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Instructors

Melissa Meadows Marcum (Owner/Choreographer)

Melissa began dance at the age of three taking classes in tap and ballet, and later in jazz and baton. During her Junior High school years, she taught dance and baton for the Beverly Hills Youth Football League. In High School, she was a member of the Huntington High Pony Express Majorette Corps for 2 years and the Slight Touch Dance Team for 3 years. She began teaching again while attending college at Marshall University. In the fall of 2002, she opened Premiere Dance Studio. Melissa's primary focus is with preschool and elementary children teaching Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Baton and Mommy & Me. She also enjoys choreographing outside the studio for area Theater groups and local high schools. She currently is working with First Stage Theater and Fairland High School. Melissa has two wonderful children, Katelyn and Ryan and is from Huntington, WV.

Kim Adkins

Kim teaches Baton classes at PDS. She attended Oceana High school, where she was a Majorette for 4 years and Head Majorette her senior year. She then  attended Marshall University receiving a Bachelor's degree in Business Management. While at MU, she twirled with the Marching Thunder in 1983 and 1984. Kim's daughter, Alexis, has danced with PDS since 2006. 

MaryBeth Freeman

MaryBeth began dance at age 11 yrs taking Jazz and Baton at Nancy’s School of Dance in Huntington, WV. In 1990-93, she attended Barboursville HS where she twirled as a Majorette and was named Head Majorette her Senior year.  After graduation, she attended Marshall University where she received a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Learning Disabilities. She also was a member of the MU Thundering Herd Majorette Corp in 1993-94. She currently teaches 4th grade at The Village of Barboursville Elementary School. She and her husband, Don, have 2 children, Robbie and Jillian.

Shea Goodrich

Shea is a Pediatric Resident Physician at Marshall Pediatrics. She began dancing at age 3 with ballet and tap and later took classes in gymnastics and jazz. She has danced on Huntington High School ’s Dance team, Christ Temple Church ’s Dance team, and has had classes at MU in tap, modern, folk, African drum, and musical dance theatre. She taught tap at Premiere during college and medical school and is excited to be back at the studio again.

Alyssa Hall

Alyssa began dance at the age of 3 years taking tap and ballet. She later took classes in tap, jazz, pre pointe, and hip hop. She is a graduate of Huntington High School where she served as a member of the HHS Highlander band on the Dance Team. Alyssa is a sophomore at Marshall University majoring in Nursing and is a member of the MU Marching Thunder Color Guard. 

Haley Maynard

Haley is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and native of Huntington. She began dancing at age 4, but spent her years of ballet with Ella Hay. Most recently, she danced with Nina Scattaregia of the Augusta Youth Ballet and in Wesleyan's dance program. During her teens, Haley was involved with First Stage Theatre Company and Huntington Outdoor Theatre, many times serving as dance captain, assistant, or choreographer. Before teaching at Premiere, Haley was employed by Alpha Delta Pi sorority in Atlanta, GA. She is in graduate school at Marshall University and is thrilled to be teaching at PDS for her third year.

Katelyn McGuffin

Katelyn is a Sophomore at Marshall University studying Communications in the Honors College. She plans to Minor in Dance as well. She enters her 17th year of dance having taken classes in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Baton, Hip Hop, Modern, and Lyrical. She has been in several community theater musicals including as well as many in her church and schools. She has directed choreography and skits for New Baptist Church's youth and children and for Premiere Dance Studio's Summer Dance classes. Katelyn teaches Lyrical and Hip Hop classes.

Misty Williamson

Misty began dancing at the age of 3 at Charlotte’s Dance School in Morgantown, WV.  She took classes there for 13 years taking tap and jazz.   Misty earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from West Virginia University and a Master of Science Degree in Forensic Science from Marshall University.  She currently is a Forensic DNA Analyst at the Marshall University Forensic Science Center as well as an adjunct faculty member in the MU Forensic Science Graduate Program.  She is married to Todd and they have a daughter, Marra.

Caitlin Wilson
Kaitlynn Coe
Brooke Tucker

News and Events


Premiere Dance Studio 2014-2015
 Fall Registration

Registration Information

Smal Line

Former Students
Monday, July 28 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, July 29 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm 

Open Registration:
Tuesday, July 29 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Thursday, July 31 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 14 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm 

Smal Line

September  2
First day of Dance Classes

Contact Us:

716 6th Street
Huntington, WV 25701

(304) 523-5152

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Hours of Operation

Monday: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

These are the general times that dance classes are held.  Other classes may be held in sessions and offered at other days/times. If you would like to make an appointment to visit the studio, 
please call 523-5152 to set up a time.