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Sara Runyon

Sara Stathakis Runyon has been involved in dance for a number of years.  Her love for dance started at the early age of four, when she started taking ballet lessons with Melinda Burnette at Gidcomb-Burnette Dance Studio.  She continued dance classes in tap, jazz, ballet and pointe until 1997 when the dance studio closed its doors.  At that time, Sara was a member of the Lakeside Golddusters dance team, where she was later named Captain of her squad.  Sara became a teacher at Dance City during its inaugural year.  She has been a choreographer and instructor at the studio for four years.

Sara received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She is currently a Pre-K teacher with the Lakeside School District. Sara and her husband, Jeff, welcomed their first child, Samantha Grace, in September 2008.