BC Dance​​

3610 Magnolia
Texarkana, Texas 75501
903-701-2233

Alumni
Rachel Johnson is the 19 yr old daughter of Mrs. Bethany. Rachel began dancing as a 2 yr old herself under the direction of her mother in Oklahoma at the Company B Dance Studio. At age 2 Rachel competed in Talent On Parade winning 3rd overall against competitors ages 8 and under. Since then she has counted the days until her next competition.
Rachel has won numerous overall awards and titles at both the local and state levels. She enjoys competing in local talent shows as well as national dance competitions, pageants, and volunteering in the community. Rachel was Miss Twin Rivers Outstanding Teen this summer where she placed 7th Overall out of 53 contestants and won Overall Most Photogenic. She was Miss Twin Rivers this past year and the Overall Alpha Lifestyle and Fitness Winner at Miss Texas. She also attended GoPro Pre Professional Workshop in Branson, Missouri where she had the opportunity to study with working choreographers in the industry and perform in a professional show Kidz Roc in 2017.
Currently, Rachel is studying at the University of Cental Oklahoma as a Dance Education major.
Rachel's favorite dance teachers include her mother, Nick Lazzarini, and Travis Wall. She hopes to tryout for the famous Dalla Cowboys cheerleaders this Spring and attend college on a Dance Scholarship. This  year she hopes to share her love for dance with the classes at BC Dance and looks forward to making many wonderful new dance memories.

Abby Cash is a Dance Performance graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma. While in Oklahoma Abby performed in the Kaleidoscope Dance Company under Tina Kambour as well as the American Spirit Dance Company directed by Jo Rowan. Abby has toured the country teaching for the Universal Dance Association as well as teaching various styles at local studios in Oklahoma City. Before her recent move to Florida she played Teresita in Lyric theater's summer production of West Side Story directed by Matthew Gardiner. Abby is currently seeing the world as a production dancer for the Regent Seven Seas Luxury Cruise Lines.
Katie Parker is a graduate of Pleasant Grove High School and has been dancing since she was seven years old. She has danced at BC Dance for eight years and has been competitive dancing for five yers. She is a former Hawks Cheerleader and has performed for various functions including national and regional dance competitions, conventions, school events, talent shows, and the Dancers Against benefit for 4 years in a row.
Katie has won numerous awards including Top overall titles, judges choice awards, and all star awards. She was Dancer of the Year at BC Dance in 2015 and also has won Top Lyrical, Jazz and Ballet. In 2012 she was awarded with a scholarship to go to NYC and has attended classes at Broadway Dance Center in New York City.
She is excited to teach the dancers and hopes to one day dance professionally with the Radio City Rockettes.


Emily Atkinson is a sophomore at the Univeersity of Arkansas. She has been dancing since she was 3 years old and competitively since she was 8. She has won numerous awards throughout her dance career. She has taken many dance classes from some amazing choreographers over the years, such as Travis Wall, Mandy  Moore, and Ray Leeper to name a few. She won a dance scholarship at Dance Directive in Little Rock in 2015. She alsp won a hip hop scholarship at Streetz convention in 2017 and made the cutting Edge national performance dance team in Branson missouri, where she was voted most photogenic. She was the 2017 dancer of the year for BC dance and won the 2017 Miss New Boston pageant. She won best performance and best interview and was awarded a $1000 scholarship. In 2018 Emily won a $250 Jazz Contemporary and Lyrical scholarship for Break the Floor Productions at the Jump convention. In college Emily represents her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha Epsilon where she participated in three dancing competitions, Greek sing, Carol of the Greeks, and Derby Days were they took 3rd place. Emily is working towards her dreams of becoming a Chiropractor and wants to some day tryout for the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.
Kaylea Knighton is a sophomore at Texas A&M University in College Station, Tx. She has competed for a total of 8 years and danced for 12. She was awarded a scholarship to attend a Ballet convention in California. She also had the honor of taking classes from michael Mayes and was even asked to have a pointe routine choreographed for her to compete. She was Miss Red River's Outstanding Teen in 2018 where she also competed at Miss Texas. She also competed in the Miss Pleasant Grove Pageant at her school where she placed 1st runner up. This past summer she attended a professional cheerleading clini where she was the recipient of a $150 scholarship. She also auditioned with about 350 other women for the Houston Texans Cheerleaders. She was a Houston Texans finalist amd made it to training camp! She is still taking danceclasses and working towards her dreams of becoming a Sports Broadcast Journalist and a Profession NFL Cheerleader.
Alex Leonard  is a seasoned performer who has been dancing for over 15 years. She began competing at age 10 and became a student of Bethany’s in 2006. Upon the opening of BC Dance, Alex became an assistant teacher and senior company member in 2010. In her years of competing, under Mrs. Cavinder Cox, Alex won numerous awards and scholarships such as the Go Pro Intensive Scholarship, and 1st overall soloist. She has performed across the country in productions from Branson to New York City. She is veteran in the pageant circuit, winning titles such as Miss Southeast Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen, and has competed in the Miss teen Oklahoma pageant. Alex was a founding member and captain of her high school dance team and in her senior year was awarded numerous dance scholarships to schools such as Oklahoma City University and the University of Central Oklahoma.

Alex graduated from Idabel High School in 2012 as an honor graduate and has continued dancing since relocating to the OKC metro area. Collegiately, she was a member of the Sooner Dance Company, as well as won awards for her choreography and performance in the University of Oklahoma’s legendary University Sing.

Alex began choreographing as well as judging several talent shows and pageants in the last two years. Currently, Alex is a member of the University of Central Oklahoma dance team under the direction of nationally recognized coaches Lindsay Doescher and Emily Carter Shock. Alex currently resides in Edmond, Oklahoma and is a sophomore at UCO. She is majoring in Public Relations and Organizational Communication. She hopes to continue performing, teaching, and choreographing and is excited to be a part of BC Dance as an alumni.
Jessica Vickers started dancing at 2 years old. When she first set her pink ballet shoes on the stage, she knew it was her calling. The stage was simply where she wanted to be. When she turned 12, she decided she would use her passion for dance for an even larger purpose, bringing a non-profit organization called "Dancers Against Cancer" to Texarkana. Jessica has raised funds for breast cancer awareness through DAC for the past 6 years, raising about $20,000 to date.

Jessica has been dancing for 18 years, competitively for 8. In 2013, at the age of 19 she decided to form her own non-profit "City Hearts," and continue using the performing arts to raise funds for cancer awareness. Throughout her years of dance she has received numerous awards, as well as pageant and recognition awards. Jessica was a TOP Starz dancer for Talent On Parade Nationals, has been nominated twice as a Go Pro Dancer, in 2009 and 2014. She received a Jazz scholarship at the prominent NUVO competition and convention in Dallas, Texas this past year. Just recently, Jessica was selected as a Dancer of the Year Finalist at Celebration Talent.

Jessica has a slight obsession with the hit TV series "So You Think You Can Dance," and her all-time favorite dancer is SYTYCD Season 7 winner, Lauren Froderman. Her favorite choreographers are Mia Michaels, Dana Foglia, Kim McSwain, Stacey Tookey, Travis Wall, and of course, Mrs. Bethany Cavinder-Cox herself. Each one has inspired Jessica in their own way, driving her further towards her goals and helping her realize her true potential. She looks forward to working with Bethany to become a stronger dancer and teacher. Jessica plans to audition for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders in the near future (with Mrs. Bethany's help of course!)