Dance Infinity was founded by Jenny Johnston in 2016. Previously know as Dance! Laura Stilwell & Co. Jenny has stepped into the owenership role but the studio and beliefs all remain the same.
Classes for ages 3 to adult include ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical jazz, preschool creative movement, and musical theater.
As trained educators, the dance faculty focuses on developing a foundation of technique for all dancers. As students progress in their training, technique offers the building blocks for comprehensive skill progression. Learning choreography allows students to connect the componets of their technical training. Proper technique, along with the application in choreography, develops a dancer who is ready for any scenario they encounter - competition, scholarship auditions, professional auditions, and school dance tryouts.
Dance Infinity provides a positive environment for students to develope as dancers. The atmosphere in the studio is fun and nurturing and promotes confidence in our dancers. Recreational dance and competitive dance are both offered in the studio. The dance company is composed of dancers from first grade and older. The company is performing as well as competitive.
The goal is for all dancers, recreational and company members, to experience the joy of dancing and the confidence that comes with mastering new and difficult skills.
Dance Infinity provides a safe, fun, enriching and fulfilling dance training. We believe dance is a wonderful tool to foster positive self esteem, coordination and discipline. You are never too old to experience the joy of dance!
Jenny Fullington Johnston
A native of Benton, Jenny has 43 years of dance experience. After graduating from Bryant High School, she attended Oklahoma City University where she earned a Bachelor of Performing Arts degree. While at OCU she studied with great choreographers and faculty members, such as Jo Rowan, Lyn Kramer, Nikki Singer, Jennifer Medver, and Erin Robbins. Jenny had the privilege to perform each year with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic as a member of American Spirit Dance Company.
Jenny also has 7 years of professional dancing experience in Branson Missouri. She graced the stage as lead dancer with magician Kirby VanBurch and performed in side projects with country music artist Neil McCoy and The Oak Ridge Boys. Jenny also had the privilege of singing and dancing with Andy Williams.
The past 17 years, Jenny has been teaching Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Musical Theater in studios throughout the Central Arkansas area. She has been a part of Dance! Laura Stilwell & Company's staff for eight years.
Laura Roberson Stilwell
Laura has been dancing since the age of 2, only taking time off to have her children. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education from Hendrix College, Laura continued her education and dance training at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where she received her Master’s in Exercise Science & Physical Education. Her formal dance education was continued at the University of Nevada in Las Vagas.
While at the University of Arkansas, Laura studied the Chechetti method of Ballet. At the University of Nevada she studied Modern Contemporary with Louis Kavoures’, jazz with Gus Giordano, and musical theater with Craig Hempsted.
In addition to opening her own studio 25 years ago, Laura has continued to volunteer and reach out to the community of Saline County and Central Arkansas by offering her expertise in child development and physical education. She served as the Liturgical Dance Director of First United Methodist Church in Benton and a guest choreographer for many area church liturgical programs in the Little Rock Conference. Laura, along with her eldest daughter Katie, traveled to Ekatrinburg, Russia to conduct workshops as well as organize and perform in liturgical dance for The Return Church. The Return Church is a sister church of the United Methodist congregation.
Kristof began his classical ballet training at the age of 17, with William-Martin Viscount at the Southwest Ballet Center in Ft. Worth, Texas. Soon thereafter, he was awarded a full-paid scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, where he studied under the talents of Eleanor D’Antuono, Francesca Corkle, John Magnus, and Winthrop Corey. One year later, Kristof’s performance career took flight when he was invited to become a member of the Joffrey Ballet Concert Dancers (formally known as Joffrey II). He has been a featured guest artist with Butler Ballet, Mobile Ballet, and Ballet Arkansas, and has performed in workshop performances with Paul Taylor II Dance Company. Dance credits include Coppélia (Franz), Swan Lake (Russian soloist), Bizet (Pas de Six), Etudes (Pas de Six), Cinderella (Jester), The Rite of Spring, Men Dances, Four Strings, the Nutcracker, and Gaite Parisienne. As a member of the Broadway Theatre Project, Kristof furthered his dance, acting, and vocal training with Anne Reinking, Ben Vereen, Austin Pendleton, and Charlotte d’Amboise, performing in Fosse workshop performances. Theatre credits include the Windwood National tour of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Brother Daniel); 8 (Jeff Zarillo), The Tempest (Sprite), Damn Yankees (Lowe) with the Arkansas Repertory Theatre; Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate), Cabaret (Victor/ Max), Fiddler on the Roof (Mendel) with Argenta Community Theatre; The Sting (Kid Twist), The Man Who Came to Dinner (Butler), and Pippin (Love Song Ballet). In addition to stage work, Kristof has also appeared in such films as Perfect Machine (LRFF 2015 “Best Director” award winner), Theoria, God’s Not Dead 2, All the Birds Have Flown South, Monotony Broken, The Elevator Affair, Borderlands: Going Legendary, The Paperboy, and The Ernest Green Story. Other credits include television commercials for Landers Fiat, Arkansas Parks and Tourism, CollisionHub, Arkansas Adult Continuing Education, and Ms. Field’s Cookies. In 2011, New York City’s rockethub.com named Kristof as one of the “twelve most influential artists to keep an eye out for.”