Below is a short Bio of
each staff member at Glenda's Dance Center.
Ms. Glenda Langford,
Glenda started dancing
at the age of three. She has a degree in Modern Dance
from the Florida School of the Arts. Along with
performing in many productions, plays and musicals, she
has won numerous competitions in both dance and
cheerleading. She has also been a judge for various
dance competitions. In 1989, Glenda performed in NBC’s
Grand Opening Special for MGM Studios. Previously
working as a dancer for Walt Disney World, most
recently, Glenda entertained with many of her students
as "guest talent" in Walt Disney World. Glenda trained
for 17 years in various studios, colleges and workshops.
In 28 years of teaching, 26 of those have been in St.
Cloud. "My dream, when I was a little girl, was to be a
dance teacher. I never wanted to be or do anything else.
How fortunate I am to be living my dream and grateful
I’ve been given the opportunity to meet and work with so
many wonderful people." Glenda resides in St. Cloud with
her husband, David, and children, Trent 20, Payton 18, & Anna
Ms. Kim Matheny,
Kim started dancing at the age of three. In addition to
taking classes locally, she studied one summer at the
University of Kentucky. She has competed in various
competitions and workshops along the eastern coast. In
1993, Kim performed in the televised half-time show at
the Florida Citrus Bowl. Kim has performed the last 7
years in the Disney parks as "guest talent". Kim works
at Photography by Skip Stowers along with teaching for
Glenda. Kim has been an instructor at Glenda’s Dance
Center for 16 years. She resides in St. Cloud with her
husband, Doug, and their children, Blake 13, and Morgan
Ms. Tena Alise,
Tena has been dancing and teaching dance and theater for
more than 16 years. She was the Dance Director for
Chattahoochee Magnet School for the Arts before moving
to Head of the Dance Dept. at East Gadsden High School
in Quincy, FL. She was an active part of the dance
and theatre community as she was on the Board of
Directors and resident choreographer of the Quincy Music
Theatre. She also performed in numerous musicals
in North Florida as well as directed. Some of her
favorite shows were
Gypsy, Best Christmas Pageant Ever,
Beehive and Pippin. Tena was a member
of the Nationally Ranked and Championship Tip Top
Tappers, and performed and competed until she was 30.
At her last school she choreographed and created a
Nationally Ranked "Divas & Dudes" Dance Team.
This is her 7th year as an instructor at Glenda's Dance
Center. Tena is also employed at Gateway High
School, where she heads up the Dance Department.
She has a competitive dance team and an elite dance team
called "The Pink Panthers". Ms. Tena resides in
Kissimmee with her husband, Jason, and 4 kids, Justin,
Kaitlyn, Hailey and Paige. Looking forward to
another creative year!
This is Payton's first
year as an instructor with Glenda's Dance Center.
She has been an assistant teacher for 5 years.
Payton has been dancing and training in various studios,
workshops and conventions for 16 years. She is a
current member of our LTD Dance Company, where she has
won various awards and recognitions. She also
entertains at Disney and other venues. Payton was
selected last summer to be on the faculty of the Eastern
Dance Association. She also was on her high school
cheerleading squad for all 4 years, and was a Captain on
the Elite Cheer squad her Senior year. She was
also a member of the Panther Paws Dance Team at Gateway
High School for 3 years as well, under the direction of
Ms. Tena. Ms. Payton is currently auditioning in
various venues while also pursuing a teaching degree
from college. We look forward to a fun new year
Lindsay has been taking
dance for over 25 years. She was accepted to
Columbia University's Summer Dance Program.
Lindsay was a member of our LTD Dance Company for many
years, winning awards and recognitions over the years.
She has also entertained in Walt Disney World as guest
talent for over 10 years with our studio. Lindsay
has been an instructor with us for 4 years, and an
assistant instructor for over 8 years. She resides
in St. Cloud with her fiancée, Mike and their son,
Emmerson, 1. We welcome her back for another fun
Assistant Dance Instructors
Ms. Chelsea Bourekas
Ms. Ashley Schneckenberg
Ms. Danielle Smith
Ms. Courtney Weis
Ms. Elizabeth Weretka
Ms. Alicia Oppel (Jr.
Ms. Sandy is our Zumba
Instructor. She is licensed to teach Zumba Fitness
and Zumba Toning. This is her second year with our
studio. Her classess will have you moving, shaking
and having fun!