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About MFA Studios

MFA Studios has been serving the Locust Grove and surrounding communities since 2009. What makes us different? We are more than a dance studio...we are a family. MFA Studios offers a friendly, positive, nurturing environment for all. Our staff help students flourish and become passionate and confident dancers. Our professional teachers are committed to inspire, train, and develop students of all ages and abilities. We try to make all of our students feel special, while providing them with a love of dance.

In our Studio you will find our Tumbling Room with mats and tumbling equipment, our magical Princess Room where Fairy Tales come to life!, and Studio 1 our main Dancing and Fitness Room. With three large studio rooms and a comfortable waiting room for parents, we look forward to introducing you and your child to the many opportunities at MFA Studios. 


Our Staff

Mayeisha Parker, Artistic Director at MFA Studios. Mayeisha teaches Fitness and Dance Classes.

Mayeisha Parker
Artistic Director, Fitness & Dance Instructor

Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Gymnastics, Acro, Lyrical Instructor at MFA Studios in Locust Grove, VA. Emily Critchfield is the Dance Director for MFA.

Emily Critchfield
Dance Director, Dance Instructor

Hip-Hop and Mini Hip-Hop Instructor at MFA Studios in Locust Grove, VA.

Jenn Clubb
Dance Instructor

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Elizabeth Verduci
Office Manager


Julie Heintz
Fitness Instructor

Bria Berry is a Fitness Instructor at MFA Studios.

Bria Berry
Fitness Instructor


Amy Bestic-Pennings
Fitness Instructor

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Melissa Ramsey
Front Desk

Elba Rivera is the Fitness Instructor for MFA Studios.

Elba Rivera
Fitness Instructor

Carolynn Williams is a Fitness Instructor at MFA Studios in Locust Grove, VA.

Carolynn Williams
Fitness Instructor

Yoga Instructor for MFA Studios.

Rebekah Conrad
Fitness Instructor

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Jodie Teates
Dance Instructor

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Damon Hill
Kickboxing & Martial Arts Instructor



Dance Student
I have been dancing with MFA for five years and have loved every one of my classes! My teachers are great and have really helped me to become much more confident in my dancing and myself. And I have made the best friends ever!

Fitness Member
MFA has truly been a life saver- the fitness classes have helped me to lose weight and become stronger. The support among members is inspiring and each class is challenging and fun! Instructors offer modifications to suit all members and are really invested in our health and wellness!

Mom of Tumbling Student
My daughter's instructor is not just teaching her tumbling skills, but is also an constant encourager! She looks forward to working on her skills each week and loves being a part of such a fantastic studio. We couldn't be happier!