Meet Our Talented Faculty
Owner & Instructor
A southern gentleman from Columbia, South Carolina, Bryan Ingram has always loved dance. In fact, he spent most of his free time since childhood utilizing opportunities to perform, develop original choreography, and teach others. Bryan began his official journey into the dance world while earning a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Despite having a later start with traditional training, at the age of 21, he quickly developed specialties in Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Contemporary. While studying at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, Bryan trained under influential instructors including Sandra Neels (former dancer of Merce Cunningham in New York City) and Marcus Alford (former dancer of the Gus Giordano Dance Co. in Chicago). He also was invited to complete a variety of intensives and master classes with the likes of Paul Taylor, Amy Marshall, Garth Fagan, and Christian Von Howard, in addition to master classes with the Alvin Ailey and Pilobolus Dance Companies.
In 2006, Bryan extended his professional career by performing in televised productions and with various dance companies in the Charlotte, North Carolina metropolitan area. Upon his graduation from college, he began performing abroad while working with various cruise lines (Royal Caribbean, Ltd., Norwegian Cruise Line, and Princess Cruises). After several years, his talents led him to a residential position working for Busch Gardens: Williamsburg (SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment under Bob Cline Casting), both performing and serving as choreography assistant to world-renowned Broadway choreographers and performers including Chase Brock (Spider-Man), Brad Bradley (Billy Elliot), Lisa Shiver (Jesus Christ Superstar), Karma Camp (Kiss of the Spiderwoman), and Matt West (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast).
To date, he has performed in over 15 countries, across six continents. Since his transition to Texas, Bryan has danced with companies and ensembles in the local DFW area such as Casa Mañana (West Side Story) and Arlington Music Hall (ChristmaSpectacular!). As the owner of Dance Axiom, Bryan has the expertise, determination, understanding, and compassion to assist each of our dancers to expand their knowledge in various dance styles as well as develop their artistry to a professional level whether they want to be professional or not.
Mrs. Abbie Norkett is a Fort Worth native and received her early dance training from North Central Ballet, under Les Jordan III, and later Ballet Academy of Texas, under Lisa Slagle. During these years, she was a member of both school’s student performing companies. Upon graduation from high school, Abbie attended the University of Arizona and studied ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, and tap on scholarship. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Arts with other academic honors. Mrs. Abbie has attended many summer intensives with American Ballet Theater, Ballet Austin, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Camp, and the Radio City Rockettes, many of which on merit scholarship. She has also won awards through Regional Dance America, Youth American Grand Prix, and the PULSE! On Tour Convention. Mrs. Abbie is a middle school teacher in Keller ISD. This is her third year with Dance Axiom and she couldn’t be happier to be back!
Mrs. Rachel Seldon was born and raised in the Mid-Cities and began dancing at the age of 3. Over the years, she has trained in many styles including Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Lyrical Hip Hop and Clogging. She competed at both the regional and National level as a part of her studio’s Competition Dance Company winning numerous awards and titles. During this time she also trained in the Convention circuit under choreographers such as Wade Robson, Doug Caldwell, Thommie Retter, and Joe Tremaine to name a few. She was also a member of the L.D. Bell High School Raiderette Drill Team for 3 years, serving as Lieutenant her Senior year of High School. Mrs. Rachel continued dancing in college as a member of the Texas Tech Pom Squad from 2005-2008. During this time she had the opportunity to perform for thousands of people at Nationally ranked Football and Basketball games, compete at the National Collegiate level and perform across the country. Since graduating in 2009 with a degree in Multidisciplinary Sciences, she has been teaching and training dancers of all ages and choreographing for students across the Metroplex. Her choreography has won numerous accolades and she continues to attend Teacher Seminars as well as professional development opportunities to continue advancing her knowledge of both Dance and Dance Education to give her students the best training possible.
Mr. Chris Wilson is a Native Texan from Lewisville that has been singing and dancing for over 20 years. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he received his degree in Music Education and has starred in numerous commercials and various productions (i.e. Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., and Holland America Cruise Line under Stiletto Ent.). Locally, he performed in various musicals such as RENT (OhLook Performing Arts Center), FAME (Rhythm Nation Studios), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Urban Arts Center), and Hair (Urban Arts Center) just to name a few.
Mr. Chris is extremely multi-talented where he played the Flute, Piccolo, & Clarinet in the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra and sung at various venues around the Dallas- Fort Worth metroplex (i.e. Texas Motor Speedway & Dallas Cowboy Stadium). He also performed with well renown artists such as LeAnn Rimes, Dionne Warwick, Victor Willis (Lead Singer of the Village People), Todrick Hall (YouTube and Broadway Veteran), and Scott Hoying (Pentatonix).
Aside from performing, Mr. Chris is an instructor and vocal director for various children’s programs like Dallas Summer Musicals Academy (DSMA) & iSchool High.
Allison started dance at 9 years old at Texas Youth Ballet Conservatory. Her ballet training continued at Dance Institute of Dallas where she received either first or second place in the Classical Ballet Festival for three consecutive years and the Award of Promise. She began to substitute teaching ages 4 to 12 at 14 years of age. Her areas of study have included Russian Classical Ballet, Ballet Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz and Hip Hop. She received instruction, through Master Classes, from world renown Russian Danseurs: Andrey Prikhodko and Valery Lantratov. She has danced various solo roles and Pas de Deux, including The Nutcracker Snow Queen, Ballerina Doll, Arabian, and Mirliton. Seeing the need to expand her creativity, she continued her training at The Epicenter for the Arts. There, she gained her passion for creating choreography and freestyle dancing. Outside of dance, Allison has a certification in A.B.A., working with Autistic children. One of her favorite passions is using her Adaptive Dance experience to teach special needs children. Allison believes the art of dance begins within, so her most important focus is to give individual attention to each dancer.