses her creativity in co-working with 2 of the most highly used social media's for Steps On Stage, Instagram & Facebook. 

Kris is a positive asset to Steps On Stage and we are blessed to have her versatile expertise at our studio.  To add to her skills, she is also a teacher and substitute at Steps On Stage, where her certifications in KinderMusic and her studies in ballet make her perfect for Pre-K and young ballet classes.  "I enjoy the look on a students face when they have that "aha" moment.  Watching them learn and do a step for the first time makes teaching so rewarding", says Kris.  We are happy to have someone talented and positive like her in our environment!  




 

KYLIE VANDERBEEK

(Assistant manager, main office support)

LAURA BENNETT

(company manager, office support)





 

Dancewear & Class Uniforms

Steps on Stage is an authorized dancewear representative.  Get sized and order your class shoes, leotards and tights with our studio staff. 

Parent Portal

Manage your dance studio account online.  Register for classes, make a payment and view your account.  

ALISSA HEROUX

(Dance Instructor: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary)


​Alissa is graduate of East Carolina University where she double majored in English and Dance Performance.  While at ECU, she studied under accomplished faculty such as Galina Panova, John Dixon, and Tommi Galaska.  She has been featured in a number of works choreographed by both students and faculty.  After graduation, Alissa worked for the Joffrey Ballet School's summer study program in both their San Francisco and New York City locations as an assistant choreographer to Yusha Sorzano and Michael Waldrop.  Originally from Wake Forest, Alissa now resides in Raleigh where she dances with OM Grown Dancers in the company inaugural season.








 

TALIAH VANDERBEEK

(Lead Artistic Director, Dance Instructor: Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary )


Taliah Jade Vanderbeek, raised in Willow Spring, North Carolina, began her early training with Cheri Crabtree at Steps on Stage Academy of Performing Arts. She is a recent graduate of East Carolina University where she received her BFA in Dance Performance.  While at ECU, she danced in works by Richard Smith, Danielle Lydia Sheather, Ji-Eun Lee and Emily Schoen, and trained under Galina Panova, Tommi Galaska, Teal Darkenwald and John Dixon.  She also had the opportunity to work with guest artists such as Koresh company members, BodyTraffic, Parsons Dance and Tiffany Rae Fisher to name a few. In 2014, she attended the Joffrey Ballet School New York City Jazz and Contemporary Intensive on scholarship and performed at Symphony Space in works choreographed by Jeremy McQueen and Andre Tyson.  Taliah choreographed many of her own works during her time at ECU and recently presented her senior thesis project "You plucked the darkness out of my soul. You saved me."  She is excited and eager to pursue her dream of dancing and traveling with a professional company following graduation!







 

ROBYN CHAPMAN

(customer accounts, office support)





 

"Changing lives through dance, one step at a time."

​​​Proudly serving dance families of Angier, Benson, Clayton, Coates, Dunn, Four Oaks, Garner, Godwin, Kenly, Middlesex, Pine Level, Selma, 
Smithfield, Willow Springs and Wilsons Mills.  We are centrally located in McGees Crossroads, only minutes from Cleveland Elementary, 
Cleveland Middle, Cleveland High, Dixon Road Elementary, McGees Elementary, McGees Middle and West Johnston High Schools.

TAMMIE LUPKIN

(Acrobatics/Tumbling Instructor)


Tammie Lumpkin graduated HS in 1992 from Heidelberg Germany, where she competed in gymnastics. While competing she became the 1991 European All Around Champion and the 1991 European Vault Champion. She started her gymnastics career at the age of 3, after her mother watched the Olympics and saw Nadia Comaneci compete. Once she graduated from HS she moved back to the states and started coaching the team girls in Clarksville, TN at Clarksville Gymnastics. While in TN she met her husband of 20 years and they moved to NC. Tammie started working at North Raleigh Gymnastics as a recreational/team/conditioning coach. She decided to move jobs closer to home and started coaching and running the front office at the original Langley Gymnastics. Tammie coached many state qualifiers in her years of coaching. She has 2 children, Katie and Justin. Justin graduated in 2016 and is in the Army Reserves. Katie is going into the 4th grade and is very active and loves to tumble. (Mom self taught her). Tammie enjoys working with children and is a substitute teacher at McGees Middle school and works at Dynamic Elite Wrestling in Raleigh as the office manager.







 

OFFICE HOURS:

August 14, 2017 - June 1, 2018


       Monday/Wednesday:      

 4:00pm - 9:00pm

       

     Tuesday/Thursday:      

9:00am - 11:30am​,   4:00pm - 9:00pm

       

JACLYN CIAMPI

(Dance Instructor:  Hip-Hop, Tap)


Jaclyn Ciampi grabbed the barre and began dancing at the age of two and a half years old and hasn’t stopped since. She grew up in a studio and gained the majority of her training from CC and Company Dance Complex in Raleigh, North Carolina. There she trained under Christy Curtis and Emily Shoemaker, and danced for artists including Sonya Tayeh, Mandy Moore, Nick Lazzarini, Misha Gabriel, Martha Nichols, Anthony Morigerato, and many more. She has traveled to California and danced in the Collective under the choreography of Teddy Forance. Growing up she trained in a variety of styles including, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, ballet, musical theatre, and lyrical. Jaclyn's passion for dancing lead her to East Carolina University to continue her training as a Dance Performance Major. There she trained under and performed  pieces choreographed by Tommi Galaska and Dirk Lumbard. She also choreographed several pieces for many productions put on at the university varying in styles from hip hop, to jazz, musical theatre, and tap. Most recently, Jaclyn has had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles, California to perform with Rhythmatic Tap Company directed by Nick Young in Royal Flux Dance Company’s show, as well as, competing with them in the Capezio Ace Awards where they won 2nd runner up! She is currently teaching at multiple studios and workshops in North Carolina and has aspirations to continue her career as a professional dancer, teacher, and performer. She wants to share her passion and knowledge of dance with the future dance community. Her goal is for the younger dance generation to grow and develop their individual passion for dancing, while spreading the beauty of the art form for generations to come.