Charisse Craft-Barry, was the studio co-owner and an instructor at Dance Moves in Seabrook, TX for twelve years. She was raised in Alexandria, Louisiana and received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1997. While earning her degree, she performed as a soloist with the La Danse Company and studied the Vaganova method of ballet. Charisse was an original member of Ballet Alexandria in Alexandria, Louisiana and danced with the company for five years. During this time, she also studied at the Cenla Academy of Performing Arts and completed a training tour throughout the Ukraine and Moscow. Performing with the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company for over two years, Charisse taught ballet at Sullivan’s School of Dance, Houston Metropolitan Dance Center, and West University Dance Centre. She also performed with Dorrell Martin Dance Company and completed a tour through Mexico. Charisse continues to guest teach at studios and conventions like tHe beaT, Georgia Dance Conservatory, Red River Dance, Starsteppers, and others. She is excited to be on board with Amy Blake.