2024 InMotion Competition Season
2024 InMotion Competition Season

Our Team

TWIN ARTS DANCE STUDIO's employees are highly-trained, experienced and dedicated to the success of our business.

Heather Sanford Perdew

Owner and Director


Dancing from the age of 2, Heather has a place in history at Twin Arts Studio. She was enrolled in the ground-breaking class that was developed especially for two-year olds. After graduating from high school, Heather continued to dance at San Jacinto College where she performed and choreographed for the SJC Dance Department. Along the way she discovered her love for designing custom-made solo and production costumes. Heather is now at the helm of Twin Arts and is the 3rd generation holding this posistion. Heather is also a member of South Texas Association of Dance Teachers/Dance Masters of America.

Deborah Sanford

Artistic Director


      Deborah began her dance education at Twin Arts Studio at the age of 2. Studying all areas of dance and theatre, ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, baton, musical theatre and voice enables Deborah to teach all levels of dance as well as coach teams and soloist. Dancing for Theatre Under the Stars, Deborah was a natural for moving into choreographing and staging musicals for civic dance companies. She has served as a national director and natinal executive officer for Dance Masters of America She is a national examiner for the orginazation and is a DMA Teachers Training School graduate and scholarship recipient. Her expertise in dance, theatre, film, and television helps Twin Arts produce one of the most entertaining recitals in the Houston area.

Kim Collier

Director of Childrens Work and Office Manager


Kim is an expert in the area of preparing preschool dancers for the upper levels of dance skills. Dancing since the age of 3, also at Twin Arts, Kim is trained in all the core dance subjects. While performing for the dance team a San Jacinto College, Kim became one of the original Derrick Dolls. Her special relationship with the younger dancers makes her a very popular teacher at the studio. Kim also helps in the coordination of the year-end recital, helping select and order costumes.

Erin Bealle 


     Erin is an alumni of Twin Arts Studio and is currently serving as a teacher, choreographer and coach. Trained in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and lyrical, Erin teaches all levels and ages throughout the dance week. Erin is a holds a BA in  Education from University Clear Lake and teaches 2 second grade.

Kara Mills


       Kara is a home grown Twin Arts Studio alumni. She is trained in ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical and has a background in child psychology. Her eye for perfection makes Kara invaluable for cleaning dances and stepping in to help prepare students for the stage and competition. Kara is always available at the front desk to assist parents with classes. As the InMotion PAC Competion Coordinator, Kara is responsible for all the bakground work that is involved with the competition circuit.

Lisa Ratliff


Lisa has an extensive background in ballet, tap, and jazz. She was trained in a local Pasadena studio and came to Twin Arts Studio when she enrolled her two daughters, she instantly became a permanent fixture and family member.  Lisa eventually took over our “tots” program is an expert at teaching the tiniest of our dancers.  She starts the base training with our little ones so that they easily adapt to the more advance work.  This makes an excellent transition from one classroom to another challenging her “tots” and younger students to reach deep and develop their creativity. 

Mike Smolo is certifide in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, and Acrobatics through Dance Masters of America. His expertise in Acrobatics guarentees your tumbler will get the best quality training they will need to master the skill levels needed for any drill team, cheer squad or personal accompliment. 

Tiffany Exner began her dance carrier at Twin Arts at the age of 2.  After graduation she attended Sam Houston State University as a dance major and completed her degree at Lamar University. She was the founder and director of the Solid Ground dance company and has hence dedicated her carrer to teaching young dancers.  Tiffany is trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, and Acrobatics and is a member of South Texas Association of Dane Teachers/ Dance Masters of America.         

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